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Nashville, Tennessee 1987
Bachelor of Science in Business Management
Mercer University School of Law
Macon, Georgia 1990
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.
As a result of extensive litigation experience in courts throughout the state of Georgia, Mike believes that resolution of legal conflict by alternative means is not only valuable to the parties involved, but also crucial to the well being of our legal system. Accordingly, he received mediation and arbitration training from internationally recognized alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) experts through Resolution Resources, Inc., and in 2008 Mike became certified as a Mediator and Arbitrator. He is registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and has successfully participated in more than 1,000 mediations and arbitrations.
Divorce is something we all hope to avoid. However, sometimes it may be the only option available. With the resources and reputation of Meriwether & Tharp, LLC behind him, Mike continues to guide his clients through the many challenges they face no matter how overwhelming they may seem.
"Mr. Birchmore was representing me in a horrible knockdown divorce. My ex and her lawyer kept pounding on me nonstop. I heard about Mr. Birchmore and his willingness to fight for his client. He sure did! The divorce is over and I am very happy with the way that things worked out. I would say to use him if you need a lawyer for sure." Posted by FK.
"I wanted to thank Mr. Birchmore for providing me and my family peace of mind while I went through a bad divorce. My spouse is literally crazy and dangerous. Mr. Birchmore was very protective of us and helped me to undrerstand the realities of my situation. It was horrible all the way through my case. In the end everything turned out very well. I would use Mr. Birchmore again." Posted by ET.