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William Michael Maloof Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Decatur, GA

4.9   53 reviews

also known as W. Mike Maloof, Jr.

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  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 16 years
    South Carolina - SC 17 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Suspended - Administrative No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    17 years, 800 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%

    10 years, 20 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%

    17 years, 300 cases

  4. Personal injury
    5%

    11 years, 5 cases

I AM AN AWARD WINNING TRIAL ATTORNEY WHO LIVES FOR THE COURTROOM.

Mike Maloof, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia at Grady Hospital.  He attended elementary school at Fernbank.  He then attended The Lovett School for middle and high school.  He graduated from Georgia Tech with an Industrial Management degree with a certificate in finance.  He moved to Spain and Costa Rica for a year to work on his Spanish Skills before he came back to attend law school at the University of South Carolina.  He quickly became tired of practicing business law in South Carolina, so he decided to return home to work with his father and Troy Hendrick.  After becoming a partner and focusing primarily on traffic infractions and misdemeanors, Mr. Maloof left Mr. Hendrick’s firm to focus on more serious offenses with his father.
                 
Mike Maloof, Jr. is active with many legal groups.  He was placed on the GACDL education election committee.  He is an active member with GACDL.  He is a member of the DeKalb Bar Association and a member of the young lawyers division where he served as treasurer for a year in DeKalb County.  While attending Georgia Tech, Mr. Maloof worked full time at his family’s restaurant, Manuel’s Tavern.  There he earned money to pay for school and became familiar with local politics and laws.  
                                                    
Since 2007, Mike Maloof, Jr. has practiced exclusively in Georgia.  He has tried cases at the Municipal, State, and Superior Court levels.  He has won over 50% of the cases he has taken to trial.  He is a graduate of the Bill Daniel’s trial advocacy program.  His focus is on criminal defense and personal injury. 

