Michelle J. Haws

Michelle J. Haws


Michelle Haws is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Houston office who focuses her practice on fiduciary litigation as well as trust and estate administration. Ms. Haws has experience representing trustees, administrators, executors, beneficiaries and guardians in litigation and administration proceedings concerning trusts, wills, gifts, estates and guardianships. She also represents charitable organizations in contested and uncontested trust and estates matters. Ms. Haws is a certified attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem for the probate courts.

Ms. Haws also has experience in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters. She has litigated a variety of healthcare and employment disputes in state courts, federal courts and arbitration proceedings.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Haws worked for a Texas-based law firm in its Houston office and represented a variety of clients in business and employment disputes, as well as healthcare litigation matters.

Ms. Haws graduated first in her class from South Texas College of Law. During law school, Ms. Haws served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jim Sharp of the Texas First Court of Appeals, and participated in the Estate Planning and Probate clinics at South Texas. She also worked as a law clerk at a boutique firm handling employment litigation. In addition, Ms. Haws completed a summer internship with one of Houston's largest healthcare systems.


  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • University of Miami, B.S., Media Management and History, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Honors & Awards
  • Highest Score, Texas Bar Examination, February 2017
  • Order of the Lytae

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