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Evan A. Watson

About Me

Evan Watson knows DUI defense in North Atlanta's Courts.  Whether your DUI arrest is in Alpharetta, Milton, John's Creek, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, or surrounding cities, Evan has been there and defended dozens of drivers in each of these courts.  Since Evan passed the bar in 2008, he has done nothing but appear in these courts on a daily basis, making the connections and achieving the results that will pay off in your defense. 

Evan is a DUI defense specialist.  Evan's annual training and speaking engagements help him to stay up to date on the latest in DUI defense, from courtroom presence to scientific evidence.  

No two cases are the same, so no two defenses should be.  Call Evan directly at (404) 642-6333 or email him at for a direct response. 


Education & Background:

Evan A. Watson is an graduate of Charleston (SC) School of Law.  While attending law school, he received the prestigious American Jurisprudence award and made the Dean’s List.  During law school, Evan worked in a variety of positions during summer clerkships, including acting as a law clerk for Atlanta-based Ginsberg Law Offices, handling documentation required for bankruptcy petitions and related financial paperwork.

Mr. Watson also worked for the City of Sandy Springs (Solicitor’s Office), plus worked as a researcher and draftsman on documents relating to trademark applications for a South Carolina biotech company.  Immediately before joining Head, Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC, Mr. Watson was a legal Intern handling traffic court cases for Riley, Lewis & McClendon, an Atlanta firm whose primary practice deals with representing various municipalities in overseeing and managing several Metro Atlanta municipal court prosecutors’ offices.

Prior to his entry into law school, Evan attended The Citadel in Charleston, SC, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  While attending The Citadel, he was named to the Commandant’s List (for Academic and Military Excellence), made the Dean’s List and was named as E Company Executive Officer.

Evan currently handles a range of criminal defense cases and will be happy to give you a consultation about your case, no matter how big or small. 

Past Annual Updates:


In 2013, Evan  won several tough trials including 2 DUI .08+ jury trial in Fulton County, a DUI refusal in Fulton County, and DUI refusal bench trial in Gwinnett County.  Evan has also been lead counsel in numerous felony cases including clients charged with drug possession, aggravated assault, and various theft crimes.  Evan's current caseload includes DUI cases, theft cases, vehicular homicide cases, assault cases and drug possession cases. 


2012 Update:

In 2012, Evan won all 6 DUI jury trials that he was lead counsel in.  Additionally, he won bench trials in front of area judges and obtained reduced or dismissed charges for clients.


2011 Update:

In July 2011, Evan Watson partnered with Lawyer Peter Zeliff to start Zeliff | Watson, a Cumming and North Atlanta criminal defense and DUI defense lawfirm.  Both attorneys have handled hundreds of cases and have experience in virtually every court in the North Georgia district. 


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Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    8 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    8 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

48 total 

  • William C. Head

    Evan worked for our firm for the first four years of his career. His background in a military training college (Citadel) helped prepare him for battle as a criminal defense attorney. A winning smile and a keen insight on people and personalities has help him succeed at getting excellent deals for most of his clients, since the prosecutors know that he is willing to fight when a reduction is not offered.


    William Head DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • D. Benjamin Sessions

    Evan is an exceptional DUI lawyer, and I recommend him without hesitation. In order to consistently deliver great results in DUI cases, your lawyer must have an excellent knowledge of the facts of your case and understand the technical and scientific aspects of DUI cases. Evan has committed himself to obtain the advanced training required to defend DUI cases, and he works tirelessly to understand the intricate details of his cases. If you choose Evan to represent you in your DUI case, you be assured that he will do everything possible to obtain the very best result possible for you.


    D. Sessions DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Zeliff | Watson Satellite

2002 Summit Blvd.
3rd Floor, Suite 3066
Atlanta, GA, 30319

Zeliff & Watson Attorneys at Law

351 Dahlonega St.
Cumming, GA, 30040



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200810/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of Completion- Spring SessionNational College for DUI Defense2011
Certificate of Completion- Summer SessionNational College for DUI Defense2009
Business OrganizationsAmerican Jurisprudence2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Panel AttorneyForsyth County2012 - Present
PartnerZeliff & Watson2011 - Present
Panel AttorneyThe City of Brookhaven2013 - 2015
Panel AttorneyThe City Of Sandy Springs2012 - 2015
Associate AttorneyHead Thomas Webb & Willis, LLC2008 - 2011
ClerkBLH Consultants2007 - 2008
Law ClerkThe City of Sandy Springs2007 - 2007
InternMotley Rice2004 - 2005
Law ClerkGinsberg Law Offices2004 - 2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Forsyth County Criminal Defense BarPresident2015 - Present
Forsyth County Criminal Defense BarVice President2014 - 2014
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - 2014
National College of DUI DefenseMember2008 - Present
Georgia Defense of Drinking DriversMember2008 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2008 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DUI, Electric Poll Accident Reduced to Reckless DrivingReduced to Reckless Driving after Negotiations
Hit & Run with Personal Injuries DismissedHit & Run dismissed
Aggressive Driving Dropped after Gun Brandashing AltercationAggressive Driving Dismissed- No Jail
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Publication NameTitleDate
DUI Training Super SymposiumOpening and Closing Statements2014
Teen Law ClinicKnowing the Law2013
Forsyth Co. Criminal Defense Bar2011-2012 Case Law Update2012
Articles and Insights on DUI and Criminal DefenseForsyth County Criminal Defense BlogN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Forensic Alcohol ConsultingN/AN/A2014
Dr. John VasiliadesN/AN/A2014
Forensic Alcohol ConsultingN/AN/A2013
Defense of Drinking Drivers Inst.N/AN/A2013
National College of DUI DefenseN/A3-Day Infared Breath Testing Course2010
Bill Daniels Trial Advocacy ProgramN/AN/A2010
NHTSAN/A24 hr. DUI Detection & FST Course2009
NHTSAN/A32 hr. DUI Detection & FST Instructor Course2009
The Charleston School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
The CitadelBusiness Admin.BS - Bachelor of Science2005
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
DUI/SFST Practitioner CourseTechniques for using FSTs in Trial2015
DUI UpdateDUI Q&A Panel2015
DUI/SFST Practitioner CourseTrial Techniques2014
DUI Training Super SymposiumOpening and Closing Statements2014
Brookhaven FestivalDUI & Field Sobriety Tests2014
Teen Law ClinicKnowing the Law2013
Defensive DrivingDefensive Driving2013
SFST Practitioner CourseDUI Detection & Deterrence2012
Lawyer In the RoundLawyer In the Round2012
Bill Daniels Trial AdvocacyGroup Openings, Closings, Directs, Cross Exam.2010
SFST Instructor TrainingPresenting SFST (Instructor Course)2009
Beginning Lawyers ProgramBeginning Lawyers Program2008