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Michael F. Burgess

Associate – Atlanta


Michael Burgess specializes in providing insurance coverage advice to both domestic and international insurers regarding commercial property and commercial general liability claims. Additionally, he serves as defense counsel in direct litigation involving personal injury, construction defects, and professional liability claims.

Prior to attending law school, Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in history and political science from Mississippi State University. Michael also served as a court services intern at Roswell Municipal Court. While in law school, Michael worked as a legal intern with the Environmental Finance Center at the UNC School of Government and as legal extern with the Southeast Region of the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, he gained significant experience working as a summer associate with Fields Howell in 2017.

Michael graduated from Emory University School of Law with Honors. He graduated in the top third of his class and received the Custer Tuggle Award of Excellence in Family Law Curriculum. While at Emory, Michael served as Managing Editor of the Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review and as Treasurer of the National Security and Military Law Society.


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2018
    • with Honors
    • National Security and Military Law Society, Treasurer
    • Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, Managing Editor
  • Mississippi State University, B.A., 2015
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Shackouls Honors College
    • Society of Scholars
    • Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award, Department of Political Science and Public Administration

State Bars
State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Tennessee

District Courts
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division

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