Practice Areas: 

Truck/Car Accidents

Medical Negligence

Michael devotes his practice to helping individuals harmed by the negligence of others. He has handled cases against commercial trucking companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, and medical groups. Michael began his career as a criminal defense attorney to gain valuable experience in the courtroom. After obtaining considerable trial success, Michael transferred to civil practice with Martin Snow, LLP, one of the oldest large firms in Georgia. Michael represented insurance companies and their insureds in car wreck cases for years. While working for the insurance companies, Michael learned the systems and methods used by insurance companies and adjusters to lower the payouts to those injured by the negligence of others. Michael successfully tried numerous jury trials to a defense verdict before being named Partner at Martin Snow, LLP. Michael credits his mentors at Martin Snow, LLP for their invaluable training and example.

Michael now uses his knowledge and experience to help individuals achieve the best result from the insurance companies. Michael has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of those harmed by others, including a single trial verdict and recovery in state court over $1.6 Million and a recent win in federal court totaling more than $9.6 Million. He has successfully defended his verdicts on appeal. Michael has represented the families of those killed by another’s negligence and obtained large confidential settlements. He is experienced in mediation and arbitration, as well, and he routinely advises clients on the benefits and risks of litigation. In cases of great importance or interest, Michael serves as lead litigation counsel for various corporations and businesses in the State of Georgia.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, working outside, golfing, hunting, fishing, traveling, college football, and reading.

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  • Mercer University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2006)
  • Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University (J.D. 2009, Dean’s List)
    • Woodruff Scholar, Walter F. George School of Law (Top Scholarship available)

Honors and Community Involvement

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Top 40 under 40, Recognized by National Trial Lawyers Association (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Daily Report, On the Rise (2021), Top 20 attorney under age 40 in Georgia according to Atlanta- based periodical. Only attorney outside of Atlanta recognized.
  • Macon Telegraph Best of the Best (2021, 2022): Voted Best Law Firm in Macon
  • Adjunct Professor, Mercer University, Political Science & American Government
  • William Augustus Bootle Inn of Court (2011-present)
    • Elite Group of Lawyers Fostering Excellence in Professionalism, Ethics, Civility, and Legal Skills in coordination with American Inns of Court
    • President (2020-2021), Vice President (2019-2020), Group Leader (2017)
    • Click Here to Visit Inn of Court Site
  • Continuing Legal Education Presenter: Pro Se Litigants in the Civil Arena
  • Walter F. George School of Law, Volunteerism
    • Woodruff Scholarship Selection Committee
    • Guest Speaker, Recruitment
    • First Year Mock Trial Finals, Guest Jurist
    • Click to Visit Mercer
  • Board of Trustees, Woodfield (2015-present)
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Macon Bar Association, Member;
    • Chairman, MBA Annual Golf Tournament (2017-present)
  • Time Magazine Person of the Year (2006)

Bar Admissions

  • All Georgia Trial Courts
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

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