Scottsdale Divorce Lawyer | Owens & Perkins, Attorneys at Law

Michelle J. Perkins, Esq.

Founding the Firm

After being admitted to the practice of law in 1994, Ms. Perkins was a sole practitioner for two years before forming Owens & Perkins with her maternal grandfather, C.D. Owens.
No one else in the family is an attorney and Michelle had the wonderful privilege of working side by side with her grandfather for 23 years. After an extraordinary 68-year legal career, C.D. retired in 2017. We literally have generations representing generations.

Background

Attorney Michelle Perkins is well known for her practice in the areas of family law, estate planning, and probate, including representing generations of clients whose families have been represented by the firm since Mr. Owens arrived in Arizona back in 1967. Things have certainly changed over the years, but through good times and bad, the firm has been here for our valued clients, and in 2017 the firm celebrated its 50 Year Anniversary.

Ms. Perkins’ professional organizations include the Arizona Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, an organization dedicated to transforming the lives of entrepreneurs who transform the world of business, and Successful Women Owners Network (“SWON”), recognizing women who embody innovation, growth, community service and lifetime achievement.


In recognition of her outstanding work, some of her most notable achievements include:

  • Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer by the Legal Community / 2018 – 2021
  • Top Lawyers—For Excellence and Achievement by the Arizona Republic / 2015 – 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated—Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal ability and Ethical Standards by both peers and Judges—Martindale-Hubbell / 2014 – 2021
  • Client Champion Platinum by Martindale-Hubbell / 2017 – 2021
  • Arizona’s Top Lawyers by AZ Business Magazine / 2012 / 2014
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Successful Women Owners Network (“SWON”), Republic Media, Arizona Republic / 2016
  • 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business by AZ Business Magazine / 2013
  • Lifetime Achievement Award—America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell / 2013 – 2015
  • Nation’s Top 1% by National Association of Distinguished Counsel / 2015 – 2017
  • “10 Best” by the American Institute of Family Law / 2017
  • Client’s Choice Award by Avvo / 2012—2021
  • Award of Excellence by Scottsdale Bar Association / 2009
  • Top 5% of family law lawyers by Southwest / 2007


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Arizona Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’
Organization (11 years)

Successful Women Owners Network
(“SWON”)

Ms. Perkins believes in giving back and has held many pro bono positions over the years, including serving as:

  • Chair of the Maricopa County Bar Family Law Section
  • Serving on the Superior Court Domestic Relations/Mental Health Committee
  • Board Member of the Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Board Member of the Homeless Legal Assistance Project
  • Serving as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court in family law and probate matters, with an emphasis on settlement conferences for complex, high asset, high conflict litigation.

Avvo – 5-Star Rating out of 96 Reviews

Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rated – 2021
Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards

Black and cream electronic plaque with lettering that reads "Michelle J. Perkins Highest Possible Rating in Both legal ability and ethical standards"

Three Best Rated – Best Divorce Lawyers in Scottsdale

Martindale-Hubbel Client Champion Award – Platinum | 2020

Silver electronic plaque with black lettering that reads "Client Champion 2020"

The American Registry America’s Most Honored Lawyers – Top 1% | 2020

Scottsdale Airpark News – 2020 Top Airpark Lawyers

Black and white round logo with text that reads 'Scottsdale Airpark news 2020 Top Airpark Lawyers'

Martindale Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rated – Judicial Edition 2020
Highest Possible Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards

Avvo – Top-Rated Lawyer 2020

Martindale Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rated – 2020
Highest Possible Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards

The Arizona Republic – Top Lawyers of Arizona | 2020

Lawyers.com – AV Preeminent Rated | 2019

Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rated – Judicial Edition | 2019

Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rated | 2019

Martindale-Hubbell – Client Champion “Platinum” Award | 2019

Arizona Republic Top Lawyers | 2019

Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rating | 2019

Client’s Choice Award by Avvo | 2012-2020

The Arizona Republic – Top Lawyers of Arizona | 2015-2016, 2018-2020

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated | 2018

The Arizona Republic – Top Lawyers of Arizona | 2018

Avvo – Top-Rated Lawyer Award | 2018

Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rated | 2018

Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rating – Judicial Edition | 2018

Avvo – Top-Rated Lawyer | 2017

“10 Best” by the American Institute of Family Law | 2016

Martindale-Hubbell – Client Distinction Award | 2013-2015

Lifetime Achievement Award, Successful Women Owners Network | 2016

Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Award – Platinum | 2017

Arizona Business Magazine – Arizona’s Top Lawyers | 2012, 2014

Arizona Business Magazine 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona | 2013

Scottsdale Bar Association – Award of Excellence | 2009

Southwest Super Lawyers – Top 5% of Family Law Lawyers | 2007

Martindale Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rated – Highest Possible Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards – Judge and peer reviewed

Martindale-Hubbell Award for Michelle Perkins’ 25th Anniversary of practicing law

Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rated for 5 consecutive years

Nation’s Top 1% by National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Lifetime Achievement Award – America’s Top 100 Attorneys

What Sets Us Apart?

We Treat Our Clients Like Family

Family Owned and Operated

Highly-Rated and Recognized

90+ Years Combined Legal Experience

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