Michael L. Werner graduated from the University of Georgia. He then attended and graduated from Emory School of Medicine where he specialized in anesthesiology. Practicing medicine, he witnessed first-hand how automobile wrecks destroy peoples’ lives and dreams.
It was this experience that drove him to become a trial attorney and fight for the rights of injured victims. Werner’s goal was to help those whose lives’ have been torn apart through no fault of their own and help clients rebuild and bring back dignity all while ensuring that justice prevails.
Werner specializes in cases that deals with catastrophic injuries, whether they were due to tractor trailer, motorcycle or car wrecks. Werner realizes that an attorney must not only be well versed in the law, but understand the medicine involved in his clients’ injuries, because his clients will likely require medical care for the rest of their lives and it is essential that they get the care they need well after the verdict or settlement. Werner ensures that justice prevails for his clients and only takes a limited number of cases to guarantee that each client gets his individual and personal attention. In fact, every single client has his cellular phone number and knows they can call 24/7.
Werner prides himself as an attorney who will never give up and never settle for less than his clients deserve. The majority of his cases are referred to him by other attorneys who recognize Werner’s dedication and tenacity – knowing that their clients are in good hands with his firm. It is this work ethic that has given Werner nationwide recognition. In fact, many out of state attorneys have sought Werner’s help in litigating their tractor-trailer cases.
Michael speaks at numerous Georgia Bar Seminars instructing attorneys how to win personal injury cases, trial strategies, deposing defense experts, opening and closing arguments. The most popular topic Werner lectures on is Maximizing The Value of a Wrongful Death or Catastrophic Injury Case due to his ability to receive settlements and verdicts two to three times higher than other attorneys.
Werner has been recognized and honored by his peers for his success and has been published in Newsweek and Super Lawyer Magazine. He has also been recognized for receiving record verdicts and settlements including being listed in Top Georgia Verdicts. Additionally, The National Trial Lawyer Association recognized him with the prestigious award of being listed as one of The Top 40 Lawyer under the age of 40; and as The Top 100 Trial Attorneys.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2002||01/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Attoney||Top 100 Trial Attorney by National Trial Lawyers' Association||2013|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers||N/A|
|Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||N/A|
|Top Georgia Lawyers||Newsweek Magazine||N/A|
|Atlanta Magazine||Top Georgia Lawyers||N/A|
|Founder||Werner and Associates||2002 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Hertz Link Smith||2002 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Champ||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Association of Justice||N/A||N/A|
|Belk as Admin of Estate of Jackson v. Maverick Transportation||Settled in plaintiff's favor for $2,625,000|
|•McAdams v. Vend Services, Inc.||$5,400,000 Settlement|
|Denson v. Conway Transportation||$11,070,000 Verdict|
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|CLE Handbook||Closing Arguments||2013|
|GTLA Handbook for Conference||Deposing Medical Experts||2012|
|CLE Handbook||Maximizing Settlement Value in Personal Injury Case||2012|
|CLE Handbook||How to Prove Damages||2011|
|Georgia State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Emory School of Medicine||Anesthesiology||MMSC||1996|
|University of Georgia School of Law||Biology/Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1992|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Deposing Medical Experts||2012|
|Continuing Legal Education||Maximizing Settlement Value in Personal Injury Cases||2012|
|Association for Continuing Legal Education||Top Georgia Verdicts 2011||2012|
|Association for Continuing Legal Education||"How to Prove Damages in a Wrongful Death Case||2011|
|Association for Continuing Legal Education||Closing Arguments||N/A|
|Association for Continuing Legal Education||Maximizing Damages in Trial||N/A|