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Ross David Grisham

Criminal defense Attorney at Canton, GA

5.0   28 reviews

also known as Ross D. Grisham, Ross Grisham


Licensed for 23 years

About Ross

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    15%
    I represent those alleged to have committed criminal offenses in the State of Georgia. These include felonies--Violent Offenses, Sex Crimes, Drug Possession, and Property Crimes, as well as misdemeanors such as Driving Under the Influence and Marijuana Possession (<1 oz.). Having served as a prosecutor for four years and a criminal defense attorney since 2004, I am comfortable handling all types of criminal cases throughout Georgia in the State and Superior Courts.

    23 years, 2,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    15%
    I represent those alleged to have committed criminal offenses in the State of Georgia. These include felonies--Violent Offenses, Sex Crimes, Drug Possession, and Property Crimes, as well as misdemeanors such as Driving Under the Influence and Marijuana Possession (<1 oz.). Having served as a prosecutor for four years and a criminal defense attorney since 2004, I am comfortable handling all types of criminal cases throughout Georgia in the State and Superior Courts.

    25 years

  3. Domestic violence
    10%

    5 years

  4. Expungement
    10%

  5. Federal crime
    10%

  6. Juvenile law
    10%

  7. Sex crime
    10%
    I represent those alleged to have committed criminal offenses in the State of Georgia. These include felonies--Violent Offenses, Sex Crimes, Drug Possession, and Property Crimes, as well as misdemeanors such as Driving Under the Influence and Marijuana Possession (<1 oz.). Having served as a prosecutor for four years and a criminal defense attorney since 2004, I am comfortable handling all types of criminal cases throughout Georgia in the State and Superior Courts.

    25 years

  8. Violent crime
    10%
    I represent those alleged to have committed criminal offenses in the State of Georgia. These include felonies--Violent Offenses, Sex Crimes, Drug Possession, and Property Crimes, as well as misdemeanors such as Driving Under the Influence and Marijuana Possession (<1 oz.). Having served as a prosecutor for four years and a criminal defense attorney since 2004, I am comfortable handling all types of criminal cases throughout Georgia in the State and Superior Courts.

    25 years

  9. White collar crime
    10%
    I represent those alleged to have committed criminal offenses in the State of Georgia. These include felonies--Violent Offenses, Sex Crimes, Drug Possession, and Property Crimes, as well as misdemeanors such as Driving Under the Influence and Marijuana Possession (<1 oz.). Having served as a prosecutor for four years and a criminal defense attorney since 2004, I am comfortable handling all types of criminal cases throughout Georgia in the State and Superior Courts.

    25 years

FORMER STATE OF GEORGIA ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY, NOW PRACTICING SOLELY CRIMINAL DEFENSE

One aspect I enjoy as a Criminal Defense attorney is the ability to put my client's mind at ease. Clearly, facing criminal charges is stressful to say the least. I have spent my entire career as a practicing attorney focused solely on Criminal Law, and I feel very comfortable dealing with all of its various aspects. I believe this fact translates well with my clients and allows them to feel better about their situation from the moment we first meet.  Clients want, and deserve, to be informed and kept abreast, and I do my best to never fail them in that regard. Basically, I aim to treat my clients the way I would want myself or a family member to be treated.

 

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Licensed for 23 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Ross

Grisham, Poole, & Carlile, P.C.
577 East Main Street, Suite 100
Canton, GA, 30114

