Michelle Fontenot attended college and graduate school at The University of Texas, where she received B.A.’s in History and Psychology and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. After working as a counselor in the Seattle area for over 15 years, she attended Seattle University’s School of Law where she graduated cum laude and earned her J.D. in 2009. Since graduating from law school, Michelle has worked as a lawyer in both nonprofit and private practice, primarily in family law. Michelle returned to the Austin area in 2019 and worked for the State Bar of Texas, first as the Grievance Referral Program Manager and currently as director for the Texas Lawyer’s Assistance Program. Michelle is passionate about combining both her law and counseling degrees in each of her job pursuits. Michelle is licensed in both Texas and Washington State.