Our Team

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

Attorneys

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. 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.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree

The Ohio State University

Juris Doctorate

Harvard Law School

Staff

404-601-7616, Ext. 8
dlb@battlelawpc.com

Danielle Blumenthal

Urban Planner

Dani Blumenthal has been with Battle Law, P.C. since October 2020, and currently serves as the firm’s Urban Planner. Since joining the firm, she has played a key role in a multitude of projects, including rezoning matters, special use permits, future land use amendments, and the like. She is committed to enhancing existing communities and the environment, as well as fostering change for a more sustainable future. Additionally, she acts as a liaison between clients, community members, and local governments.

Dani holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Urban Planning and Design from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. There, she also earned certificates in Environmental Planning and Community Sustainability. Dani then moved to Georgia and earned her Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology; graduating with Highest Honors.

404-601-7616, Ext. 7
btb@battlelawpc.com

Brittney Butler

Zoning Paralegal

Brittney Butler studied Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law at Georgia State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in 2019. Brittney’s background reflects experience as a leader and Paralegal with exceptional organization, time management, communications, and administrative management skills. While the bulk of her experience lies in hospitality, Brittney has always maintained a passion for law. In her free time, she enjoys participating as a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and spending time with her daughter.

404-601-7616, Ext. 2
bdc@battlelawpc.com

Batoya Clements

Firm Manager

Batoya has over 17 years of experience working as an Executive Assistant with two fortune 500 companies and two universities. She joined Battle Law, P.C. in March of 2016 as an Executive Legal Assistant and now works as Business Manager. She is a licensed Georgia State Notary and lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia with her husband and three children. Her extracurricular involvement includes: Sunday School Teacher, Cerebral Palsy Support Group and Various other Charities.

404-601-7616, Ext. 9
ade@battlelawpc.com

Atria Eutsey

Permitting Expediter

Atria Eutsey is the supreme expediter for Battle Law. She has been working as an expediter for the company for three years helping top established businesses receive their permit. Combined with Atria’s technical savvy skills, attention to detail, dependability, solution-oriented mindset, & patience she’s able to get to the bottom of any permitting issue. She has experience in DeKalb County, The City of Stonecrest, The City of Atlanta, The City of South Fulton, and adding more areas to date.

Atria graduated from Hampton University with a B.S. in Music Engineering, where she continues to expound in all things media, including DJing at some of the top Lounges and venues in Atlanta. She strives for excellence in everything she does which is expressed by her clients in all of her endeavors, this is the service you need.

404-601-7616, Ext. 3
llj@battlelawpc.com

Lakeisha Jackson

Accounting Manager

Lakeisha is the Accounts Manager. She joined Battle Law, P.C. in February 2019 having several years of experience in billing and customer service. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a Major in Accounting and a Bachelors of Science degree with a Major in Office Administration and Technology from Valdosta State University. Lakeisha has great interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, and a good sense of humor.

404-601-7616, Ext. 6
jsmahoney@battlelawpc.com

Joshua S. Mahoney

Law Clerk

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.

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.