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W. Charlton Allen Jr.

Juvenile law Attorney at Tucker, GA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Charlton Allen

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1995
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Juvenile law
    Delinquencies, deprivations, terminations, legitimations, guardianships, and custodies.

    28 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Business and personal.

    25 years

  3. Business
    Concentrating in small businesses, start-ups, and not for profit. Help with business formation, negotiating transactions, contracts and litigation.

    28 years

  4. Criminal defense
    Major Felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic violations.

    28 years

  5. Probate
    Will, Trusts, Guardianships, and Intestacy.

    18 years

  6. State, local, and municipal law
    Zoning, Community Improvement Districts, Local Ordinance Violations and Local Taxation.

    13 years

After more than 15 years as a professional musician, I opened a law practice concentrating in criminal law, contract law, small business law, juvenile law, tax law and entertainment law.  Through the years, the changes in the laws passed by the legislature led me to the practice areas I now service.  I have been in practice since 1995, and handled over 2500 cases as a trial attorney.  Please contact us for an appointment  and pricing information.  Spanish language assitance is available.

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W. Charlton Allen Jr.
4228 1st Avenue Suite 7
Tucker, GA, 30084


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Posted by Phyllis | September 6, 2012
Excellent Support
Mr. Allen helped me when I was trying to help a relative in trouble for repeated DUIs. Under daunting circumstances he managed to place this relative in a DUI court program.
Posted by Brad | September 5, 2012
A recommendation for Charlton Allen
Mr. Allen impressed me with his knowledge of the law and the details of the legal process. He was very efficient in his handling of the case and wound up with the best possible outcome. I would refer him to anyone.


  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney/Owner
  • Charlton Allen & Associates, P.C.
  • 1995 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Dekalb County District Attorney
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Tenor
  • Self Employed
  • 1977 - 1993


  • Georgia State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Mercer University
  • Bachelor of Music
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • State v. Francisco Ventura et al.
  • Lesser included offense
  • State v. John James
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. Quentrellis Head
  • Not Guilty


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials
  • Primo Membership
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tucker Civic Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Gwinnett Criminal Defense Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Main Street Tucker Alliance
  • Founder/General Manager
  • 2000 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Tucker Business Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Attorney
  • 1995 - Present
  • Stone Mountain Charter School
  • President of Board
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Tucker Civic Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1996 - 2001
  • Tucker Civic Association
  • Treasurer and Vice President
  • 1996 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best in Atlanta, Attorney Category
  • Creative Loafing
  • 2012
  • Leadership Award
  • DeKalb County
  • 2002
  • Law School Community Service Award
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • 1998
  • Who's Who: American Law Schools
  • Summa Publishing Bureau
  • 1993
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  • DeKalb News Sun
  • O.J. Verdict was not wrong
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Grand opening of the new Main Street Tucker
  • A New Day
  • 2011
  • Tucker Revitalization Ground Breaking
  • Ground Breaking
  • 2010
  • Tucker Community Healing Ceremony
  • Attacked-United we stand
  • 2001
  • DeKalb Truancy Project Training
  • Handling Truancy Calendars In DeKalb Juvenile Court
  • 1997
  • Atlanta Bar Association Law Day
  • Law Day-Crime and Punishment
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
Endorse W.
Juvenile law Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Mr. Allen and I have been on opposite sides on a few cases and each time it is abundantly clear that he goes above and beyond for every single one of his clients. He is well versed in the law and his passion for the law can never be underestimated. So understand this.....When you hire Mr. Charlton Allen Jr. you hired a fighter. My name is Ecleynne Mercy and I approve this message."
Juvenile law Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the unique opportunity to represent the opposing party in a juvenile matter, and I found Charlton to be the most professional advocate that I have ever been against. Charlton is intelligent, hard-working, and a kind person."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Charlton is wiling to go to bat for his clients and is willing to take a case to trial."
Juvenile law Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charlton is a very experienced attorney who obtains positive results for his clients."
Juvenile law Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Charlton for several years in Gwinnett Juvenile Court. He is a well respected attorney who is a strong advocate for his clients. He is always well-prepared for his hearings and works hard to represent his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Charlton over the years. He's an exceptionally bright guy, always on top of the law, and does a great job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlton is not afraid to handle a difficult case and is very knowledgable in his field, having been invoked in hundreds of criminal cases."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have frequently litigated against Mr. Allen in my work in Juvenile Court. He has represented both parents and juveniles. He has superior legal skills and is effective in representing his clients. He is ethical and fair. He is compassionate and treats all with respect. I would endorse Charlton Allen for any of your family and juvenile law needs."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charlton's work. He is a very kind, conscientious, compassionate attorney who strives to fulfill his client's legal goals. Charlton does excellent work in the areas of juvenile and criminal law. Dedicated to his clients, Charlton's work is excellent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charlton is a great attorney--experienced, very knowledgeable, and tenacious in his defense of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlton is an excellent attorney; diligent, hard working. He is always trying to find an approach to the case that will help his client."
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