also known as Mike Money
As of May of 1997 worked for nine judges including an externship with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, Hon. Willis B. Hunt, who is now a federal judge. Since 1997, I've had more than 2,200 cases from armed robbery jury trials to jury trials over the validity of wills, to bad septic tanks to hundreds and hundreds of divorces.
Where I can help my client get to a point where we can settle the case, that's what we do. Getting a case to a point where it can settle takes work because the other party usually has an attorney who believes the lies that their client tells. The only way to disprove the lies to the other attorney is to do the pretrial work it takes to get the case ready for trial. If the other attorney won't settle, then we have done the work it takes to go to trial.
Where I can save my client money by putting my client to work as my 'virtual' paralegal, then I do that. Doing so helps the client learn how the law interacts with the facts and helps the client understand why it is that I need documents - and not just the client's words - to win the case or at least to reach a reasonable settlement.
Make no mistake, where a case shouldn't be settled because the other side is unreasonable then I will not advise a client to settle. I have no qualms about going to and through a bench trial or a jury trial in any case. Where custody is at issue or jail time is at issue, a family can be destroyed if the wrong decisions are made. I won't contribute to that sort of a result. I fight for people at whatever level they need me to fight for them; I simply try to balance the amount of fighting that truly needs to be done with the resources that my client has and the true needs of the client's family, the business' needs, the rights of the heirs, and the Defendants accused of crimes by the government.
You can trust me to help you. If I can't help you, I'll tell you that. I am often much more candid than some folks prefer.
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Mike is a bright, talented and hardworking advocate whose insight, legal knowledge and preparation help his clients get the best result in difficult matters. At the same time, his genuine care for his clients and their families guide them through the challenging processes of family law with the least possible "collateral damage". He is someone to whom clients can entrust their most personal legal issues with the knowledge that he will be their trusted advisor and zealous advocate.
Jennifer McLeod Divorce & Separation Attorney
I have known Mike Money for over 10 years and consider him one of the best family law attorneys in the west Georgia area. I have referred clients to Mike in the past and will continue to send Mike referrals because I know that he is dedicated to representing his clients in a highly competent and ethical manner. He is also well respected by lawyers and judges in our community. Because of his history of excellent advocacy, I would highly recommend Mike Money.
Jason Swindle Criminal Defense Attorney
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1996||11/07/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Regional Champion Mock Trial Team Coach||State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division||2010|
|Regional Champion Mock Trial Team Coach||State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division||2009|
|Regional Champion Mock Trial Team Coach||State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division||2008|
|Regional Champion Mock Trial Team Coach||State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division||2006|
|Army Commendation Medal||Department of the Army||1990|
|Partner||Edwards, McLeod & Money, P.C.||1997 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit||1996 - 1997|
|Intern||Georgia Supreme Court||1995 - 1995|
|Intern||Fulton County Solicitor's Office||1995 - 1995|
|Paralegal on Tobacco Project||King & Spalding LLP||1995 - 1996|
|Intern||Federal Bureau of Prisons||1994 - 1995|
|Law Clerk/Intern after Hon. Frank Hull left||Fulton County Superior Court||1994 - 1994|
|Paralegal||Resolution Trust Corp.||1992 - 1993|
|Paralegal to Hall McKinley||Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP||1991 - 1992|
|Paralegal: Healthcare Team||King & Spalding LLP||1988 - 1991|
|Captain/Battery Commander||Alabama Army National Guard (Field Artillery): Elba then Daleville||1982 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Main Street Lawyers Committee, State Bar of Georgia||Member||2011 - Present|
|Douglas County Bar Association||President||2006 - 2008|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2005 - Present|
|Douglas County Bar Association||Vice President||2004 - 2005|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2004 - 2010|
|Douglas County Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1996 - Present|
|Abushmais v. Erby (Ga. App.)||Plaintiff|
|Abushmais v. Erby (Ga.)||Plaintiff won on different reasoning|
|Parker v. Phillips A13A0045||Trial court reversed. Not officially reported.|
|See all legal cases|
|Discovery: Douglas County Bar Newsletter||Child Support Guidelines (and other articles over three year term as President of local bar)||2007|
|Georgia State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Auburn University, Auburn||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|Family Law Institute John Marshall College of Law||Domestic Law||2014|
|Douglas County Television||Legally Speaking: Family Law - Episode 3||2011|
|Douglas County Television||Legally Speaking: Family Law - Episode 2||2011|
|Douglas County Television||Legally Speaking: Family Law - Episode 1||2011|
|"Ask A Lawyer" Day||Lead Attorneys Responding to Public Inquiries||2010|
|Veterans' Day Celebration||Constitutional Freedoms||2008|
|"Ask A Lawyer" Day||Lead Attorneys Responding to Public Inquiries||2008|