Michael Baumrind, Associate

Michael Baumrind specializes in complex trial litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Drawing on his substantial experience in the Northern District of Georgia, he also serves as local counsel for clients nationwide in a range of litigation matters. 

He represents companies of all sizes in areas such as insurance disputes, breach of contract, restrictive covenants, software implementation, patent litigation, technology disputes and healthcare litigation. Additionally, Michael represents individuals in personal injury matters.

He also has extensive experience before 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. 

As a pre-med major at Duke and a former science teacher, Michael approaches his law practice with a rigorous analytical mindset and a methodical approach to evidence, allowing him to examine complex issues and deliver precise arguments on behalf of his clients. 

Prior to joining the firm, he 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.

Outside the office he serves on the boards of the Anti-Defamation League’s Southeast region and the Atlanta Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA).  As part of his work with the FBA, Michael previously chaired the Younger Lawyers Division, where he ushered in the return of the Vance Forum on the Bill of Rights. 

Michael earned his Juris Doctor, graduating summa cum laude, from Georgia State University, where he served as an editor of the Law Review. He also holds a Master of Public Administration from Georgia State, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Western New Mexico University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University.

Representative Work

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.

Represented an international security company in federal court, achieving a favorable settlement before discovery.

Provided consultation to a national, multi-level marketing company regarding 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.

On a pro bono basis, successfully briefed and argued in the Eleventh Circuit a First Amendment case involving legal mail delivered to incarcerated individuals, resulting in a published opinion (Mitchell v. Peoples, 10 F.4th 1226 (11th Cir. 2021)).

Professional Activities

Anti-Defamation League Southeast Region, Board Member

Federal Bar Association, Atlanta Chapter, Board Member 

Atlanta Bar Association, Member 

Tapestri, Inc., Board Member, (2013-2016)


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1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 3900
Atlanta, GA 30309


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

Previous Experience

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