Michael A. Burns, Jr.

Attorney Michael Burns

Michael A. Burns, Jr.


Michael grew up in Marietta, Georgia and graduated from Sprayberry High School in 1997. He attended the University of Georgia where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. He spent the next few years covering local governments for newspapers in Cobb and Cherokee counties.

Michael returned to the University of Georgia for law school, earning his juris doctor in 2009. He began his legal career defending court appointed clients in Cherokee County courts before joining the Cherokee County Solicitor General’s Office. Michael entered private practice in 2013 where he used the skills he learned as a prosecutor to provide insightful and thorough defense for his clients. He is also an accomplished domestic and family law attorney.


  • University of Georgia, School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    Juris Doctor 2009
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    B.A. Journalism, 2002

Associations & Memberships

  • Blue Ridge Bar Association
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Areas of Specialization

  • Criminal Law & Litigation
  • Felony Defense
  • Misdemeanor Defense
  • Domestic/Family Law
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2009 (Active)