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As an athlete for 20 years, I recognize the benefits of hard work, proper training and being prepared for the competition. Today, these traits help me achieve winning results for my clients.  

I now practice in a diverse range of law throughout Georgia, and I have appeared as lead trial counsel in 47 Georgia counties. I routinely receive requests to co-counsel with some of Atlanta's best law firms, and I have represented family members of some of the most respected attorneys in the country.  I am proud to say that I have represented more than a few judges and attorneys. 

In 2005, the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission recommended me to Governor Sonny Perdue as being "Well Qualified" to be a Superior Court Judge in the state.  In 2008, I became a Mediator and Arbitrator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, and in 2015 I began hosting the radio show "Ask the Lawyer" now heard in four states.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
    26 years
  2. Contracts: 10%
    26 years
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
    20 years
  4. Residential Real Estate: 10%
    20 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • J Howard Thigpen

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Birchmore stands up for what he knows to be right and zealously advocates for his clients. He has sound, strong legal analysis and looks to resolve matters in a very practical manner. I highly recommend this attorney to anyone seeking legal guidance in criminal matters or litigation in general.


    J Thigpen Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney
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  • Nicole K. Levy

    I endorse this attorney, whose reputation and credentials speak for themselves.


    Nicole Levy Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Michael D. Birchmore, P.C.

266 Orvin Lance Drive
Suite 106
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513-0022


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberNational College for DUI Defense2015
Clients' ChoiceAvvo2015
Superb RatingAvvo2015
Radio Show HostWJRB 95.1 FM2015
Top Contributor 2014-2015Avvo2015
MemberGeorgia Advocates2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
LecturerSupreme Court Commission on Professionalism2013
Pro Bono Service AwardSouthwest Bar Association2013
JudgeGeorgia High School Mock Trial Program2012
LecturerSupreme Court Commission on Professionalism2012
ModeratorSupreme Court Commission on Professionalism2011
JudgeGeorgia High School Mock Trial Program2011
CoachGeorgia High School Mock Trial Program2009
Honor Court JusticeMercer University1989
Best BriefMercer University1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentMichael D. Birchmore, P.C.1993 - Present
PartnerBallew & Birchmore1996 - 1998
AttorneyGardner, Willis, Sweat & Goldsmith1990 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
Appalachian Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Fannin County Chamber of CommerceMember2015 - Present
Rotary InternationalRotarian2009 - Present
Georgia Office of Dispute ResolutionMediator/Arbitrator2008 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law SectionAttorney Member1994 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionAttorney Member1993 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Tort and Insurance Practice SectionAttorney Member1990 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember1990 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaAttorney Member1990 - Present
Dougherty County Bar AssociationSecretary1990 - 1991
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Please See My Representative CasesWon
Oh No I Didn't!Settled favorably for client
Even Lawyers Need LawyersWon
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Publication nameTitleDate
The National Business InstituteAppellate Process and Practice1992
The National Business InstituteGeorgia Workers' Compensation Rehabilitation1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Resolution Resources, Inc.ArbitrationCertified & Registered Arbitrator2009
Resolution Resources, Inc.MediationCertified & Registered Mediator2008
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Lipscomb UniversityBusiness Management/EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
"Ask the Lawyer"Radio Show Host2015
Solo Practitioners SymposiumWorkers' Comp - What It Is (and Isn't)2001