Michael P. Walker

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Piasta Newbern Walker, LLC
Michael P. Walker
Piasta Newbern Walker, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 2012

Education: Vanderbilt University Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023

Piasta Newbern Walker, LLC

3301 Windy Ridge Parkway
Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30339 Visit website


Michael “Mike” Walker focuses his law practice on representing individuals who have been wronged by the negligent acts of others. He is a zealous and devoted advocate for his client’s interests and rights. Going up against powerful businesses and insurance companies, Mike has recovered millions for his clients. He has been recognized as a “Top 40 under 40” trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers and a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, an award given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia.

Mike graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, an honor for graduates in the top 10% of their classes. Following law school, Mike clerked for the Honorable W. Louis Sands in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Since his clerkship, Mike has devoted his career to representing and helping plaintiffs. He developed a passion for telling ordinary people’s stories as a former newspaper reporter.

Outside of his law practice, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, Shelly; son, Myles; and daughter, Josie.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2012, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.pnwlaw.com/attorney_members/michael-p-walker/

  • https://www.pnwlaw.com/results/
  • Verdict $2,225,000.00: co-counsel in knee injury commercial motor vehicle case with $89,000.00 in medical special damages. Waldrop vs. Golden Coastline Logistics, et al., United States District Court, Newnan Division, 3:13-cv-204, 2015
  • Settlement $1,000,000.00: Settlement for the policy limits in a negligent security case against a homeowner's association. Prince vs. Waldrop Condominium Association, Inc., et al., State Court of Dekalb County, 18A69577, 2019
  • Settlement $1,000,000.00: Policy limits settlement in motor vehicle injury case. Asiel Lopez vs. Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company, et al., State Court of Gwinnett County, 20-C-02562-S3, 2020
  • Verdict $11,250,000.00: Fulton County Daily Report's #1 Premises Liability Verdict for 2018. Code defect premises liability case against MARTA. Hicks vs. Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority, Inc., Superior Court of Fulton County, 2018CV300282. The defendant did not offer a penny before trial. An article about the case is located at: Turning a No Offer Case into a $11,250,000 Jury Verdict, 2018
  • Verdict $1,755,000.00 plus attorney fees: Fulton County Daily Report top five motor vehicle verdict. Client had "shoulder impingement" surgery and $60,000 in special damages. Alfred vs. Anthony P. Rulli and Power Secure, Superior Court of Gwinnett County, 17A10847-10, 2019
  • Settlement $14,000,000.00. Pedestrian suffered a lower leg injury when a concrete truck struck his right foot. The investigating officer blamed the pedestrian 100% for his own injuries. Zurita vs. Ernst-Cobb Co., Inc., State Court of Cobb County, #18-A-129, 2021
  • Verdict $1.4 Million in slip and fall case. Watts vs. Wal-Mart Stores, United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. Client with significant pre-existing conditions suffered a shoulder injury, 2021
  • Settlement $11,000,000.00 in an out-of-state premises liability negligent security case, 2021
  • “Top 40 under 40” trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers
  • “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Educational Background:
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“A focused and dedicated attorney, you know your case is in good hands and that he has your best interests at heart and the skill to win.”

“Phenomenal lawyer.”

“Mike is an associate at Law & Moran. He has been practicing nearly two years after finishing a federal judicial clerkship in Albany, Georgia. He is an aggressive advocate for injured people.”

Office location for Michael P. Walker

3301 Windy Ridge Parkway
Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30339

Phone: 404-996-1296


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2023

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