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Ernest Dewitt Napier III

Criminal defense Attorney at Douglasville, GA

4.9   14 reviews

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About Ernest

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  1. Criminal defense
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    Local Douglas County Criminal Defense Attorney with experience handling Douglas County Cases.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

Welcome to Napier Law.   We strive to provide our clients with the highest standards in personalized legal services.  We are here to make a difference to you and for you.  If you would like to discuss your situation, please do not hesitate to contact us at the number below.

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Licensed for 16 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/03/2022

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

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Ernest Dewitt Napier III
8701 Hospital Drive
Douglasville, GA, 30134

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Stephanie | February 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
He is a great attorney and I would most definitely refer him! He made sure I was good and he was very upfront and honest about my case
Posted by Leriza rose | June 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied
I was in a bond with 2 cases and with the help of Mr. Ed Napier , he was able to deal with both at once without hesitation. I’m so satisfied with his help and effort i couldn’t complain there’s no other lawyer I would go to with my problems. I give him 100% effort and care
Posted by Daren | October 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Ed is really a great lawyer. He is someone you can definitely trust to handle your case very well. ! Is really a life saver and I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Devin | February 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Napier Law: Working FOR YOU and WITH YOU.
I reached out to Ed Napier, with only 3 nerve-racking days left to find an honest, reputable and accomplished lawyer! My family has never been in such a situation that a lawyer was needed, but in this instance, I am beyond thankful for the services provided by Mr. Napier on such short, short notice. Mr. Napier is the lawyer that not only works FOR YOU; but WITH YOU. From the very beginning, I have been confident that everything would be fine. Sure enough, the professionalism, realism, compassion and integrity displayed by Mr. Napier for our case, is what helped us recieve the verdict we needed! I cannot thank him enough for helping to keep my family together. I came to find, reach out to and requested the services of Ed Napier, by reading the GREAT satisfactory reviews from other individuals, like myself and I do not regret my decision at all! I would highly recommend Napier Law to anyone and everyone that needs lawyer expertise.
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Posted by Jack | July 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What would have happened without Mr. Napier's Support
I was under “Compact Services” from the State of Georgia. I was hoping to get some relief from the court system in Douglasville, Georgia. I attempted to contact three different attorneys to discuss my situation. Because I am in a different time zone, I contacted each attorney outside of normal business hours. I was extremely surprised that Mr. Napier responded within the hour of my initial voice mail to his office. The other attorneys never even returned my calls. Mr. Napier was always very diligent in returning my calls and keeping me informed of the progress of my appeal. He always treated me with the utmost respect and courtesy. I did not find that with the original counselor dealing with my case. I found that Mr. Napier is highly respected by the Douglasville Judicial System and the District Attorney’s Office. I believe that was very beneficial to the successful resolution of my petition. If I were ever to need legal services again, in the State of Georgia, I would seek the assistance of Mr. Napier without any reservation.
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Posted by Crystal | March 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great person and an awesome attorney...
Mr. Napier is a good person with southern values. He has a certain calmness about him that helped me feel more confident during the most stressful time in my life. He took the time to get to know me and always reassured me not to worry, even though he knew I would anyway. I hope to never need a lawyer again, but if I do I'm going to call Mr. Napier because I trust him and his skills as an experienced attorney are beyond reproach. Thank you Mr. Napier, for helping me get the best outcome possible!
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Posted by Katie Chann | June 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Naiper did an amazing job.
Ed Naiper was very good for me. He always called me back and stayed in communcation with me, which is important. He was very patient with my indecisiveness of what to do as far as plea out, blind plea or trial. He was clear what he was advising but also very willing to go to trial if I wanted. I definitely recommend Ed Naiper as a criminal defense attorney. He was very timely in everything that I needed him to do including a bond hearing. I was facing alot of time on serious charges and got probation.
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Posted by Jennifer | January 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated Lawyer
Good, dedicated lawyer who really knows what he is talking about. He really seemed to understand both my issues and how the law works. I would hire him for anything! His team was helpful, committed, and made sure my legal issues were handled as professionally as possible.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2013
Very straightforward and honest
Ed handled my divorce, provided some advice on a dispute with a neighbor, and provided me with a prenuptial agreement. Always very straightforward and honest. You don't have to worry about him running fees up. He will quote you a fair charge, bill you for that, and do exactly as he says he will. Best way to describe him is to say that he operates like local businessmen use to; he understands the importance of customers and their referrals.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2011
Very Happy Client
Recently I hired Mr. Napier to handle a situation involving my son and some trumped up charges against him. Mr. Napier advised us on how to properly handle the matter so that my son would not suffer some very tough consequences. I could not be happier.
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2011
Great Guy
Ed is great. He took the time to see all the details of my case. He looked for a great solution to a difficult problem. I think he actually cared about me as opposed to just wanting my money.
Posted by Mark | February 13, 2011
Working with a Professional
Ed has earned our trust working on our son's criminal case. Ed has put together a strong defense and has been proactive to respond to our needs and attacking the case.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2009
Client Review
NO BS kinda guy. He saved my butt.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2011
Client Review
Mr. Napier did an overall good job with my case but had some glaring faults in the way he handled me personally. He failed to EVER return a phone call once I hired him. (Over a dozen unreturned calls.) It got to the point that neither he nor his assistant would answer the phone when I called from my phone. She would answer only when I called from another phone. I never received a final accounting of time & charges from him. After saying all that, I am very pleased with the outcome of my divorce. He even returned some of my retainer which I have never heard of before. I am honestly torn as to whether or not to recommend him to someone else.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 10%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Napier Law, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Systems Architect
  • Bank Of America
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Systems Engineer
  • Ibm
  • 1996 - 2000
  • 2nd LT
  • Us Army Active Duty & Reserve
  • 1994 - 1996
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Education

