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Robert Douglas Lenhardt

also known as Doug Lenhardt

About me

Doug Lenhardt concentrates his practice in the areas of Criminal DefenseBankruptcy, and Personal Injury.  Since 2002, Doug has served the Athens community developing a reputation as a ammenable yet agressive attorney who will zealously fight for his clients.  Born in Atlanta, Doug grew up in Gwinnett County prior to attending the University of Georgia and the UGA School of Law.  Doug maintains a network of contacts thoughout the state and practices across North Georgia in addition to the Athens area.


A member of the Georgia Bar, Doug is licensed to practice before the all Georgia Courts including the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and The United States District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia.  Doug has also been admitted pro hac vice in the Northern District of Ohio.


Doug has successfully represented hundreds of clients in criminal matters including DUI, Drug Possession, Drug Sales/Distribution and Drug Trafficking; Family/Domestic Violence, Assault, Battery, Theft, Robbery, Burglary, Kidnapping and False Imprisonment; as well as less serious offenses such as Underage Possession of Alcohol, Shoplifting, and traffic/license violations.  Doug has also guided hundreds of clients though the bankruptcy process and has won hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements and judgments of both injured and deceased persons and their families.


 Contact Doug today to assist you with your legal needs.


“My ultimate goal is to dramatically reduce the impact an unfortunate event has on your personal life and your bottom line." -Doug Lenhardt


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    13 years
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 25%
    12 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    13 years
  4. Business: 2%
    13 years
  5. Other: 3%
  6. More 



Hourly ($175-225/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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  • Christopher Daniel Leroi

    Mr. Lenhardt is an exceptional attorney. Although I have been practicing law for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, prosecutor, and private attorney, I learn from his responses on Avvo every time that he posts. If I needed an attorney, I would hire him. I recommend him with no reservation. It would be the best investment of your life to hire him to represent you.


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Contact info

The Law Office of R. Douglas Lenhardt, LLC

230 College Avenue
Athens, GA, 30601


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200211/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of R. Douglas Lenhardt2002 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Northern District of OhioAdmitted Pro Hac Vice2010 - 2010
United States District Court for the Northern District of GeorgiaAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of GeorgiaAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
Georgia Court of AppealsAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
Supreme Court of GeorgiaAdmitted to Practice2003 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. McCarthy, GA Court of Appeals, No. A07A1049Motion to Suppress Granted/Upheld
State v. L-------, Jackson SuperiorMotion to Suppress Granted/Case Dismissed
State v. L-----, Athens State CourtMTS granted, case dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of GeorgiaEnglish (History Minor)BA - Bachelor of Arts1998