Michelle Arrington joined the State & Local Government Affairs group at Verizon in December 2019. She is responsible for helping to develop and implement Verizon’s community engagement tactics and content in support of the company’s goals and objectives while building relationships with local municipal policy makers across metro Atlanta and Georgia.
Prior to joining Verizon, Michelle was an Assistant County Attorney with the Fulton County Attorney’s office where she was responsible for both transactional and civil defense litigation work. Prior to the County Attorney’s office, she worked in Local County and City government for 10+ years as a Staff Attorney for a Judge with the Fulton County State Court and a Public Defender with the City of Atlanta’s Municipal Court.
She was born and raised in Atlanta and attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she graduated cum laude from the School of Communications receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1999. In 2003, Michelle graduated from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL where she concentrated in Intellectual Property, Trademark and Entertainment Law.
Michelle is a member of the Georgia State Bar, where she previously chaired the Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession. She currently serves as a member of the Political Action Committee and Judicial and Public Office Academy of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and as a member of Gate City Bar Association.
Michelle serves on a variety of professional boards and committees in her community often speaking on issues focused on policy, advocacy, voting rights, and social justice. In addition to serving on the board of Georgia Appleseed, she is a member of the Legislative & Advocacy Advisory Committee for the YWCA of Atlanta concentrating on fixing issues that adversely affect both women and children. Michelle is a 20+ year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she chairs the Publicity and Public Relations Committee and was recognized as the 2019 member of the year.