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Thomas Scott Barton

DUI and DWI Attorney at Stockbridge, GA

4.9   81 reviews
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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    40%
    DUI is a highly technical sub-specialty of criminal law that only a handful of lawyers do well. The consequences of DUI have increased dramatically and therefore the need for highly trained DUI defenders has increased as well. I am a member of the National College for DUI Defense, Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I have represented thousands of dui clients. 770-961-7400 [email protected], bartonduilaw.com

    34 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Airport Gun Arrests at Hartsfield, Drug Cases...Marijuana , than 1 oz, Felony Drugs, Traffic stops and searches, House searches, Violation of Probation, Domestic Violence, Theft, Serious Traffic, DUI, Fleeing/Eluding, Suspended License, Gun charges

    34 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    10%

  4. Federal crime
    10%

  5. Sex crime
    5%

  6. Violent crime
    5%

100% DUI, DRUG AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE. READ MY REVIEWS AND CALL TODAY 770 284-8724
Most of my practice focuses on the defense of drinking drivers. Many folks think there are no good defenses to a dui charge. They could not be more wrong. Enforcement has gotten tougher over the years and more and more people with very little alcohol in their system are getting charged with DUI. The worst thing anyone charged with DUI can do is to just walk into a courtroom and plead guilty. I practice in the South Metro Atlanta area (Downtown Atlanta, Henry, Fayette, Rockdale, and surrounding counties and cities) but there are qualified DUI Defense attorneys around the State that regularly win these cases. Don't go to Court alone!

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2020,2019,2017,2016,2015,2012
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2019 + 4 ...

