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John Arnold Steakley

Criminal defense Attorney at Marietta, GA

5.0   20 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 23 years
    Tennessee - TN 28 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
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    We can help you fight: DUI, DWI, Misdemeanors, Shoplifting, Federal Crimes, Violent Crimes, White Collar Crimes, Traffic Offenses, Computer/Digital Offenses, Drugs, Sexual Offenses, and much more!

    28 years, 9,999 cases

Welcome to the law offices of John A. Steakley, P.C. Our firm of dedicated and experienced attorneys, trial lawyers, para-professionals, investigators, and staff members work as a team to provide our clients with the best legal services possible in the greater Atlanta area.

 

Our top trial attorneys have been in the practice of law for decades and have personally overseen thousands of cases, from the most simple to the most serious, and have spent thousands of hours in the courtroom. We know you want the peace of mind that comes from having people with the right knowledge, skills and experience on your side.

 

We work individually with each client toward a custom pricing and payment solution to fit the client's needs, abilities and budget. We understand that most people never plan to need an attorney do not budget for them in advance. There will always be someone else willing to work for less, but this is about more than just finding the lowest bidder. This is about the security of your family, your business and your future.

 

We understand that those in need of top-quality legal defense often have questions that they want answered quickly and clearly. That's why we never have and never will charge you for your initial consultation. Use this convenient online form to tell us a little something about you and your case and schedule your free visit. During that free initial consultation, we will discuss your legal issue, your goals, concerns and expectations for us, and what we think we will be able to do for you.

 

We are proud of our record of satisfied clients who turned to us in their time of need and encouraged their friends and family to do the same. Trust your future to experienced attorneys with a proven record of success. If you are as serious about your case as we are, please contact us immediately.

  

