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James Michael Mullis

DUI and DWI Attorney

4.9   40 reviews
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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%
    Specializing in DUI defense since 1994

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Criminal defense lawyer since 1990

 

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Licensed for 32 years
State GA
Status Emeritus
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/03/2022

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4.9 / 5.0
  40 customer reviews
Posted by Zack | November 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Goals were achieved
I had a wreck in Feburary 2016 with a BAC of .24 taken at the station. Mr. Mullis achieved all of the goals he set forth at our first meeting. I ended up with no DUI charge, no license suspension, and no jail time. Very knowledgable and works hard on the cases he represents. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Saved my butt!
Mike pulled off what I thought was impossible. I entered the court feeling doomed and walked out with NO DUI and even got my speeding ticket dropped. NO JAIL and still have MY LICENSE. I was pretty nervous up until Mike worked his magic... nothing short of miraculous.
Posted by Scott | September 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Represnted in a DUI/DUI refusal Brooks Cty. GA. March 7th 2015
Mr. Mullis was able to get my DUI?DUI refusal reduced to a Recklass Driving charge Jan. 7th 2016
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
2 dui's
I really recommend hiring Mr. Mullis...especially if your being harassed in remerton ga..he helped me to keep my license stay out of jail and even got it dropped just meeting with the prosecutor
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2015
Dismissed!!!!
Mike Mullis is the man! I would recommend Mike for anyone who has been arrested for DUI!!! Not only did he get my license suspension dismissed but he got my entire case dismissed! Mike fights hard but he fights smart! He argues the points that matter and effect the case! Hire Mike if you want to win!!!
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2015
DUI dismissal
Mr. Mullis, AKA the DUI guy, is definitely worth your money if you run into DUI trouble in South Georgia. I was charged with a second DUI, only 5 months after my first, and by a H.E.A.T. officer who, as my cop friend eloquently put it, is hired by the city for drug and alcohol cases. Sure enough I got that charge dismissed; a feat that I didn't think was possible given the circumstances. The dismissal occured due a detail that other lawyers might not have picked up on and that was that the video evidence that was provided was from the cop who arrested me and not the cop that pulled me over, therefore, no probable cause for the pull over on the video could be seen and a failure to provide full evidence led to a dismissal. The only caveat to this fairy tale story would be that I had to wait more than 2 1/2 years for a disposition to be made. I credited this mostly to the courts systems in this part of the state, however. Overall, I would be lying if I said that I was not satisfied with the results of my case.
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Posted by Sidney | March 13, 2015
Excellent results
I was stopped by an over-zealous state trooper in Tifton, GA while operating a commercial vehicle. I was charged with a DUI pending blood results. A moving violation in a commercial vehicle can be career ending. An Atlanta law firm recommended Mike Mullis. When I called him for a consultation on a Sunday he answered the phone. I hired him to represent me. He is frank, and doesn’t make idle promises. He is timely responding to his emails. He is definitely someone that you can put your confidence in. He pointed out numerous mistakes the arresting officer made. He negotiated with the prosecutor and got the charge reduced to a non-moving violation. This outcome was better than I could have hoped for. Having Mike Mullis represent you is having legal insurance.
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Posted by Jennifer | February 13, 2015
Mr. Mullis represented me on DUI-refusal charge
Mr. Mullis was very straightforward with me about my case and made no promises. However, I was confident in him as my lawyer. He got my DUI refusal charge lowered to a reckless driving charge, which I am happy about. I would definitely recommend him to anyone with a DUI charge.
Posted by David | February 13, 2015
Actually get’s back to you with your questions or concerns.
