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About me

I have extensive litigation experience and extensive criminal law experience.  I honed my trial skills as an Assistant District Attorney and was Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney in Gwinnett County at the time I went into practice for myself.  In addition to my criminal litigation experience, I have also commercial litigation and personal injury litigation experience.  I have tried over 75 jury trials so if your case belongs in the courtroom, so do I.


I am an attorney that focuses almost exclusively in criminal defense matters, some examples of the types of cases that I handle are listed below:

DUI Charges

Major Felonies

Drug Offenses

along with other criminal defense related issues.


Criminal charges are not to be taken lightly, and with extensive experience in most all of the courts throughout metro Atlanta, you can be confident in having me in your corner to defend you and your case.



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
  3. Civil Rights: 15%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Christa Lea Kirk

    David was my supervisor in the DA's office and mentored me for many years. After he left the DA's office, I had the opportunity to try a case against him. He is a great advocate and extremely knowledgeable. If David is your attorney, you will be in great hands.


    Christa Kirk Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Matthew David Crosby

    I have had the privilege to know David for many years working alongside of him as a fellow prosecutor and later as a defense attorney. His reputation in the legal community is exceptional. He is a tireless advocate who zealously represents his clients and consistently achieves remarkable results. David has the uncanny knack to win seemingly unwinnable cases with creative and persuasive presentations to juries. I highly endorse and highly recommend this lawyer.


    Matthew Crosby Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Atkins & Fife, LLC

Suite 355
6400 Powers Ferry Road, N.W.
Atlanta, GA, 30339

Atkins & Fife, LLC

Suite 355
6400 Powers Ferry Road, N.W.
Atlanta, GA, 30339



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199301/14/2016
FLMembership Lapsed199301/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Note of DistinctionEmory Law Review1990
Magna Cum LaudeDuke University1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner AttorneyAtkins & Fife, LLC2011 - Present
Managing PartnerDavid B. Fife, P.C.2008 - 2011
Deputy Chief Assistant District AttorneyGwinnett County District Attorney's Office2001 - 2008
Assistant Attorney GeneralGeorgia Attorney General's Office1999 - 2001
Assistant District AttorneyPaulding County District Attorneys Office1995 - 1999
Associate AttorneyBuchanan Ingersoll & Rooney1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Georgia Association for Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1993 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Duke UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1990