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Chinwe N. Foster

Criminal defense Attorney at Stockbridge, GA

4.9   78 reviews
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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2005
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About Chinwe

Learn Chinwe’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    All Felonies and Misdemeanors. Traffic Citations Over 2000 plus cases handled.

    19 years

  2. Family
    • Child Custody • Child Support • Paternity • Visitation • Alimony • Annulments • Property Settlements • Personal Protection Orders • Domestic Violence • Spousal Abuse • Retirement/Pensions • Post Judgment Matters • Prenups • Postnups And much more!

    15 years


Attorney Chinwe’ N. Foster is the founder and principal attorney of The Foster Law Firm, LLC. Attorney Foster is a native of Columbus, Ohio and has lived and practiced law as an attorney in Atlanta since 2005.

Attorney Foster attended The Ohio State University for her undergraduate studies. While pursuing a major in Criminology at The Ohio State University, Chinwe Foster dedicated her time to mentoring underprivileged young girls in the Columbus, Ohio area and tutoring other college students.

Immediately after graduating from The Ohio State University in 2002, Chinwe’ Foster moved to Washington, D.C. where she attended Howard University School of Law. Attorney Foster models the way she practices law based on Howard University School of Law’s mission statement, which reads, “A lawyer’s either a social engineer or… a parasite on society … A social engineer[is] a highly skilled, perceptive, sensitive lawyer who [understands] the Constitution of the United States and [knows] how to explore its uses in the solving of problems of local communities and in bettering conditions of [it’s] citizens.”

After obtaining her Juris Doctorate and passing the Georgia Bar in 2005, Attorney Foster began her legal career as a Criminal Defense Attorney with the Atlanta Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office. While at the Public Defender’s Office, Attorney Foster received ample training and obtained immeasurable trial experience. Attorney Foster left the Public Defender’s Office in 2010 to pursue other business ventures, become a trial consultant for other criminal defense attorneys, as well as become an adjunct professor teaching Conflict Management and Public Relations.

As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Attorney Foster has represented thousands of individuals in felony cases across the State of Georgia. Attorney Foster has represented individuals in almost any type of criminal case in Georgia, from simple drug possession to Murder. In 2012, Attorney Foster added Family Law to her practice. As a Family Law Attorney, Attorney Foster has assisted clients in receiving favorable results in Divorce, Legitimation, Paternity Actions, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, Property Settlements and much more.

Attorney Foster prides herself in being a trial attorney and will not hesitate to go to trial in any kind of case if need be. Along with her accomplished record in trials, Attorney Foster has ample experience in motions practice, preliminary hearings, status hearings, mediation, revocation hearings, and almost every aspect of legal proceedings in Georgia.

In 2012, Attorney Foster opened the Foster Law Firm which quickly became one of the premier law firms in the metro Atlanta area. Attorney Foster and the Foster Law Firm have established a reputation of providing the armor for people fighting for their livelihood, freedom, and future.

Attorney Foster has been featured on various local and national television and print media and has served as a recurring legal analyst for CourtTV. Attorney Foster is a Top Rated AVVO Attorney and was selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2019.

With Attorney Foster’s background and experience her client’s are in great hands. Contact Attorney Foster today to find out how she and her firm can help you or your loved ones with your legal needs.


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Foster Law Firm, LLC
829 Fairways Court
Suite 300
Stockbridge, GA, 30281