I got a first time DUI. I was going to do represent myself, but many told me not to. Just too much legal papers, filings, getting your D.L. back. SO... with the reviews on here, I decided to try Mr. Mullis. Glad I did. HIs office assistances (Camile) are also wonderful at explaining things, sending out letters, keeping you informed. In all probability your DUI will stand. Mike kept my license for me, which they could have suspended. Other advice. Don’t drink.
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Posted by Charlie | February 4, 2015
Understands Client's concerns
Mike understands that when a serious legal problem arises, you want all the information you can get as soon as possible. It's just a time of intense hand wringing. Mike is a great communicator and responds immediately with clear legal explanations in simple English. You know exactly what is going on, and what he can do for you and what it will cost. He has a great staff which helps move things along quickly. I trusted Mike and he kept me informed the whole time. True professional!
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Posted by Justin | January 10, 2015
Great Lawyer
Mr. Mullis listens to you, reviews your case, and then makes a plan to help you. I got into trouble for underage drinking several times. Mr. Mullis helped me get my life back on the right track by fighting to get my charges reduced and dropped. He and his staff keep you informed and make sure you do whatever the courts require (e.g. community service and classes). Mr. Mullis knows the law. Thank you to Mr. Mullis and his staff!
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2015
J. Michael Mullis is the lawyer you will need when in a crisis
Michael Mullis represented me in a case starting almost a year ago involving dui and possession of marijuana charges. He always kept me informed and was always available when I needed him. He is extremely knowledge, informative and straight to the point. He stuck with my case and ended up getting all charges reduced to reckless driving. The man is fantastic. I would highly recommend Mr. Mullis to anyone needing an outstanding attorney. When in trouble this is the guy you want on your side.
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Posted by Steve | December 9, 2014
Very Satisfied
Mike did an excellent job on our case ..Better results than we expected. Office staff is knowledgeable and eager to help.. I would recomend Mike Mulis
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2014
excellent!
Mr. Mullis and his staff was awesome. He was always up front and realistic with you. He worked as hard as he could to get the best results possible in the case. His knowledge throws prosucuters for a loop. Definitely worth every penny!
Posted by Jeffery | August 28, 2014
Victory over Lowndes County
11 months ago I was arrested and charged with 2 accounts of improper stopping,open container and DUI. At the time I was engaged to be married 8 mths from then and I am thinking that this just can't be happening! I lived out of town and my fiance was the only person I knew here. I hired Attorney Mike Mullis. At first I plead guilty and tried to plea bargain with the prosecutor whom offered a deal that included 1 year incarceration, 3 years driver's license suspension along with probation. I decided to go to trial and as a result I did not go to jail and I did not loose my drivers license. I only had to pay a small fine on a non moving traffic violation. All other charges were dismissed. Game Over! Mr Mullis's performance in the court room was awesome.The prosecution did not stand a chance against Mr Mullis's strategy. One could see and hear the wind being knocked out of their sails as their ship sank. I would like to thank Mr Mullis and his office staff for their professionalism and great communication that they always kept me informed of the progression of my case. Mr Mullis is very knowledgeable of the DUI law and stays on top of the ever changing laws. If you are charged with a DUI then Mike Mullis is your guy . HE IS THE DUI GUY.
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Posted by Adam | November 15, 2013
Thank You for your Outstanding Service
I would like to personally thank Mr. Mullis and his staff for being very professional and caring, providing excellent legal counseling for my case. The service I received was outstanding and I am very satisfied with the outcome of my case. The staff was very professional and gave time to listen and relay important messages to Mr. Mullis and made sure he contact me when I had questions about my case. I am now able to being a new life because I had a lawyer who could relate and care about me and my family. If you are looking for an outstanding lawyer who shoots straight from the hip and does not hold back his opinion about your case and will be honest, then he is your man. Thank you Mr. Mullis
