M.J. Blakely, Jr. is a Georgia native. He attended Oxford College and Emory College of Emory University where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in 2002. M.J. earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2006.
Immediately after law school M.J. began pursuing his passion for helping individuals and their families address tragedy by developing a specialty in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, and civil rights litigation. M.J. broadened his practice to include mass torts, class actions and other complex litigation, which has expanded his ability to obtain justice for those harmed by defective products and consumer fraud.
M.J. has worked at the most preeminent law firms in the nation where he gained invaluable experience as a litigator and trial lawyer. He has had the pleasure of representing and providing legal counsel to large corporations and small businesses, as well as individuals and their families. M.J. founded The Blakely Firm in 2023 with a mission to offer the highest quality legal support, more personalized service to his clients, and a commitment to improving and supporting our community.
In addition to M.J.’s experience in mass torts, class action and other complex litigation, he and The Blakely Firm are also a sought-after for trial expertise. M.J. has tried numerous cases and secured several multi-million-dollar verdicts as part of some of the most prolific trial teams in the country.
M.J. is a skilled negotiator that has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in settlement victories and corporate recovery for deserving clients. When it comes to settling complex cases, The Blakely Firm prides itself not only on achieving favorable outcomes for our clients, but also on creating practical solutions.
MJ is currently serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Georgia. He is a proud member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta and has served on the University of Georgia’s Law School Association Council where he is a former President of the Council. In addition to helping plaintiffs seek justice, MJ enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children, rooting for the Georgia Bulldogs, coaching youth sports, running, cycling, and all things outdoors.