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J. Michael McGarity Esq.

J. Michael McGarity, Esq.

J. Michael McGarity Esq.

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Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Car Wrecks
  • Truck Wrecks
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Brain Injury
  • Divorce/family law
  • Wills and Probate
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Estate and Probate Litigation
  • Corporate & Business Formations and Transactions
  • Appellate Work



  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D - 1979
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.S. - 1976
    • Major: Industrial Management


  • Georgia “Super Lawyers” for More Than 15 Years
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Lawyers of Distinction for Excellence in Personal Injury Law
  • Silver Beaver Award (Boy Scouts of America)
  • Volunteer of the Year Award, Gwinnett YMCA
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated - 1987 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Braselton Rotary Club
  • Will Watt Fellow, Braselton Rotary Club

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1979
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1979
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Gwinnett County Bar Association, President, 1984 to 1985
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Member
  • The American Association for Justice, Member
  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club
  • Gwinnett County Law Library, Trustee
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, Special Master

Community Involvement

  • Northeast Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America, President 2003-2008
  • Georgia Gwinnett College, Former Trustee
  • Rotary Club Braselton
  • Gwinnett County Board, Department of Family and Children Services, Former Member
  • Environmental Heritage Center Foundation, Former Trustee
  • Environmental Heritage Center Foundation, Former Chairman
  • Northeast Georgia Council for the Boy Scouts, Executive Board of Directors, Member
  • Leadership Gwinnett, Graduate, 1986
  • Braselton Rotary Club, Member
  • Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • J.M. Tull YMCA, Board of Directors, Member, 1985-1989
  • Mill Creek High School, Mock Trial Team, Coach
  • Legends of Chateau Elan Homeowners Association, Past President
  • Legends of Chateau Elan Homeowners Association, Past Board Member

Representative Clients

  • Nash Chevrolet Company
  • Andrew Electric
  • Cotton Calf Kitchen
  • Greenwood Star LLC
  • Premier Construction Systems
  • Gainesville Truck Center

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Sigma Nu


  • Todd Nash
  • Joseph Andrew
  • Butch Conway (Former Sheriff Gwinnett County)
  • Lisa Li
  • Danny Porter (Former Gwinnett County District Attorney)

Past Positions

  • State of Georgia, Special Assistant Attorney General
  • Lawrenceville firm of Webb, Fowler and Tanner, Partner
  • Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney
  • Andersen, Tate, Mahaffey & McGarity, Partner
  • Gwinnett County Law Library Board of Trustees, 12/2013 To Present

Current Employment Position

  • Partner