Michael Baumrind is an associate who represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex trial and appellate litigation. He represents all sizes of companies in a variety of cases including software implementation, complex breach of contract, healthcare litigation, and employment. With several years of experience clerking for federal judges at the trial and appellate levels, Michael brings a wealth of experience and judgment to each of his cases. He has successfully argued at the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and is often engaged to handle appellate matters, both as appellant and appellee. Mr. Baumrind leverages his extensive experience as a law clerk and litigator in the Northern District of Georgia to serve as local counsel in this court for clients around the country in complex commercial and patent cases. Michael also draws from his prior experience as a middle school science teacher, employing a crisp and concise voice to achieve fast, efficient results for many of his clients.
Before joining the firm, Michael served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jill Pryor in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Honorable Amy Totenberg in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Michael received his law degree from Georgia State University, where he graduated summa cum laude and served as an editor of the Law Review. He received his Masters of Public Administration from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, his Masters in Teaching from Western New Mexico University in Gallup, NM, and his Bachelors of Science degree from Duke University.
Michael currently serves on the Board of the Southeast Region of the Anti-Defamation League and he is active in the Federal Bar Association, serving as a board member on the Younger Lawyers Division.
Successfully defended a national health care company in a multimillion dollar putative class action, securing dismissal on a motion to dismiss at the trial court and successfully arguing for affirmance by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Argued before the Georgia Court of Appeal and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Represented an international security company in federal court, achieving a favorable settlement before discovery.
Provided consultation to a national, multilevel marketing company regarding recent developments in the law relating to employees and independent contractors.
Successfully defended a Fortune 500 company in an arbitration, securing dismissal on summary judgment without a hearing.
Successfully briefed and argued in the Eleventh Circuit a First Amendment case involving legal mail delivered to incarcerated individuals. Mitchell v. Peoples, 10 F.4th 1226, 1229 (11th Cir. 2021).
Board Member, Tapestri, Inc. (2013-2016)
Board Member, Anti-Defamation League, Southeast Region (2020-present)
Chair of the Younger Lawyers Division, Federal Bar Association Atlanta Chapter (2021-2022)
Secretary, Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter (2023-2024)
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
- April 20, 2017ACLU of Georgia
Georgia State University College of Law/Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, J.D./M.P.A., 2011, summa cum laude
- Maleski Merit Scholar
- Associate Research Editor, Georgia State Law Review
- Award of Excellence in Civil Procedure and Torts
- Pupil, Bleckley Inn of Court
Western New Mexico University, M.A., 2004, with distinction
Duke University, B.S., 2001, with distinction
Law Clerk, Judge Jill Pryor, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2015-2016
Law Clerk, Judge Amy Totenberg, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2012-2015
- State Bar of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia