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Michael Stuart Brown

Divorce and separation Attorney at Athens, GA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
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About Michael

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OVER 30 YEARS OF PRACTICE IS DIVORCE, CHILD CUSTODY, JUVENILE LAW, CRIMINAL AND PERSONAL INJURY.

Michael Brown is an Athens, Ga., native. He attended Cedar Shoals High School and graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in Management. A three-year letterman on the Bulldogs’ football team, Michael received numerous athletic and academic awards including the College Hall of Fame Academic Award. Michael graduated from the Georgia State University College of Law and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1993. He went on to work with several of the best litigators and family law attorneys in Athens and around the state of Georgia. He served as president and general counsel of a top international investment management firm, where he was directly responsible for negotiating thousands of multi-million dollar financial transactions. His experience as an Athens divorce attorney and business owner makes him uniquely qualified to handle your legal problems as well as the business issues that often accompany them. Michael has more than 25 years of experience and knowledge in the areas of family law, criminal law and personal injury and has represented hundreds of clients throughout northeastern Georgia. He is also a registered domestic relations mediator. Every action he takes is intended to move his client's case to a successful, final resolution, whether it requires aggressive negotiation or aggressive litigation to obtain the desired results.

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Location

The Law Offices of Michael S. Brown PC
1551 Jennings Mill Rd.
Athens, GA, 30622

Reviews

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Posted by Alexa | November 6, 2023
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The Best Attorney!
Michael has been such a blessing throughout this whole process, and I can't say enough great things about him. I met with several other attorneys before finding Michael, but immediately knew during our initial consultation that I wanted him to represent me for my case. I came into this not knowing anything about child custody law, and being completely terrified about what the outcome might be. Michael was calm and confident from the very start, and remained that way throughout the duration of my case. He was always honest with me even if it was something I didn't want to hear. He fought so hard to get me the things I wanted, and never made me feel stupid or crazy for feeling the way I did on certain aspects of my case. He often reminded me how I deserved to be treated from the opposing party and reassured me that everything was going to be okay, which was exactly what I needed. I always felt that he made time for me even when I knew he was busy with other cases, which is something that is hard to find with attorneys. Michael is such a kind and genuine person who really cares for his clients. I would 10/10 recommend him to anyone who is facing a child custody case. He knows the law so well. You would really be missing out on a great attorney if you don't have him by your side.
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Posted by Rebecca | September 22, 2020
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SATISFIED
Mike was amazing! From the moment I first spoke to him on the phone, to our first meeting, and all through out the divorce process Mike made me feel extremely comfortable. He was there for me any time I needed him and he made sure to reassure me any time I was having a melt down. He never lost his patience with me and I was a nagging client. I was scared and very desperate, but he never got upset or angry with me. I am very satisfied with choosing him to represent me. When I needed him he was always there and yes I needed him a lot! He was honest with me and told me things I didn’t want to hear at times, but he knew best and knew exactly what I needed! I will forever be grateful to Mike for helping me through the hardest thing I’ve ever had to face. Divorce was not in my plans, but I couldn’t have picked a better attorney to get me through it.
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Posted by Jade | February 15, 2020
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EXCELLENT REPRESENTATION
Mike graciously took over our case with a month to catch up on everything before our final court date. No words can even describe how much of an excellent attorney he is but I will try my best to express it below! -He communicated impeccably and I always got a call back no later than 24 hours (literally within a few hours). -I was listened to carefully and I was given honest advice on my case even if it necessarily wasn’t what I wanted to hear. -He was thorough with his research and paperwork. -He is more than reasonably priced for such a quality lawyer Finally, I was floored by the outcome of court and even though some of the parts were really questionable on what the outcome would be since it’s up to the judge, however with his excellent representation we were able to get everything we asked for. Mike has seriously changed our entire families life and I will forever be grateful for him. He is our life long attorney from here on out and comes highly recommended! Thanks again for all your help!
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Posted by Jason | May 17, 2017
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Michael Brown has your back
Mike Brown has helped me through two situations involving child custody and contempt. He has always handled everything in a professional manner and to my satisfaction. He has a great relationship with other attorneys and a better reputation with the judges. He will shoot you straight and go to war by your side. I highly recommend as he is also outstanding in open court.
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Posted by Anne Marie | March 19, 2016
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Best Lawyer in Georgia
I hired Michael Brown to get custody of 3 of my grandchildren. He was absolutely the Lawyer for this case. Mr. Brown is a very honest , dependable, and the best Lawyer in Georgia. Michael Brown handled the citation professionally and in a timely manor. He diffidently knows what he is doing, this was a very unusual case but he got the job done. I would diffidently hire him again, he is the BEST !
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2016
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Highly Recommend
Michael Brown was highly recommended to me by a former client of his and relative of mine. After dealing with divorce proceedings for over a year, I decided to take a different route and contacted Michael Brown. The firm that I was using pushed me off on an associate that had no clue what he was doing. After firing this "prestigious firm", I contacted Michael Brown. It was the best decision I have ever made. Michael came on board of my case and immediately took control of the case. Michael completed exceeded my expectations. My divorce is final, and I could not be happier with the services he provided. Thank you so much Mike.
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Posted by MICHELLE | March 15, 2016
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EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!
MR. BROWN WAS VERY HELPFUL FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. HE TRIED TO GIVE US INFORMATION ON WHAT TO EXPECT AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE COURT DATE AND OUTCOMES. HE ADJUSTED HIS SCHEDULE TO MEET WITH US WHEN NEEDED. HE WAS PROMPT AND EASY TO TALK TO. HE WAS ALSO VERY PROFESSIONAL. I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM TO ANY OF MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
Posted by Gary | March 8, 2016
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Great Attorney- Highly Recommended!
Mike represented me when my ex brought an action for modification of child support and expenses. Mike found holes in their case during arguments and got the whole thing dismissed. Mike is great at preparation and understanding what issues really matter. I’m very pleased and highly recommend his services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Stephens and Brown
  • 1998 - Present
  • President/General Counsel
  • Global Capital Advisors
  • 1994 - 2007
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Georgia
  • 1994 - 1995

