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J. Guy Sharpe Jr.

J. Guy Sharpe Jr.

also known as Guy Sharpe

About me

Started practicing law in 1979 handling civil and criminal cases.  Now specialize helping clients charged with DUI, illegal drugs, aggravated assaults,  terroristic threats, domestic violence, shoplifting, theft, and robbery.  Have always had a deep interest in government, and politics, helping judges and prosecutors get reelected. Have obtained excellent results for clients in personal injury cases involving death, catastrophic injuries, brain damage and tractor trailer wreck cases. I am dedicated to getting the best results for all clients and have an excellent relationship with prosecutors, judges and police officers. I  have obtained not guilty verdicts and a reduction of charges for my clients on numerous occasions by pointing out the weakness of the State's case to the prosecutors.


In 1988 and 1989, I organized and conducted two People's Law Schools at Southern Poly State University, on behalf of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association as a Vice President.  Recruited judges and lawyers to conduct classes of interest to the lay public.  The first class had 250 members and received recognition for its success from the legal community.  All Superior and State Court Judges appeared at the first class to be recognized for their contributions to the community for their service.


Have been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Marietta 36 years and received the Award of Merit for my service.


Served 3 years in the US Army, honorably discharged as a Sergeant E-5.  Used the GI Bill to become a Commercial Pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. 


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    36 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
    36 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    36 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Dale Hyden

    I endorse this lawyer. Guy is one of the finest lawyers one could ever hope to have representing them. He is aggressive, knowledgeable, honest, and forthright. He is highly respected by the court and by the professional community. Guy is sim0ply one of the best.


    Robert Hyden Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael David Birchmore

    Although I have not yet had the pleasure of working with Mr. Sharpe, the answers he provides on Avvo clearly mark him as a knowledgeable and skilled attorney. I am happy to endorse him.


    Michael Birchmore DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

244 Roswell Street
Suite 1000
Marietta, GA, 30060


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197911/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top100 Trial LawersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Legion of HonorKiwanis Club of Marietta, Ga.2009
DUI Field Sobriety Test AdministrationNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration2004
Certificate of AppreciationNational Organization Black Legal Executives2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerGuy Sharpe, Attorney at Law1979 - Present
Special Assistant Attorney GeneralState of Georgia1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Innocence Project of GeorgiaFounding Member2009 - Present
244 Roswell Street Condominium AssociationPresident2003 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1986 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationPast Vice President1980 - 1993
United States District Court 11th CircuitMember1979 - Present
United States Supreme CourtMember1979 - Present
Georgia Supreme CourtMember1979 - Present
Georgia Court of AppealsMember1979 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationLife Member1979 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1979 - Present
Kiwanis Club of MariettaMember1979 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nawrocki v. StateNot guilty of DUI less safe. DUI per se conviction reversed on appeal.
State v. AnonymousMurder charge dismissed.
State v AnonymousChild molestation charge dismissed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cobb County People's Law SchoolCourse teacher automobile accidents1989
Cobb County People's Law SchoolCourse teacher automobile accidents1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationDUI Field Sobriety TestsN/A1994
National Institute of Trial AdvocacyGraduateN/A1982
Woodrow Wilson College of LawLawN/A1979
Georgia State UniversityMarketingBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1976
Peachtree Flying SchoolFlyingN/A1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI Mock trial presentationDUI Mock trial seminar2003
Cobb County People's Law SchoolCourse teacher automobile accidents1989
Cobb County People's Law SchoolCourse teacher automobile accidents1988