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D. Benjamin Sessions
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D. Benjamin Sessions

also known as Ben Sessions

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Ben Sessions is the owner of The Sessions Law Firm, LLC.  His practice is dedicated to the defense of clients charged with driving under the influence and related offenses.


 


Ben received his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.  At the University of Georgia, he was a recipient of the University of Georgia Law School Foundation Scholarship. As an undergraduate, Ben attended Georgia State University, where graduated summa cum laude and he received the James Madison Award. 


 


Ben is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and he is admitted to practice before all State and Superior Courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Federal Court for the Middle District of Georgia.  Ben is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL).  Mr. Sessions has been named a Contributing Attorney in the  State Bar of Georgia's Pro Bono Project.


 


Through meticulous case preparation, Ben frequently develops legal issues that result in the exclusion of evidence from the state's case.   However, in the event that your blood or breath test is not excluded from the case, Ben possesses the training and skill necessary to defend you. 


 


Recognizing the scientific knowledge and training which is required to challenge the state's evidence in the typical DUI case, Mr. Sessions has invested the time required to receive the best training available.  He has attended the Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar conducted by the National College for DUI Defense and he has attended National College for DUI Defense's annual seminar conducted at Harvard in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Sessions regularly receives training in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests from some of the nation's foremost authorities.  Mr. Sessions has attended GACDL's DUI Boot Camp, and he regularly attends the Georgia Trial Practice Update seminar.


 


Mr. Sessions possesses the technical training necessary to effectively defend your Georgia DUI case.  As the cases summarized on our  Recent Wins page demonstrate, Mr. Sessions has successfully defended DUI cases throughout Georgia.

If you face a Georgia DUI charge and you need an attorney who will defend your rights and knows how to contest a blood, breath, or urine test, contact Mr. Sessions today.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

53 total 

  • Richard T. Ryczek Jr.

    Simply stated, Ben is a great guy. He is perhaps one of the most likable lawyers in the state, and Ben remains consistent to his character in the courtroom. It is no wonder that Ben's arguments are accepted by judges and juries time and time again. He is one of the most sincere and credible lawyers I know. I am lucky to call him a friend, and I often refer clients to him.

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    Richard Ryczek DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joseph Mariner Gerstenzang

    Ben Sessions is a nationally recognized trial attorney. After observing Ben lecture at a Manhattan, NY conference for DUI defense I was immediately impressed with how knowledgable he clearly was. His vast trial experience was also evident. Since then I have taken every opportunity to seek Ben out for his advice on trial strategy and cross-examination tactics. It is clear that Ben is the guy to hire in Atlanta when you have a lot at stake. You could not be in better hands and I fully endorse him.

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    Joseph Gerstenzang DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Sessions Law Firm, LLC

1447 Peachtree Street Northeast
#530
Atlanta, GA, 30309

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200408/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SuperLawyerSuperLawyers Magazine2015
Board Certified DUI Defense SpecialistNational College for DUI Defense2014
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
DUI Court Advisory CommitteeAtlanta Municipal Court2011
DUI Lawyer of the YearGeorgia Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD)2011
Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
Greatest Trial Victory of the YearGeorgia Defense of Drinking Drivers2010
Georgia Super Lawyers - Rising StarAtlanta Magazine2010
NHTSA and IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing PractitionerLaPier & Associates2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Sessions Law Firm2014 - Present
PartnerMcIlhinney & Sessions, LLC2005 - 2014

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2010 - Present
Defense of Drinking Drivers - Georgia ChapterMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseMember2008 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Georgia v. A.P. - City of Columbus Municipal Court (Columbus, Georgia)DUI charge dismissed.
State v. J.M. – Athens/Clarke County Municipal Court (Athens, Georgia)DUI charge dismissed.
State of Georgia v. E.B. - Monroe County Probate Court (Forsyth, Georgia)DUI dismissed. Guilty plea to reckless driving.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Big Apple DWI Seminar - New York State Bar AssociationUsing Mouth Alcohol to Impeach the Test2013
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)Georgia DUI Case Law Update (co-authored)2010
National College for DUI DefenseDefending Blood Tests on a Low Budget2010
Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute (ICLE)Effective Cross-Examination Techniques for Trial (with Mike Hawkins)2010
Georgia Public Defenders DUI Seminar (NCDD and GPDSC)Effective Cross-Examination (co-authored)2010
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)"Georgia DUI Case Law Update Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute" (co-authored)2009
National College for DUI Defense - Summer Session"Cross-Examination: Teeing Up Your Shot and Making It Stick" (co-authored)2009

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AStuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DUI/DWI Seminar2009
National College for DUI DefenseMastering Scientific Evidence (New Orleans, LA)Certificate of Completion2009
National College for DUI DefenseMastering Scientific Evidence (Dallas, Texas)Certificate of Completion2008
University of GeorgiaLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Georgia State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NCDD Winter SessionMaximizing Mouth Alcohol as a Breath Test Defense2014
DUI Super SymposiumDefending the Under-21 DUI Breath Test2014
DUI Boot CampDefending the Breath Test Case Without An Expert2014
Defense of Driving Drivers InstituteDefending a Breath With or Without an Expert2014
Annual Public Defender DUI SeminarEffective Use of Motions2014
Big Apple DWI SeminarUsing Mouth Alcohol to Impeach the Test2013
Annual Public Defender DUI SeminarUsing Mouth Alcohol to Impeach the Test2013
3rd Annual DUI Super SymposiumTrying a Breath Test Case Without an Expert2013
Defense of Drinking Drivers InstituteDemystifying Breath Tests: How To Win Your Test Case2012
Impaired Driving 1-Day Seminar for Legal ProfessionalsDefending Under-21 DUI Breath Test Case: The "Gap" Case2011
Defense of Drinking Drivers InstituteYour Expert Witness "On a Budget": The Importance of Using an Expert2011
Georgia Public Defenders DUI SeminarEffective Cross-Examination in DUI Cases2010
Georgia Defense of Drinking DriversEffective Cross-Examination Techniques for Trial (with Mike Hawkins)2010
1st Annual DUI Super SymposiumEffective Use of Motions to Attack the Admissibility of State-Administered Tests2010