|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1976||08/05/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Appellate Attorney of the Year 2009||Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD) Group||2009|
|District Attorney||Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit||1981 - 1988|
|Assistant District Attorney||Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit||1978 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||N/A|
|Criminal Defense Bar of Forsyth County||Member||N/A|
|Lawyers Club of Atlanta||Member||N/A|
|Defense of Drinking Drivers Group (DODD)||Member||N/A|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Lawyers (GACDL)||Member||N/A|
|Forsyth County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Georgia State Bar Disciplinary Panel||Former Member||N/A|
|Criminal Defense Bar of Forsyth County||President||2000 - 2000|
|Forsyth County Bar Association||President||1996 - 1997|
|Blue Ridge Bar Association||President||1989 - 1990|
|Forsyth News.com||Banks receives top legal award, DODD honors local attorney||2009|
|Emory University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|Emory University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1972|
Posted by don
Rafe did a fantastic job of understanding my situation and defending me. He was open minded and always eager to listen and work on my case. He came and visited me day , nights , weekends and worked dilligently on my case. He always kept my best interest at heart and never wavered from this.
Posted by anonymous
Every case is different, but i couldn't have asked for better results from Mr. Banks. He took a 2nd DUI to court and got a Not Guilty. He saved my CDL's, me jailtime, and saved me a lot if headache. He got several motions passed that were key in my case. Not to mention, he had some excellent arguments in the courtroom. He will steer you in the right direction, as how to handle your case, and do his best to resolve the matter in your best interest. He was able to lift some weight off my shoulders and i would definetly recommend him.
Joseph Habachy, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I strongly endorse Rafe Banks. I've had the privilege of working with him on several matters and observed firsthand the amount of hard work and effort he puts into each case. He genuinely cares for his clients and knows the law. He is a fierce litigator who is not afraid to crank up a jury trial when it is appropriate. He is a mentor and a friend.
Morris Wiltshire, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Rafe Banks is quitely simply the dean of the defense bar in Forsyth County. Years ago, when I was a young ADA prosecuting cases in Forsyth County, I quickly grew to respect his acumen, skill and broad knowledge of the law. As the years have advanced my respect for him has only grown. He possesses all of the traits that make a great lawyer and has them in abundance. His character, talent, collegiality and common sense are appreciated by all who work with him. You would do well to seek his counsel if you need a lawyer in the Forsyth County area.
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