Rob is a partner with Gentry, Smith, Dettmering, Morgan & Schnatmeier, LLP. His practice areas include Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation and general litigation.
Rob was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1968. He earned a basketball scholarship to the College of Charleston and received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in 1991. Rob was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1994 after receiving his Juris Doctor degree from Georgia State University’s College of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Rob was a partner with the law firm of Flournoy, Morgan & Schnatmeier, LLP. From 1997 through 1999, Rob was an Assistant District Attorney in DeKalb County where he was a trial attorney prosecuting felonies in the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit. He began his legal career as an Assistant Solicitor General prosecuting misdemeanors in the State Court of Cobb County.
Rob is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Cobb County Bar Association (currently serving as Treasurer of the organization), the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Cobb County Criminal Defense Section (past President of the organization), the Christian Lawyers Fellowship, the Christian Legal Society and is a founding member of the Marietta Lawyers Club. Rob also serves as an Associate Judge in the Municipal Court of Marietta and he sits as a Judge Pro Hac Vice in the State Court of Cobb County.
In addition to the Georgia Bar, Rob has been admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the United States District Court of Georgia.
Rob and his wife Allison live in Marietta, Georgia with their three children and they are actively involved with the First United Methodist Church of Marietta where Rob serves on the church council. Rob also serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children.
Practice Areas: Criminal Law; DUI/DWI; Drug Crimes; Traffic Violations; Felonies; Weapons Charges; White Collar Crime; Misdemeanors; Juvenile Criminal Law; Theft Crimes; Assault and Battery; Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents; Truck Accidents; Head Injury; Spinal Injury; Slip and Fall; Premises Liability, Motorcycle Accidents; Wrongful Death; Workers Compensation; general civil litigation.
Admitted: 1994, State Bar of Georgia
Languages spoken: Portuguese
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1994||08/05/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Secretary||Cobb Co. Bar Association||2009|
|Trustee at Large||Cobb County Bar Association||2007|
|President||Cobb Bar Criminal Defense Section||2006|
|N/A||I was a prosecutor with the Cobb County Solicitor General's Office specializing in DUI prosecution. I then prosecuted major felonies for the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office. I have been sucessfully representing those charged with DUI since 1999.||1994 - Present|
|Partner||Flournoy, Morgan & Schnatmeier, LLP||1999 - 2006|
|Assistant DA||Dekalb County District Attorney's Office||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cobb County Bar Association||Past President||1999 - Present|
|Cobb County Bar Association||Secretary||2008 - 2010|
|Cobb Bar Criminal Defense Section||Past President||2006 - 2007|
|Cobb County Bar Association||Board of Trustees||2006 - 2007|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Active Member||2001 - 2008|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Active Member||1999 - 2008|
|State of Georgia v. John Doe||Reduced to Reckless Driving|
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|Georgia State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|College of Charleston||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Intro. to Criminal Law||Criminal Law||2007|
|Criminal Law Practice and Procedure||Criminal Law and Constitutional Law||2007|
|Criminal Defense Section CLE||DUI Defense Tactics||2001|