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Janis Francesca Mann

Criminal defense Attorney at Newnan, GA

4.3   22 reviews

also known as Janis Chandler

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Janis

Learn Janis’s areas of practice.

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  1. Criminal defense
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    Criminal Defense: Both at the trial level and in the post-conviction arena

    17 years, 2,500 cases

I understand that the courtroom is sometimes an intimidating place for someone who is not an attorney.  As an attorney, it is my responsibility to make sure my client always understands what is going on in the courtroom and that the judge and/or jury hears my client's side of the story.  I am a zealous advocate for each client and I do not rest until I get the best possible result in each case.  I have been doing exactly that in the courtrooms of Georgia since 2007, when I began my career at the Dekalb County Public Defender's Office. I started out in intake and worked my way up, handling every possible misdemeanor and felony, including murder. I represented both adults and juveniles and was assigned to a few unique courtrooms, including Drug Court, the Anti-Recidivism Court, and the Homeless Diversion Pilot Initiative.  Along the way, I supervised junior attorneys and conducted DUI trial tactics training for colleagues.  In 2012, I achieved the highest dismissal rate in my office for misdemeanor cases. In 2016, I opened my own firm and began helping clients on post-conviction matters. In that arena, I file sentence modifications, early parole requests, modifications of probation, and writs of habeas corpus, to name a few. I am passionate about achieving results for my clients and insuring that they and their family members understand the process, every step of the way. I also still accept criminal defense matters at the trial level in Coweta and surrounding counties.* I work with the National Incarceration Association (NIA) in a pro bono capacity to advocate for criminal justice reform. Part of my role on their board of directors is to educate and support family members of the incarcerated. I love what I do and would enjoy hearing from anyone I might be able to help.

 

*Including Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Spalding, Lamar, Pike, Meriwether, Troup, Heard, Carroll, Douglas, and Paulding. 