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John A. Steakley, P.C.
540 Powder Springs Street
Suite D-22
Marietta, GA, 30064-3562
John A. Steakley, P.C.
280 Constitution Blvd
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046
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Posted by Kendre | June 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Speeding & suspended license
With the case of a speeding ticket & suspended license & back 3 months I got a ticket on February so it all I just trying to reduce my points so I choose to come here for any help needed
Posted by Ashley | May 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top-notch representation
Going in, I couldn't see any good outcome on my case. I was looking at life-long consequences. I got a consultation quickly, they helped me set up a payment plan, and they got to work on my case right away. John and his team thoroughly reviewed my case and explained all of my options as they developed. They stayed in constant communication with me, explained everything clearly, and answered any and all questions. Thanks to this amazing group of professionals, I have walked away with a better deal than I could have hoped for. I can't recommend this law firm enough!
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Posted by Renaldo | July 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I want to thank mr steakley for finding the best outcome for my case. Although I did nothing sometimes that’s not enough in the court eyes. But if you want someone who is knowledgeable of the law and if you are unable financially they will work with you.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Steakley represented me in a felony case just a couple of weeks ago. He handled himself very professionally in the courtroom, but more imortantly, he and his staff were available to me pretty much around the clock. Every call, every email and even every text were answered no matter the time of day or night. I didn't feel alone during a very critical time. Thank you to the Steakley Law Firm!
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional
I hired Mr. Steakley at the end of July when I found out I had a warrant out for my arrest due to me missing my 1st arraignment by accident. As soon as I hired Mr. Steakley he quickly came up with a resolution for both my case & my new warrant. He worked tediously to resolve my situation and within the next 2-3months had my case closed and ultimately got my felony charge dropped to a misdemeanor. I also learned a lot of legal stuff in the process. I would definitely recommend Mr. Steakley to anyone who’s gotten in trouble with the law. He’s a lifesaver.
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Posted by Jamie | October 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better than I ever could have hoped for.
A few years after returning to my native North Georgia following my service in Iraq, I found myself falsely accused of a crime that could put me in prison for life. I lost my job. I was being attacked on social media by people I thought were my friends. I was being prosecuted by one of the toughest District Attorney offices in Georgia. I feared a life spent behind bars for a crime I did not commit. As a father, I feared the prospect of my children growing up without me. I saw my entire life collapsing around me. As a former military policeman, I knew I needed the best attorney I could find. After interviewing several lawyers, I knew John Steakley was the one for me. His experience over two decades as both a prosecutor and defense attorney was exactly what I needed. Sixteen months and a 7-day jury trial later, I was a free man. Hiring John Steakley was the best decision I ever made and best money I ever spent. He gave me back my life and gave my children back their father. He fought for me, and he will fight for you.
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Posted by Sarah Conti Isburgh | July 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt info, good direction
Mr. Steakley answered my query promptly, and also was responsive to follow up questions from me. When you are in the dark on action and have several options, one of which is to wait it out, it helps to have someone clear-headed and logical provide direction to protect yourself and your way of life. Mr. Steakley gave me a clear path and extremely helpful information.
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Posted by Mike | March 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I hired John Steakley for a domestic violence charge that was not justified and John was professional throughout my case. He always kept me informed and got the case dropped will use him again if I ever need to.
Posted by Jay | February 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straight Shooter`
Mr. Steakley represented me in a very serious felony case where I was facing many years in prison. I had lots of misconceptions about the criminal justice system that Mr. Steakley cleared up for me. He's a straight shooter and he did an excellent job on my case, resulting in ZERO days of incarceration. He isn't the cheapest attorney around, but he is worth every penny, and his payment plans are the best around. I would recommend him to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by Colton | September 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Lawyer
Mr. Steakley is truly what some people would call a superhero. This is the guy who will listen to every detail you have and will do his best to do what he can. He's very communicative and stays on top of things and has such an understanding of the law. One may think hiring a lawyer could be not the best idea, however, if you hire John Steakley, you will not regret it. I could not thank him enough for him being able to help not just me, but my family through a rough patch in regards to the law in which seemed never ending, however, Mr. Steakley extinguished that fire in a very quick time with professional level effort. This is truly the guy you want.
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Posted by Gordon Dufano | September 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One hell of a good man
He helped me out and gave me the boost I needed to keep me from suffering a heart attack. He helped me through something I wouldn't wish on anybody and he helped me stay calm throughout the situation. He's one hell of a good man and if you ever need advice please contact this man.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2014
Absolute pleasure
I wasn't charged, but this man helped me in so many ways. Extremely knowledgeable and was very quick in his responses. Would absolutely recommend him and will use him in the future if I need assistance.
Posted by Jane | July 17, 2013
"Most Amazing Attorney"
As the Executive Director of Meet the Need Ministry, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, I deal on a daily basis with multiple men that have legal issues. About two years ago, one of our ministry associates was charged and incarcerated with several horrendous crimes, several of which could have resulted in life in prison. As a family, we struggled and prayed during those two years. I certainly wish we had met Mr. John Steakly earlier. My first encounter with Mr. Steakly in court relieved a tremendous amount of pressure and worry. If there was anything we could be assured of during this two year nightmare it was that our ministry associate had the absolute best representation possible and available to him. A group of ministry associates and family members were present for every moment of the trial and we were very impressed with Mr. Steakly's skills, abilities, presentation and consideration. The trial took almost a whole week, but at that final moment when the verdict was read Mr. Steakly's diligent efforts and commitment resulted in a full acquittal of all charges. Mr. Steakly performed both a wonderful job for his client and was very compassionate to those who were in court to support his client. As an attorney he had to manage the needs and emotions of his client, but also chose to be informative and comforting to all that were in court supporting his client. I know for myself and for the ministry if we ever need legal counsel I know we would always feel 100% assured in choosing Mr. John Arnold Steakly. And in fact, we have already referred a new case to him for one of our ministry participants.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2013
Great Advice!
I needed advice on a lease agreement case. Mr. Steakley was very precise and gave specific examples to help me better understand what he was saying. Thanks to his legal advice and knowledge, I won my case!
Posted by Dave | February 1, 2013
Extremely organized and driven to solve my legal needs
Mr. Steakley was very helpful leading me through a tough and grueling experience in court. Without his help, I'm not sure I would've known how to even get started with the steps needed to get to court. He was very organized and reassuring that we were on our way and kept me updated throughout the process. Looking back, it's hard to imagine going through my case without his expertise.
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Posted by Jay | January 24, 2013
Great Attorney!!!
Mr. Steakley is one of the best attorneys I have ever met. Period. He was able to resolve my case over and above my expectations
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2013
Awesome!!!!
John is a great lawyer, very helpful, knowledgeable, and caring, makes you feel as if he's more of a friend. I would recommend him to any & everyone!! Has been very helpful! He's also helped several of my friends with their cases, the outcome was better than expected!! I'm 25 and must say the best lawyer i've ever had..
Posted by John | January 23, 2013
Worth his weight in gold!
John was sincere and professional throughout my entire case. He always kept me informed and in a truthful, no nonsense kind of way. He gave me his personal cell phone number and answered calls and text messages during and after business hours. I felt that Mr. Steakley handled my case with skill and personal consideration. I would hire him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a great lawyer.
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Posted by Michael | December 3, 2012
My experience with John Steakley
Mr. Steakley has represented me In a really large R.I.C.O. case, He has always kept in contact with me, treated me with respect and answered all my questions, even though at times im sure i was driving him crazy with my never ending ideas and questions. I never felt like at any time that i had to hide anything from him, I could say whatever i was thinking and he would respond with an honest answer. Now i might of not of always liked what i heard but it was the truth. I guess it is a common misconception to think your attorney is not telling you all the truth. I can tell you Mr. Steakley has represented me for over 4 years in this particular case, and I have nothing but the upmost respect for his character and integrity as a lawyer and person. The only reson I did not give him a perfect score on knowledgeable, is because of the size of my case, and everything involved, over 40 plus co-defendants, 14000 plus phone calls on wire taps, 20,000 documents. I doubt hardly any other lawyer around here has the experience of dealing with a case of this size. But John now does.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2013
Working with John Steakley
John Steakley helped me with my misdemeanor marijuana charge. When I first met with him, he told me everything he knew about this type of case. He charged me $2,500, but it was worth it. He told me what to expect while in court, and what I should do while waiting for my court date. He has a lot of information about the court system and knows what he is talking about. If I had a question, he or his assistant responded fairly quickly. It was easy to email him because his emails get sent to his phone, and he would respond as soon as he could. He kept me informed with what was happening with my case. I would recommend him to other potential clients.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 60-360 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-49%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • John A. Steakley, P.C.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Crosby, Haldi & Steakley, LLC
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Assistant District Attorney General
  • 8th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Tennessee
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Tennessee
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Georgia v. M.W.
  • Almost Entirely Acquitted By A Jury
  • Georgia v. E.C.
  • All Charges Completely Dismissed
  • Georgia v. H.E.G.
  • Not Guilty of Any Charges
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Associations

  • Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2001 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Yoruba
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Must-Read Articles of 2012
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013

Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (49)
Given (35)
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Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Steakley is an exceptional attorney with broad experience. His answers to questions on Avvo are fast, brief and to the point. I highly recommend him."
Consumer protection Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowledgeable Georgia lawyer. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Other
"John is an exceptional and highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steakley is one of the very best lawyers in Cobb County."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly skilled litigator who knows how to get great results for his clients. Exceptional trial attorney. Consummate professional in every regard. My highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Steakley possesses a keen wit and a sharp intellect. These are important attributes in an attorney who must be a warrior in court. In the event I ever need an attorney in or around Marietta, GA, he will be the first person I call. I respect his ability to tell it like it is--which is all too rare among my colleagues."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Other
"I not only endorse this lawyer. I give this lawyer 5 stars!"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Aggressive and knowledgeable litigator with his client's results at forefront."
Appeals Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an extremely strong advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
".I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community"
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An attention for detail; a committed advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my distinct honor to endorse John Steakley. John prosecuted cases in Tennessee on which I was the arresting officer. With a greater zeal and determination, John now defends those charged with criminal offenses in the courts of Georgia. I endorse and highly recommend John A. Steakley as a member of the Criminal Bar of Georgia and it is my privilege to say so."
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Marietta Criminal defense Lawyer John Arnold Steakley
John Arnold Steakley
Criminal defense Attorney
Marietta, GA
Licensed for 28 years
Free Consultation