Associate Biography

Michelle Stinnett began her career at Hutchens Law Firm as a summer law clerk in 2012. Now an associate, Michelle is the primary attorney for the firm's Southern Pines office which practice real estate law.

After graduating from college, Michelle worked as an insurance agent for several years in Fayetteville, NC and then in Clarksville, TN before she attended law school at the University of Notre Dame.  While in law school, she was an Executive Editor and served on the Executive Board of Notre Dame’s Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy. 

When representing clients, Michelle believes that understanding the client’s perspective and goals are important to enable her to work towards the best possible outcome for the client.

Professional Profile


Undergraduate from Southern Oregon University

    • B.S. in Communication
    • Graduate of the Churchill Honors Program
    • Magna cum laude

Juris Doctor from University of Notre Dame Law School

    • Cum laude
    • Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy; Executive Editor


North Carolina State Bar, 2013



    • American Bar Association
    • North Carolina State Bar Association
    • Cumberland County Bar Association


Recipient of the Edward F. Barrett Award for excellence in trial advocacy


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