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I had a very positive experience with my attorney Katherine. She was very informative and I was able to call her with questions easily. This was a trying time for me and she ‘held my hand’ through the legalities and helped to resolve everything. I definitely would not have been able to get through handling estate problems without her. She was great!!

– Christina Brzezinski

Mr. McGarity is an exceptional attorney! Not only does he know his law, he knows the courts intimately and the “right” people to get the best outcome. He is a true fighter. He has fought relentlessly for my successful outcome. I am very happy.

– Moses Choi

As a member of the medical field, I never thought I would be the victim of a surgical complication due to a surgeon’s error. I sought an attorney that would understand my concerns and be honest about the financial expectations and the legal process. I chose Mike McGarity due to his reputation of being compassionate, professional, honest and knowledgeable with medical malpractice. From the first meeting, Mike listened, asked appropriate questions and quickly began the process of gathering additional information. Every phone call and email was answered promptly and all correspondences were shared with m. In addition, Mike encouraged me to be patient with the process. His experience was well served as he negotiated a settlement both fair and more than I expected. I am so very grateful for Mike McGarity and the expertise he brought into settling my case.

– Angie Iannazzone

Mike and Chuck are very professional. I have had the firm do many things for me personally and for my business. Always timely and well done, I appreciate their expertise and their advice. A good choice for your legal needs.

– Larry Monroe

The attorney who assisted us with our wills is extremely competent, caring and professional!

– James Tola 

Mike and Tiffini make a great team! Mike doesn’t take no for an answer. He was very persuasive. The Carrier denied liability. Mike stated the facts and “our Demand”. We settled. Professional Service. Calm. A Great Listener. Made me feel comfortable. I was Well Represented and Pleased with my Representation!

– Gregory Puckett

Katherine was fantastic to work with! Excellent communication and efficient with all of our questions & requested revisions! Thanks for helping bring piece of mind to us with the completion of our family’s Will & Trust!

– Petra Griffin

I would recommend McGarity & Efstration.

– Ben Harrison

This team goes above and beyond and are the best at what they do. I will be recommending them to friends and family going forward. Hand to God.

– Robert Manfredi

“Mike has done somethings for us in the past , they did exactly what they said they would do , no games , very nice group of people to work with, great job.

– Melissa Dean

As a fellow attorney, the best compliment I can give another attorney, especially opposing counsel, is that they made me work hard. Mike McGarity makes me work hard when he’s on the other side!

He’s a very professional, upright guy.

– David Lawler

When I needed legal assistance, McGarity and Efstration, LLC came highly recommended. I met with Katherine Wheat and she and her staff were a great help. She offered exceptional legal advice in a considerate and caring manor. I highly recommend them and will continue to use McGarity and Efstration when I need legal advice.

Sandra Tomey

Katherine and her team were responsive any time I needed them. She was professional and I always felt she made decisions and offered advice with my best interest in mind. Katherine was referred to me by a good friend and I would highly recommend her!

Lindsey Ferguson

Tiffini and Mr. McGarity were really nice and very friendly.

Meechie King

“I appreciate all you did for me with my estate planning.  Anne Marie Braham is a great person to work with.  She explains things so you really understand.  She is very courteous and on top of things.  I will definitely refer your office to people I know.  I would definitely use your office again.  Thank you so much.

Joyce C.

“Anne Marie will always be a special part of Mother’s Day for me.  No matter near or far, if it weren’t for her, I would not have been able to celebrate my first official Mother’s Day with my daughter.  We had the most amazing day.  So, just thank you again and know we’re always thinking of you.”

– Michelle P.

Even though COVID-19 was an issue during my relationship with McGarity & Efstration, my attorney Katherine Wheat was excellent.  Face to face visits were replaced with phone and email discussions.  She handled my case with extreme professionalism.  Even though the State was on lockdown, she never let that hinder her determination in winning my case.  In addition, she helped me to further understand the law!  Thank you Katherine.

– Leah C.

Rosa and I would like to thank Tiffini for her efforts.  She was very professional and communicated with us on a timely basis.  “Kudos” for a job well done.

– Earnest A.

“I thank you so very much for your patience and for helping me at this time.  I would recommend your law firm any day.  I believe Tiffini is a gem and the law firm is blessed to have her.  Keep up the good work.  Again, thank you so very much.

– S. Shipp

“I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank Katherine Wheat for her exceptional and diligent representation.  She is a true asset to the legal profession.  Her professionalism was above and beyond my expectations.”

