Mike Wilensky (born May 3, 1983) is a Georgia State Representative and attorney who lives in Dunwoody, Georgia. A member of the Democratic Party, he represents District 79 in the Georgia House of Representatives, which is 100% in Dekalb County. State House District 79 consists of all of Dunwoody, part of Doraville, and a small piece of Chamblee. Wilensky defeated the Republican Party opponent on November 6, 2018.
|Member of the Georgia House of Representatives from the 79th district|
|Assumed office |
January 14, 2019
|Alma mater||University of Georgia University of Maryland|
|Profession||Attorney and Politician|
Education and law careerEdit
Wilensky graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's degree from University of Georgia. At UGA, Wilensky majored in Broadcast News through the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications. After, Wilensky earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. While in law school, Wilensky served as a federal law clerk to United States District Court Judge Richard D. Bennett, worked a full year with the Baltimore Public Defender felony division, and handled an appeal in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals under the Third Year Law Student Act.
Wilensky previously was partner at Slater & Wilensky, LLC, and is now at The Law Firm of Michael S. Wilensky, LLC. Michael S. Wilensky, LLC is solely devoted to families who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one and individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries.
Wilensky was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2018. He serves on the Judiciary Committee, the Intragovernmental Coordination Committee, and the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight Committee. He is a member of the DeKalb Delegation.
Wilensky was born in Piedmont Hospital and raised in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Wilensky is Married to Amy, with whom he has two daughters. He is an avid golfer and fan of the Atlanta Falcons and University of Georgia Bulldogs.
Wilensky is recognized as one of Georgia’s premier wrongful death and serious injury attorneys. He has the highest rating available by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Rated Preeminent Attorney. Recently, Wilensky was selected for the second consecutive year to become a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. In 2017, 2018, and 2019, Wilensky was recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates with the award of Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40. And, Wilensky has now been awarded Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine 5 times (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018).