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Jacob Charles Stidham

Criminal defense Attorney at Cumming, GA

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About Jacob

Learn Jacob’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    I represent clients in all area's of criminal defense including misdemeanors, felonies, traffic offenses and DUI. I am admitted to both the State and Federal Courts in the State of Georgia.

    13 years, 500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    DUI is a complex and technical area of law and it requires someone with the experience and expertise to adequately protect your rights and insure you obtain the best possible outcome. I have been defending clients in DUI cases for my entire career and have the knowledge and experience to obtain your best results.

    13 years, 400 cases

  3. Appeals
    10%

    11 years

  4. Federal crime
    10%

    9 years

Jacob grew up in Duncan, South Carolina, where he was a two time Cross Country State Champion at Byrnes Highschool. This honor enabled him to attend Birmingham Southern College on a combined athletic and academic scholarship. While there he gained admission to both the Psi Chi and Phi Alpha Theta honor societies.

Upon Graduation from BSC Jacob attended Texas Tech University School of Law where he spent two years working for a local criminal defense firm, learning and honing his skills for criminal defense work upon graduation.

After graduating from law school Jacob and his wife moved back to her hometown of Marietta, GA and later to Forsyth County.

After gaining admission to the Georgia Bar, Jacob began his practice with Epps and Pilgrim and later with Epps and Stidham, focusing his practice on Criminal Defense. Jacob later founded The Stidham Law Firm, a solo practice devoted solely to defending citizens accused in the varoius State and Federal Courts of Georgia. Jacob continues his zealous representation today as an attorney with Banks, Stubbs, & McFarland. Jacob has also been granted membership in the prestigious National College for DUI Defense where he attended and graduated the National DUI Defense Trial College held at Harvard University School of Law.

When he is not at the Law Office Jacob enjoys spending time with his family and participating in various athletic and outdoor endeavors.

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Licensed for 12 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Jacob

Banks, Stubbs, & McFarland
309 Pirkle Ferry Road
Building F
Cumming, GA, 30040

Reviews

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Posted by Enedelia | June 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Could not ask for a better attorney
You cannot go wrong with this Attorney. Outstanding in every aspect professional, knowledgable, quick, efficient. Always responded to emails and phone calls and sincerely cared about my son's case. Cannot say enough about this Attorney but you cannot ask for a better Attorney. Thank you for a job well done Jacob.
Posted by Robert | August 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney with great follow-up!
I should have written this review of Jacob years ago when he first helped me, but at the time I was focused on recovering from my unfortunate situation. Needless to say, I want to thank Jacob from his services and follow through! He his polite, respectful, attentive and an excellent defense attorney. He will help you through your difficult legal journey.
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Posted by Danielle | June 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Defense Attorney!
Jacob Stidham is the best attorney I have ever worked with! His compassion and gentle approach in dealing with me has been perfect for my situation. He is a kind attorney who cares, understands and will fight for you. You will feel like you're talking to a friend when you talk to him. He is honest and does exactly what he says that he will. And fast! His knowledge of the court system stretches beyond any attorney I've ever worked with. Jacob will put your mind at ease, he will fight with everything he has to get the best outcome possible. I would recommend Attorney Jacob Stidham with 10 stars. I'll tell you this - you want to hire Jacob Stidham to work on YOUR case too! I could not be more impressed! Thank you for everything Jacob! You are truly the best!
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Posted by Jo | February 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Traffic Defense
Although this was a minor traffic violation, Mr. Stidham took the case and handled it very professionally. Although I do not have a CDL, I do use my personal vehicle for work, so every ticket makes a difference. Unlike other attorneys I spoke with, Mr. Stidham had a plan to keep this offense off my record, discussed it with me, and sought my approval of the plan. I am happy to say, this was resolved to my satisfaction.
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Posted by Kristin Kutcher | March 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
best attorney
The absolute finest attorney! This man has stayed and fought for me start to finish. I wouldnt just refer/recommend him, i would HIGHLY recommend. He is the atty people hope for. If u need an atty, u need jacob stidham!!!
Posted by Brandon | July 27, 2014
Excellent Reprensentation In a Serious Felony Case
Jacob Stidham and Kyle Epps represented me in a Felony- Theft by taking case. The jail time I was facing was serious, due to the amount stolen was in excess of $450,000. (Not a typo - $450,000!) Jacob did a great job, and worked out a plea deal that included NO JAIL TIME! Believe me when I say, the entire courtroom was shocked... I was placed on probation, and have 12 months of house arrest and have restitution to pay, but I'm not in jail/prison. Jacob represented me Very Well.
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Posted by J. H. | February 27, 2014
Good representation for misdemeanor criminal case
Jacob represented my teenager in a misdemeanor criminal case. He was very knowledgable of the subject matter, had experience with similar cases, knew the county system and people involved, and had a good sense of how hard to push with regard to a plea vs fighting for dismissal. I was very satisfied with his work and with the outcome.
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Posted by Jacob | November 2, 2013
Dependable, Diligent, Knowledgeable, & Committed
Mr. Stidham was very successful and diligent in my case which resulted with the charges being dropped in a “Sell of Marijuana” case, which was I was actually innocent of. He rocks!!! It took over a year to resolve the case because of the prosecutor delaying request from Mr. Stidham, but it was worth the wait!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Banks, Stubbs, & McFarland
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • The Stidham Law Firm
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Epps and Stidham
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Epps and Pilgrim
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Edmond and Lindsay
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Brian Murray and Charles Chambers
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law School
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2015
  • Ron Lloyd Enterprises, LLC
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2011
  • Texas Tech University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006
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Legal Cases

