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Peter Mandeville Zeliff

About me

At Zeliff Watson, LLC, we are dedicated to Criminal Defense.  Both Mr. Watson and myself focus on providing the best defense for our clients who find themselves facing criminal charges.  Our passion and dedication is to protect and defend individuals facing arrest or who already been arrested.  For these reasons, I do not handle civil lawsuits, auto injury claims or family law/divorce matters.  As a lifetime Georgian, raised in the Atlanta area, I am happy to serve those in need in Forsyth County and surrounding areas.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    17 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    17 years, 5 thousand cases



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

36 total 

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  • Leslie Miller Sammis

    I worked with Peter Zeliff for several years when I was at Head, Thomas, Webb and Willis. Peter is an excellent trial attorney. I've seen him handle difficult cases and obtain great results for his clients. He is confident in the courtroom and in front of a jury. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a criminal defense attorney in Georgia.


    Leslie Sammis DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • George Chadwell Creal Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Peter is a excellent DUI Lawyer. I have observed him in the courtroom and he is knowledgeable, highly qualified and has nerves of steel. There are alot of lawyers who call themselves "DUI Lawyers, " only a handful of lawyers have the metal to take cases to jury trial. Peter actually takes cases to the jury. Always cool under fire, he is no pretender. Peter gets the Real Deal George Creal seal of approval.


    George Creal DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Peter M. Zeliff, LLC

Corporate Square
351-A Dahlonega Street
Cumming, GA, 30040


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199811/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyes2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Certificate of CompletionNational College for DUI Defense2002
Best Overall AdvocateGeorgia State University College of Law Moot Court Board1997
Best OralistGeorgia State University College of Law Moot Court Board1997
Best OralistThomas Tang Moot Court Southern Regional1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateHead Thomas Webb & Willis Llc2002 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Forsyth County Defense BarPresident2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneysmember2009 - Present
Forsyth County Bar Associationmember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of GeorgiaMember2003 - Present
Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD)member2002 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1998 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rhodes vs. The State, 276 Ga. App. 692 (2005)Affirmed
Wax vs. The StateAffirmed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Georgia, AthensN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI Boot CampChoosing Between Bench Trial vs. Jury Trials and DUI Trial Preparation2007
GACDL Spring SeminarEthics2006
Georgia Indigent Defense Council'sDUI Bootcamp2002