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About Mike 2018-05-24T13:31:50+00:00

About Mike | Atlanta, GA

Mike has helped clients across Georgia recover more than $22 Million, including a $6 Million policy-limits settlement, $2 Million policy-limits settlement, $1.7 Million jury verdict, and a number of other multi-million-dollar settlements. His philosophy is simple and effective: focus on a small number of cases and fight to get the largest recoveries possible. Mike represents people injured in tractor-trailer, commercial motor vehicle, and automobile accidents, crime victims in negligent security cases, and others who are seriously injured.

Mike started Rafi Law Firm to help people who are seriously injured when they are not treated fairly by insurance companies, business, and others. Mike uses his Results, Expertise, and Training to ensure his clients receive full and fair compensation for their injuries.

Results. 

Insurance companies and business pay more when a client has lawyer who has a history of recovering large amounts of money for their clients. These are some of Mike’s recent Results:

  • $6 Million settlement in wrongful death case (2018)
  • $2 Million settlement for client who injured hand in defective machine (2017)
  • $1.7 Million jury verdict in Fulton County for client who was shot (2017)
  • $1.1 Million settlement for client injured at factory (2017)
  • $1 Million settlement for client injured at Brookhaven, Georgia apartment complex (2017)
  • $575,000 settlement for client injured in DeKalb County (2016)
  • $527,500 settlement for client injured in Tucker, Georgia (2018)
  • $475,000 settlement for client injured on I-285 (2018)
  • $414,000 settlement for client injured in crash involving police car (2017)

To see more Results, click here.

Expertise.

Lawyers who only handle personal injury cases generally recover more than lawyers who handle all different types of cases. 100% of Rafi Law Firm’s cases are personal injury cases. We do not handle divorces, trusts, contract disputes, or anything other than personal injury cases.

Mike has been recognized as one of the best lawyers in Georgia and named a Georgia Rising Star by Super Lawyers and Atlanta Magazine for 3 years in a row. Only 2.5% of all lawyers in Georgia are selected as Rising Stars. Because Mike is an expert in personal injury cases, he is frequently asked to teach other lawyers about how to recover more money for injured clients. For an example of what Mike teaches other lawyers, click here. He has also published articles about opening statements at trial, using hearsay evidence, and other cutting-edge legal issues.

Training.

Like the best professional athletes, the best lawyers have the best training. Mike first worked at Troutman Sanders LLP an international law firm with more than 600 lawyers. While there, Mike defended large companies in personal injury and commercial litigation cases, including defending Georgia’s largest electric utility company in cases involving commercial vehicles. The firm selected Mike as its “Legal Aid Fellow,” because he fought for low-income individuals whose landlords illegally evicted them or forced them to live in poor conditions. Mike still fights for crime victims in Atlanta and throughout Georgia who are injured because of negligence by landlords and property owners.

Mike graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law. While in law school, Mike was on both the National Moot Court and National Mock Trial Teams. He won the Ralph J. Beaird Closing Argument Competition and the Talmadge Moot Court Competition. The law school named Mike the “Outstanding Mock Trial Advocate” of his class and inducted him into the exclusive Lumpkin Inn of Court and National Order of the Barristers. Mike gives back each year by helping coach UGA law students in mock trial and moot court.

Mike graduated with honors from Furman University and currently serves as an Admissions Ambassador for the University. While at Furman, Mike served as captain of the Mock Trial Team and worked for U.S. Senator Lindsay Graham. Mike then worked for a number of news organizations, including Fox News Channel in New York City and Cox Broadcasting’s Washington, DC news bureau. Each day he helped tell audiences about challenges faced by individuals and their communities. Now, instead of telling stories on television to thousands of viewers at home, Mike advocates for his clients to juries, and in the process has helped his clients recover millions of dollars.

Awards & Activities

  • Super Lawyers
    • 2016, 2017, 2018 Rising Star
  • Georgia Trend Legal Elite
    • 2016, 2017
  • State Bar of Georgia
    • Past Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Division CLE Committee
  • Atlanta Bar Association
    • Board Member, Solo/Small Frim Section
  • DeKalb Bar Association
    • Board Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Board Member, Young Lawyers Division
  • University of Georgia School of Law
    • Talmadge Moot Court Winner
    • Beaird Mock Trial Winner
    • Russell Moot Court Finalist
    • England Mock Trial Finalist
    • National Moot Court Team, finished in top 8 teams in US
    • National Mock Trial Team
    • Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law
    • Graduated with honors
  • Lumpkin Inn of Court: Barrister and Pupil
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • Furman University
    • Mock Trial Team Captain
    • Graduated with honors

10.0Michael Thomas Rafi
ADDRESS

1201 WEST PEACHTREE STREET NW

SUITE 2319

ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30309

1895 Phoenix Boulevard

Suite 110B

College Park, GA 30349

1095 POWERS PLACE

SUITE B

ALPHARETTA, GA 30009

PHONE/FAX

ATLANTA PHONE: 404-800-9933

COL. PARK PHONE: 404-800-9985

ALPHARETTA PHONE: 770-966-6900

FAX: 470-344-3425