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T. Michael Flinn

Consumer protection Attorney at Carrollton, GA

4.6   71 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Learn T.’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Consumer protection
    50%
    I handle all types of fraud and deceptive or unfair business practices cases but primarily claims against auto dealers. I handle claims against car dealers for misrepresenting the qualities or characteristics of a car such as whether it has been wrecked. See my web site at www.georgiaconsumerlawyer.com.

    39 years, 500 cases

  2. Lemon law
    25%
    I got interested in warranty law andlemon law when I was in law school and Professor Holmes asked me to draw a warranty. Upon graduation, I immediately began jury trials against manufacturers for lemon cars. I have successfully handled hundreds of lemon car and warranty claims agaisnt all foriegn and domestic manufacturers. See my web site at www.georgiaconsumerlawyer.com.

    39 years, 500 cases

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    I represent injured citizens in all sorts of personal injury claims from dog bites to slip and falls to motor vehicle collisions. I handle serious injury cases in motor vehicle collisions. I sue texting and drinking drivers.

    39 years, 1,000 cases

Michael has over thirty five years of trial experience serving Metro Atlanta and the West Georgia area.  Michael proudly calls himself a consumer lawyer. He represents consumers in auto fraud and lemon car claim. Michael is recognized state wide as a leader in consumer claims involving auto fraud and has won several appellate court decisions favoring consumers. Mauk v. Pioneer Ford, Raysoni v. Payless Auto, Edel v Southtowne. Michael receives referrals for his expertise from lawyers all over the state. Michael has received the highest ratings from his peers and the judiciary being recognized as an AV Preiminent Lawyer through Martindale Hubbell and recognistion as a "Super Lawyer".

 

Michael has spent the last 21 years as a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the interests of the State and the County in protecting children in dependency cases. Michael spent 11 previous years as Carroll County Public Defender. Michael has personally tried hundreds of cases before the State and Federal Courts of Georgia. He has also done pro bono legal work for the Georgia Legal Services Program, and has been recognized as a "Star Performer" for representation of women in domestic violence divorces who could not afford an attorney to help them get out of the cycle of abuse.

 

Born and raised in Carroll County, Michael is the son of Emery Flinn, Jr. and Elizabeth Flinn. He attended Oak Mountain Academy where he was Valedictorian in 1978. He attended the University of West Georgia with a pre law major and graduated magna cum laude. Michael then attended the University of Georgia School of Law from which he graduated cum laude in 1985.

 

Michael entered the practice of law in 1985 when he joined the former Word, Cook and Word, Attorneys. They immediately put Michael in Court where he tried jury trials in lemon car cases.  One year later, Michael formed the firm of Word & Flinn with Gerald P. Word. Michael and Jerry served as public defenders and maintained a thriving private practice for over ten years. Michael has been in solo private practice for the past twenty five years.

 

Michael is married to the former Marni Pinkerton, owner of Ms. Marni’s Pre School. Marni has lived in Carrollton most of her life and is a graduate of the Carrollton City School system and the University of West Georgia. They have three children, Katy, Justin and Logan. Michael and Marni are members of Carrollton First United Methodist Church. Michael was a volunteer soccer coach with the Carrollton Parks and Recreation Program for over 20 years. He was instrumental in beginning the select soccer program and the four year old program. He was recognized as Athletic Volunteer of the Year in 1997. He was recognized as a Georgia Youth Soccer Regional Volunteer of the year in 2005. In addition to graduating from the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy, Michael has served his community as President of the Carrollton Jaycees and as Empty Stocking Fund Chairman for two years. Michael was recognized for his community service efforts with the Crutchfield Memorial Award. Michael has also served on the Board of Trustees of Oak Mountain Academy which his three children attend.

 

"Consumers deserve and should expect the best from their lawyers. The best in reasoned fairness. The best in integrity. The best in strong enforcement of the consumer laws. Having been raised in a home where I was taught ‘a man’s word should be his bond’, I pledge to uphold that tradition of honesty and integrity and to continue my service to Georgia consumers."

