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Marcia Gail Shein

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Successfully representing clients in resolving complex Federal and Georgia State cases since 1992. 404-633-3797; 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.  Attorney Shein is a former federal probation officer with a Masters degree from Nova University in counseling psychology. 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 Shein has taught criminal justice classes for Kaplan University in Chicago, Troy State in Alabama and Broward Community college in South Florida. She has spoken before many bar associations and on television including but not limited to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense lawyers, the Tennessee Criminal Defense Lawyers etc. Attorney Shein is a life member of NACDL and the president of GACDL 2013. 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.


Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 100%
    24 years, 400 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • Joseph Sam Habachy

    I strongly endorse Marcia Shein. She is quite simply the best federal defense attorney around. She genuinely cares for her clients and works tirelessly to get the result they desire. I have had the honor of working with Marcia on several matters and was overly impressed with her level of knowledge on federal criminal matters. She's the best around, period.


    Joseph Habachy Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    it is my pleasure to endorse my dear friend, Marcia Shein. I have known Marcia and seen her work for close to 16 years. she is a powerhouse in the federal system. She is universally respected for her litigation skills, appellate work, and her tremendous work with GACDL as our President and director. I highly endorse Marcia!


    Michael Friedman Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

2392 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA, 30033


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199207/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sentencing Mitigation ConsultantNational Legal Services1981 - 1992
Federal probation officerUnited States Probation SD Florida1977 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident 20132013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLifetime Member2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. GreerCharges dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cultural Issues in Criminal DefenseCULTURAL ISSUES IN SENTENCING2013
The Federal LawyerPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Criminal Justice System: From Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan2010
The Champion magazineThe Changing Landscape Of Sentencing Mitigation In Possession of Child Pornography Cases2010
The Champion magazineRace and Crack Cocaine Offenses: Correcting a Troubling Injustice Post-Booker2008
The Federal LawyerH The Federal Sentencing Guidelines a Troubling History Has sentencing reform gone too far?2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Atlanta Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Nova Southeastern UniversityPsychologyMasters in Psychology1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMitigation in Child pornography cases2013
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Amicus CommitteeNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Defending Drug Cases, Las Vegas, NV, Sentencing Issues in Drug Cases: Plea Agreement, Mitigation, and Updates, November 20092009
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Georgetown Law University, Washington DC: Updates on Federal Sentencing Mitigation in White Collar Cases, November2008