4.9 / 5.0
  78 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Officer Jefrey | January 2, 2013
Simply amazing legal mind!
I met Chinwe Forster in the Cobb Superior Court. I was a person in need of a real court room attorney that was quick thinking and paid extreme attention to detail. I mean, an attorney that was aware of the judge sitting on the bench to the opposing councils strategy and the testimony being given. Chinwe was able to stay on everything! She did not miss a thing. She exploited the smallest mistake on the opposing side to get the truth out. One of the best legal minds in court. I am glad that I can call Chinwe my attorney. I never want to face her on the other side. If you have any doubts go see her in action for yourself.!
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Posted by Leonardo | June 6, 2013
Professional, sharp, realistic and a "can do" attorney like no other...
My child custody case is complicated, required lots of clarification. she was able to determine the best approach to every situation I had, in a timely manner, with good communication. So far I am extremely satisfied with her work. she didn't leave any detail out and was able to bring the truth to the judge in a perfect order. My case is an ongoing one but I am confident that it is going to work for the best. Have I mentioned her outstanding memory? Gees she remembered details I mentioned in our first meeting without writing them down...
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Posted by Thomas | March 11, 2024
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The best
First off I want to thank Foster Law Firm, I can go on forever about what Chinwè, and her team done for me, ima keep it real simple, and honest for you. You want a lawyer that’s passionate about what she does, you want a lawyer that keeps you informed every step of the way, you want a lawyer that doesn’t tell you one thing then get in front of the judge, and the DA and switch up on. You want a lawyer who’s going to fight, be aggressive. Hire Chinwè Foster and her fabulous team of attorneys.
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Posted by Patricia | February 23, 2024
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Health Care Assistant
Attorney Chinwe Foster, Esq and her team of experts.. After 35 years of marriage, my spouse and I separated. During that time I was brought up on criminal charges by my spouse as act of revenge. I did not know the severity of my case and I needed an experienced and high powered attorney familiar with my particular county. Attorney Foster and her team provided me the legal advice to guide me through the process. Our first meeting was via Zoom and her professionalism, legal knowledge, and sincerity was very apparent. Attorney Foster implemented a plan of action, provided me legal scenarios, allowed me to provide feedback and demonstrated open communication which is very important to a client who is under tremendous stress and anxiety dealing with the criminal justice system. The client portal was an excellent tool for clients to communicate, send documents, and receive immediate updates. Each time I reached out to Attorney Foster and her team, they were very understanding and demonstrated excellence when it comes to active listening. It was a very challenging period for me and Attorney Foster was forthcoming with updates and held high expectations of the process. Always, the goal was to provide the best possible outcome for me as her client. I am extremely grateful for Attorney Foster and her team of experts for their dedication and legal support. I would highly recommend Attorney Foster, Esq and her team of experts. Warm Regards...
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Posted by Gabriel Jefferson | January 9, 2024
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Let me start off by saying I'm happy that I hired the Foster law firm to represent me with my legal issues that I was facing in Fulton county Attorney Chinwe Foster, Jenn Hawkins and Michael Hall showed up and showed out. They were very professional and persistent with fighting the charges that was against me with that being said if anyone happens to be facing some very significant charges I highly recommend that you let these guys fight for you.
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Posted by Jae | October 30, 2023
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Janee Hawkins
Thank You Janee for your sturdy, strong and gritty personality. You always remained calm and let your knowledge and professionalism lead in resolving my case. It was a long year and I am so grateful you represented my case. Money well spent for the future to achieve the purpose God has in store for my life here on Earth. Thanks again Foster Law Firm and mostly Janee Hawkins!
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2023
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Tight Work
Janee Hawkins was AWESOME!!! I needed an attorney for a major charge. I called and obtained the Foster Law Firm for representation. Ms. Hawkins went to work immediately. She kept me informed with everything I needed to know. She did not play any games with the prosecution. I admire that she fought for me like she was my own mother. I recommend Foster Law Firm, especially, Janee Hawkins, to anyone in need of of council!!! Ms. Janee was and is a blessing to me and my family!!! May God continue to bless you and your firm!!!
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Posted by Shelania | March 20, 2023
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I Highly Recommend The Foster Law Firm, LLC!
The Foster Law Firm, LLC came through for me!!! Attorney Foster and Attorney Franks are simply Amazing and Very easy to talk to. They are VERY PROFESSIONAL, VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, VERY INFORMATIVE, VERY ATTENTIVE, and I must say that I am VERY PLEASED with the results of my case. They had answers for every question I had (I had loads of questions). I never felt that I was alone in my corner after hiring them. I received updates through the portal and even phone calls. 10/10 I DO recommend!!!
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Posted by Russell | March 3, 2023
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Janee Hawkins thank you
Thanks to Janee Hawkins and her team the best lawyer I could ever have helped me get my case dismissed keeping me with my family she’s very aggressive in getting the best results and getting the job done I’m very thankful for her and her team don’t know what I would’ve did without them
Posted by Erica | December 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Happily Free
Foster Law Firm , where do I start despite being a stressful time in my life being married for 16 years and during the last year dealing with my divorce I am very please with the outcome of my divorce. Lawyer Foster , I meet during my consultation she was awesome, very transparent and was willing to represent me during my divorce process. I had the pleasure of Lawyer Watkins, from the Foster Law Firm whenever I spoke to her I felt important, I felt heard and most of all I felt my case was important to them. Thank you so much Foster Law Firm
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Posted by Lakita | December 22, 2022
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AMAZING, PROFESSIONAL is how I will describe Attorney Foster and her team. They exceeded my expectations. Any questions or concerns I had they made sure to resolve them. They made sure I received what I was entitled to as I was going through a contested divorce. A heavy burden was lifted off of my shoulders when I hired Attorney Foster to represent me in my divorce case. She definitely knows what she is doing and is the “GOAT”.
