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Michael Patrick Jacobs

Criminal defense Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
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About Michael

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  1. Criminal defense
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    20 years, 1,000 cases

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Michael Patrick Jacobs
100 Peachtree Street, Suite 2060
Atlanta, GA, 30303

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Posted by Carol | February 26, 2024
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Great Service!
I had to contact PINNACLE CREDIT SPECIALIST by their email: [email protected] and +1 (409) 231-0041. I have been working on rebuilding my credit after my divorce. I had 5 charge offs, I have four opened cards, only one if they have a balance but it's nearly maxed out. I had a CO with Amex from several years ago that is due to fall off in June with TU. I had other CO’s and collections from my divorce that took me from high 700s Fico to low 500’s. I was really in an embarrassing financial situation due to my poor Fico score which led me to meeting some imposters online who claimed to help but worsened my problems. I needed to raise my score a bit higher. It eventually paid off when I met PINNACLE CREDIT SPECIALIST through a reference online (may God bless him). His work rate, professionalism and discretion are top-notch. He increased my scores and the negative items on my report in a relatively short time (6 business days) which finally got me the mortgage for my new house. Tell him I referred you to him…. All the Best!
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Posted by Jimmy | February 26, 2024
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Thank you Mr. Mike!!
I was falsely accused and arrested on July 2021. I took it to trial and thanks to Mike Jacob’s, we beat it and was found Not Guilty on December 2023. He answered every time I called and responded to all my text messages. He never made me feel like I was bothering him by asking too many questions or reaching out to him. He made sure we were both prepared for trial and made the detective that arrested me look incompetent and even got the detective to admit he didn’t do a good job at investigating the charges. I would forever be grateful for Mr. Mike. I definitely recommend him to anybody that’s in need of a lawyer.
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Posted by Millie | December 31, 2023
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Mike Jacobs is an Outstanding Attorney!!
My son was wrongfully accused of a horrendous crime and I was terrified m for him, Im did not know how it was all going to end, but then I found Mike Jacobs. Mike Jacobs was more than an outstanding attorney. He was always and I genuinely mean always available to answer our questions, ease our concerns and I can honestly say that he never dismissed us or our calls. Mike got my son exonerated and thankfully we are all celebrating the holidays together. If you are facing a difficult case and need someone to help you demonstrate your innocence, Mike Jacobs is the BEST attorney for the job. You need an attorney then yes, call 404 502-4662, he is worth every dollar and he will fight the fight for you. We will always appreciate him as he was always and I mean always available to us. He was patient and kind and we were never made to feel like we were burdening him or taking too much of his time. Mike Jacobs is definitely the attorney you need on your side!
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Posted by Kayla | December 27, 2023
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The best!
I could not be more thankful for Mike and all he did for us. When someone you love is falsely accused of a horrendous crime, this is who you need! None of us had ever been through this type of thing before. Mike was upfront and honest, and walked us through every step of the process, even covered everything that would happen in court so there were no surprises. Just knowing that he knew the truth and he actually, legitimately cared about his client gave me all the confidence in him. We were all very thankful to have him beside us in court and could not have been more happy when we got those 3 not guilty verdicts. If you find yourself needing a lawyer, there is no one better than Mike. Me and my family highly recommend him and his firm. We went into this process truly terrified, and came out on the other side smiling and with new lifelong friends. Cannot thank Mike enough for what he did for us. We will be forever grateful to him!
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Posted by Christian | May 12, 2023
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Could not be more satisfied with Mike Jacobs.
This guy is a top tier lawyer. Mike is always one step ahead, and will do literally whatever he can to win your case. Mike is one of the smartest people you'll ever meet, and if you've been charged with a serious crime, having him on your side is an absolute must. If he can't win your case, no one can.