Location

Maloof & Maloof
215 N Mcdonough St
Decatur, GA, 30030-3319

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2023
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Delivered on Probation Termination And Record Sealing Big Time
I hired Mike to handle an administrative matter to terminate probation based on new legislation allowing such an action. I wasn't sure what the outcome would be so the matter was a little speculative, but turned out to be money very well spent. He was able to handle the prosecutor's concerns and obtained consent order to terminate my case. In addition he was able to secure the sealing of my record and order to seal in the same effort. The fixed price legal fee was very reasonable.
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Posted by Antonio | December 2, 2022
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Voted #1 in my book
I’ve had my share of Lawyers must I say and I don’t think none could’ve just did what Mr.Maloof just did for me..he pulled out law that the D.A knew nothing about..it ended up getting a 10year charge down to a Misdemeanor
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2020
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Cases Closed Fast and Efficiently
I had a really odd situation where a couple old tickets from over a decade ago came back to hurt my driving record and I didn't know what to do. I had the pleasure of finding Mike Maloof Jr.'s profile after a quick Google search and, after explaining everything, Mike was able to handle my case(s) with the utmost efficiency and knowledge of the law, resolving everything in less than a week. I would highly recommend The Maloof Law Firm to anyone in any sort of legal bind.
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Posted by Gary | August 13, 2020
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My Guy....
I found Mr. Maloof on the internet. I was in another state, and he represented me. He expedited my warrant, got it lifted and got the case dismissed!!!! It was 18years I have this hanging over my head. And Maloof help me in a major way. I highly recommend him his firm for their services. Gary A
Posted by Alec | July 17, 2020
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Criminal Defense
I hired Mr. Maloof after an incident I had revolving around a charge I believed was incorrectly charged. He immediately handled the situation where I was able to continue my life as usual and eventually got the case dismissed. I would highly recommend Mr. Maloof.
Posted by Mioara | May 1, 2020
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Excellent representation, fast and reliable
Mr. Maloof is the best choice to go if you need someone reliable and professional! I highly recommend Mr. Maloof and his staff if you want your case to be solved. He went with me step by step and did exactly what he said he would do! I hired him on Tuesday and my case got dismissed on Friday! This is my second hire for a case with Mr. Maloof and both ended up with the best outcome! Job well done AAA+
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2019
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Review
Mr. Maloof did a great job with my case and was always straight forward with me and dependable. Would definitely recommend.
Posted by Andre | September 23, 2019
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The Great Mike Maloof Jr.
He was very knowledgeable on the outcome of my case.He was very instrumental in my releasing. He communicated very well with my family and I. He is worth every penny. He is a man of his word. He also did a follow up call once I came home. I recommend him to anyone in the Dekalb area.
Posted by Kamaria | August 3, 2019
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My Experience
William Maloof Jr and his firm is the best team I had representing me. Very prompt, professional, and totally understanding to my time of need when an unexpected event took place in my life! I felt so relieved after hiring Maloof firm to handle my case. They explained everything to me every step of the way and never left me feeling confused or upset during the process! If anything else comes my way or I know someone who needs strong legal assistance I will definitely refer them to Maloof law firm.
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Posted by Thomas | July 15, 2019
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Thanks for Helping Me
I just wanna take the time out to thank you for getting me out of this situation I got myself in you have done a awesome job and I would use your services in the future thanks so much
Posted by Matthew | June 27, 2019
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Best lawyer in town
Mr. Maloof jr is one of the best lawyers I had to ever had the pleasure Representing me. He did a Fantastic job on my case . I was very pleased with the out come of my verdict in court. Are use my first offender on a aggravated assault charge. I was given no jail time no community service and no fine as well . I had to pay Had 2200.00 in restitution. My Probation will be terminated after one year of me paying my $2200 restitution and my full rights will be granted back to after 90 days after completing my probation. As long as I pay off the restitution with-in one year. He’s a down to earth an funny lawyer that gets straight to the point an is honest and doesn’t beat around the bush... I will hire him any day of the week if I ever need him in the future. I love that he’s a family man and he’s a small firm and that he takes each case seriously and that your not just a number to the firm trying to get your money. MONEY WELl SPENT!! I thank you and every lawyer in the firm that help out on my case . Thanks!!
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Posted by Reeshemah | February 26, 2019
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Excellent
Micheal did a great job and if I ever need a lawyer again I will choose him to represent me
Posted by Chris | May 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgable
I was in a situation where I needed a good lawyer, one who could work the courtroom and believed in my case. I have been in and out of jails and prison most of my life. I've always been skeptical about lawyers, never really could afford one, I wanted the money I spend to be with someone who I would feel like my money was well spent. Mike, first and foremost, listened to the details of my case, assessed the situation, gave me realistic possible outcomes on what could happen and was honest and didn't try to sell me a dream. My first court appearance, I was real nervous and apprehensive. As I sat there watching other lawyers and listened as they talked to DA's and other courtroom staff, I didn't feel like they had the same respect as Mike did when speaking with the same courtroom staff. I know there is only so much a lawyer can do, in the end it is up to the judge. As the session progressed, I noticed even the judge respected Mike as he respected her. I understand that good lawyers are always busy and handle a lot of things - paperwork, people, etc. The times I called and he was not available, he always returned my calls within a timely manner. Fortunately for me, my outcome was better than I expected. In the end, looking back at the steps I took to be where I am now, the best step was the first step, when I hired Mike to represent me. If anyone reading this has any doubt in their mind about hiring the right lawyer, I would say to them, after watching Mike in court and how things were handled with me outside of court, I would use him and refer him to anyone. A great job. Chris
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2018
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Help with Assualt Case
I was very scared when I first got arrested. I had no idea what would happen to me. I found the Maloof Law Firm online and decided to have a consultation with them. They ensured me that my case was not the end of the world and that I could resolve the matter and move forward with my life. They helped me get my restitution fee down for thousands of dollars. They attended every court visit with me. They also helped me to get into a diversion program so that my case could be dismissed and my record restricted. They will work with you for months and will no stop until the case is resolved. I'm very grateful to have had them as my defense. I can move forward with my life and put this entire situation behind me thanks to the Maloof Law Firm.
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Posted by Stephanie | November 21, 2017
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The best Lawyer in Georgia!
Mr. Maloof, I want to say Thank you very much for handling my son’s case with care. He walked in the court room, and got the charges dismissed. We are forever grateful for you!!!!! You rock!!!!!!
Posted by De'Andre | November 17, 2017
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Excellent service!
Mr. Maloof handled my case with great care, compassion, & a tad bit of humor as well. I'd recommend his services to anybody who needs them. Thank you Mike! You're the best!
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2017
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Excellent lawyer. Highly recommend
Mr. Maloof is an extremely charasmatic, professional lawyer. He explained to me what was going to happen and what my options were in very simple terms, without any overly complicated legal jargon. He gave me his professional opinion but never pressured me one way or another about my case. Over the two years that I needed his services, he and his team were always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. Mr. Maloof ended up getting my charges significantly reduced. I received the best deal of anyone I spoke to in similar situations or that was in court that day. I did not fully appreciate the importance of a good lawyer until I saw so many scattered, lackluster lawyers go before me. I can't help but think that their unpreparedness significantly hurt their clients. Mr. Maloof seems to have a good working relationship with all the court officers, prosecutors, and judges in both the Fulton County and DeKalb County courthouses. Overall I would highly recommend Mr. Maloof's services. He made this distressing time as easy as it could be with an outcome that even I didn't think was possible.
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Posted by Doreen | March 22, 2017
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Mother to Inmate
From the outset, Attorney Michael Maloof was most professional, patient (as I was desperate), understanding, and very thorough in his assessment of my daughter's case and outlined step-by-step plans for her release. He kept me abreast of every step by text, email and phone calls and advised who of his staff was assigned a particular duty so that he can make the final. He and his staff took 1 day (or a matter of hours) to accomplish the end result--my daughter was released.
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Posted by D. Lester | March 21, 2017
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Life
I am truly grateful that I was led to Mr. Maloof in my son's time of need!! My son was facing 4 serious criminal felony charges that all carried a minimum 10 yr sentence. This was our first time experiencing something like this and I didn't know where to start or what to do. I spoke with several other lawyers first and none of them felt right. Then a friend told me about Maloof! After reading reviews I gave him a call. What I appreciated most was when he offered to go visit my son to get to know him before taking the case and selling me any dreams. That meant the most because no one else cared enough to find out more about their potential client, all they wanted was for me to write the check. Maloof's gesture let me know that my son would be in good hands. He was very professional and provided the best services to my son and I from the moment I first spoke with him over the phone to the moment my son left the courtroom a free man with ALL charges dropped!! Mr. Maloof kept us informed throughout the whole process and was always very open & honest about what we should expect. He worked hard for my son and I felt that he genuinely cared for him as a person and not just as a client that he was getting paid for. Speaking of which, his fees were nothing in comparison to what some others were charging for same services and I didn't feel the genuine vibe from any of those lawyers who seemed to be more about the money. Overall, I am more than satisfied with the legal services that I received from Mike Maloof Jr. and I would recommend him to anyone seeking a Great lawyer who will fight hard and care about them!! Thanks Mike!! Forever Grateful!!
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Posted by Mya Martin | December 8, 2016
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They are awesome
I hired Michael Jr. He was beyond awesome i was having hard times wasnt able to afford the hole fee he worked with me not only got my husband out of jail but OFF PROBATION he is very nice and respectful I thank this man for everything he have done for me and my family!!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Maloof & Maloof
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hendrick & Maloof
  • 2008 - 2011

