Michael Prieto

Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC
1555 Mount Vernon Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30338
(404) 856-0040
spmhlaw.com


Michael A. Prieto founded the firm?s nursing home wrongful death practice and has developed it into one of the largest Long-Term Care plaintiffs- practices in Georgia, recovering millions of dollars for clients in the process.

His litigation work focuses on representing patients and families against assisted living, skilled nursing, acute, sub acute and long-term care facilities. He advocates for fair compensation when wrongful acts and omissions are discovered, and through aggressive efforts tries to assure that the same thing will never happen to another innocent victim.

He has appeared on numerous television programs, including Larry King, Oprah, Paula Zahn, Today, Good Morning America, Donahue and others. He has been quoted by the Los Angeles Times and other print media.

Mr. Prieto cares deeply about his community and has organized many pro bono clinics for the elderly poor throughout the state of Georgia, preparing wills, powers of attorney, and providing general legal advice in senior centers and churches. He has, without compensation, given advice to nursing homes and assisted living facilities with the hope of improving resident care.

Mr. Prieto serves as County Administrator in Bartow County, as well as Probate Judge pro tempore. He has also served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps and is a combat veteran of wars in the Middle East. He is an active member of the American Association for Justice and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group and Chair of the GTLA Nursing Home Litigation Group.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
100% Nursing Home Litigation

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS
Georgia, 1998
Georgia Court of Appeals, 1999
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1999

EDUCATION
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1998, Juris Doctor
Honors: With Honors
Honors: Moot Court Society
Honors: ATLA National Trial Team
Honors: St. Thomas More Society
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award: Employment Discrimination; Comparative Law
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, 1992
B. B. A.
Honors: Cum Laude

HONORS AND AWARDS
SuperLawyer, 2009 - Present

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
American Association for Justice, 2004 - Present Member
AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group, 2007 - Present Member
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 - Present Member
GTLA Nursing Home Litigation Group, 2009 - Present Chair
Bartow County Bar Association, 2002 - Present Member

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES
Pro Bono Will Clinic, 2005 - Present
FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES
Phi Delta Phi