Courthouses are like hospitals—you usually don’t end up there because something good happened. If you were charged with a crime—be it a felony or a misdemeanor—you need an aggressive Marietta criminal defense lawyer on your side. With more than two decades of criminal law experience, much of it spent as a prosecutor, I have handled every variety of criminal litigation.
You don’t have to go to court alone, and the right lawyer on your side can mean the difference between a positive outcome where your freedoms are protected instead of a negative one that can have consequences for the rest of your life. When I was an attorney for the State, I had to make the sorts of decisions that can seriously impact the course of a person’s life. As your attorney, I will put that considerable experience to work for you to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future.
I focus my practice in all areas of criminal and DUI defense, drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the field. I have handled thousands of criminal cases, tried dozens of jury trials, and helped those in need in ways that are both traditional and outside the box.
In 1989 in Miami, Florida, a group of forward-thinking judges created the nation’s first Drug Treatment Court. Their approach was to focus on treatment and accountability rather than just supervision or incarceration. The approach worked so well that today there are thousands of Drug Courts operating all over the country, and that model has been applied to other “problem-solving” courts such as Mental Health Courts and Veterans Courts.
In Cobb County, I helped create and oversee the Drug Treatment Court, Mental Health Court, and Veterans Court programs, and for more than 10 years, I worked closely with judges, attorneys, and treatment providers to find creative, non-traditional solutions for people charged with crimes because of those issues—solutions that do not involve jail or prison. I have had training on topics such as drug screening, psychological issues, medication, and treatment methods that few other attorneys can match.
For me, “Excellence in Defense” is more than just a motto—it is the guiding principle behind every case I handle.