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Michael J. Ernst is a partner at Stokes Carmichael & Ernst LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, where he heads the firm’s Labor and Employment Law and Business Litigation practice groups. He is an experienced litigator who represents business clients throughout the United States in business disputes, employment litigation, securities arbitration, banking and financial services industry litigation, loan workouts, and general civil litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
  2. Employment: 25%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Banking: 20%

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Stokes Carmichael & Ernst LLP

2018 Powers Ferry RD
Suite 700
Atlanta, GA, 30339-7200


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198707/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerStokes Carmichael & Ernst LLP1989 - Present
AssociateOgletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart1987 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Atlanta Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMemberN/A
Community Bankers Association of GeorgiaAssociate MemberN/A
Georgia Bankers AssociationAssociate MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Eastern Kentucky UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984