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Stephen Hardy Rountree

Criminal defense Attorney at Suwanee, GA

4.4   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2014
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Stephen

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I am originally from Swainsboro Georgia. I attended college at the University of Georgia, where I obtained a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.

Immediately after graduation, I began my career as a police officer with the Gwinnett County Police Department. I spent five years investigating felony and misdemeanor crimes throughout Gwinnett County. 


I then attended law school at Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I graduated in 2013, with honors. I also participated in Moot Court competition, and received a book award. 


Following law school, I began my criminal law career with the District Attorney's Office for the Middle Judicial Circuit of Georgia where I handled felony cases. I then accepted a position as Assistant Solicitor-General for Forsyth County.


As an Assistant Solicitor-General, I prosecuted DUI cases, domestic violence cases, and misdemeanor drug case. I served as the representative of the Solicitor's office on the County's misdemeanor Drug and Mental Health Accountability Courts.


 I left the Solicitor-General's office to accept a position with the firm of Epps and Stidham. 



Stephen H. Rountree PC
2009 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd
Suite 201
Suwanee, GA, 30024

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4.4 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by Gary Marshall | March 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Honest Loyal Best Lawyer Ever
I don’ even know where to start! 3 yrs ago I hired Mr Rountree to handle a conspiracy case for me that just keep getting pushed back. The DA tried to offer a plea deal which Mr Rountree said we should refuse and we did! As of typing this I have received a phone call from Mr Rountree expressing his joy in having the case dismissed. He hung with me the whole way and gave me my life back! Thank You from the bottom of my family’s heart Sir !!! You are a gentleman and the very best attorney anyone could have !!!!!
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Posted by Jordan | February 5, 2019
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Stephen Rountree is a very a observing, informative, and honest attorney. His insightful approach allowed me to remain very calm and informed throughout my case. I would recommend him for anyone in need of an exceptional, well-rounded attorney.
Posted by KC | December 14, 2015
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Very caring and professional.
My son was arrested for DUI (3 charges) which violated his probation in another county. Mr. Rountree was able to negotiate a satisfactory plea in both counties keeping my son's sentence to a minimum and to run concurrently. We are satisfied with the outcome, and very pleased with the attention and care Mr. Rountree gave to our case. He was very prompt at answering questions and relaying information to us. I have dealt with and worked for many attorneys, and Mr. Rountree is one of the best I have dealt with. He was always very professional and genuinely cared about my son's situation and resolution. I will definitely recommend him to anyone I know that needs an attorney.
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Posted by Kim | October 8, 2015
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Responsive and Professional
After my arrest (3 charges), and after calling several attorneys, who were either way too expensive or a**h****, I called Epps and received a genuine concern for me. The fee quote was reasonable. My meeting with Stephen left me with the feeling that everything will be OK. He got 2 of the charges to go away and kept me out of jail. He was extremely responsvie to my calls and emails even when he was on vacation. I would highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2015
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Great attorney. Very professional.
Got speeding 51 mph in 35 mph zone, dui marijuana, and possession of marijuana less than oz. reduced to reckless driving and possession. Would recommend to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2019
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Review Of Attorney Stephen Rountree
I think Attorney Rountree is a VERY good lawyer. He was sharp as a tack, attentive to my case, and seemed to work great alongside Attorney Ronda Leary, who worked with him at the practice. I loved the outcome I got from the court when using Mr. Rountree, and I am thankful to this day. Mr. Rountree brings extra expertise to most cases by being a former police officer, and can sense when they have gone out of line. I would LOVE to give him 5 stars, because he is a hard working, bright and budding attorney, and the reviews mean a lot, I know. The great points about him: He knows his stuff. He is a sharp and classy attorney with a very good level of confidence. He did an excellent job in my case, albeit, alongside Attorney Leary, who later became a Judge in Gwinnett County, so between the two of them, they did an excellent job together. Points that need improving would have to be his getting in touch with his clients in a timely manner. It seems the cohesion between him and his secretary don't always seem to get the message across, that, or he is so busy with cases that he truly doesn't have the chance to send a quick message, email, or call me back. In criminal cases, Mr. Rountree, there is a lot of worry in your clients minds. As you work by yourself and grow, remember that. You seem quick to close a case after you've done all you can without much "How did I do? Do you need anything else?" You will encounter all kinds of cases, many horrific, but as you grow as a great attorney, and you WILL, just remember to go above and beyond always, return your calls timely, relieve the worry in your clients as the absolute best you can, especially if they are in the jail or prison system because once they are behind the bars, fear happens, the lighting dims, and they worry if someone is REALLY out there protecting them.
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Posted by Naimah | August 11, 2015
It was a pleasure to work with him.
Attorney Stephen Rountree was very educated on case information. Professional and punctual, I was very pleased with the service of Epps & Stidham. Thank you
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
He didn't even read the police report, and decided to plead out. The attorney you hire should defend you. He didnt do that. He took the easy road and put me in a position just to spend more money. I would never hire him again.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Stephen H Rountree PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Assistant Solicitor-General
  • Forsyth County Solicitor General's Office
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office for the Middle Judicial Circuit
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Police Officer
  • Gwinnett County Police Department
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Intern
  • Georgia Bureau Of Investigation
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • Thomas M. Cooley L.S.(MI)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI reduction in Forsyth County
  • Reduced Charge
  • Felony Aggravated Assault reduced to misdemeanor
  • Reduction
  • DUI Reduced in Winder
  • Reduction


  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia, Immigration Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude
  • Thomas M. Cooley
  • 2013
  • Deans List
  • Thomas M Cooley
  • 2013
  • Deans List
  • Thomas M Cooley
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Merit
  • Thomas M Cooley
  • 2012
  • Deans List
  • Thomas M Cooley
  • 2011
  • Deans List
  • Thomas M Cooley
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Stephen
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephen draws his excellent skill set from his experience as a police officer and solicitor. i would recommend no other attorney to handle your criminal matters."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Stephen while he was an Assistant Solicitor General and found him well prepared and willing to think outside the box in resolving cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Stephen while he was employed as an Assistant Solicitor in the Forsyth County Solicitor's office and have found him not only to be very competent and knowledgeable, but has always maintained the highest legal ethics. Stephen is an asset to the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Rountree! He is a great individual to work with, and definitely one that I'd call on to help with any legal needs in middle Georgia."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Who better than to help out with criminal charges than a former police officer and prosecutor?"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Stephen brings an excellent array of skills to the practice of law. His experience as a police officer and a prosecutor gives him a unique ability to quickly diagnose the issues in a case and formulate the best possible defenses for his clients. I endorse him wholeheartedly as a top advocate for his clients."
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Criminal defense
Suwanee Criminal defense Lawyer Stephen Hardy Rountree
Stephen Hardy Rountree
Criminal defense Attorney
Suwanee, GA
Licensed for 10 years