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.
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 (www.triallawyerscollege.com/), 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 ChancoLaw.com. 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
Licensed since 2002
Hourly ($1-350/hour), Contingent (30-45%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)
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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
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
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2002||06/09/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Georgia Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2013|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2010|
|Legal Elite 2009: Criminal Law||Georgia Trend Magazine||2009|
|First Place: Regionals (Cobb;Coach)||State Bar of Georgia Mock Trial Program||2009|
|Tobin-Powell Mediator Award||Fulton County Landlord/Tenant Mediation Program||2002|
|Most Likely to Succeed Mr. Wizard||Rocky Mount Elementary School, 3rd grade||1984|
|Partner||ChancoSchiffer P.C.||2011 - Present|
|Attorney at Law||The Schiffer Firm, LLC||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Georgia Public Defender Standards Council||2006 - 2007|
|Attorney||Payne & Boyle LLC||2003 - 2003|
|Law Clerk||Cobb County Superior Court||2002 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2010 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of Atlanta||Member||2010 - Present|
|Trial Lawyers College-- Gerry Spence||Alumni||2007 - Present|
|Ranch Club-Trial Lawyers College||Member||2007 - Present|
|Georgia Court of Appeals||Member||2005 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2002 - Present|
|State v. Simpson||Domestic Violence Nolo Plea/No Jail: TRO dismissed|
|State v. Simpson||Domestic Violence Dismissal|
|State v. Allen||Dismissal of multiple drug charges|
|The Warrior||Memorial; Homero Martinez||2009|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Trial Lawyer||Graduate||2007|
|Georgia State University College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2002|
|Clark University||Government/International Relations/Development||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|2013 National Forum and Education Conference||Criminal Law||2013|
|NALS Chapter Meeting||Domestic Violence and DUI||2012|
|Criminal Law Section- Speaker Series||DUI and Criminal Defense||2012|
|John Marshall School Of Law Speakers Series||DUI and Criminal Law||2011|
|John Marshall College of Law||DUI Defense||2011|
|Family Law Institute CLE||Family Law||2009|