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Samuel Ray Bagwell

Samuel Ray Bagwell

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Real Estate, Criminal Defense

About Me

I have worked primarily with Criminal Law since passing the bar (both as prosecutor and defense attorney).  While in my private practice I have worked as well in business development and Landlord-Tenant law.  In addition to working hard to help achieve my clients' goals, I am a business owner, which gives me a broader perspective helps me see cases from different angles, including cost mitigation.

I pride myself on being up front and drect with my clients in helping them choose whether purusing legal action is the best approach considering likely outcomes, overall cost, and likely benefits.  This is true for my criminal cases as well as civil.  I first make sure my clients are well informed about their options, and then help them choose the path that best meets their goals.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    9 years
  2. Real Estate: 35%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    9 years



Hourly ($115-250/hour), Contingent (20-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • David Benton Purvis

    Sam is a well respected lawyer in the Gainesville, Georgia area. He is always willing to give advice on cases and is very accessible to clients, the community, and fellow lawyers.


    David Purvis Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jason Albert Kim

    I have known Sam since he was in law school and have always been impressed by his work ethic and his attention to his clients. He is a smart and effective advocate and always trys to look out for his clients best interests.


    Jason Kim Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200608/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKim & Bagwell, LLC2010 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyNortheastern Circuit District Attorney's Office2008 - 2009
PartnerKaila Bagwell, LLP2007 - 2008
AssociateBagwell & Associates2006 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2007 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of GeorgiaReal Estate/BusinessB.B.A2003