Michael is the only all family law attorney to win unanimous decisions before both The Supreme Court of Georgia and The Supreme Court of Georgia. In addition, Michael has won before The Supreme Court of Costa Rica. He is admitted to practice in all Georgia courts and federal courts in the Northern and Middle District of Georgia, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. With over 25 years of experience, he has successfully represented thousands of family members in state, federal and international family law cases including divorce, custody, parental kidnapping, paternity, legitimation, grandparent rights, family adoption, child support cases and appeals. Michael has handled matters to successful resolution with parties on all continents of the world, with the exception of Antarctica. Michael coordinates with the State Department and Foreign Consulates and has identified exceptional cooperating counsel in jurisdictions throughout the world. In addition, Michael has been active at home to insure increased access to justice through the founding of The Manely Firm, PC's Justice Cafe. The Justice Cafe is a low-cost legal services center that trains and supports new lawyers in the provision of unbundled, limited scope legal services to otherwise unrepresented litigants.