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Posted by Pedro | November 24, 2022
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Foster Law Firm is the best for your legal needs.
Attorney Foster and staff were very detail oriented and throughly went over the facts of my case. Attorney Foster worked diligently on my case and had several charges dropped and got me a plea for the one charge. The staff was always professional and communicated with me on a regular basis about my case.
Posted by Gerald Brooks | May 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch representation
My experience with this firm was better than I could have ever expected. The lawyers at this firm are responsive, compasdionate, and knowledgeable. I was blown away by the quality of representation, within the court room. It was clear that they are in a class of their own and their professionalism and knowledge shined bright during court proceedings. I highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2022
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So thankful to have had this team in my corner during a very difficult time. Would recommend them to anyone in need of professional counsel that are totally focused.
Posted by Philip | May 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great law firm
Best law firm around. Attorney Coleman,Watkins was my attorney on this case and she was amazing. From our first conversation to me getting custody of my kids today exactly the way I wanted it she was a complete professional and very responsive to all my calls and e-mails. Again this law firm is amazing. I highly recommend the Foster Law Firm
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Posted by Jonathan Mallett | May 2, 2022
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Knowledgeable Professional Teamwork
Knowledgeable Professional Teamwork is the essence of The Foster Law Firm. They are dedicated in working your case and helping you reach the desired outcome. The Staff is Friendly and courteous. I had the esteem pleasure of working with Attorney Coleman-Watkins, Sharon Moret, Jada Bounds, and Gena Hargrove. Ms. Moret worked step by step with me ensuring that all the “T’s” were crossed and “I’s” were dotted. Ms. Bounds coordination and emails kept me informed of all the meetings and appointments. There expertise is beyond compare. Attorney Coleman-Watkins counsel helped me to understand what my options were and helped me to make the best decision for me. She does not just tell you what you want to hear but gives you the legal understanding so that you can make an informed decision. I also had the pleasure to speak with Mr. Aundray Foster. He helped me to understand my invoices and was very helpful in ensuring that I was comfortable with everything that was done. I truly enjoyed working with this team and I would recommend them to anyone who needs legal representation.
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Posted by Chevini | April 27, 2022
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I’m quite grateful for the referral to law firm
Attorney Foster is a pit bull in the courtroom. She’s very transparent with her clients. My son needed an attorney for violating his probation. Attorney Foster would return my calls personally and has even reached out to answer my questions after hours. When we went to court my son was released on bail and I had to pay $0.00. I pray that I never have to call her again but if an attorney is needed in the future for me or anyone that I know I would have to hire Attorney Foster again.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2022
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Excellent service from beginning to end. Mrs. Foster is very warm, down to earth and interested in you and your issues. She made me feel as if I was speaking to my closest sister. She is very knowledgeable in her practice.
Posted by Tosin | March 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very responsive
The team was responsive. Every time I had a question, either for the Attorney or staff, they responded quickly. My experience with this law firm was incredibly good.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Competent, professional, trustworthy, excellent!
I hired Attorney Foster and her team during the most difficult time of my life. From the moment she was retained, Ms. Foster sprung into action doing everything she and her team could do to effectively represent me. She was confident and straightforward, which is exactly what I needed when faced with uncertainty. I had no relationship with Attorney Foster when we started working together, but it immediately became apparent that she was well respected in the Atlanta legal community for her excellence as a practitioner. Her associate and supporting staff were always responsive and helpful when she was in court/unavailable. I’m the end I got a favorable result, which is always the goal. Beyond that, I know a team I can trust and refer my friends and family to moving forward.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Foster Law Firm, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Criminal Justice Professor
  • ECPI University
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Consultant
  • Excel Services
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Trial Attorney
  • Atlanta Judicial Circuit Public Defenders Office
  • 2005 - 2009
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  • Howard University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Virtual Trial Prep - Trial in the New Age of Social Distancing
  • Trial Preparation
  • 2020
  • Knowledge is Power - Legal Clinic
  • Knowledge is Power: Knowing your rights in Criminal Defense and Family Law
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Foster on a number of criminal matters. In our most recent criminal trial together, we not only obtained a not guilty on 4 criminal counts, but Ms. Foster was able to get a veteran law enforcement officer to recant his entire testimony. This officer was a key witness for the prosecution, and was instrumental in obtaining the acquittal for our client. Ms. Foster is a passionate, caring, and diligent advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chinwe is a smart, tough, and passionate trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Foster is one of the finest attorneys in her state. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chinwe. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Foster is a highly skilled advocate. I have personally worked with her on a number of criminal cases and witnessed her skill in the courtroom. I highly recommend Ms. Foster."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Chinwe Foster a number of criminal cases together. She is an excellent attorney and I highly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mrs. Foster and I worked together at the Public Defender's Office before I became a lawyer. I watched her handle her caseload with precision and advocate for her clients in an exemplary manner. Mrs. Foster's criminal defense skills are to be admired. I would want her on my team. Therefore, I endorse this lawyer without hesitation."
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Stockbridge Criminal defense Lawyer Chinwe N. Foster
Chinwe N. Foster
Criminal defense Attorney
Stockbridge, GA
Licensed for 18 years
Virtual consultation available