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As the son of an Air Force officer, I had the fortune of "growing up" in many different places, which exposed me to a diverse array of people and cultures.  These experiences helped to shape the person and attorney I am today: curious, engaging, and versatile.  When it comes to the practice of law, I strive to assist my clients with all of their legal needs in a direct and cost-effective manner.  If I do not possess the requisite experience in the area of law at hand, chances are I know and can steer my clients to an attorney who does.  When not working with clients, I enjoy traveling, hiking with my sweet dog, Belle, and spending time with my family and adorable nephew in Denver, Colorado. 


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Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 40%
  2. Probate: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
  5. Business: 5%



Hourly ($100-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Michael is reasoned, articulate, thorough, and engaging. I thoroughly trust is advocacy skills and character. I would trust him to handle my own personal legal matters.


    Annalisa Bloodworth Real Estate Attorney
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  • Erin H. Gerstenzang

    Michael is a truly brilliant attorney. He has an extensive background in drafting complex legal documents and can readily identify and develop the most valuable and effective strategies for tackling any number of legal concerns. He is trustworthy and experienced and is extremely well regarded throughout the legal community. I strongly endorse Michael.


    Erin Gerstenzang DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Ney Hoffecker Peacock

One Midtown Plaza, Suite 1010
1360 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200411/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's Award for Excellence in Advanced Legal ResearchEmory University School of Law2004
Dean’s Award for Excellence in the Study of Legal ProfessionEmory University School of Law2002
James T. Colson ScholarshipEmory University School of Law2002
Dean’s Award for Excellence in the Study of Legal MethodsEmory University School of Law2001
National Merit Scholarship FinalistNational Merit Scholarship Corporation1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Manager / MemberMichael Ryan Peacock, LLC2014 - Present
FellowVermont Law School2013 - 2013
VolunteerAthens Land Trust2013 - 2013
Of CounselNey Hoffecker & Erck2013 - 2014
VolunteerUGArden2012 - 2013
AssociateSchklar Ney & Heim2009 - 2011
AssociateChitwood Harley Harnes2006 - 2008
AssociateSchklar Wright & Henderson2004 - 2005
Legal InternUnited States Department Of Health & Human Services2003 - 2004
Legal InternUnited States Air Force Jag2003 - 2003
Legal ResearcherEmory University School Of Law2002 - 2002
InternSenator Edward M. Kennedy2000 - 2000
Legal InternMiles & Partners2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Stonewall Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sergio Zyman v. Timothy R. Pearson, Superior Court of Fulton County, GeorgiaIn June 2011, the Court granted my client, Sergio Zyman, summary judgment on virtually every claim and issue in the litigation.
GE Capital Equity Invs., Inc., et al. v. Alston & Bird LLP, et al., Superior Court of Fulton County, GeorgiaThe case settled for an undisclosed amount in 2011.
In re TyCom Ltd. Sec. Litig., U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, MDL 1335, Civil Action No. 03-CV-1352-PBThe Defendants settled for $79 million.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Boston UniversityInternational StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
University of GeorgiaHorticultureBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A