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Robert Frank Schnatmeier Jr.

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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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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    23 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    23 years
  3. Personal Injury: 30%
    17 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Dirk Julius Derrick

    I endorse this lawyer for his practice in personal injury!


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  • Melvin Samuel Nash

    Rob is one of the smartest lawyers I know. He is always prepared and ready willing and able to defend his clients rights. Skillful in trial and a superb negotiator. I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info


278 North Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA, 30060


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199408/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SecretaryCobb Co. Bar Association2009
Trustee at LargeCobb County Bar Association2007
PresidentCobb Bar Criminal Defense Section2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AI 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
PartnerFlournoy, Morgan & Schnatmeier, LLP1999 - 2006
Assistant DADekalb County District Attorney's Office1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cobb County Bar AssociationPast President1999 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationSecretary2008 - 2010
Cobb Bar Criminal Defense SectionPast President2006 - 2007
Cobb County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2006 - 2007
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationActive Member2001 - 2008
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersActive Member1999 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Georgia v. John DoeReduced to Reckless Driving
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Publication nameTitleDate
Martindale-Hubbell publicationRoadblocks in Georgia DUI and Drug Cases2010
Martindale-Hubbell publicationWhat is the Intoxilyzer 5000?2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
College of CharlestonBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Intro. to Criminal LawCriminal Law2007
Criminal Law Practice and ProcedureCriminal Law and Constitutional Law2007
Criminal Defense Section CLEDUI Defense Tactics2001