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Charles Christopher Flinn

Criminal defense Attorney at Decatur, GA

5.0   14 reviews

also known as C. Christopher Flinn, Chris Flinn

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Defense and appeal of all criminal cases from DUI's and midemeanors through serious felony charges such as murder, rape, armed robbery and child molestation.

    30 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%

    30 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

    30 years

WHEN FACED WITH CRIMINAL CHARGES, DON'T GO INTO COURT ALONE. GET THE EXPERIENCE, DEDICATION AND AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE YOU NEED.

Chris Flinn has nearly 27 years of experience as a criminal trial attorney. 

 

Mr. Flinn began his career prosecuting DUI's and other misdemeanor cases in the DeKalb County Solicitor General's office.  He then moved on to prosecuting serious violent felonies, such as, murder, armed robbery, rape, child molestation, and sexual assault cases in the Rockdale County District Attorney's Office and the DeKalb County District Attorney's office.

 

In 2001, Mr. Flinn began representing individuals charged with criminal offenses.  Since that time, he has defended thousands of individuals charged with crimes at both the State and Federal level.

 

Mr. Flinn believes the right to an attorney is the most important right our Constitution gives us.  The court system can be a frightening place for most people.  If you have a legal issue, contact his office and get help now.

Awards

Top Contributor 2014,2013
Top Contributor
2014 2013
Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
2013

