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Michelle Rapoport

Michelle Rapoport


Georgia DeKalb County Fulton County Legal (ADR) Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR - Arbitrator Attorney - Divorce and Family Law


With over thirty years of experience handling all types of family law matters, and the highest possible ratings for ethics and legal ability, Michelle B. Rapoport, Of Counsel at Warner Bates, practices law in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding counties, including Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, Cherokee, Forsyth and Clayton. She is dedicated to helping clients with their legal matters, tailoring solutions to their individual needs.

She is also a registered arbitrator, applying her training and experience to assist lawyers and their clients to resolve their family law disputes when they prefer to do so outside the courthouse, in a more private and efficient setting.

Educated at Emory Law School, she chose to make Atlanta her home and has practiced in all metro counties representing individuals during their times of transition. Her areas of expertise include divorce, child custody and support, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, adoptions, guardianships, wills, mediation, and arbitration. She is equipped to litigate or utilize collaborative processes, adjusting her approach to the needs of her clients and their situations.

For her work in family and domestic law, Michelle has been recognized by her peers and the judiciary, consistently holding the highest possible rating (“AV”) for legal ability and ethical standards. She was also selected for Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell.

Early in her career, she served as a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services, protecting abused and neglected children. This resulted in a special interest in advocating on behalf of minors. She has become one of our state’s longest serving Guardian ad Litems, serving in this capacity both privately and for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation since 1991.

In addition to representing clients, Michelle has served as an educator. She has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgia State College of Law, teaching Advanced Family Law Litigation, and a long standing faculty member of Emory Law School’s National Institute of Trial Advocacy Program. She also regularly mentors law students and younger lawyers.

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