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Your Office of Governmental Affairs Team

Michelle Frazier is a government relations attorney at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP and represents clients before the legislative and executive branches. Michelle previously worked at the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) serving as Assistant Executive Director, which included the supervision of the NCBA's Office of Governmental Affairs. She joined the NCBA in March 2001 as Director of Governmental Affairs and was responsible for administering the legislative program as well as serving as the Association’s lobbyist for the legislative, executive and federal branches.

Michelle currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Law Alumni Association of UNC. In 2017, she was awarded a “Women in Business” award by the Triangle Business Journal.  She was also recognized in Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite (2009) as one of North Carolina's best lawyers under the age of 40 (Young Guns category) and was listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers (2009, 2010) as a Rising Star. Contact Michelle at

Courtney Jones is the legislative analyst with the NCBA. She works closely with the director of governmental affairs in implementing the NCBA’s legislative program and lobbying efforts at the North Carolina General Assembly. She is a graduate of Meredith College. A native of Willow Springs, North Carolina, Courtney previously worked for the North Carolina General Assembly. Contact Courtney at