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Dane Michael Garland

also known as Dane Garland, Dane M. Garland

About me



I practice criminal law in Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas. I am married to Dr. Shannon Matulis, a Research Associate at Emory University, and we have two wonderful children, Abigail Marie, 6 and Noah Lennon, 3. I enjoy running, especially marathons, reading, and spending time with my family. I am a HUGE University of Tennessee fan and also follow the Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Blackhawks, and Liverpool F.C.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I fully endorse Dane Garland. Dane is a brilliant person, and one of the most well-rounded and ethical attorneys I've had the pleasure of knowing. He is a true asset to the profession, and I highly recommend Mr. Garland for anyone in need of representation.


    John Howe Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian Chiles Tevis

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Garland is well-known and a regular in the west-Georgia courthouses. As an associate at the Swindle Law Group, you can be assured both his legal abilities and ethics are top notch.


    Brian Tevis Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Swindle Law Group P.C.

310 Tanner St
Carrollton, GA, 30117-3208


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200908/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"10 Best" DUI/DWI AttorneyAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2016
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
Lead Counsel RatedLead Counsel2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSwindle Law Group, P.C.2015 - Present
Associate AttorneySwindle Law Group, P.C.2014 - 2015
Public DefenderOffice Of The Public Defender2013 - 2014
InternFederal Defender Program2013 - 2013
Administrative Law JudgeGeorgia Department Of Labor2009 - 2012
InternMiami Dade Legal Aid Society2007 - 2007
RunnerEgerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Carroll County Bar AssociationPresident2015 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Peachtree Society: Metro Atlanta's Rising LeadersMember2015 - Present
Georgia Court of AppealsAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. DorseyAcquittal
State v. DavisIndictments Dismissed
State v. HartmanProbation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Times GeorgianBenefits of DUI Courts2015
Times GeorgianSealing Juvenile Records in Georgia2015
Times GeorgianVideo Conferencing would Benefit Tax Payers2015
Times GeorgianWhy We Do Not Need Mandatory Minimum Sentencing2015
Times GeorgianBonds in Criminal Cases2015
The Mercer Law Free PressA Day in the Life of an LLM Sutdent2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer UniversityN/AMaster of Laws (LL.M.)2013
St Thomas UniversityN/ADoctor of Law (J.D.)2009
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)N/ABachelor of Arts (B.A.)2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UWG Greek LifeDUI's and Drug Convictions: How to Avoid Them2015
Walter F. George School of LawGenocide2013
Walter F. George School of LawConflicts of Interest2013