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I strive to provide more of a human element to the  legal profession than many attorneys. I give every client my cell phone number and provide a level of acessibility and empathy in your legal situation that you will not be charged for. When the situation calls for it, I fight for my clients as if they are members of my own family. Sometimes, I have to make my clients understand that the situation may require an approach that calls for comprimise and negotiation. The circumstances and governing law control every unique situation, and no two stories are exactly alike. Whether you need a fighter or a peace maker, I can balance both roles.


I also believe that legal services should be attainable for everyone. It is an investment, but too often attorneys quote fees that would make wealthy individuals cringe. I strive to work with people within their budget to achieve a result that will improve their lives.


My background includes four years as a United States Marine, six years as an Atlanta Police Officer, and I am currently a criminal defense attorney and the mother of 4 energetic children.



Languages spoken: Portuguese, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    6 years, 184 cases
  2. Family: 30%
    6 years, 25 cases
  3. Immigration: 10%
    4 years, 3 cases
  4. Employment: 10%
    6 years, 30 cases



Hourly ($75-150/hour), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jennifer Marie Spear

    This is an amazingly passionate and zealous advocate for her clients. I can't think of anyone who brings a bigger heart to her cases and stands strong against any Goliath of a court room. She is the first criminal defense attorney I call to refer or discuss criminal cases. She is truly one of the best.


    Jennifer Spear Family Attorney
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  • Eric A. von Hacke

    Attorney Briley has my endorsement as a tenacious advocate who strives to give the best representation to each of her clients.


    Eric von Hacke Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Firm of Shannon Briley-Holmes and Associates

1100 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA, 30309


GAActive Member in Good Standing 201010/26/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateDeming, Parker, Hoffman, Campbell and Daly2012 - Present
Public DefenderEnotah Judicial Circuit2012 - 2012
AttorneyPrivate Law Practice2010 - 2011
Officer/ Policy writer for Deputy ChiefCity of Atlanta Police Department2004 - 2011
CorporalUnited States Marine Corps1998 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Motion to SuppressSuppression granted, case dismissed
Burglary trialPrevailed on a Motion for Mistrial. Charges later dropped
Fulton County 13-SC-116549Not Guilty on all counts
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, AtlantaJuris DoctorN/A2010
Hebrew University of JerusalemInter-Religious Conflict MediationCertificate2009
Atlanta Police AcademyAdvanced Criminal ProceduresCourse2006
Campbell UniversityHistoryBachelor of Science2005
City of Atlanta Police AcademyN/APolice Officer Certification2005