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About Me

Saraliene is a criminal defense lawyer who will fight hard to help you win your case.  She has extensive experience in both trial and appellate work in state and federal court.  Call today for a free consultation.


Practice Areas


  1. Appeals: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Rachel Lynn Shelstad

    I had the honor and privilege to work with Saraliene Smith Durrett for approximately four years at Chesnoff & Schonfeld. Saraliene is incredibly motivated, intelligent, hard-working, diligent, patient, and dependable. Saraliene exhibits an enthusiasm, commitment, and perseverance far superior to the average lawyer. Saraliene's writing abilities are nothing short of a scholar, and her winning arguments are a true testament to her devotion to her clients, and commitment as an officer of the Court. Saraliene strives to do the best in her endeavors, and she is diligent researcher. Saraliene demonstrates model integrity and manifests professionalism in all legal matters. I personally endorse Saraliene Smith Durrett as an advocate and counselor of law.


    Rachel Shelstad Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Elizabeth Vila Rogan

    Saraliene Durrett is one of the most competent and effective lawyers In Atlanta. She is thorough, learned and sensitive to her clients, bringing a mixture of legal prowess and compassion to every case she handles. I recommend her most highly!


    Elizabeth Rogan Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Saraliene Smith Durrett, LLC

1800 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA, 30309


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201309/08/2015
NVAttorney Inactive200908/10/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service AwardUniversity of Kansas School of Law2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneySaraliene Smith Durrett, LLC2013 - Present
AttorneyChesnoff & Schonfeld2009 - 2013
Law ClerkUnited States Federal District Court - Nevada2008 - 2009
Law ClerkKansas Court Of Appeals2007 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Atlanta Bar AssociationN/AN/A
The Lawyers Club of AtlantaN/AN/A
Cobb County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
State Bar of Georgia - Criminal Law SectionN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Gates v. StatePending opinion from the court
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Publication NameTitleDate
Kansas Journal of Law and Public PolicyIt Can Happen in an Instant: Rethinking Pattern Instructions for Kansas on Premeditated Murder2007
Kansas Bar Association Criminal Law HandbookChapter Nine: Proceedings Before Trial2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Grinnell CollegeEnglishBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A