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              Richard Michael Gailey, Jr.


Founding & Practicing Member of The Gailey Law Firm, LLC Specializing in Divorce, Child Custody/Child Support and Civil Trial Practice

Michael Gailey is a founding member of The Gailey Law Firm, LLC, where he specializes in domestic relations law (divorce, alimony, child custody and support) as well as business, banking, and insurance  litigation.  Michael practices law primarily within the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, which is comprised of Morgan, Putnam, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Baldwin and Wilkinson counties.


Extensive Criminal Prosecution Experience and Election to Solicitor-General of Putnam County   

Michael served as the Assistant District Attorney for Putnam and Morgan Counties from 1997 through 2002. During this time Michael was responsible for prosecuting all criminal cases in the Putnam and Morgan County Superior Courts, Magistrate Courts, as well as the Morgan County Probate Court. Michael has successfully prosecuted thousands of criminal cases ranging from routine traffic citations to death penalty cases. On November 4, 2008, Michael was the first republican candidate to qualify and win election, without opposition, to the Office of Solicitor General of Putnam County. He was re-elected to the position in November 2012. As Solicitor General of Putnam County, he prosecuted all criminal cases in the State Court of Putnam County as well as the Municipal Court of Eatonton. His first act upon taking Office as Solicitor-General was to establish the Putnam County Solicitor-General’s Office Victim Witness Assistance Program. Michael also established and supervised the Putnam County Solicitor-General’s Office Pre-Trial Diversion and Intervention Program. Michael served as the Solicitor General of Putnam County until January 9, 2013, when he was appointed and swore in by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to become the Judge of the Putnam County State Court.


Memberships and Affiliations  

Michael has been a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia since 1996. He has served multiple terms as President of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Bar Association for Morgan, Putnam, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Baldwin and Wilkinson counties. He served as a member of the Putnam County Domestic Violence Task Force as well as a member of the Georgia Association of Solicitors General and the National District Attorneys Association. He served as a board member of The Circle of Love Domestic Violence Shelter in Greene County, the Putnam County Law Library, and served as a member of the Animal Law Program for the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Michael has been appointed by local Superior Court Judges to serve as Special Master on numerous contested real estate matters and is admitted to practice law in the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United States Middle District of Georgia Federal Court.

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