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Michael N. Loebl

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Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Elected to Order of the Coif
  • University of Georgia
    • A.B. - 1997
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Philosophy

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board of Trustees Member, Eleventh Circuit Historical Society
  • Georgia Legal Services Program, Board Member (2011-2019)
  • Board Member, Savannah Bay Homeowners’ Association (Lincoln County, Ga.) (~ 2010-2019)
  • Ham radio operator (General, KN4WZL)
  • Richmond County (GA) Community Emergency Response, Team Member
  • Richmond County (GA) Sheriffs Citizens Police Academy
  • Primary caretaker of feral cat colony in downtown Augusta, GA
  • Hiking, camping, biking, and visiting State & National Parks
  • Appointed counsel in numerous federal trial and appellate cases (criminal & civil), several of which resulted in precedential decisions

Past Positions

  • Honorable W. Leon Barfield, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Georgia, Clerk

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Augusta Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers’ Association

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Litigation (Trial and Appellate)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2001
  • South Carolina, 2005
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • South Carolina Supreme Court
  • South Carolina Court of Appeals

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
  • Georgia Rising Stars, 2005, 2011, & 2012
  • Georgia’s Legal Elite, Georgia Trend (2004 & 2013)
  • Best Lawyers in Georgia (Appellate Practice), 2012-Present

Representative Cases

  • O’Neal v. Kenny, 579 F.3d 915 (8th Cir. 2009)
  • Alba v. Montford, 517 F.3d 1249 (11th Cir. 2008)
  • Krupa v. Landsafe, Inc., 514 F.3d 1153 (11th Cir. 2008)
  • Ferreira v. Secretary for the Dep’t of Corrs., 494 F.3d 1286 (11th Cir. 2007) (on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court)
  • United States v. Douglas, 489 F.3d 1117 (11th Cir. 2007)
  • Dunn v. CSX Transp., Inc., 183 Fed. Appx. 867 (11th Cir. June 7, 2006)
  • Boxer X v. Harris, 437 F.3d 1107 (11th Cir.), reh’g en banc denied, 459 F.3d 1114 (11th Cir. 2006)
  • GIW Industries, Inc. v. Jerpeg Contracting, Inc., 530 F. Supp. 2d 1323 (S.D. Ga. 2008)
  • Hatcher v. Family Dollar Stores of Ga., Inc., 280 Ga. App. 191, 633 S.E.2d 568 (Ct. App. 2006)
  • In re Care and Treatment of Corley, 365 S.C. 252, 616 S.E.2d 441 (Ct. App. 2005)
  • Murphy v. McCaughey, 262 Ga. App. 570, 586 S.E.2d 16 (Ct. App. 2003)
  • Sheppard v. CSX Transp., Inc., 78 Fed. Appx. 878 (Oct. 27, 2003).