– Larry J.

“Working with McGarity & Efstration Firm was single-handedly the best experience I could have asked for. My prior attorney died suddenly, right as I was about to start a lawsuit for my car accident and I was left confused and unsure what was going to happen with my overall future and well being. I had already been battling a false citation for 6 months and had no idea if I even could pursue a lawsuit for my damages, but without skipping a beat once I reached out to Mike and his team they were able to pick up my case and help me move forward. Tiffini was there every step of the way as well, breaking down all of those legal terms and actions making the process seem more in my control than I thought possible. There was no point throughout the 2-year process that I felt lost, confused or in any way deemed for not understanding certain parts of the suing process, both Mike and Tiffini always made sure that I understood what was happening and what was expected of me when I needed to be involved. They believed me from the get-go, they never questioned my motives or what had initially happened and that alone gave me more peace of mind and trust that I found the right firm to help me move forward in my life. I cannot stop praising this firm and all of Tiffini and Mike’s work through the last 2 years, I can sleep better at night now knowing that-that chapter in my life is finally closed and it closed with a happy ending. I truly was able to get exactly what I wanted out of working with McGarity & Efstation firm, which was to cover all that I lost and I was even able to have a little unexpected money left over after everything was said and done and that was all I could have hoped for.”

– Sage Cameron Tabor

 “In 33 years in business, we have dealt with many Attorney’s and their Firms.  Mike and his Team are by far one of the best Law Firm’s we have ever dealt with.  Mike has helped us in several areas of his practice and helped many of our friends in other areas.  It’s refreshing to find a law firm that actually cares about their clients and their needs.”

– Joseph Andrew, Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Electric Company, Inc. 

 “My family’s business was referred to Mike McGarity and McGarity & Efstration by the recommendation of another lawyer.  I have been extremely pleased with his representation of our various businesses over the years and would highly recommend Mr. McGarity and his law firm for anyone’s corporate and business needs.”

– Jon Guven, Guven’s Fine Jewelry

 “I truly have enjoyed working with the team at McGarity and Efrstration. They have an incredible wealth of experience as well as actually get to know you as they represent you. I have been fortunate to have them represent me in several situations and it is comforting knowing that they always have my best interest in mind. I like the fact that they treat me as a person and not as a dollar amount. Each person in the office has taken the time to get to know me and I do not only consider them as my law firm, I consider them all as friends.”

– Banks Bitterman, Educator

“McGarity & Efstration is large enough to initiate any legal action I need or resolve any action our business becomes involved in; yet, small enough to consult with my Management Staff and myself in a close, personal, and prompt manner.  It is obvious Mike McGarity, as a qualified and established attorney, employs a common-sense approach to dispute resolution which allows me as a business owner to stay focused on sales… and leave the legal issues in his law office’s capable hands.  Katherine Wheat is in constant contact with me to advise and inform, …try getting that from a downtown High-Rise Law Firm. “

– Todd Nash, Owner, Nash Chevrolet

“Michael McGarity and his staff handled my legal issue very professionally & efficiently. The communication was clear, consistent, and accurate. I would recommend Michael to anyone needing a great attorney.”

– A.W

“Let’s face it, making a will and estate planning are not necessarily things that you look forward to on your social calendar.

That being said, the McGarity & Efstration Law Firm made that experience for my wife , Carol and I , as smooth and straight forward as possible. Their very capable staff handled all of our questions and requests, making suggestions that we hadn’t thought about that were incorporated into our plan. In short, we were treated like family & that’s what made this process & product successful.”

– A.L

“Mike McGarity and Katherine Wheat are two amazing lawyers. In fact, their entire staff are great and I truly felt that they cared about me and had my back. In difficult times, knowing you have professionals in your corner is so important. I felt that way the moment I met with Mike and Katherine. They took a very challenging case that frankly, I thought was impossible, and really listened to me and my situation. Mike and Katherine worked extremely hard to help me out of the difficult position I was in. They did the research, looked at every angle, and developed and aggressive argument. They did this with respect to me and my family, paying close attention to the details and advising me on my options. We went to court twice and both time I was impressed with their knowledge of the law and the process. I felt confident with them on my side.

In the end, Mike’s litigation skills and Katherine’s research, preparation and strategy helped me win my case. I am eternally grateful to them and their entire office for helping me. I would highly recommend McGarity Group to my family and friends if they are ever legal assistance or representation.”

