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ABOUT MICHAEL

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Michael grew up in Portland, Tennessee. He has been married for over 30 years to his wife Kim and has two sons, Michael and Alex. Michael has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a Master of Business Administration from Suffolk University in Boston. He also graduated with honors from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Michael opened his own law firm in 1994. Awards include a 2019 Superior Rating by Avvo, 2020 Martindale Hubble Platinum Award, Million Dollar Circle of Advocates Award, Super Lawyer recognition, Tennessean readers’ poll choice of “Best Local Lawyer,” and he is a Certified Civil Trial Specialist.

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TRUE STORY

Michael is very calm under pressure. When Michael was in college, he was a biology major and was able to participate in a special marine biology program in Hawaii. One day as he was floating in the water studying the growth of the coral reef, a hammerhead shark swam up.

Michael was surrounded by coral, which is very sharp and can cut you easily. Swimming away or climbing on the coral was not an option. Michael stayed calm and kept an eye on the shark. He waited out the shark and was unscathed when he later swam to shore.

AWARDS, EDUCATION, & MORE

EDUCATION

  • Suffolk University, B.S., communications and biology
  • Suffolk University, M.B.A.
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Tulane University, Environmental Law Specialist

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Colorado
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. Supreme Court

SEMINARS TAUGHT

  • Damages in Tennessee Civil Trial Practice
  • Auto Accident Evidence and Reconstruction
  • Balancing Ethics and Professionalism in the Law

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

AWARDS

  • Michael has been listed in Mid-South Tennessee Super Lawyers® since 2007.
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
  • 2014 BBB Torch Award nominee
  • Named “Best Lawyer” by the Tennessean Newspaper.
  • Winner of the Middle Tennessee Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethical Commerce.
  • Winner of the 2020 Martindale-Hubble Client Champion Platinum Award.
  • Voted “Best Law Firm” in the Best of Music City Tennessean readers poll.
  • Winner of the Million Dollar Circle of Advocates Award
  • 2019 Super Rating by Avvo
  • Michael is a Certified Civil Trial Specialist
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ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES

PUBLICATIONS

  • Protect & Defend

Our Reviews

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    Ponce Law assisted me after a very serious motor vehicle injury. The process, in my opinion, was extremely easy from the get go. I was kept well informed along the way, especially by my paralegal, Jennie Williams. She also responded very urgently whenever I had a question. Also, last minute, attorney Hannah Jones jumped in to assist me with the end of the process and I was extremely pleased with her knowledge and professionalism.

    Stewart Crosby a month ago
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    I am a client of Ponce Law and would definitely recommend their services. My point of contact is Ms. Agnese Henderson. She provided excellent and professional communication. My calls were always answered and returned in a timely manner. Ms. Henderson is understanding and relatable. She made sure I understood the process and made it a little less stressful. I definitely will continue to use their services for legal issues.

    Dianne Myers 4 months ago
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    I reached out to Ponce Law when my significant other and I were involved in an accident and Progressive denied our claim. Spencer and Jamelia were awesome and very professional with assisting us. After going back and forth with Progressive we were finally able to settle our case. If you have any issues with accident claims please refer to this law office, and ask specifically for Spencer and Jamelia.

    Brittnee Vincent 6 months ago
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    My experience with Ponce law has been very positive! The paralegal team I had was very helpful through my case and I’m very happy with the outcome they were able to give me.

    GROUND ZERO CONTENT a month ago
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    My attorney David and my paralegal Taylor were phenomenal! I was satisfied with the services Ponce law provided from beginning to end if you need a good personal injury attorney, please call Ponce law!

    David Cornelio a week ago
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    Ponce Law was so helpful and great my with case. Spencer and his team were with me every step of the way. Would highly recommend them to everyone!

    tlowrider07 4 months ago

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    My son was on a school bus… The school bus was hit… He was taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt. A friend of mine, here in town, owns a hair salon. And she had recommended him. So I actually sent Mr. Ponce a message on Facebook. He said he would love to help! And you know, asked me for some more details. And I’ll give them to him. Some things were sent electronically. That I could just go online and do. And it would be done with! Even the times that I have come into the office. I’m not stuck sitting out in the waiting room forever. I’m brought straight back. And within a minute or two… We were already started!

    – April

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    The day of my accident, I was riding my scooter and then all sudden… The car just popped out of that other oncoming traffic. As far as trying to find a lawyer… It seemed like we could do it on our own… But it still seemed so iffy! I asked a friend what he thought, they’d mentioned Michael Ponce. And then when it was mentioned… It wasn’t with like… any hesitation. You should call Ponce Law because they will exceed your expectations.

    – Ian

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    Out of nowhere… Come a car and she hit us head-on. I thought for a moment that my wife was going to die, you know… But we’re all good! I just needed to find somebody that would have our back… I chose Michael because he’s going to be upfront with ya, he will definitely have your back!

    – Ray

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