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Melissa Michel

Debt settlement Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2009
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Melissa

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Melissa Michel is a bright, problem solving litigator. Melissa’s experience ranges from years as a Public Defender, an Administrative Hearing Officer for the Department of Labor, and as an Associate in private practice at the Law Office of Raymond B. Lail. 
Melissa prides herself on the personalized service she provides to every client. By taking a very hands-on approach to every case, she is able to gain a much better understanding of the legal issues you are facing and the possible solutions available to you. She doesn't dictate how you should approach your case. She works with you to understand your goals and partners with you to find the best way to reach them.

Melissa has represented clients in well over a thousand felony cases ranging from petty thefts to serious violent felonies. Melissa also handles civil litigation matters. 

Melissa is admitted to the Bar in the State of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court. Melissa is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court in the Northern District of Georgia.  Melissa is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL), Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), and the Gate City Bar.

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Melissa Michel
3379 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA, 30326

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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Warrant and Bond Reduction
Ms. Michel handled my warrant in Cobb County and arranged for voluntary surrender and very significant bond reduction with in a day. She worked very hard for me and the results I was looking for. She's passionate about what she does and I highly recommend her.
Posted by Tundra Hill | July 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Statutory Rape case(misdemeanor) dismissed!!!!!
Very professional and knowledgeable she is very attentive and listens to what your saying and letting you know what may or may not happen. She knows the law and she is ready to fight for you instead of work against you! Thank you,for saving my son's future.
Posted by Samuel | December 23, 2014
Assalut and Battery Charges Dismissed!!!
Melissa is a true professional! She went in to a meeting with us and a police officer when we were falsely being accused and after an hour the charges were dropped and we got an apology from the person making the allegation. She is super profession, smart, sharp and cares about her clients. A+++ Attorney & I Highly Recommend her to anyone!
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Posted by Ricardo | December 23, 2014
Thanks to this amazing Lawyer name Melissa Michel
I was once charged with a robbery and was so devastated Due to my innocence.By the grace of Ms.Michel landed on my case an nailed it.This amazing Lawyer fought extremely hard to prove my innocence and got my case thrown out before it ever went to trial.Lord knows I needed that blessing and today I still Thank Ms.Michel for her hard fight an determination to win!S/o to The Michel Law Firm!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2014
Case Dismissed
Ms. Michel was appointed to represent me on my trafficking case in Fulton County. She put a lot of work into my case to show the prosecutor that I was innocent. After all of her hard work the case was dismissed.


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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Attorney At Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Administrative Hearing Office
  • Department Of Labor, Office Of Administrative Law Judges
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Staff Attorney
  • Fulton County Public Defender's Office
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Staff Attorney
  • Raymond B. Lail Law Office
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Of Counsel
  • Franco Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2010
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Miami
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of GA vs. AW
  • Case dismissed
  • State of GA vs. EB
  • Case dismissed
  • State of GA vs. DR
  • Case dismissed
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  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Admitted
  • N/A
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Creole
  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (16)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa is a tenacious and excellent attorney. I highly recommend her and find that she is professional and truly cares about her clients. I believe that she truly has a passion for defense work and refuses to accept anything other than the very best for her clients. She has done and excellent job on all cases I have referred her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Melissa Michel is a fantastic criminal defense attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable on the law, a skilled advocate in the courtroom and works tirelessly for her clients. As a former prosecutor, I can tell you she was one of the few defense attorneys I did not want to go up against."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Michel. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Melissa for years; since I was a Prosecutor and she was a Public Defender. She is an excellent attorney. She is very knowledgeable, skilled, and passionate about providing aggressive representation for her clients. She also has a great deal of experience. She understands what it takes to successfully defend her clients which is exemplified by her results. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Michel always provides intelligent and thoughtful responses to all questions here on Avvo. If Melissa Michel is on the case, then you can be assured that she is providing top-notch advocacy for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Michel is a highly knowledgeable and skilled attorney. Ms. Michel is dedicated to providing her clients with the best representation, which is why I support and endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Milissa is committed to her clients and their personal needs. She excels in being knowledgable about the law, she keeps her clients updated on changes in their matter, and she works diligently to ensure her clients' needs are met and/or exceeded. Working with her is a pleasure and great learning experience. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. One of the best criminal defense attorneys there is. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Melissa for more many years. She is a knowledgeable and respected attorney who truly cares for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Melissa is a fine attorney who is dedicated to his clients and works tirelessly for successful results. I have no hesitation when endorsing him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Melissa Michel is one of Georgia's excellent trial attorneys. I had the privilege to work with her, and I must say getting the opportunity to see her genius at work is like no other. I highly recommend anyone looking for a top notch, talented lawyer to send your case her way."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former public defender Melissa is very court experienced. Knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in her pro bono contributions. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Michel is a superb attorney with a wealth of knowledge in several legal fields. She works each case thoroughly and diligently to provide the best outcomes for her clients through extensive researching and investigating. In the courtroom, Melissa is sharp, articulate, passionate and well prepared. It is apparent through her work that Melissa takes a genuine interest in her clients and will advocate vigorously on their behalf. I would definitely recommend Melissa Michel to anyone in need of legal assistance."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Michel is brilliantly competent in her representation of her clients. She is a fighter and produces outstanding results. I will refer her to anyone who is seeking and needing help in many legal areas, including criminal matters. Ms. Michel has great experience and is very knowledgeable. Ms. Michel is accessible and makes herself available for solid consultation and overall good advice concerning legal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Melissa Michel is an excellent attorney. I have personally had the opportunity to work with her on several cases and have seen her in action during trial. She is highly knowledgeable as to the law and her trial skills are amazing. In and out of the courtroom, Melissa fights hard for her clients and goes above and beyond to get the results they need. I can confidently say that Melissa represents her clients with true zeal and passion and anyone who is represented by her is lucky to have her as their attorney. I highly endorse Melissa Michel."
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