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Andrew R. Lynch discovered his calling as a criminal defense attorney while attending the University of Georgia.  Durring his senior year of college, a close family member was investigated, arrested, and convicted of a felony drug charge.  Andrew witnessed firsthand the effect criminal charges can have on the accused and their family. This experience inspired him to pursue his legal education at Georgia State University College of Law.


Andrew graduated cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law with overall academic honors and top honors in litigation and criminal procedure.  Additionally, Andrew was recognized with highest distinction for his contribution to pro bono legal work.  His pro bono positions included criminal defense clerkships with the Federal Defender Program in Atlanta, the Center for Capital Litigation in Columbia, South Carolina and the Dekalb County Public Defender's Office.  


Immediately after graduating from law school, Andrew began working as a criminal defense attorney at the Dekalb County Public Defender's Office.  He has been admitted to practice in all levels of Georgia's courts including: the Georgia Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Superior Court, State Court, Magistrate Court, and Municipal Court.        


While at the Dekalb Public Defender's office, Andrew gained extensive felony and misdemeanor trial experience.  Andrew has represented people accused of a wide array of crimes including Murder, Armed Robbery, Drug Trafficking, Rape, Family Violence Battery, and DUI. 


Not every case goes to trial. Andrew has also handled hundreds of pre-trial motions and hearings including bond hearings, preliminary hearings, motions to suppress, motion in limine, and pretrial negotiations with the prosecutor.


Andrew is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL) and serves on GACDL's Educational Services Committee.  He was recently selected and attended the 10th Annual Bill Daniel's Trial Advocacy Program.  This program is limited to only thirty students and provides intensive training in enhanced trial techniques for use in defense of the criminally accused.    


Andrew left the Public Defender's Office to begin his own law firm specializing in aggressive criminal defense.  Andrew knows not every case goes to trial but he believes every case should be prepared for trial.  This preparation is what gives Andrew the knowledge and power to pursue the pre-trial resolutions his clients desire and enables him to take cases to a jury whenever it becomes necessary. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    10 years, 600 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    10 years, 200 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    10 years, 100 cases
  4. Speeding Ticket: 15%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christine Anne Koehler

    Andrew is a talented young lawyer who is definitely one to watch. He has done a great job in the public defender's office of DeKalb County, which will transfer well to his private practice. He cares about his clients and is a very hard worker.


    Christine Koehler DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Sherry Boston

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Andrew is a smart and hardworking young attorney. He is the type of advocate every client should have and he will do great things in the law.


    Sherry Boston Government Attorney
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Contact info

Andrew R. Lynch, P.C.

160 Clairemont Avenue
Suite 340
Decatur, GA, 30030


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200708/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Georgia's Top Rated LawyerALM Publication2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartinfale-Hubbell2012
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Geogia Bar Leadership Academy AdmissionGeorgia Bar Assocation2010
Cum Laude GraduateGeorgia State University College of Law2007
Pro Bono Recognition with Highest DistinctionGeorgia State School of Law2007
Acedemic Honors in Criminal Procedure IICALI2006
Litigation HonorsGeorgia State University College of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAndrew R. Lynch, P.C.2009 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderDekalb County Public Defender's Office2007 - 2009
ClerkFederal Defenders Office2007 - 2007
ClerkCenter for Capital Litigation2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2014 - Present
Dekalb Bar Association, YLDPresident2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
United State District Court, Northern District of GeorgiaMember2010 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
DeKalb Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Georgia Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division Criminal SectionMember2008 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2007 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersEducational Committee2007 - Present
DeKalb Bar Association Young Lawyer's DivisionBoard Member2010 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. DJNo prison.
State v. LMDUI Drugs
State v. AMAM was charged with Armed Robbery . . .
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Publication nameTitleDate
South Carolina Equal Justice Alliance UpdateRoper2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety TestingN/ACompletion Certificate2009
Bill Daniel's Trial Advocacy ProgramN/ACompletion Certificate2009
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of GeorgiaBusiness - MarketingBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Westwood College Criminal Justice PanelCriminal Justice2010
Emory University School of Law Litigation ClassGuest Judge for Litigation Class2010
89th Dekalb County Police AcademyTrials2009
86th Dekalb County Police AcademyCriminal Defense Lecturer2008
84th Dekalb County Police AcademyCriminal Defense Lecturer2008