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Michael L. Werner

Trucking accident Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   40 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
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WE NEVER SETTLE FOR LESS THAN THE CLIENT DESERVES!

Michael L. Werner graduated from the University of Georgia. He then attended and graduated from Emory School of Medicine where he specialized in anesthesiology.   Practicing medicine, he witnessed first-hand how automobile wrecks destroy peoples’ lives and dreams.

 

It was this experience that drove him to become a trial attorney and fight for the rights of injured victims. Werner’s goal was to help those whose lives’ have been torn apart through no fault of their own and help clients rebuild and bring back dignity all while ensuring that justice prevails.

 

Werner specializes in cases that deals with catastrophic injuries, whether they were due to tractor trailer, motorcycle or car wrecks.  Werner realizes that an attorney must not only be well versed in the law, but understand the medicine involved in his clients’ injuries, because his clients will likely require medical care for the rest of their lives and it is essential that they get the care they need well after the verdict or settlement.  Werner ensures that justice prevails for his clients and only takes a limited number of cases to guarantee that each client gets his individual and personal attention.    In fact, every single client has his cellular phone number and knows they can call 24/7.

 

Werner prides himself as an attorney who will never give up and never settle for less than his clients deserve. The majority of his cases are referred to him by other attorneys who recognize Werner’s dedication and tenacity – knowing that their clients are in good hands with his firm.  It is this work ethic that has given Werner nationwide recognition.  In fact, many out of state attorneys have sought Werner’s help in litigating their tractor-trailer cases.

 

Michael speaks at numerous Georgia Bar Seminars instructing attorneys how to win personal injury cases, trial strategies, deposing defense experts, opening and closing arguments.   The most popular topic Werner lectures on is Maximizing The Value of a Wrongful Death or Catastrophic Injury Case due to his ability to receive settlements and verdicts two to three times higher than other attorneys.

Werner has been recognized and honored by his peers for his success and has been published in Newsweek and Super Lawyer Magazine. He has also been recognized for receiving record verdicts and settlements including being listed in Top Georgia Verdicts. Additionally, The National Trial Lawyer Association recognized him with the prestigious award of being listed as one of The Top 40 Lawyer under the age of 40; and as The Top 100 Trial Attorneys.