  • Ohio State University
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • 1999
  • Georgia State University
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1999
  • United States Military Academy
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • State v. Hendrickson
  • Not Guilty
  • NOT GUILTY - DOUGLAS COUNTY
  • Not Guilty
  • Eayrs v. Absolute Roofing, Inc., 300 Ga. App. 825, 686 S.E.2d 432 (2009)
  • Summary Judgment Affirmed on Appeal
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Associations

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Supreme Court of the State of Georgia
  • Member of Bar
  • 2006 - Present
  • Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia
  • Member of Bar
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Graduate
  • Trial Lawyer's College
  • 2016
  • Featured Attorney Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Outstanding Public Service
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2007
  • Best Direct Examination
  • Buffalo National Trial Competition
  • 2006
  • Best Negotiator
  • Ohio State University
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • DC GOP Monthly Meeting
  • MC
  • 2014
  • DC GOP Monthly Meeting
  • MC
  • 2013
  • GOP Membership Meeting
  • Tipping Point
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (16)
Endorse Ernest
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Other
"Ed is a supremely talented trial lawyer. His care and compassion for clients is the gold standard. I enthusiastically endorse Ed Napier to anyone in need of top notch criminal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is as tough as nails and practices in an extremely rough jurisdiction. I have watched Ed handle very serious cases with extreme tact and guile, frequently getting favorable dispositions for his clients. Ed is someone you want on your side when the chips are down."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed Napier is an excellent trial attorney with an outstanding reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I cannot say enough good things about Ed Napier. I have seen Ed in action, and he is simply an outstanding criminal trial attorney. We are both involved in community activities, so I can also attest to his work ethic outside the courtroom. He garners a great deal of respect. Attorneys opposing Ed better bring their "A game" to court. Beneath his polished exterior lies a tenacious and wise West Point graduate who is skillful in exploiting his adversary's weaknesses."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and think very highly of his professionalism and skills as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed's education and fierce work ethic has catapulted him into the ranks of more experienced lawyers despite his fewer years of practice. His attention to detail, knowledge of the law, and ability to try a case are unmatched by any attorney with his years of experience. He fights smart and he doesn't worry himself about local politics or how he'll be perceived. He serves his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ed Napier since law school and since we have both seen sworn in to practice law, I have had the privilege of observing him in court many times. Ed is an honest, dedicated, and intelligent attorney who is respected by his peers. A true professional. If you have a need for a lawyer in Douglas county or surrounding areas, I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is a hard working attorney that fights for his clients. He will do a good job for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Napier works hard for his clients. He is intelligent, well-spoken, and driven. Call him if you have criminal issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need a lawyer in Douglasville call Mr. Napier."
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