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Attorney Michael D. Murphy is an Atlanta DUI Attorney with the W. Scott Smith PC law firm in Atlanta, GA. Before beginning with W. Scott Smith, P.C., Michael spent time working as an intern with the Dekalb County District Attorney’s Office. While in Dekalb, Michael assisted in handling a broad range of cases with the majority of his cases involving felony charges. The time he spent at the Dekalb County District Attorney’s Office gave him a large reservoir of insight and experience, from which he draws to guide his clients and defend their rights.

Michael’s educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama. Michael also obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia.  Michael is also a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.

While at John Marshall, Michael was a member of the Moot Court Board, the Student Bar Association, where he acted as a Representative, and he served as President of the Criminal Law Society. In addition, Michael actively participated as a student coach for the Fulton County Teen Court Competition. Michael assisted the students of Coretta Scott King High School in winning the competition.

Michael is a native of Marietta, Georgia. His family has lived here for over twenty years and he is happy to call Georgia home. When he is not busy working with clients he likes to spend time with his wife and two dogs.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



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  • Zaira Denise Solano

    Michael is my go to attorney regarding criminal matters for my immigration clients. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, responds promptly, honest and true advocate. I highly recommend him!


    Zaira Solano Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Holly Michele Waltman

    Michael is a highly professional trial attorney who is excellent in court and in front of judges and prosecutors. His knowledge of the law is vast and persuasive. Michael is someone I would trust with my friends or family should they ever need to hire an attorney.


    Holly Waltman Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

W. Scott Smith PC

2060 Equitable Building
100 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA, 30303


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201108/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Choice AwardAVVO2015
Intoxilyzer 9000 Course CompletionForensic Alcohol Consulting and Training2014
GraduateTrial Lawyers College2013
Intoxilyzer 5000 Course CompletionForensic Alcohol Consulting and Training2012
Admission Into PracticeSupreme Court of Georgia2011
Admission Into PracticeSuperior Court of Georgia2011
President Criminal Law SocietyJohn Marshall Law School2010
Moot CourtJohn Marshall Law School2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of W. Scott Smith P.C.2011 - Present
ApprenticeDekalb County District Attorney's Office2009 - 2011
InternTuscaloosa Public Defender's Office2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeMember2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Cobb County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMember2011 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
DeKalb County Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. D.O.Not Guilty (Jury)
State v. R.M.Not Guilty
State v. A.L.Not Guilty (Jury)
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Publication nameTitleDate
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogCriminal Trespass2015
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogOpen Container2015
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogHit and Run2015
W. Scott Smith P.C. Blog10-Day Letter2015
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogSelf-Defense2015
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogFailure To Maintain Lane2015
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogGeorgia Legislature Changes Mugshot Law2014
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogDo I Have A Criminal History2014
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogMultiple DUIs2014
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogCarrying A Firearm Through A TSA Checkpoint: Part II2014
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogWhat Is Arraignment2014
W. Scott Smith P.C. BlogNew Years Eve DUI Checkpoint2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2013
John Marshall Law School, AtlantaLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of AlabamaCriminal JusticeOther - Bachelors2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
John Marshall Criminal Law Society SymposiumDeath Penalty Seminar2011