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Robert Alexander Susor

Criminal defense Attorney at Decatur, GA

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Alex Susor, R. Alexander Susor


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Alex Susor is the founder and managing partner of the Law Offices of Alex Susor in Decatur, Georgia. Prior to staring his own law firm, Alex worked for five years as both a law student and an associate attorney for a renowned high profile Atlanta criminal defense firm. His practice consists of state and federal criminal trial defense, post-conviction criminal appeals, petitions for habeas corpus relief, civil forfeiture lawsuits, plaintiff’s personal injury claims, and representation of K-12 public school teachers in Georgia Teacher Fair Dismissal Act and Professional Standards Commission administrative hearings.

 

Alex was a co-recipient of the 2009 Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers "Case of the Year" Award for his successful appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court of the state’s kidnapping statute and was invited to testify as an expert before the Georgia Senate and Georgia House of Representatives Judiciary Committees on that issue. He is an alumnus of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyer’s Division Leadership Academy (Class of 2009), served as the co-chair of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyer's Division Criminal Law Committee and as Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Vice-President for Fulton County each for three years, served two one year terms (2011-12; 2013-14) on the Board of Directors for  the State Bar Young Lawyers Division, and is a past chairman of the the Board of Directors for the Georgia Innocence Project.  He is also the only private practice criminal defense attorney selected by the Fulton County Daily Report for its 2015 list of 40 under 40 "On the Rise" attorneys in the State of Georgia.

A native of Marietta, Georgia, Alex earned his Bachelor of Science with highest honors in 1999 from Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and his J.D. degree in 2006 from the Georgia State University College of Law. While in law school, he interned with both the Georgia Innocence Project, a non-profit dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted criminal defendants through the use of D.N.A. technology, as well as the Federal Defender Program, a non-profit law firm appointed to represent indigent criminal defendants before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

During Alex’s third year at the College of Law, he served as a Senator in the Student Bar Association and was chosen by his peers as “Mr. Law School 2006”. Alex was also honored with a pro bono service award from U.S. District Court Judge Marvin Shoob for his work as a law student with the Southern Center for Human Rights’ Fulton County Jail Project, investigating a variety of systemic failures that led to severe overcrowding and substandard health and safety conditions at the jail. See Mark A. Kadish, The Fulton County Jail Project: A pro bono clinical view from the cellblocks, 23 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 561 (2007). He also received academic awards for his superior performance in two courses: Litigation and Advanced Evidence.


Prior to attending law school, Alex was employed as a high school science teacher with Cobb County Schools and as a Case Manager with the Atlanta law firm Alston & Bird, where he worked for over a year on that firm’s historic investigation into the bankruptcy of Enron Corporation. He has also worked as a youth environmental conservation teacher at the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.

 

Alex is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, the DeKalb Bar Assocation, Cobb County Bar Association, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,  the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, and the Georgia Tech Bar Assocation. He is admitted to practice before all Georgia State and Superior Courts, the Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for both the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and The Supreme Court of the United States. He was a founding member of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Alumni Network and is an Eagle Scout. In his spare time, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and children, hiking, camping, tailgating for Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football games, bowling, world travel, homebrewing beer, cooking, snow skiing, signing karaoke at the top of his lungs, and listening to the greatest rock and roll band to ever exist, The Grateful Dead.

Photos and videos

Alex with Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein - May 2012
Alex with United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas - May 2012
Hang Gliding with Instructor at Lookout Mountain Flight Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  June 2010.
Alex rappelling down from the roof of the 36 story Viewpoint Lofts Building on Peachtree Street in Atlanta as part of a Georgia Tech Alumni Association scholarship fundraiser. - June 2008
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Licensed for 16 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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The Law Offices of Alex Susor, P.C.
914 Church Street
Decatur, GA, 30030

