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As a member of the Georgia Bar, AJ Richman has handled thousands of cases including DUI, BUI, underage drinking, drugs, domestic violence, and probation violations. Mr. Richman’s high courtroom success is attributed to his in-depth knowledge of the law and exhaustive approach to investigating cases.


Prior to representing those accused of committing crimes, Mr. Richman was a felony and misdemeanor prosecutor for the State of Georgia. With a certification in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and DUI detection from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), while working for the State, Mr. Richman was chosen to instruct Forsyth and Lumpkin County police officers on these topics as well as courtroom preparation.


In addition to his NHTSA certification, Mr. Richman has received extensive training on the breathalyzer machines used in Georgia’s DUI arrests.   


Mr. Richman is a graduate of Florida State University where he received his law degree, cum laude, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. While attending law school he received the book award in numerous classes, which is an honor given to the student who achieves the highest grade in each class.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    3 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Ashley L. Schiavone

    AJ is simply one of the best when it comes to criminal defense and trial litigation. He fights for his clients with tenacity, integrity, and genuine concern. I highly recommend his services.


    Ashley Schiavone DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kathryn Jones Boortz

    I highly endorse and recommend AJ Richman. He truly cares about his clients and will always go the extra mile for them. He leaves no stone unturned in his trial preparation and has an amazing ability to connect with a jury. I am honored to have him serve as co-counsel with me on a major felony case.


    Kathryn Boortz Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Richman Law Firm

6474 Georgia Highway 400
Cumming, GA, 30028

Richman Law Firm

35 North Chestatee Street
Dahlonega, GA, 30533



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200908/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Constitutional LawCertificate of MeritN/A
Commercial PaperCertificate of MeritN/A
ContractsCertificate of MeritN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerRichman Law Firm2013 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office2010 - Present
Lead Assistant Solicitor GeneralForsyth County Solicitor General's Office2012 - 2013
AssociateLaw Office of Steven Leibel, P.C.2009 - 2010
DUI ProsecutorState Attorney's Office2008 - 2008
Homicide DivisionState Attorney's Office2007 - 2007
Attorney-Client LiaisonJansen & Davis2005 - 2006
InternState Attorney's Office2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2013 - Present
Forsyth County Domestic Violence Task ForceCo-chair2013 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A2009 - Present
Delta Tau DeltaN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
White County Domestic Violence Task ForceN/A2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Client JWarrant DISMISSED
Client AGranted!
State v. Client PDismissed and Reduced!
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Publication nameTitleDate
GeorgiaCrimeLawyer Fees and Payment Plans2014
The AdvocateBoating Under the Influence - New Laws in Place for Boats on Lake Lanier2013
The Advocate“FORE!” What you need to know about Georgia’s new golf cart law2013
Slow Down! How Speeding Tickets Can Affect YouSlow Down! How Speeding Tickets Can Affect You2013
Arrested? How the Court System WorksArrested? How the Court System Works2013
The AdvocateThe Legal System2013
The AdvocateUnderage Drinking2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
NHTSAN/ADUI SFST Certified2011
Florida State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2009
Florida State UniversityCriminologyBS - Bachelor of Science2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI Super SymposiumDUI2015
Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionCriminal Defense and Litigation for the new lawyer2014
Sigma KappaDUI Update2013
Phi MuDUI Update2013
Officer Liability - What Supervisors Need to KnowOfficer Liability2013
NHTSA certificationDUI trial preparation and cross examination2013
Forsyth organizations (county)Officer Liability and Duty to Act2013
Forsyth organizations (county)Supervisor's Liability2013
NHTSA certificationDUI detection and case law update2011