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.
Licensed since 2008
Contingent (33%), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (120 minutes)
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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.
Matthew Silva Criminal Defense Attorney
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.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2008||08/22/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Excellence for the Future - Trial Practice||CALI||2007|
|“Most Outstanding Advocate”||North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Award||2007|
|Owner||Tevis Law Firm, LLC.||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Duke and Tevis, LLC.||2010 - 2012|
|Attorney||Office of the Public Defender Atlanta Judicial Circuit||2008 - 2010|
|Clinic Student||U.S. Attorney's Office||2007 - 2007|
|Intern||Office of the District Attorney||2006 - 2006|
|MIS Computer Systems Supervisor||Scientific Games International||2002 - 2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Criminal Law Committee||Member||2012 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division||Member||2008 - Present|
|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)|
|Tevis Law Firm - Blog||Speedy Trial||2014|
|Tevis Law Firm - Blog||90 Day Rule - Indict or Release||2014|
|Tevis Law Firm - Blog||Left Lane Drivers||2014|
|Tevis Law Firm - Blog||Facebook "Evidence"||2014|
|Tevis Law Firm - Blog||Should 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|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||DUI BOOT CAMP 2014||Completion||2014|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defese Lawyers||Anatomy of a Case||Unknown||2014|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Defense of the Child Molestation Case in Georgia||Unknown||2013|
|Nuts & Bolts of Family Law||N/A||CLE||2012|
|DUI Boot Camp||N/A||Certificate of Completion||2011|
|Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program||N/A||Certificate of Completion||2010|
|Wake Forest University||Law||Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Georgia||Management Information Systems||Bachelor's of Business Administration||2002|