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David Shepherd West

David Shepherd West

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Appeals

About Me

Married 18 years to his lovely wife, Janie, Mr. West has three children and resides in Cobb County, Georgia.  Mr. West is active in local politics and the arts and has previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Ballet. 

Mr. West has been a resident of Cobb County since 1980; however, his mother's family are original settlers of West Cobb once owning a vast property in the Lost Mountain area.  His relatives helped establish Midway Church on Dallas Highway and his family has deep roots to Cobb County dating back to the early 1800's.

Mr. West enjoys watching the Atlanta Falcons, movies, fine wines, cruising and travel, reading and spending time at the gun range. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
    22 years
  2. Appeals: 10%
    22 years



Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Lawrence Mark Korn

    David West is one of those dedicated, hard-working talented lawyers that comes along once in a great while. If I were in trouble, he's the guy I'd call.


    Lawrence Korn Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kimberly Keheley Frye

    Attorney David West works tirelessly on behalf of his clients to get the best result possible. He will travel across the state or country to assist a client. His dedication and use of inventive legal arguments bring great outcomes for his clients in all jurisdictions. David West is a true trial lawyer who fights for his clients and their rights. You are in very good hands when you hire David for your case.


    Kimberly Frye DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

David West & Associates

123 Church Street, Suite 220
Charmichael Building at Marietta Station
Marietta, GA, 30060-1948



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199408/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Businessman of the Year AwardN.R.C.C2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
VolunteerNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Clemency Project2014 - 2014
Managing PartnerDavid West & Associates2004 - Present
Senior AttorneyPlichta & Associates2003 - 2004
AssociateLaw Offices Of Bruce S. Harvey1994 - 2003
Associate1000 Lawyers for Justice1994 - 1994


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Georgia C.A.R.E. ProjectBoard of Advisors2015 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsLifetime Member2009 - Present
National Association For The Reform of Marijuana LawsCommittee Member2006 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Marietta Business AssociationMember2005 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersContributing Member1995 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLifetime Member1995 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Murphy v. StateReversed conviction
State v. Mario GriffinNot Guilty Verdict following jury trial
State v. Denzel DudleyNot Guilty Verdict following jury trial

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Publication NameTitleDate
Associated PressEx-volunteer firefighter indicted on arson charges2012
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionLawyer Wants Troopers Treated Like Dogs2009


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Berry CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Ties and Tie Dyes AtlantaMarijuana Legalization2013
Boy Scouts of America Troop 540Criminal Justice2011
Model United Nations National ConferenceWorld IssuesN/A