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Andrew Brian Margolis

Andrew Brian Margolis

Practice areas:

Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Domestic Violence, Family

About Me

Originally from Smithtown, New York, Mr. Margolis graduated from Smithtown High School in 1993 and attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he graduated Cum Laude, receiving a B.A. in Politics and Legal Studies in 1997.  While still in college, Mr. Margolis was part of a legal team that successfully sued the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and forced it to provide better access for people with disabilities.


 


In June, 1998, Mr. Margolis moved to Atlanta to attend the Emory University School of Law, where he was immediately drawn to the practice of criminal law.  Soon after completion of his first year of law school he began assisting attorneys in the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office in representing clients who could not afford to hire their own attorneys.  That first summer, Mr. Margolis participated in a murder / armed robbery trial.  The client was found not guilty.  Later on, while still in law school, Mr. Margolis began working as a prosecutor for the City of Atlanta, conducting preliminary hearings and trials of city ordinance violations. 


 


Andrew Margolis graduated from Emory Law School in 2001 and immediately began serving as an Assistant District Attorney.  Mr. Margolis was responsible for prosecuting all types of cases from minor traffic violations to major felonies, including homicides.  Mr. Margolis has successfully tried cases involving most major violent felonies, including murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and sex crimes.  He has tried cases involving burglary, theft and forgery.  As part of the D.A.’s Office, Mr. Margolis also had the opportunity to develop a particular specialization in the area of domestic violence while serving as a domestic violence prosecutor.  Andrew Margolis has also handled a wide variety of drug-related crimes ranging from simple possession of various substances to drug trafficking and served as lead drug court prosecutor while with the District Attorney’s Office.


 


In 2004 Mr. Margolis entered private practice.  Building on skills and relationships gained as a prosecutor, he has continuously and aggressively protected the individual rights of his clients charged with criminal offenses in the superior, state, magistrate and municipal courts of Georgia.  Andrew B. Margolis currently represents clients charged with major and minor felonies, misdemeanors, domestic violence offenses, DUI, minor traffic offenses and other crimes in both Georgia and New York.  Andrew Margolis has further honed his particular skill in domestic violence situations and represents clients who both need help getting out of an abusive situation or who may be falsely accused of domestic violence or stalking. 


 


Since family violence cases also may involve issues of divorce, child custody, visitation and child support, Mr. Margolis also represents clients across the state in divorces, legitimations, and other actions involving child custody and  child support cases.


 


Andrew B. Margolis enjoys a reputation as a hard-hitting professional with a formidable knowledge of the law.  Let Andrew Margolis and the Margolis Legal Group, P.C. use those skills and reputation to help you with your situation.


 


EDUCATION


 


Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia (J.D., 2001)


Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts  (B.A., Cum Laude, 1997)


Smithtown High School, Smithtown, New York (1993)


 


ADMISSIONS:


 


State of Georgia:                                                                                   2001


Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia:                                        2002


Supreme Court of the State of Georgia:                                            2002


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia:                2010


U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia:                   2010  


State of New York:                                                                               2010


U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York:            2011

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Languages Spoken: English, French, Korean

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Family: 20%
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
  5. Criminal Law: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • David Shepherd West

    Andrew Margolis is a dedicated and selfless defender of rights and a true champion of justice. I have no hesitation endorsing him as a qualified and respected criminal defense lawyer.

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    David West Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Taff R. Wren

    I literally witnessed Mr. Margolis' legal brilliance when, just after being sworn into the GA Bar, I observed a Motions Hearing of his in Gwinnett County State Court. I certainly endorse this lawyer.

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    Taff Wren DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

The Margolis Legal Group, P.C.

1800 Peachtree Street
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA, 30309-2504

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 201003/13/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200108/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
JudgeFulton County Magistrate Court2012 - Present
Founder / OwnerThe Margolis Legal Group, P.C.2010 - Present
AssociateConaway and Strickler, P.C.2006 - 2010
Founder / OwnerAndrew B. Margolis, P.C.2004 - 2006
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office, Conasauga Judicial Circuit2001 - 2004
InternHenry County Office of the Solicitor-General2001 - 2001
InternOffice of the City Solicitor (Atlanta)2000 - 2000
InternFulton County Public Defender's Office1999 - 1999
Legal AssistantMcDermott Will & Emery, L.L.P1997 - 1998
InternThe Disability Law Center1996 - 1996

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Gwinnett County Bar Associationmember2010 - Present
New York State Bar Associationmember2010 - Present
New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember2010 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Brandeis UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1997