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Jason B. Sheffield

Criminal defense Attorney at Decatur, GA

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also known as Adjunct Professor Emory School of Law, Instructor, Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program

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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2005
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About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal Jury Trials Criminal Appeals Child Sexual Molestation Online Sexual Offenses Shaken Baby Syndrome Abusive Head Trauma Professional Licensing Defense White Collar Crime

    19 years, 10 cases

  2. Personal injury
    Wrongful Death Premises Liability Catastrophic Injury Series Bodily Injury Sexual Assault / Physical Assault Victim

    19 years, 2 cases

To be an attorney is a call to duty - a call to a cause. I have journeyed with my clients through life’s most harrowing storms in search of meaning, truth, and Justice. To be able to correct an injustice is the greatest gift an attorney can do for another person. In order to be able to truly help another human being, you have to take the time to know their story - the betrayal, the ficticious lies, their story of loss and suffering, or what led them to this moment in their life, be it an accident, a mistake, or poor judgment. It is not easy to hold the hand of someone accused of a crime or who has suffered great loss through the fault of others, but it is the first step out the darkness and into the light. My life has become about this pursuit. I stand gladly, honorably, as the sword and the shield for those who honor me with representing them and their families.

I have investigated, prepared, and presented the stories of my clients in courts all over the country to judges and juries through the jury trial system in both state and federal courts. Conducting a jury trial is an art form. In many ways, it is a relief. It many ways, it is a nightmare. The case is won, though, by its preparation, pratice, and execution. Time and time again, the jurors in my trials have rendered verdicts in favor of my clients. And I have been asked to tackle some of the most difficult, complicated, social and medical issue cases that can be brought into a courtroom. It is with patience, dedication, perserverance, and grit that I have had the pleasure of serving others.

I have been a story teller my entire life. Prior to entering law school at 29, I had been acting, writing, and producing creative content in Atlanta. At the same time, I worked as an EMT at Scottish Rite Emergency, now Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where I assisted the nurses and doctors perform life saving medical techniques for every imaginable injury a child could receive. After getting married at 27, I decided to attend law school and follow in the footsteps of my mother, also an attorney, as I had been around three decades of her practice, watching her help others.

I feel a great responsibility to each client who calls me. I give a considerable amount of free time to anyone seeking knowledge or information about their situation. It is only after you invest in learning everything that you can make the best, most informed decision. I cherish this ideal and give it freely to anyone who calls me. 

I am a graduate of Georgia State University College of Law (2005) and The National Criminal Defense College (2010). My honors include being invited to serve as a member of the Law Review at Georgia State University College of Law, where I authored, edited and published legal writings, and being named by Georgia Superlawyers as a Rising Star in 2013-2015 and now a Super Lawyer for 2018-2021.

I served as the Treasurer of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL) for five years and am now the President Elect, which means I'll be President in 2022. I am also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and recently had two articles published in their nationally circulated Champion Magazine, the most recent being entitled “Winning Despite DNA: The Truth You Must Reveal.” I thoroughly enjoy speaking at legal seminars.

I teach trial skills and techniques to trial lawyers at the nationally acclaimed Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program hosted yearly by GACDL at the University of Georgia. In 2015, I was invited to teach jury trial techniques internationally through The United States States Department in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia to fellow trial attorneys there once their constitution had been amended to allow its citizens jury trials.

In 2012, I joined Emory University’s School of Law as an adjunct professor where I teach students about the use of experts in criminal and civil trials.

Prior to my admission to the Georgia Bar, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University in Biology / Pre-Medicine, focusing on Biology, Chemistry, and Bio-Chemistry.

I have been married since 2000 and have two children.

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I look forward to meeting you and seeing how I can help you in your time of need.



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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)


  • National Criminal Defense College
  • 2010
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Clemson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995


  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • President's Award
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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  • Georgia State University Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2003

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We worked together on a few cases, he knows the law, and is a passionate advocate for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
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"I endorse Jason. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Decatur Criminal defense Lawyer Jason B. Sheffield
Jason B. Sheffield
Criminal defense Attorney
Decatur, GA
Licensed for 18 years
Virtual consultation available