I did not intend to be a criminal defense lawyer, and it seems my classmates knew I was destined for this job even before I did.
The start of law school for me also marked the start a devastating economic downturn. While I originally wanted to focus on law in the technology sector, the only job I could find after my first year of law school was in the Griffin Circuit Public Defender's Office (where I would ultimately be employed upon passing the Bar). Within a few weeks of starting that internship I managed to get a client's case dismissed, and from then on I was hooked. I returned to law school and changed all my classes to focus on criminal defense, and began taking as many internship opportunities as I could get (including working at the Federal Defender's Office and the Narcotics Division of the Bibb County Public Defender's Office). Even in classes that applied to both civil and criminal I signed up for professors with backgrounds in criminal practice.
I have dedicated my practice to helping stand with people accused of crimes. I am, perhaps even to a fault, heavily invested in my clients and their needs. I lose sleep worrying about cases, and many of my personal "vacations" are criminal defense seminars. Criminal defense is my life, and my love, and I consider it an honor to be chosen by people to protect them when the Sovereign comes to take their freedom.
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FEARLESS! That is the best word to describe Adam. Adam and I have known each other for sometime now, but I had the privilege of attending a 2-week seminar with Adam last summer. I was impressed all over again at how fearless and innovative he is. If you are looking for an attorney who is not afraid of a fight, Adam is your man.
Josh Thacker Criminal Defense Attorney
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2010||01/14/2016|
|Partner, Owner||Younker & Oliverio, P.C.||2013 - Present|
|Associate||Ricky W. Morris, Jr. P.C.||2012 - 2013|
|Assistant Public Defender||Georgia Public Defender Standards Council||2010 - 2012|
|Practicing Legal Intern||Georgia Public Defender Standards Council||2009 - 2010|
|Legal Intern||Georgia Public Defender Standards Council||2009 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Technology Committee||Chairman||2015 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of West Georgia||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|