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
ID Number: Surrendered license in good standing
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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
267 Questions Answered
Q. Our HOA wants to vote assuring no property can be used as a long term rental. Do we have to legally amend the covenants?
A: Good question. In the law, there will typically be more than one right answer. However, there will always be a "best" answer too. Real property law has many moving parts - especially when addressing covenants. As there is too much to discuss here in this forum, please accept my answer as - First, engage services of a real property (real estate) attorney who has experience in drafting/litigation covenants, restrictions, etc. Discuss in precise and specific terms exactly what you are trying to do. Listen to the attorney. Based upon my two decades of litigating real property issues, I must say that with very-very few exceptions, one should always file the "new" covenant(s)/amendment(s) in the land deed records of the county. One should understand that to be effective and enforceable, these provisions must be on public display for the world to see. Meetings minutes will not suffice to display things to the world.
Q. If there are two owners on a mobile home in SC, do both owners have to transfer title through the DMV to a new owner?
A: You are asking a question which can only be answered by reading through the laws of SOUTH CAROLINA. For South Carolina help you should post your question to the SC attorneys.
Q. Do subdivision covenants and restrictions expire in a county with no zoning laws.
A: Your questions will be answered by through review(s) of the property's title chain(s). I suggest you call Cary Cox or the Davenport Firm or David Barrett to meet with as they are all familiar with these issues.
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Contact & Map
Daniels & Taylor, P.C.
390 West Crogan Street
Suite 300
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Telephone: (770) 962-4070