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The Werner Law Firm, PC

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Posted by David | March 5, 2014
BEST LAWYER!!
I was in a bad motorcycle wreck, and the doctors were referring MIchael Werner to me. It looked like I was not going to get much with the guys bad insurance policy, but Mr. Werner fought hard to get what I needed. He still is fighting for me, to make sure I get all I can. He is very helpful and informative when you are unsure of what things mean. Mr. Werner is a fantastic lawyer, and will take great care of you. You will NOT be disappointed!
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Posted by JessIca | August 22, 2013
I could not have asked for a BETTER Attorney!
Attorney Werner was referred to me by a friend. I was in a very bad car wreck and the person who hit me had no insurance. Mr. Werner represented me and during the claim process my insurance company showed bad faith. I couldn't believe it, but Mr. Werner fought to the very end for me and I received way more than my limits. I am very grateful to Mr. Werner because with the settlement I received I was able to pay off my medical bills and still had money for pain and suffering. Mr. Werner is the BEST!
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Posted by Deidra Goodrum-Smith | June 17, 2024
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The Best Around
My experience with the Werner Law Office has been the best. I was so impressed with the overall experience. Michael Werner himself went over and beyond to make sure that both my husband and I were satisfied. He really knows LAW and he handled our case with determination and respect. I could not have hoped for a better outcome. I would definitely refer my family and friends to him because I know they would not be disappointed.
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Posted by Michelle | June 17, 2024
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Best attorney ever
I was involved in a car accident and had to undergo multiple treatment, including steroid injections, radiofrequency ablations, microdiscectomy surgeries, and more. My hospital bill came out to over $300,000 and the insurance company basically said f**k you we don't care, and offered me only 17,000. Mike was on my side and two-hit KO punched the insurance company and won me more than enough money to even be pay for future surgeries. He's very thorough and gets things done.
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Posted by Diane | November 8, 2023
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Werner Law is a winning team
Michael Werner came highly recommended to my husband and I through a friend. We asked him to come to the hospital where my husband just had surgeries to remove his right leg below the knee. We thought we had some sort of a case as this injury happened on the job site with another worker. We asked Michael to take our case and it was the best experience we could ask for. The team worked together to get the case settled in under 18 months. Professional, kind, friendly, hard working and go getters is this law firm. We recommend them for your injury cases.
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Posted by Aubrey | November 8, 2023
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Werner Law is the Winning Team
Micheal Werner walked into my hospital room at Grady in Atlanta. He knew I had lost my right leg below the knee there. He asked would I like him to take my case. He won my case in less than 18 months. I did not have to go to trial. Their law firm is the best and I highly recommend them to do a professional job for your injury case. The team fights for you and gets results. They kept me informed every step of the way.
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Posted by Randy | August 18, 2023
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Saved the Day!
Michael took my smaller claim and his reputation and experience allowed us to settle out of court which saved me thousands!! Shanice was taking many of my calls when I would check in on the case and she was awesome as well.
Posted by Emily | August 17, 2023
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Mike is the best!!!
After a horrible accident, Mike and his team worked tirelessly to help me every step of the way. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience after a difficult situation. Mike Werner’s Law Firm fought to get the best settlement, and I always felt like a top priority. I would recommend Mike and his team to anyone!!!
Posted by Jenny | February 1, 2023
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An EXCELLENT Lawyer in Every Respect
Mike is an excellent lawyer in every respect. He is caring and compassionate as well as super professional. His genuine personality, sincerity, and expertise secured my heart when I needed a lawyer during my dear husband's car accident. He had my back since that accident and comforted my sons and me. It was truly a blessing from the Lord that I got him as my lawyer. Thank you to the entire team also for their gift boxes around Thanksgiving and Christmas. It meant a lot to my family!
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Posted by Johnathan | October 21, 2022
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Mike is a top notch attorney and a great person!!!
Mike and Nola are two very dedicated and hardworking attorneys who have had my back since day one of my motorcycle accident. They made sure I got the medical care to get back on my feet and fought for the settlement I deserved! I've always been able to easily contact Mike and he is down to earth guy who will make sure you know what's going on with your case and fight hard to get you what you deserve! They have genuinely improved my life and I wish that I could rate higher than 5 stars! Thank you to the ENTIRE team at Werner Law!
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Posted by Dwight | October 10, 2022
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BEST LAWYER, VERY THOROUGH, VERY PROFESSIONAL, AND MOST OF ALL HE'S A WINNER!!!
Mike is the Best Lawyer, that's not just something that I throw around. I had a very complicated case, Mike explained everything very well to my wife and how this process ACTUALLY works! The thoroughness, professionalism, winner's mentality, etc. Is all true and very good, however what I appreciated the most was -1st. HONESTY, he was not going to nor allow lies to enter this case and he's willing to call you out on it! -2nd. Availability, most Lawyers would talk to you initially and then hand you over to the paralegal. Mike was available even in the middle of the night!!! -3rd. Accountability, You can count on motions, filings, etc. to be done right and on time! -4th. THE LOVE, My wife and I felt the love and care from the moment we stepped through the door! On holidays Mike even remembers you and your family, rather a card written by his hand or a simple email! Mike, I APPRECIATE ALL THE HARD WORK AND LONG..... HOURS! May GOD bless you and your family with love, good health, prosperity, and long life! AGAIN THANK YOU, AND MUCH LOVE BROTHER!!!
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Posted by Kelli | April 30, 2022
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Life Changing Settlement
