At Weinstein & Black, our goal is to provide high quality legal services in a professional and cost-effective manner.
We understand that legal issues may take a toll on your business or personal life, and as such, we take them seriously. We pride ourselves in analyzing all aspects of an issue, and believe it is our responsibility to educate our clients so they are well-informed of the potential outcomes. When it comes to legal matters, surprises are not a good thing, and as a result, we do our best to avoid them.
We zealously advocate for our clients and always work with their best interests in mind. We believe it is our duty to have open, honest, and regular communications with our clients and to keep our clients apprised of all developments in their matter.
Michael Weinstein is an Atlanta attorney with experience in both the corporate setting and in the courtroom, viewing the law from both the legal and business perspectives, providing a proactive approach to clients’ litigation, corporate and transactional needs.
Raised in Huntington, New York, Michael received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, and graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in New York.
While in school, Michael interned with Olsten Corporation, the world’s third-largest staffing company. Upon graduation, he was hired as a staff attorney with Olsten, representing the company in Medicare and Medicaid inquiries and investigations, as well as pharmaceutical claims submissions, kickback investigations and employment matters.
The New York State Catholic Health Plan hired Michael as Associate Director of Corporate Compliance in 2000, where he was responsible for drafting and implementing the organization’s corporate compliance program to ensure compliance with New York State laws.
In 2002, Michael was recruited by InTown Suites as Associate General Counsel and Director of Human Resources, and moved his family to Atlanta. He was the company’s only in-house lawyer, responsible for handling all legal matters for InTown Suites’ 130 hotels and 1,200 employees, including litigation, labor, employment, transactions and real estate issues.
Michael founded MBW Law, LLC, a multi-practice law firm in 2008; specializing in providing expert legal service to corporations and individuals in a cost-effective manner. In 2020, with a dedication to provide the best service and outcomes for his clients, Weinstein & Black, LLC was formed, with Jason Black, a lawyer who shares the same core values and dedication as Michael.
Jason Black is one of the two founding partners of Weinstein & Black and practices with an emphasis in the areas of business law, general civil litigation, family law and criminal law.
Jason has 13 years experience as a law enforcement officer before transitioning into the practice of law. During that time, 11 ½ years were spent with the Commerce Police Department as a patrol officer, supervisor, narcotics detective, general detective and task force officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration. The last two years he worked with the Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office as an investigator and a 3rd year law student. During that time, valuable insights were gained into the prosecution of cases and courtroom experience.
While working full-time, Jason earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Liberty University and continued his education attending Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Upon completion, he began his legal career, gaining valuable experience with the law firm of Carter Pilgrim Stroud, before deciding in 2020 to partner with Michael Weinstein to create Weinstein & Black.
Hard work, paying attention to detail, and being aggressive, while relying on the skills learned being in law enforcement, are the keys to his success as an attorney. Helping friends, families and neighbors in the community and providing exceptional service addressing any problem that requires an attorney’s skills is the goal. There has never been a task too big for him and Jason looks forward to making relationships and helping clients for years to come.
Married 16 years, Jason and his wife, Sarah, raise two children in Jefferson, Georgia. He is active in youth athletics, coaching the very successful Glory Adkins 16U Gold softball team from Georgia.
Dave McDonald is a general practitioner and handles a variety of matters, specializing in business and civil matters and uses his knowledge and experience from his political background to expand our practice to represent campaigns and political candidates.
Prior to admission to the Georgia Bar in 2018, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from Elon University in Political Science and a law degree from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
Dave joins our firm after serving two years as District Counsel serving U.S. Representative Doug Collins and the people of Georgia’s 9th Congressional District.
Happily married to his loving wife, Danielle, they have two children, and a 105 lb. Newfoundland Retriever mix named, River. He enjoys anything on or by the water, loves ice hockey, and ardently supports the NHL’s Washington Capitals. Pastimes include restoring, building, and riding motorcycles, collecting good bourbon and cigars, and most of all, he enjoys helping people in his community wherever and however possible.
Drake Corbin is a Jackson County native taking pride in being a general practitioner primarily practicing probate law, comprehensive estate planning, business law, and civil litigation.
After receiving an undergraduate degree in history from Dartmouth College and a law degree from the University of Georgia, he was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2020 but spent time during and after law school clerking for Strickland & Lindsay in Winder handling probate and real estate issues. Providing legal assistance to the community that helped raise him, he began practicing as the Law Office of M. Drake Corbin, in his hometown of Hoschton before joining Weinstein & Black.
His primary mission is to translate your aspiration into the legal instruments necessary to achieve those objectives. Helping clients with their transactional needs, facing the challenges of properly organizing a small business, and planning for the future is a primary concern. He has also seen first-hand how important proper planning is for the administration of estates and transacting business.
Drake resides in Jefferson with his lovely wife Tiffany and their dog, Buddy. When he is not in the office or at court, you can find him in the gym or in the kitchen baking desserts.
Ashley Lewis is a general practitioner and handles a variety of matters, with an emphasis on general civil litigation.
Prior to admission to the Georgia Bar in 2022, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Benedict College. She began her legal career working as a paralegal for a criminal defense firm and later a bankruptcy firm in South Carolina, where she gained invaluable skills and knowledge to help clients during difficult times.
While working part-time, Ashley later continued her education at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. While in law school, Ashley served as an in-house intern with Northpoint Commercial Finance, LLC, where she assisted with Article 9 transactions.
Ashley joins our firm after working as a law clerk for Aubrey Thrasher, LLC where she handled post-judgment collections, bankruptcy, and contested matters.
Her primary mission to help those within the community in which she lives and to provide valuable and effective legal assistance to those in need.
Ashley currently resides in Atlanta and enjoys spending time with her four-year-old nephew. In her past time, she enjoys reading, mentoring, and watching professional basketball.
Bethany Johnston was raised in Cedartown, Georgia, and attended Cedartown High School, graduating with honors. Following high school, she became a “Georgia Bulldog” attending The University of Georgia, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Mass Communications. Bethany’s professional career began at St. Mary’s Hospital, where she worked for over 12 years. While working full-time at the hospital, Bethany worked after hours to earn her Master’s Degree in Health Administration with a specialty in geriatrics. Public service has always been important to Bethany, so she put her extensive experience to good use when elected to serve on the city council in Comer, Georgia. Serving the people was an honor for Bethany, passionately working to do the most good for the people of her community. That same passion led Bethany to pursue her dream of attending law school. Bethany graduated from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, receiving awards for her work as a Peer Mentor Director and a distinguished CALI Award in health care law.
Bethany is happily married to her husband, Brent Johnston. They made Jefferson their home a few years ago with their two children, Logan and Rileigh. Bethany is passionate about helping others and being there for her family.
• State Bar of Georgia, 2021
• Supreme Court of Georgia, 2021
• J.D., John Marshall Law School, 2020
• B.S., Sociology, University of Georgia, 2005
• M.H.A., Health Administration, 2010