Reviews

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Posted by Shelby | December 12, 2013
Great Lawyer, HIGHLY recommended
I honestly have never written a review for anything, but I feel compelled to write one for Ross. I had heard about Ross from a friend who was very satisfied. He explained everything so well, and he was very knowledgeable about the process and HONEST. I felt very confident through the whole process that he was on top of my case, and the end result proved that he was. His staff was very very organized, and I felt they kept me informed for the most part. Overall I was very very very pleased with my choice, and I am writing this because I know how important it is to pick the right attorney and if this review can help someone else who is in my situation that is all I am looking for.
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Posted by Michael | August 22, 2013
Superb Criminal Defense Attorney
The decision to hire the Grisham law firm became an easy one after I began my research. First off, there was the extensive experience for such a young lawyer. I have been burned in the past by hiring an experienced lawyer who was clearly past his prime and showed little initiative once hired. Mr Grisham was the opposite of that, demonstrating amazing drive and "fire in the belly". Finally, it was his understanding of the situation and the law and how it applies that moved the needle sharply in our favor. I cannot overstate my strong endorsement of the Grisham Law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2022
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The Best Attorney hands down! Absolute Royalty in a courtroom!
Absolutely, hands down the BEST firm in the State!! Our family had an unfortunate situation that we needed an attorney. From the moment we walked in to meet Ross Grisham, he put our anxiety and fears to rest. His expertise and knowledge is superb. We knew right away we had the BEST attorney. His fees are extremely reasonable. The staff is very professional, very courteous, and very responsive. They return calls and emails immediately which is extremely important to me. When going into court with Mr Grisham, when I say he knows everyone...He knows everyone and everyone knows HIM. He literally is regal/royalty in a court room! Not only did we get the situation dismissed, there were no fines, nothing. A total dismissal in a very short period of time which is unheard of due to COVID. Far better than we could have ever expected. If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation, whether its divorce, criminal, or both, I STRONGLY recommend Grisham, Poole & Carile! Your life deepens on it. It doesnt cost much more to hire THE BEST!
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Posted by Chris | March 24, 2022
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Excellent representation
Ross Grisham is professional, knowledgeable, and an excellent communicator. He was able to resolve an issue for us very quickly. His ethics are impeccable and I would and will refer him to anyone needing legal assistance.
Posted by Lorna | September 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Ross Grisham took a difficult situation and got us a great result. He was professional, compassionate and very responsive to our questions and concerns.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2019
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Excellent Job in defending my DUI
Attorney Ross Grisham did an excellent job in obtaining a reduced sentence for my DUI. He kept me well informed as to what to expect at court and was very knowledgeable regarding procedures. Most importantly, Ross did not give me unrealistic expectations. Fortunately the reduced sentence exceeded my expectations.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2019
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Ross is my lawyer
Ross and the whole team have been incredibly helpful during a very difficult time. After speaking with a few attorneys in the area about my case, I hired this firm, and I’m glad I did. Ross was confident about expectations, knowledgeable about the system, responsive to questions, and followed through on our goals to the end. His team worked together well and made it easy to ask questions and know where we stood at any time. They made the process a little less painful. I would highly recommend this firm. Ross is my lawyer.
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Posted by April | July 9, 2019
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The best!
Ross and his team are amazing! He got my case dismissed! He’s reasonable, and worked hard for me! I’ve NEVER been more pleased! Ross, Thank you!
Posted by June | October 16, 2018
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Best for Less
I am so thankful for Mr. Grisham's professional assistance that he provided to one of my dearest friends that resulted on making the court to drop all charges...
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2017
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Like it never even happened; All charges dropped and record cleared
I am so thankful I found Ross Grisham of Grisham & Poole. After the first attorney I met with GUARANTEED me that my case could never be dismissed, I asked around and everyone said Ross Grisham was the guy. At our initial meeting, he told me that his goal was to get all charges dropped, which is exactly what I wanted to hear, because I truly felt that was possible with the right attorney. I had an FVA charge, which is taken extremely seriously in GA. One stupid alcohol-fueled fight with your spouse and no criminal record and the state treats you the same as a lifelong wife beater that has their spouse under mind control and doesn't know what's best for her or her family. So, even though my wife begged and pleaded not to press charges, it didn't matter; Because they have so many cases that involve Battered Wife Syndrome and repeat offenders, they assume that's true for every case to protect the victims, regardless of whether or not the victim needs or wants that protection. Because of that, I got a No Contact order as a condition of bond (which is standard for FVA cases); meaning I couldn't go in or anywhere near my own home, I couldn't see or communicate with my own wife in any way (which made it extremely difficult to be a father to my children). I might as well have been in jail for that period of time, because that's exactly what it felt like to me. Thankfully, Ross was able to get the No Contact order dropped very quickly. He took the time to reach out to my wife and explain everything to her (since I was legally not allowed to) and assisted her with everything she had to do in order to drop the No Contact. I never even had to call Ross, even though he said I could whenever I needed to. He understood how devastating the No Contact order was to my family and worked diligently to get it dropped as soon as possible and kept me updated throughout every step of the way. If you hire Ross, trust his advice and do everything he tells you to do, then ask him what you can do above and beyond what he told you to do and do that too. He suggested that I go to counseling at Price Counseling Center, so I did. I went twice a month for the next 15 months. I was hesitant at first, but ultimately all the charges were dropped due to the time and energy that me and my wife put into the counseling sessions with Grace Price. The counseling was an added expense, but well worth it in the end and we both gained much more from it besides just getting the charges dropped, which neither of us anticipated. Ross was also able to get everything taken off of my record, which I told him at the beginning was very important to me, because it prevented me from coaching my son's baseball team and my daughter's basketball team. I should also mention that the first attorney I met with was a family member, so I can't say that Grisham & Poole treats you like family, because in my case, they treated me BETTER than family.
