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GeorgiaCriminal Appellate Law Lawyers in Athens, Georgia

An appeal involves briefing issues for a higher court to review. Appellate attorneys in Georgia may also make an oral argument to the judge or judges deciding the appeal.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for an appellate case, keep in mind that strict timelines often apply to appeals.


Most criminal appellate attorneys in Georgia charge flat fees for direct appeals and post conviction cases.


Many of the top appellate attorneys devote a significant portion of their practice to this niche area of the law.


Appellate law in the criminal justice system also includes federal habeas petitions and post-conviction motions for illegal sentences, ineffective assistance of counsel or prosecutorial misconduct.


Many of the top criminal appellate lawyers in the United States belong to The Council of Appellate Lawyers. The CAL is the first and only national appellate bench-bar organization.

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W Andrew Maddox

W Andrew Maddox
P.O. Box 390
Gainesville, GA 30503
Licensed for 35 years, W Andrew Maddox is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Campbell University (NC)... read more >

Jennifer Bonanno Mann

Jennifer Bonanno Mann
75 Langley Dr
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 35 years, Jennifer Bonanno Mann is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Georgia School of Law... read more >

M Kim Michael

M Kim Michael
M. Kim Michael PC
1361 Jennings Mill Rd Ste 324
Bogart, GA 30622
Licensed for 41 years, M Kim Michael is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Georgia... read more >

William C Puckett Jr

William C Puckett Jr
2601 Wellington Way SE
Conyers, GA 30013
Licensed for 43 years, William C Puckett Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Mercer University-W. George L.S.... read more >

Charles M Taylor II

Charles M Taylor II
5091 Lamb Ave
Union Point, GA 30669
Licensed for 48 years, Charles M Taylor II is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Massey Law College... read more >

Lekeyia Danielle Reid

Lekeyia Danielle Reid
Reid Ramirez Law Group LLC
2008 Eastview Pkwy NE Ste 100
Conyers, GA 30013
Licensed for 13 years, Lekeyia Danielle Reid is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Atlanta's John Marshall Law Scho... read more >

Daniel J Sammons

Daniel J Sammons
PO Box 53
Murrayville, GA 30564
Licensed for 46 years, Daniel J Sammons is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Georgia School of Law... read more >

David Leroy Whitman

David Leroy Whitman
PO Box 1183
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 41 years, David Leroy Whitman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Emory University School of Law... read more >

Phyllis Miller

Phyllis Miller
Phyllis Miller, P.C.
243 Culver St S
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 40 years, Phyllis Miller is a Personal Injury and Family Law lawyer who attended Emory University... read more >

Zachary Ryan Stepp

Zachary Ryan Stepp
Stepp Law LLC
30 Lumpkin St a
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 15 years, Zachary Ryan Stepp is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Georgia State University... read more >

Gregory Chike Okwuosah

Gregory Chike Okwuosah
Law Offices of Gregory C Okwuosah LLC
755 Longleaf Blvd suite b
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 25 years, Gregory Chike Okwuosah is a Real Estate Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Pittsburgh School... read more >

Sharon Sweat Jackson

Sharon Sweat Jackson
Attorney Sharon Jackson LLC
175 Langley Dr A1
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 19 years, Sharon Sweat Jackson is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Georgia State University... read more >

Robert Rogers Giannini

Robert Rogers Giannini
Giannini Law Office PC
260 Constitution Blvd
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 24 years, Robert Rogers Giannini is a Bankruptcy and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Georgia State University... read more >

Teresa Lynn Doepke

Teresa Lynn Doepke
The Doepke Law Firm LLC
4115 Tate St NE
Covington, GA 30014
Licensed for 25 years, Teresa Lynn Doepke is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Georgia... read more >

Kathrine Mary Armstrong

Kathrine Mary Armstrong
Crawford & Boyle LLC
115 Stone Mountain St
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 13 years, Kathrine Mary Armstrong is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Atlanta's John Marshall Law School... read more >

Samuel Marcus Barth

Samuel Marcus Barth
Foster Hanks & Ballard LLC
PO Box 710
Monroe, GA 30655
Licensed for 14 years, Samuel Marcus Barth is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Michigan State University College of La... read more >