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Location

Mann Law Group
15 Perry St.
Suite 327
Newnan, GA, 30263

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Diaz | April 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The people's advocate
Ms Mann is just an exceptional human being she really cares for her clients .. when you feel all hope is lost in the justice system she will continue to fight when you've given up on it all she's still fighting for you !! I strongly recommend her services .. you want an attorney thats always in your corner and doesn't except no's from the prosecutors hire attorney Janis Mann !! You won't be disappointed!!
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Posted by Carl | June 14, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
She’s a fighter for what’s Right
I called Mrs. Mann after 7 pm with a issue pertaining my brother in valdosta state prison. He needed medical attention and the prison officials wasn’t trying to hear it. She made it happen and now he’s getting medical attention. Thank you so very much. She is awesome and I’m thankful for people like her speaking up for the one’s that voices are not heard.
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Posted by Christina | June 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Freedom Fighter
Janis makes it happen. I had ten years straight. No parole eligibility. She just got my sentence modified and 3 years early I'm out of prison. She helped get me into a recovery program and treats me like we known each other for years. She called me regular at the prison and took care of out of state charges too!!! She is the best thing to happen to me in a long time. Best lawyer I've ever had !
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2022
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Very Caring Attorney
Janis is awesome. I've never seen an attorney work so hard for her clients. Due to the nature of her work, results can take a long time but she's done more for my loved one in the few months she's taken his case than past attorneys have in years. I'm looking forward to working with her as the case progresses.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal
From the very first phone call, Attonery Mann has been the Dream lawyer of the profession and answer to many prayers. Janis has worked endlessly and is determined to get results. Attorney Mann deserves 10 stars.
Posted by Michelle | February 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
God sent me an angel
After 11 yrs of expensive failed attorneys, I thought I would have to serve the 30yr life sentence given to me until my mom met Janis. She is the only lawyer after having 3, who got my sentence reduced and sent to the TC. She is so passionate, dedicated and compassionate and is still working to get me home early. She is the epitome of what a DEFENSE attorney should be. All of the other lawyers took my money and did the bare minimum. Not Janis she worked so hard until she got the results we wanted. She is forever my angel from heaven and I thank God for her everyday.
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Posted by Dee | April 27, 2021
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SHE ROCKS!!!!
Attorney Janis has been working with me for nearly a year to get my terms of probation modified. Unfortunately, we had some setbacks due to Covid, but through it all, Janis was there. Her encouraging words while we were waiting for the courts kept me from getting discouraged. Knowing that she was only a phone call away alleviated some of my anxiety through it all. She is a great listener and will fight for what she believes her clients deserve. She has a great personality and a caring heart. The best part is that we were granted everything that was requested for the modification! WE WON!!!
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Posted by Wesley | February 26, 2020
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Amazing and professional
Over the past year I have been dealing with a case that ms Mann has been with me every step of the way. It was handled very professionally and quick and thoroughly I never felt uncomfortable or anything . Great job
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
She Did It Again
Listening to all her advice really done me justice. And she listened and understood everything i gave her. She stood up for me when i thought it was over with and i am thankful of a freind built lawyerly relationship built.
Posted by Jenifer | January 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Janis is amazing!
Janis is a very knowledgeable lawyer. She is willing to go the extra mile and make sure the job gets done. I’m thankful to have her in my corner. If you’re in need of a lawyer Janis is the way to go.
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, helpful, knowledgeable
Janis is one of the most knowledge people I have ever met. As a public defender with the DeKalb Felony Adult Court her ability to explain and guide clients through the process was exceptional. She works hard for her clients and keeps everything 100% real.
Posted by Kelly | August 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Janis Mann is the BEST!!
Janis Mann is kind and relentless! She comforted me and gave me hope when I had no more. My son is being released from prison this Friday (August 30, 2019) because of her. A few weeks ago the prison found him guilty of a bogus violation, they had no proof at all. They were going to keep him for over 2 more years. He and I felt so defeated until Janis stepped in. She fought relentlessly for him, she comforted me all along the way. I have never met an attorney like her. She is passionate about her work and it shows in the results. I would recommend her to anyone! She is an Angel sent from God and I am so thankful I found her!
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Posted by LaTrice | June 22, 2019
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She is awesome
Janis is an outstanding attorney who genuinely cares about her clients. My husband has been through about 4 other lawyers who did not do half of what Janis has done. Janis calls and visits my husband and I thank God for leading me to her. She is going to keep it honest with you and she is a fighter. When my husband have any issues Janis is on the case and will make some phone calls and his issue is resolved immediately. I sleep peacefully knowing my husband has an awesome attorney fighting for him. I highly recommend her trust me you will not regret it.....
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Posted by Kim | December 8, 2018
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She is the best!!!!!
Janis Mann - what can I say - she is the BEST!!!! When I first met Janis almost a year ago I didn't know what to expect. I didn't have a lot of trust in attorneys so meeting a new one was very stressful. Janis made me feel more than comfortable. She made me feel like a human being. Janis asked me a lot of questions and she listened to every word I said. She was very thorough. She even gave me a list of "homework items" to better help her get to know me and my case. Janis cares about her clients. She will go above and beyond to help her clients get the justice they deserve. She is a fighter!!! Janis was also very nice to my family. When they had questions she was there to answer them. I highly recommend her to anybody that needs an attorney.
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Posted by Gregory Byars | March 1, 2018
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One of the BEST!!
I first came into contact with Janis in 2015, when deep into Heroin Addiction and after getting arrested on a felony shoplifting case the Court appointed Attorney Mann to me. I have over 20 felony convictions and have over 30 years of incarceration behind me due to Drug Addiction. I've had alot of Attorneys, and I can honestly say ; Janis Mann is by far the best attorney I have ever had. She seen me as a friend and recognized my Drug Addiction, and instead of letting the "system" throw me back in Prison, as they always did, she got me into a Drug Program. I am alive, Drug free and FREE today because of her. If she did that for me, imagine what she WILL DO FOR YOU! She is very passionate when it comes to fighting for her Clients. AND she will not stop until she gets what she wants. She is the absolute BEST I know. I recommend her to ANYONE!
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Posted by Jessica | October 19, 2017
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Very Impressive Attorney
Janis hands down, is the BEST attorney I have ever dealt with. She is honest, knowledgeable and extremely experienced. She is a fighter and will not stop until the case can be settled reasonably. She will be permanently saved in my contacts and will call if I ever need an attorney in the future! I recommend her to any person who needs a caring and honest lawyer.
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Posted by Keara S Kinlaw | February 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
She's the best!!!
Attorney chandler is very professional and take her job very serious I have dealt with her twice and both cases was handle well and she got me what i needed a big success. I would recommend anyone to her she guaranteed to give you the results that you need.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
She's the best
she's the best she have been my attorney two times and each case I've had she have done over and Beyond to make sure I got the satisfying results I needed inside court
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND DISAPPEAR
I hired Janis in 2020. She has not filed a motion on my behalf, she will not return my calls or emails, or even respond to in-person visits. I have tried to contact her at least 1-10 times a month since 2021 to get an update on the progress of my case. I can't even fire her because she will NOT respond to me. Watch out! If your case isn't newsworthy she will take your money and toss you to the wayside. Other than that, she's great at getting your hopes up to do NOTHING!
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2023
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Taken advantage of ... Not a good experience for me an my loved one ...
How to describe this attorney money hungry an someone whom makes promises before looking at a client's case takes money before finding out if anything can be done an treats lil things you can do yourself as if a high price tag I basically paid $2,263 for case papers an was told there are no grounds on my LO case when his whole sentencing is wrong anyways if you would have done same research I have done you would know this so what are you really license for if your so scared to dig into things an get to the bottom of this some attorney you are for someone whom is done his time but needs his sentencing fixed in order to not rot in jail an someone whom doesn't read case papers or transcripts taken there time throughout this what a waste of time ... hope others realize an don't fall for what I did very disappointed... I don't believe you tried u just gave up an failed us may God be with u ...
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Mann Law Group (f/k/a Chandler Law)
  • 2016 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Dekalb County Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2016

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2007
  • Georgia State University
  • Bachelor of Arts: Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Georgia v. J.T.D.
  • My young client is eligible for parole, instead of life in prison.
  • State of Georgia v. P.L.D.
  • Thirteen year old's adult case moved to juvenile court, with therapeutic sanctions.
  • State of Georgia v. R.M.C.
  • Parolee released on time; avoided additional 2 years.

Associations

  • Georgia Justice Reform Partnership
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Incarceration Association
  • Legal Counsel
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Incarceration Association
  • Member of Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Honors Award
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • 2007
  • Scholarship Recipient
  • Public Interest Law Association at Georgia State University College of Law
  • 2006
  • Scholarship Recipient
  • Public Interest Law Association at Georgia State University College of Law
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Supporting Families Impacted by Incarceration
  • "You Are Promoted" (re. family members becoming advocates for the incarcerated)
  • 2018

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