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Brian Allen Hansford

DUI and DWI Attorney at Cumming, GA

4.9   74 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    By providing clients with one-on-one attention, our attorneys build strong defenses that produce winning outcomes in court.

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    I believe strongly that all who stand accused of a crime deserve a thorough and zealous defense.

    25 years, 3,000 cases

  3. Juvenile law
    10%

    25 years

  4. Domestic violence
    5%

    25 years

  5. Federal crime
    5%

    25 years

NOT JUST A LAW FIRM … A SOLUTION

I completed  my undergraduate degree at North Georgia College and State University, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.  Subsequently I joined the United States Army and served proudly as a Paratrooper with the XVIII Airborne Corps, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  After being honorably discharged, I obtained my law degree at the John Marshall School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia and went on to serve as a prosecutor, gaining invaluable prosecutorial and trial experience.  It was while serving as a prosecutor that I saw the need for people who had been accused of a crime to have access to thorough and zealous legal representation on their behalf.  In addition to my duties as a defense attorney, I also serve as the Chief Judge in the City of Milton and Roswell Municipal Courts.  I represent clients in all criminal matters, including DUI, BUI, Domestic Violence, Drug Offenses, Traffic, Juvenile, White Collar, Theft, Arrest Warrant Applications and Defense, TPO Defense, and others.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2022 2019 2018 + 3 ...

Location

Miles Hansford, LLC

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  74 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Justin | June 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
Brian and Erin were great from the outset. I initiated with them on a Sunday, got a call the same day and was in the office to chat the next day. Based on my discussion with Brian I hired him to represent me in a case involving multiple charges stemming from an incident on the road. Brian navigated me through the legal process making sure I was aware of my options. I enjoyed working with him and Erin to the end of my case.
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Posted by Shawn | June 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Exceeded expectations
Brian was clear and concise with me and set my expectations appropriately. I switched to Brian from a Cobb County based lawyer after realizing that his comfort with the Forsyth prosecutors and judicial team was essential to a successful defense strategy. Under his team's guidance we were able to get my charges dropped--which exceeded my expectations.
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Posted by Scott | April 4, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Firm
Brian was very thorough and patiently waited for the discovery materials that took 5 months to finally be obtained. This led to the results we were looking for. I highly recommend Brian and his wonderful team.
Posted by Dalson | February 28, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10/10
I cannot express enough gratitude for the outstanding legal representation provided by Brian. I have used him a couple of times and have never had a bad outcome. Brian and his team demonstrated not only a deep understanding of the legal intricacies of my case but also a genuine commitment to advocating for my best interests. Their professionalism, diligence, and strategic approach were evident at every stage of the proceedings. What truly set Brian and his team apart was their exceptional communication skills and willingness to address any concerns or questions I had promptly. They kept me informed and empowered throughout the entire process, which alleviated much of the stress associated with legal matters. Thanks to Brian's efforts, we achieved a favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance. Thank you, Brian and your team, for your outstanding representation and unwavering commitment to achieving justice on my behalf. 10/10 will always recommend.
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Posted by Alex | February 23, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
lawsuit
As stressful as a lawsuit can be, both Erin and Brian made this journey comforting and supported me through the whole process. 10 out of 10 recommendation! Brian is a great guy.
Posted by Jeremy | February 22, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional attorney!
Brian and his team are fantastic humans! Excellent at getting results even in difficult situations. Erin Bell-Levinge also stood out as a fantastic resource and exceptional at quick responses! Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very clear and transparent and definitely gives you the best choices!
From the start brian and his assistant erine make you feel confident that you are getting the best legal representation. I am grateful to have found them on helping me.
Posted by Jake | December 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
I have had the pleasure of knowing Brian Hansford and using his services for 15+ years. Brian is an excellent lawyer, he is extremely hard-working and very honest and straightforward. He is extremely well respected among his peers in the state of Georgia, and he gets results. When it comes to Retaining, a lawyer, I do not even think twice, I am a customer for life. Highly recommended !!
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Professional & The Best
Mr Hansford is the best. Extremely professional and understand each and every individual needs. From our first meeting, he explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand and was always very responsive when I had questions outside of our meetings. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Kim | June 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Consultation
We had been referred to Brian from a friend and needed a consult on a situation. Brian provided clear guidance with a recommendation & outlined what next steps would be if needed to move forward. We greatly appreciated the advice from the consultation & thankfully everything was dropped & we didn't need to proceed any further.
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
juvenile misdemeanor
He was referred to us by a friend. The whole experience was very positive and effective. Brian & Erin were very accommodating, always checking in on us to make sure everything was going efficiently. They turned a very stressful situation into a very smooth process. We were very grateful for their time and effort that they provided us with our case, and very impressed with their kindness and professionalism. We would highly recommend them.
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Posted by Jeff | February 21, 2022
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Indefensible case
One of the hardest things I ever had to do was hire an attorney for my daughter. The best thing I ever did was hire Brian Hansford. My daughter’s case was pretty much indefensible, both Brian and Erin guided us through the legal system providing the best outcome, giving my daughter a real chance to beat addiction and become a productive member of the community. Eternally grateful to Brian and Erin for being both professional and compassionate.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
As a first offender, I was obviously nervous and overwhelmed going into the legal process that follows an arrest. Mr. Hansford and his team, especially Erin Bell, were instrumental in making sure that I was informed and made comfortable with the many steps involved between the date of arrest and the final date in court. I felt completely confident in my representation and was never left to 'stress' nor 'figure things out' on my own. Mr. Hansford was able to work out a best-case scenario for my case, and for that I am thankful.
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Posted by Larry | March 2, 2020
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Great attorney!
Bryan was very professional as well as personal. He was always very responsive as well as timely. Provided guidance and information relative to my situation. Very professional!
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
After an initial interview/consultation we quickly felt comfortable seeking Brian’s help in a DUI citation. He was so easy to talk with and made us feel so comfortable in an embarrassing situation. His staff kept us up-to-date during each phase and was quick to respond whenever we had a question. So helpful! This was our first experience with a DUI (and hopefully the last!). I would highly recommend Brian Hansford as an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome professional firm
Brian Hansford and the team at his firm are excellent and professional. I am a father of 2 children and Mr Hansford and his team of professionals exceeded my expectations in handling all the circumstances. Ive gone through a learning curve with attorneys and knowing the best. Brian Hansford and his associates are A1. I would not place me or my children in any other hands. With the consideration I got from Brian’s firm I’m also considering other business matters in the future with them
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Posted by G | October 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Downgrading DUI to Reckless Driving
Brian and Erin were very professional. They helped me reduce the sentence. They keep you informed and guide you through every step of the process.
Posted by Brandy | July 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
I was frantic trying to find an attorney, and me being out of state, it was proving to be difficult for the situation at hand. I reached out to the firm on a Sunday evening, and received a response that night, as well as a follow-up the next day to confirm the details of the case. By the end of the week, and after speaking to multiple firms, I chose Mr. Hansford. Mr. Hansford, and his assistant Ms. Bell, were beyond helpful in our situation. They were very accessible and returned emails/calls ASAP. They kept us informed every step of the way and answered all questions in a thoughtful, and timely, manner. I highly recommend this firm for your legal issues. Best part is, we avoided even having to make a trip to GA thanks to Mr. Hansford and Ms. Bell.
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2019
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Honest & Kind
I came to Brian with a case that had me fearful and scared. Brian and his team helped calmed my nerves and told me what I should and should not be concerned with. He guided me through the matter and helped me manage my fears throughout the duration of the process. I would gladly recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy, kind and gets it done
I was faced with an unexpected situation with my teenager and felt helpless and completely out of my depth. Brian was fantastic at putting my mind at ease, taking me through what needed to be done to reach the desired end result. He mapped out a plan and got it done. I wouldn’t go to anyone else.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Miles Hansford, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chief Judge
  • City of Milton Municipal Court
  • 2007 - Present
  • Chief Judge
  • Roswell Municipal Court
  • 2007 - Present
  • Judge
  • Alpharetta Municipal Court
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Patterson & Hansford, PC
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Assistant Solicitor General
  • Forsyth County Solicitor General's Office
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • North Georgia College and State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Rick Fisher
  • Acquitted on all counts
  • State v. Neville Ranglin
  • Acquitted on all counts
  • State v. Eddie Salyers
  • Acquitted

