Mike Hostilo has practiced law in the state of Georgia for the past 21 years. Known as an intense negotiator, he has recovered millions in settlements for accident victims as a personal injury lawyer.
Mike’s father was born in Emanuel County and raised in Savannah, Georgia. A career Marine, Mike learned discipline and hard work from his dad. Mike’s mother, a native of Japan, moved to America in the racially turbulent 1960’s. As an interracial couple, the Hostilo’s faced many social challenges. From his upbringing, Mike learned the value of hard work, discipline, perseverance, persistence and the ability to be open-minded to all cultures and races.
Mike graduated from the University of Georgia and then attended Atlanta Law School, working as many as three jobs simultaneously during the pursuit of his legal education. His diverse employment experiences allowed him to view life from many perspectives. He has worked in a variety of industries, including construction, security, food delivery and newspaper delivery, and held positions such as truck driver, store clerk, caddie, lawn maintainer, telemarketer and teacher. Mike values hard work, which has led him to become a lawyer for the people.
Upon graduation from law school in 1992, Mike returned to the lowcountry to practice with former Marine George A. Zettler. The late, great Zettler reinforced the honesty, patience and good judgment that had been instilled in Mike by his parents.
Zettler quickly recognized Mike’s ability to relate to people and fight for their causes. Mike rapidly ascended to the ranks of partnership by 1995. Throughout his legal career, Mike has maintained offices in Savannah, Statesboro, Augusta and Atlanta. Since 2007, Mike has devoted his practice to personal injury law, helping injured victims throughout Georgia with offices in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Pooler and Savannah.
Mike is extremely active in his community, contributing his time, services and money toward worthy local initiatives. He frequently donates free legal services to veterans and government officials, while also donating financially to a number of organizations throughout Georgia. In addition, Mike contributes time to his alma mater, the University of Georgia, the Hostilo Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Savannah, Beaufort Academy and the First Tee of Savannah.