Michael D BarberMichael’s training as both a prosecutor and defense attorney gives him the ability to interpret what the other side is considering and thinking in regards to a clients case.

Working for his family law firm in Dunwoody, Georgia familiarized Michael with Debt Collection, Contracts and Agreements, Family Law and Real Estate. Making a foray into criminal law with the City of Atlanta Municipal Court led to his criminal experience including traffic, DUI and drug-related cases.

As a criminal defense attorney, Michael was invited by other county prosecutors to be a guest instructor for DUI courses at both the Georgia Public Safety and Training Center and county locations. He also had the opportunity to design and teach a class at the Atlanta Police Department Training Center, and assisted in redesigning the current DUI court system with the City of Atlanta Municipal Court.

His training at the Georgia Public Safety and Training Center (GPSTC, the same training center where State Troopers receive their training and where all police officers supplement their training) helped Michael learn what both the police and State Troopers learn to make their DUI cases.

After returning to defense work, Michael continues to help those in need. His range of skills goes from defending the unjustly accused to representing major lending corporations. His Real Estate expertise involves not just contract, lease and eviction problems but also evaluating map and plat documents as well as closing issues. He has had the opportunity to operate in Family Law as both a plaintiff and defense lawyer, as well as working on Child Legitimation and adoption cases.

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Practice Areas

  • DUI
  • Drug cases
  • Criminal defense
  • Family law
  • Traffic charges
  • Suspended license charges
  • Civil litigation


  • Former DUI Prosecutor
  • Assigned to Atlanta’s DUI Prosecutorial Task Force
  • Atlanta DUI Task Force
  • Georgia State Patrol Task Force
  • Police Academy DUI Instructor
  • DUI Prosecutor Instructor
  • Atlanta DUI Advisory Task Force Committee
  • Certified NHTSA Field Sobriety Testing
  • Certified DUI and Drugs
  • Certified DUI Detection


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Recognized Attorney Legal ServicesGlobal Directory of Who's Who2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Graduate NCDD at Harvard University DUI SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2014
2012 DUI Lethal WeaponProsecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia2012
DUI Field Sobriety UpdateProsecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia2012
2011 Basic DUI and Crash Investigation CourseProsecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia2011
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)NHTSA2010
Standardized Field Sobriety TestingNHTSA2010
Georgia State Bar AdmissionState Bar of Georgia2008
Supreme Court of Georgia AdmissionGeorgia Supreme Court2008