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Michael David Barber Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Dunwoody, GA

4.6   50 reviews

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.

    15 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    5%

    15 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    5%

  4. Federal crime
    5%

  5. Sex crime
    5%

  6. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%

    15 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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Licensed for 14 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Michael

Michael D. Barber & Associates, P.C.
1842 Independence Square
Suite A
Dunwoody, GA, 30338
Michael D. Barber & Associates, P.C.
1170 Peachtree St NE
Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA, 30309
Michael D. Barber & Associates, P.C.
1700 North Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046
MICHAEL D. BARBER & ASSOCIATES
1 West Court Square
Decatur, GA, 30030
MICHAEL D. BARBER & ASSOCIATES
100 Hartsfield Center
College Park, GA, 30354
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  50 customer reviews
Posted by Kenneth Merritt Sr. | November 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Criminal Attorneys Ever
Michael D Barber and Associates; They are the best criminals lawyers I’ve dealt with in my life. They gave me information without giving them what was requested of me because I wasn’t sure as what to do or what direction to go, but as they communicated with me and gave me only positive vibes helped me to make a very wise decision and I am so grateful that I made the best choice having them serve on my sons behalf. Thank you all so very much and I will refer you to anyone in need.
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Posted by Paula | September 28, 2022
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Attorney
Amazing experience from start to finish. They really took care of me and got the absolute best results. If you’re thinking of hiring this firm do it and be proactive about your case! Thank you Attorney Rosenbloom and thank you to the kind staff working hard even when I called and emailed a million times!
Posted by Stephanie and Bailee | September 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cool yet professional
I hired this firm for my daughter based off of reviews. I followed up periodically to get an update on the case. I received a timely response each time, except for when Brandon was ill; however, completely understandable. He apologized; however, no apology needed, due to his current situation at the time. I suggest exercise of patience, as it takes time to receive evidence from the discovery. Court dates will be moved a lot, while many you are not required to attend, which in my opinion means your attorney is taking care of business on your behalf. In addition, your attorney is in court often. You can email and leave messages, you WILL receive a response to your inquiry into your case. Many times no news available; however, once they receive the evidence they need, you will get a more in depth update. Once the discovery was in, court was scheduled a week or so later. The outcome we wanted was achieved and charge was reduced. We met Mr. Barber in court and he was personable, cool guy, yet still professional. He made us feel comfortable. I highly recommend this firm for your DUI charge(s), as I can only speak to that in which we faced. All the Best, SW
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Posted by Candice | September 1, 2022
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Nurse
Michel Barber and associates took care of my daughter’s legal matters with expertise and ease! Thank you
Posted by Aiyana | September 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best in Atlanta
I retained Mr. Barber as an attorney on my case. It was a first time charge for me, but thanks to his and his office’s communication, professionalism, and excellent customer service, an experience that could have been completely nerve wrecking turned into an experience that brought me comfort. Mr. Barber and his office displayed extreme compassion towards me and my situation, answered every question I’ve had with patience, empathy, and so much knowledge. He fought hard for me with my case to get the best possible resolution and I can not be thankful enough!
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Posted by Sonny | August 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I hired attorney Brandon Rosenbloom I had multiple charges against me and a warrant for my arrest I told Brandon that I was innocent and he promised to do everything in his power to prove that after hiring him he gave me honest and professional explanation of what the process would be like everything he told me is exactly the way it happened and after some time he got me dismissed of all the charges I will recommend attorney Brandon Rosenbloom to anyone he is caring and sincere and is truly looking for the best outcome for his clients I can’t say enough good things about him
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Posted by Kristy | July 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyers
This firm and very professional and respectful I just love these guys they got my boyfriends case dismissed
Posted by John | June 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you for understanding
Plea agreement DUI to Reckless Driving We initially consulted with Michael regarding a DUI case involving my wife. Micheal assured us that his partner Brandon would be an excellent choice in assisting us on the matter. Brandon is knowledgeable, a good listener, understood we were dealing with a medical issue not a crime and was quick to reply. Additionally, his calm demeanor comforted us during an extraordinarily stressful situation, and he did not allow us to be surprised at any juncture during the case. I highly recommend Brandon and Michael for your legal needs. The office staff was also excellent. The communication and response time was within the hour, clear and concise!
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Posted by Nicole | June 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
3 year marathon
Through a change of venue, COVID, and multiple arraignments Brandon Rosenbloom and the law firm of Michael Barber stayed with me every step of the way. Best outcome I could ask for and I truly appreciate all the time, patience, and knowledge they provided for me. I would highly recommend!!
Posted by Angie S. | June 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I contacted Attorney Barber during a very scary time of my life. He took on my case and did everything from A to Z to help with my case. Excellent service from start to finish. If you are looking for a great attorney I would encourage you to contact Michael Barber Jr's office.
Posted by Rashad | June 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great job
I appreciate a good lawyer doin they Job an Michale definitely did that for me !!!
Posted by Hannah | June 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
I ended up with 4 charges against me. The DUI was looming over my head though, so I looked around for a lawyer that would help provide some help. I found Mr.Barber quickly and his office was great to keep in contact with me. Overall the more serious of my charges were dropped and now I feel and immense weight lifted off of me.
Posted by Morgan | May 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Dismissed case
Thank you so much for all the work you’ve done very pleased with my service ,and how smoothly everything has gone. My case is finally behind me ,and I couldn’t be more grateful!
Posted by Ali | May 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best dui lawyer
Mr. Barber’s office has been working on 2 cases for me and they got the exact outcome I needed I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing legal help
Posted by Excell | April 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
He’s great
He was awesome on my case even when they gave me the first offer he got that reduced 2 an even lesser charged
Posted by Samuel | March 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Representation
I hired Michael D. Barber & Associates to represent me throughout a long and messy divorce involving custody & visitation, and I couldn’t be happier with that decision. Attorney Rosenbloom, Carson Williams, the managing supervisor & civil paralegal, and even Attorney Barber himself, handled my case. They were always prompt, and available to guide me through this process, and provided excellent legal and personal insight when facing difficult decisions. Their high-level of expertise was evident at all times, and was a great comfort to me through this emotionally challenging time. And, unlike attorneys I’ve worked with in the past, they didn’t nickel and dime me to death whenever I had a question or concern. There is no question in my mind that I will choose Michael D. Barber & Associates to represent me for any future legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Very informative attorney with accurate responses.
He gave me the best advice I had gotten for a concern that I had. He explained to me what steps I should take next and what the possible outcomes were going to be.
Posted by Willie | April 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
DUI Reduced
Excellent experience with my lawyer Michael Barber. Would Recommend. Excellent work.
Posted by Shawn | March 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Experience
Attorney Barber helped get my case dropped and record cleaned through diversion , the office is very helpful and insightful. They’ve been very helpful through the long process even with the courts being closed for so long due to Covid-19. I advise anyone who needs reliable legal services this is the place to go.
Posted by Wes | March 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
Mr Barber is a fantastic lawyer and he handled my case perfectly and got the case dismissed !!
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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

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

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)
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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