A. Michelle Fulton is a distinguished attorney based in League City, Texas. With over sixteen years of experience, Ms. Fulton is the founder of The Fulton Law Firm, PLLC, a boutique Christian firm, where she focuses her practice on family law. For her high-quality, compassionate, and affordable legal services, she has been recognized as a top family lawyer by H-Texas Magazine and Houstonia, and has been listed as a Top Ten Family Lawyer by the Institute of Family Lawyers for three years running.
Influenced by her family to go into a field that would allow her help people improve their lives, Ms. Fulton originally intended to go into estate planning and probate law. As she tells it, her practice naturally evolved into a family law firm over the years:
I experienced my own personal tragedies, which fueled my desire to help families avoid the mistakes that I saw firsthand—mistakes which could have been avoided with proper planning. But the majority of the clients that came in wanted help with divorce-related issues and it turned out that I had a talent for negotiation and compromise. I had also gone through a divorce myself, so I knew there was a need for families to learn effective co-parenting and get through their traumas without bitterness and hostility.
At the Fulton Law Firm, Ms. Fulton provides clients with caring and compassionate guidance through their difficult family matters, teaching them how to separate their emotions from the issue at hand. Herself a divorcée, her personal experiences have made her more approachable, empathetic, and committed to improving the quality of life for parents and their children. She credits her unshakable moral compass and zealous client advocacy to her faith, which is central to how she practices law and lives her life.
Understanding the stress and financial cost of litigation, Ms. Fulton is a strong proponent of Alternative Dispute Resolution methods that keep amicable relationships intact. As a Certified Civil and Family Mediator, she has successfully assisted over 400 clients in resolving their cases through the mediation process. That being said, should a case need to go to trial, Ms. Fulton is a skillful and strategic litigator with a proven track record of success on behalf of her clients.
Additionally, Ms. Fulton serves as a court Certified Child Protection Services Attorney when needed, requiring her to stay up to date on all prevailing trends that affect children of divorce and domestic issues. In particular, she expressed concern about a push in Texas to make fifty-fifty custody the automatic presumed best solution. She noted:
Most of the family bar associations as a collective are opposed to fifty-fifty custody as a presumption because not all parents are capable of doing this due to job commitments, among many other reasons. Instead, we believe that it ought to be determined on a case by case basis.
Ms. Fulton is a CLE presenter on the topics of Lawyers and Mental Health and Post-Divorce Estate Planning. She is also active with Project Semicolon, a mental health advocacy charity that focuses on suicide prevention. Ms. Fulton is a Fellow of the Texas Bar College.
With more than a decade and a half of practice behind her, Ms. Fulton envisions a bright future ahead. Going forward, she plans to continue helping families get through their dark days and move toward a better tomorrow. Though her main focus is on family law, Ms. Fulton does some estate planning as well.
Certified Civil and Family Mediator
Court Appointed Child Protection Services Attorney
Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2001)
Honors: Dean’s List; Phi Alpha Delta; American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Law; American Jurisprudence Award for Oil and Gas
Kansas State University (B.A., English, 1997)
Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society; Dean's List; Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities
Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Adoption, Name Changes
Real Estate Law
Contracts, Landlord / Tenant, Residential Sales
Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate
Civil and Family Mediation
Contracts, Contract Disputes, Entity Formation