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Posted by Sabrina H. | September 6, 2013
Definitely would Recommend
I would recommend Mr. Mullis at any time. He is an excellent attorney. I hired him to plea a case for me. The results were way better than I expected. If I had the extra money at the time to hire him to fight my case, without a doubt, I believe we would have won! He looks deeply into the case and catches mistakes that many others, would more than likely miss. If your looking for a good DUI attorney, don't look any further. Mr. Mullis is great! Thank you Mr. Mullis and your office staff for all your help!
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2013
DUI?... No Problem
Mr. Mullis was always honest with me. He told me what he had to work with and what my options were. I was always involved in the decision making. I was charged with 4 dui's and illegal turn. Mr. Mullis fought for me to get it reduced to two traffic violations. You cannot go wrong by hiring him. And he is very affordable.
Posted by Marcelle | August 20, 2013
BE CAREFUL OF THE "FRIENDS" THAT YOU KEEP!!!!!!!!!.....
I contacted Mr. Mullis after he was recommended to be by his friend, who is also a lawyer. You see, I live in Henry county and my son got into trouble at school in Valdosta. After calling Mr. Mullis and having him call me back that very same day (within a very reasonable time) I began to feel much better after coming very close to having heart failure!! Seriously parents, you do not want to get a call from your teenager 11:00 at night saying he was in trouble. To make a loooong story short. My son was in another friends room (looking at the football game) when campus police came in and search the room for drugs. Supposedly the dorm monitor "smelled" marijuana on one of the students that went up to the room. YES kids, you ARE judged by the friends you keep and YOU do pay for the crimes they commit. Thank God that I knew deep in my heart the my son was not guilty since I have a hard time convincing him to drink a wine cooler. Needless to say, since NO ONE was admitting to the drugs being theirs, they were all (yes, EVERYONE in the room) dragged off to jail and charged with drug possession! Innocent until proven guilty (no such thing) at least not in Georgia. What I loved about Mr. Mullis was he explained everything to me from up front that very first day we spoke on the phone. His fee was VERY reasonable (lords knows I did not have the money) and he explained to me that their would only be additional charges if the case went to trial and additional paperwork needed to be filed. Of course, and if he had to put more time into the case (understandable of course). After months of work, the charges was finally dismissed against my son. With Mr. Mullis being my son's lawyer, it took a lot of stress off me because I was very confident that he was in capable hands! Also, it prevented me from not having to travel back and fourth to Valdosta! Mr. Mullis The only reason that I did not give you excellent for "keep in informed" is because as a "parent" my son will always be my "child". I know he is of age where he is consider an ADULT by law, but the "law" should also understand that nineteen year olds (for the most part) is still dependent on their parents in many ways. But, I must mention that Mr. Mullis did gave my son his PERSONAL cell phone number and permission to check in with him every week! Well, that is my story, and THANK YOU....THANK YOU.....THANK YOU MR. MIKE MULLIS.
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Posted by Dennis | March 15, 2013
DUI??? This is your man!!!
We all make mistakes! I have to say after my DUI I was rather nervous about the coming ramifications ... Mike helped to ease my mind with his knowledge of DUI law . He did not candy coat anything and shot strait with me. I personally prefer to know every possible outcome. I did not need the probation aspect of this on my record due to my job. Mike took it the extra mile and I ended up with reckless driving and a fine. Mind you this is more rare than common as far as the outcome. Mike made it happen!!! I would recommend that if you have found yourself in this bad situation you make 1 phone call and that's to attorney Mike Mullis.... He is the DUI guy!!!
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • J. Michael Mullis, Atty at Law - Valdosta, GA
  • 1999 - Present
  • Partner
  • Head, Mullis, Thomas & Webb - Atlanta, GA
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Sole Practitioner
  • J. Michael Mullis, Atty at Law - Valdosta, GA
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Staff Attorney
  • UGA Legal Aid & Defender Society - Athens, GA
  • 1990 - 1992
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Education

