|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1995||02/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Georgia Super Lawyer||N/A||2013|
|Top 50 Female Lawyers In Georgia||Top 50 Female Lawyers In Georgia||2006|
|Georgia Super Lawyer||N/A||2005|
|Georgia Super Lawyer||N/A||2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President||2009 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||1995 - 1995|
|State v. Kachwalla||conviction reversed|
|See all legal cases|
|Georgia State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University||Communication Arts||BS - Bachelor of Science||1990|
|St. Simons, GA||Disgracing Our Profession||2006|
|Lake Chelan, WA||Disgracing Our Profession||2006|
|Lake Chelan, WA||My Case Sucks-Now What||2006|
|Helen, GA||Search and Seizure is Sexy||2006|
|Charleston, SC||The Criminal Defense Toolbox: Renovating the Way you Practic Law||2006|
|Atlanta, GA||Lessons Learned from A Capital Case||2006|
|Helen, GA||My Case Sucks...I Wonder if They Compile Their Jury Lists Properly||2004|
|Lawrenceville, GA||Mock Trial||2002|
|Helen, GA||Jury Selection||2002|
|St. Simons, GA||U.S. Supreme Court Cases||2001|
|Lawrenceville, GA||Mock Trial||2001|
|Duluth, GA||Start to Finish||2001|
|Atlanta, GA||Defending Traffic Cases||2000|
|Lawrenceville, GA||State Bar Criminal Defense Training||1999|
|Atlanta, GA||Handling Administrative License Suspensions and Revocations||1999|
|Atlanta, GA||Defending a DUI Case||1999|
|Atlanta, GA||Picking a DUI Jury||1999|
|Atlanta, GA||Defense of Drinking Driver's Institute||1999|
|Atlanta, GA||Motions to Suppres||1998|
Posted by Pam
I found Christine by searching for attorney's on the internet. I was impressed with the articles I found about her but I was even more impressed when I met her. She tells it like it is, which is exactly what I wanted. She defended my son and truly helped to turn his life around.
Christine and her assistant, Katie, could not have made a better team.
I will always be grateful for both of them.
Posted by anonymous
Its very difficult to trust that another individual will defend you as rigorously as you would defend yourself. You were there, you know what happened and you think your pretty smart and can figure out the best game plan for your own defense. You retain what you think is a very good attorney and start communicating your story. You finally arrive to the hearing and your nervous, guilty or not the stakes are high if you value freedom and you start questioning your choice... Will my attorney do a spectacular job and fight for me the way I need them to, will they be agile enough to navigate your opponents case.
In all the cases heard the same eve as mine no attorney was as prepared as Christine Koehler.
Her team, equally efficacious , responded promptly to my every query.
She was cunning, quick, clever and cutting when needed all while being utterly charming.
Every person in the court room respects her and by the end I was not only a happy client but a fan.
My case was not dismissed it was denied.
Christine Koehler is the archetype attorney. Retain her before your opponent does. She is the difference in the case not you.
Posted by anonymous
Christine was without a doubt a very well versed and educated attorney for me. She has a unique ability to be both agressive and passive without being too much of either. I found her (and her staff) very caring and responsive in every facet of my case. What I was looking at in terms of length of possible jail sentence and what I actually received was astounding. I didn't ever feel like "just another client" and always felt that she and her staff honestly cared what happened. I would recommend her to anyone that needs a quality criminal defense attorney. She was on top of the case from start to finish.
Posted by Mark
My son was facing 50 years in state prision for something he did not do. She was on there every step of the way to make sure all things were handled in the proper way and to make sure our son had a fair trail.
Posted by anonymous
I'm a highly successful professional who gave into some serious psychological pressures last year and ended up doing something stupid and getting arrested on some very serious and humiliating charges. Subsequent media attention led to my career being destroyed. I was so ashamed and self-loathing, I didn't even know how to help myself. I consulted the best lawyer I knew of locally. After telling him my story he said, "Look, I'm going to be straight with you. I'm very good, and maybe I could help you, but if you want the best, go to Christine Koehler. Whatever I know, I learned from her. And whatever can be done in your case, she can do it." I did, and I thank my lucky stars. She listened, and not just with her mind (which is incredible), but also with her heart. She saw in me a decent human being who went bananas for awhile, and who deserved a fresh start. While she worked the case, her assistant kept me on my feet morally. I was told by people who know Gwinnett County, my case would take probably at least 8 months. I suffered. I went through hell .... And suddenly, it was over, in 5 months. In reviewing the process, it's clear to me that Christine Koehler has mastered not only the ins and outs of jurisprudence, but its fine art as well. My case depended not merely on facts, but on the subtle nuances of human situational understanding. She was able to engage the prosecution in human dialogue. She deeply believes that the law is there not only to condemn, but to find what is truly judicious, even to extend mercy. Sometimes people who have a positive outcome in their cases say, "Now I believe in the system again." I don't buy into that simplistic thinking. If I believe in anything again, it is in myself. I had nearly stopped believing in myself. I was my own harshest judge. Christine explained it like this: "The legal system only wants what is right. My job as your defense attorney is to clarify that on your behalf. I believed in you, and I made it my job to communicate what is right about you to the prosecutor. The prosecutor is also a good person. She understood and eventually believed in you, too." Epilogue: I am presently in emotional recovery. I appreciate life with an intensity unimagined before. But my case could have turned out so much differently. Don't ever think that the system is just the system. The system is as good or as bad as the people who operate within it. One of the very best people, and advocates, has got to be Christine Koehler. Because of her, I have my life back.
Posted by Joe
Christine handelde a case for my grandson who was facing dubious dui charges in Fulton. The case was dropped.
Posted by anonymous
Christine helped our family through a crisis that should have never taken place. Her legal expertise, courtroom skills, and her genuine caring personality made our experience less painful. She is a master in the courtroom and she definitely knows the law. I thank Christine and her staff for being the best.
Posted by anonymous
We made the mistake of hiring an attorney who was recommended by a family friend. After dealing with poor follow up and unreturned phone calls, we sought out Christine Koehler. Needless to say, Christine Koehler is extremely knowledgeable about her field. She answered more questions in our first meeting than our first attorney answered in six months. We were thrilled when she took on our son’s case. Her level of professionalism is exceptional and she and her assistant are flawless. I strongly suggest that anyone who needs an attorney call Christine Koehler first.
Richard Ryczek, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Christine is THE Gwinnett County Criminal Defense lawyer. As a result of Christine's most recent death penalty case, the legislature had to change the law to make it easier for the prosecutors to take a life. She single-handedly changed the way potential jurors are selected in this county. Thanks to Christine, we now have jurors who better represent Gwinnett County. She is dynamic in and out of the courtroom. This is why she is in such high demand to speak to criminal defense lawyers across the nation. You simply cannot find a better lawyer.
Bob Giannini, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Ms. Christine Koehler is an excellent attorney. She is highly intelligent and absolutely fearless in the courtroom. If a family member or very close friend of mine was facing serious criminal charges I would want Ms. Koehler to take the case. What more can I say than that?