Michael L. Werner... Have I told him lately that I love him?? Probably a million times more than he'd like to hear! ;-) Mike.. a friend first, for almost a decade, became my attorney nearly 3 years ago. I was injured in an accident involving a commercial tractor trailer, and without a moment's hesitation, knew that I would trust no one else to represent me. You won't find Mike boasting about his settlements on TV or radio ads. He's absolutely handsome enough to market as such, but he doesn't operate that way. He is an exemplary litigator, machine of a man. He is awake before sunrise, and he grinds until the work gets done. Dig into his bio, and you'll discover that he was a doctor first, an anesthesiologist, before practicing law.. Mike comes from humble beginnings, too. He's known struggle and risen up, faced adversity and seemingly insurmountable odds, to become one of the smartest (scariest), most respected (feared), and compassionate (a big teddy bear) human beings who walks this planet. Beyond having hired him, I am so proud of all that he has accomplished; a doting and dedicated father, he squeezes every ounce of himself out for everyone else, and I challenge anyone to find a rival or peer who would say a word to the contrary... I won't sugar coat what, for me, was an incredibly dark and daunting journey. Days and months and years of the muck that is litigation aside.. I endured 4 major surgeries, rigorous physical therapy, loads of diagnostic tests, injections for pain management, a concussion, financial stress. I was drained, to a molecular level, and sure, time passed, yet for me, it felt as though I'd be forever trapped in inertia. Frantic.. more often than not, and in physical pain to some degree most days, I didn't feel I could persevere. Mike, however, did not waver. He never allowed a towel to be thrown or surrender flag to be flown. He fought for me, even as my own fight had expired. His integrity and professionalism was always above reproach. I was not easy to deal with, and though we didn't always agree, and I fussed and fumed.. He answered those frantic calls, emails, and texts with care and concern. Mike recently settled my case, and this is life changing. I can now rebuild. Fortify. Breathe. Heal. I hope none of this reading audience ever needs to hire an attorney for reasons that I did.. But, should fate flip your life upside down.. hire The Werner Law team. I'm forever grateful for each of them; their time, talent, investment in me, uncompromising ethic... the list is endless, ok? Love, love, love to you ALL at Werner Law !!
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Posted by Brad | March 22, 2022
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Look No Further.
I came to the Werner Law Firm after continously being let down by the first law firm I hired. I am pleased to say that Mike cleaned up a complete mess that wasn't his in the first place expertly. I never felt like a number or just another face dealing with him either, he was always engaging and legitimately cared about me. I can also honestly say that he fought for me harder than most people have fought for me my entire life, and he got me a boatload of cash in the process! More cash than I was expecting actually. Let me say this with seriousness, Making the call to Werner Law Firm should be your first, last, and only option! You shall not be disappointed with your decision.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2022
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Thank you
They helped me in hopeless situation when I got hit by uninsured motorist. I trusted them to handle the case and they gave me updates on how the case was going.
Posted by Francisco | January 26, 2022
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1 of 1
I have to say Michael is an amazing person he made me feel welcome and he made sure I knew that my case was important. You can never be too careful with picking out your representative when it comes to lawsuits and injury claims. This man is amazing he has no understanding when people say it can't be done. He is truly a fighter and I would recommend him to any and everyone who needs a representative. Thanks so much Michael Blessing to you and your team
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2022
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The BEST around
Mike was able to help my family and I in so many ways after a horrible car accident. He knows the law and medical side of everything. He was very professional, got everything together and done in a timely manner, and was straight to the point every time. I really enjoyed working with Mike and he will always be a huge mentor in my life, as someone I would love to work with again and ask about daily life questions or concerns. I appreciate his hard work and being the best! I learned so much with him and it was a GREAT experience! Thanks Mike!
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2021
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Never quit attitude
I hired Mike after being struck and severely injured on my motorcycle by a DUI driver. Mike fought the defendants insurance company through motions, appeals and failed mediations. Alot of attorneys would have caved but Mike dug in and after a hell of a fight, we won. I am now retired largely from continuing medical issues and now I am financially stable and wont have to worry about how I am going to survive month to month. Love you Mike!
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Posted by Ernest | October 29, 2021
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Win With Werner!
When life sends you a curve ball that requires attention and direction beyond your own personal scope and your dependent upon another’s talent, who you choose determines your outcome. When I say outcome, I am not speaking of just monetarily but physically and emotionally. You need to believe that the lawyer and law firm you choose not only believes in your case but in your wellbeing. They respond promptly and earnestly to phone calls and emails. They stay in constant contact with you (even through a PANDEMIC). They make sure you have the medical care you need. Their “FOCUS” is on you and not their next case. Mike and the team at WERNER LAW are all this ….. and then some! Thank you doesn’t seem enough, but it is all we have. Thank you for taking on our case. Thank you for guiding us through the process. Thank you for caring about our outcome. Last but surely not least, thank you for caring about us as people and not “the case”. Oh, and the check wasn’t too bad either. Win With Werner, WE DID!
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Posted by Patricia | October 13, 2021
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Outstanding Attorney!!
When my 28-year-old son died following an auto crash caused by another driver's inattention, Mike Werner was immediately recommended by a trusted family member. He was tremendous!! The case went on longer than we had anticipated, but even with many unexpected twists, Mike never wavered in his commitment to seeing it through to the end. Throughout the entire time he was accessible, easy to talk to, and eager to answer, within minutes, any question I might have. From the start, he had complete confidence that we would win at trial, but when I decided to settle instead, he was understanding, respectful, and supportive. Mike was not only an exceptional attorney, he was also sincere in wanting to help me get some satisfaction from pursing the case.
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Posted by Jonathan | May 25, 2021
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The Best Team for the Job !!
I market for personal injury law firms throughout the state so I know which are good and which to stay away from. When I got hit by a tractor trailer and they blamed me, I knew exactly who to call! Mike Werner is one of the best! I had his cell phone and he always promptly returned my call and answered all my questions. I would not hesitate to recommend Werner Law. Mike and his team are truly the best !
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Werner and Associates
  • 2002 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Hertz Link Smith
  • 2002 - 2006

