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Best Criminal
Defense Lawyers
in Atlanta

Why These Criminal Defense Lawyers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored criminal defense lawyers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best criminal defense lawyers in Atlanta, GA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Michael D. Barber & Associates FEATURED Expertise

For a free consultation and evaluation of your charges call Michael D. Barber & Associates for defense by experienced Attorneys. Our Criminal Defense Lawyers have the knowledge and skills to assist you.

1170 Peachtree St NE
 Ste. 1200
Atlanta, GA 30309


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Kohn & Yager, LLC FEATURED Expertise

Kohn & Yager, LLC, with 4 metro Atlanta offices, features three award winning law partners who are also authors of books or book chapters. These treatises are published in national legal practice guides for criminal lawyers on trial practice. Ex-cop Cory Yager, Larry Kohn and Georgia DUI Law guru Bubba Head, who acts in an “of counsel” role to the law firm cover the entire State of Georgia for clients. No other 3-attorney criminal justice attorneys in GA have over 600 AVVO 5-star ratings, plus have been named as one of Georgia’s Best Law Firms in America (U.S. News & World Report), Super Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell.

235 Peachtree Street NE Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303


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Chehimi Law, LLC

Chehimi Law LLC represents people accused of misdemeanor and criminal offenses in Roswell. It serves those charged with petty theft, disorderly conduct, cannabis possession, vandalism, and DUI. The firm thoroughly explains the charges and negotiates settlements advantageous to the accused, including plea agreements and reduced charges. Founder Manal Chehimi has over five years of experience litigating cases, with a focus on ensuring the constitutional rights of clients are honored. The firm also handles auto accident and personal injury cases.

1560 Warsaw Rd Ste 100
Roswell, GA 30076


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Chestney & Sullivan

Chestney & Sullivan is a law firm that defends the rights of clients facing charges involving DUI, serious traffic offenses, and vehicular manslaughter in Atlanta and the surrounding area. The firm also represents clients facing drug charges, including the state offense of marijuana possession and charges relating to side effects of drug addiction. Robert W. Chestney is board-certified by the National College For DUI Defense and has practiced criminal defense for over three decades.

3110 Maple Dr NE Ste 103
Atlanta, GA 30305


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Conoscienti & Ledbetter, LLC

Conoscienti & Ledbetter LLC is a full-service law firm based in Decatur that represents businesses and people in the Atlanta metro area. Its lawyers assist in criminal cases involving DUIs, misdemeanors, felonies, traffic offenses, probation violations, and stalking. The firm also defends individuals charged with violent, drug, theft, sex, white-collar, and juvenile crimes. The law firm's attorneys have more than 40 years of combined legal experience. Joseph Conoscienti and Blake Ledbetter are members of the Georgia Bar.

315 W Ponce de Leon Ave Ste 400
Decatur, GA 30030


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Crosby Law

Crosby Law is based in Lawrenceville. Founding attorney Matt Crosby is a former district attorney for Gwinnett County who now defends the rights of those charged with DUI, drug, sexual, fraud, and theft offenses. He also assists clients in will probation revocation hearings. Mr. Crosby has litigated thousands of felony criminal cases and civil matters. He has experience presenting cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.

284 S Culver St
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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George C. Creal Jr., P.C.

With nearly 50 years combined legal experience, George C. Creal, Jr. PC is an Atlanta DUI law firm that handles select criminal cases throughout northern Georgia. Representing mostly those charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and related offenses, the firm seeks to minimize penalties. It also handles cases of theft, computer fraud, and traffic tickets. George C. Creal is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association.

480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE Unit 190
Atlanta, GA 30312


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Hawkins Spizman Fortas

Hawkins Spizman Fortas is a law firm with offices in Brookhaven and Dunwoody. Its legal team defends the rights of Atlanta residents who are accused of crimes, including arson, assault, domestic violence, drug and gun charges, sex crimes, theft, DUI, and traffic offenses. Hawkins Spizman Fortas investigates each criminal case for evidence that can contribute to a strong legal defense. Partners Michael Hawkins, Justin Spizman, and Scott Fortas share over two decades of combined criminal defense experience.

