Judge Michael S. Meyer von Bremen was sworn in as a Dougherty County Magistrate on June 3, 2019. A native of Albany, Meyer von Bremen is an Eagle Scout. He is a 1979 graduate of Mercer University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in German and a 1983 graduate of Mercer Law School. While at Mercer, he was a member of Delta Sigma Rho Tau Kappa Alpha Honorary Forensics Society and Cardinal Key National Honor Society.
Meyer von Bremen returned to Albany in 1983, joining the firm of Black, Black and Cannon; then was a founding partner of Cannon and Meyer von Bremen and later in 2002, he joined the firm of Hall, Booth, Smith and Slover, serving as managing partner of its Albany office. In 1999, Meyer von Bremen was elected to the first of five terms as State Senator. While in this capacity, he served as Chair of the Ethics Committee, Chair of the Special Judiciary Committee and one term as Minority Leader. He also did committee work with the National Council of State Legislators. He has been active in his community, serving as President of the Dougherty Circuit Bar Association, the Albany Sertoma Club, Albany Helpline and of the Mercer University College of Liberal Arts National Alumni Association. Meyer von Bremen has served on the Boards of the American Cancer Society, the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Independent College Association and United Way.
He is a 2012 recipient of the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service; the 2008 King Celebration Dream Award and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America from 2010 to 2019. He attends Porterfield Memorial United Methodist Church, where he has chaired its Board of Trustees and sings in the choir. He and his wife, Peggy, have two adult daughters.