Michael A. Prieto, Attorney
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.
|Education:||Kennesaw State University|
|Admissions:||Georgia Court of Appeals 1999|
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia 1999
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit 1999
Listing provided by FindLaw. How to update or change your listing?
|Atlanta Class Action Lawyer|
How Annuities Are Treated under New York State Medicaid
Applicants for nursing home Medicaid in New York State must disclose any interest they or their spouse has in an annuity. How does such an annuity affect Medicaid eligibility?
by Ronald Stiskin
What Should You Do With Your Disabled Child’s 529 Plan?
What can you legally do with a 529 college savings plan for your disabled child, if it now appears unlikely that he or she will attend college after all? Can you leave the money in the plan, or use it for something else? What taxes or penalties apply?
by Ronald Stiskin
The Controversy of Civil Asset Forfeiture
Civil asset forfeiture is an area of law that is growing more and more controversial each day, with calls for reform being made at the state and federal level, because of what many see as wide spread abuse of the system.
by John Leunig