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Michael D. Birchmore

Michael D. Birchmore

Committed Representation with 30 Years of Experience
  • Family Law, Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Georgia
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Biography

As an athlete for 20 years, Mike recognizes the benefits of hard work, proper training and being prepared for the competition. Today, these traits help him achieve winning results for his clients. A graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, Mike has litigated in a diverse range of law throughout Georgia and has appeared as lead trial counsel in 47 Georgia counties. Mike has served as co-counsel with some of Atlanta's largest firms, and he has also represented family members of some of the best known attorneys in the country. He is an experienced trial attorney representing parties in divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, property division, pre-nuptial agreements, grandparent’s visitation, modifications and legitimations. Mike is especially proud of the fact that lawyers and judges have asked him to represent them in their own personal matters. Mike has been appointed, and has served, as a Special Assistant District Attorney, a Special Master, and has been appointed by the Courts as a Guardian ad Litem for children and the elderly. Additionally, Mike has been rated confidentially and independently by other attorneys through the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating process as having an exemplary reputation, a high professional standing and a well-established practice with a significant client base. He has received the highest rating through this same process regarding his ethical standards evidencing his adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, diligence and other attributes relevant to the discharge of his professional responsibilities. In 2005, the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission recommended Mike to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as being "Well Qualified" to be a Superior Court Judge in the state, and in 2015 he began hosting the radio show "Ask the Lawyer" heard in four states.

Education
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
J.D. (1990) | Law
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Lipscomb University
B.S. (1987) | Accounting / Economics
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Professional Experience
Guardian ad Litem (GAL)
Superior Courts of Georgia
Current
Special Assistant District Attorney
Superior Courts of Georgia
Current
Special Master
Superior Courts of Georgia
Current
Attorney at Law
Georgia Lawyer
- Current
Certifications
Mediator & Arbitrator
GA Office of Dispute Resolution
Professional Associations
Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
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Tennessee
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
ID Number: Surrendered license in good standing
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express, we also accept Cash and Checks
Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Family Arbitration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Custody Disputes
  • Hearings & Trials
  • Child Custody & Child Support Modifications
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Legitimation Actions
  • Paternity Actions
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Languages
  • English
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I was storing an antique coffee table (amongst other things) in my ex father in laws basement.
A: Honestly? Probably chalk this up to an experience to learn from. When you no longer had the family connection ("ex" father-in-law) you should have removed everything from the house immediately. You could sue them of course, but then you would only get the table if you won. On the other hand, you could hire legal counsel to represent you to have your best shot. However, you would then (possibly) wind up paying the attorney more than the table is worth. All in all, the value of the table may be worth getting a better understanding of how you might address your affairs in the future. Always be diligent and protect what is yours. Never assume anything to your advantage.
Q. If I already owned the property and my lawyer tricked me into signing a Petition For Grant Of Private Way?
A: Not necessarily. Prior to a lawsuit being filed, the parties to a dispute, need, controversy, etc. may enter into land agreement(s) which will resolve the dispute, need, controversy, etc. If the agreement is good for both sides, it can save them a great deal of money by not having to litigate the thing in court. The agreement would then be filed with the clerk of court for recording in the land deed records.
Q. Can a spouse look at her husbands email without his permission?
A: Your question should be put to your attorney. Although your question is straightforward, the answer may not be depending upon unknown facts or information. If you have not yet retained legal counsel, you should do so as soon as possible.
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Daniels & Taylor, P.C.
390 West Crogan Street
Suite 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Telephone: (770) 962-4070