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Michael Denis Murphy

Michael Denis Murphy

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Attorney Michael D. Murphy is an Atlanta DUI Attorney with the W. Scott Smith PC law firm in Atlanta, GA. Before beginning with W. Scott Smith, P.C., Michael spent time working as an intern with the Dekalb County District Attorney’s Office. While in Dekalb, Michael assisted in handling a broad range of cases with the majority of his cases involving felony charges. The time he spent at the Dekalb County District Attorney’s Office gave him a large reservoir of insight and experience, from which he draws to guide his clients and defend their rights.

Michael’s educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama. Michael also obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia.  Michael is also a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.

While at John Marshall, Michael was a member of the Moot Court Board, the Student Bar Association, where he acted as a Representative, and he served as President of the Criminal Law Society. In addition, Michael actively participated as a student coach for the Fulton County Teen Court Competition. Michael assisted the students of Coretta Scott King High School in winning the competition.

Michael is a native of Marietta, Georgia. His family has lived here for over twenty years and he is happy to call Georgia home. When he is not busy working with clients he likes to spend time with his wife and two dogs.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2011

  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian Christopher Ross

    I've known Michael for years and he's a very knowledgeable, skilled and hardworking Defense attorney. He fights hard for his clients which is exemplified by his results. I would recommend him, without question.


    Brian Ross Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

W. Scott Smith PC

2060 Equitable Building
100 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA, 30303



GAActive Member in Good Standing 201108/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Intoxilyzer 9000 Course CompletionForensic Alcohol Consulting and Training2014
GraduateTrial Lawyers College2013
Intoxilyzer 5000 Course CompletionForensic Alcohol Consulting and Training2012
Admission Into PracticeSupreme Court of Georgia2011
Admission Into PracticeSuperior Court of Georgia2011
President Criminal Law SocietyJohn Marshall Law School2010
Moot CourtJohn Marshall Law School2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of W. Scott Smith P.C.2011 - Present
ApprenticeDekalb County District Attorney's Office2009 - 2011
InternTuscaloosa Public Defender's Office2007 - 2008


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2012 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Cobb County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionN/A2011 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
DeKalb County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogCriminal Trespass2015
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogOpen Container2015
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogHit and Run2015
W. Scott Smith P.C. Blog10-Day Letter2015
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogSelf-Defense2015
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogFailure To Maintain Lane2015
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogGeorgia Legislature Changes Mugshot Law2014
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogDo I Have A Criminal History2014
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogMultiple DUIs2014
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogCarrying A Firearm Through A TSA Checkpoint: Part II2014
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogWhat Is Arraignment2014
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogNew Years Eve DUI Checkpoint2014


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AUnknown2013
John Marshall (Atlanta)LawJuris Doctor2011
University of AlabamaCriminal JusticeBachelor2008

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
John Marshall Criminal Law Society SymposiumDeath Penalty Seminar2011