  • Georgia ICLE
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2012
  • Georgia ICLE
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2010
  • Georgia ICLE
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2008
  • Georgia ICLE
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2004
  • Southeastern Educational Institute
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 1994
  • Georgia ICLE
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 1994
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Georgia, Valdosta State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987
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Legal Cases

  • Dodds v. State
  • Bench trial verdict affirmed.

Associations

  • Ga Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • GA Defense of Drinking Drivers
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Former Board Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Valdosta Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Award of Merit
  • Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers
  • 2004
  • Post Conviction Relief
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1989

Publications

  • Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute Program Materials
  • Bench Trials Versus Jury Trials: Situations That Call for Waiver of Jury Trial
  • 2011
  • Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute Program Materials
  • Cross-Examination of the State's Witnesses
  • 2005
  • Valdosta Bar Assn New Attorney Seminar Program Materials
  • Bail Bonds and Preliminary Hearings
  • 1999
  • Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute Program Materials
  • Recent Developments in Georgia DUI Statutes and Cases
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology Principles In the Courtroom
  • 2012
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases
  • 2011
  • ICLE: Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute
  • Bench Trial Or Jury Trial
  • 2011
  • ICLE: Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute
  • Cross Examination
  • 2005
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Drug Recognition (DRE) Overview Course
  • 2004
  • ICLE: Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute
  • Recent Changes In DUI Law
  • 1999
  • Georgia Municipal Court Judges Seminar
  • Case Law Update
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (10)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is the best you can get for DUI defense. Mike has tons of experience and knowledge about fighting and winning DUI cases. He is well respected by judges, prosecutors and the police. I highly recommend Mike for DUI defense or any other type of criminal case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike for over 20 years. I know him to be a terrific advocate for his clients. Quite simply, the man knows the DUI law as well as anyone in the State of Georgia. He is knowledgeable, hard working and he gets results for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike Mullis knows his stuff----he's not afraid to fight the fight! Proud to know him and recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mullis is one of the top DUI attorneys in Valdosta, Georgia. He is dedicated to the aggressive defense of his clients and is very detailed in his preparation before court."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike Mullis keeps never settles for average or just good enough. Mike will research an issue and craft an argument to get your case dismissed. Mike may be a little more expensive, but worth it. He has more dismissals than any other lawyer in South Georgia. You can never go wrong with hiring Mike. Gus"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a DUI fighter. He was a partner for years with Bubba Head in Atlanta, and then set up shop in Valdosta. He is extremely knowledgable about all areas of DUI defense and he is tenacious in his assertion of client's rights. I have seen him cross-examine police officers on the stand and he doesn't let up for one minute. If you're looking for the best in the Valdosta area you have found him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mike for any criminal defense and especially for a dui defense. There is never a week that passes that I don't see Mike somewhere in South Georgia in court fighting for his clients. No one fights harder than Mike. He has earned his nickname- The Dui Guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is my secret weapon. You may have heard the expression, "a lawyers lawyer." Well, Mike is just that. There is a link to his web page on MY WEB PAGE. He has restated the Georgia Law on DUI so well on his web page that I link my readers to his page so they can learn the ins and outs of the Georgia DUI laws right from him. It saves me the time of explaining everything in detail, and I know the analysis of the law is correct. I use his suggestions on case strategy and case development regularly. He's the best in the Valdosta area, by far. The only way you can go wrong with Mike is to get in his way on the highway. HE DRIVES FAST."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mike is an excellent attorney. He will put up with NOTHING from the State. He knows the law inside and out. All of his clients are lucky to have him standing next to them."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Mullis is one of the finest DUI lawyers in the State of Georgia. He is a very sharp trial attorney who has a reputation of getting great victories for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. If you have a DUI in the Valdosta area, Mike is your attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Mullis has an outstanding reputation as one of the top DUI lawyers in the State of Georgia. He is very personable and easy to get along with, but he fights hard for his clients and consistently gets the results in court that have earned him the reputation he enjoys. I have known Mike for several years, and if you need a true professional on your DUI case, you cannot do any better than having Mike represent you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you're reading this because you're facing charges in the Valdosta area, stop reading and go hire Mike. There is absolutely no one else in Valdosta who gets a referral, because he is smart, tenacious and will not stop fighting until he's won his case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you want a highly respected, hard-working attorney fighting for your rights, Mike is your guy. Mike has focused his practice on DUI for many years, and he is part of a highly trained group of DUI specialists who routinely consult with each other on the toughest DUI cases. He is relied on by his clients and other attorneys for his knowledge, his experience, and his willingness to do what it takes to achieve the best results in every case. Mike is the lawyer you want in your corner when you need the best help around, and I would recommend him to anyone."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"Mike is one of the leading DUI lawyers in the State of Georgia"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is the "DUI GUY!" He's well-know for being aggressive, hard working, and a valuable attorney to his clients. You should be calling this attorney if you have been arrested for DUI/DWI and you need good help."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike since my days as a prosecutor. I know first hand how hard Mike will fight for his clients. Mike is a serious litigator who is not afraid to take a difficult case. You are in good hands when Mike is your lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is the go-to guy in Valdosta for DUIs. Hire him if you really need to win."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"Mike is a terrific lawyer who fights hard for his clients. On top of that he is a respected authority on legal issues in DUI and driver's license suspension law. His website duiguy.com is a "must read" for anyone who has been charged with DUI or other traffic offense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. There is a reason why he is known as "the DUI-guy"! From his website to his demeanor he expresses the confidence and articulation of the advanced DUI trial lawyer. I have referred cased to him in the past and this IS THE GUY in the south Georgia area for drug and alcohol-related cases. It is a pleasure to endorse his work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense and DUI lawyers in Georgia. When someone contacts me regarding a DUI or criminal charge in south Georgia, I send them to Mike Mullis. If you are looking for an outstanding trial lawyer to fight your DUI or other criminal charge, you can't go wrong with Mike Mullis. I endorse him without hesitation."
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