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Michael C. Daniel

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MICHAEL C. DANIEL is a Partner with Prior, Daniel & Wiltshire, LLC. Mr. Daniel was born in Macon, Georgia, in 1958. He graduated from Mount De Sales High School in 1977. He received his BA from Mercer University in 1981 and JD degree from the University of Georgia Law School in December of 1983. He was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1984. He served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base from 1984 to 1988 (he servered in a reserve capacity with the Georgia Air National Guard, retiring in 2004 with the rank of Colonel).  In 1988 he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as an Assistant United States Attorney, in the Office of the United States Attorney, Macon, Georgia. In 1992, Mr. Daniel moved to Athens, Georgia where he began the private practice of law.


In addition to his "Subperb" rating by AVVO, Mr. Daniel is rated AV "Preeminent Lawyer" in a peers review by the Martendale-Hubbel rating service. 


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 80%
    33 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    33 years, 100 cases
  3. Probate: 10%
    33 years, 50 cases



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael . He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ralph Powell

    I have known Michael for over 20 years. Through those many years Michael has always demonstrated an incredible knowledge of the law and has excelled as an advocate for his client. Moreover, he practices law the right way -- with highest level of integrity and professionalism. Michael is an excellent lawyer is a credit to the profession


    Ralph Powell Government Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Prior, Daniel & Wiltshire, LLC

490 North Milledge Avevnue
Athens, GA, 30601


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198408/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legion of MeritUnited States Air Force2004
AV® Preeminent Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPrior, Daniel & Wiltshire, LLC2005 - Present
PartnerFortson, Bentley & Griffin1995 - 2005
AssociateBlasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, PC1992 - 2005
Assistant U.S. AttorneyDepartment Of Justice1988 - 1992
JAGUnited States Air Force Jag1984 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationFormer Chapter President2002 - 2003
U.S. District Court, Middle District of GeorgiaGrievance Committee Chairman2002 - 2007
Federal Bench Bar CommitteeMD Ga. Representative2002 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Monroe v. U..S,Prevailed
Lay Brothers, Inc. v Golden Pantry Food Stores, Inc.,Prevailed
Lloyd v. Advantage Behavioral Health Systems,Prevailed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Professional Association of Georgia Educators Panel Attorney ConferenceRecent cases under the ADAA2012
Professional Association of Georgia Educators Panel Attorney ConferenceModifications to the Georgia Open Records Act2011
LormanHIPPA and Beyond2008
Athens Regional Medical Center Employment Law ConferenceADA Update2004
Athens Regional Medical Center Employment Law ConferenceSexual Harassment Update2003
Federal Law Enforcement Training - Various LocationsUse of Government Assets in Drug Interdiction2002