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Michael David Barber Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Dunwoody, GA

4.7   70 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%
    We are former prosecutors and see problems from both sides to better help our clients fight their situation.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    5%

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    5%

  4. Federal crime
    5%

  5. Sex crime
    5%

  6. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  7. Violent crime
    5%

            Although my practice consists of both criminal trial work and Civil trial Work our firm focuses on DUI defense as evidenced by my focus and training below. 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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Location

Michael D. Barber & Associates, P.C.
1842 Independence Square
Suite A
Dunwoody, GA, 30338
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1170 Peachtree St NE
Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA, 30309
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1700 North Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  70 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyers especially dui
Michael barber and Mr Rosenbloom , and the office team are second to none , they go above and beyond even with last minute notice. They got my back my very impressive ,a genuine team of lawyers
Posted by Ray | April 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Very good attorneys
I got a DUI in Clayton country in 2021 which was a nightmare because I have a CDL license so I hired Michael D. Barber and associates to handle my case. Attorney Rosenbloom handle my case which ended up going to trial . I was very nervous about going to trial but the knowledge and calmness of Attorney Rosenbloom throughout the process was next level . Attorney Rosenbloom was prepared for everything the prosecutor came at me with and on April 9th 2024 I walked out of Clayton county state court with a NOT GUILTY verdict.
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Posted by Danny weathers | April 8, 2024
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Best lawyer I seen in a minute
I wanna thank God first off and I want to thank you Michael barber and associates for God allowing you all to help me out you’re a big inspiration on other lawyers, and me thank you I’ll keep u on retainer fee
Posted by Michael | March 24, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
If you are worried rest assured
I received their flyer in the mail and I was represented as if they knew me my whole life. From communication to answering questions they fully handled all needs. I would absolutely recommend 10 out of 10.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful
THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!! I remember looking online for a lawyer and came across the reviews of Michael D Barber & Associates. There was not one bad review so I took a chance. I am glad I did! I am forever grateful to everyone that played a part in my case....that we won!!!!
Posted by Jeff | February 27, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer with the Right Prior Experience
Would give Mr. Barber and his team more than 5 stars if I could. I cannot imagine a better choice of representation for our situation. My school-aged son got into an unfortunate situation that could have had major implications legally and for his life as well. The final outcome was exceptional given the outcomes we could have been facing. Being someone who knew nothing about the legal system, having a former prosecutor to defend us helped us understand the process. The staff was always willing to answer our questions and put us at ease as we worked with them. I highly recommend Mr. Barber and his team if you or your family faces legal issues!
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2024
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The best lawyer
Had two cases. Knock it out of the park. Can't beat the best lawyer. Michael Barber outstanding
Posted by William | January 30, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
DUI was Dropped
Michael D. Barber represented me in court for a DUI. He attended all court dates a got the charge dropped quickly when my blood results showed I was under the legal limit.
Posted by Donald | January 14, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Law Firm
Please see my Google Review of this Law Firm.. I was falsely accused of some very serious offenses which could have resulted in spending the rest of my life in prison. Once hired Michael immediately began working on my behalf, secured me a bond and worked to have all of my charges dismissed. I could never thank Michael and his team enough for believing in me and getting my charges dropped. Thank you for all you done for me and my family!
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Posted by Shuntevia | January 12, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great Service
When we first started at Michael D. Barber and Associates in October it was for another case, but of course things happen in life, and they come back. We called the office again because we had another situation that needed to taking care of before we can proceed with current case. Donna Introduced us to Attorney Mr. Rosenbloom who got on the job quickly and started the Motion for Dekalb County so my son can be release, but unfortunately due to the holidays people was vacationing and courts were closing and probation offices. Going through the holidays without your loved ones who is a father of 3 it was very hard, but we got through it. On January 11, 2024, Attorney Rosenbloom contacted me at 9: 57a.m and told me that my son had time served and his case in Dekalb County is finally Terminated after 3 years. I was so overjoyed to the point I had tears. Attorney Rosenbloom and his office did a great job and did keep me updated until the very end and even when he was sick, he still showed up to court for my son. I will always be thankful for him and his team. Now it's time for the current case and I am ready for that to get behind us. But one thing I can say I am very Grateful to Attorney Rosenbloom and his team. Thanks
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Posted by Charles | December 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
So thankful for Michael J. Barber and Associates...their whole team was great and Mr. Barber saved my working career with his Magnificent work! Thank Y'all so much and GOD BLESS!
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Mr Barber, Thank you for taking the time to help with our case today. I appreciate the way you handled the case and the way that you took the time to make sure I understood. We are so grateful for the best results we could have asked for in this situation. You kept your word and did your thing. Stay blessed.
Posted by Daqwon Harris | October 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Review
I was was facing alot of charges in different counties but my lawyer got two of my cases dropp then got my probation terminated in I was so happy they do a great job at what they do
Posted by Brendon | October 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Listen to him and pay him
In search of legal representation, your quest ends here! Michael D. Barber and Associates transcend the conventional law firm experience. Their unwavering commitment to your cause, a rarity in the legal realm, instills confidence like no other. Unapologetically forthright, they confront the facts head-on, reinforcing why you sought their counsel in the first place. Prepare for unvarnished truth. With unwavering dedication, they champion your rights and best interests on every front. I speak from personal experience when I say that they saved me from the brink of job loss and the specter of incarceration. As my life has evolved, marked by milestones like acquiring my dream car, leading a team, and purchasing my first home, I'll readily acknowledge that I've occasionally faltered in my choices, necessitating legal guidance. Through it all, Michael has stood by my side. It's safe to say that without him, my life wouldn't be where it is today. Michael, your ability to recognize the good in those you represent is truly commendable. My gratitude for you and your firm knows no bounds. If you ever require assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out.
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Posted by Quinn Robinson | September 19, 2023
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Amazing Experience
This office is by far the best office ever the lawyers the assistance the administration all A1 I had a case today that got completely dismissed. I have been dealing with this case being a damper on my life for three years and Michael Barber and Associates gave me my life back. I will forever be thankful for everything you did for me.
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Posted by Janine | June 30, 2023
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Beyond grateful
Michael D. Barber & Associates were highly recommended to me and now I can highly recommend them. From my first call to the firm, speaking with Donna, the Office Manager & Criminal Paralegal, she made me feel like my case was imporrtant and I felt very comfortable with our communication, quick responses and how great she is..Attorney Rosenbloom represented my family and defended us and our beloved dog. The outcome was better than we expected. We get our dog home, less fines and we are whole again. Beyond professional, handled the case like the pro that he is.. we could not have done this without Attorney Rosenbloom and we beyond grateful!
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Posted by Patrick | June 20, 2023
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Great Representation!!!
I had some amazing results thanks to the hard work by Michael and Brandon. I thought my DUI charge would cause me years of headache, expense and more. When the City of Atlanta Municipal Court wouldn't reasonably negotiate, Michael and Brandon took the case to State Court. I was amazed when they successfully negotiated a reduced charge of distracted driving! This means no points, no insurance increases and no huge DUI fines. A miracle!
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Posted by Kendell | June 6, 2023
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Great Lawyer
Michael D Barber & Associates. Where great they were professional, friendly and quick. My case was handled in no time they made me feel comfortable and right with my choice to hire them. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone
Posted by Tommy | March 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal
Mr. Barber was nothing less than phenomenal with my representation, especially given the circumstances with both of my cases. Professional, very personable, and really does his absolute best to work with you to get the job done. Amazing job! Highly recommend! Thank you, Mike
Posted by Christopher mladek | February 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney hands down
So I got myself in a serious situation especially having class a cdl called Michael and he said no problem don’t worry I’ll handle it well after multiple times of the courts postponing my court we finally went and when I tell you this man looked over everything one time and started pinpointing every mistake and everything even after the police did not do there job in sending paperwork he still manage to save my cdl drop dui drop reckless he is an all star and help me with payment plan this is my forever attorney he does everything and he is very very professional and takes his job seriously Michael I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done you will here from me again
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 185-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Yeargan, Barber & Kert, L.L.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Yeargan & Yarbrough, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • Michael D. Barber & Associates, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Assistant Solicitor/Prosecutor
  • Municipal Court Of Atlanta
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Guest Educator
  • City of Atlanta Police Training Center
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Administrative Counsel Liaison
  • City Of Atlanta Solicitor General
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • MICHAEL D. BARBER P.C.
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Michael D. Barber, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Clerk
  • MICHAEL D. BARBER, P.C.
  • 2000 - 2007
  • Clerk
  • M & J Title, Inc.
  • 1995 - 1999
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. D. Ellis
  • DUI dismissed and reduced to Reckless Driving
  • State v. T. Bowen
  • DUI Dismissed and reduced to reckless driving
  • State v. R. Ingram
  • DUI Dismissed and reduced to reckless driving
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Associations