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Posted by Trina | January 9, 2020
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5 Stars!
I highly recommend the services of Alex Susor! We hired him to take care of a traffic ticket for our daughter and he was prompt, professional and obtained the best possible outcome for her case!
Posted by Anthony | May 26, 2016
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Highly Recommended
My husband and I retained Mr. Susor for a matter before the Atlanta Municipal Court. We originally thought that we could handle it ourselves, but we could not have been more wrong. Mr. Susor proved to be very adept and knowledgeable and explained the process thoroughly. He was able to have the case quickly resolved, much to our satisfaction.
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Posted by Trish | May 7, 2016
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Phenomenal Attorney
Attorney Susor is a phenomenal lawyer. In addition to his genuine compassionate character, his ability to take an adept approach in representing our case was amazing! He examined every element of our case in complete detail, compiled the evidence and facts, stayed in communication we with us from the beginning to the end. Never once did Attorney Susor fall short of his obligation in his representation in our case. We are extremely pleased, grateful and thankful to Attorney Susor. ...a phenomenal attorney!
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Posted by Smith | March 9, 2016
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SUCH A LIFESAVER AND HONEST LAWYER!!!!!!
Words can not express my gratitude and respect I have for Attorney Susor. His morals and integrity for human kind for his clients is beyond exceptional. Being I was dealing with such a frustrating situation with another attorney who showed no compassion for me, I begin to research for HELP and simple understanding in terminating my probation, I was already feeling dishearten from the former attorney I hired, that I literally exhausted all my faith and efforts until I tried one more time. After carefully doing my researching and homework for another attorney. I'm sure like some of us, who are dealing with the criminal side of the law, we are not only looking for honest legal assistance but TRUST! I read Attorney Susor reviews and was impressed. I decided to finally give him a call (nervousness) being that I was under the impression that all FULTON COUNTY attorneys were money hungry EVIL! But I was WRONG!!! I left a voicemail and Attorney Susor, returned my call within the same day. I explained my situation and he gave me honest and thorough advice. He was very patience with me and answered ALL my questions and concerns. I honestly felt a burden being lifted off me from my simple phone conversation. Once my family and I agreed to retain Attorney Susor, he IMMEDIATELY researched and begun working on my case. He went as far as providing any missing documents or orders that was needed to expedite my request. Attorney Susor kept his communication so open and honest! If I ever had a question or concern, he ALWAYS returned my call within the day to relive any stress! Being I'm a client who was traveling from out of state, he kept me informed of everything I needed to know or to expect the day prior to my court appearance. He was always punctual and VERY knowledgeable of the law! More importantly, Attorney Susor is very well respected and that is assured with his integrity and ethical practice. In the end, Attorney Susor was very successful in terminating my probation and with that my freedom and peace of mind has been restored. With gratitude, I humbly, "Thank You", Attorney Susor for allowing me to have a second chance with life!
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2013
Could not recommend him more highly!
Alex Susor is strategic, highly intelligent, and extremely competent. He introduced himself to me at the courthouse while I was in a state of confusion and great need (my case was bound over from Municipal to State Court and I did not have representation). From my first meeting with him and throughout my case (which unfolded over a year and a half) he was patient, responsible and respectful. He worked diligently on my case, and was able to get all charges against me dismissed. I recommend him most highly.
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Posted by Will | May 4, 2012
Amazingly Fast Resolution