Location

Law Offices of T. Michael Flinn
402 Tanner Street
Carrollton, GA, 30117

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  71 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Guidance
Michael Flinn helped me get out of a lemon car I recently purchased from a used car dealership, and saved me thousands in auto repairs. I would definitely recommend reaching out to Mr.Flinn if you need help getting out of a misrepresented car deal.
Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Mr Flinn took up my case when no one else would. He was very attentive and empathetic with excellent professionalism. I am so grateful to him for all his hard work and compassion, and helping me win a case I had already given up on. All thanks to you and your team.
Posted by Will | December 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Odometer discrepancy
Mr Flinn did a wonderful job getting me a refund on a vehicle that had the miles rolled back. I’m very pleased with his service.
Posted by Tamara | November 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledge and profesional !
We was very frustrated with the situation we're going true and we find Michael Flinn ,since the begining he ask us specific questions, we answered and he take our case and since that we know that he have the power and knowledge to do what is right .he was dedicated and precise on was he's doing .we bring all our trust on him and he dedicated his time and knowledge and win our case .we never doubt of his great experience on this matters .I really recommended 100% if your going thru a situation call him he is very professional and very dedicated on his cases ...thank you Michael!!!
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Posted by John | December 6, 2022
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Great Results
Hired Mike and his team to recoup expenses incurred when a dishonest auto shop refused to honor their warranty. Very professional throughout. Guided us through every stage resulting in an appropriate settlement. Nice work!
Posted by Deborah | September 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attroney!!
Mr. Flinn and his team are amazing! Mr. Flinn helped get a loan removed from my credit due to the vehicle having issues that dealership did not address when purchasing.
Response from T. Flinn September 29, 2022
Thanks so much for the positive feedback. So glad we were able to help.
Posted by Jeff Deese, Sr. | September 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The "To--Go--Guy"
Charging a person for things that do not legally exist is a criminal offence. Mr Flinn has experience in dealing with these criminals and just because these criminals hide under titles like car dealer, insurance broker and the-like; does not make it any less illegal, then a purse snatcher, bank robber, or car thief. It is a criminal act to defraud hardworking, honest people out of their money. If people would stop settling out of court and start pressuring your representatives to pursue criminal charges against them, then things will change. Mr Flinn did me really good in his intervention into my sons case of being robbed by ALM. We need more people like Mr Flinn out there standing up for our rights. Great person to have in your corner.
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Response from T. Flinn September 29, 2022
Thanks very much for the positive review, We try hard to hold dealers accountable for their violations, Most dealers are so used to nobody standing up to them that they are surprised when the law is pointed out.
Posted by James | April 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Disclosed accident or repair body damage on nissan titan
Contacted the dealership got my situation handled professionally glad I found him came highly recommended
Posted by Patrick | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolute BEST Lawyer Around for Warranty and Lemon Law Issues
T. Michael Flinn and his law office is amazing. I had a warranty issue with a vehicle and T. Michael Flinn handled the case with ease. He is very professional. He is extremely responsive. Any time I reached out to him, it didn't matter if it was after hours or not, he usually responded the same day and if not the very next morning. He was more than willing to answer any questions that I had. He walked me through every step of the process and reassured me not to worry about the outcome and that I had a strong case. He made the process very easy also. He got me every penny that I deserved and be honest he was able to get me more than I expected. He never once brushed me off or made me feel as if I didn't matter. I have had to deal with a lawyer in another situation dealing with a vehicle accident and I can tell you that the difference between the 2 were night and day. I would give T. Michael Flinn and his law office 100 stars if I could. The other lawyer that I dealt with would get 0 stars. It almost felt like the other lawyer was working for the other side and not me. I most definitely did not have that issue with T. Michael Flinn and his law office. There was never any doubt at all that he was on my side from the very beginning. T. Michael Flinn and his law office I would recommend to anyone that has any kind of warranty issue or lemon law issue. He is by far the best lawyer you will ever find to handle your case.
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Posted by Denise | February 1, 2022
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Defective car
Mr Flinn is a good man and a great lawyer. He helped me and my daughter get our money back on a defective car….. Denise
Posted by Phillip | January 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A true gentleman, and a very knowledgeable attorney
Michael has represented me on two different occasions, he is super sharp and very straight forward. I’m a person who will not associate with anyone who is not fair and honest. I have been very happy with my outcomes on both occasions. He’s my attorney and I’m proud to call him a friend.
Posted by Nneoma | October 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Resolved issue with dishonest car dealer
