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Josh W. Thacker

Criminal defense Attorney at Griffin, GA

5.0   64 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2002
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Josh W. Thacker, Attorney at Law
113 East Solomon Street, Suite A
PO Box 256
Griffin, GA, 30224

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Posted by Hannah | July 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the BEST
I got myself stuck in a sticky situation driving someone else's car. I only had to go to court once which is where I met Josh for the first time. He sat WITH me instead of with all the attorneys up in the front and talked to me as an understanding friend rather than an attorney with a full schedule. My phone conversations were never cut short and I was always the one to hang up first. And at the end of the day, my case was DISMISSED. My case could have potentially gone to a jury trial, and Josh assured me he was more than ready and I had no reason to worry about those implications. I don't know where I would be today, possibly jail, if I never hired Josh and his team. He is by far the most professional person I have ever met in this field and while I hope to never have legal troubles such as this again, I will certainly not hesitate to call him or his firm the moment I need them. I can't thank you guys enough!
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Posted by Nicole | May 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
There really are no words to describe how awesome Josh, Bridget, and Ashley are. From the first consultation we were treated like family. They were always immediately responsive and didn't hesitate to answer our questions or address any concerns we had. Thanks to Josh, we received the best outcome possible given the circumstances of our case. Do not hesitate to choose Josh to represent you. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Super Lawyer
Josh Thacker is not only one of the finest lawyers I have ever known, and that includes hundreds, he is also one of the most exemplary people I have ever met. I consulted with Josh on numerous occasions about issues on my case as well as meeting with and recommending him on a case for a dear friend that eventually hired him. She was totally pleased with his diligence, professionalism and hard work that resulted in the best outcome that she could have imagined. Josh embodies the characteristics of excellence in the legal field by listening intently, being nonjudgmental, creatively strategizing and applying an amazing work ethic to win the case. He leaves no stone unturned. Rest assured, you will not make a mistake hiring Josh Thacker to represent you. The least you can do is consult with him initially to discover firsthand what I have experienced. Trust me, he will not let you down.
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Posted by Alex | October 7, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A Job Well Done
This was hands down my best experience with a lawyer to this date and I have had multiple occurrences. His team was very helpful throughout the entire process. Constantly keeping me update was very helpful. I also received regular updates and reminders. Josh himself was very helpful and friendly and got me through the court case with the best outcome . I would definitely go to him again for anything else I required a lawyer for.
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2015
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Compassionate and Relentless
Josh was a Godsend to our family. He took a very difficult juvenile case which began in 2012 and diligently hammered away at it for three long years, overcoming repeated obstacles, until he finally got the positive result we were seeking. Josh, Bridget, and Ashley handled our son, as well as a distraught and emotional family, with extreme care, honesty, professionalism and empathy. We will always be grateful for his service to our family and for his part in altering the course of a young man's life. It is without reservation that we highly recommend Josh Thacker.
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Posted by Shantay | September 15, 2015
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Criminal Pre-Issuance Hearing (Great professionalism) !
Josh Thacker and his staff was great listener's and point out facts about my case. Josh Thacker was an great attorney he assisted me through this whole experience. I would recommend this lawyer to anyone who want justice. Josh Thacker explain every question that you may have thought of before you ask him I love his experience and knowledge about my case. I want to say THANKS FOR ALL YOU GUY'S DO for great people like me trying to make a difference.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2015
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Thankfull for His Team
After being wrongfully accused of a crime, I decided to consult an attorney before talking to investigators. After Talking to Josh and his team, I felt comfortable in hiring him to do a pre-warrant investigation on my behalf and to present evidence to the investigators in hopes of stopping any warrants from being taken. Josh and his team did a very good job at gathering the information needed and presenting it to investigators. Josh and his team laid out the steps, collected evidence, and presented the case to investigators and was successfull in getting the case closed with no charges being made. They did all of this while explaining the steps and keeping me calm the whole time. Me and my family are very gratefull for their trust and hard work in resolving this unfortunate issue for me and my family.
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Posted by Jason | August 13, 2015
