Michelle Austin Pamies

Michelle Austin is a member of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks,
LLC. Her practice involves providing legal counsel to business
clients and representing them in their corporate and commercial
transactions and related litigation. She also serves as Assistant
City Attorney for several South Florida municipalities and serves
as special counsel to others. Her clientele includes U.S. clients
doing business in Haiti as well as Haiti-based clients needing
legal representation in the U.S.
Michelle worked for 8 years as Senior Corporate Counsel –
Commercial Law in Union Pacific Railroad Company’s Law
Department. Her responsibilities included being the lead
attorney for the procurement of goods and services, procurement
and management of intellectual property and development of
new business ventures. Michelle’s past experience also includes being General Counsel of Planet
Automotive Group, Inc. (a/k/a Potamkin Automotive) a holding company for more than 40
automobile dealerships in 7 states; General Counsel of the Agency for Workforce Innovation, an
agency of the State of Florida, Corporate Counsel for AutoNation, Inc.; and Corporate attorney
in private practice at Holland & Knight LLP’s Miami office.
Michelle is a former member of the Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County, and MiamiDade
County Ad Hoc Committee for the Creation of an Airport Authority. She has served on
numerous non-profit boards, including, Girls Inc. and SantLa (Haitian Neighborhood Center).
She is a founding member and former Vice President of the Haitian Lawyers Association, Inc.
and is Co-Chair of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute, Inc.
Michelle is a 1996 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law where
she served on the University of Miami Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif.