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Joshua G. Schiffer

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Martindale Hubbell Pre-Eminent , AVVO Clients Choice year after year, American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 under 40, Georgia Legal Trend Legal Elite, Trial Lawyers College, Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Joshua Schiffer makes his career on Ben Franklin’s adage regarding “Doing Well by Doing Good.”  Raised in Cobb County by Drs. Dan and Gail Schiffer and attending The Walker School put Josh (“Mr. Schiffer is my Dad, I’m just Josh) on an path to New England where hegraduated from Clark University.    

After Georgia State University's College of Law, Josh came back to Cobb County where he clerked for a Superior Court Judge.  After being exposed to the finest trial lawyers in Atlanta, Josh cut his teeth by representing anyone and everyone as a senior indigent defense trial attorney. In this position Josh trained dozens of lawyers on advanced trial techniques, organized the operation of the State All Purpose Courts, was lead counsel in thousands of hearings, trials, pleas and other court actions….. and fought with Doug Chanco. Now his Partner.    

In 2007 Josh graduatd from the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Duboise, WY. Influenced by the people he met and what he learned at “The Ranch,” Josh quit working for the State, started a lawfirm, quit drinking, had a kid, expanded his practice, won the biggest victories of his career, spoke and taught at more events, became dedicated to representing ONLY INDIVIDUALS and has never stopped in his search for personal justice. 

Josh now concentrates his practice on issues of Domestic Violence, Personal Injury and Victims Rights.  This allows him to take on a wide variety of personal issues such as the 2nd amendment, crime victim’s compensation, premises liability, wrongful accusations, abuses of the legal process/system, children’s issues as well as any kind of violent crime. 



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Practice areas


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

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  • 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 Antitrust & Trade Law 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 200201/14/2016
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
AttorneyPayne & Boyle LLC2003 - 2003
AttorneyGeorgia Public Defender Standards Council2003 - 2007
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 LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Clark UniversityGovernment/International Relations/DevelopmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
The Walker SchoolCollege PrepDiploma1994
National Psychodrama Training CenterN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Gun Rights in Georgia CLEGun Rights in Georgia2015
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