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Michael David Barber Jr.

About me

            My practice consists of both criminal trial work and Civil trial Work. I began my apprenticeship under the family law firm in Dunwoody, Georgia. Initially, that law firm familiarized me with concepts under Debt Collection, Contracts and Agreements, Family Law and Real Estate. After working at the family firm for 20 years, as first a legal assistant and then an attorney, I decided to go out on my own. I obtained a position with the City of Atlanta Municipal Court and that foray into criminal law led to my criminal expertise including almost exclusively traffic, DUI and drug cases. As a legal assistant, former prosecutor and now a defense attorney I have spent alot of time in the courtroom. As a Defense attorney I am extremely dedicated to my clients which makes my practice so unique and sought after (including a 24 hour contact line).
            Both before and after completing law school and passing the bar I received a lot of experience first hand as a legal assistant and then defense attorney. During that time I obtained my Standardized Field Sobriety training and my Advanced Roadside impaired driving enforcement training from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration.  After spending 3 years fighting for people's rights I thought that I should learn how the other side works their cases so that I could better prepare as a defense attorney. At that point, I spent the next 3 years with the City of Atlanta Solicitor's/Prosecutor office in the special DUI Courtroom where I prosecuted DUI and Drug offenses. As a prosecutor I learned how the other side prepares for prosecuting their cases. This is extremely helpful and useful for my clients as I have the ability to interpret what the other side is considering and thinking in regards to my clients case.

             After excelling in the courtroom, I trained at the Georgia Public Safety and Training Center (GPSTC). By training at this location I was able to learn exactly what both the police and State Troopers learn to make their DUI cases. In fact, the Georgia Public Safety and Training Center is where State Troopers receive their training and where all police officers supplement their training. While training there at the police training ground I received certifications in DUI Field Sobriety Testing, and various other programs for speeding, accident and basic moving violations.
After completing this training, I was invited by other county prosecutors to be a guest instructor for a DUI courses at both the Georgia Public Safety and Training Center and county locations. I also had the opportunity to design and teach a class at the Atlanta Police Department Training Center. I also assisted in redesigning the current DUI court system with the City of Atlanta Municipal Court.

                Now my time is spent using my knowledge gained in defending the innocent in court against wrongful prosecution. If you’re faced with a DUI, drug, or other traffic charge it’s very important that you hire a lawyer. While you can hire any attorney wouldn’t you rather hire one who knows both sides of prosecution and defense? Wouldn’t you rather hire an attorney who not only knows the cops, but has also trained them? Wouldn’t you rather hire an attorney who has spent all night on the road working with the officers in your case? Wouldn’t you rather hire an attorney who has worked with and trained the prosecutor in your case?


  • Former DUI Prosecutor

  • Assigned to Atlanta’s DUI Prosecutorial Task Force

  • Atlanta DUI Task Force

  • Georgia State Patrol Task Force

  • Police Academy DUI Instructor

  • DUI Prosecutor Instructor

  • Atlanta DUI Advisory Task Force Committee Chairman

  • Certified NHTSA Field Sobriety Testing

  • Certified DUI and Drugs

  • Certified DUI Detection


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Speeding Ticket: 5%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Debt Collection: 5%
    5 thousand cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 5%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    10 thousand cases



Hourly ($185-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

1170 Peachtree St NE
Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA, 30309

1700 North Brown Rd
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046

924 Cherokee Avenue
Monroe, GA, 30656



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200808/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognized Attorney Legal ServicesGlobal Directory of Who's Who2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Graduate Harvard University DUI SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2014
2012 DUI Lethal WeaponProsecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia2012
DUI Field Sobriety UpdateProsecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia2012
2011 Basic DUI and Crash Investigation CourseProsecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia2011
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)NHTSA2010
Standardized Field Sobriety TestingNHTSA2010
Georgia State Bar AdmissionState Bar of Georgia2008
Supreme Court of Georgia AdmissionGeorgia Supreme Court2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerYeargan, Barber & Kert, L.L.C.2014 - Present
AttorneyYeargan & Yarbrough, LLC2013 - Present
Assistant Solicitor/ProsecutorMunicipal Court Of Atlanta2010 - 2013
Guest EducatorCity of Atlanta Police Training Center2010 - 2013
Administrative Counsel LiaisonCity Of Atlanta Solicitor General2010 - 2013
AttorneyMICHAEL D. BARBER P.C.2008 - 2010
Legal InternMichael D. Barber, P.C.2007 - 2008
ClerkMICHAEL D. BARBER, P.C.2000 - 2007
ClerkM & J Title, Inc.1995 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Global Directory of Who's WhoLegal Services2015 - Present
DeKalb County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 100Member2013 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law SectionMember2010 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaAdmitted to Practice2008 - Present
Georgia Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2013
National College of DUI DefenseMember2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. D. EllisDUI dismissed and reduced to Reckless Driving
State v. T. BowenDUI Dismissed and reduced to reckless driving
State v. R. IngramDUI Dismissed and reduced to reckless driving
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Publication nameTitleDate
Training Manual Supplement AtlantaDUI Investigation and Technique2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, AtlantaLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Georgia School of LawEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dekalb County DUI Hosting at GPSTCDUI overview and analysis2012
Atlanta Police Training CenterDUI construction and analysis2012