Jim Michael (Atlanta, Georgia)
Jim Michael (Atlanta, Georgia)

Jim Michael

Licensed for 22 years

Practice Area: Criminal Defense, Traffic Violations, Felonies 7 more areas of practice + 7 more

Awards
AV Preeminent
Contact
404-865-1829

Jim Michael

404-865-1829

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates

Serving Atlanta, GA view address

Partner at firm James D. Michael, P.C.

Serving Atlanta, GA view address

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates

Awards AV Preeminent

About Jim Michael

Recently Named One of Georgia's Super Lawyers in the Practice of Criminal Law. Former DeKalb County Public Defender.

Areas of Law

  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Violations
  • Felonies
  • Appellate Practice
  • Homicide
  • Drug Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Juvenile Law
  • Parole and Probation

Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 1 review
  • 100% client recommended 1 recommendation
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 submitted on 01/16/17

    I was fortunate to have retained Jim to represent a loved one who was extradited to Georgia on two 6 year old felony charges. Jim acted swiftly to get the bench warrant... Read more

    I was fortunate to have retained Jim to represent a loved one who was extradited to Georgia on two 6 year old felony charges. Jim acted swiftly to get the bench warrant hearing on the court docket. Not only did he resolve the bench warrant, he resolved the 2 felony charges with a sentence of probation at the warrant hearing. He resolved the entire case in less than 30 days including transportation back to Georgia. This included the Christmas and New Year holidays when government is closed. He presented a very thorough and convincing presentation to the court to accomplish the probation ruling during a Friday AM court session. Our loved one was supposed to be released the same day and appear at the interstate probation office at 9:30 AM Monday. We then learned that the jail did not released our loved one on that Friday because his jail records still had warrants for 2 additional felonies. Jim tried to resolve the matter via e-mail on Sat. with no success. On Sunday, Jim went to the jail in person to the jail to resolve the matter. He also e-mailed the ADA on Sun. but the ADA did not respond. His first task on Monday. AM was to contact the ADA who then prepared a “Pre-Trial Disposition Notice”. On the notice, the ADA acknowledged that the additional warrant charges were added erroneously to the bench warrant of 6 years ago. The ADA’s notice process and slow jail release caused our loved one to miss his 9:30 AM Mon. interstate Probation appointment. Jim intervened and explained to the Interstate Probation representative that the DA’s erroneous charges did not allow our loved one to keep his Mon. AM appointment. Finally, our loved one met with the Interstate probation representative, obtained his paperwork and issued papers authorizing his travel to his home state to be reunited with his young children on Tues. Jim even followed up on Tues. to make sure the probation process in Georgia finally got completed. Jim's staff member (Gladys) even went above and beyond her normal duties by assisting us with shipment of a package of warm clothing for our loved one. Jim was professional, tenacious and thorough following up every step of the way with his own initiative. It is sad that court errors caused our loved one to be incarcerated 2 more days than required. We are grateful that Jim was able to limit the erroneous incarceration to 2 days.

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 19 reviews
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/11/12 in Criminal Law

    I have referred clients to Jim and have consulted with him on behalf of clients, and would not hesitate to do so again. An excellent lawyer who deserves an AV. Read more

    I have referred clients to Jim and have consulted with him on behalf of clients, and would not hesitate to do so again. An excellent lawyer who deserves an AV.

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/18/16 in Criminal Defense

    Jim is an excellent attorney with keen insight as to potential defenses in a criminal case. He has earned enormous respect in all of the metro Atlanta courtrooms and tre... Read more

    Jim is an excellent attorney with keen insight as to potential defenses in a criminal case. He has earned enormous respect in all of the metro Atlanta courtrooms and treats his clients with dignity and dedication.

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 11/10/16 in Criminal Law

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Associate/Assistant General Counsel on 11/10/16 in Criminal Defense

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 11/18/12 in Criminal Law

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      5.0/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 07/16/12 in Criminal Law

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/03/12 in Criminal Defense

    Smart, knowledgable, and sensible. Read more

    Smart, knowledgable, and sensible.

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Judgment

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/02/12 in Criminal Defense

    Jim is a top criminal defense attorney who has great courtroom presence and practices with tremendous ethical character in vigorously advocating for his clients. Read more

    Jim is a top criminal defense attorney who has great courtroom presence and practices with tremendous ethical character in vigorously advocating for his clients.

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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    • Judgment

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/27/12 in Criminal Defense

    Jim is an excellent attorney who is always willing to assist fellow attorneys. He works exceptionally hard for his clients and gets proven results. I highly recommend Jim... Read more

    Jim is an excellent attorney who is always willing to assist fellow attorneys. He works exceptionally hard for his clients and gets proven results. I highly recommend Jim Michael.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/25/12 in Criminal Law

    • Legal Knowledge

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      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
    • Communication

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Community Contributions

      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 1995, Georgia
      2003, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
      Credit Cards Accepted
      Additional Payment Information
      Free initial consultation
      Fixed hourly rates
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      Emory University School of Law
      Class of 1995
      J.D.
      University Attended
      Duke University
      Class of 1992
      B.A.
      Associations & Memberships
      DeKalb County Bar Association
      Gwinnett County Bar Association
      State Bar of Georgia
      Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
      Representative Cases
      Lloyd v. State, 280 Ga. 187 (2006)
      Chapman v. State, 273 Ga. 865 (2001)
      Warren v. State, 235 Ga.App. 145 (1998)
      Baker v. State, 234 Ga.App. 846 (1998)
      Smith v. State, 232 Ga.App. 290 (1998)
      Jordan v. State, 230 Ga.App. 560 (1998)
      Sewell v. State, 229 Ga.App. 685 (1997)
      Bickley v. State, 227 Ga.App. 413 (1997).