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Michael Geoffroy

Attorney

Michael Geoffroy’s law practice focuses on auto collisions, premises liability, wrongful death, and catastrophic injury, and he stands up for the cause of justice throughout Georgia and on behalf of his clients every day. He is a leader in both the courtroom and the community, having been recognized numerous times for his involvement in each. Michael has been recognized for representing his clients many times, being named Top 40 Under 40Legal Elite, and Rising Star, as well as holding a 10.0 rating on Avvo. Michael was recognized by the Georgia Pro Bono Project as Lawyer of the Month in April, 2012 for his efforts representing Georgia’s poor and disenfranchised. Michael has also held many leadership positions in Georgia’s legal community, including serving as president of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia.

Michael is a proud member of the Covington community and has served on the Main Street board, Arts Association board, the Newton County Planning and Zoning board, and the Covington YMCA Board. In 2013 he was also invited to participate in Leadership Georgia, where he met other young business, civic and community leaders with a desire to work towards a better Georgia.

Michael was raised in Rockdale County and graduated from George Walton Academy in Monroe. He went on to attend the University of Florida on an academic scholarship. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Georgia Law School, and has been practicing law for since 2001. Michael is married to Tara McFarland Geoffroy and has three children – Mac, Hudson and Alice. He attends church with his family at Church of the Good Shepherd.

Awards and Recognition

  • Award of Outstanding Service from the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, 2006
  • Graduate of State Bar of Georgia YLD Leadership Academy, 2007
  • Outstanding Public Service for Pro Bono Representation, 2009
  • 10.0 Rating on Avvo.com, the highest rating for an attorney, 2009-2011
  • Recognized by the Supreme Court of Georgia for Mentoring, 2010
  • “Rising Star” by Superlawyers and Atlanta Magazine, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • “Legal Elite” by GeorgiaTrend, 2010, 2012
  • “Top 40 Under 40” by National Trial Lawyers for 2013
  • Georgia Pro Bono Project  Lawyer of the Month April, 2012
  • Fellow, Georgia Bar Foundation 2009-Present, Fellowship Restricted to top 4% of Georgia Attorneys
  • “Best Lawyers” by Best Lawyers in America 2020
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Champion, 2020

Community Involvement

  • Arts Association of Newton County, Board of Directors, 2007-2010
  • Covington Family YMCA, Board of Directors, 2007-Present
  • Main Street Covington, Board of Directors, 2009-2013
  • City of Covington Planning and Zoning Board, 2009-2012
  • George Walton Academy, Board of Trustees, 2011-Present
  • YMCA Youth Soccer, Coach, 2008-2011
  • Church of the Good Shepherd, Member
  • Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, Member, 2010-2012
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, President, 2010-2011
  • Ethics and Professionalism Committee, Young Lawyers Division, Chairman, 2005-2007
  • Georgia Legal Services Program, Board of Directors, 2011- Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member Pro Bono Committee, Member Advisory Committee on Legislation, Member Judicial Nominating Committee

Professional Bar and Organization Membership

  • State Bar of Georgia, Admitted to Practice
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, Admitted to Practice
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, Admitted to Practice
  • U.S. Federal Court, Northern District of Georgia, Admitted to Practice
  • NewRock Legal Society
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • awyers Club of Atlanta
  • Newton County Bar Association, President, 2013-Present
  • Rockdale County Bar Association
  • Rockdale/Alcovy Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2012-Present
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice

PRACTICE AREAS

Bicycle Accidents
Car Addicents
Child Injuries
Crosswalk Accidents
Drunk Driving Accidents
Mass Torts
Motorcycle Accidents
Nursing Home Neglect
Slip & Fall Accidents
Truck Accidents
Wrongful Death
Prison Death/Medmal
Dram Shop
Crime Victims
Pedestrian Injuries
Premises Liability
Uber/Lyft
Dog Bites
Brain Injuries
Whistleblower cases
Burns
Catastrophic Injury

MG LAW ACCOMPLISHMENTS

$ 2M Commercial Truck Wrongful Death
$ 1.6M Wrongful Death by a Drunk Driver
$ 1.M Tractor Wrongful Death
$ 400K Motorcycle Accident
$ 300K Car Wreck
$ 300K Paratrooper hit head-on by commercial vehicle
$ 200K Pedestrian hit in a crosswalk
$ 200K T-bone collision
$ 200K Chain Reaction Collision
$ 195K T-boned by tow truck
$ 155K Fall at a gas station
$ 150K Rear-end collision
$ 125K Rear-end collision
$ 120K Child injured at daycare
$ 110K Rear-end collision
$ 110K Commercial Vehicle Collision
$ 105K Run off Road by aggressive driver
$ 102K Rear-ended by driver who fell asleep
$ 100K T-bone Collision
$ 100K Rear-ended by driver on cell phone
$ 100K Officer rear-ended by drunk driver

REVIEWS

I would 100% recommend that you go with Grant Riley. He's a great lawyer, if you have questions, they are quick to respond. My experience was wonderful.

MARIBEL SALINAS