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Michael Egan is a Senior Member of the firm in the Atlanta office where he is a member of the Construction Service Group. His practice involves counseling owners, architects, sureties, construction product manufacturers, and builders on matters including design, finance, building, and fidelity and surety disputes. Michael is a member of the American Bar Association's Fidelity and Surety Committee on the Construction Industry.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

  • Louisville law firm announces big growth in Atlanta, by Jason Thomas, Louisville Business First, January 27, 2022
  • 19 Attorneys Move to Stites & Harbison, Rapidly Growing Atlanta Team, by Jacob Polacheck, Daily Report, January 25, 2022
  • Owner Defenses to Lien Claims and Removal of Invalid Liens, Construction Mechanics' and Materialmen's Liens, Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, May 2007
  • Practical Implications of Bankruptcy on the Parties Rights in a Construction Contract, The Construction Lawyer, Vol. 22:2, Spring 2002
  • Defending a Mechanics Lien Foreclosure Action, Construction Mechanics' and Materialmens' Liens, Georgia Institute of Continuing Education, Atlanta, May 2001
  • Construction Claims Against Public Payment Bonds, Construction Mechanics' and Materialmen's Liens, Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Atlanta, May 2000

Community Involvement

  • Carter Center, Board of Councilors
  • L'Alliance Francaise of Atlanta, Board Member and Vice President
  • Urban Recipe Food Bank, Volunteer

More Than Stites & Harbison

Prior to joining Stites, Mike was a founder of a litigation and corporate firm based in Atlanta, Georgia whose attorneys joined Stites & Harbison. He has written and lectured on a number of construction law issues.

Mike served in the United States Army, beginning as a Private and eventually becoming a Captain in the JAG Corps, Army National Guard. After law school, he became the law clerk to Honorable Wilbur D. Owens, Jr. and Honorable W.A. Bootle, Judges of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Mike also has served as a pro bono attorney for the Atlanta Bar Association and for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Association. He has been certified by the French Ministry of Education at Level B2 Proficiency in French, the level necessary to be admitted to French Universities. He is on the Board of Directors of L'Alliance Fracaise, a French cultural center and school in Atlanta.

Location

  • 303 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 2800
    Atlanta, GA 30308

Education

  • Duke University, M.A., Economics, graduated 1973
  • Duke University, B.A., Economics, graduated 1972
  • University of Georgia, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, State Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Forum Committee on the Construction Industry; Fidelity and Surety Committee
  • Atlanta Bar Association - Construction Law Section; Litigation Section
  • State Bar of Georgia - Construction Law Committee

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Construction Law

Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Georgia Super Lawyers® (2004-15)

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