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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.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Trucking Accident: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Nathaniel Fincher Hansford

    I endorse Mike. He is a superb attorney with a great reputation.


    Nathaniel Hansford Workers compensation Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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Contact info

The Werner Law Firm, PC

2860 Piedmont Road, NE
Atlanta, GA, 30305


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200207/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial AttoneyTop 100 Trial Attorney by National Trial Lawyers' Association2013
Top 40 under 40National Trial LawyersN/A
Super LawyersSuper LawyersN/A
Top Georgia LawyersNewsweek MagazineN/A
Atlanta MagazineTop Georgia LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderWerner and Associates2002 - Present
Of CounselHertz Link Smith2002 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationChampN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Association of JusticeN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Belk as Admin of Estate of Jackson v. Maverick TransportationSettled in plaintiff's favor for $2,625,000
•McAdams v. Vend Services, Inc.$5,400,000 Settlement
Denson v. Conway Transportation$11,070,000 Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
CLE HandbookClosing Arguments2013
GTLA Handbook for ConferenceDeposing Medical Experts2012
CLE HandbookMaximizing Settlement Value in Personal Injury Case2012
CLE HandbookHow to Prove Damages2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Emory School of MedicineAnesthesiologyMMSC1996
University of Georgia School of LawBiology/PsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationDeposing Medical Experts2012
Continuing Legal EducationMaximizing Settlement Value in Personal Injury Cases2012
Association for Continuing Legal EducationTop Georgia Verdicts 20112012
Association for Continuing Legal Education"How to Prove Damages in a Wrongful Death Case2011
Association for Continuing Legal EducationClosing ArgumentsN/A
Association for Continuing Legal EducationMaximizing Damages in TrialN/A