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Posted by Reg | September 18, 2017
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Grisham & Poole
Ross and his firm are first rate. He keeps you up to date as to case progress and is realistic in advising you as to what may happen and what he sees should happen - two very different things. He then diligently works toward the "should happen." "Should happen" is what I got from the effort he and his firm put into my case...all charges dropped and expunged from any and all records. I hope I never need to use Grisham & Poole again, but I now have a friend in that business and will certainly keep their business card handy I freely and confidently recommend them to anyone in need of their representation...THEY WERE GREAT!
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Posted by Camron | September 2, 2017
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Highly Recommend! Absolutely the BEST!
Mr. Grisham recently represented me on a criminal case in Pickens county. His impeccable knowledge of the law, timeless dedication and countless hours of research resulted in evidence being thrown out of my case and a verdict of not guilty on all charges. Words will never be able to explain how thankful I am for the justice brought forth by Mr. Grisham. His staff is wonderful in regards to communication, answering questions, scheduling meetings, etc. They are always available and ready to cater to your needs. I highly recommend this law firm. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Dustin | March 14, 2017
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DUI DEFENSE
Ross is an awesome guy on top of being a great attorney. This was my first experience in dealing with an attorney, so I didn't know what to expect much less how all it was supposed to work. Ross made sure I knew what was going on and what to expect through out my case. He told me what he was going to do and the plan on how to go by doing it, and that's exactly what he did. I'm super happy with his services and the outcome of my case. I would recommend his services to anyone needing a great attorney..
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2017
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Ross David Grisham
I hired Ross to defend me in Superior Court in 2017. He was very knowledgable and helpful guiding me through my court date appearances. He is professional and confident which is very reassuring when you have to appear in court. I was definitely glad that I chose him to represent me. I couldn't have asked for a better out come at my final court appearance. I would, without hesitation, recommend Ross Grisham to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2017
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Recommend Ross Grisham
Ross Grisham is a very good attorney, he has never made me feel uncomfortable, he explains everything to you the way that you understand. Ross is a very compassionate attorney. He has helped me in three different occasions starting in 2006 thru 2017. Ross and his secretary Tiffany has helped me out tremendously. I could not ask for a better Law Office, They are the Best! I would highly recommend Ross Grisham if ever in need of an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2016
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Review of Ross Grisham
Ross and his office provided excellent communication on every issue. He gave me a very good understanding of what he thought could be achieved and he accomplished what I was hoping for.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2016
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Great Attorney! Ross Grisham is a professional!
My family was in need of an attorney in Georgia. After much research, I had created a list of qualified candidates. We spent days meeting and interviewing all of the attorneys on my list. We chose Attorney Ross Grisham. He was very informative and experienced. He is a former State of Georgia Assistant District Attorney. He listened carefully as we explained our situation. He helped us to understand how the law system works. He told us what we could expect. He put everything in writing and was patient while answering all of our questions. Mr. Grisham was honest with us and he did not make false promises. He returned our phone calls, met with us when we needed him and made sure that we were provided with copies of the related paperwork. Some attorneys give their profession a bad reputation. For those people that have had a bad experience with an attorney, I am sorry for what you had to go through and I wish that you had met Attorney Ross Grisham first. Maneuvering through the legal system can be intimidating. Attorney Grisham made sure that we knew what to expect. He delivered on everything that he said that he would do for us. I wholeheartedly and without hesitation recommend Attorney Ross Grisham. He is professional, experienced, attentive and kind. I feel very confident in saying that if you require the services of an attorney, I have already done the research for you. Go with Grisham.
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Posted by Tyler | December 13, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
He helped me get a DUI charge reduced to reckless driving. Wonderful man and great attorney. Highly recommend.
Posted by Daren | August 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
I am very pleased with the Grisham and Poole Law Firm. I was charged with a crime that was serious in nature and Ross handled my case with professionalism keeping me well informed. I would highly recommend Ross if you have been charged and are looking for an honest person to handle your case
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2016
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Excellent lawyer
I am a very satisfied client of Mr. Grisham. He handled my case wonderfully, quickly, very professionally. He was very helpful and organized. If you are thinking of hiring a lawyer I believe he and his firm is the very best money can buy. I could not be happier or more satisfied with his work.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Grisham, Poole, & Carlile, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Grisham Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Burns, Speights & Grisham, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Cherokee County Office of the District Attorney
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Assistant Solicitor General
  • Cherokee County Office of the Solicitor General
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Appalachian Judicial Circuit
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • National District Attorneys Association
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2001
  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Western Trial Advocacy Institute
  • 1997
  • King College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993
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Legal Cases

