English, Michele Lynn

Michele Lynn English

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Michele English’s practice is focused in the areas of wills, trusts, and estates; taxation; elder law; family law; simple criminal defense; and real estate law. She is licensed and admitted to the North Carolina State Bar. She is also admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court. Michele is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Judicial District 15B Bar Association.

Michele received a Master of Laws In Taxation (LL.M.) degree from The University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law in Gainesville, FL; her J.D., cum laude, from Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, FL; and a B.A. in English, cum laude, from Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC.

During her time at the Maitland Law Firm, PLLC, Michele has focused on providing personalized solutions to each and every client for a wide range of legal issues.  Michele has advised numerous clients on current tax and estate planning laws and strategies and has managed to incorporate and apply these concepts into her other areas of practice as well.

Outside of work, Michele enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons and volunteering for community projects. She has served as an assistant coach and team mom for both little league baseball and youth soccer. Michele also took on the role of Playground Planning Committee Member and Playground Builder for one of Disney’s Kaboom projects in Orlando, FL. Michele currently serves as social coordinator for her neighborhood community association.


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • LL.M. - 2012
    • Major: Taxation
  • Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, Florida
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Graduated in Top 10% of Graduating Class
    • Honors: Florida A&M University Foundation Scholarship Recipient, Fall 2008
    • Honors: Florida A&M Private Scholarship Recipient, 2010-2011
    • Honors: Dean's List Honors
    • Honors: Book Award Recipient for: Estate and Gift Taxation, Federal Income Taxation, Criminal Law, Trial Practice, Professional Responsibility, Advanced Torts: Economic and Dignitary Harms, and Immigration Law
    • Honors: Law Review: Florida A&M University College of Law Review, Staff Editor, 2009-2011
  • Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Recipient
    • Major: English

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Income Tax Supervisor and Tax Preparer
  • Playground Planning Committee Member
  • Playground Builder for one of Disney’s Kaboom projects in Orlando, FL
  • Little league baseball and youth soccer, Assistant coach and team mom

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina State Bar, 2011 to Present
  • American Bar Association, 2008 to Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, 2012 to Present
  • 15B Bar Association, 2012 to Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 2012 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning, including Living Wills, Powers of Attorney and Appointment, Wills, and Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Guardianship and Conservatorships
  • Family Law, including Divorce, Child Custody and Support, Alimony and Spousal Support, and Separation and Prenuptial Agreement
  • Elder Law
  • Taxation, including Estate and Gift Tax, Income Tax, Excise Tax, Property Tax, and Sales and Use Tax
  • Real Estate, including Foreclosure and Residential Closings
  • Business Formations
  • Contract Review
  • Immigration
  • Traffic

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2011
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2012