– J.S

“Attorney Chuck Efstration is my go to guy when I am having custody issues. He is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to explain everything in detail to me. I would recommend him to all of my family and friends.”

– B.L

“I would like to thank everyone at The McGarity Group for the service provided me.  It was easy and stress free.  It was done in a timely manner and everyone was so professional and kind.  Would recommend this firm to anyone who needs assistance in any legal matters.

– Jerry Nix

“I would like to say thank you to everyone that was involved in my case, and I know that I can always count on McGarity & Efstration, LLC to handle things for me.  I have been with you guys for over 10 years and every time I feel so well respected and treated fairly.  I would also like to say a very special thank you to Tiffini for fighting for me extra hard.  I have been blessed with a little girl about 15 months ago and from all of us, thank you again.

– Randy Gibson

“As a member of the medical field, I never thought I would be the victim of a surgical complication due to a surgeon’s error.  I sought an attorney that would understand my concerns and be honest about the financial expectations and the legal process.  I chose Mike McGarity due to his reputation of being compassionate, professional, honest and knowledgeable with medical malpractice.  From the first meeting, Mike listened, asked appropriate questions and quickly began the process of gathering additional information.  Every phone call and email was answered promptly and all correspondences were shared with m.  In addition, Mike encouraged me to be patient with the process.  His experience was well served as he negotiated a settlement both fair and more than I expected.  I am so very grateful for Mike McGarity and the expertise he brought into settling my case.”

– Angie Iannazzone

“I cannot express in words how wonderful Mike McGarity has been as my attorney.  There are just too many excellent qualities to list!  Mike has been there for me over the years, and has been outstanding every time I have needed his legal expertise.  Mike has always made time for me and returned my phone calls or emails in a timely manner.  He kept me up to date on what was going on with my case.  If I had questions, he never made me feel like they were silly or something I should already know.  He would also give me the worst case scenario and the best.  Therefore, I was never blindsided either way.  He is an excellent attorney and has an outstanding staff of professionals.  McGarity & Efstration, LLC has always been at the top of my list for referrals and will continue to me.

– Patrick E. Coffey

“Mike McGarity and his staff were very helpful and understanding in my time of need.  I trust Mike McGarity to assist me with legal matters, advise me and look at all options available to me.  I would very much refer him to all my friends and family and stand behind his decisions to make my life more secure and financially rewarding.

– John Fuchs

I am 74 years old and have owned and operated several businesses over the years. With the business climate being what it is these days, I have found myself in need of good legal representation more than once. I always turn to Mike McGarity and have not been disappointed. A great legal mind, attentive to detail and always prepared. He has represented me well during depositions, negotiations and court procedures, not to mention he is a good family man and easy to work with. Thanks, Sparkys Machines.

– John Sparks

Mike and Chuck and their staff are amazing and have helped me in several different situations from education to contracts. I recommend them highly and their wisdom and customer service will help you if needed in unfortunate situations that must be dealt with!

– William Bitterman

This firm is my go-to legal team for all my needs. I find they are professional and very easy to work with. I really like to ask them for advice on the different ways to approach a legal issue – always thoughtful and enlightening. I would never hesitate to recommend them.

– Cynthia Green

Ms. Wheat was very helpful to us in dealing with our legal needs. Questions and concerns were addressed promptly and professionally. I am personally grateful for the attention and consideration; we never worried that dealing with our attorney was going to add to our distress.

– Randall Roberts

Absolutely great experience working with this firm. The communication and explanation of every step made our experience easy and without stress. Would highly recommend Mike and his team!

– Sebastian Duke

Mike and his team were very thoughtful, professional, and thorough!!

He did a great job for us!!

– David Harper

McGarity & Efstration provided representation to me in 2017-2018 and were always prompt in responding to my questions and/or concerns. They get to know you and provide practical advice based on your needs.

I highly recommend this law firm!

– Charlene Riggs

Great firm, always responsive and Professional. Would highly recommend them with no reservation. You won’t find a better firm.

– Butch Conway

The mcgarity group has been a big help when it comes to dealing with insurance company’s it got to the point we had no choice but to have the mcgarity group Handel this case after taking with serval lawerys it worked out I made the right decision , thanks.

– Craig Donner

I have used Mike and his team for quite a few different legal matters, from drawing up wills, changes in child custody, business document reviews, etc. I am always impressed with the quality of the work and the responsiveness of his team. I highly recommend them!

– James Sanford

My wife and I were very pleased with the estate planning services performed by this firm. Kathrine Wheat was the attorney who helped us and the service quality and fair value was 5 star in every way. Thank you.

