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Michael McGuffee

Attorney
michaelm@poolehuffman.com
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Phone: 404-373-4008 Ext: 208
Fax: 888-709-5723

315 W Ponce de Leon Ave, #344
Decatur, Georgia 30030

"Business owners are hard-working, innovative, optimistic, and inspiring people. I take pride in helping business owners resolve the legal disputes that stand between them and their success.”

Michael watched a childhood friend’s four-person start-up grow into a multi-million dollar success story, and has been inspired by the power of small business ever since. Unlike most attorneys, Michael listens more than he talks. He understands that every business is different, and he achieves better results for his clients by taking the time to analyze their unique objectives.

Michael won his first breach of contract case a month after he was admitted to the Georgia Bar. A short time later, Michael earned a hard-fought victory for a deserving client in a three-day jury trial, and he has been fighting for small business owners ever since.

That said, Michael knows the best solutions for his clients are often earned outside of the courtroom. As a registered mediator, Michael has mediated hundreds of cases and understands the value of the alternative dispute resolution process. At the end of the day, Michael believes the best legal victory is the one that provides the greatest benefit to his clients’ bottom line.

Michael grew up in Winter Park, Florida. He and his wife Allison currently live in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. Michael enjoys playing golf, reading success stories, and spending time with family and friends.

Education

J.D., Georgia State University College of Law
Magna Cum Laude
Phillip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic
CALI Excellence Awards in Corporations, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Research, Writing and Advocacy

B.S., Communications, Florida State University
Summa Cum Laude
Editor-in-Chief of the FSView & Florida Flambeau

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia
All State and Superior Courts of Georgia
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