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I strongly believe that every citizen is entitled to the protection of their Constitutional rights. 


As a soldier I swore an oath to uphold and defend those rights, and I took another oath to do the same when I became an attorney. 


Every person accused of a crime deserves to have those Constitutional rights protected and defended.  This is my personal belief, and it is reflected in my calling to practice as a criminal defense attorney.


My practice has taken me all over the state of Georgia, and I have represented clients from Acworth to Zebulon, from Appling County to Walton County.  I’ve handled cases spanning the entire criminal offense spectrum, from simple traffic tickets to homicides, along with both bench trials and jury trials.


If you want someone dedicated to the zealous defense of your rights do not hesitate to contact me.



Shawn C. Bugbee, Esq.




Languages spoken: English, Russian, Serbian, Croatian

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Contact info

Shawn C. Bugbee, Attorney at Law

P.O. Box 469
Lebanon, GA, 30146

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    12 years, 900 cases
  2. Juvenile: 10%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Family: 10%
    12 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Natalie Ann Green

    I endorse this lawyer. Shawn and I attended law school together. He was a year ahead of me and he has been one of the reasons I was able to go out and start my solo practice many years ago. He was great help to me with advice, trial tips, and deep knowledge of the law; both procedural and substantive. Definitely recommend.


    Natalie Green Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard G. Farnsworth

    I endorse this lawyer. Shawn was very diligent for his client and fair with me and my client. I recommend him to anyone.


    Richard Farnsworth Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200407/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Award for Excellence in LitigationCALI Center2004
CALI Award for Excellence in International LawCALI Center2003
1st PlaceNational Trial Advocacy Competition2003
Honors Appellation - Litigation CourseGeorgia State University College of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerShawn C. Bugbee, P.C.2005 - Present
Criminal Defense Attorney - Indigent DefenseCobb County Circuit Defender Office2005 - 2012
Guardian ad LitemBartow County Juvenile Court2005 - 2006
Guardian ad LitemPaulding County Juvenile Court2005 - 2009
Guardian ad LitemCobb County Juvenile Court2005 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Armed Citizens' Legal Defense NetworkNetwork Attorney2013 - Present
United States Concealed Carry AssociationNetwork Attorney2013 - Present
Oath Keepers of GeorgiaRegional Coordinator2012 - Present
Second Amendment FoundationMember2011 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionN/A2005 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law SectionN/A2004 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Oglethorpe Legal SocietyMember2003 - Present
National Quality Improvement Center at the University of Michigan Law SchoolParticipant - Guardian ad Litem2012 - 2012
Paulding County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - 2008
Student Trial Lawyer Association Mock Trial TeamN/A2002 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
KG, et al. vs JW$700,000.00 judgment for client
State v. C.A.Acquittal by jury.
DeKalb County vs. RGCases dismissed, ordinance ruled unconstitutional
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State UniversityN/AJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Massachusetts, AmherstN/AOther - Bachelors2000
Defense Language InstituteSerbo-CroatianN/A1994
Defense Language InstituteRussianN/A1992
Reading Memorial High School, Reading, MAN/AN/A1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Paulding County Juvenile Court Guardian ad Litem Training SeminarPracticing as a Juvenile Court Guardian ad Litem2008