Michelle Barton King was born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Miami. After graduating from Miami Palmetto Senior High School, she attended and graduated from University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (minor in Sociology) in 1992.
After graduating with a Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University Law School in 1998, Ms. Barton King practiced law at a boutique family law firm in Coconut Grove, Florida. Thereafter, she became an associate at a mid-size firm in Hollywood, Florida where she practiced insurance defense, with a focus on automobile accidents. In 2004, Ms. Barton King became an associate in one of the country’s largest minority owned law firms, in Coral Gables, Florida, where she continued to practice insurance defense and expanded her legal focus to premises liability, product liability, high value automobile accidents, toxic tort, wrongful death, negligent security and property damage (residential/commercial) cases.
Michelle is committed and very active in giving back to the South Florida community by serving on the Board of Directors for several local organizations, being active on several Florida Bar Committees over the years and by serving as a Council Member of the Coconut Grove Village Council as Secretary (2011-2013).