Our Team

Leveraging over 30 years of experience to provide insightful, creative, and winning solutions in zoning, land use, and permitting advocacy.


Michèle L. Battle, Esq.

President and Founding Attorney

404-601-7616, Ext. 1mlb@battlelawpc.com

Michèle L. Battle, Esq.

President and Founding Attorney

Michèle L. Battle, Esq., President and Founding Attorney Michèle L. Battle, Esq. is the President and founding attorney of Battle Law P.C. With over 30 years of experience, Michèle works with landowners, developers, builders, and businesses to address their zoning, land use, and permitting needs in the Atlanta metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs. She attended The Ohio State University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in 1982. She went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School in 1989. Michèle remained in Boston after graduation and was an Associate at Day, Berry and Howard. Michèle relocated to Atlanta in 1994 where she was an Associate at Powell, Goldstein Frazier and Murphy, LLP. In 1999 Michèle formed The Battle Law Group which was a full service commercial real estate law firm. In 2007, Michèle became a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, and then at Smith, Gambrell and Russell, before forming Battle Law, P.C. in 2010. In addition to her law practice, Michèle has served on the Executive Committee for the Real Estate Section of the State Bar of Georgia and was the Vice President of Education for the Commercial Real Estate Women of Atlanta, Inc. She was honored as one of Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in 2001. She also received the 2001 Local and National CREW Career Development Award and the 2001 Local CREW Networking Deal of the Year Award. In 2002, she received recognition in the Atlanta Tribune’s Who’s Who in Black Atlanta. When she is not practicing law, Michèle is an avid genealogist, having received a Certificate of Genealogy from Boston University Center for Professional Education in the Fall of 2020.


Bachelor’s Degree

The Ohio State University

Juris Doctorate

Harvard Law School

404-601-7616, Ext. 6

Joshua S. Mahoney

Associate Attorney

At Georgia Tech, Josh studied land use from the perspective of planners to get key insights as to how planners think about land use issues. Josh and a team of his peers worked for the City of Sandy Springs to draft a pre-plan for the City’s future sustainability initiative. Josh and his team presented the pre-plan to the City of Sandy Springs and the pre-plan has been adopted and will serve as a foundation for the City of Sandy Springs’ future Sustainability Plan. Also, Josh took advantage of his prior research on blockchain to draft another research paper on how planners might implement blockchain technology and how that might work for the future of planning. 

In 2021, Josh graduated from a dual-degree program sponsored by Georgia State University’s College of Law and Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning. Josh received his Juris Doctor as well as his Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning simultaneously in May 2021. Furthermore, Josh received a certification in Land Use and Environmental law from the College of Law and he specialized in Land Use Planning at the School of City and Regional Planning.

While at Georgia State, Josh was involved in the Environmental Law Society, served as secretary for the Legal Analytics Association, served as a graduate research assistant for Professor John Marshall, and was accepted into the Urban Fellows Program where he met with legal scholars from around the world who lectured on land use and environmental issues affecting their communities. While working for Professor Marshall, Josh was involved with the Professor’s various research projects and got to contribute to several of the Professor’s publications and projects. However, Josh worked on his own research as well. For Urban Fellows, Josh authored a paper on Algorithmic Zoning — cutting edge blockchain technology applied to land issues as a way to help democratize the zoning process.

404-601-7616, Ext. 2

Batoya Clements

Client Relationship Specialist

404-601-7616, Ext. 2

Tyler McSwain