Posted by Holly | April 22, 2023
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WHO YOU CALL, WHEN YOU WANT THE BEST
As a mother of a child charged with an unthinkable offense, you know you’ll do whatever it takes to help your child. I knew the charge was baseless, but proving it is another story!…I called a lawyer friend, and after explaining our situation, he said, “if it were me, or my family member, I’d call Mike Jacobs”. Best decision I’ve ever made. My child’s serious charges that would’ve put them in jail, possibly for life, Mr. Jacobs was able to prove self-defense, and after nearly five years of not knowing, all charges were dismissed once we finally got our day in court. He thought of every possible scenario the prosecutors might come up with, and was beyond prepared with evidence. Mike will forever be family to me. I would never trust anyone else.
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Posted by Lynn | April 22, 2023
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MIKE JACOBS SAVES LIFES!
Writing this review, it is hard to even find the words to describe what an incredible lawyer Mike Jacobs is. We hired Mike Jacobs to assist with a severe Criminal charge for a member of our close family after a self-defense case. Mike was able to not only prove their innocence, but do so in a timely, efficient manner. If you have a family member in a situation similar, there is not a lawyer on this planet I can recommend more. For your life to be on the line THIS IS WHO YOU CALL!!! Mike has become family and we are honored to have had him on our side in such a difficult season of our lives. We are forever grateful.
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Posted by Travis | April 19, 2023
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These guys are the best.
When I say I am overly satisfied with this law firm assistance, I don't think 5 stars is enough for these guys. Extremely professional, and willing to work with you. My case was about homicide and made sure it got dismissed. They are the best!
Posted by Zee | October 26, 2022
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Outstanding Attorney
I hired Mike to assist my husband with a critical charge where he was falsely accused. We could not have asked for a better attorney. Mike was friendly, compassionate, very confident and professional. He answered all of our questions without hesitation. Thank God he won the case, and my spouse was Not Guilty on all charges. It was amazing watching Mike's closing statement. I was so impressed and would most definitely refer him to anyone who needs an attorney for their critical needs! Awesome Job Well Done, Mike. Truly Appreciate you and your firm!!!
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Posted by Tim V. | October 12, 2022
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A Benchmark Attorney for Sure.
My family couldn't have asked for a better attorney to help us through an incredibly challenging time in our lives. Mr. Jacobs was honest, to the point, and positive throughout the whole process. We alway felt that our family was the most important case on his plate. Mr. Jacobs communicated empathetically, and worked tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for our family. I appreciate Mr. Jacobs tremendously, his knowledge of the law, and his compassion in our case. We were grateful to have found Mr. Jacobs and will appreciate his work for the rest of our lives.
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Posted by Aaron | October 12, 2022
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Couldn’t Ask for a Better Man
This is your guy!! I hired Mr. Jacobs for a case a while ago and didn’t think twice about hiring him for my more recent situation. Mr. Jacobs is not the average defense lawyer here. Mr. Jacobs cares. He will be brutally honest with you throughout your process, and works magic with what he’s given. He was always a message away with any questions or concerns my family and I would have. In a time like this, facing a case, struggling to feel motivation, Mr. Jacobs will bring you down to earth and support you. He goes above his profession, and is somebody my family and I can call a friend. Regardless of your situation, if you’re here reading these reviews, then you’ve found your guy. I will forever be so grateful for what Mr. Jacobs does!
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Posted by Christine | August 2, 2021
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Professional and Dedicated to his clients
Thank you so much Michael! You and your team are phenomenal. I was wrongfully accused of a felony crime, and Mike worked hard to prove my innocence and get my case completely dismissed without a trial. This case has caused so much agony for me but I am so relieved to say that because of God and Mike I am happy to put this in my past. Thank you so much for everything!