  • Global Directory of Who's Who
  • Legal Services
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 100
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2008 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Recognized Attorney Legal Services
  • Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2015
  • Graduate Harvard University DUI School
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • 2012 DUI Lethal Weapon
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia
  • 2012
  • DUI Field Sobriety Update
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia
  • 2012
  • 2011 Basic DUI and Crash Investigation Course
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia
  • 2011
  • Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
  • NHTSA
  • 2010
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • NHTSA
  • 2010
  • Supreme Court of Georgia Admission
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • 2008
  • Georgia State Bar Admission
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Training Manual Supplement Atlanta
  • DUI Investigation and Technique
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Dekalb County DUI Hosting at GPSTC
  • DUI overview and analysis
  • 2012
  • Atlanta Police Training Center
  • DUI construction and analysis
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (43)
Given (42)
Endorse Michael
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Barber is one of the finest attorneys in his state, I highly recommend his legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"7 years of practicing criminal law with 4 as a former prosecutor adds up to very court experienced. As a former prosecutor he has a huge advantage over many defense attorneys. "They know that he knows what they know". Knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions here. Client reviews are the best judge of an attorneys worth to the paying public and his are numerous and stellar. READ THEM! Endorsements from his peer attorneys are also outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him ASAP."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great advocate and fights for clients in court."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Other
"I highly recommend this lawyer he is a true professional.I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Barber is a giant in the community and quite expert at what he does. He cares for every one of his clientele."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is a great lawyer who is very knowledgeable of DUI law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for years! He is a passionate and exuberant litigator and truly cares about his clients. He is great at identifying problems with the prosecutor's case and he is able to negotiate great deals for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a great and dedicated lawyer. His personality, presence in the courtroom, and impressively exhaustive preparation make him remarkably hard to beat. If you want a lawyer that will literally leave no stone unturned in your case, this is the guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Barber is an upstanding attorney in the community. He is always on time, well prepared and up to date with the law"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an extremely talented and respected attorney in the legal community with a well earned reputation for being a fierce warrior in the courtroom. He truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Barber is a knowledgable, experienced, energetic, smart, hard-working attorney. I would refer any client to him for a DUI charge."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Responsible and respected member of the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former prosecutor, Michael brings priceless experience and determination in defending his clients. As a defense attorney, I find him to be one of most knowledgable and well prepared attorneys I have come across. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Skilled litigator. Tough. Talented."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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