Nobody thinks they’ll be getting a divorce in a few short years as they read off their vows to the person they’re marrying. Unfortunately, this is the case for more than half of marriages. This is why “to death do us part” might not be the best choice of words for some marriages. What we…
Prior to joining Cohan Law Group, Mike spent his entire legal career with the law firm of Gibson, Deal, Fletcher and Dunham, P.C. (formerly Gibson, Deal and Fletcher, P.C.), first as a law clerk, then as an associate, and for the last four years of his tenure there, as a partner and member of the firm.
Mike’s experience includes litigation in the areas of landlord-tenant law (including dispossessory/eviction cases), domestic relations law (divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, modification, and adoption cases), business and commercial litigation (breach of contract, vendor and customer disputes, collection claims, guaranty defense, “business divorces”, etc.), and claims under the Georgia Resolution of Construction Defects Act.
Mike has also written and lectured extensively on landlord-tenant law, including the publication of his book for non-lawyers, “A Brief Guide to Georgia Evictions”, in August 2012, as well as maintaining an active blog at www.GeorgiaEvictionBook.com. Mike has also published a second book, “Your Post-Divorce Compass: Practical, Real-World Advice for the Newly Single”, which is a nuts-and-bolts “road map” for recent divorcees who need help getting their financial lives back in order after the divorce is over.
Mike earned his Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law in 2002, and he also holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Alabama. A current and former small business owner, entrepreneur, and educator, Mike also networks extensively and frequently finds himself mentoring other business owners in small (and not-so-small) ways.
Mike is an Eagle Scout and is active in several leadership roles at East Cobb United Methodist Church in Marietta. Mike’s wife, Donna, has worked in the Walton High School guidance department since 2001. Mike and Donna live in East Cobb with their two children.