Michelle "Shelly" R. Williams
White Peck Carrington, LLP
Address: 26 Broadway
Mount Sterling, KY 40353

Membership: Kentucky Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationMontgomery County Bar Association
University: Eastern Kentucky University, B.S., Criminal Justice, 1981, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, J.D., 1990; University of Kentucky College of Law
Admitted: 1991, Kentucky; 1993, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
Biography: Michelle R. "Shelly" Williams is a native of Mount Sterling, Kentucky and has been engaged in general practice at White Peck Carrington since 1991, initially focusing on general practice, family law and estate work. Shelly attended law school as a non-traditional student at age 27 after working in the court system for seven years. She worked as a Pre-Trial Officer interviewing inmates to assist in setting bonds and monitoring defendants for court. Shelly then worked for the Administrative Office of the Courts in the appellate, probate, and civil divisions of the circuit clerk's office. While working full time and as a wife and mother, she commuted from her hometown of Mount Sterling to Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law for two years then became a transient law student her last year at the University of Kentucky College of Law. She believes she received the best legal education from both worlds by attending two very different law schools. The majority of the students at Chase had families and full-time jobs and the professors were practicing attorneys. The professors at the University of Kentucky were scholarly and very professional. For the past 20 years, Shelly has concentrated on family law, focusing on custody, timesharing, child support disputes, adoptions, and juvenile issues. As a family practitioner, Ms. Williams is trained as a mediator and mediates independent cases to assist clients in disputes. In 2002, Shelly began representing school boards. She has attended numerous national conferences and state-wide conferences on a regular basis to stay on top of the cutting edge of educational issues. She serves on the Kentucky Bar Association Education Section as its Chair and also serves on the Kentucky School Board Association Board of Directors for the Council of School Board Attorneys as Vice-President. Shelly is the mother of three children and is married to her high school sweetheart. She enjoys traveling throughout the United States and abroad, particularly visiting art museums. Professional Associations and Memberships - Morehead State University/Mount Sterling Extended Campus Advisory Council, Member, 2011 - Present - Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Hospital Foundation Non-profit to raise, support, assist programs, technology, and education for the community hospital, Member - Kentucky Bar Association, Education Section, Chair, 2011 - Present - National School Boards Association, Member, 2002 - Present - Kentucky Council School Board Attorneys (CSBA), Member, 2002 - Present - Kentucky Council School Board Attorneys, Director, 2008 - Present - Kentucky Council School Board Attorneys, Secretary, 2008 - Present - Kentucky Council School Board Attorneys, Vice President, 2008 - Present - Family Law Area, Mediator, 2000 - Present - CommUNITY Development, Inc., a Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Unifying the Community Efforts, Built and Maintain a Community Center, Board of Directors, 1997 - Present - Montgomery County Education Foundation, Board of Directors, 1994 - Present - Montgomery County Arts Council, Counsel, 1992 - Present - Montgomery County Arts Council, Member, 1992 - Present - Kentucky Bar Association (KBA), Member, 1991 - Present - Mt. Sterling/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Secretary to the Board, Board of Directors, 1991 - 1997 - Kentucky Law Enforcement Council - Appointed by Governor, 1996 - 2008 - Kentucky Bar Association, Member Elect of the House of Delegates, 1997 - 2001 - Kentucky Recreation and Parks Society, Member, 1994 - 1998 - Montgomery County Recreation Commission Programs and Finance Committee, Board of Directors, 1993 - 1997 - American Bar Association (ABA), Member, 1991 - 2001 - Family Law Section of (KBA), Member, 1991 - Present - Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (KATA), Member, 1991 - 2008