John William Rife

John William Rife

Criminal Defense Attorney

Cumming, GA





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About Me

I have practiced criminal law in two states for over 20 years. I have tried all types of cases from parking tickets to capital murder to multi million dollar divorce cases. I was a chief deputy prosecutor, am a special judge and a certified law enforcement instructor. The protection of the rights of the accused and the rights of people suffering through a divorce is my only business.

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Cash, Check, Credit Card


Fixed (Sometimes)

Client Reviews

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best lawyer: charges possession of marijuana less than oz then two yr. later DUI Charge

Posted by: MichelleH. 7 months ago.

The best lawyer, hands down. John helped us in 2 diffrent charges in Forsyth co. And i wouldn't hire anyone else to represent my family or I. I...

John Rife is the best

Posted by: Sandra over 1 year ago.

When my high school age son was arrested and charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana -- with intent to distribute -- in Forsyth County,...
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M. Todd Miller
M. Miller

Jefferson City, MO

9 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse this lawyer.
Scott Patrick Semrau
Scott Semrau

Marietta, GA

10 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I have known John for many years as an ethical and hardworking lawyer. He was a tough prosecutor and now he is a tough defense lawyer.
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1992 License Status: Authorized to practice for the state of Arkansas.
Last updated by Avvo: 07/13/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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1994 – 1998

15th Judicial District


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1991 JD - Juris Doctor in Law

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center


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1998 Arkansas Best Trial Lawyers

Arkansas Times


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2003- present Member

Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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