Michael D. Birchmore

Michael D. Birchmore

Committed Representation with 30 Years of Experience
  • Family Law, Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Georgia
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Biography

As an athlete for 20 years, Mike recognizes the benefits of hard work, proper training and being prepared for the competition. Today, these traits help him achieve winning results for his clients. A graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, Mike has litigated in a diverse range of law throughout Georgia and has appeared as lead trial counsel in 47 Georgia counties. Mike has served as co-counsel with some of Atlanta's largest firms, and he has also represented family members of some of the best known attorneys in the country. He is an experienced trial attorney representing parties in divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, property division, pre-nuptial agreements, grandparent’s visitation, modifications and legitimations. Mike is especially proud of the fact that lawyers and judges have asked him to represent them in their own personal matters. Mike has been appointed, and has served, as a Special Assistant District Attorney, a Special Master, and has been appointed by the Courts as a Guardian ad Litem for children and the elderly. Additionally, Mike has been rated confidentially and independently by other attorneys through the Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating process as having an exemplary reputation, a high professional standing and a well-established practice with a significant client base. He has received the highest rating through this same process regarding his ethical standards evidencing his adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, diligence and other attributes relevant to the discharge of his professional responsibilities. In 2005, the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission recommended Mike to Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as being "Well Qualified" to be a Superior Court Judge in the state, and in 2015 he began hosting the radio show "Ask the Lawyer" heard in four states.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Family Arbitration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Custody Disputes
  • Hearings & Trials
  • Child Custody & Child Support Modifications
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Legitimation Actions
  • Paternity Actions
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover & American Express, we also accept Cash and Checks
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
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Tennessee
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
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Languages
  • English
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Guardian ad Litem (GAL)
Superior Courts of Georgia
Current
Special Assistant District Attorney
Superior Courts of Georgia
Current
Special Master
Superior Courts of Georgia
Current
Attorney at Law
Georgia Lawyer
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Education
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
J.D. (1990) | Law
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Lipscomb University
B.S. (1987) | Accounting / Economics
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Professional Associations
Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Mediator & Arbitrator
GA Office of Dispute Resolution
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
102 Questions Answered
Q. If the CCRS state that HOA Board of Directors "shall appoint an ARC" can the Board decide not to do so and act as ARC
A: Provided there is no specific prohibition regarding the HOABOD being the ARC, then probably. In undertaking the responsibility of the ARC, the HOABOD have essentially appointed themselves. Do I believe this is best for everyone? Probably not.
Q. what motion do I file for mistrial in Jennelle court agast dfcs and they
A: I'm sorry. Your question does not make sense. It is incomplete.
Q. In Ga, does my step mom have the right to exhume and cremate my deceased father if she is remarried?
A: As you might imagine, we don't see this issue come up every day. Without doing much research on this, I am providing to you a statue (law) which might mean your mother could be charged with a felony for doing this. ++++++++++++++ OFFICIAL CODE OF GEORGIA ANNOTATED § 31-21-44. Wanton or malicious removal of dead body from grave or disturbance of contents of grave; receipt, retention, disposal, or possession of unlawfully removed dead body or bodily part (a) It is unlawful for any person wantonly or maliciously to: (1) Remove the dead body of a human being from any grave or other place of interment or from any vault, tomb, or sepulcher; or (2) Otherwise disturb the contents of any grave or other place of interment or any vault, tomb, or sepulcher. (b) It is unlawful for any person to receive, retain, dispose of, or possess the dead body or any bodily part of a human being knowing it to have been removed unlawfully from any grave or other place of interment or any vault, tomb, or sepulcher. This subsection shall not apply to any person having duties imposed upon that person relating to the possession or disposition of dead bodies while in the performance of said duties, which persons shall include law enforcement personnel, coroners and medical examiners, operators of funeral establishments, cemetery operators, and medical and medical laboratory personnel. (c) Any person who violates any provision of this Code section shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than five years, or by both such imprisonment and fine. History Code 1933, § 88-2710.1, enacted by Ga. L. 1980, p. 1434, § 1; Ga. L. 1989, p. 360, § 1.
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Daniels & Taylor, P.C.
390 West Crogan Street
Suite 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Telephone: (770) 962-4070