Education

  • Georgia State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Emory School of Medicine
  • MMSC
  • 1996
  • University of Georgia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • •McAdams v. Vend Services, Inc.
  • $5,400,000 Settlement
  • Belk as Admin of Estate of Jackson v. Maverick Transportation
  • Settled in plaintiff's favor for $2,625,000
  • Denson v. Conway Transportation
  • $11,070,000 Verdict
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Associations

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Champ
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Association of Justice
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Attoney
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney by National Trial Lawyers' Association
  • 2013
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Top Georgia Lawyers
  • Newsweek Magazine
  • N/A
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • Top Georgia Lawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

  • CLE Handbook
  • Closing Arguments
  • 2013
  • GTLA Handbook for Conference
  • Deposing Medical Experts
  • 2012
  • CLE Handbook
  • Maximizing Settlement Value in Personal Injury Case
  • 2012
  • CLE Handbook
  • How to Prove Damages
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Deposing Medical Experts
  • 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Maximizing Settlement Value in Personal Injury Cases
  • 2012
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Top Georgia Verdicts 2011
  • 2012
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • "How to Prove Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
  • 2011
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Closing Arguments
  • N/A
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education
  • Maximizing Damages in Trial
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Endorse Michael
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is an excellent attorney and a wonderful person to boot. I've been working with Mike and his firm for years, and can honestly say he is a favorite to work with. He's approachable, bright, and cares about his clients. I will continue to recommend Mike and his firm to injured persons looking for top notch attorneys."
Wrongful death Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Mike. He is a superb attorney with a great reputation."
Personal injury Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Wrongful death Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Werner in a professional capacity for over ten years. I can truly say that he is one of the most prepared and diligent lawyers in the field. Mr. Werner's ability in the courtroom is beyond compare. If I was in need of a personal injury lawyer he would be my first choice."
Trucking accident Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is a tremendously gifted and brilliant attorney in many aspects. Mike uses his creativity, charisma and legal knowledge with precision to get the best result for his injured clients. Mike's goal-driven approach is absolutely remarkable. I endorse this lawyer, a consummate professional."
Trucking accident Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is a very hard working attorney that has invaluable experience fighting tough cases. His goal is always to do what is best for his client and do it the right way. I have seldom worked with an attorney that is as dedicated and thoroughly immersed in his cases as Michael Werner."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is driven to obtain the best possible recovery for his personal injury clients. I have referred clients to him and they have been extremely pleased with the results he obtained. He is fearless and willing to go the extra mile for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse him for anyone seeking a personal injury attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike and I have worked together on a few cases involving personal injury and workers' compensation issues. I've always been impressed with his professionalism and caring attitude toward our shared clients, in addition to his thorough knowledge of the law!"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have heard Mr. Werner speak at a conference for Personal Injury attorneys, and he was the finest speaker there. He exudes confidence and is extremely knowledgeable- I highly endorse Mr. Werner."
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Atlanta Trucking accident Lawyer Michael L. Werner
Michael L. Werner
Trucking accident Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 21 years