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Michele Stumpe is a seasoned litigator whose practice concentrates on premises liability, business litigation, hospitality and dram shop litigation, as well as alcohol licensing and consulting. When not in court, Ms. Stumpe assists hospitality and retail clients by providing counsel on premises liability and alcohol compliance measures including training and policy implementation. In addition to being asked as a frequent speaker on litigation practices, she provides consulting services for various trade associations including the Georgia Restaurant Association, Georgia Food Industry Association, and Georgia Association of Convenience Stores. The Responsible Alcohol Sales & Service Workshops (RASS WORKSHOPS) that Ms. Stumpe developed were so well received that many Georgia jurisdictions now require attendance as a pre-requisite to obtaining an alcohol license. In addition to her hospitality practice, Ms. Stumpe represents both individuals and corporations in general litigation matters. Although Stumpe primarily represents corporate clients, she won the two highest verdicts ever awarded against the Metropolitan Atlanta Transportation Authority in negligent security cases.

When not practicing law, Ms. Stumpe enjoys scuba diving, gardening, golf, and volunteer work. She frequently travels to Africa to work with underprivileged children and endangered wildlife and founded Children of Conservation which provides scholarships to school children in Africa. Ms. Stumpe also serves in various capacities with several other non-profit organizations.

 

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • Business RadioX, Simply Buckhead Radio, Guest Speaker.
  • National Business Institute: CLEs on Trial Practice & Litigation, 1999–Present.
  • Responsible Alcohol & Tobacco Sales and Service (RASS) Workshops: Developed and presents training for Owners & Licensees now mandated by numerous municipalities, 2000–Present.
  • It’s the Law: Alcohol Compliance Training for Employees, 2000–Present.
  • B98.5, Guest Legal Expert, Underage Keg Parties.
  • Georgia Restaurant Association.
  • Georgia Food Industry Association.
  • Cobb County Law Enforcement Training Video, “Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws,” Consultant and Guest Speaker.

Accolades

  • Georgia Restaurant Association 2013 Chairman's Award

Community Involvement

  • Children of Conservation – Founder/Executive Director (2009-Present)
  • Orange Duffel Bag—Board Member (2010-Ppresent)
  • PASA—Governance Committee (2011-Present)
  • Dewar Wildlife Trust—Board of Trustees (2004-Present)
  • Northside Youth Organization, Director of Cheerleading (2002-Present)
  • Camp Twin Lakes, Legal Advisory Board (2010-Present)
  • Great Ape Project, International, President (2005–2009), BOD (2004–2009); Legal Advisory Board (2002–2009) ABA Sub-Committee on Great Apes, Co-Chair (2009-Present)
  • Camp Twin Lakes, Camp Rainbow Representative (1998-2008), Legal Advisory Committee (2009–Present)