Steve Michmerhuizen is a partner in the firm.  His legal practice focuses on two general areas:  civil litigation, and small business, family, and estate matters. 

As civil litigator, Steve has represented plaintiffs in obtaining verdicts, settlements, and judgments totaling over $60 million.  He has also defended clients in at least ten separate lawsuits where the amount in controversy exceeded $10 million.  Steve concentrates in the areas of personal injury/wrongful death, business formation and litigation, estate planning and probate, professional malpractice, and property disputes including eminent domain.

He is also certified as a general civil mediator to resolve these types of disputes through mediation. 

In his small business, family, and estate practice, Steve helps clients navigate issues that arise in everyday personal and professional contexts.  He assists people in establishing and growing their businesses.  He works with individuals and families who are facing crises in their personal lives or in their business.   

Steve graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia School of Law.  While in law school, Steve was an Articles Editor for the School Journal of Intellectual Property Law.  He served as an academic research assistant and participated in an externship providing legal services to low income clients.  He was awarded the Custer Tuggle Award for Excellence in Family Law.  After graduating law school, Steve served as law clerk for The Honorable William T. Boyett, Chief Judge of the Superior Courts of the Conasauga Judicial Circuit before joining the firm.  

Steve is a native of Michigan, where he attended Calvin College.  While in college, he earned four All-American awards in track and field and set multiple school and league records.  After graduation from college in 1999, he was employed as a teacher and social worker prior to entering law school.

Steve, his wife Julie, and their four children reside in Dalton and attend Grace Presbyterian Church.  Steve is board member of the Kiwanis Club of Dalton and the Northwest Georgia Community Foundation.


  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • State Bar of Georgia



University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 2009)

Calvin University (B.A., 1999)