J. Michael McGarity

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Buford, Georgia

The McGarity Group
J. Michael McGarity
The McGarity Group

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Family Law, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1979

Education: University of Georgia School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2016, 2018 - 2024

The McGarity Group

5328 Lanier Islands Pkwy
Suite 202
Buford, GA 30518 Visit website


J. Michael McGarity is the founder of McGarity & Efstration, LLC, a law firm in Buford, Georgia. A highly experienced trial lawyer, Mr. McGarity focuses his practice on personal injury law, representing clients in Buford and throughout Gwinnett County, Georgia, who have been injured in accidents.

Mr. McGarity graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology and earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. He is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia.

A former prosecutor for the Gwinnett County District Attorney's office, Mr. McGarity has taken hundreds of cases to trial over the course of his career. He was also appointed as a Special Master of the Supreme Court of Georgia in disciplinary hearings. After entering private practice, he worked on complex litigation cases with two Georgia law firms before founding his own firm.

Professional organizations that Mr. McGarity belongs to include the Gwinnett County Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the State Bar of Georgia, the American Association for Justice and the Litigation Counsel of America. He is vice president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization composed of lawyers who have recovered verdicts or settlements of $2 million or more for their clients.

Actively involved in his local community, Mr. McGarity is a member of the Gwinnett Chamber Executive Committee and Board and the Rotary Club of Gwinnett County. He is also the chairman of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Family Law, Business Litigation

Focus areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Family Law
  • 20% Business Litigation

First Admitted: 1979, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.mandefirm.com/our-attorneys/j-michael-mcgarity-e...

  • Barrister of Charles Longstreet Weltner Inn of Court
  • Named Georgia "Super Lawyer" by Atlanta Magazine and Law & Politics, 2005 - 2015
  • Gwinnett's YMCA Volunteer of the Year Award, 1988
  • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell National Legal Directory, since 1987
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • President, Northeast Georgia Council for the Boy Scouts, 2004-2005
  • Secretary, Rotary Club of Gwinnett County, 2007
  • Member of the Board of Directors Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club
  • Trustee, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Trustee and Chairman for the Environmental Heritage Center Foundation
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Former Member, Gwinnett County Board, Department of Family and Children Services
  • Former Member of the J.M. Tull YMCA Board of Directors
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Georgia Bar, 1979
  • Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Vice-President, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1999 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, 1979
  • President, Atlanta and Gwinnett County Bar Associations, 1984-1985
Educational Background:
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. in Industrial Management, 1976

Office location for J. Michael McGarity

5328 Lanier Islands Pkwy
Suite 202
Buford, GA 30518

Phone: 770-692-9877


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2016, 2018 - 2024

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