  • State v A.D.
  • Not Guilty at Trial
  • Agyemang v State; 334 Ga. App. 137 (2015)
  • conviction overturned
  • State v J.N.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Forsyth County Criminal Defense Bar
  • President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Psi Chi Honor Society
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Forsyth County Community Connection
  • Chairman
  • 2013 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Certified Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2019
  • Certified Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2018
  • Certified Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • Certified Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Completion
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Dale Carnegie Training Institute
  • 2012
  • Certifcate of Achievment
  • Dale Carnegie Training Institute
  • 2012
  • Dean's List
  • Texas Tech School of Law
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • Texas Tech School of Law
  • 2008
  • Captain-Cross Country
  • Birmingham Southern College
  • 2006
  • Presidential Honor Roll
  • Big South Conference
  • 2006
  • Dean's List
  • Birmingham Southern College
  • 2006
  • Presidential Honor Roll
  • Big South Conference
  • 2005
  • Dean's List
  • Birmingham Southern College
  • 2005
  • Presidential Honor Roll
  • Big South Conference
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • 2004
  • All State Team-Cross Country
  • SCHSL
  • 2001
  • All State Team-Cross Country
  • SCHSL
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Texas Bank Lawyer
  • Bankruptcy Law Update
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • MIdwestern Psychological Association Spring Conference
  • The Effects of Afrocentric Facial Features and Anchoring and Adjustment Heuristic on Criminal Sentencing
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (13)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Other
"Jacob and I met at seminar held by the National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law School in July orf 2015. Jacob is well respected by his peers because he is competent and professional. I completely recommend and endorse Jacob for your legal matter."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A fighter who never quits, you want this attorney defending you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob has the intellect, experience, and personality to excel both in and out of the courtroom. I wholeheartedly recommend his services on any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob is an outstanding advocate who works hard to achieve the results you desire."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jacob is a zealous advocate and fights to protect his client's rights, regardless of whether the charge is a felony or misdemeanor. His preparation for trial and expertise in criminal law and procedure are excellent. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a knowledgeable and hardworking professional who puts his client's needs at the forefront."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Friend
"Jacob is a passionate and zealous advocate for his clients. His strong work ethic and unparalleled drive makes Jacob an attorney I would recommend to anybody needing representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer 100%. He is a fierce advocate for his clients and doesn't stop fighting until the best result is achieved."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jacob has quickly earned a reputation as a hard working criminal defense advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. We hired Jake a few years ago and he has turned into a trial lawyer. He now has won yet another contentious sex crimes Jury trial in Gwinnett County."
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