Michelle Crockett Honored by Michigan Chronicle for Contributions to Community
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.