Michaela Mericle has focused the entirety of her career on family law. Atlanta magazine has recognized Michaela a “Rising Star" in the area of Family Law. Prior to joining Hedgepeth Heredia she was a member of another local law firm where she worked on high asset divorce and complicated custody cases.
In 2011, Mericle received her JD from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. While in law school, she worked as a legal assistant at the Law Offices of John Goodner. She also served as an officer in the Association of Women Lawyers and volunteered with the Georgia Legal Services Program. Her undergraduate degree is also from Mercer.
Michaela served as the chairperson of the Family Law Committee for the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, and was a member-at-large for the Executive Committee for the Family Law Section of the Georgia Bar.
She has spoken at several Continuing Legal Education seminars, including seminars focused on navigating the local court rules of Fulton County, meet the judges events, and events focused on complicated custody issues.
Mericle is an avid runner and is active with volunteer pet rescue organization in Metro Atlanta including Angels Among Us, Re-Leash Atlanta and All About Animals. She lives in Brookhaven with her three rescue dogs.
Selected Honors and Positions
Rising Star (Family Law), Super Lawyers
Atlanta Magazine 2018
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
Executive Committee 2017-2018
Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Committee, Chair 2017- 2018