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Brian Chiles Tevis

Brian Chiles Tevis

also known as Brian Tevis

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Divorce & Separation

About Me

Brian graduated from the University of Georgia and later obtained his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University's School of Law.  Upon returning to Georgia he began working for the Public Defender's Office in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit defending clients charged with serious crimes at the felony level.  During his time as a Public Defender, Brian represented more than a thousand clients who were charged with felonies ranging from theft and drug charges all the way up to armed robbery, rape, and murder.


 


After leaving the PD's office for private practice in 2010, Brian handled all of the criminal defense cases with his law firm in addition to expanding into family law/divorce, contracts cases, general litigation, and personal injury.  Having practiced in countless jurisdictions across the state of Georgia, Brian gained invaluable experience and knowledge of various court personnel and procedures as well as getting to know a lot of the prosecutors along the way.


 


Brian returned to his home in Atlanta in 2012 and started his own practice.  His primary focus is still criminal defense with some personal injury, but he still takes clients on a case by case basis in family law/divorce/child support, contract disputes, and general litigation.


 


When he's not busy fighting for his clients and ensuring they get the best possible representation under the law, He enjoys tailgating at Georgia games, watching SEC games, brewing beer, traveling, hiking/camping, brushing up on the latest changes in the law, and reading a lot of books.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    8 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Divorce & Separation: 10%
    5 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33%), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Matthew Vernon Silva

    I have known Mr. Tevis for nearly a decade. During this time, I have seen him outwit, outmatch, outperform, and generally dominate his adversaries. Mr. Tevis has a passion for the law and represents his clients with zeal. He is a man of integrity and outstanding character. Most importantly, however, he has an uncanny ability to sway judges and juries. I have endorsed Mr. Tevis in the practice of Criminal Law. However, I endorse Mr. Tevis in each field he currently practices, as well as any new field he wished to embark upon. As I have inferred, Mr. Tevis possesses a unique passion for the law that elevates him where others falter. I am fully confident and entirely satisfied that Mr. Tevis has the ability to enter new fields of law with the finesse of a seasoned practitioner.

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    Matthew Silva Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

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    I worked with Mr. Tevis for three years. I watched him try cases, argue motions, and fight for his clients. He is creative, persistant, and effective in his approach, and I never saw one client who was unhappy with his representation. He is a talented litigator and a fantastic criminal defense attorney.

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    Suzanne Pomey
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

The Tevis Law Firm, LLC.

100 Peachtree Street N.W.
Equitable Building Suite 2095
Atlanta, GA, 30303

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200808/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top ContributorAvvo2012
Excellence for the Future - Trial PracticeCALI2007
“Most Outstanding Advocate”North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Award2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerTevis Law Firm, LLC.2012 - Present
PartnerDuke and Tevis, LLC.2010 - 2012
AttorneyOffice of the Public Defender Atlanta Judicial Circuit2008 - 2010
Clinic StudentU.S. Attorney's Office2007 - 2007
InternOffice of the District Attorney2006 - 2006
MIS Computer Systems SupervisorScientific Games International2002 - 2004

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Criminal Law CommitteeMember2012 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State vs. T.C.Statements suppressed. Kidnapping reduced and sentenced to First Offender Probation.
State of Georgia vs. W.H.Dismissed on all counts
State of Georgia vs. D.M.Dismissed (Nolle Prosequi)

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Tevis Law Firm - BlogSpeedy Trial2014
Tevis Law Firm - Blog90 Day Rule - Indict or Release2014
Tevis Law Firm - BlogLeft Lane Drivers2014
Tevis Law Firm - BlogFacebook "Evidence"2014
Tevis Law Firm - BlogShould You Consent to A Police Search?2013
Wake Forest University School of Law Moot Court Problem Book Volume XXIV"United States v. Cash" - Whether prosecution under the International Terrorist Fundraising Prohibition of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 requires specific intent and whether the statute is unconstitutionally vague.2006

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDUI BOOT CAMP 2014Completion2014
Georgia Association of Criminal Defese LawyersAnatomy of a CaseUnknown2014
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDefense of the Child Molestation Case in GeorgiaUnknown2013
Nuts & Bolts of Family LawN/ACLE2012
DUI Boot CampN/ACertificate of Completion2011
Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy ProgramN/ACertificate of Completion2010
Wake Forest UniversityLawJuris Doctor2007
University of GeorgiaManagement Information SystemsBachelor's of Business Administration2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Criminal Justice CourseUsing Motions to Win Your Case2012
State of Georgia vs. T.C.Motion to Suppress Illegal Confession2011