A former prosecutor in the Savannah District Attorney's Office, I became a criminal defense trial attorney in 2004, based in the Golden Isles. A dedicated trial lawyer over the past fifteen years, I have have spent more hours inside the Superior, State and Federal courtrooms of south Georgia than most attorneys. I have tried more than fifty felony cases in front of juries, including eight Murder trials.
Admitted to the Southern District of Georgia in 2002, I am well-versed in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, have defeated Federal Probation recommendations for sentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act, and have Federal jury trial experience, including a $40Million+ RICO criminal case.
I have appellate experience in the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the United States District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, including numerous published and cited cases.
I am dedicated to providing the best legal representation possible to protect your interests and to do everything I can to ensure that Justice prevails in your case.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1999||11/07/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Police instructor Std Field Sobriety Test||Savannah Chatham County Metro Police||2004|
|Distinguished student||Institute on World Legal Problems||1997|
|Founding Partner and Trial Attorney||Law Office of Michael Chad Taylor||2012 - Present|
|Chief Assistant Circuit Defender||Brunswick Judicial Circuit Defender||2004 - 2012|
|Assistant District Attorney||Eastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office||2001 - 2004|
|Assistant District Attorney||Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office||2000 - 2001|
|Associate||Law Offices of F. Robert Raley||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2005 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Savannah Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of Georgia||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|State of Georgia v. Moses Walker||Jury verdict of not guilty returned on all counts.|
|Carroll v. State, 293 Ga.App. 721 (Georgia Court of Appeals 2008)||Jury's verdict of guilty overturned on appeal.|
|State v. Jones, 303 Ga. App. 337 (Georgia Court of Appeals 2010)||Case dismissed.|
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|Georgia Child Support Enforcement Prosecutor's Manual||Georgia Child Support Enforcement Prosecuting Attorney's Forms||2004|
|State of Georgia Child Support Enforcement Policy Manual||1941 Sailors' and Soldiers' Civil Relief Act Policy||2003|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Innsbruck||International Law||Certifiate of Completion; Distinguished Student||1997|
|Vanderbilt University Law School||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Savannah - Chatham County Police Department||Standard Field Sobriety Test||2004|
|Georgia CSE Winter Conference||Use of Media in Child Support Enforcement||2003|
|Georgia CSE Winter Conference||1941 Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act||2002|