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Mitchell Matthew McKinney

Family Attorney at Cumming, GA

5.0   40 reviews

also known as Mitch McKinney, Mitch M. McKinney

  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 24 years
    Georgia - GA 25 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1999
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1998
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Mitchell

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Mitchell (Mitch) McKinney is a former Assistant District Attorney (ADA) and Assistant Solicitor General with more than seven years of prosecutorial experience in the state of Georgia. In addition to his prior experience as a prosecutor, Mr. McKinney also served for three years as Assistant County Attorney for Forsyth County, Georgia where he was also the Magistrate Court of Forsyth County, Georgia prosecutor. His current practice includes specialty in criminal defense of all persons, family law, personal injury cases, and other litigation matters. Mr. McKinney practices throughout the metro Atlanta area and across North Georgia, and is committed to respectful, yet assertive, representation on behalf of his clients.


Mitch services his clients out of his Cumming, Georgia office in the cities of Atlanta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton, Crabapple, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, and the counties of Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Hall, Dawson, Cherokee, Lumpkin, Pickens, Hall and others.


Mitchell M. McKinney, P.C.
309 Pirkle Ferry Road - Building F
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Cumming, GA, 30040
Mitch McKinney Law
102 Jackson Avenue South
Russellville, AL, 35653
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Posted by Diane | September 22, 2021
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Mr. McKinney has helped me out with a situation with my ex and has been here for me ever since, 5-6 years later, and is still guiding me if I need him. I would recommend him to anyone. He knows what he is doing and cares!!
Posted by Katie | January 17, 2019
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Highly recommend!
Mr. McKinney is very professional and cares about his clients and their families. I used his services for my divorce and he fought to get the very best for my children. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by JC | January 6, 2019
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Amazing & Professional
Mitch was super nice, professional and compassionate. He was very knowledgeable and made me feel very comfortable and the process was painless and flawless. I am so thankful for his friendship and his services.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2018
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An Outstanding Advocate for my Son
I hired Mitch McKinney to represent my son in a legal matter early in 2018. Mitch did an excellent job explaining our options and was very clear in laying out the expectations for what our best outcome would be as well as what alternative outcomes may occur. Mitch connected with my son and explained to him specifically what he needed to do to assist in gaining the desired outcome. Mitch's communication and follow up was excellent and he was always available for questions and follow up throughout the entire process. I would hire Mitch again in a minute and would recommend him to anyone who asked me for a solid attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2018
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Thank you Mitch
Mitch and his team did a great job of representing me in my divorce case where the end result was exactly what we were targeting. I would recommend Mitch to anyone looking for an excellent attorney.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2017
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I would Highly recommend
I would highly recommend Mitch Mckinney I hired Mitch to help me with my legal issues on two seperate occasions (2015 and 2016) Mitch took the time to meet and understand the details of the case. It took over a year in both my cases to get resolution with the long drawn legal processes, but Mitch stayed on top of the issue at all times He was thorough with his follow-up, research, meeting and talking to the primary wintness in the cases I could not be happier with the outcome Thanks
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Posted by Chris | October 14, 2016
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Has Your Best Interest in Mind!
Mitch is a well seasoned Attorney and displayed a very practical and efficient approach to my divorce. He always had my best interest in mind and was very cost conscious. Selena (Paralegal) is also very responsive and professional. They are a great team and a pleasure to have work on my behalf. If I ever have need of their services they will be the first to contact for my legal counsel.
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Posted by Lauren | October 14, 2016
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Highly recommend
From the moment we spoke to Mitch, I felt very taken care of. He had a thorough knowledge of my situation and a confidence in how to proceed that was comforting. On the day in court, Mitch had an assurance and confidence that clearly indicated he knew what was happening and what to do to get the desired outcome. As soon as he arrived, I felt immediately calmer, and he took over swiftly and assuredly. Within fifteen minutes, the case was concluded and the desired outcome was achieved. I did not understand the nuances of what happened, and as soon as was possible, he explained everything to me in a way that I could completely understand. Throughout the process, I felt taken cafe of by a very calm, confident, very competent professional. We are very grateful and will definitely use Mitch's services in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2016
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Great Attorney!
After an uncontested divorce disaster, Mitch helped me put an end to the property dispute. He is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him to friends and family (and I have). The level of communication from Mitch and Selena was outstanding. Always answering/explaining any questions or concerns I may have had. We ultimately settled out of court, but I was never pushed into a settlement and only did so after Mitch negotiated terms I was comfortable with. I will continue to use Mitch for future legal matters.
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Posted by Ricky | March 23, 2016
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Very helpful in all aspects .!
I was going through an uncontested divorce when a lot of other things such as infidelity and one of my children not being biologically mine arose during the process . Mitch and Selena promptly stoped filing and created an ammendment to the settlement at which my ex wife had little options but to sign or go to court either of which Mitch was prepared to do to prevent me from paying child support for a child that wasn't biologically mine . The settlement was signed and the divorce was quickly final and over .