Erica K Dove

Erica K Dove
The Law Office of Erica K. Dove LLC
75 Langley Dr
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 22 years, Erica K Dove is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Howard University School of Law... read more >

Bridget Layng Scanlin

Bridget Layng Scanlin
The Scanlin Law Firm PC
195 W Pike St Ste 105
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 12 years, Bridget Layng Scanlin is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Atlanta's John Marshall Law School... read more >

Jarett Ross Sliz

Jarett Ross Sliz
Sliz Drake Estes & Bramblett Law Firm
PO Box 747
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 10 years, Jarett Ross Sliz is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Atlanta's John Marshall Law School... read more >

John Andrew Tomlinson

John Andrew Tomlinson
John E. Tomlinson PC
3905 Harrison Rd SW STE 100
Loganville, GA 30052
Licensed for 13 years, John Andrew Tomlinson is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Atlanta's John Marshall Law School... read more >

Randall Scott Estes

Randall Scott Estes
9 Lumpkin St Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 33 years, Randall Scott Estes is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Georgia State University... read more >

Lyle Kilvington Porter

Lyle Kilvington Porter
368 S Perry St
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 33 years, Lyle Kilvington Porter is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended John Marshall Law School Atlanta... read more >

Andrei Andreevich Boyarshinov

Andrei Andreevich Boyarshinov
Northeast Georgia Health System
743 Spring St NE
Gainesville, GA 30501
Licensed for 17 years, Andrei Andreevich Boyarshinov is a Appellate Law and Medical Malpractice lawyer who attended University of Florida L... read more >

Clinton Wallace Teston

Clinton Wallace Teston
Teston Law Firm PC
400 Brenau Ave NE
Gainesville, GA 30501
Licensed for 14 years, Clinton Wallace Teston is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Georgia... read more >

Giget C Johnson

Giget C Johnson
Law Offices of Giget C. Johnson, LLC
2008 Eastview Pkwy NE Ste 700
Conyers, GA 30013
Licensed for 22 years, Giget C Johnson is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Mercer University Walter F. George School o... read more >

Laura Michelle Mayfield

Laura Michelle Mayfield
The Law Offices of Laura M. Mayfield LLC
PO Box 1745
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 8 years, Laura Michelle Mayfield is a Immigration Law and Family Law lawyer who attended Georgia State University College of L... read more >

Anna Wilson Pearce

Anna Wilson Pearce
Law Office of Anna W. Pearce
75 Langley Dr
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 13 years, Anna Wilson Pearce is a Appellate Law and Family Law lawyer who attended Georgia State University College of Law... read more >

Jacqueline M Piland

Jacqueline M Piland
258 N Broad St
Winder, GA 30680
Licensed for 23 years, Jacqueline M Piland is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Georgia State University College of Law... read more >

Billy Irvan Daughtry Jr

Billy Irvan Daughtry Jr
PO Box 6267
Elberton, GA 30635
Licensed for 32 years, Billy Irvan Daughtry Jr is a Criminal Defense and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended Mercer University-W. George L.... read more >

Angela Denise Duncan

Angela Denise Duncan
75 Langley Dr
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 27 years, Angela Denise Duncan is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended John Marshall (Atlanta)... read more >

Theodore Grana Cassert

Theodore Grana Cassert
Fox Chandler Homans Hicks & McKinnon LLP
125 Maple St
Gainesville, GA 30501
Licensed for 17 years, Theodore Grana Cassert is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Atlanta's John Marshall Law School... read more >

Milon Jeremy Daniel Moore

Milon Jeremy Daniel Moore
Moore & Hicks P.C.
532 E Howell St
Hartwell, GA 30643
Licensed for 18 years, Milon Jeremy Daniel Moore is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Atlanta's John Marshall Law Schoo... read more >

Angelina Papanikolas Davis

Angelina Papanikolas Davis
Lewis & Murphy LLP
652 Barrow Park Dr
Winder, GA 30680
Licensed for 7 years, Angelina Papanikolas Davis is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Atlanta's John Marshall Law School... read more >

