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Portland J. Downing Campanaro

About me

  I am an experienced trial attorney who has taken more than a hundred cases to trial.  As a client, you need an attorney who has actual experience in the trenches of litigation.  I care about my clients and the results that we receive.  


  I also have a passion for exercise.  I have completed a plethora of Half Marathons, a  Full Marathon, and most recently, the Augusta Half Ironman.  I belive that the mental and physical toughness required for these events help prepare me for the battles in the courtroom.  


  I look forward to taking on your case and getting you the best possible outcome.  


            PJ Campanaro




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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 35%
    1 year
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    16 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    16 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  4. Child Custody: 15%
    16 years, 1.1 thousand cases
  5. DUI & DWI: 10%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases



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Contact info


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200411/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Successful Prosecution of Domestic Violence CasesRural Legal Services of East Tennessee2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of PJ Campanaro2010 - Present
Of CounselGonzalez & Waddington, LLC2009 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyAugusta Judicial Circuit2004 - 2010
District AttorneyTennessee Attorney General's Office1999 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Stratford Swim TeamMeet Manager2013 - Present
Augusta Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Georgia Association for Women LawyersMember2009 - Present
Leadership AugustaClass of 20102009 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2008 - Present
Young Lawyers of Augusta AssociationPresident2008 - 2009
State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DivisionPresident, Augusta District2008 - 2009
Young Lawyers of Augusta AssociationMember2007 - Present
Augusta Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
UNITED STATES V. CRAMERNOT GUILTY verdict in favor of my client
Miles v. PayneSuccessfully Defended Appeal. Appeal was dismissed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Verge MagazineVerge Columnist2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Tennessee, ChattanoogaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law CallLove and the Law2013
Law CallCrime and Punishment2012