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Charles T. Magarahan

Charles T. Magarahan

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Lawsuits & Disputes

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    42 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    42 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 5%
    42 years, 100 cases



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

48 total 

  • Laura Katherine Wester

    Charlie is such a hardworking, results-driven attorney. He fights hard for his clients and there isn't a person in the legal community who can say a bad word about him! Just the other week he took a .265 breath test DUI case to trial...and WON! Charlie was the talk of the town after that case, and rightfully so!


    Laura Wester Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Frank Schnatmeier Jr.

    Charlie is one of the top DUI attorneys in Atlanta. I highly recommend Charlie to anyone charged with DUI.


    Robert Schnatmeier DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Park Ridge 85
2900 Chamblee-Tucker Rd., Bldg. 1
Atlanta, GA, 30341



GAActive Member in Good Standing 197308/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lifetime Achievement AwardGeorgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group2010
Lawyer of the YearGeorgia Defense of Drinking Drivers Group2008
President's Award for Judicial Recommendations CommitteeGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMagarahan Villines & Honis1994 - Present
AssociateMcReynolds and Michaud1979 - 1994
Sole PractitionerCharles T. Magarahan, Attorney at Law1974 - 1979


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersChairman Judicial Recommendations Comm.2005 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember Continuing Legal Education Bd. of Trustees2005 - 2007
Atlanta Bar AssociationChairman Criminal Law Section2002 - 2003
Forsyth County Bar Associationmember1998 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember1990 - Present
DeKalb Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member1990 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1974 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1974 - 1989

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. DyerGa. Court of Appeals
State v. UnderwoodCourt of Appeals upheld our position
State v. PalmakaI won first, State won second

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia, AthensLawJuris Doctor1973
Loyola UniversityHistory and PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1970

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
DUI Law UpdateDUI defense2008