– Al Ward

Mike did my incorporation paper’s when I started my business 18 years ago. I have consulted with him several times of those years. He has been fair and wise in his counsel. It is a comfort knowing him and his ability to interpret the law. Thanks for all you do!

– Accent Fence

I have been in and out of court with my children’s father more times than I can count. I have on two separate occasions chosen attorneys who did not care about the outcome of the case or what was right or wrong or most importantly what was best for my children. This time around I could not have made a better choice. Katherine Wheat and everyone who supports her worked very diligently and hard and truly cared and they got what was best for my kids! I can not thank them enough!

– Holly Morman

So often we tend to put off things we know need our attention – like updating a Will (or making one).  A recent health scare really brought this home to me.  Katherine Wheat with McGarity & Efstration, LLC was professional, extremely knowledgeable, answering my unending questions with patience and more or less “held my hand” through a mentally exhausting, but mind easing update of my Will, POA and Healthcare Directive.  Highly recommended and with deep appreciation.

Jan T.

“Having the right law firm on your side is important.  McGarity & Efstration, LLC was the best choice for my situation.  Professional on every level with a group of people who worked together on my behalf.  I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my case.  I highly recommend them to anyone in need of legal advice.”

– Marcia M.

“Mike McGarity is not only a talented attorney, he’s also an ethical attorney.  His attitude is that “everyone matters or no one matters”.  I was treated like family from the very beginning and Mr. McGarity set fair and reasonable expectations for my injury claim.  His paralegal, Tiffini Harris, was a wonderful resource, and she possessed the knowledge and experience one would expect from a heavy hitting Atlanta firm.  I would absolutely recommend Mike McGarity to anyone facing a personal injury claim.  You won’t regret your decision.

– John and Daniela D.

“I could not be more pleased with all aspects of how professional Katherine Wheat was in managing my case and I appreciate how she kept me informed along the way.  Rest assured that if I have future legal needs, your firm will be considered first and foremost.  Thank you again for your very fine service.”

– Joe A.

“We would like to thank you for all things you did for us and our church.  You all did a fantastic job for us.  If we had known about your firm to begin with, we would not have been so long with our case.  You will never know how much we appreciate what you have done for us.  You did a great job!.”

– Ernie & Pat Sauls, Mulberry Baptist Church

“Mike is the best trial lawyer in Gwinnett County period.  And one of the best in the state, juries love him and so do the Judges.  I am glad that I no longer have to face him at trial!” (Retired)

– Gary Cooper, Attorney

“I was working for an attorney at the time and my boss recommend Mike McGarity for his expertise concerning my case. That was the best advice! I highly recommend Mike Mcgarity and his paralegal, Tiffini! We came into their office with a living nightmare on our hands and they made us feel very comfortable. They worked hard for us over a long 2.5 year case with many emotional ups and downs. They both made us feel like family members, not clients. I was never wondering about the case or having to beg and wait for answers from them. Their communication skills are impeccable!! If needed, I would hire them over and over again. No doubt. Best wishes to Mike and Tiffini in the future!”

– Anonymous

“When a car failed to yield and turned in front of me totaling my car and injuring me and risking my family’s life, I just knew my insurance company of more than 40 years would be behind me.  Unfortunately, they were not my friend, since the other driver also had the same carrier.  It began almost four years of fighting for my rights.  Mike McGarity was highly recommended by a friend of mine and it was the best referral I was ever given.  He fought for my rights and he won a maximum award for me.  I finally felt that I was treated fairly.  I would highly recommend the law firm of McGarity & Efstration!”

– Debra N.

“My company has been working with Mike McGarity and his firm for over ten years now.  He and his firm has always been there when needed, giving advice and guidance at every turn.  When I hear other companies complain about lawyers, I have always counted my blessings for finding a good one!”

– Rod Hempen, President, Redico, Inc.

“It is difficult to express the appreciation my family feels for the services of Katherine Wheat and everyone at the McGarity Group who worked with us. We knew we were using the right firm on our first phone call. Being in California we had to put our complete trust in Katherine. Not once did she ever let us down. Quick responses to emails or any correspondence. Along with her superb guidance. If we ever needed services again i would not hesitate. I would recommend this firm and especially Katherine Wheat to everyone!”

– L.W.Q

“Chuck has been a great lawyer going through some very difficult circumstances. He has been very patient with me and gone beyond what an attorney would do to care for our family. I am very thankful he was there for me.”

