Mediator's Profile


Michelle Perkins

Business Name: Owens & Perkins, P.C.

After being admitted to the practice of law in 1994, Michelle Perkins was a sole practitioner for two years before forming Owens & Perkins with her maternal grandfather, C.D. Owens, whom she she worked side by side with for 23 years, before he retired in 2017.

As a legal professional, Michelle mediates all forms of divorce and family law, inclusive of child custody & child support matters, divorce, high net worth divorce, legal separation, spousal maintenance, paternity, parenting time, and modifications of current family law court orders.

Every family is different; therefore, every family will have different needs when it comes to divorce and family law.  No matter the subject matter or the complexity of the issues at hand, your family deserves final orders that are tailor-made for your needs, which may include:

  • Allocation of assets and debts in high asset/high net worth cases
  • The division of multiple businesses
  • Determination of alimony or spousal support
  • Outlining child custody, or legal decision-making agreements
  • Creating a parenting plan and parenting time schedule
  • Determining child support
  • Probate Mediation

Conveniently located in Scottsdale, Arizona, Owens & Perkins is equipped with ample space and up-to-date technology for accommodating a wide range of Mediation needs.

We utilize both a large, spacious conference room with space for large mediations including multiple attorneys and parties, as well as smaller office spaces for accommodating break-out sessions, or caucuses, with each party and their attorney.


  • Arizona State University College of Law, Doctor of Law (J.D.), 1994
  • Superior Court of Arizona 40 Hour Mediation Training Program, September, 2001
  • The Mediation Agency 40 Hour Mediation Training Program, July, 2006.


  • Scottsdale Bar Association – Award of Excellence / 2009

Notable achievements include:

  • The American Registry – America’s Most Honored Lawyers Top 1% / 2020-2021
  • The American Registry – America’s Most Honored Professionals Top 1% / 2016-2019
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Nation’s Top 1% / 2015 – 2017
  • The American Institute of Family Law – “10 Best” / 2017
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys – Lifetime Achievement Award

Community Involvement

  • Chair of the Maricopa County Bar Family Law Section
  • Serving on the Superior Court Domestic Relations/Mental Health Committee
  • Board Member of the Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Board Member of the Homeless Legal Assistance Project
  • Serving as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court in family law and probate matter


  • Arizona Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, an organization dedicated to transforming the lives of entrepreneurs, and Successful Women Owners Network (“SWON”), recognizing women who embody innovation, growth, community service and lifetime achievement.

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