In January 1993, The Augusta Chronicle took a survey of attorneys in the Augusta Judicial Circuit who handled serious criminal cases. They were asked one question: Besides themselves, who would you go to if you were facing serious criminal charges?
Their overwhelming first choice was Michael Garrett – and it still is today.
Michael C. Garrett boasts more than three decades of experience as Augusta, Georgia’s top criminal defense attorney. With specialties in such complex criminal defense cases – such as money laundering, corruption, murder, tax evasion, fraud, and more – his reputation for excellence in the legal community sets him apart from other Augusta, Georgia attorneys.
He is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys with an AV rating, the highest possible rating given for both legal ability and ethical standards. Other listings of note, specializing in the areas of white collar criminal defense, include:
- Best Lawyers in America
- Former President, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Former Chairman, Criminal Law Section of State Bar of Georgia
- Member of White Collar Crime, Ethics, and Capital Defense Committees for National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Georgia Super Lawyers
Mike continues to focus his practice exclusively on the defense of criminal cases in both federal and state court, so you can rest assured knowing it will be handled with the skill, expertise, and time required to give you the best defense possible. Garrett is a seasoned criminal defense attorney, capable of presenting your case in court or negotiating the best out of court resolution, possible if trial is not the best option.
Garrett attended University of Georgia’s School of Law, receiving his J.D. in 1973 and operating as the Articles Editor for the Georgia Law Review. He has bar admissions in the following jurisdictions: