Divorce and Family Law Attorney

Michelle Purvis

Southlake Divorce Attorney

Michelle Purvis represents clients in all areas of family law, including divorce, property division, child custody, visitation and possession orders, child support, spousal support, and marital agreements.


  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section
  • Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association
  • Texas Bar College
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Southlake Chamber of Commerce
  • Gateway Church


Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science in English from the University of Houston-Downtown in 1995 and her J.D. from South Texas College of Law in December 1998. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in May 1999. Michelle received trial advocacy training in law school by participating in South Texas College of Law's moot court competitions and through the law school's advocacy courses. She also completed a summer internship at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston. A summer clerkship at an insurance defense firm made it clear to Michelle that her passion was in representing the interests of individuals rather than corporations or insurance companies. This desire led Michelle to the practice of family law.

Prior to moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Michelle worked at a large family law firm in Houston and handled complex family law cases, including highly contested divorces, custody disputes, and cases with high-net worth estates. In Houston, Michelle worked with and was trained by several of Texas' pre-eminent family law trial attorneys. She developed a commitment to exceptional representation and providing high-quality legal services. Her most rewarding experiences are found in bringing solutions to clients with complicated family matters such as complex financial issues, high-conflict child custody cases, and cases involving challenging circumstances.

Continuing Legal Education

Michelle has written continuing legal education articles and has spoken at numerous family law continuing legal education seminars throughout the state. Michelle also works to continually refine her trial and courtroom-advocacy skills. She was trained by top family law litigators, jurists, and forensic experts from across the country at the National Family Law Trial Institute’s litigation skills course.


Michelle is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association, the Texas Bar College, and the Texas Family Law Foundation. In Southlake, Michelle is a member of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce and Gateway Church.

Zealously Advocates for Clients

Client Testimonials

    She has my highest recommendation!

    Professional, knowledgeable, and methodical!

  • Joy S.

    I am very grateful for her help and expertise.

  • Carmen R.

    I highly recommend her.

  • Kel C.

    Her professionalism is outstanding.

  • Electric Beach Tans

    Michelle has an amazing work ethic. It keeps her striving every day to learn more about the law even though her knowledge of family law supersedes far beyond expectations already.

  • M.W.

    Highly recommend divorce lawyer, child custody lawyer, and family lawyer, Michelle Purvis. Skilled, seasoned, and strong attorney that works hard. She adamantly protects clients rights, is a great communicator and the attention to detail is superb! Michell

  • Mike W.

    Where to begin? Michelle is responsive, engaged, encouraging, and sincere. She listens thoughtfully and asks the right questions, and she knows the law.

  • Charlotte

    Michelle is one of the most intelligent people I have ever been in contact with. She is a very hard working person and cares so much about her clients. Her knowledge of the law shows how much she has vested in her profession.

  • Mike W.

    Michelle is a fantastic attorney with an attention to details! She works hard for her clients and has the best heart!

  • Laurie E.

    Michelle Purvis comes highly recommended, her knowledge of the law, integrity, passion for serving others and effortless work ethic put her at the very top of the list.

  • Mike B.

    Extremely hard worker and always has your best interest at all times. Very intelligent and truly cares for your well-being. Could not have a better representative.

  • Ayana M.

    Michelle was referred to me from a friend and it was a blessing. She took care of my case wisely, she has a great knowledge of the law she gave me the assistance I needed to go through the entire process of my complicated case.

  • KT E.

    Michelle Purvis is brilliantly talented in law and the best in her field. Will work hardest to ensure successful outcome for you, taking care of your best interests and that of your family. Astute knowledge of the law.

  • Beverly D.

    Michelle is such a caring, personable lawyer. She takes care of all the legal needs of her clients and is very well educated. Michelle's understanding of Family Law is outstanding!

  • Betsy S.

    Michelle Purvis is a compassionate, knowledgeable, and skilled professional.

  • Julia V.

    Michelle is a smart, dedicated driven attorney that will work night and day for her clients with the utmost integrity at all times. If you need an aggressive attorney Michelle is your lady! I cant recommend her enough.

  • Dorothy W.

    Michelle Purvis is an outstanding attorney, very knowledgeable, intelligent, diligent, compassionate, high integrity person. She cares about her clients, loves what she does and it shows!

  • Rob R.

    Michelle is absolutely amazing! She possesses a unique combination of being hard nosed, pragmatic, and compassionate all at the same time. She will fight for you every step of the way.

  • Doug P.

    Michelle is someone I have known and respected for many years and her breadth of experience was incredibly helpful with my divorce.

  • Leah W.

    Michelle is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer, especially Family Law. I wouldn’t trust anyone else to handle our family’s circumstances and am forever grateful for all that she has done for our family.

  • Kerri E.

    This lady will work endlessly to ensure her clients are taken care of! She really knows the law and is an awesome trial attorney!

Results-Oriented, Personalized Approach

  • Powerful Work Ethic & Dedication to Your Case
  • Extensive Knowledge & Passion to Fight for You
  • Years of Experience in the Courtroom

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