Michelle Morton is Research Manager and Policy Counsel for the ACLU of Florida. She joined the ACLU in 2017 as Juvenile Justice Policy Coordinator, working toward policies to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.
Before joining ACLU of Florida, she served as a staff director of the Florida House of Representatives Select Committee on Gaming, advising state lawmakers on gambling law and tribal gaming issues, and held attorney and legislative analyst roles in Florida House regulatory affairs committees and the Florida Senate Majority Office. Michelle holds a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Florida State University College of Law with additional graduate coursework in social work at the Florida State University College of Social Work. During law school, she advocated for young people through internships with the Juvenile Division of Florida's Second Circuit Public Defender and the Florida Department of Children and Families, and also served as a Guardian Ad Litem for many years.