I retained Mr. Susor to defend me against a ticket, issued by APD, which was fairly serious but unsupported by evidence. I was even thinking about defending pro se, in all my righteous indignation. However, Mr. Susor gave me a lengthy consultation, and showed me just how serious the penalties could be if I botched the defense (which is incredibly easy to do if you don't know Georgia criminal procedure). He agreed to represent me for an extremely reasonable flat rate, and even helped me resolve an unrelated minor issue while we were at the courthouse. I have to say, any of the evidence or arguments I would have submitted, had I represented myself, were completely trumped by Mr. Susor's extensive experience in criminal defense -- we did not even have to go to trial. In the morning, he spoke with the solicitor (with whom he had a long working relationship), and convinced the solicitor to call the officer and see for himself that the charge was bogus. We came back in the afternoon, and waited about 4 minutes for the charge to be dismissed. There is just no way the solicitor would have given such prompt and serious consideration to a defendant represented by himself or by an attorney he didn't know from Adam. Whatever that says about the justice system, that simply having truth on your side is not enough without a good attorney, I am exceptionally pleased with the outcome of my case and with Mr. Susor's representation. All told, the time from ticket to dismissal was a little under a month. That's fairly unheard of in the Atlanta court system. It shocked friends of mine who are lawyers. Mr. Susor also went the extra mile, after the case was finished, to go to the courthouse and get me copies of the disposition. I would recommend Mr. Susor to anyone in metro Atlanta who finds him or herself in hot water and needs an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2010
Gives Lawyers a Great Name!
Mr. Susor was referred to me by a friend, and I'm extremely grateful that I was able to have such a talented, caring, and professional attorney to represent me. Mr. Susor is not only a highly competent defense attorney, but is also an all-around good guy with his clients' best interests at the forefront of his practice. He was able to get my case dismissed, but was fully prepared for my defense, and kept me informed at all times about the status of my case. I felt very confident in Mr. Susor's abilities, and would recommend him to anyone in the unfortunate position of needing a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by Allen | May 25, 2010
Mr. Susor is the BEST !!!!!
Mr. Susor has been in charge a legal matter of mine and I am extremely pleased with the way that he has handled all aspects of my case. I feel that there is not one detail that he did not give 100 percent of his attention. He is patient, considerate, thoughtful and above all accessible. He kept me up to date on new developments and took great care in handling every detail in a timely manner. His greatest quality is his ability to make you feel at ease and confident in how your case is being handled. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2010
Five stars out of five—Alexander Susor
My husband is in the Army Reserves. Early this year he was sent to another state and put on active duty. Because this was an extended stay, I went with him. While we were out of town we hired Alex Susor to handle a legal matter for us. He not only resolved the problem to our extreme satisfaction, he also explained the process, kept in touch with us, and advised us along the way.
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Posted by Robert | May 22, 2010
Excellent Attorney
Smart, intutitive and caring. Prepared me well for all questions. He is my laywer for life.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2009
Rating of Alex Susor
would recommend Alex to all my friends and relatives. he did a great job and kept us informed at all times. he was on top of all issues.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2009
Great Attorney
Alex handled our case with great knowledge and provided us with the best deal possible. He has excellent contacts in the legal field and is obviously well respected by his counterparts. At all time we were kept abreast of what he was working on and he always responded promptly to any of our messages. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone needing a top notch attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2009
Highly recommended attorney
Alex helped me with small matter. He was easy to get a hold of, responsive to my communications, and helped get the issue resolved very quickly. He knows what he is doing and how to work effectively in all the area courts. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2009
Mr. Susor
Mr. Susor did an outstanding job. He was extremely helpful and professional. He kept me very well informed and clearly explained to me my situation and options. I am very glad that I trusted him to handle my case.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Student Intern and Volunteer Attorney
  • Georgia Innocence Project
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of L. David Wolfe, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Law Student Intern
  • Federal Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • The Law Offices of L. David Wolfe, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Case Manager
  • ALSTON + BIRD LLP
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Case Clerk
  • ALSTON + BIRD LLP
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Science Teacher
  • Joseph Wheeler High School
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Conservationist
  • Philmont Scout Ranch
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Conservationist
  • Philmont Scourt Ranch
  • 1999 - 1999
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Education

