Michelle Avelar | Case Manager

Michelle Avelar is a case manager at Varghese Summersett Criminal Law Group, where she is responsible for guiding clients through every step of their case. She serves as a primary point of contact for clients, keeping them informed about upcoming court settings and case developments, confirming they are complying with all pre-trial conditions, and ensuring they are adequately prepared for all appointments and court appearances.

Michelle is known for her ability to handle high-stakes, complex cases with accuracy and efficiency. Before working at Varghese Summersett, she was a highly-regarded criminal paralegal at the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. Her deep knowledge of the criminal justice system and its inner workings allows her to effectively navigate each phase of the case, providing invaluable support to clients during a stressful time.

In addition to providing clients with regular case updates, she also answers questions about the process, collects important information and evidence for the attorneys, and makes sure that all legal documents are filed, and deadlines are met. Committed to excellence, she works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure our clients feel supported and our attorneys have everything they need to deliver the best possible representation possible.


Michelle was born in Fort Worth, but has called Burleson home much of her life. She graduated from Burleson High School in 2000, and later obtained a bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies from Texas Wesleyan University.

In her free time, she enjoys watching her daughter play the flute in her high school marching band. She also enjoys spending time with her family, usually by the pool or just watching TV.

Fun Fact:  Michelle shares the same birthday with her best friend of 17 years, Casey.

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Benson Varghese is the managing partner of Varghese Summersett. He is a seasoned attorney, highly esteemed for his comprehensive knowledge and expertise in the field. He has successfully handled thousands of state and federal cases, ranging from misdemeanor driving while intoxicated cases to capital offenses, showcasing his commitment to preserving justice and upholding the rights of his clients. His firm covers criminal defense, personal injury, and family law matters. Benson is also a legal tech entrepreneur. Benson is a go-to authority in the legal community, known for his ability to explain complex legal concepts with clarity and precision. His writings offer a wealth of in-depth legal insights, reflecting his extensive experience and his passion for the law. Not only is Benson an accomplished litigator, but he is also a dedicated advocate for his clients, consistently striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for them. His authorship provides readers with valuable legal advice and an understanding of the complexities of the criminal justice system. CriminalPersonal InjuryFamily Law Contact
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