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Scott Thomas Poole

Criminal defense Attorney at Canton, GA

5.0   18 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    While I represent clients all types of criminal cases, I specialize in complicated cases including Sexual and Physical Assaults, Racketeering, Drug Trafficking, and cases involving the use of justified force.

    27 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Sex crime
    25%
    Being charged with a sexual offense is a life changing experience--especially if you are innocent. Perhaps more than any other crime, just the allegation can be devastating. I'll fight to protect you and to restore your reputation.

    27 years

  3. Violent crime
    25%
    Many times people are charged with a crime just for defending themselves against someone else's unlawful use of force. I understand Georgia's self-defense laws and will use them to prove you were justified in your actions.

    27 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Besides losing your driver's licence and potentially going to jail, a DUI on your record can affect your ability to support your family. We can help you navigate the legal system, save your driving privileges, and keep your record clean.

    27 years

FORMER PROSECUTOR NOW FIGHTING TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE CHARGED WITH A CRIME.

I take pride in the services I provide for my clients and work hard to treat everyone like I would want to be treated.  I understand that being charged with a crime is very stressful, so I do everything I can to make the process less intimidating.  I worry about my cases so my clients don't have to.

Location

Grisham, Poole, & Carlile, P.C.

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2023
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The best lawyer in town, no doubt. Have any criminal problem? Contact him, he will give you the best results.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2022
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Great Law Team!
Dealt with my situation, kept me updated throughout the case and brought me as much peace of mind as possible during the ordeal.
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2020
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Extremely satisfied
I don't think I could've chosen a better lawyer. I am very grateful for everything Mr. Poole has done for me. I highly recommend hiring Mr. Poole if you want an honest and professional lawyer to help you with your case.
Posted by Christina | March 24, 2020
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SO incredibly thankful for this man!
I couldn't be more thankful for Mr. Poole! After interviewing multiple attorneys I felt that he was the best guy for my case. He has excellent human skills and really made me feel like I'd be taken care of! He got my case completely dismissed and went above and beyond to ensure my family was taken care of too. His staff was more than friendly and never once made me feel like I was a criminal. If you have any doubts at all, I'm here to tell you Scott Poole is the man and you can trust him to do right by you. Thank you Mr. Poole for helping me navigate such a difficult time in my life! I am SO incredibly thankful for you and your team!
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Posted by Michael | October 25, 2018
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Awesome Law Firm
Scott Poole did an amazing job with my case. From the very beginning he gave me sound advice regarding my legal situation. He was honest and professional from the start and delivered amazing results in the end. Mr. Poole prepared and presented my case in such a way that the judge decided in my favor without hesitation. Thank you Scott Poole for providing me and my family with outstanding legal representation and for sincerely caring about the outcome of my case. We are truly grateful!!!
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Posted by Chris | June 18, 2018
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Daughter Keeps Drivers License & Stays Out of Jail
My daughter, 17 yrs old was ticketed for "Super Speeding" in excess of 100 mph. Scott represented her and the results were better than we could have expected: No mandatory jail time, no probation, no loss or restrictions of license and minimal fine. I highly recommend Scott Poole to those in need of an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2017
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Great lawyer. Very knowledgeable. He knows what he's doing.
Scott Poole is a great lawyer and an asset to the local community. He helped with my case by showing concern for my situation and calming me down. He then did the paperwork, and began investigating. He was very helpful to me! The charges were dropped before court. Don't hesitate to hire Scott. His assistant, is great with technology as well.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2017
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Gd bles u Scott
Thank u very much for helping me and closing my case ... I am satisfied with the service provided
Posted by Kenny | December 13, 2016
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Awesome communication
Scott and Landon were very thoughtful in keeping me informed with what was going on concerning my case. Very dedicated and determined to getting me the best possible outcome and exceeded every expectation of mine. Job well done. Thanks to Scott and his team.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2016
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Excellent - worth the cost
Scott did a fantastic job, he was upfront and honest, and worked hard for my case. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Frank | September 7, 2016
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I highly recommend Scott and his firm
From my first contact with Scott who made time for me on very short notice, he and his firm were very professional, very helpful in both their suggestions on what I needed to do and what they were able to accomplish on my behalf and also were good at communicating with me as my case moved through the system. Scott's professionalism combined with his skill, experience and good working relationships with the local government officials clearly helped facilitate my case's dismissal as quickly as it did. I highly recommend Scott and his firm!
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Posted by KARSA | February 20, 2016
