Michelle was born in Manhattan, New York and lived in New York until the age of 12, when she moved to Miami, Florida with her family.  After graduating from Miami Palmetto Senior High School, she attended and graduated from University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology (minor in Sociology) in 1992.

After graduating with a Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University Law School in 1998, Michelle practiced law at a boutique family law firm in Coconut Grove, Florida. Later, she became an associate at a mid-size firm in Hollywood, Florida where she practiced insurance defense, with a focus on automobile accidents.

In 2004, Ms. Barton King became an associate at one of the country’s largest minority-owned law firms, in Coral Gables, Florida, where she continued to practice insurance defense and expanded her legal focus to premises liability, product liability, high-value automobile accidents, toxic tort, wrongful death, negligent security, and property damage (residential/commercial) cases.


In 2011, Ms. Barton King co-founded Barton King Soret, P.A. in Coral Gables, Florida, a multicultural minority-owned firm that provides personalized legal services to individuals.  Then in 2014, Ms. Barton King became 100% shareholder in her firm and renamed the firm Barton King Law, P.A. Each client is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of circumstance and has one-on-one attention from an attorney — not a legal assistant, paralegal or secretary.  Ms. Barton King’s area of practice includes personal injury, property damage litigation against homeowner insurance companies, general civil litigation as well as domestic family law.

Ms. Barton King is authorized to practice law in the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  Ms. Barton King is presently a member of the National Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, and the Coral Gables Bar Association.

Ms. Barton King also donates her time to the community by serving on the Board of Directors to Miami Bayside Foundation, Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, Inc. and United Home Care (Currently Serving on the Executive Board as the Secretary (2018-2020).