Education

  • National Certification in Field Sobriety Evaluations
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2009
  • Bill Daniel's Trial Advocacy
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2008
  • University of South Carolina
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • The State v. KM
  • Felony Murder and eight counts of aggravated assault were all dismissed
  • The State v. DM
  • DUI Dismissed
  • The State v. GS
  • Charges Dismissed
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Associations

  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Memer
  • 2011 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2008 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Division DeKalb Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Distinguished Lawyer Designation
  • Expert Network
  • 2016
  • Top 10 under 40 Criminal Defense
  • Nation Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Client Satisfication Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Criminal Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Publications

  • The Daily Report
  • Domestic Violence Material Witness Warrant
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Hispanic Mock Trail
  • Mock Trial
  • 2013
  • DeKalb County Recorders Court Staff
  • Changes in Traffic Law
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (38)
Given (37)
Endorse William
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had cases with him as opposing counsel from my time as a prosecutor. Mike is a true professional and a zealous advocate for his clients. He has a proven track record of success and is willing to fight for his clients in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent attorney who truly cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Maloof, Jr. He is aggressive and works hard to get his clients the results they want."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for over 10 years and he is an excellent attorney who achieves great results for his clients.."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a well respected attorney in the Atlanta Metro Area. He is very pleasant to work with and gets the job done right. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Maloof, Jr. has been providing great service to his clients in the Atlanta area for years. He is always well-prepared, he knows the law, and he knows how to win a case at trial. I handled cases as a prosecutor in which Mike was opposing counsel and he was always tough to go up against."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Maloof is a top-notch litigator, but perhaps more importantly, a top-notch communicator and negotiator. His ability to see the big picture and find a solution that benefits everyone involved is a tremendous benefit to his clients. His extraordinary interpersonal skills create relationships which he can draw on to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. I would call him immediately about any criminal matter in the state of Georgia."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike Maloof Jr. is passionate about the law and will fight to protect his clients rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is a passionate lawyer who knows all the right people in the justice system and can use that to serve his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Maloof is aggressive, experienced and hard working. Contact this well respected criminal defense attorney to fight for your rights. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Maloof, Jr. for a number of years and he is an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a great attorney. He is well respected in the legal community and he knows how to use his connections to get results for his clients. Mike eats, sleeps and breaths his cases. If you are looking for an attorney who will take your case seriously and get results for you, hire Mike. You will be very happy with your choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is by far one of the top attorneys in his field in the state. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is often used as a source of information by other attorneys in the area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After meeting Mr. Maloof in Court for the first time, I couldn't help but notice him more often tackling more serious issues. He has a great way of communicating with his clients and opposing counsel and probably as importantly, the Judges. I endorse this lawyer without any hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Maloof is an excellent attorney. He is highly respected in the legal community by prosecutors, fellow defense attorneys as well as judges. I can specifically recall a court appearance I attended where the judge asked Mr. Maloof to assist in interpreting the applicable law in the case I was handling. It was impressive to see the judge rely on Mr. Maloof's legal expertise. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney. You are in excellent hands with Mr. Maloof."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike does excellent work in the field of criminal defense. His firm is trustworthy and he gets results. I endorse his work and would hire him for any criminal defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is an outstanding lawyer. His experience and knowledge are where he separates himself from other good lawyers. When I have questions about legal issues, Mike is one of the first people a call, because I know he will have answers to even the most obscure legal issues. I endorse Mike!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Maloof, Jr. carries on a legacy of criminal defense in DeKalb County and Metro Atlanta. What is special about Maloof, Jr. is that he's not just trading on a name, he's got the goods to back it up. Mike has a command of the law and is a savvy legal strategist and advocate on behalf of his clients. I, without hesitation, endorse Mike Maloof, Jr."
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Decatur Criminal defense Lawyer William Michael Maloof Jr.
William Michael Maloof Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Decatur, GA
Licensed for 17 years
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