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About me

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.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Juvenile: 20%
  3. Business: 15%
  4. Child Custody: 15%
  5. Probate: 10%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Angela Mary Kinley

    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.


    Angela Kinley Child support Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Arnold Steakley

    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.


    John Steakley Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

PO Box 1875
4228 1st Avenue Suite 7
Tucker, GA, 30085-1875


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best in Atlanta, Attorney CategoryCreative Loafing2012
Leadership AwardDeKalb County2002
Law School Community Service AwardGeorgia State University College of Law1998
Who's Who: American Law SchoolsSumma Publishing Bureau1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial Attorney/OwnerCharlton Allen & Associates, P.C.1995 - Present
Legal InternDekalb County District Attorney1994 - 1995
TenorSelf Employed1977 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
Georgia Association of Latino Elected OfficialsPrimo Membership2010 - Present
DeKalb County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Tucker Civic AssociationMember2004 - Present
Gwinnett Criminal Defense BarAttorney Member2003 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2002 - Present
Gwinnett County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2002 - Present
Main Street Tucker AllianceFounder/General Manager2000 - Present
Tucker Business AssociationMember1997 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionAttorney Member1997 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaAttorney1995 - Present
Stone Mountain Charter SchoolPresident of Board2001 - 2004
Tucker Civic AssociationBoard of Directors1996 - 2001
Tucker Civic AssociationTreasurer and Vice President1996 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Francisco Ventura et al.Lesser included offense
State v. John JamesNot Guilty
State v. Quentrellis HeadNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
DeKalb News SunO.J. Verdict was not wrong1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Mercer UniversityMusic (Performing)Other - Bachelors1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Grand opening of the new Main Street TuckerA New Day2011
Tucker Revitalization Ground BreakingGround Breaking2010
Tucker Community Healing CeremonyAttacked-United we stand2001
DeKalb Truancy Project TrainingHandling Truancy Calendars In DeKalb Juvenile Court1997
Atlanta Bar Association Law DayLaw Day-Crime and PunishmentN/A