Areas of Expertise
Aviation, Bad Faith, Insurance Coverage, Product Liability Defense
Since 2003, Michael Athans has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory University Law School where he teaches Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution to third-year law students, and trial techniques to second-year law students. Athans has judged mock trials through NITA-sponsored programs and the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Program. He also gives in-house training classes for clients, including negotiation skills training.
Athans is a certified mediator and arbitrator in Georgia who brings experience as both a trial attorney and negotiations instructor to the ADR matter. In 1982, he served as a law clerk to Judge Bailey Brown on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.
Education: JD, University at Buffalo Law School; BA, State University of New York at Buffalo (cum laude)