Michelle C. Howard

North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Email mchoward@wardandsmith.com
828.348.6024 Fax 828.348.6077
Post Office Box 2020, Asheville, NC 28802-2020

Michelle joined Ward and Smith in 2019 as a litigation paralegal in our Asheville office.  She has 20 years of litigation experience with 16 of those years at a securities litigation firm in central Florida prior to relocating to North Carolina in 2017.  Michelle assists attorneys across all our offices with general civil litigation matters including construction, guardianship, and business litigation.


  • Associate of Secretarial Science, Castleton University
  • Business Administration, Barry University

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Asheville Area Paralegal Association
  • North Carolina Notary Public
  • Buncombe County Guardian ad Litem

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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2024
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 20234

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