Michelle Arrington is a Director in the State & Local Government Affairs group at Verizon. 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 policymakers across metro Atlanta and the State of 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 the Local County and City government for 10+ years as a Staff Attorney with the Fulton County State Court and as a Public Defender with the City of Atlanta.
She was born and raised in Atlanta and attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism with a concentration in Advertising. Michelle graduated from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL. Michelle is a member of the Georgia State Bar, where she currently serves on the Judicial Qualifications Commission Nominating Committee and the Seeking Equal Justice and Addressing Racism and Racial Bias Committee. Michelle currently serves as a member of the Political Action Committee of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) where she serves as the chairman of the Voter Education sub-committee. Michelle is also a member of the 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.