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2015
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Mitch and Selena were excellent in the handling of my divorce case. They returned calls and responded to emails quickly and kept me posted throughout the whole process. They helped guide and navigate me through the entire proceedings as I had no clue what to expect. When it was time for mediation, Mitch offered sound reasonable solutions while at the same looking out for my best interests. In the end, mediation was successful thus avoiding court and extra costs. Mitch was easy to work with and fought on my behalf. I was extremely satisfied with the end result and he helped ease my worries and calmed my nerves as the case proceeded. Divorce is never easy, but Mitch made it a little easier and less stressful. I would recommend Mitch to anyone seeking a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2015
Compassionate and Competent
From the moment I spoke with Mitch on the phone to set up an appointment, I knew he was the one that I wanted representing me through my divorce. He was patient and thorough during the initial information-gathering consultation, and never tried to “sell” me on his services. Mitch was always very timely in answering my questions and communicating with me during the discovery process. He has an affable, yet confident demeanor that put me at ease and helped make the most stressful of circumstances more bearable. As my case moved toward mediation, Mitch demonstrated extensive knowledge and experience, and consistently assured me that he was working for the best interests of me and my children. He was able to successfully negotiate a settlement in a very complicated situation that was not merely adequate, but rather quite favorable. I would certainly recommend Mitch to anyone who is looking for an honest, professional, and competent attorney to serve as their legal representative. I am most appreciative of the time he took, the work he did, and the compassion he showed me in the six months it took to achieve the final decree. If I am in need of legal representation in the future, Mitch will be the one I call!
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2014
Extremely positive experience during a difficult time
My experience in working with Mitch and Selena (filing for divorce) was about as positive as it could have possibly been given the negative situation I was in. After hearing horror stories of other friends' interactions with their divorce lawyers, I was pleasantly surprised by my experience with Mr. McKinney. Mitch was extremely respectful, compassionate, knowledgeable, reasonably priced, incredibly accessible and responsive (a must in such a time of uncertainty). He even went as far as to work around my busy work travel schedule, conducting most of our meetings remotely via phone, Skype, and email, which was hugely convenient in my situation. Overall, Mitch and Selena helped to walk me step by step through a difficult process, making it as easy and painless as possible.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2014
McKinney got our charges dropped!
Mitch McKinney worked for weeks and did all the necessary research to make it possible for the state to drop my fiance's charges due to insufficient evidence. He worked hard and kept us informed every the step of the way. Hopefully.. we won't be needing a lawyer..BUT if we ever do we will be coming back to Mitch!
Posted by Tonya | July 17, 2014
Very Pleased
The courtroom is definitely where Mitchell McKinney shines. The questions he asked in court helped me provide the Judge with all the information he needed to make his decision. Mr. McKinney did such a fantastic job at getting all the facts known while in court that the Judge granted more than I’d hope for. He did a great job and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2014
Great service with smiles
I am absolutely pleased with the service provided by Mr. McKinney. In my opinion he went above and beyond to have a successful outcome of our case. I know I will use his services again if need be.
Posted by David | February 1, 2014
Excellent choice
After several reputable people in the Alpharetta area recommended him, I met with Mitch McKinnney to see if he would be a good match to represent me due to being sued for divorce. When we met, I found him to be reponsive to my desires to be ethical, yet tough in representing me. Mitch understood my needs and did an excellent job in representing me. He proved to know the law and guided me through the legal process. He also was tough in protecting me and did not let me be taken advantage by the opposing counsel. He did this in such an ethical way that my results were better than expected. Mitch McKinney would be an excellent choice to handle a legal situation you may face.
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Posted by Laura M. | January 6, 2014
Mitch is an attorney that cares!
Mitch contacted me immediately and offered outstanding advice on how best to address my son's DNR violation. He provided consultation over the phone and outlined how we should negotiate the violation. He was upfront in recommending we resolve this matter on our own without counsel as he felt this could be best addressed without the need for legal representation. I appreciate his being more concerned about his clients versus billing for his time. I would highly recommend Mitch to a friend or colleague of mine.
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Posted by Mark | June 22, 2013
Excellence in legal service
I hired Mitch Mckinney for handling the custody case for my son. The most important thing that could ever happen in a father's life. He was on top of it and I have full custody of my son. I could not be happier with the results and attention to detail during this case. Thank you Mitch.
Posted by Robert | May 9, 2013
Experienced, Dedicated and Driven for Results
Mr. McKinney has the experience, knowledge and dedication to understand the need to gather all information and data to represent one in court. He recently defended me in a Contempt of Marriage case and all 3 charges were dismissed. His ability to decipher information, logically arrange the evidence and professionally present the case was amazing.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Mitchell M. McKinney, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Patterson & Hansford
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Jarrard & Davis, LLP
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Athens-Clarke County District Attorneys Office
  • 2000 - 2002
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  • University of Alabama School of Law - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Mercer University - Macon, Georgia
  • B.B.A.
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Buckhorn Ventures, LLC v. Forsyth County
  • Ruling for Forsyth County affirmed by Appeals Ct.