Associations

  • Wellstar Hospital
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • North Fulton Rotary Opioid Awareness Group
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Municipal Court Judges Council of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Mentor
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • United Way
  • Child Well Being
  • 2019
  • 911 Memorial Ceremony
  • Events of 911
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (6)
Endorse Brian
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Brian to anyone who finds themselves in need of a criminal attorney. Brian truly makes each and every client feel like they are the only one, while maintaining a level of professionalism and competence that is unmatched."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian is an excellent attorney who always seeks the best resolutions for his clients. He is always easy to reach and works quickly and efficiently to resolve his cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"A criminal matter should always be taken seriously. Brian understands how it can affect your life, your job and your family and he makes sure to give you the best representation possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian is an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. I have observed his practice over the years and I am always impressed with his dedication and professionalism. Brian works hard to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian's commitment to his clients, his tireless efforts representing them, and his knowledge and experience in the field make him one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Georgia. Brian does a great job communicating with his clients, being honest and forthcoming, providing them with comfort and overall great representation."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brian is a skilled trial attorney and true advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian was one of the first lawyers I met when I opened my law practice in 2002. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Brian and I know that if you need his services your matter will be handled with excellence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Brian is a creative and thoughtful criminal defense attorney. Having worked with common clients, I have observed first hand his dedication to his clients. Brian really thinks through strategies and approached to try and get excellent results for his clients. He does a great job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Having referred numerous clients to Brian over the years I can say without a doubt that he is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Georgia. Brian's extensive real world experience and knowledge not only resulted in favorable outcomes for the clients I referred to him but Brian also gave them a sense of comfort and security as they went through some of the most trying times in their lives. I often tell clients when they come to me for advice in criminal cases that hiring Brian is the first thing they need to do. The feedback I've received from all of these clients had one common theme....hiring Brian was one of the best decision they've ever made."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Long before Brian and I became partners he was my go-to referral for any client of mine who needed help in the criminal justice system. His integrity, commitment to his clients, and willingness to work a case until the desired outcome was achieved impressed me from the first time we met. I've often said of Brian that he gets my absolute highest endorsement. Not only would I hire him if ever I needed his help, but I would also hire him to represent my children. There is no way I know of to express my confidence in him and in his abilities more."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is an excellent advocate for all of his clients. He is well respected by fellow defense lawyers, the police, and prosecutors. Brian is a great guy to have in your corner as your lawyer. He fights hard and gets excellent results due to his knowledge and experience in DUI defense. I highly recommend Brian for DUI defense and any other criminal case."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As much as it pains me to endorse a Wolfpack fan, I have to say that Brian is an excellent attorney and does a great job for his clients. In my time as a prosecutor, I had the opportunity to work with Brian ans was always impressed with his knowledge and work ethic."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian was always a great advocate for his clients when I worked with him when I was a prosecutor. I have known his about ten years now and can say he is one of the ones I would call if I ever needed help."
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Cumming DUI and DWI Lawyer Brian Allen Hansford
Brian Allen Hansford
DUI and DWI Attorney
Cumming, GA
Licensed for 24 years