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Joshua G. Schiffer

Joshua G. Schiffer

Practice areas:

Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI

About Me

I have had several roles in my career as an attorney. I started as a law clerk to a Superior Court Judge (felony and civil matters) in Cobb County, where I was raised. After that stretch, I worked in real estate until I grew bored and became a trial attorney.

Finally.. Excitement.

After several years with Fulton County and the State of Georgia as a senior trial attorney and supervisor, I grew restless with the limitations on my practice and the Indigent Defense system in Georgia. 

While attending a few regional seminars, and the intensive, three week residential Trial Lawyers College, run by Super-Lawyer Gerry Spence in Duboise, WY (, I decided that I needed to do more for people and less for the State. 

I started The Schiffer Firm, LLC where I take cases that need justice and the clients that go with them.

While running the Schiffer Firm, LLC, I grew to specialize in Domestic Violence Criminal Defense and Family Violence Plaintiffs Civil Law along with using my personal history to work extensively with the Addiction community in drug and alcohol cases. The Schiffer Firm, LLC is an active member of the Legal community.

After several years I partnered with former police officer and Fulton County Assistant Solicitor General, Douglas B. Chanco, of Doug specializes in DUI work and has extensive professional training in that area. ChancoSchiffer, P.C. was Founded.

In late 2013 we added Mr. David Olson as a partner to captain our Personal Injury portfolio.  Mr. Olson is a former Prosecutor as well as former Insurance Defense Counsel for one of the most prestigious firms in the Southeast.  He litigated millions of dollars in cases for the Big Corproations unti he switched sides, Joining ChancoSchiffer P.C. as a Partner.  

Beyond our home base in Atlanta, we consult with attorney's nationwide concerning complex civil and criminal trials.

ChancoSchiffer P.C. is a full service Criminal Defense and Plaintiff's Personal Injury Law Firm providing Superior Results.

ChancoSchiffer P.C. provides the customer service of a solo practitioner while sharing the resources of a medium sized firm.

Contact me for a Complimentary Consultation.

Specialties:Domestic Violence and Family Violence Law, both Criminal Defense and Civil Plaintiff, Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Expungements, DUI, Traffic Tickets, Municipal Issues, Drug Possession, Felony, Misdemeanor, Domestic Violence, Marijuana Issues, Sex Worker / Adult Entertainment


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Domestic Violence: 51%
    13 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 31%
    13 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Personal Injury: 14%
    8 years, 30 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 4%
    13 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($1-350/hour), Contingent (30-45%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

34 total 

  • Madelyn Suriel

    Joshua is an outstanding attorney and one I endorse whole-heartedly. He is incredibly knowledgeable of the law and masterful in oral arguments. Always a delightful colleague who is more than willing to go above and beyond to lend a helping hand. His willingness to collaborate and provide substantive advice is one reason he is among one of the most respected attorneys in the community. Joshua is visibly empathetic and caring with his clients; and a tireless advocate for fair and just outcomes. Based on my experiences with Mr. Schiffer he would certainly be my lawyer if I were to find myself in unfortunate circumstances.


    Madelyn Suriel Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Josh came highly recommended to represent a family member on several very serious traffic violations in Cobb County. The matter just concluded with a negotiated plea wherein the most serious charges were dropped or severely reduced. Incredible. The result was beyond my expectations and the family member is thrilled with the outcome. Josh is a very smart, careful lawyer and a fun guy as well. I highly recommend him.


    James Hawkins General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Schiffer Firm, LLC/ChancoSchiffer P.C.

3355 Lenox Rd., NE
Suite 750
Atlanta, GA, 30326-1353

ChancoSchiffer P.C.

70 Mansell Court
Roswell, GA, 30076



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200206/09/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Georgia Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2013
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2010
Legal Elite 2009: Criminal LawGeorgia Trend Magazine2009
First Place: Regionals (Cobb;Coach)State Bar of Georgia Mock Trial Program2009
Tobin-Powell Mediator AwardFulton County Landlord/Tenant Mediation Program2002
Most Likely to Succeed Mr. WizardRocky Mount Elementary School, 3rd grade1984

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerChancoSchiffer P.C.2011 - Present
Attorney at LawThe Schiffer Firm, LLC2007 - Present
AttorneyGeorgia Public Defender Standards Council2006 - 2007
AttorneyPayne & Boyle LLC2003 - 2003
Law ClerkCobb County Superior Court2002 - 2003

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMember2010 - Present
Trial Lawyers College-- Gerry SpenceAlumni2007 - Present
Ranch Club-Trial Lawyers CollegeMember2007 - Present
Georgia Court of AppealsMember2005 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2002 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. SimpsonDomestic Violence Nolo Plea/No Jail: TRO dismissed
State v. SimpsonDomestic Violence Dismissal
State v. AllenDismissal of multiple drug charges

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Publication NameTitleDate
The WarriorMemorial; Homero Martinez2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial LawyerGraduate2007
Georgia State University College of LawLawJuris Doctor2002
Clark UniversityGovernment/International Relations/DevelopmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2013 National Forum and Education ConferenceCriminal Law2013
NALS Chapter MeetingDomestic Violence and DUI2012
Criminal Law Section- Speaker SeriesDUI and Criminal Defense2012
John Marshall School Of Law Speakers SeriesDUI and Criminal Law2011
John Marshall College of LawDUI Defense2011
Family Law Institute CLEFamily Law2009