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Michael S. Brown


Divorce attorney Michael  Brown is one of Georgia’s most seasoned and skilled attorneys. With over twenty-two years of experience, Michael has successfully handled hundreds of cases and has resolved numerous high end family law matters, custody disputes, juvenile matters, as well as negotiating multi-million dollar financial transactions. He is licensed to practice law in all courts throughout the State of Georgia but works primarily in the superior, state and juvenile courts of northeast Georgia. An expert in family law, Michael represents people involved in divorce proceedings, custody disputes, family violence, including applications for protective orders, and all juvenile matters. Michael provides aggressive representation for his clients, consistently achieving optimal results for his clients.

Michael is widely recognized for his professional demeanor, aggressive litigation, skill in negotiating complex issues, and his abilities as a mediator. He received the Athens Banner Herald readers’ choice award— the people’s choice as the top attorney in the area of litigation in 2012. The Athens Banner Herald’s reader’s choice awards are based on votes from citizens in the Athens area and confirm his reputation as top attorney in his areas of practice.


Early Life

Michael S. Brown was born in Athens, Georgia and remained in Athens until the age of twenty-two. He attended Cedar Shoals High School. During high school he was involved in numerous activities. He was vice-president of his class and was a member of the school’s baseball, basketball and football teams. During his senior year he received over twenty scholarship offers to continue his football playing career, including such schools as Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, Notre Dame, Duke University, Southern Methodist University, Georgia Tech, Clemson University, University of Florida, Florida State University, and the University of Georgia.


Michael ultimately chose to attend the University of Georgia, where he was a three year letter winner and started his junior and senior seasons as a defensive back. In addition to receiving numerous awards for his play, he was also recognized for his academic accomplishments, including being named two times to the Academic All-Southeastern Conference Team and winning the College Hall of Fame academic award. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management from the University of Georgia’s distinguished Terry School of Business. Michael was also elected as a student to the most prestigious organization on campus—the Gridiron Secret Society (which has nothing to do with football despite its name).

Law School

After working in the real estate field for several years, Michael decided to go back to school and attend law school at Georgia State University, choosing Georgia State University because it allowed him to remain in Atlanta and work during his course of study. While in law school, Michael competed on the school’s Moot Court Team and Mock Trial Team, where he and attorney Kim Stephens first joined their litigation skills to form a winning team.

After Law School

After graduating from law school, Michael went to work for the oldest and most prestigious law firm in Savannah, Georgia, working for well-known attorney, Sonny Seilor. During this period, he handled multiple complex cases, including several multi-million dollar divorce actions in southeast Georgia. Michael returned to Athens to begin his practice in his home town for a short period but was recruited by one of the country’s most successful financial firms and became its President and General Counsel. During his years as President and General Counsel, Mr. Brown presided over and negotiated hundreds of multi-million dollar financial investment deals and helped grow the company both in the United States and internationally. After years of frequent travelling, Michael moved back to Athens to practice law and spend more time with his wife and children. He partnered with Kim Stephens to form the Stephens and Brown law firm, a boutique law firm with a winning reputation.

Interests and Family

Michael lives in Watkinsville with his wife of more than two decades, Traci, and their three teenage children. Michael remains involved in athletics, coaching youth sports and more recently successfully competing in Crossfit competitions throughout the Country.



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