Michael J. Blakely, Jr.

Michael J. Blakely, Jr. is a shareholder at Pope McGlamry in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Oxford College and Emory College of Emory University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in 2002. Blakely earned a Juris Doctorate from the University Of Georgia School Of Law in 2006.

Immediately after law school Blakely began pursuing his passion for helping individuals and their families address tragedy by developing a specialty in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death civil actions.  In 2011, Blakely joined Pope McGlamry where he further developed his practice to include mass torts, class actions and other complex litigation.

Blakely has played an integral role in the litigation of several national, high profile, mass tort cases, including the following matters:

In addition to helping plaintiffs seek justice, Blakely enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children, rooting for the Georgia Bulldogs, coaching youth sports, running, cycling, and all things outdoors.

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2017 GTLA Member    2017 LEAD Feb 27 2017    LEAD 2018 2.25


Oxford College and Emory College of Emory University – 2002 – B.A
University of Georgia – 2006 – J.D.

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Association for Justice (AAJ), member
Atlanta Bar Association, member
Gate City Bar Association, member
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), member
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), Executive Committee, LEAD co-chair and champion member
Lawyers Club of Atlanta, member
State Bar of Georgia, member
The Oxford College Alumni Board, member
University of Georgia Alumni Association, member
University of Georgia Law School Association Council, secretary

Bar Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
Supreme Court of the United States

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers – Rising Star – 2013 – 2017
A.T. Walden Outstanding Lawyer Award – 2017