Michael V. Profit

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Michael V. Profit

Attorney at Law


Michael V. Profit is an Associate in our Atlanta office, and his practice is concentrated on medical malpractice and professional liability, general liability and appellate matters.

Before joining Hall Booth Smith in 2018, Michael was a staff attorney for Judge Jason T. Harper in Henry County State Court. He was also a project attorney at an Atlanta law firm, where he compiled privilege logs, reviewed documents for confidentiality and responsiveness and catalogued records for mass tort cases.

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He was also a judicial intern for Judge Susan E. Edlein in Fulton County State Court, and he was a legal intern at the DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office.

Michael earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Emory University School of Law, where he was managing editor of the Emory International Law Review. He completed a Juris Doctorate at Elon University School of Law, and he was managing editor of the Elon Law Review. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and government with a minor in international studies from Elon University. He serves as an Elon Law Alumni Ambassador.


  • Georgia courts
  • LL.M., Emory University
  • J.D., Elon University
  • B.A., Elon University


  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyer’s Division


  • Vaccinate All Educators by April 2021? Acceleration of COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout in Georgia Through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program
    HBS Health Care Blog, March 2021 (Read full article)
  • How ‘Open And Obvious’ Begets ‘Plain And Palpable’: Appeals Court Rules For State University In Premises Suit
    HBS Governmental Liability Blog, October 2020 (Read full article)
  • Refusing to Be One’s Own Witness: How the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination Differs in China, France, and the United States
    Elon Legal Review, Volume 8, page 155, 2016

In the Press

Vaccinate All Educators by April 2021? Acceleration of COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout in Georgia Through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

Written by: Jacquelyn S. Clarke and Michael V. Profit On March 2, 2021, President Biden announced an expansion to the existing protocols governing rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, through which a goal newly prioritized by the federal government was announced: provide first-shot vaccination, by the end of March 2021, of pre-K through twelfth grade educators,
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How “Open and Obvious” Begets “Plain and Palpable”: Appeals Court Rules for State University in Premises Suit

Written by: Jacquelyn S. Clarke, Esq. and Michael V. Profit, Esq. “Plain, palpable, and undisputed”: that phrase’s appearance in both briefs to the court supporting or opposing, or court orders on, motions for summary judgment underscores the challenge faced by the moving party. Without a settled factual basis, supported by law, summary judgment cannot be
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