Michelle Coakley, Attorney

Michelle joined the Law Office of Autumn Witt Boyd because she loves working with creative, energetic, and motivated professionals – people who turn great ideas into realities.

Since graduating law school in 1998, Michelle has advised many growing businesses, vigorously pursuing their legal claims in court and helping them work through a wide array of contract and employment law issues.  Whether you need an agreement drafted, advice regarding overtime pay and employee medical leaves, or to defend against a charge of discrimination, Michelle is ready to help. She has extensive experience drafting and litigating contract terms, and aims to help clients find sound legal footing so you can do what you do best – grow your business.

Michelle graduated from Michigan State University with honors, and Wayne State University Law School in Detroit cum laude.  She then joined Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer and Weiss, P.C., a large metro-Detroit firm, first as an associate, ultimately becoming a shareholder.  In 2011, she relocated to Chattanooga, Tennessee with her children and husband when he accepted a job opportunity.

Michelle is licensed to practice in both Michigan and Tennessee.

Chattanooga quickly felt like home to Michelle and her family, so she’s become involved in the community through PTA leadership and fundraising at her children’s schools, serving on committees at Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church, and volunteering monthly at the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House.

When she’s not working, Michelle loves running, practicing yoga, reading and talking about great books, cheering on juvenile athletes, and traveling to interesting corners of the world.