Location

C. Christopher Flinn, P.C.
160 Clairemont Ave., Suite 645
Fidelity Building
Decatur, GA, 30030

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by Sam | December 1, 2022
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Forever grateful
Chris Flinn was amazing handling our son’s case. From the moment we first contacted him, he worked tirelessly toward the best possible outcome. Kids make mistakes but in a broken judicial system having an exceptional attorney is critical. Chris Flinn is exceptional. Forever thankful we made the call.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2021
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Superb Attorney!
Chris was phenomenal & made everything easy! He is great at what he does! I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2021
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Excellent representation
Mr. Flinn was successful in helping us with our speeding violation. He was courteous, prompt and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend his services!
Posted by Quantasia | March 30, 2021
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The Best
So thankful for Mr. Flinn! He came through and did the job and it was definitely a job well done! I’m very appreciative for him helping get me through this! Thanks again Mr. Flinn, you’re the best.
Posted by Lynette | January 11, 2021
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Best Attorney Ever
Chris represented my son on a case that could have cost my son his future. When I first met Chris I was an emotional mess and he was very calm and reassuring. He worked his magic with the DA office and my son's case was dismissed; in the middle of a pandemic!! Chris is professional, responsive, kind, and he treats his clients like people instead of just a customer that provides him with money. THANK YOU Chris for all that you have done for my son! This nightmare is finally over! If I could rate you at 10 million stars I would. :)
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2020
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Great Lawyer!
Did exactly what he said he would do! Got me out of going to multiple court dates, and in the end he got my case dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2015
Professional and Kind
I had a very difficult time facing a bogus DV charge that my (soon to be ) ex-husband filed on me. I had already moved out of state (very far away) and I had difficulty traveling to my court dates and was very emotionally distraught about the charges. Attorney Flinn represented me well and I was able to do a diversion program because I have never had a previous charge. He also represented me for my court dates I was unable to attend (not everyone may be able to do this, but in my case I was) I am very thankful to Attorney Flinn and all his help. He is truly a top notch attorney and has a caring and professional attitude and is easy to work with. Thank you Chris!
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2015
Best lawyer!!!
Attorney Christopher Flinn is the best attorney that I have ever worked with.I would recommend this attorney to anybody who is in need of a criminal defense attorney he always keeps his clients informed and he wants to make sure that every client he deals with has the best help from him possible.
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2013
Underage Drinking/Violation of probation
this was the first time we were involved in this type of situation and Mr. Flinn was excellent in directing us on how to proceed. He was able to negotiate charges to my grandsons advantage and saved a lot of further legal issues. Thanks so much, you were just what we needed!!
Posted by Sak | May 22, 2013
Chris Flinn Review
Mr. Flinn did a phonomenal job representing me in a criminal defense case. Specifically, Mr. Flinn's attention to detail allowed him to identify the weaknesses in the prosecution's case. If you want an attorney who will do more than simply plea your case down, you want Mr. Flinn's represenation. If you want an attorney who understands how to defend your freedom, you want Mr. Flinn. Mr. Flinn poured through the charges against me and kept me fully informed as to how we were going to win my case. I would never hesitate to call him again, and if you really want someone that will give you the attention to detail that I would think every case requires, I reccommend Mr. Flinn.
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Posted by Dana | January 4, 2013
Excellence Beyond Measure
I was extremely pleased with the excellent service provided by Mr. Flinn. If I ever need an attorney in the future he will be the person that I call.
Posted by Richard | January 4, 2013
Extremely Efficient and Knowledgeable Counselor
I am a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator that had the unfortunate experience of being ran off the road by another driver who left the scene of the accident. The police authorities who reported to the scene of the accident accused me of being DUI without sufficient cause. Thanks to the very thorough work of Attorney Flinn and a trial that lasted 3 days, I was found not guilty of these charges. This attorney with his skillful presentation of the facts completely overwhelmed the opposing litigators to submission. As a result the jury returned a not guilty verdict.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2013
Dedicated, Determined, and Dependable!
I have dealt with chris for several years and he has honestly help me get out of sticky situations. I can say he is like a personal body guard when needed.
Posted by Stefka | October 29, 2012
Great attorney which cares!
Chris was my boyfriends attorney during his criminal trial and he represented very well and achieved a hung jury in a very difficult case. He also got a negotiated plee for him and has always been there no matter what. I am grateful to have met Chris.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • C. Christopher Flinn, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Carnesale, Delan, Flinn & Michael, L.L.C.
  • 2001 - 2014
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Dekalb County District Attorney
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Rockdale County District Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Assistant Solicitor General
  • Dekalb County Solicitor General's Office
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Legal Intern
  • Rockdale County District Attorney's Office
  • 1993 - 1993
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Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Georgia
  • AB
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Thomas
  • Not Guilty -- Jury Trial
  • State v. Black -- Douglas County
  • Not Guilty -- Jury Trial
  • State v. Brooks -- Clayton County
  • Not Guilty - Jury Trial
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Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law Section
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Federal Bar Association Award for Constitutional Law
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Avvo.com
  • The Role of the Prosecutor
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • The Layman's Lawyer (TV series)
  • New Laws Relating to Teen Drivers
  • 2000
  • Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia
  • DUI Case Law Update
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (30)
Endorse Charles
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Flinn is an excellent and tireless attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chris for almost 20 years. He is consistently one of the most prepared and zealous advocates for his clients that I have ever seen. He is very well respected in the legal community. I highly endorse Chris Flinn."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He had provided an Outstanding analysis and answers on several issues that I have taken note of and he is highly respected among his peers as a leader in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my distinct privilege to endorse and highly recommend Chris Flinn as an attorney of the highest caliber. I have sat in the courtroom and watched as Chris zealously defended and advocated for his client who had been charged with Driving Under in the Influence and related offenses."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With praise from clients for his zealous work and praise from other attorneys for his professionalism and skill, Mr. Flinn's profile on Avvo demonstrates the qualities that are important to clients. I would encourage those with criminal defense legal needs in GA to contact Mr. Flinn, take the time to meet him personally, listen to how he can help, and give his expertise due and thorough consideration."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Flinn is a frequent Avvo contributor and colleague. I cannot find a single Avvo entry where I'd disagree with him. People in need of a criminal defense attorney in Georgia should definitely consider him among their top choices."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He generously devotes a significant amount of time answering questions on Avvo. His contributions are thoughtful, insightful, well reasoned and detailed. His answers indicate that he is very knowledgeable in his practice areas."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a top notch lawyer and well respected in the field. If you need a lawyer, look no further than Chris Flinn."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris Flinn is an extremely hard working and caring advocate for his clients. He is experienced in every courtroom in the metro area and is highly respected in each courtroom he walks into. Attorney Flinn goes the extra mile to make sure his clients are taken care of in all their matters. You will be well served if you hire Chris Flinn as your lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Flinn, he is an excellent attorney with a superb knowledge of the criminal laws of this State. He would be an excellent choice for legal representation on any Criminal matter or DUI case in Georgia."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Chris Flinn as a top performer for almost 20 years. I have observed Chris in court and have first-hand knowledge of his exceptional advocacy skills, work ethic, legal knowledge and intellect. Because of his skills and tenacity as an advocate for his clients, I highly recommend Chris Flinn for anyone needing the services of a committed attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have frequently had the pleasure of observing Chris Flinn in the courtroom know him to be an excellent attorney and zealous advocate for his clients. I respect his opinions and seek his advice on many criminal defense matters here in the Atlanta metro area. I can recommend him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. His prior experience in the Dekalb County District Attorney's office makes him the go to criminal defense attorney for anyone charged with a felony or misdemeanor in the Dekalb County Georgia court system."
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