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Posted by Patrick D. | December 22, 2019
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You saved my life
On November 4th, 2017 I was formerly charged with Dui , reckless driving and attempt to elude law officers in Roswell. In reality, the officer wanted me to stopped in a dark area. I did not stop because of fear . I could not stopped because I was in a residential area and the only safe place near by where I could stop was at my house in my driveway which is well lite. Since I did not have any criminal offense in my record the Judge sentenced me under the first offender right with 500 dollars fines , 60 hours of community services , defensive driving courses , drugs and alcohol evaluation and 5 years probation Mike Jacob's help me from the beginning of my misfortune to get my driver license back. Honorable Jacob work like my guardian angel to help close my file after 2year of probation and persuade the judge to have my file expunged and sealed. On December 19th 2019 at 11 am the judge agreed To closed my case and give me a clean slate for the future. Attorney Mike Jacob and the Firm Peach State Lawyers are more than juste lawyers ; for me they are Angel's of Laws. Mike Jacob's and his firm will fight to restore your life . All a client have to do is to trust them because they are genuine and knowledgable of their work they are lawyers par excellence. May God bless Mike Jacob's , give him a long life and bless his firm Peach State lawyers. May the forces be with you always. To anyone reading this review if you need a lawyer to represent you call Peach State lawyers they will be your life line. I promise. Patrick D .
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Posted by Don | August 13, 2019
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A new Friend!
Mr. Jacobs was recommended to me by a friend when I felt I was wrongly accused of a DUI. From the start it was obvious I was with the correct attorney. He met me about my case, listened to my side and told me what he could do. He always answered my texts/e-mails within a couple of hours or sooner if he was not in court. His staff at W. Scott Smith were extremely helpful and very courteous. I had never been in a situation like I was in in the past but I chose the right person. He definitely did not treat me like a number. Watching him in action in court was truly amazing. He knows his stuff. I would highly suggest you call him if you ever run into problems such as I did.
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Posted by Benjamin | March 24, 2019
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OUTSTANDING Criminal Defense Attorney
Mike Jacobs is a partner at W. Scott Smith (Peachstate Lawyers), P.C. I hired Mr Jacobs to assist me with 4 active felony charges in 3 different counties around Atlanta (Fulton, Cobb and DeKalb). Mr Jacobs laid out a legal strategy and immediately took the initiative. He personally met with the district attorneys prosecuting my cases (and also members of the probation office) and got my cases resolved with great outcomes. Jacobs is intelligent, well spoken and highly professional. His office staff - Paul for example - is equally professional and treat you like a valued client. I have worked with a number of attorneys in Atlanta and Mr Jacobs, in my opinion, is at the top of the list for criminal defense.
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Posted by Hood | February 15, 2018
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comassionate, friendly, dedicated to get results
Had an issue that was big time trouble for me and Mr. Mike Jacobs and Scott Smith was able to rescue me. Mike Jacobs is a very friendly, compassionate lawyer who cares about his clients and it shows. He gets the results you want. Mike did some great research and was able to overcome great odds. Mike knows the law and is very personable, respectful and he never gives false hopes but he's always truthful and confident. Peachstate Lawyers has the best lawyers around, Scott Smith, Mike Jacobs, Mary Agramonte, Andrew Powell, Michael Murphy, Carl Chapman and Ryan Walsh have all been great. If you're in need of great legal help call Peachstate. The reviews are accurate and you'll agree!
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Posted by Brittany Bell | January 29, 2018
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Mike is Best in Class
It doesn't get better than Mike! He assisted with a pro bono case and was incredibly patient, kind and empathic. He knew the process inside and out and guided us thru every step and let us know in advance what to expect. He was incredibly timely in his responses to email and calls. I can't say enough good things about him.
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2017
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Professional, dependable and on my side!
Mike Jacobs is responsible, compassionate and highly knowledgeable! He walked us through the entire process and achieved a great result! #greatsoutherngentleman - great lawyer!
Posted by AC | August 2, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
Look no further, Mike Jacobs is the attorney you need! Mr. Jacobs fought hard for me and got all charges dismissed! Mr. Jacobs has an amazing grasp of the law and has a heart of gold. He fights hard for his clients and always makes himself available to answer any questions along the way. Thanks Mike!!!!!
