P. Michelle Freeman joined Fleet, Smith & Freeman in 2012 as an associate attorney and became a shareholder in January of 2020. She received her undergraduate degree from Furman University in 2005 and received her law degree in 2010 from Florida Coastal School of Law. Michelle grew up in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, and after working for a Jacksonville firm after law school, decided to come back to her hometown to further pursue her career as an attorney.
Michelle is a member of the Florida Bar Association, Okaloosa County Bar Association, First Judicial Circuit Bench/Bar Professionalism Committee, Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, Destin Chamber of Commerce and the Walton County Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves on the Board of the Northwest Florida State College Foundation, previously served on the Board of the Young Lawyers Division of the Okaloosa Bar Association and was President of that Board in 2014-2015. Michelle, whose father is a community banker, continues to be involved in the banking community by attending events and growing her relationships within the community.
Michelle enjoys traveling, water sports, fishing, getting involved in her community, and spending time with her family. Michelle recently got married in December 2019 and is excited for this next phase in her life with her husband, who is also an attorney.
Michelle concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate transactions and closings; evictions and landlord/tenant disputes, both residential and commercial; foreclosure defense; bank foreclosures; boundary disputes; probate; judgment collection; creditors’ rights; general business law, including formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships; and general civil litigation. Michelle can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org