– D.D

“Having never been in this situation before, it was nice to know your firm had. Being dependent on someone else’s ability and knowledge is never easy. In this case, your experience and ability went a long way to settle our nerves. During the years it took to settle our case you answered our questions and kept us up to date on the progress of our case, and even lack of it at times. If we or anyone we know are ever in need of your services we would not hesitate to call or recommend your firm. Thank you for all that you did. Gratefully.”

– The Andersons

“Thank you for taking care of this business for me.  At the time of the accident, totally confused, hurting and not knowing what to expect, you gave us assurance you would handle the case for us.  You did a very good job.  I could not understand why it took so long, but I do know now.  I appreciate everything you did for me and I am glad this settlement is over and it was good.  I appreciate all you did.

– Mary Ann Forrest

“I came to McGarity & Efstration, LLC for help after being injured.  The “at fault” party’s insurance carrier had refused to pay for my medical treatment.  Mike McGarity and Tiffini Harris worked diligently to reach the best resolution possible.  I will always be grateful and recommend this firm to anyone!.

– Vicki Lewis

“This is now the second issue that Anne Marie Braham has helped me resolve.  Many attorneys are all about money, awards, judgments and retainers.  McGarity & Efstration, LLC has set itself apart not only in the attention to detail of each case, but in the sincerity of the effort put forth toward each individual client.  I only hope that I can one day return this kindness ten-fold.  Thank you.

– John F. Doran III

“I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for us and still are doing.  We are somewhat relieved after we left your office and we will be even more relieved once everything is done and over with.  Your office and staff are just wonderful and you are an example of what attorneys should be today!.

– Ronna Coleman

“Mike McGarity and his staff treated me with courtesy and professionalism over the several months they were working on my case.  Mike took time to explain the law as it applied to my case, and he kept me informed as things progressed.  His staff was always friendly, courteous and helpful to me.”

– Anonymous

“Your firm has a very professional, polite, helpful receptionist.  That is not always the case at law firms and it makes a difference since she is the first person whom a caller (client, co-counsel, judge’s chambers) makes contact with.  A good receptionist is NOT necessarily easy to find”. 

– Thomas D. Beaver, Attorney

“I can say that Cesar and I would and do recommend your firm without hesitation.  We both feel like we were heard.  You listened.  While my case was obvious – my medical/physical damages accounted for – you went to bar for us.  We thank you for your professionalism, integrity, friendship and follow through“.

– Aida Espinoza

“McGarity & Efstration, LLC represented me vigorously against the driver who hit me and his insurance company.  The firm’s attorneys were successful in securing a settlement that resulted in a six-figure payout to me after they effectively negotiated down the amount of several bills and liens that I had against me after my accident.  I would recommend them to anyone who’s been injured and needs a great attorney.”

– Jamie Torres

“I wanted to send a heartfelt thank you for your kind thank you gesture.  As a paralegal, we don’t often get recognized for any of the hard work that we also put into resolving a legal mater.  We obviously don’t have the legal experience as some of the attorneys but it doesn’t mean we don’t work as hard in some cases.  Knowing Mr. Scheer was thanked, I was sincerely humbled that you chose to thank me as well.  Again, it was really kind of you”.

– Patrick L. Hepner, Jr, Paralegal

“My mom had a horrible car accident in June of 2006.  She had to have brain surgery and consequently is dealing with some substantial recovery.  She and my family have gone through a lot of transition and stress because of the accident.  We knew we needed the assistance of an attorney to handle her case and take the stress off of us to try and handle the insurance company of the defendant on our own.  McGarity & Efstration, LLC stepped in and truly relieved our stress in so many areas.  We have felt completely comfortable with Mike and the other attorneys working with him on our case.  We have received their full attention and believe we have been truly and personally cared for.  The office is a pleasant and comfortable surrounding and we have found each person on staff pleasant and very helpful.  Thanks and appreciation to all of McGarity & Efstration, LLC for taking such good care of my mother and family.”

– Robin Shirley

Contact Us for a Consultation

Whatever your legal issue, you can count on McGarity & Efstration, LLC to get the results you need.

Call us today at 877.851.4261 or contact us online.

About the Firm

McGarity & Efstration, LLC is located in Buford, Georgia and serves clients in and around Metro Atlanta and throughout the State of Georgia.

Buford Office

1305 Mall of Georgia Boulevard
Suite 100
Buford, Georgia 30519

Phone: 877.851.4261
Fax: 770.932.8437