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I would highly recommend Scott Pool if you are in need of a great attorney. His expertise is amazing, and he sincerely cares. Also, he keeps you up to date of the status of your case all the way the case through to completion which is so comforting. He is the best!
Posted by Bryan Zinn | October 28, 2015
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Man of integrity and honor.
Scott Poole was a lawyer that a friend suggested, and after I spoke with him I didn't care about the price. He is a man of integrity, and very honorable. Very compassionate, and very understanding. I gave him all my info and he successfully had me removed from a list. This man is very wise and I highly suggest him. I love that he was open with me and also a God fearing man.
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Posted by Christian | September 30, 2015
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Exemplary Attorney
Even my lawyer friends will tell you that I have little to no faith in their profession, but Scott Poole is a major outlier. He is what I wish was a representation for all attorneys. He is trustworthy, forthright, compassionate, and is willing to go the extra mile for his clients. I was in deep trouble and his expertise and professionalism got me out of that trouble in no time. He got rid of the biggest monkey I've ever had on my back and I am forever indebted to him. I recommend Scott Poole for anybody that needs a great defense without reservation. I wish all lawyers were like Scott Poole.
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Posted by Michael | September 9, 2015
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Excellent
Scott and Ross are amazing. Not only do they take care of your case they actually showed a concern with my well being when I was going through a tough time. They do not fit the stereo type of a lawyer and are worth every penny! Thank you Scott and Ross for your professionalism and overall concern for me and my situation.
Posted by Paul | July 14, 2015
A beacon of light in a dark situation..
We retained Scott's to represent our son who was arrested for attempting to shop-lift a phone case but was caught before departing the merchant. Scott was very firm but compassionate in understanding the facts of the case and laid out a clear plan of action. There was not a question of the facts of the incident, but Scott was very thorough in gathering the evidence and information so as to determine if the proper protocol was followed. With his previous history as a prosecutor, Scott was able to offer insight as to the proper steps to take and his good name within the Cherokee County court system and familiarity with the key personnel were instrumental in bringing this to a satisfactory conclusion. Scott was fair with his evaluation of the case and in no way attempted to mislead us into having a false hope of how things should turn out. He was thorough in his research, open and direct with his communication and responded quickly with any inquiries we had. Scott became an advocate to help guide us through this process as we had never been involved with proceedings of this nature, and he explored all options before guiding us to the final outcome. I would highly recommend Scott as a man who is honest in his dealings and someone who has a proper framework on his moral compass to compassionately serve his clients.
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Posted by Michael | July 11, 2015
Exceptional skill and knowledge!
When I think of Mr. Poole in the professional sense, a few words immediately come to mind. Honesty. Integrity. Extremely knowledgeable and skilled. Simply,... THE BEST! When I think of Mr. Poole in the personal sense, I see a Gentelman who has a sense of honor and humility, and truly wants to serve, protect, and fight for his clients. Mr. Poole always took the time and patience to talk to me, and explain what was happening, and the direction we were going in. My son was placed in the position where he had to prove his innocence rather than the state prove his guilt. The first attorney we had hired said the best possible outcome he could imagine for my son Michael, was serving two years in prison and a possibility of serving 5 to 10 years. After speaking with Mr. Poole, we decided to immediately retain Mr. Poole.s services and release the other attorney. Thank God we did. After Mr. Poole had a couple of conversations with the district attorney's office in Cobb County, they subsequently dropped and dismissed the case. I know all cases may not have the same outcome, but I can tell you this, if I ever need a criminal defense attorney again, Mr. Poole will be the only person I'll call. Thank you so much Scott, and God Bless.
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Posted by Tara | September 9, 2014
A Saving Grace
Scott has been a saving grace for me in my case. He always kept me informed and went above and beyond anything that I thought he should do. He was personable and never made me feel like I was less important than anyone else. I would express in great length my fears and he was always very honest with me and didn't just tell me what I wanted to hear, but told me what I needed to hear. Scott made me feel comfortable and that he truly cared about me, not just as a client but as a person. He never once made me question him or his ability to represent me. He has been outstanding I couldn't have been more blessed to have him by my side, being my voice and ear. I must say I am blessed to have met Scott. I really cant imagine another attorney really caring enough to let me know he believes in me. This was not part of his job, but just a characteristic that spoke volumes about the human being and attorney he is. Also Scott was court appointed, I say this to say that even though I was not paying him out of my pocket, he NEVER once made me feel less or that he would represent me any differently if I had paid him $10K. In fact I have attorneys for other things in my life, not criminal that I actually paid that kind of money for and I didn't' get the treatment I did from Scott. Thank you Scott for being such a kind soul and an amazing Attorney.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Grisham, Poole, & Carlile, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Senior Assistant District Attorney
  • Pickens County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Instructor
  • Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia’s Drug Prosecutor Training
  • 2003 - 2012
  • Designated Drug Prosecutor
  • Cherokee County District Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Cherokee County District Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 2008
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Education

