Michael J. Thomerson

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care
  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Collection and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law


  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Foreclosure
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Equitable Relief
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Real Estate Workouts


University of Alabama, History B.A., German B.A., 1989
University of Georgia, J.D., cum laude, 1992


Georgia, 1992
South Carolina, 2003
Tennessee, 2003
U.S. District Courts, Georgia (Northern, Middle, and Southern)
U.S. District Court, South Carolina
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Court of Appeals of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Experience and Activities

2018 Recipient, Legal Elite of the Upstate Business Litigation Attorney

Phi Beta Kappa; Delta Phi Alpha; Phi Delta Phi. Hatton Lovejoy Scholar. Editorial Board, 1990-1991. Research and Special Projects Editor, 1991-1992, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Michael J. Thomerson, The Status of the New Value Exception to the Absolute Priority Rule After Norwest Bank Worthington v. Ahlers, 97 Commercial Law Journal 457 (Winter 1992).

Michael J. Thomerson, German Reunification – The Privatization of Socialist Property on East Germany’s Path to Democracy, 21 Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law 123 (1991).

“Partnerships, LLCs, and LLPs in Georgia,” Lorman Education Services, 1998–2000, Presenter.

“Contested Foreclosures: Practice & Procedure,” Savannah Bar Association, 2010, Presenter.

Reported Cases

Matter of Younger, 986 F.2d 1376 (11th Cir. 1993); Resolution Trust Corp. v. Artley, 28 F.3d 1099 (11th Cir. 1994); Ambassador Factors v. Rhein-, Mass-, Und See – Schiffahrtskontor GMBH, 105 F.3d 1397 (11th Cir. 1997); Mishra v. HCA Inc., No. CV 105-101, 2009 WL 2916427 (S.D. Ga. Sept. 8, 2009); Mishra v. Doctors Hosp. of Augusta, LLC, No. 09-12548, 2009 WL 4366445 (11th Cir. Dec. 3, 2009); SunTrust Bank v. Global One, L.L.C. (In re Global One, L.L.C.), 411 B.R. 524 (Bankr. S.D. Ga. 2009); McKinley v. Coliseum Health Group, LLC, 308 Ga. App. 768, 708 S.E.2d 682 (2011); Gerguis v. Statesboro HMA Medical Group, LLC, 331 Ga. App. 867, 772 S.E.2d 227 (2015).