Michelle Adams Thuillier

Associate Attorney

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Michelle Adams Thuillier is a family law attorney and a Certified Public Accountant in both Texas and California.  Michelle was named a Texas Rising Star in 2013, 2014 and 2016, a Thomson Reuters business published in Texas Monthly magazine.

Before joining Flowers Law Firm, a Houston, Texas based family law firm, Michelle practiced family law exclusively at Jenkins & Kamin and then KoonsFuller.  Ms. Thuillier has also contributed to the study of family law and has published numerous legal articles on the subject.

In 1997, Michelle graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas, with her Bachelor of Science in accounting. She then worked for eight years in accounting and finance with companies such as Deloitte and Apple, before pursuing her law degree.  While in law school at South Texas College of Law, she was a member of the law review, was the Managing Editor of the Texas Journal of Business Law and was published in the South Texas Law Review on the subject of marital property.  Michelle also competed nationally as both a moot court brief writer and oral advocate where she won best brief at a national competition and her team placed second overall. She also interned for a federal judge and the First Court of Appeals.  Following law school, Ms. Thuillier was admitted to practice law before the state courts of Texas as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Michelle’s education and years of experience as a practicing CPA proves invaluable in complex property division cases and in the location of hidden assets. This experience has also allowed her to be particularly helpful to those who own businesses or who are trying to unwind years of commingled assets.  Michelle is also an outstanding writer and excellent at trial preparation.

Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant, Texas and California
  • Mediator, Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas, 2008
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Education:

  • South Texas College of Law, 2008, Juris Doctorate
    • South Texas Law Review
    • Texas Journal of Business Law, Managing Editor
    • Dean’s Honor List
    • Finalist and Best Brief, National Products Liability Moot Court Competition
    • Semifinalist, Justice Mack Kidd Administrative Law Moot Court Competition
    • Shook, Hardy & Bacon Outstanding Legal Writing Award
  • University of Texas at Dallas, 1997, Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Honors and Awards:

  • Named a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star 2013, 2014 and 2016, a Thomson Reuters business published in Texas Monthly magazine

Published Works:

  • Drafting the Perfect Petition: Divorce, SAPCR, and More, Advanced Family Law Drafting, 2013
  • The Reconstituted Estate and Fraud, Advanced Family Law Seminar, State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • Recap of 2011 Spousal Maintenance and 2013 Legislative Update, Houston Northwest Bar Association, 2013
  • The Reconstituted Estate and Fraud, Marriage Dissolution,State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • The Reconstituted Estate, Advanced Family Law Seminar, State Bar of Texas, 2012
  • Valuing the Reconstituted Estate, Marriage Dissolution, State Bar of Texas, 2012
  • Legislative Update, Family Law Conference, South Texas College of Law, 2012
  • Business Entities from a Family Law Perspective, Family Law on the Front Lines, University of Texas Law School, 2010
  • Divorce and Defined Benefit Plans: Retiring Twenty-Five Years of Unjust Division in Berry v. Berry, 49 S. TEX. L. REV. 753, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Burta Rhoads Raborn American Inns of Court
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
    • Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee
    • Fee Dispute Committee
    • Membership Committee
    • Judicial Polls Committee
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions:

  • KoonsFuller, P.C. - Associate Attorney
  • Jenkins & Kamin, L.L.P. - Associate Attorney
  • Court of Appeals, First District of Texas, Justice George C. Hanks, Jr. - Judicial Intern
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Judge Thad Heartfield - Judicial Intern
  • Apple, Inc. - Litigation Analyst and Internal Auditor
  • Fatbrain.com/BarnesandNoble.com - Senior Director, Finance
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP - Auditor