Josh was an excellent help for us. Very attentive to our needs, knowledgeable and professional. His staff was also very professional and was always Johnny on the spot when it came to court documents, dates, and times. I would recommend Josh Thacker without hesitation.
Posted by Chris | August 5, 2015
Great lawyer
Thanks for all your help. Josh and his staff made a tough situation easier to deal with. I'm very happy I found and used his law firm. I would without a doubt use him again. Thank you so much to you and your staff.
Posted by Lee | August 3, 2015
my attorney experience
I would like to say that my experience was one that I would recommend to anyone else. He was a professional the entire time. He always shot it to me straight, but at the same time he would tell me he was working very hard on my behalf. All the hard work paid off because in my case it was a huge win for me and my family. Thanks again Josh!
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2015
Help with speedingn ticket
Josh was extremely helpful in our time of need. When my son needed help with a super speeding ticket we were lucky I found josh to help as we were from out of town. Josh was able to negotiate with the courts for a plea that was fare for my son and satisfied the court needs. I feel if we had not had counsel this would not have gone well. Josh staff are very professional and caring , they checked in regularly by phone and email so we new where the case was heading. I would recommend Josh for any of your attorney needs,
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Posted by Cleveland | July 27, 2015
Honest Knowledgeable Trustworthy Friendly
Josh answer all my questions when he my situation. He takes the time makes sure you know you're rights I would highly recommend him Honest Knowledgeable Trustworthy Friendly He and his staff are wonderful.
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2015
Highly professional and highly competent
Process was very smooth and efficient. Josh answered all my questions and explained outcomes thoroughly. Everything was concluded to my satisfaction. I could not recommend a better attorney.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2015
Successful negotiation of speed citation
We could not be more pleased with the results Josh got for us! He negotiated a plea agreement for our daughter's serious speeding citation that resulted in NO POINTS and NOTHING on her driving record. His charge is very reasonable and his staff is professional and very responsive. We highly recommend Josh Thacker!
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2015
DUI defense
Josh Thacker represented a family member that had serious health problems. He was able to accomplish and satisfy what we needed done very efficiently. Could not have asked for any better representation. Highly recommend!
Posted by Debra | July 2, 2015
***** 5 star Attorney in Griffin
I hired Josh Thacker to handle my case because he was very knowledgeable and had a proven track record in handling complexed cases. I had total confidence in Josh when I hired him , and he is very detailed while handling any case to help you understand everything along its path and does everything he says he will do. If you're looking for a lawyer who is sincere and knowledgeable in LAW, look no further, Josh Thacker is the only one to call .
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2015
Great attorney!
I cannot say enough good things about Josh, Bridget and his staff. From start to finish my case was handled very professional and considering the stress involved that is saying a lot. Whatever Josh gives you as homework or advice, do it. He will be there with you every step of the way communicating and supporting you. He fights for you. He does not like to lose and he is very knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Thank you Josh and Bridget
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Posted by Cassie | July 1, 2015
Above and Beyond Expectations
Here's the gist of it: Josh was my lawyer, but he became my friend. He quickly earned my trust with his candor, competence, diligence, availability, and preparedness. Every time I met with him, his meticulously outlined research, discussion topics, and ready answers to my questions showed he was several steps ahead of the case's current progress. While every attorney must stipulate that no guarantees can be made in law, I'd venture that Josh is as close to a guaranteed positive case outcome as you can get. I came to him with a problem that, as far as I was concerned, had destroyed my life. Josh gave me that life back: All my charges were dismissed, and my record of arrest was expunged. Five stars falls short of what that means to me, so I'll just say HIRE HIM if you can!
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Posted by Chaze | June 29, 2015
Great Lawyer and a even better person
i came to josh with more problems then some people could handle and he sorted them out and I came out better than anything. I couldn't have done it without him. He not only helped me out with my court problems but also gave me extremely good advise for my personal life. I couldn't thank him enough for how much he has impacted my life. My family now recommends him to everybody and so do I.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2015
This law firm is wonderfull, my case was handle in the most caring, professional manner, I only regret is that I did not approch them first. My case was resolve in my favor .I cannot thank them enough.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practicioner
  • Josh W. Thacker, Attorney at Law
  • 2007 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office, Coweta Judicial Circuit
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office, Griffin Judicial Circuit
  • 2001 - 2006


