R. Michael Elliot


About Michael

Michael provides compassionate, diligent, and creative legal services that are tailored to meet each client’s specific needs. His experience relating to clients from diverse backgrounds makes him well suited for representing his clients across a broad range of legal areas. He practices in the areas of employment law and family law, and is experienced in criminal law.

Michael has practiced as a public defender in Mecklenburg County and handled hundreds of cases in district and superior court. He serves as chapter editor of the Sixth edition of the North Carolina Prima Facie Torts Manual. Michael is a proud “double Tar Heel,” having graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor of arts in English and a J.D. degree.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Criminal Defense


  • North Carolina Bar
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A with Honors


  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association


  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
    • 2023 – Employment Litigation: Plaintiff