Michael Bruce Fulcher

Michael Bruce Fulcher
Michael Fulcher Law LLC
2151 Eatonton Rd E3
Madison, GA 30650
Licensed for 19 years, Michael Bruce Fulcher is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law... read more >

Andrew Arden Hothem

Andrew Arden Hothem
Law Offices of Andrew A. Hothem, P.C.
973 Enota Ave NW
Gainesville, GA 30501
Licensed for 24 years, Andrew Arden Hothem is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford University... read more >

Ronnie Neal Jones

Ronnie Neal Jones
The Law Offices of Ronnie N Jones
PO Box 369
Hartwell, GA 30643
Licensed for 16 years, Ronnie Neal Jones is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

Sean Patrick Kane

Sean Patrick Kane
The Law Office of Sean Kane, LLC
3220 Gravel Springs Rd
Buford, GA 30519
Licensed for 14 years, Sean Patrick Kane is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Georgia School of Law... read more >

Lawrence Lewis

Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis, PC
750 Longleaf Blvd Suite A
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 26 years, Lawrence Lewis is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cornell Law School... read more >

Graham Mckinnon IV

Graham Mckinnon IV
Fox Chandler Homans Hicks & McKinnon LLP
PO Box 2515 NW
Gainesville, GA 30501
Licensed for 35 years, Graham Mckinnon IV is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Georgia State University College of Law... read more >

Steven Brett Mizerak

Steven Brett Mizerak
Steven Brett Mizerak P.C.
307 E Church St
Monroe, GA 30655
Licensed for 27 years, Steven Brett Mizerak is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Georgia School of Law... read more >

Michael James Stinson

Michael James Stinson
M J Stinson Law
2700 Braselton Hwy
Dacula, GA 30019
Licensed for 21 years, Michael James Stinson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >

Mary Catherine Wise

Mary Catherine Wise
245 W Crogan St
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 18 years, Mary Catherine Wise is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Duquesne University School of Law... read more >

Dale A Wren

Dale A Wren
PO Box 573
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Licensed for 31 years, Dale A Wren is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Atlanta's John Marshall Law School... read more >

Jeffrey William Deloach

Jeffrey William Deloach
Epps Holloway DeLoach & Hoipkemier LLC
1220 Langford Drive Building 200 Suite 101
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Licensed for 21 years, Jeffrey William Deloach is a Personal Injury and Local Government Law lawyer who attended University of Georgia Scho... read more >

Nicki Noel Vaughan

Nicki Noel Vaughan
PO Box 390
Gainesville, GA 30503
Licensed for 30 years, Nicki Noel Vaughan is a Criminal Defense and Child Welfare Law lawyer who attended Georgia State University... read more >

William Charles Gottschalk

William Charles Gottschalk
William C Gottschalk LLC
2708 Pathview Dr
Dacula, GA 30019
Licensed for 24 years, William Charles Gottschalk is a Local Government Law and Personal Injury lawyer who attended John Marshall (Atlanta)... read more >

Barbara Ann Cole

Barbara Ann Cole
539 Green St NW
Gainesville, GA 30501
Licensed for 17 years, Barbara Ann Cole is a Bankruptcy and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended John Marshall (Atlanta)... read more >

William Russell Fricks

William Russell Fricks
William Fricks P.C.
6275 Lanier Islands Pkwy
Buford, GA 30518
Licensed for 15 years, William Russell Fricks is a Construction Law and Business Law lawyer who attended Atlanta's John Marshall Law School... read more >

Amanda Michelle Grantham

Amanda Michelle Grantham
461 Cook St
Royston, GA 30662
Licensed for 17 years, Amanda Michelle Grantham is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Pittsburgh School of Law... read more >

Michael R Jones

Michael R Jones
Loeb & Loeb LLP
PO Box 408
Loganville, GA 30052
Licensed for 20 years, Michael R Jones is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

GACDL advocates for the rights of the accused, adequate funding for the defense of the indigent, and a fair criminal justice system.


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