Posted by Melanie | December 1, 2015
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Top Notch Attorney
They just don't make many like Mike! I'm a big critic when it comes to professionalism, respect and great service. Mike represented me extremely well in a recent charge. The results were much better than others had received after similar charges. Mike always made himself available to me, and treated me with respect. He makes you feel so comfortable. I feel like I've known him for decades but just met him earlier this year. Very kind, knows what he is doing and did a great job for me. Thank you so so much!! Hands down, the best all around!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • W. Scott Smith, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Harvey T. Siegel & Associates
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Assistant Solicitor General
  • Dekalb County Solicitor General's Office
  • 2005 - 2006

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • F Warrior
  • 2011
  • Georgia State University
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Loyola College in Maryland
  • MBA
  • 1999
  • Catawba College
  • B.A. in Finance
  • 1998
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Jon Thieme
  • Reversed
  • State v. Joey Celestin
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • Trial Lawyers College
  • 2011 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Emory Law School Externship
  • How to win a criminal case
  • 2014
  • Fulton County Police Training
  • How to testify in a DUI case
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (22)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is one of the top criminal lawyers in Georgia, and his results speak for themselves. Highly trained, Mike brings the big guns out for his clients. I would not hesitate to hire mike Personally and I enjoy our many opportunities to work together."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is an effective trial lawyer who goes to bat for his clients. His record of successful outcomes speaks for itself."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is hard working, honest and he cares about his clients. Mike is a bulldog. Once he begins something, he is likely to finish it."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jacobs is a giant in the community and quite expert at what he does. He cares for every one of his clientele."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is the best. You would be lucky to have him. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Jacobs is a fantastic attorney and highly knowledgeable about the current state of DUI law in Georgia. I've seen him at work many times and would trust him with any type of criminal defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a wonderful defense attorney who works tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Jacobs is a talented, experienced, and zealous advocate for his clients. Mike is experienced in representing his clients in pretrial and trial matters, and works to aggressively advance his client's legal interests. Just as importantly, Mike is a person of good character and is someone who you and your family can trust with your legal issues. I unequivocally endorse Mike Jacobs to represent you for your legal needs."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mike is a fantastic criminal defense attorney. He works hard for every client."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike and I tried a case against one another very early on in my legal career and it was a pleasure to work with someone as professional and friendly as him. He is an excellent attorney who clearly works very hard for his clients and works well with prosecutors and has the respect of his fellow defense attorneys."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a rising star in the areas of criminal defense and DUI defense for the Atlanta area. He takes every case seriously. No question that he will be better prepared than any prosecutor he goes up against."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whenever a client or contact asks me for a criminal attorney, Mike is my go-to answer. I refer him all my criminal and DUI cases because he is a skilled attorney who is sincerely passionate about the law and his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I unequivocally endorse Mike Jacobs as an Attorney. Not only is he very committed to being a great Lawyer, he is one. He has a knack for communicating complex issues in a simple way. This is very important in his line of work. His work deals with people whose very liberty is at stake, and for this he can be absolutely trusted to do what is right."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly recommend Mike Jacobs. Not only do I have the privilege of working with Mike, I have the honor of calling him my friend. More importantly, when I need legal advice, I go see Mike. Already a rising star in the Atlanta legal community, Mike takes every opportunity to become a better attorney which translates to the great results he obtains for his clients. After spending three weeks honing his craft at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College, Mike returned to Atlanta on top of his game ready to achieve only the best outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I know Mike from Trial Lawyers College. Mike has great compassion for his clients and professionally champions their individual perspective in court. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known many criminal defense lawyers in over 20 years of practicing law, and Mike Jacobs is one of the finest lawyers I have ever met. Mike is incredibly smart, and he is tough as nails. Mike knows the law better than his opponent, and he truly cares about his clients. Mike fights for his clients, and he fights for them with the highest skills, integrity and passion. My first choice of criminal attorneys when referrring one of my clients on a criminal matter is Mike Jacobs."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jacobs is a professional DUI lawyer. By that I mean that he takes his craft seriously. He spends the time, the money and the effort to achieve excellence for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer. Motivated, effective, knows the law and is ready to try a case. Clients are in good hands with Mike."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Mike highly. He's an intelligent and aggressive attorney, who's impressed me greatly. He goes above and beyond for his clients, and achieves excellent results."
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Atlanta Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Patrick Jacobs
Michael Patrick Jacobs
Criminal defense Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 19 years