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Teri Lynn Doepke

Criminal defense Attorney at Covington, GA

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Teri L. Doepke, Teresa Lynn Doepke

  • Licensed for 24 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1999
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Teri

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Teri Doepke graduated with honors from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1996, and from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1999. She began her legal career working for smaller law firms in various areas, including family law and criminal defense, before joining the Alcovy Circuit Public Defender’s Office in 2005. By 2006, Teri had been promoted to the Chief Assistant Public Defender for the Alcovy Circuit, which position she held until leaving public defense to begin The Doepke Law Firm, LLC.

Teri’s time in the Public Defender’s Office has provided her extensive experience handling criminal cases of all kinds, with a specialty in major felonies, including sex-related offenses. She has tried over 100 criminal jury trials and supervised junior attorneys in hundreds of other criminal jury trials. Teri was also assigned to handle dozens of appeals as a Chief Assistant Public Defender and has argued successfully before the Georgia Supreme Court.

Teri also practices extensively in the areas of divorce/separation, custody, legitimation, child support, and adoption, where she counsels and advocates for clients who are navigating through family transitions in their life.  Teri's courtroom experience helps her family law clients achieve the best possible outcome in their cases. 

Teri is admitted to practice in State, Superior, Appellate, and Supreme Courts of Georgia and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Newton County Bar Association, and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.

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The Doepke Law Firm LLC
1108 Conyers St SW Ste 2 W
Covington, GA, 30014-2388

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Posted by Christine | February 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney
Ms. Deopke is the exception of my opinion of most lawyers. She is the most honest, trust worthy attorney I have ever met. She shoots straight and doesn’t forget anything; she is truly invested in representing her clients to a degree I have never experienced and I will forever be grateful for her expertise and diligence. I never had to call her office, she was always reaching out to us for updates and reminders. She gave me so much peace of mind through a horrible ordeal, knowing she truly cared. Her fees are very reasonable and she deserves 10x what she charges. I can’t sing her praises enough.
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Posted by Michael | November 3, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Enthusiastic compassionate and honest
Miz Doepke did some preliminary research and resolved my case before it became a case. We hadn't even had our free consultation and she took the fact she had resolved my issue. She then contacted me to enthusiastically inform me that I had no reason to worry.
Response from Teri Doepke November 4, 2020
Thank you for your kind words! I was happy to be able to help!
Posted by Erica | June 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Attorney!
I hired Ms. Doepke to represent me in my divorce case. She was always prompt in communicating with me, was able to explain the process in a way that made me understand how we were proceeding, and really helped to get me through that difficult time in my life. I could not have gotten the good result I did without her professional and kind help. She really cares about her clients, and that makes such a difference.
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Posted by Richard | July 12, 2019
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Great attorney!!!
Ms Doepke is a great attorney! She was very attentive always answering phone calls and emails. If you have a case in Newton or Walton Counties she is the best attorney for you to have. She handled my criminal case and secured the best possible outcome for me. I wholeheartedly endorse Teri Depoke!!
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
Ms. Doepke handled my case and did a great job. She was very knowledgeable and professional and kept me updated on my case. I was lucky to have such a great attorney, and I would recommend her to anyone needing an attorney in Newton, Rockdale, or Walton county.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Doepke Law Firm, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Chief Assistant Public Defender
  • Georgia Public Defender Council
  • 2005 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Talley, Sharp, and French
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Thomas M. Strickland
  • 1999 - 2002
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  • University of Georgia
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Duvall 289 Ga. 540
  • Conviction reversed by the Georgia Supreme Court


  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Newton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Training for Public Defenders
  • Defending Chapter 6 Cases - Representing Clients Charged with Sex Crimes
  • 2020
  • Georgia State Accountability Court Conference
  • The Role of Defense Attorneys in Accountability Courts
  • 2018
  • Today's Practice: What You Don't Know That You Need To Know
  • Criminal Law and Professionalism - The Defense Perspective
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When I was a prosecutor and I saw that the accused was represented by Teri Doepke, I knew I had to up my game to keep up. She's a fantastic advocate and fully capable of swaying any judge or jury to her side if necessary. I fully endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"As my supervisor when I was a brand new attorney, Teri was responsible for teaching me most of what I know about criminal defense. She is an exceptional trial attorney. Additionally, once she went into private practice and branched into other fields, she also handled my adoption and did a wonderful job with that as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Teri is an excellent criminal defense attorney. She has the experience and knowledge of the law to handle even the most serious of criminal matters. I have observed her in court many times, and she gets results for her clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Doepke is a zealous advocate for her clients who gets results. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mrs. Doepke is an excellent criminal defense attorney, who has an extensive record of success at trial and achieving dismissals. She works diligently to achieve the goals of her clients and she is well respected in the legal community. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Teri is one of the most respected criminal defense attorneys both in Newton County and Walton County, Georgia. Her wealth of trial experience and dedication to her clients make her a formidable force in the courtroom. Anyone lucky enough to have Teri as their attorney will not be disappointed."
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Covington Criminal defense Lawyer Teri Lynn Doepke
Teri Lynn Doepke
Criminal defense Attorney
Covington, GA
Licensed for 24 years
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