1934 N Druid Hills Rd NE
Brookhaven, GA 30319


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Kohn & Yager, LLC

Kohn & Yager LLC is a criminal defense law firm operating out of Atlanta that has three other locations throughout the country. The firm's attorneys defend their clients during criminal proceedings in order to protect their records and prevent incarceration. They take cases involving drunk driving, domestic assault, theft, and drug possession and trafficking. Kohn & Yager was honored by U.S. News & World Report with inclusion in the 2016 Best Law Firms list.

5590 Roswell Rd Ste 210
Sandy Springs, GA 30342


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Law Office of Michael West P.C.

For over eight years, the Law Office of Michael West PC has been providing legal support to clients faced with criminal charges in Atlanta and surrounding areas. The firm defends clients in embezzlement and money laundering, first-degree reckless homicide, sexual offense, the possession of illicit substances, and property crimes cases. It assists clients by formulating aggressive defense strategies, including affirmative defenses and citing the statute of limitations. Attorney West is admitted to practice in all Georgia courts.

36 S Court Sq Ste 300
Newnan, GA 30263


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Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson

The Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson has been helping accused persons clear their names in criminal cases throughout Brookhaven and adjacent areas since 1997. The practice handles criminal cases involving cybercrime, money laundering, burglary, impersonating a law enforcement officer, and sexual offenses. Clients can count on the firm to deal with several crime categories, including financial, inchoate, property, and contact crimes. Richard S. Lawson is accredited by the State Bar of Georgia.

4062 Peachtree Rd NE Ste A # 415
Brookhaven, GA 30319


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Michael D. Barber & Associates, P.C.

Located in Atlanta, and six additional locations statewide, Michael D. Barber & Associates PC delivers a robust and dedicated defense of people charged with criminal offenses throughout the state. Founded over 11 years ago, the firm's attorneys have successfully worked a wide range of cases, from straightforward shoplifting and theft to crimes of violence, such as battery and assault, and white-collar crime involving embezzlement, fraud, and money laundering. The firm offers tailored payment plans for all clients.

1842 Independence Sq Ste A
Atlanta, GA 30338


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Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC

Miles, Hansford, & Tallant LLC is a law firm located in Roswell that defends the rights of residents in the greater Atlanta area who have been charged with a crime. It represents clients accused of DWI, drug crimes, kidnapping, assault, fraud, domestic violence, and other misdemeanors and felonies. Partner Brian Hansford, who is the lead criminal defense attorney, has more than 15 years of experience representing clients who include juvenile offenders.

38 Sloan St
Roswell, GA 30075


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Pate, Johnson & Church LLC

Pate, Johnson, & Church LLC is a legal firm with several locations, including one in Atlanta. It defends the rights of clients charged with state or federal crimes, including child molestation, drug trafficking theft, and homicide. Attorneys Page Pate, Jess Johnson, and Thomas Church share over two decades of legal experience between them. They examine each case for facts and evidence that can be used to construct a sound legal defense.

101 Marietta St NW Ste 3300
Atlanta, GA 30303


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Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor

Founded in 1988, Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor is a family and criminal law firm representing the residents of Atlanta that has five other offices in the state. The firm works with clients who have been accused of felonies and misdemeanors, ranging from shoplifting to vehicular homicide. Its attorneys aim to prevent incarceration, license suspension, and fines for the client. Managing partner Mary Stearns-Montgomery was a member of Georgia Trend's Legal Elite in 2012.

3005 Lookout Pl NE
Atlanta, GA 30305


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The Law Firm of Shein & Brandenburg

Founded in 2008, the Law Firm of Shein & Brandenburg offers professional criminal defense services to people living in Decatur and the greater Atlanta area. The firm handles cases involving possession of cocaine or heroin, use of a deadly weapon, vehicular homicide, unintentional murder, and other felony charges. It also handles the expungement or sealing of specific criminal records. Attorneys are members of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

2392 N Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30033


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The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C.

Founded in 1985, the Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub PC is a boutique law firm that renders legal representation to clients in criminal defense cases throughout Atlanta and surrounding areas. The practice defends persons in court charged with a variety of class B felonies, including statutory rape, money laundering, battery, grand theft, and larceny. Attorneys assist clients by implementing a variety of defense strategies, including abandonment and withdrawal and questioning the reliability of witnesses.

1355 Peachtree St NE Ste 1250
Atlanta, GA 30309


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