  • Forsyth County Board of Ethics
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Indigent Defense of Forsyth County
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Forsyth County Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lanier Forsyth Rotary Club
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2002 - 2009
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Honors and Awards

  • George Peach Taylor Trial Advocacy Award
  • University of Alabama Law School
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (6)
Endorse Mitchell
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mitch for over ten years and he has an excellent reputation in the community for working hard for his clients. Mitch cares about his clients and represents his clients to the fullest. Do not hesitate to use Mitch for your legal issues."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mitch and I worked together on a large complex case several years ago. He is a pleasure to work with. I do not hesitate to refer him criminal and family law matters."
Family Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mitch is great to work with. He is very easy going and his calm demeanor certainly makes the negotiation process much more enjoyable. Mitch went out of his way to accommodate the scheduling needs of our case together and I would be happy to work with him again!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Mitch in a number of different settings, including as referring counsel on civil matters as well as opposing counsel in criminal matters. He is a highly skilled lawyer who has great attention to detail, a keen mind for the law and a personable demeanor that immediately puts his clients at ease. I've witnessed Mitch's courtroom skills and demeanor first hand and can honestly say that his advocacy and drive for his clients is second to none. I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Mitch for the last several years as an opposing counsel and as a colleague. I have found him to have exemplary character and work ethic. He is both a zealous advocate and a courteous professional, while never loosing sight of his client or their case. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mitch for several years and we recently had the opportunity to work on a case together. Mitch is a thorough and aggressive attorney and I am glad to endorse him."
Family Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Early in his practice Mitch gained a ton of trial experience and that intense courtroom experience is the foundation for being able to globally prepare a case to win. I send all my referrals in the North Metro Atlanta area to him."
General practice Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mitch for many years, both as a prosecutor, defense colleague, and friend. Mitch is a very effective advocate for his clients; practicing with integrity and passion. Whether your issues involve criminal matters, divorce, or civil litigation, Mitch can handle all of your legal needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I worked with Mitch on a divorce case recently and was impressed with his hard work and dedication in bringing our case to a resolution."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Mitch on several cases and he is a hard working and knowledgeable attorney. I refer cases to him and I feel confident in doing so as he is an excellent attorney in our community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Mitch since working with him as an Assistant District Attorney in the Western Judicial Circuit (Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties). Mitch has a great work ethic and has an effective courtroom presence in arguing for his clients."
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Cumming Family Lawyer Mitchell Matthew McKinney
Mitchell Matthew McKinney
Family Attorney
Cumming, GA
Licensed for 25 years