Michael Kaufman is an Atlanta native and recent graduate of Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law. During law school, Michael worked as judicial clerk for the Presiding Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia and as law clerk for a very reputable Atlanta personal injury law firm. Michael was also very active in his law school community and held a number of leadership positions, including President of the Mercer Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association Chair, Student Bar Association Class Representative, and Student Mentor. While serving as president for the Mercer Trial Lawyers Association, Michael founded the MTLA Trial Lecture Series, a well-attended, school-wide lecture series featuring Georgia's top trial lawyers. Michael also graduated on the Dean's list, and was awarded the Faculty Award for Outstanding Legal Writing in 2013 and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in 2015.
Michael received his undergraduate degree in History from the University of Georgia. During his studies, Michael worked as an intern in the Office of the District Attorney for the Western Judicial Circuit, along with the Clerk of Court for the Supreme Court of Georgia. Michael was also invited to join the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society and Golden Key International Honour [sic] Society.
In his spare time, Michael is active in several charities, most notably, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. Michael also enjoys playing sports, running, and hiking. His other hobbies include photography and travel.