  • Georgia State University
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science with Highest Honors
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • United States v. Hill
  • Facing 45 years, sentenced to one year and one day
  • State v. Bair
  • Dismissal of 31 count criminal indictment upheld by Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Miller v. O'Neal
  • The protective order was issued against Mr. O'Neal
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Associations

  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • DeKalb Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Georgia Tech Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Georgia Innocence Project
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice-President (Fulton County)
  • 2011 - 2015
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2012
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2009
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Criminal Law Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2008 - 2011
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Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • 40 under 40 "On The Rise" Attorneys
  • Fulton County Daily Report
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Service to the State Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2012
  • Sole Practitioner Division - First Place
  • Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Charity Fundraiser
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Service to the Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division
  • 2010
  • "AV: Preeminent" Peer Rated Attorney (4.8 out of 5)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Case of the Year - Garza v. State
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Service Award - Fulton County Jail Project
  • U.S. District Court Judge Marvin Shoob - Northern District of Georgia
  • 2006
  • Mr. Law School
  • Georgia State University College of Law - Class of 2006
  • 2006
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America - Troop 772
  • 1995
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer - Emory University
  • Criminal Defense in Georgia
  • 2015
  • PAGE Attorney Workshop
  • Defending Public School Teachers accused of Criminal Charges
  • 2014
  • GACDL Fall Legal Seminar
  • Cell phones, GPS and the Police: 4th Amendment issues after United States v Jones
  • 2012
  • Guest Lecturer - Emory University
  • Criminal Defense in Georgia
  • 2012
  • Guest Instructor - Georgia Public Safety Training Center
  • Criminal Defense Cross Examination in DUI cases - Field Sobriety Exercises
  • 2011
  • Guest Lecturer - Georgia State University
  • Georgia's Criminal Justice System: Issues of concern to the local business community
  • 2010
  • Georgia Tech Bar Association - "The Everyday Crimes of Ordinary People"
  • Panel discussion on state and local traffic and misdemeanor offenses in Georgia
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (25)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Alex for a few years now. He is one of the lawyers I go to when I need second opinions on my own cases. That is pretty much the highest compliment I can pay another attorney. Alex is hard-working and highly intelligent. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several people to Alex, and they have all written me afterwards to sing his praises. He is very knowledgeable, aggressive, and conscientious. I highly recommend Alex, and would trust him completely to handle legal matters for me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Alex Susor. He is a talented and fierce litigator and genuinely cares about his clients. He is responsive and sincere and will get you the result you deserve."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert . He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Alex since law school. He is hardworking, intelligent, and passionate about defending the rights of his clients. I would not hesitate to refer cases to him."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is well-respected in the community for his experience and integrity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alex is a brilliant attorney with legal expertise that lawyer twice his age do not have. I strongly recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is a well-respected and valued member of the legal community. I endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer who really cares about his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Susor and I have worked together on several matters. He has handled the criminal components of several of my client's family law matters. He works hard to get a good result for my clients. And most importantly, he genuinely cares about the outcomes of their cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is one of most intelligent lawyers in Georgia and real rising star in criminal defense. He has a tremendous passion for helping his clients and is well respected by prosecutors and judges. If I was being accused of a crime I would not hesitate to hire Alex to represent me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is a stand-up guy, and very dedicated to the cause of justice. He combines a sharp, analytically legal mind with a big heart for the clients he represents."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is hands down one of the finest criminal defense attorneys that I know. You cannot go wrong by trusting him with your case. I have no reservations, whatsoever, in endorsing this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Alex is one of the brightest young attorneys practicing in criminal defense and especially on appeals. He is one of my goto guys when I have questions about nuances in the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is an amazing attorney. His work at the appellate level is truly impressive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is one of the brightest and sharpest lawyers around. He is extremely thorough, and he advocates unrelentingly for all of his clients. I endorse Alex without any hesitation."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is brilliant. I would send any appellate case his way as I know his meticulous attention to details will result in great work for his clients. In a very difficult area of practice, Alex is one of the best and brightest."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Decatur Criminal defense Lawyer Robert Alexander Susor
Robert Alexander Susor
Criminal defense Attorney
Decatur, GA
Licensed for 16 years
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