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James Michael Mullis

James Michael Mullis

also known as Mike Mullis, J. Michael Mullis

About me

After graduating from Law School, Mr. Mullis worked as a staff attorney at the UGA Legal Aid Office where he successfully defended many high profile cases including murder, rape, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and felony drug cases. While in Athens he also defended DUI cases and handled numerous probation violation cases


In 1992, Mr. Mullis moved home to Valdosta where he continued criminal defense. At the beginning of 1994, Mr. Mullis received a call from William C. "Bubba" Head of Atlanta.  Mr. Head literally wrote the book on DUI defense in Georgia. He has defended or consulted on thousands of DUI cases and is one of the nation's foremost authorities on the subject.


Mr. Head asked Mr. Mullis to move to Atlanta to help him with his expanding DUI practice. After attending several advanced DUI training courses sponsored by Mr. Head, Mr. Mullis began his specialization in DUI cases. In 1995, the law firm of Head, Mullis, Thomas & Webb was formed with the express purpose of defending DUI cases. The firm consisted of the largest assemblage of attorneys in the nation dedicated to DUI defense.


After five years, Mr. Mullis opened his own practice and quickly became known as the "go-to-guy for DUI defense" (DUI GUY for short).  Mr. Mullis defends those charged with DUI, homicide by vehicle, and other alcohol related offenses. He also represents clients in major felony and misdemeanor cases as well as probation violations.


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Practice areas


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



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

23 total 

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  • Gregory Allen Willis

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike is the best you can get for DUI defense. Mike has tons of experience and knowledge about fighting and winning DUI cases. He is well respected by judges, prosecutors and the police. I highly recommend Mike for DUI defense or any other type of criminal case.


    Gregory Willis DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ralph Powell

    I have known Mike for over 20 years. I know him to be a terrific advocate for his clients. Quite simply, the man knows the DUI law as well as anyone in the State of Georgia. He is knowledgeable, hard working and he gets results for his clients.


    Ralph Powell Government Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

J. Michael Mullis

1102 Williams Street
Valdosta, GA, 31601

1102 Williams Street
Valdosta, GA, 31601

Valdosta, GA

Valdosta, GA



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199011/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Award of MeritGeorgia Defense of Drinking Drivers2004
Post Conviction ReliefAmerican Jurisprudence1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerJ. Michael Mullis, Atty at Law - Valdosta, GA1999 - Present
PartnerHead, Mullis, Thomas & Webb - Atlanta, GA1994 - 1999
Sole PractitionerJ. Michael Mullis, Atty at Law - Valdosta, GA1992 - 1994
Staff AttorneyUGA Legal Aid & Defender Society - Athens, GA1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ga Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1995 - Present
GA Defense of Drinking DriversMember1994 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseFormer Board Member1994 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1990 - Present
Valdosta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dodds v. StateBench trial verdict affirmed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute Program MaterialsBench Trials Versus Jury Trials: Situations That Call for Waiver of Jury Trial2011
Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute Program MaterialsCross-Examination of the State's Witnesses2005
Valdosta Bar Assn New Attorney Seminar Program MaterialsBail Bonds and Preliminary Hearings1999
Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute Program MaterialsRecent Developments in Georgia DUI Statutes and Cases1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia ICLEPharmacology/Toxicology Principles In the CourtroomCertificate of Completion2012
Georgia ICLEBreath Alcohol Testing Device Mega CourseCertificate of Completion2010
Georgia ICLEForensic Blood and Urine SeminarCertificate of Completion2008
Georgia ICLEDrug Recognition (DRE) Overview CourseCertificate of Completion2004
Southeastern Educational InstituteMastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI CasesCertificate of Completion1994
Georgia ICLENHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Certified CourseCertificate of Completion1994
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Georgia, Valdosta State UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of GeorgiaPharmacology/Toxicology Principles In the Courtroom2012
State Bar of GeorgiaMastering Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases2011
ICLE: Defense of Drinking Drivers InstituteBench Trial Or Jury Trial2011
ICLE: Defense of Drinking Drivers InstituteCross Examination2005
State Bar of GeorgiaDrug Recognition (DRE) Overview Course2004
ICLE: Defense of Drinking Drivers InstituteRecent Changes In DUI Law1999
Georgia Municipal Court Judges SeminarCase Law Update1998