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • B.B.A. Management
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • AMT v. DJ/MJTJ
  • Maternal Grandmother was awarded custody of the three grandchildren.
  • TLC v. JAD
  • Father was granted sole custody of the child. Mother was allowed limited supervised visitation along with being required to pay a substaintial child support.

Associations

  • Western Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Attorney-Athens Banner Herald/ Online-2013
  • Best Attorney-Athens Banner Herald/ Online-2013
  • 2013
  • Academic All-Conference
  • Southeast Conference
  • 1987
  • Academic
  • College Football Hall of Fame
  • 1986
  • Academic All-Conference
  • Southeast Conference
  • 1985
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Publications

  • Georgia State School of Law
  • Regulation of Sports Agents
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Georgia
  • Underage Alcohol Offenses
  • 2014
  • University of Georgia
  • Alcohol Related Offenses
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
Endorse Michael
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an excellent family law attorney. He is professional, ethical, and does a great job for his clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Brown and I have worked on opposite sides and have worked together on cases. I have always enjoyed working with Mr. Brown. He is a very knowledgeable attorney. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike is very aggressive for his client, while remaining professional, ethical and honest in his conduct at all times."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Michael Brown as the finest Divorce lawyer in North East Georgia! I refer Mike all divorce case that come to me without hesitation. He not only works tirelessly for his clients, he gets the results they ask of him. His results are exceptional! I can honestly say that everyone I have referred to Mike over the years has thanked me over and over. Mike always protects the best interests of his clients. I have known Mike nearly my entire life. Mike is someone I have always looked up to, personally and professionally. It is an absolute honor to endorse Michael Stuart Brown!"
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike Brown for years and can recommend him for your Family Law matters. He readily seeks sound communication lines with his clients and makes it a focus to get to know the details of their situation. He has the experience and skills that can be so critical in family law cases, Mike grew up in Athens and played football here he knows everyone in town...a huge asset. You owe it to yourself to call Mike if you need to consult a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney for all domestic disputes including divorce, custody, support and modifications."
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Federal crime
Divorce and separation
DUI and DWI
Criminal defense
Criminal defense