  • National Criminal Defense College at Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2014
  • John Marshall (Atlanta)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dozier v. Hanes (304 Ga.App. 572)
  • Client unlawfully taken license was returned!
  • Wilson v. State (270 Ga.App. 311)
  • The community was protected from a predator


  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (18)
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Josh Thacker. I've seen him work in the courtroom and he is agile, quick on his feet and aggressive when it comes to representing his clients. I had the pleasure of working alongside him in a criminal matter and I saw firsthand his command of the rules and case law and how he used his knowledge to benefit the client. You will get professional and knowledgable representation if you hire Josh Thacker."
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh W. Thacker is an excellent criminal defense attorney and I highly recommend his legal services. Josh and I have shared the same building for our offices since 2008. In that time frame I have seen him, and his staff, handle each case and client with a high level of professionalism, care, and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. If experience and knowledge count, then he gets a perfect 10/10."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and recommend to his office. Mr. Thacker is a skilled and professional attorney. He is honest and hard working."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I regularly refer my civil clients with criminal issues to Mr. Thacker. He has demonstrated a superior level of competence and regularly obtains favorable results for my clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh and I were on opposing sides years ago when he was a D.A. , and I found him to be an excellent advocate . Since then I have seen him in Court many times as a Defense Lawyer , and he has gotten even better , and does a very good job for his clients . I highly endorse Josh . Sincerely , D.Scott Cummins"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Josh for a number of years. As a prosecutor he was always one of the better attorneys to work with. You will not be disappointed if you hire him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a hardworking, smart, and compassionate attorney that I wholeheartedly endorse. Josh has committed himself to doing everything that it takes to challenge difficult DUI and criminal cases. If you are looking for an attorney that is willing to go to bat for you and your future, call Josh Thacker."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are few attorneys who can live up to the ideals and expectations clients have and deserve, but Josh is one of those rare few. Whether negotiating with the prosecutor, speaking with officers, or fighting for his clients in trial, Josh is always giving 100% for his clients. When the chips are down, Josh is the type of attorney that you want in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is by far one one of the best lawyers in Georgia. He specialized in Criminal Law and is not one of those attorneys that settles a client's case with the district attorney. He brings everything to the table. He vigorously represents his clients. He uses every aspect of the law to the client's advantage and dominates the Courtroom. I am a criminal defense attorney myself. As an up and coming attorney myself, I will go to several Courts and look at their calendars to find out when he has a trial. Then, I arrange my day around his cases in order to watch him in action. There are many excellent criminal defense attorneys in this area. Josh is one of the best. He is well respected throughout the judicial system. His results speak for himself. If a client decides to hire him, they will have the best representation. He goes above and beyond to achieve his client's goals. After opening my own firm, I look at his work to learn and grow. Josh Thacker is genuinely a sought after attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Josh Thacker is a great lawyer who has represented both a relative of mine and a neighbor, both with highly favorable outcomes. He is accessible, professional, and takes great care of his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Thacker is an excellent trial attorney. He is highly committed to his clients and cases. He gets results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Josh for over a decade and worked with him on many cases. Josh and his Staff are Compassionate, Trustworthy, Knowledgeable, Professional, and Highly Ethical. They clearly build relationships with each and every client."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is an excellent attorney who truly cares about his clients. Josh attends numerous DUI seminars and training to improve on his vast knowledge of DUI law."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh is a great lawyer, who truly cares about each and every client that walks through his door."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is an excellent attorney and achieves stellar results for his clients!"
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Griffin Criminal defense Lawyer Josh W. Thacker
Josh W. Thacker
Criminal defense Attorney
Griffin, GA
Licensed for 21 years