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Andrew Brian Margolis

Family Attorney at Cumming, GA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 13 years
    Georgia - GA 22 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Delinquent No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

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Originally from Smithtown, New York, Mr. Margolis graduated from Smithtown High School in 1993 and attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he graduated Cum Laude, receiving a B.A. in Politics and Legal Studies in 1997.  While still in college, Mr. Margolis was part of a legal team that successfully sued the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and forced it to provide better access for people with disabilities.

 

In June, 1998, Mr. Margolis moved to Atlanta to attend the Emory University School of Law, where he was immediately drawn to the practice of criminal law.  Soon after completion of his first year of law school he began assisting attorneys in the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office in representing clients who could not afford to hire their own attorneys.  That first summer, Mr. Margolis participated in a murder / armed robbery trial.  The client was found not guilty.  Later on, while still in law school, Mr. Margolis began working as a prosecutor for the City of Atlanta, conducting preliminary hearings and trials of city ordinance violations. 

 

Andrew Margolis graduated from Emory Law School in 2001 and immediately began serving as an Assistant District Attorney.  Mr. Margolis was responsible for prosecuting all types of cases from minor traffic violations to major felonies, including homicides.  Mr. Margolis has successfully tried cases involving most major violent felonies, including murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and sex crimes.  He has tried cases involving burglary, theft and forgery.  As part of the D.A.’s Office, Mr. Margolis also had the opportunity to develop a particular specialization in the area of domestic violence while serving as a domestic violence prosecutor.  Andrew Margolis has also handled a wide variety of drug-related crimes ranging from simple possession of various substances to drug trafficking and served as lead drug court prosecutor while with the District Attorney’s Office.

 

In 2004 Mr. Margolis entered private practice.  Building on skills and relationships gained as a prosecutor, he has continuously and aggressively protected the individual rights of his clients charged with criminal offenses in the superior, state, magistrate and municipal courts of Georgia.  Andrew B. Margolis currently represents clients charged with major and minor felonies, misdemeanors, domestic violence offenses, DUI, minor traffic offenses and other crimes in both Georgia and New York.  Andrew Margolis has further honed his particular skill in domestic violence situations and represents clients who both need help getting out of an abusive situation or who may be falsely accused of domestic violence or stalking. 

 

Since family violence cases also may involve issues of divorce, child custody, visitation and child support, Mr. Margolis also represents clients across the state in divorces, legitimations, and other actions involving child custody and  child support cases.

 

Andrew B. Margolis enjoys a reputation as a hard-hitting professional with a formidable knowledge of the law.  Let Andrew Margolis and the Margolis Legal Group, P.C. use those skills and reputation to help you with your situation.

 

EDUCATION

 

Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia (J.D., 2001)

Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts  (B.A., Cum Laude, 1997)

Smithtown High School, Smithtown, New York (1993)

 

ADMISSIONS:

 

State of Georgia:                                                                                   2001

Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia:                                        2002

Supreme Court of the State of Georgia:                                            2002

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia:                2010

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia:                   2010  

State of New York:                                                                               2010

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York:            2011

Location

The Siemon Law Firm
347 Dahlonega Street
Building 100
Cumming, GA, 30040

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Posted by Jillian | July 7, 2013
Excellent Attorney!
During a very sensitive time in my life after giving birth to my precious daughter, I was served with papers by my daughter's father for custody and visitation. After working with another attorney, of which I was extremely dissatisfied, I eagerly retained Andrew Margolis. I came home one day after being frustrated with the process, and typed into the google search engine, "I need the best lawyer in family law with domestic violence experience". Andrew's name popped right up! Needless to say, I was very pleased with his tenacity, knowledge of law, and his ability to discern the underlying issues of the case and the potential impact, if any. Since my interaction with Andrew I have recommended him to people who need help in their most darkest hour.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2011
Best damn lawyer in the city of Atlanta
Mr. Margolis is insightful and extremely knowledgeable of the law. He has a grace and style in the courtroom with his prolific and eloquent use of words. He is a lawyer who is intelligent and shrewd, but also has a compassionate side who listens to and understands your needs as a client possibly better than the client knows for him or herself. He makes himself easily reachable to his clients. He is open and he is honest. Mr. Margolis is also realistic without creating a sense of inappropriate expectations for the client and he is direct about it. He is also amiable and humanistic as well. Mr. Margolis is a lawyer who I trust and is someone on whom I can fully depend for my difficult case. His passion for the law and for getting what is fair in the justice system supercedes any other lawyer or law firm with whom I have worked in previous years. I highly recommend this lawyer as he is the best damn lawyer in the city of Atlanta.
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Posted by Brian | August 24, 2011
Amazing client service
This firm has amazing customer response. Andrew always took my call when he was in, and when not, I would usually get a call back the same day. That's more than I can say for most lawyers around here. And oh yeah, he got my domestic violence case dismissed. If I ever need a lawyer again, I will definitely use this firm.

Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judge
  • Fulton County Magistrate Court
  • 2012 - Present
  • Founder / Owner
  • The Margolis Legal Group, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Conaway and Strickler, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Founder / Owner
  • Andrew B. Margolis, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office, Conasauga Judicial Circuit
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Intern
  • Henry County Office of the Solicitor-General
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Intern
  • Office of the City Solicitor (Atlanta)
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Intern
  • Fulton County Public Defender's Office
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Legal Assistant
  • McDermott Will & Emery, L.L.P
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Intern
  • The Disability Law Center
  • 1996 - 1996
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Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Brandeis University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (4)
Endorse Andrew
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew Margolis is a dedicated and selfless defender of rights and a true champion of justice. I have no hesitation endorsing him as a qualified and respected criminal defense lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Other
"I literally witnessed Mr. Margolis' legal brilliance when, just after being sworn into the GA Bar, I observed a Motions Hearing of his in Gwinnett County State Court. I certainly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Andy. He is flat out hard working and ethical. He is an exceptional attorney and will work tirelessly to get his clients a good result."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andrew is a great Attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andy is a frequent Avvo contributor and colleague in the areas of criminal defense and DUI. I cannot find a single Avvo entry where I'd disagree with him. People in need of a criminal defense attorney in Georgia should definitely consider him among their top choices."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is an excellent and ethical attorney who advocates strongly for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Andrew. He is a professional and knowledgeable attorney and is a zealous advocate for his clients. I have observed Andrew in the courtroom on several occasions and have always been impressed with his presentation and legal arguments."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Andrew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andy is an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've interacted with Andrew through the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and have frequently been impressed with his knowledge of the law and obvious passion for defending his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I absolutely endorse this Mr. Margolis, he's smart, hard working, creative, and not afraid to defend his client no matter how unpopular it may make him with the judge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Andrew Margolis for more than ten years. He is one of the hardest working and innovative attorneys in the community. Given his wealth of knowledge and experience, he is an attorney from whom other attorneys seek advice. I have had the privilege of working closely with Andrew on a number of matters and endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andy is an extremely knowledgeable and thorough attorney in addition to being a great person to be around. He has been a mentor to me in my practice and I have the utmost respect for him. Give him a call; you really cannot go wrong with Andy."
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