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Dane Michael Garland

Dane Michael Garland

also known as Dane Garland, Dane M. Garland

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Violent Crime, Sex Crime, Appeals

About Me



I practice criminal law in Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. I am married to Dr. Shannon Matulis, a Research Associate at Emory University, and we have two wonderful children, Abigail Marie, 6 and Noah Lennon, 3. I enjoy running, especially marathons, reading, and spending time with my family. I am a HUGE University of Tennessee fan and also follow the Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Blackhawks, and Liverpool F.C.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Violent Crime: 20%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Appeals: 5%
  5. Sex Crime: 5%



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

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    Dane is an excellent lawyer. He is skilled and knowledgeable in both state and federal criminal defense. He is respected by his peers, colleagues, opposing counsel and judges. He gets good results for his clients.


    William Thomas Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert Thomas Duffee

    Dane is a very capable and professional attorney who cares about his clients. He has a lot of experience in Criminal Defense and is an excellent advocate. He is the current president of the Carroll County Bar Association and I am happy to endorse Dane.


    Robert Duffee Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Swindle Law Group P.C.

310 Tanner St
Carrollton, GA, 30117-3208



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200908/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Dean's ListSt. Thomas University2009
Dean's ListSt. Thomas University2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneySwindle Law Group P.C.2014 - Present
Public DefenderOffice Of The Public Defender2013 - 2014
InternFederal Defender Program2013 - 2013
Administrative Law JudgeGeorgia Department Of Labor2009 - 2012
InternMiami Dade Legal Aid Society2007 - 2007
RunnerEgerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis2005 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Carroll County Bar AssociationPresident2015 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Peachtree Society: Metro Atlanta's Rising LeadersMember2015 - Present
Georgia Court of AppealsAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. DorseyAcquittal
State v. DavisIndictments Dismissed
State v. HartmanProbation

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Publication NameTitleDate
Times GeorgianBenefits of DUI Courts2015
Times GeorgianSealing Juvenile Records in Georgia2015
Times GeorgianVideo Conferencing would Benefit Tax Payers2015
Times GeorgianWhy We Do Not Need Mandatory Minimum Sentencing2015
Times GeorgianBonds in Criminal Cases2015
The Mercer Law Free PressA Day in the Life of an LLM Sutdent2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer UniversityN/AMaster of Laws (LL.M.)2013
St. Thomas UniversityN/ADoctor of Law (J.D.)2009
University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleN/ABachelor of Arts (B.A.)2005

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
UWG Greek LifeDUI's and Drug Convictions: How to Avoid Them2015
Walter F. George School of LawGenocide2013
Walter F. George School of LawConflicts of Interest2013