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Barry William Hixson

Criminal defense Attorney at Woodstock, GA

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The late Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once defined law as a “prophesy (or prediction) of what the courts will do”. After extended and intimate professional involvement with the criminal law and it’s processes, Mr. Hixson understands the practical application of this definition to teens and young adults, particularly in these times. Predicting and managing the outcome of cases is increasingly difficult and challenging in our time. This may be traced to many factors, including rapid technological, cultural, legal and political changes. Mr. Hixson believes that one of the unchanging keys to navigating these often turbulent waters is a focus on fairness and honesty. Continuous change makes it tempting for younger people and their parents to abandon hope in the face of seemingly innumerable barriers. However, every client and every litigant has a reasonable expectation, and should demand, a of measure fairness and honesty from the court in the resolution of a case. While no one can ever guarantee the outcome of a legal proceeding, Mr. Hixson is dedicated to seeing that each of our clients are treated fairly and honestly by the prosecution and the court.

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Licensed for 36 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 02/03/2023
State PA
Status Retired
Acquired 1986
Updated 02/26/2023

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Posted by KG | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer, prepared, knowledgeable and will work to give you the best outcome.
I found myself needing an attorney and on extremely short notice, they was able to not only schedule me for a quick appointment a few hours before my court summons, but we were able to work out a contract for them to help me out and Barry showed up at court, just a few hours after first contacting them! Having a difficult case to deal with and wanting the best outcome for myself, upon speaking with not only Barry himself but the whole crew, I could tell they were the right choice for me and wanted the best for me as well. Throughout the whole ordeal, I was stupendously talked through, given all the information I needed to understand not only my rights but how the system works and how to maneuver myself so I could have this case settled to my advantage. They kept in touch with me, helped me with any questions I may have, and was informed of all and the best options for me to take. They understood that their services were a strain to me financially and worked with me with that as well. They understood someone shouldn't be left unhelped just because of money issues but even through all of that, I could tell their services were well worth it. Welcoming since the first phone call with the firm and all throughout my case, our interactions were pleasant and even comforting as a client, helping me feel at ease that I would be taken cared of. The team walked me through all the steps from beginning to end, making sure I was well prepared for my court date and that everything would go my way. Being at court for only 5 minutes and having my case smoothly solved was proof of that. All in all, this is a great firm to have on your side. I've already referred them to others who have needed an attorney, assuring them they will be in great hands. Hopefully I won't need their services again but if I do, I would most definitely go to them for the support I know they will provide.
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Posted by Lisa | May 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service
Barry was a very professional attorney. He was always available to answer any questions, and told us that he will continue to do so. I would recommend Barry and his team to anyone needing guidance through a tough situation.


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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Ghanouni Teen & Young Adult Defense Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Chief Assistant Solicitor
  • Cherokee County Solicitor General
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Assistant Solicitor, Cherokee County State Court
  • Cherokee County Solicitor General
  • 1998 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Donald C. Turner & Associates
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Part time Criminal Law and Procedure Instructor
  • Main Line Paralegal Institute
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Associate and Partner
  • Keenan, Ciccitto, Brant and Hixson
  • 1989 - 1994
  • Clerk/Administrator
  • District Attorney's Office, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  • 1987 - 1987
  • Prosecutor
  • District Attorney's Office, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  • 1987 - 1991
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  • Temple University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Scranton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978
  • Keystone Junior College
  • AA
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • State v. Jones, 297 Ga. 156
  • Clarified the construction of the rules governing the use of evidence of other crimes in DUI cases.
  • McAllister v. State, 325 Ga. App. 583
  • Clarified the law on the use of search warrants.


  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Blue Ridge Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Federal District Court for North Georgia
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Assistant Solicitor of the Year
  • Georgia Prosecuting Attorneys Council
  • 2014
  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • 2013
  • Law Enforcement Award
  • Canton Optimist Club
  • 2012
  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Barry Hixson is one of the most qualified attorneys I have ever worked with. Not only does he understand the law, but its practical applications. He strives to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients while maintaining upmost integrity with the court."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hixson has been an excellent DUI prosecutor for many years. As someone who was frequently on the other side, I endorse both his skill and his professionalism."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I believe Barry Hixson to be a fine attorney, well qualified to handle any type of case as may present itself to him. He is honest, he is a gentleman, and a lawyer who legitimately cares about his clients. Barry knows the law and the court procedure that is necessary to bring his cases to successful conclusions. Barry is a fine lawyer that I am honored to endorse."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working on many cases over the last 10 years with Barry Hixson. Although we were mostly on opposing sides, I have nothing but glowing remarks for him. He is one of the most hard working and capable attorneys that I know. He will work tirelessly for his clients and is exceedingly trustworthy. I emphatically endorse this lawyer!"
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Woodstock Criminal defense Lawyer Barry William Hixson
Barry William Hixson
Criminal defense Attorney
Woodstock, GA
Licensed for 36 years