I had an issue with a dishonest car dealer and Mr. Flinn resolved the issue and did a great job in getting me a settlement that I was happy with. I would recommend him
Posted by Bence | February 28, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Very professional and generous!!
I reached out to Mr. Flinn about a car fraud. He responded very quickly and instructed me how to communicate with the dealership that was so successful that they immediately accepted my terms! Wow! I would highly recommend Mr. Flinn! Thank you!!!
Posted by DONNA STUBBS REYNOLDS | October 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
STRICKLEY BUSINESS... STRAIGHT TO THE POINT
MR. FLINN DID A GREAT JOB ON GETTING ME A SETTLEMENT THAT I WAS VERY HAPPY WITH. HE IS STRAIGHT TO THE POINT AND DOESN'T COME ACROSS AS FRIENDLY BUT I WASN'T LOOKING FOR A NEW FRIEND BUT RATHER JUSTICE IN THE NEW JEEP I HAD BOUGHT THAT HAD A VERY OBVIOUS LEAKING PROBLEM. I WOULD WITHOUT HESITATION RECOMMEND T. MICHAEL FLINN!
Posted by Jim | September 24, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Nice Guy! To the point! Very knowledgeable!
Mr. Flinn called back promptly, heard my case and gave me some great info even took his time to email me a suggested remedy for my case during our initial consultation at no charge. From my experience most attorneys put a price tag first then are willing to talk with you. Mr Flinn, nice to know your an attorneys who cares enough to go the extra mile!
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2020
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Caring
Mr Flinn was able to fix what took me close to a year to handle with one email. His experience and knowledge is what you need!! Thank you Mr Flinn
Posted by Sandra | May 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Problem with Dishonest Used Car Dealer in Marietta
Michael Flinn is the go to attorney when you have been truly scammed by a car dealer. He doesn't take a case unless he knows he can win for you. He isn't an attorney who will take your money and do nothing. He got a resolution to my issue with a Marietta dealer who sold me a car that was wrecked and did not have all the options that the Ad listed. Beware of Carfax reports as they do not always tell the true story as I found out. Michael Flinn knows his stuff! Atlanta and surrounding area dishonest car dealers should BEWARE of T. Michael Flinn!
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2020
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Highly Effective In Handling My Difficult Case
Mr. Flinn took on my case dealing with a tough, and very large, car dealer in Atlanta that sold me a wrecked vehicle without disclosing the vehicle history when asked. After a year and a half of owning the vehicle, I learned it was wrecked upon attempting to trade it in and the value was diminished by over $10,000. There was evidence supporting that the dealer signed my name on documents accepting the vehicle "as is" and they were very harsh in their response indicating they would not take back the car. Mr. Flinn applied a methodical, evidence-based approach to uncover the wrongdoing of the dealer. The dealer settled days before arbitration. They paid of the loan, refunded me all of the money I paid into the vehicle, and attorney fees. Mr. Flinn took on my case that many others turned down simply because it wasn't an easy path lemon law situation. I am thankful for his efforts. J.O. - Atlanta Georgia
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Posted by Xhaddow | October 31, 2019
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New car no title 90 days
I purchased a used car, from a franchise dealership Chrysler dealership in union city 7.31.19. I paid cash in full. I was patient with the dealer the first 60 days. After 60 days I began to pressure the dealership for answers. They in returned told me it has been requested from Tennessee and that they are difficult to deal with. On day 85 I told the GM I wanted a refund, because they had not delivered a tag or title. This is when they wanted milage on the car so they could devalue it from the purchase price and charge me for usage. I contacted several attorneys and found one who told me to come in. I decided to call T Michael Flinn because I saw on the internet he had experience with dealership issues before I went to the other attorney. Thank god I did! Mr Finn provided me with my rights, also provided me georgia title laws that were broken in a email. With this information I felt empowered to deal with the dealer. I walked in the dealership provided then the email T Micheal Flinn provided me. I recieved not only a full refund on purchase of the vehicle, also a refund on all maintenance performed. I would highly recommend T Michael Flinn if your battling a large dealership.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
I purchased a car that was previously advertised as a clean vehicle with no damage history. After purchasing the vehicle, I was advised that the vehicle had total left side damage that resulted in having to be repainted. Seller refused to take vehicle back. I contacted Mr. Flinn concerning the matter. He is 100% for his client and will take a case only if he feels he can help the client. I live in another state, and he was always trying to keep costs at a minimum when traveling to his firm. He worked diligently to settle my suit as quickly as was possible with all the legal hoops to jump through in a case like mine. I highly recommend Mr. Flinn. He is, first of all, a gentleman. Couple that with his high level of integrity and outstanding knowledge of the law, and I cannot imagine anyone being more qualified. He truly wants to help the client who has been taken unfair of advantage and right the wrong.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of T. Michael Flinn
  • 1995 - Present
  • Partner
  • Word & Flinn Attorneys
  • 1986 - 1995
  • Associate
  • Word Cook & Word
  • 1985 - 1986

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of West Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fulton v. Altanta Luxury Motors Inc.
  • Plaintiff verdict $77,000
  • McCoy v. Sargent
  • We got judgment against Sargent for the client for over $130,000.
  • Bryant v. Pioneer Ford
  • Verdict for over $150,000 including punitive damages and attorney's fees.

Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trail Lawyers of America - Intrastate Mock Trial Team
  • Member
  • 1985 - 1985
  • American Bar Association - National Mock Trial Team
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Star Performer Award
  • Georgia Legal Services
  • 2004
  • Athletic Volunteer of the Year
  • Carrollton Parks Recreation and Cultural Arts Dept.
  • 1997
  • Crutchfield Memorial Award
  • Carrollton Jaycees
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Consumer Law and Automobiles
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (11)
Endorse T.
Lemon law Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is willing to help consumers throughout Georgia and has also been willing to provide consultations to my clients on consumer law issues statewide. His willingness to share his expertise and to stand up for consumer rights sets him apart and makes him a valued resource both on this forum and with our colleagues in the Georgia Bar."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Flinn is the Georgia Guru on Lemon Law. I don't know of anyone better."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael works tirelessly for the small guy - if not for him, so many everyday folks would be bowled over by big business. I recommend him regularly for consumer matters."
Consumer protection Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Michael for many years and have found him to be of the highest caliber, both in his knowledge of the law and his ethical commitments to his clients and the Court. I strongly endorse him in all areas related to consumer protection and regularly recommend him to both friends and family. I have no reservations about putting my faith and trust is in ability, and his desire, to fight for and to achieve what is right."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Well respected."
Lemon law Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike and I attended undergraduate and law school together. His zeal for study has translated into a zeal to represent his clients. He is the guy to go to in the west Georgia area for lemon lawn and consumer protection litigation. He is also a community minded citizen who gives in many ways to the Carroll County community. From lay coach to school fundraiser, he is always serving his community."
Consumer protection Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are in Georgia and you need a consumer lawyer or a personal injury lawyer Michael is the go to guy. He knows the law and cares about his clients."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike for about a decade and I endorse this him wholeheartedly. Mike is a nationally known leading consumer rights lawyer. He has a well deserved reputation for a thorough knowledge of the state lemon law and a deep desire to help his clients get the best result possible in the shortest time possible. If you have a lemon motor vehicle in Georgia, I highly recommend you call him. He's very good, he knows the law, he cares about his clients, and he likes to win. Those are exactly the things a consumer needs in a good lemon law attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"We share membership in some of the same organizations. I am amazed about Mr. Flinn's knowledge of Consumer Rights law, as I find it too complicated to handle myself. Whenever I see a posting from Mr. Flinn I can trust that it is accurate, insightful, and helpful. I think he's an excellent attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have referred people to him for automobile lemon law cases and they have always been pleased."
Personal injury Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a hard working attorney who fights for his clients. He is an advocate for his clients through his membership & participation with the Ga Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, The American Bar Assoc & The State Bar of Ga. He is a consumer lawyer. Admirably, he has dedicated over 10 years as a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the interests & protecting children in deprivation cases. He has done pro bono legal work for the Ga Legal Services Program, a "Star Performer" for representation of women in domestic violence cases. He gives freely of his time to potential clients including answering legal questions & posting legal guides on avvo.com. Michael educates lawyers by speaking at seminars. He is well respected among attorneys. He attended top schools graduating from University of West Georgia & Law school at the University of Ga. I am proud to lend him my personal endorsement. Howard Spiva www.spivalaw.com"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mike has earned the respect and admiration of his peers and fellow members of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association through his professional representation of those that have been injured through the negligence of others."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Mike as a fellow lawyer for many years. His specialty is representing consumers in various matters. I know he is an excellent lawyer and does exceptional work. I endorse him without hesitation."
Lemon law Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for a long time. He has an excellent reputation in the West Georgia community and is an expert in the area of lemon law and consumer fraud litigation. He fights hard for his clients. I endorse him without hestitation"
Litigation Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An expert in his field, Michael is the attorney I turn to when I need advice."
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