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Elizabeth Ann Brandenburg

Criminal defense Attorney at Decatur, GA

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2008
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Successfully representing clients in resolving complex Federal and Georgia State cases. Federal cases are complex and a client needs an experienced attorney to navigate the federal criminal justice system successfully. We specialize in federal cases including complex fraud, drug and child pornography cases as well as state appeals, habeas, and juvenile cases.  Our firm  provides full representation in all Federal cases including pre trial, plea, sentencing and appeals. We understand what it takes to l resolve your case successfully and we pride ourselves on honestly communicating successful case strategy information with the client.


Attorney Brandenburg is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense lawyers, where she serves on the amicus committee and is chair of the media committee. She is also on the adjunct faculty of Mercer University School of Law teaching Advanced Legal Writing.


The firm of Shein and Brandenburg and the Federal Criminal Law Center works hard for our clients in helping them navigate the troubled waters of the federal criminal justice system. We cannot guarantee results, as no lawyer can or should but we can tell you that we will work hard to achieve goals and mitigate damages. Our Atlanta based firm does federal cases and appeals all over the United States. Give us a call so we can answer your questions and see if we are a good fit to represent your federal criminal case


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Posted by KCW | July 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney!!!
I am very thankful that I hired Elizabeth. I was devastated after my son (13 years old) was charged with a criminal offense. I was so concerned that this one incident would ruin his future at such an early age. His case was not just in JDC but had escalated to a higher court, making me realize that I needed to get an attorney who could handle the charges and sentencing they were throwing at him. The original attorney I had hired when his case was in juvenile court drug their feet for 2 years. Which is why Elizabeth was hired, and once she was hired the case began to move. She was very upfront from our initial meeting. It is her knowledge and expertise of this arena of law that I feel she was able to accomplish what she did for our son. After just one year of representing us, she was able to reach an agreement (a plea with no jail time) that was very favorable for my son. I can honestly say that because of her office my son life was not ruined, but restored.
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Posted by Brett | March 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Top lawyer in Georgia
The law firm of Shein & Brandenburg is by far the most professional and down to earth office I have dealt with. No matter the question, or concern they get it answered quickly. As far as representation Ms. Brandenburg has a way of gaining the respect and attention of the court when she handles my case. I truly can say this is one of the most powerful legal duos in Georgia and the care about their clients well being.
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Posted by Anibal | October 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
When I was charged with a federal crime I was very concerned, I hired Elizabeth and I’m glad I did. From the beginning she reviewed my case and made everything cleared for me. From day one she did a great job and she fought to get the best outcome. After a very short time, we reached a deal and I ended up getting probation with no jail time. I will truly recommend elizabeth, great lawyer!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Appalling. Abrasive. Non-communicative. Charged us $3,500 for nothing.
We hired Elizabeth for a time-sensitive case. She showed no sense of urgency and was non-communicative. When we would chase her down for information, she was rude and uninformed in her responses. Her 'legal strategy' involved asking for records that were inconsequential. The case was ultimately resolved without any contribution from her. Somehow this cost us $3,500. This lawyer does not care about her clients whatsoever. Steer clear.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Firm of Shein & Brandenburg
  • 2008 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Mercer University Law School
  • 2008 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Macon Circuit Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Clerk
  • United States District Court For The Middle District Of Georgia
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Augusta District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2006
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  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008


  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Chairperson
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Juvenile Courts of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Advocacy Award
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2008


  • The Champion magazine
  • The Changing Landscape of Sentencing Mitigation In Pocession of Child Pornography Cases
  • 2011
  • The Federal Lawyer
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder In The Criminal Justice System: From Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan
  • 2010
  • Mercer Law Review
  • School Bullies - They Aren't Just Students: Examining School Interogations and The Miranda Warning
  • 2008
  • Mercer Law Review
  • Kansas v Marsh: A Thumb On The Scale of Death?
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am very proud to have had the opportunity to work with Lizzy. She is a top shelf attorney, who has an enormous command of the law, a relentless work ethic and is one of the finest legal writers I have had the pleasure to work with. If you have the opportunity, as an attorney, to share a case with Lizzy, you will not be disappointed. If you are in need of a defense attorney, I highly recommend that you take the time to consider this exceptional and dedicated professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Elizabeth Brandenburg is a brilliant and hard working attorney who fights for her clients. She has my full endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Cares about her clients and works hard on their behalf in serious Junvenile cases, State and Federal criminal defense pre trial, trial, motions for new trial, appeals and habeas corpus litigation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Elizabeth. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense
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Decatur Criminal defense Lawyer Elizabeth Ann Brandenburg
Elizabeth Ann Brandenburg
Criminal defense Attorney
Decatur, GA
Licensed for 15 years