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About me

I am a full time lawyer, a part time judge and have a beautiful 22 year old daughter and a brand new grandson. My husband and I love to run, play tennis, do yoga and relax with our dogs, a Border Collie mix and a Lab mix.  I volunteer on the board of "www.MostlyMutts.org" an animal rescue organization.


 

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Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Appeals: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Federal Crime: 15%
  5. White Collar Crime: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

34 total 

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  • Kenneth Sylvan Levine

    Abbi Taylor is highly talented in a sub-specialty of criminal law known as "post conviction relief." She has achieved fantastic results for many clients of our firm that have enabled our clients to maintain their immigration status. I would say that Abbi is considered by the Atlanta immigration bar to be one of the most highly sought after attorneys in the area of post conviction relief. I endorse her without any hesitation.

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    Kenneth Levine Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Layli Eskandari Deal

    I highly endorse Abbi Taylor. Abbi is my go-to attorney for criminal matters and over the years I have referred many clients to her. She treats each person with honesty and respect. I trust her expertise and advice.

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    Layli Deal Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Firm of Abbi S. Taylor

755 Commerce Drive Suite 500

Decatur, GA, 30030-2618

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VIAuthorized to practice law200507/10/2014
FLMember in Good Standing199101/11/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199106/04/2008
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer2010
SuperlawyerSuper Lawyers2009
SuperlawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Mediator/ArbitratorDispute Resolution Center (Dekalb)2003 - Present
Sole PractitionerLaw Firm of Abbi S. Taylor2001 - Present
N/AJudge with Dekalb County Magistrate Court1997 - Present
Adjunct Professor teaching Civil and Criminal LitigationGeorgia State School of Law1998 - 2008
PartnerPeters, Roberts, Borsuk and Taylor-Guest1995 - 2001
N/ADekalb County Public Defender1992 - 1995
AssociateFain, Major and Wiley1991 - 1992
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virgin Islands Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMember2000 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Georgia Association for Women LawyersMember2000 - Present
National Association of Women JudgesMember1997 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersHonorary Member, past vice president1991 - Present
DeKalb Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Florida BarMember1991 - Present
Georgia Bar FoundationMember1991 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rollins v. StateUnanimous Supreme Court Decision for Petitioner
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Defending Allegations of Crimes against ChildrenContributor to entire publication (1996-2002)N/A
Mercer Law ReviewWebster v. Reproductive Health Services: What remains of the right to choose?N/A
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Newsletter - The Defender"Abbi's Criminal Site-a-tions" Monthly column on criminal defense, computers and the internet (1998-99)N/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
New College of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2014
ICJE Magistrate RecertificationsJudge Education Seminars on Various topics2012
Magistrate Judge RecertificationSearch Warrants2008
Ga Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)Spin to Win2008
Criminal Convictions and Immigration Consequencesriminal Convictions and Immigration Consequences2008
Ga Assn Women Lawyers PanelEffects of criminal cases on Immigration status2007
Magistrate Judges TrainingContempt2006
Municipal Court Judges' TrainingProbation Revocations2005
GAWL SeminarInvestigating a case2005
Magistrate Judge TrainingDomestic Violence2004
Defense of Drinking Drivers SeminarDUI Defense2004
Magistrate Judge SeminarSearch Warrants2003
Defending Traffic LawDefending traffic tickets2003
Motions Practice SeminarWinning Motions to Suppress2002
DUI Trial PracticeDefending Administrative suspensions2002
Motions Practice SeminarCase Law update on Motions to Suppress2001
Drug Defense SeminarSuppressing Evidence2001
Criminal Case Analysis and InvestigationInvestigating the criminal case2001
Juvenile Justice SeminarDefending Children Charged as Adults1999
GACDL Fall SeminarCo-Chairperson1999
Defending a Rape CaseWinning Consent cases1999
Defending a Drug CaseCase Law Update1999
Defending a Drug CaseCase Law Update1998
Motions Practice SeminarDefending a Drug Case1997
Drug Defense SeminarMotions to Suppress1996
Bargain BasicsTrial Preparation1996
Georgia Indigent Defense SeminarCase Law Update1995
GACDL Fall SeminarDefending Allegations of Child Molestation1995
Drug Defense SeminarMotions to Suppress1995
Bargain BasicsMotions and Trial Preparation1995