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Miguel A. Dominguez

Atlanta, georgia

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Biography Overview

Advocacy is more than just aligning yourself with a cause-it is making an impact on the lives of those that need it the most. Growing up in the South Bronx, Mr. Dominguez developed a keen perception of the systemic cycles that prevent communities from enjoying a safe environment in which to prosper and raise children. Fueled by his past experiences and driven by his desire to do justice, he rose from difficult circumstances and worked tirelessly to position himself to become a voice of the voiceless.

Mr. Dominguez began his career as a social worker serving the mentally-ill and homeless here in Atlanta. After law school, he began his legal career as a law clerk for then Chief Judge Anne Elizabeth Barnes of the Georgia Court of Appeals. Later, he became a criminal defense attorney, before leaving his practice to become a state prosecutor. As a prosecutor, Mr. he acquired significant jury trial experience. Despite his tremendous success trying and convicting those individuals terrorizing the community, he acquired a reputation for being a conscientious prosecutor, discerning in creating opportunities for those in need of a second chance. His work as a prosecutor spans several metro Atlanta counties, including Rockdale, DeKalb, and Clayton; allowing him the honor and distinction of becoming the first Latino prosecutor in the history of those judicial circuits.

Mr. Dominguez later transitioned to civil practice as defense counsel for several major corporations and insurance companies. Today, as a plaintiff’s attorney specializing in personal injury, negligent security, and civil rights cases, he is able to use that knowledge for the good of his clients. Miguel is most passionate about his work fighting on behalf of the victims of violent crime, who have been seriously injured or killed in crime ridden neighborhoods, while apartment complex and motel owners profit.

Mr. Dominguez is an absolute game-changer in the courtroom, but he is equally as fierce out in the community. Always mindful of his own humble beginnings, he provides pro bono legal services to youthful offenders, using his experience as a prosecutor to provide at-risk youth a second chance at becoming productive and successful members of society by way of having their criminal records expunged. Miguel is also frequently asked to speak at schools, youth detention centers, and gang summits, sharing his experiences as an at-risk youth turned lawyer, community-leader, and father; constantly challenging young people to dream well beyond their immediate circumstances. Mr. Dominguez also works closely with DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation providing pro bono legal services for victims of domestic violence.

Mr. Dominguez has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He has served as a past-president of the DeKalb Lawyers Association and has been appointed to serve on the State Bar of Georgia’s Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession. He has been recognized as one of the “Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40” by the National Bar Association, has been honored as one of Georgia Trend’s “40 under 40 Best and Brightest”, and has been listed as one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars.” But above all else, Miguel is a dedicated friend and family man.


Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Trial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Negligent Security
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Recent Successes

$125,000.00 Verdict Shawntice Armour v. Tiffany Stephenson Car Accidents 2017
  • Shawntice Armour v. Tiffany Stephenson

    $125,000.00

    Verdict - 2017

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Memberships

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • President, DeKalb Lawyers Association
  • Board, DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • State Bar of Georgia’s Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Georgia Hispanic Bar Association
  • National Hispanic Bar Association
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • National Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School