  • DUI-Ambien defense
  • Jury Verdict: Not Guilty
  • Burglary case
  • Jury Verdict: Not Guilty
  • Aggravated Assault case
  • Jury Verdict: Not Guilty
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Blue Ridge Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Appalachian Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • NHTSA DUI Detection & Field Sobriety Testing
  • Tony Corroto
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

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Given (23)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ross Grisham is an excellent attorney who knows the law. I have known Ross for several years and worked with him on several occasions while I was a prosecutor and he as the defense attorney. He zealously advocates for his clients and obtains great results on their cases. I highly endorse Ross Grisham and his firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ross Grisham is well known in Georgia as one of the top criminal defense attorneys. I had the privilege of working with him as a paralegal before I attended law school myself. He taught me the foundation of what it means to be a a caring, ethical, and zealous attorney for my clients. He truly cares for his clients best interest. I admire his work ethic and his tireless effort to help his clients as they face criminal charges. I would recommend him and his firm to anyone facing criminal charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Ross while I was a paralegal at my first law firm. He is a consummate professional who does a fantastic job for all of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ross is my go-to-guy when I have a question about how to work with a particular prosecutor. He knows all of them and can work well with them but also against them when that is what the case requires."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I always enjoy working with him. He's professional, knowledgeable, and a great asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Ross for his ability to get results. Ross has an outstanding and well deserved reputation in the community for being one of the best criminal attorney's in North Georgia."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ross Grisham since he was a prosecutor, and I wholeheartedly endorse him. Even as a prosecutor, Ross always acted with passion, integrity, and zeal. Since he has been in private practice, he utilizes those same traits for his clients. You will not go wrong with Ross as your attorney. I recommend him in any criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ross Grisham is an excellent criminal defense attorney who has earned his reputation through diligent hard work. He has a superior knowledge of criminal law and procedure. If you are dealing with criminal matters in north Georgia, I highly recommend that you consider hiring Ross Grisham as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clarence Darrow, Perry Mason, Ross Grisham. All 3 names evoke trembling fear in the hearts of prosecutors who must deal with them defending their clients. Because of his prior experience as a prosecutor, Ross knows all of their tricks and will not fall for them. Ross prides himself on his ability to seek the best result for his clients and leaves no stone unturned in an effort to obtain a successful resolution. A pillar in the legal community indeed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There's no doubt who I'd turn to if I faced a criminal charge. The lawyers at Grisham & Poole have earned their stellar reputation. Much of the credit has to go to Ross Grisham, the firm's founder. Ross is dedicated to his clients, and he treats them with honesty and respect. He is fantastic both behind the scenes and in the courtroom, and you need a lawyer who is good at both. I've learned a lot from him (especially about DUI--Ross is an expert), and our friendship has made me a better lawyer. You should call him now."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ross Grisham is a true powerhouse in Criminal Defense circles. He is experienced and savvy. I highly recommend Ross to anyone that may need a criminal defense lawyer. He is a "10" for sure."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When I used to take court appointed cases in Cherokee County, Georgia I tried one of Ross's first felony trials when he was a prosecutor in the DA's office. Unfortunately I got the silver medal (and he got the gold...) but his superior's orders about what plea to offer to any foreign national Defendant allegedly without authorization to be in the U.S. placed my client into the position where my client wound up significantly better off because he turned down the plea offer which I easily could have accepted. Jurors just seem to like him which is no small part of a criminal trial."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ross is a fantastic lawyer who I work with in Canton. I think he is a consummate professional, who finds the balance between being kind and respectful while being aggressive and thorough for his clients. I would recommend him for any matter no matter the complexity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Ross is a great advocate for his clients. It shows in the results he is able to obtain."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having previously worked with Ross, I feel confident in recommending him for any client of mine that has found himself or herself in need of an attorney with criminal defense experience. Ross provides a high level of service to his clients, first helping them to achieve a realistic outlook on their situation and then going to work on their behalf, helping them achieve the best results available. He and his staff make every effort to keep their clients informed throughout the process, and his knowledge of the law and the court system makes him an invaluable resource to anyone facing criminal charges. Simply put, Ross is a great attorney and a great guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ross has my unequivocal recommendation. I am not the only attorney that rates Ross as top in his field. He is knowledgeable about the law and a fierce advocate for his clients. Any of his clients should consider themselves well represented."
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Canton Criminal defense Lawyer Ross David Grisham
Ross David Grisham
Criminal defense Attorney
Canton, GA
Licensed for 23 years