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Michael LaScala received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia in 1995, and his law degree from Loyola University, New Orleans, in 1999. He was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1999.

Michael started out his career as an Assistant Solicitor for the City Court of Atlanta, where he prosecuted hundreds of cases, including drug offenses and DUI's.

In 2001, Michael left his position as a Prosecutor and entered private practice, specializing in criminal defense. In 2007, Michael partnered with Manny Arora, another former Prosecutor who was also previously a partner at the prestigious lawfirm of Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C. Michael and Manny met while working together at the Fulton County District Attorney's Office in 1998. Together they formed the law firm of Arora & LaScala, LLC, where Michael concentrates on DUI defense and general criminal defense. His clients have included current and retired professional atheletes, police officers, elected officials and other public figures.

Michael is the chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. He is also a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Defense of Drinking Drivers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

You can email Michael directly at or call him at (404) 881-8866.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    17 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    17 years, 2 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew Lawrence Schwartz

    Michael is a well respected lawyer in the community. He knows the law and has a sharp mind. I endorse and recommend this lawyer.


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Contact info

Arora & LaScala, LLC

75 W. Wieuca Rd.
Atlanta, GA, 30342-3217


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199907/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend magazine2010
Georgia's Best Lawyers - DUI Defensewww.bestlawyers.com2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend magazine2009
Georgia's Best Lawyers - DUI Defensewww.bestlawyers.com2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerArora & LaScala2007 - Present
PartnerLaScala & LaScala2001 - 2007
Assistant SolicitorOffice of the Solicitor General1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionCo-chair2009 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola UniversityN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999