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Michael Adam Caplan

Litigation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2007
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Practice areas
  1. Litigation

    18 years, 100 cases

  2. Appeals

    18 years, 15 cases

  3. Business

    18 years, 50 cases

Mike Caplan’s practice focuses on complex trial and appellate litigation, including business disputes, antitrust actions, securities matters, and constitutional litigation.  He was recently recognized as 1 of 40 attorneys “On the Rise” by the Fulton County Daily Report and as a “Rising Star” by Law & Politics and Atlanta magazine, which honors up-and-coming attorneys in the State of Georgia.

Mike has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies, regional hospitals, private equity firms, small businesses, and individuals in disputes arising out of complex business transactions, joint venture agreements, mergers and acquisitions, allegations of antitrust violations, securities fraud, and commercial leases.  A skilled advocate with a strong background in business, Mike has an M.B.A. from the University of Georgia in addition to his law degree. 

Mike has also developed a diverse appellate practice, having argued and won cases in both the state and federal appellate courts.  While in law school, Mike won the National First Amendment Moot Court Competition. 

Apart from his business practice, Mike has also been recognized for his active participation in precedent-setting constitutional and civil rights cases.  For his work in Flournoy v. State, which led to significant reforms to Georgia’s indigent defense system. Mike was honored with the Southern Center for Human Rights’ inaugural Gideon’s Promise Award.  Mike is also co-counsel to a class of foster children in Kenny A v. Perdue, which was ultimately prosecuted in the Supreme Court of the United States.  Mike has also been asked to represent and advise lawyers and judges in sensitive matters involving election law, professional conduct, and criminal justice. 

Mike is currently on the Board of Directors of the Southern Center for Human Rights. Following law school, Mike served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard W. Story in the United States District Court in Atlanta. Mike is a member of the Antitrust Section of the Georgia State Bar and American Bar Association, as well as the Indigent Defense Committee of the Georgia State Bar.

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Caplan Cobb LLP
75 Fourteenth Street NE
Suite 2750
Atlanta, GA, 30309

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Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore
  • 2008 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • United States District Court (N.D. G.A.)
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Summer Associate
  • King & Spalding
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Summer Associate
  • Rogers & Hardin
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • University of Georgia
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2006
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Columbus Drywall v. Masco
  • $112 million settlement
  • FTC v. Phoebe Putney
  • Pending settlement
  • TASER International, Inc. v. Morgan Stanley
  • Confidential Settlement


  • Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Indigent Defense Committee, Georgia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Federal Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • On The Rise
  • Fulton County Daily Report
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2013
  • Gideon's Promise Award
  • Southern Center for Human Rights
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2010
  • Winner, National First Amendment Moot Court Competition
  • First Amendment Center
  • 2006
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Litigation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is hands down one of the finest lawyers in Atlanta. When my own firm needed representation, Caplan was the first person that we called, and he performed superbly on our behalf. He has an expansive array of legal knowledge and is an expert at applying it to his client's benefit. I could not endorse him more."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike's reputation as one of Atlanta's best young commercial litigators is well-deserved. Through an unparalleled group of mentors and plenty of real-world experience, Mike has developed a skill set that allows him to provide his clients the very best of counsel, both in and out of the courtroom."
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Atlanta Litigation Lawyer Michael Adam Caplan
Michael Adam Caplan
Litigation Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 17 years