Michael J. Warshauer

Michael J. Warshauer


Michael J. Warshauer


Meet Michael Warshauer
From Michael’s interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on ReelLawyers.com. Read the transcript.


Known for his creative approach to complex cases, Attorney Michael J. Warshauer has a successful track record of handling a variety of complex personal injury claims that result in impressive verdicts and settlements, many of which exceed $1 million and more that exceed $10 million. After three decades in the legal field, Michael is well-respected by the legal community and often is referred other attorneys’ most complex and difficult cases. He has devoted his career to the representation of catastrophic injury victims and the families of those who have suffered a wrongful death.

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Public Justice member logo National Board of Trial Advocacy logo2023 AV Preeminent Rating for Michael Warshauer for his legal ability and ethical standards.

Areas of Focus

Many of Michael’s cases involve global manufacturers, large healthcare institutions, and Fortune 500 corporations. In the face of intimidation, Michael remains a staunch advocate for his clients. Since the early ’90s, he has been considered a preeminent expert on railroad safety laws and has gained nationwide recognition for his landmark work in improving the lives of railroad industry workers. Currently, Michael concentrates on representing those who have been severely injured by medical malpractice, car accidents, motorcycle crashes, and other catastrophic incidents.

Notable Accomplishments

Throughout the course of his career, Michael has enjoyed numerous awards and certificates. He has been listed as a Georgia Super Lawyer for 19 consecutive years, is rated 10.0 by Avvo, and has obtained an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, among many others. He has served in many positions of leadership on various boards and groups, and regularly teaches continuing legal education courses. In addition, he has authored several articles and book chapters on various legal topics. Michael is one of the few board-certified civil trial advocates in Georgia who limit their practice to representing plaintiffs with catastrophic injuries.

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1983
  • Tennessee, 1996
  • United States Supreme Court, 1997



  • “Effective use of Demonstrative Evidence with Examples from Real Cases,” GTLA 2016 Annual Convention
  • “Summary of Mac v. PC for Lawyers,” by Michael Warshauer and Mark Zamora, GTLA 2010 Annual Convention

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  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1983
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: South Carolina Law Review, Member
  • University of South Carolina, 1980
    • B.S. cum laude

Honors & Certifications

  • Georgia SuperLawyers® for 19th Consecutive Year
  • 2023 Martindale-Hubbell® Award – Rated AV Preeminent
  • 10.0 AVVO Rating
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Georgia
  • Certified Advocate of National Board of Civil Practice Advocacy
  • Top 100 Lawyer, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America (Personal Injury Litigation), 2018
  • Recipient of the 2009 Wiedemann & Wysocki Award (given by the American Association of Justice
  • Super Lawyer, 2005 – Present

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • President, 2010-2011
    • Vice President, Atlanta Judicial District, 1998
  • American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA)
  • Academy of Trial Advocacy
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • President, Georgia Chapter, 2017
    • Treasurer, Southeast ABOTA Chapter, 2014
  • Southeastern American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Civil Justice Foundation
  • Georgia Consumer Justice Foundation
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • United Transportation Union
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • 2013 Chair-Elect, American Association for Justice Products Liability Law Group
  • 2014 Chair, American Association for Justice Products Liability Law Group

Personal Life

Outside of work, Michael enjoys a full life with his family. He and Lyle, his wife and firm co-founder, have five children and enjoy spending time with them and entertaining friends at their Atlanta home. Michael is a regular volunteer for non-profit organizations that provide meals for families. He is also a competitive triathlete.