  • Georgia State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Berry College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Parker
  • All property returned to client
  • State v. Blanton
  • Life sentence avoided
  • State v. Davis
  • Acquittal of all charges at a jury trial

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Appalachian Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Blue Ridge Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Certified as a Guest Instructor
  • Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council
  • 2016
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1985
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Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia Firearms Program
  • Gun Law Seminar
  • 2016
  • Active Shooter Program
  • Gun Law Seminar
  • 2016
  • Tactical Handgun Operations for the New Shooter
  • Georgia Firearms Laws
  • 2014
  • Georgia Gun Laws and the Use of Deadly Force
  • Georgia Firearms Laws
  • 2014
  • Winter Conference
  • Basic Drug Prosecutions
  • 2012
  • In-service Training
  • The Georgia Family Violence Act
  • 2012
  • Civilian Handgun Course
  • Georgia Firearms Laws
  • 2012
  • In-service Training
  • Police / Citizen Encounters
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He works diligently to provide the best possible outcome for every client. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott Poole is one of the best legal minds in our community. His experiences as a former prosecutor have only helped his ability to successfully navigate the criminal defense side of our legal system. Together with Ross Grisham, they form a great team."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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 | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott has earned the universal respect of the prosecutors, judges and defense bar. He will put his knowledge and experience to good use on your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a fantastic Criminal Defense lawyer who knows the law inside and out. With his experience as a former prosecutor, he knows how to get the best result for his clients. I highly recommend Scott."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of working with Scott in the community for several years. He has a stellar reputation for being a thorough and highly competent litigator, especially in complex criminal matters. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a heavy hitting attorney in north Georgia."
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, Scott prosecuted many of my clients. He was always a man of his word which I wish I could say about all prosecutors. In one of the cases, I was about to win my case because one of the State's witnesses on the witness list was clearly incompetent under the law to testify to the main issue. A new Assistant DA was about to start the trial when Scott filed an amended witness list. I knew that the judge would allow it, and I was powerless to stop it. It was clear that the day had been saved for the prosecution, and that my client had to accept free room and board because Scott saved the day for the State of Georgia. If my client did not accept a little room and board, the judge would have given him a longer sentence. Knowing Scott to be the true gentleman and fine lawyer that he is, I am sure that he will "save the day" for many of his clients accused of crimes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott Poole is one smart and savvy lawyer. I worked with Scott in a district attorney's office. He taught me so much. No one knows drug laws and search and seizure as well as Scott. He works very hard for his clients, and he is easy to get along with. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been on the opposing side of criminal cases while practicing criminal defense and have worked with Scott when I was the District Attorney in the Appalachian Circuit and Scott worked as the Sr. Assistant District Attorney in Pickens County. Scott is clearly one of the best criminal attorneys I have ever worked with. He has outstanding trial skills and is one of the most experienced trial lawyers in the area. I would not hesitate to recommend him."
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Canton Criminal defense Lawyer Scott Thomas Poole
Scott Thomas Poole
Criminal defense Attorney
Canton, GA
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available