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Eric Krasle was born in nearby Gwinnett County. His father, George Krasle, was a pioneer of the SCUBA diving industry, having started the Underwater Society of America with Jacques Cousteau. Eric's father, who was an ex-intelligence agent and Catholic son of a police officer, started the first dive shop in Georgia and had several in the Atlanta area. Sara, Eric's mother, moved the family from their Methodist church to North Peachtree Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school, and has since retired from Forsyth County Government.


Mr. Krasle has prevailed in several appeals that have favorably affected various areas of law by creating precedent. These include: Vargas v. Sullivan, establishing virtual adoption in Social Security cases; Hewell v. Walton County ‐ establishing application of governmental waiver of liability in “vehicle” cases; ADEC v. Guitar Center - establishing creation of easement under unique circumstances; and State v. Teasley, defining the standard of proof for drug identification in probation revocation cases.


Eric attended public school through fifth grade and then entered the Roger Ashcam Academy, a Mensa affiliated school, through ninth grade. Eric finished high school at Westminster in Atlanta. Eric was the (red and) black sheep of his family of technical students and attended the University of Georgia where he earned a BBA with honors in management with a concentration on business law. Darin, Eric's brother, is a computer engineer for SAP, a German electronics company, and George, Eric's other brother, works for Microsoft in Seattle.


After various curriculum toward a MBA, Eric entered law school in 1985 at the University of Georgia and graduated Cum Laude in 1988. During law school Eric worked for Legal Aid, the Prisoner Legal Counseling Project; for the Federal Court System in Atlanta; and for various professors doing research.


After joining the bar, Eric left for a financial industries law firm in Atlanta where he remained for six months before returning to Athens dissatisfied with the traffic and urban sprawl problems associated with Atlanta. He served on the three part indigent defense counsel for a few years overseeing the indigent defense system (and budget) in Clarke and Oconee counties. He is a 29 year member of the Western Circuit Bar Association.


During his law practice Eric has been active in this community, helping with projects ranging from organizing constitutional rights events; Athens Bicentennial Recognition Committee; arranging for speakers, handling finances and donations for the Athens Human Rights Festival; and serving on various committees for the Western Circuit Bar Association, including the Children of Divorce Committee and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. He was a volunteer for the Jeannette Rankin Society and served on the Lyndon House Arts Foundation board and as member of the Athens Downtown Council. He also serves as a board member for Reef Ball Foundation, responsible for world wide ocean reef restoration, and for Aquanaut Diving and Engineering Co. Eric has had published several letters and articles concerning criminal law, constitutional rights, greenspace concerns, and evaluation of legislation. Eric has also spoken on live radio and television broadcasts (including CNN) on various legal and human rights issues. He has been working on behalf of DFCS and the government sponsored Healthy Grandparents Project (handling adoptions) and has incorporated over one hundred businesses.


Eric was voted best attorney in the Observer poll of 1994 and has handled a number of notable cases which can be addressed further at the law offices' website. He is certified to practice in all Georgia Courts and in the Federal Courts and Appeal Courts as well as the United States Supreme Court. He is an avid mountain biker and diver, as well as a general outdoorsman who also enjoys basketball and volleyball. Eric is a photographer, specializing in 3D media, has a long history of directing short films and music videos including producing the full length documentary film Athens Burning, the award winning Tigerz video for the band Kite to the Moon, and collects Athens historical memorabilia and antique bottles. He completed the Leadership Athens Program in 1998, and ran for Mayor in 2002.


Mr. Krasle is the CEO (Managing Member) of SphereVibe Films, L.L.C., a professional production company, as well as Athens Burning, L.L.C., and serves as an Officer or Registered Agent for over 30 other Corporations.

Currently the law offices runs on a full staff of associating attorneys, secretaries, law clerks, and other staff on site with state-of-the art technology. While the firm is a general practice Eric is a multi-specialty trial attorney with concentration in small business formation/representation, sale, and purchase; personal injury, including wrongful death, criminal law, adoption, and contract law as well as communications law. He is well known for his work in sophisticated car accident, personal injury cases and DUI defense and has handled numerous cases successfully in the Appeal Courts. He occassionally teaches a law class at local universities. Mr. Krasle attends continuing education classes in numerous fields.


Languages Spoken: English, German

Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 51%
  2. Criminal Defense: 23%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Wrongful Death: 6%
  5. Other: 5%
  6. More 



Hourly ($100-200/hour), Contingent (20-50%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact Info

Krasle & Associates Law Offices

425 N Lumpkin Street
Suite 210
Athens, GA, 30601

Krasle law Firm

425 N. Lumpkin St 210
Athens, GA, 30601



GAActive Member in Good Standing 198809/08/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Attorney to Get You Out Of A JamFlagpole Magazine2014
Best Attorney in AthensThe Athens Observer1994
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Chief AttorneyKrasle Law Firm1999 - Present
Associate AttorneyTurner and Leonard1988 - 1999
Law ClerkClarke County Legal Aid1986 - 1987
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMemberN/A
Western Circuit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Aquanaut Diving and Engineering, Inc v Guitar Center Stores, Inc v.Prevailed in Court of Appeals, then settled
Irby v. Unified Government of Athens-Clarke CountySettled with some Defendants after SJ
Hunter, et al v. J&J Chemical CompanySettled during litigation
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Publication NameTitleDate
Athens Human Right Festival Annual TabloidLiberty in Athens1999
The Athens ObserverPress Freedom and Privacy1998
Athens Banner HeraldNo, I do not want to give you any information1997
Athens Banner-HeraldFamily Files suit against A-C Police1997
Flagpole MagazineReferendum Guide1992
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia, AthensLawN/A1988
University of Georgia, AthensBusiness LawB.B.A.1985
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
UGA Communication Law 5040Communication Law2014
Entertainment Law ClassEntertainment Law2013
UGA Music law ProgramLegal Issues in Film2012
Journalism Law Guest LectureCommunication Law2005
Mayoral Candidate DebateMayoral Candidate Debate2002
Legal Careers DayLegal Careers2001
Orientation on ProfessionalismLawyer Professionalism1998
Orientation on ProfessionalismLawyer Professionalism1997
Adoption Panel DiscussionAdoption Process1996
Political Science Society SeriesFirst Amendment Protection1995
Forum on School Drug TestingSchool Drug Testing Issues1992
Athens Human Rights FestivalLiberty in Athens1992