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Michael John O'Hagan

Michael John O'Hagan

also known as Mike O'Hagan

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About Me

I was a police officer with the City of Atlanta Police Department from 1996 to 2002, working the patrol division, then crime suppression, then in a plain clothes capacity.  Wanting to experience a different side of law, I began defending insurance carriers and employers in workers compensation actions, then a chain of grocery stores in premise liability actions. Ultimately, I began practicing exclusively in the areas of criminal defense and family law; however, having practiced insurance defense law for several years, I can provide guidance and referrals for individuals injured at work or who are victims of the negligence of others.

Leaving a 20 plus attorney firm to working as a sole practictioner has provided me with a new perspective and breathed new life into me.  After 10 years in practice, I truly now feel like a lawyer fighting for the rights of others.


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 24%
  2. DUI & DWI: 24%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 18%
  4. Family: 17%
  5. Child Custody: 17%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

25 total 

  • Travis Ashley Newton

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    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
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Contact Info

O'Hagan Law Firm LLC

4295 Buford Dr.
Suite 1-B
Buford, GA, 30518


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200309/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
10 Best in Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2014
cum laude (top 20% of graduating class)Geogia State University College of Law2003
ARIDE certificateNHTSAN/A
Drug Recognition Expert OverviewImpaired Driving SpecialistsN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyO'Hagan Law Firm LLC2013 - Present
AssociateCuzdey, Ehrmann2003 - 2013
Legal InternDekalb County District Attorney's Office2002 - 2003
Legal InternFederal Bureau Of Prisons2002 - 2003
Police OfficerCity of Atlanta Police Department1996 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Gwinnett County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaN/AN/A
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law SectionN/AN/A
Forsyth County Board of Ethics PanelN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Banja v. BanjaPrimary custody to father, father's pension remained intact, 18 months of alimony to wife at $500/month
State v. Kenneth RicksMurder charges dismissed the date trial was to begin.
Doritis v. Dorits, S13A1862Affirmed in 4 of 5 enumerated errors
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawN/AN/A2003
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NHTSA DWI SFST CourseDWI SFST Course - Instructor2015
NHTSA DWI SFST CourseDWI SFST Course - Instructor2015