Honoree Name: Crissa A. Morton
Company: Michael I. Flores, PC, Orleans
Career background / highlights: Attorney at Michael I. Flores, PC since 2016, focusing on family law. Judicial law clerk for two years with the Probate and Family Court. Trained mediator for domestic relations matters. In between undergrad and law school, served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at a small Boston non-profit. Named a Massachusetts Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2019-present.
Community commitment: Member, Cape Cod Young Professionals; member, Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation; member, Women’s Bar Association; member, Massachusetts Bar Association's Family Law Section Council; co-chair, MBA’s 2021 Family Law Conference; Clerk, Barnstable County Bar Association; past chair, BCBA’s Young Lawyers’ Division; Lawyer of the Day program, Barnstable Probate Court; ARC counsel for children in the Probate Court; chaired, moderated, and participated in panels for the MBA and BCBA.
Favorite professional moment: First time arguing a motion in court. And also meeting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Who is your role model / mentor? My parents.
What mistake has taught you the most? Acknowledge the mistake, quickly pivot to the solution, and move forward.
What one book has impacted your life? “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien
What is your superpower? Remaining calm.
Where can you be found on the weekends? Spending time with family and friends; on my deck, reading; Netflix marathons.