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Michelle Crockett Honored by Michigan Chronicle for Contributions to Community

February 17, 2015

The law firm of Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that Michelle Crockett, director of professional development and a principal in the Detroit office, has been named to Michigan Chronicle’s 2015 Women of Excellence list.

The Michigan Chronicle is one of the country’s oldest African-American owned newspapers. Its Women of Excellence Awards “celebrate local African-American women who inspire others through their vision and leadership, exceptional achievements and participation in community service.”

Crockett will be presented with her award at a ceremony to be held March 27, 2015, at the MGM Grand Detroit Casino and Hotel in Downtown Detroit.

Crockett leads the firm's hiring of all attorneys, recruitment, diversity & inclusion initiatives, mentoring programs, professional development and continuing education initiatives. She is also a lawyer specializing in defending Fortune 500 companies and public-sector clients against a variety of employment-related claims.

She served as general counsel for the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan from August 2013 to November 2014. She’s active in the Metropolitan Detroit community as a board member and treasurer for Leadership Oakland, and as a board member and president-elect for Alternatives for Girls, a group that helps homeless and high-risk girls avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation.