I have focused my practice on all aspects of family and domestic relations law,... more
I have focused my practice on all aspects of family and domestic relations law, including divorce, division of assets, custody, alimony, child support, support modification, legitimation, paternity, and contempt since 1987. I have been privileged to hold many leadership positions in the legal profession in the State of Georgia, including fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers wh... view profile
Michael ("Mike") J. Powell helps clients and counsel navigate the complexities and... more
Michael ("Mike") J. Powell helps clients and counsel navigate the complexities and costs associated with intellectual property matters. Having practiced IP law since 1991, his extensive experience includes representing businesses in litigation and transactional matters involving patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, false advertising, antitrust and rela... view profile
I have practiced in Dalton and throughout northwest Georgia since 1980. I... more
I have practiced in Dalton and throughout northwest Georgia since 1980. I represented insurance companies for the first 9 years of practice and have represented people injured in a variety of cases for the last 21 years. Our firm has handled a variety of personal injury cases, mostly auto, motorcycle or tractor trailor collisions.We also handle premises liability, civil rightsviolations and bus... view profile
Thank you for visiting my profile. I represent people (predominately employees) who... more
Thank you for visiting my profile. I represent people (predominately employees) who have issues with their employers. This involves discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, overtime claims, whistleblowers, EEOC matters and other employment relatedmatters. I also handle personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims. Additionally I represent partiesin Geor... view profile
I am a certified mediator, and I mediate cases that involve local governments and... more
I am a certified mediator, and I mediate cases that involve local governments and public policy issues. I spent 24 years as a local government attorney at the City of Atlanta and Fulton County where I litigated cases in both state and federal courts. In my position as the Fulton County Attorney, Ideveloped a unique skill of working well with political leaders and resolving public policy issues.
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.