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James David Michael

also known as Jim Michael

About me

I am a career trial attorney. I specialize in criminal defense, and I handle everything from traffic violations to complex murder cases. I believe that everyone is entitled to exceptional legal assistance, and I have spent nearly two decades practicing with that mindset. I work with a close friend and colleague, Marko Burgar, and together we comprise one of metro Atlanta's most respected law firms.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

16 total 

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  • Charles Christopher Flinn

    I've known Jim Michael for nearly 20 years -- professionally and personally. He is one of the finest lawyers in town.


    Charles Flinn Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Juwayn Haddad

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jim for almost 15 years. He is a tenacious attorney who always brings passion and dedication to his work. He is a hard-hitting lawyer who never stops fighting for his clients. He is very well respected by the legal community and an extremely talented lawyer.


    Juwayn Haddad Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Burgar & Michael, LLC

6 Piedmont Center, Suite 525
3525 Piedmont Road, NE
Atlanta, GA, 30305


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBurgar & Michael, LLC2014 - Present
PartnerCarnesale, Delan, Flinn & Michael, L.L.C.2009 - 2014
OwnerJames D. Michael P.C.2007 - 2009
OwnerBlend & Michael, L.L.C.2002 - 2007
AttorneyDekalb County Public Defender1995 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
DeKalb Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Gwinnett County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. M.L.The charge was dismissed and our client's arrest was expunged.
State v. D.A.No charges filed and client not arrested.
State v. S.R.Not Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Duke UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992