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Douglas N. Peters

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Criminal Defense

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    41 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

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Contact Info

Peters Rubin & Sheffield PA

2786 N Decatur Rd Ste 245
Decatur, GA, 30033-5983

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 197407/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Ten Leaders AwardCriminal Defense Law2014
G. Terry Jackson Friend of the Constitution National AwardGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2013
Georgia Lawyer of the Year, Non-White-Collar Criminal DefenseThe Atlanta Journal Constitution2013
ListedGeorgia Super Lawyers2013
ListedGeorgia Super Lawyers2012
ListedGeorgia Super Lawyers2011
ListedGeorgia Super Lawyers2010
ListedGeorgia Super Lawyers2009
Rees Smith Achievement for Excellence AwardGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2009
ListedGeorgia Super Lawyers2008
ListedGeorgia Super Lawyers2007
ListedGeorgia Super Lawyers2006
ListedGeorgia Super Lawyers2005
ListedGeorgia Super Lawyers2004
Legal Elite AwardGeorgia Trend MagazineN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
JudgeMunicipal Court of Lithonia1977 - 1992
Assistant District AttorneyClayton Judicial Circuit1974 - 1976

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American College of Trial LawyersN/A2009 - Present
Super Lawyer in GeorgiaN/A2004 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaChairman, Fee Arbitration Committee1997 - 1997
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident, Chairman1995 - 1995
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1994 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersExecutive Vice President1994 - 1994
National Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Distributed by Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersThe Defense of the Child Molestation Case in Georgia2013
Distributed by Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDefending False Allegations of Shaken Baby Syndrome2013
Distributed by Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersComputer Simulation in the Defense of Criminal Cases: The Law in Georgia1999

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of GeorgiaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1971

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
GACDL Annual Seminar: The Defense of the Child Molestation Case in GeorgiaThe Defense of the Child Molestation Case in Georgia2013
California Public Defenders Association ConferenceThe Dynamics of Defending Sex Cases Involving Children2013
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual ConferenceSleepwalking, Brown-Outs and Prescription Sleep Aids: The Sexsomnia Case2012
Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers ConferenceTrial of the Child Molestation Case: The Final 60 Days2011
National Conference of National Child Abuse Defense and Resource CenterShaken Baby Syndrome: The Biomechanical Issues2010
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers ConferenceOn Trial: A War of Many Battles2010
Gary Christy Memorial Trial Skills ClinicMentor for Attendees2010
Criminal Defense SeminarPreparation and Presentation of of the Defendant's Testimony2010
Conference on Litigating Non-DNA Post-Conviction Innocence CasesThe Child Abuse Case: Post Conviction Preparation and Presentation of Expert Testimony2010
Indiana Public Defender Council ConferenceInvestigation, Discovery, Motions in Limine, and Similar Transactions in the Child Abuse Case2009
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers SeminarSo the Confession is Coming In, So What: Building a Defense When Your Client Has Admitted the Crime2009
Fulton County Public Defender WorkshopChild Abuse Cases: Current Case Law2009
Conference on Voir Dire In Criminal CasesJury Selection in the Child Victim Case2009