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     I am a criminal defense attorney in DeKalb County.  My practice consists entirely of indigent clients, people who cannot afford to hire private lawyers.  As a public defender I am proud to have been the attorney for hundreds of men and women charged with serious crimes.


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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    9 years, 1.5 thousand cases



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  • Daniel Eliot DeWoskin

    LeeAnne is a fighter, no question about it. She stands up for her folks and has the respect of her clients, her opposing counsel, and the judges before whom she practices. She is smart, dedicated, and professional and I am proud to consider her both a colleague and a friend.


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  • Nathan Edward Fitzpatrick

    LeeAnne is one of the most respected Criminal Defense attorneys in the Atlanta metropolitan area. I have known her for as long as I have been licensed to practice law. LeeAnne has the perfect balance of competence and vigor as an attorney and does does amazing things in a courtroom. I would definitely call her if I needed some legal assistance.


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GAActive Member in Good Standing 200710/25/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Outstanding Law StudentGeorgia Association for Women Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lead Attorney Crimes Involving Children (CIC) UnitDekalb County Public Defender2014 - Present
Superior Court Criminal Defense AttorneyDekalb County Public Defender2010 - 2014
Criminal Defense AttorneyDekalb County Public Defender's Office2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2007 - Present
Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of CourtN/A2012 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. J.B.Not guilty of rape and child molestation
State v. K.C.Burglary reduced to misdemeanor
State v. A.P.Not guilty on seven counts of rape and child molestation
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York TimesConfrontation With Black Partygoers Leads to Gang Charges for White Group2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
GACDL Fall SeminarRace and the Law: Let's Have a Converstation2015
Georgia State University College of Law, Law School GraduationBeing a New Lawyer2007