Michael Horst has spent his career helping those in need. He received his bachelor’s degrees from Miami University in 1998, graduating cum laude. He went on to attend law school at the Wake Forest University of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2001. Michael has extensive knowledge in tractor-trailer accident cases, especially those involving serious injury or death.
As an experienced trial attorney, Horst has extensive knowledge analyzing insurance policies, handling a broad range of commercial litigation matters, and regularly representing clients in complex federal and state cases.
Before joining Van Sant Law, Horst was a shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Atlanta office. He was a member of their 24-hour Emergency Response Team, which was a group of attorneys dedicated to providing quick post-accident investigation and intervention.
Mr. Horst also handled claims regarding negligent hiring, retention, and training and supervision issues against trucking company insurance carriers. He has vast experience in commercial litigation, including construction disputes, automobile dealerships, commercial lenders, and financial companies.
He has provided his clients with business counseling as well as coverage options for policies including director’s and officer’s liability, commercial general liability, and bobtail/non-trucker’s policies. During his career, he has filed several declaratory judgment actions in state and federal courts regarding coverage issues.
Mr. Horst joined Van Sant Law Firm to help individuals and families pursue their claims against negligent individuals and companies, and to fight back against unfair insurance practices.
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- United States District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Georgia Superior and State Courts
- Georgia State Bar
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