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Location

Thomas S. Barton, P.C.
825 Fairways Court
Suite 320
Stockbridge, GA, 30281

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  81 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2012
Honest, Professional, Expert
My experience with Mr.Barton's representation was nothing but positive. He was honest with me about everything from the very beginning. He did not make any false pretense that he could "get me out of" my charge. He told me the positves and possiblilities in my situation. In the end his analysis was very accurate, and my case ended as positively as I could hope that it would. Mr.Barton was always prompt in returning my calls, patient in answering my questions, and expert in analyzing the stategies for my case. I was extremely impressed with his obvious relationships with the prosecutor and judge in my case. Their respect for his professionalism and expertise was a positive in my case. i have recommended Mr.Barton to more than one person since the resolution of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2011
Client
I retained Mr. Barton for a DUI case in Henry County (one of the more strict counties). I spoke with Mr. Barton over the phone first and by the end of the call he gave me the impression he was on the case. I saw no reason to look elsewhere. My next meeting was in person and his assistant Cindy was very polite and helpful the whole through this whole ordeal. While going over the facts in the meeting with Mr. Barton was busy scribbling notes and I could almost see the wheels turning in his head. I was confident in my choice of representation.. Every time we went to court Mr. Barton was polite and reassuring very relaxed. Once the case started this man new what points he wanted to get across and did so in a manner that I would hate to be on the receiving end of. We won the case for me and I recommend that even if you don't retain him you should definitely meet or speak with him before deciding.
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Posted by Jennifer | April 18, 2023
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Highly Recommended
Mr. Barton was highly recommended to me when my son received a DUI. He received a ticket for failure to maintain lane as he wrecked his truck and a DUI. What made it worse is he was under the age of 21. Mr. Barton was straightforward with us and told us the different outcomes that could happen. Mr. Barton was able to get his tickets dropped down to 1 ticket and he received 40 hours of community service, a fine, he had to take a DUI class and was put on probation for 12 months. Once his punishment was completed, the probation would be terminated. My son paid his fine right after court and then completed his community service and DUI class within a 2 month time period and was off of probation. The consequences my son could have had could have potentially been jail time, but with Mr. Barton’s help he got a lesser punishment. What really meant a lot is Mr. Barton called to follow up and see how he was doing. If you need an attorney, call Mr. Barton!!!
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Posted by Clay | April 18, 2023
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Great Hire!
Attorney Barton made quick and easy work with my case. He came highly recommended to help me with my state misdemeanor and TSA penalties. (CHECK YOUR CARRY-ON BAGS FOR FIREARMS). He handles more than a couple dozen of these cases a year and has the process down pat. His staff was also very helpful and always responded very quickly. He won’t leave you in the dark!
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Posted by Norman | November 4, 2021
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Amazing Lawyer
I was in trouble and tom barton got me the best result possible he is a great lawyer very kind understanding and and just a great person all around i highly recommend tom barton for any probles you have with the law
Posted by April | September 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I called Tom after my 2nd arrest for DUI. I was still on probation for my 1st DUI. He was honest and explained everything in great detail about what our outcomes could be. I did everything he recommended I do. I came out with a wreckless driving with credit time served instead of a 2nd DUI. I am very pleased with Tom's professionalism and the court outcome!
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2021
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You won’t be disappointed
Attorney Barton is my hero. I was in an unfortunate situation he heard me out and told me that he could help. He actually got me better results than what we discussed and I’m forever grateful. If you need help look no further.
Posted by Darius | September 10, 2021
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A1 Lawyer
Mr. Barton helped me win a family violence case. He and his assistant were very informative and communicable throughout my case. Very professional, I would definitely recommend Mr. Barton if he's willing to take your case.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Job!
Attorney Thomas Barton did an outstanding job! He got me a lesser charge and I paid a small fine and the case was closed. I would recommend him to any family member or friend. His staff was friendly and they are knowledgeable about the law and the rights of citizens.
Posted by Jean | May 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best law firm you could hire in Georgia
We hired this law firm for a criminal defense case and what they did was wonderful. They are knowledgeable courteous and professional. Our phone calls were answered right away and if a message had to be left a return call was received by the end of the day. Attorney Barton knows what he’s doing and how the system works and he won’t steer you wrong and he’ll never sugar coat anything. He’s a straight shooter. The office manager Ryan is the nicest person you’ll ever meet and he treats everyone with kindness and compassion. He is amazing at what he does. This is the law firm you need to hire for your legal issues. They deserve more then five stars.
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Posted by Lakita | March 18, 2021
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AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!!!
My experience with Mr. Thomas Barton and his assistant Mr. Ryan Huff was excellent. They gave my last minute immediate call all the time and attention needed for a successful outcome. Mr. Barton and Mr. Huff was calm and confident during a very difficult time. I was treated as a valuable client and appreciate the knowledge and support I received. I would like to thank them both for handling my case with the utmost care and professionalism. I never left their presence feeling like I was just a case. I felt they cared on a personal level. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2021
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Life Lesson
Last Year I became careless and was pulled over and got a DUI. The next morning I called Tom Barton and explained my situation and we scheduled a meeting. He was very knowledgeable and quick to react to my case. His quick plan of action kept me driving all the way to my court date which allowed me to continue working. Not only did my court case go well... My DUI got reduced to reckless driving which is a huge win in our case. Not only does Tom care about his clients but he goes above and beyond most lawyers. I highly recommend him and going into court you know you are in good hands. Thank You Again!
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Posted by Jennifer | November 18, 2020
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Hero
This man guided me from start to finish. Told me what I needed to do beforehand so I had much of the courts requirements completed before hand which was very helpful in the end of my catastrophe which by the way, he changed my catastrophe into just a mild inconvenience but more importantly to me he kept me out of jail. He was even willing to legally help me with a potential custody issue due to my DUI but thankfully I didn’t end up needing it but I thought that was very awesome of him.
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Posted by Dollmarie | October 23, 2020
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Best Attorney ever
I highly recommend Attorney Barton to represent you. He definitely gets results and his staff is amazing ,as well. Always professional and informative. He is the best attorney in Henry county.
Posted by Gregory | September 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I am currently out of state and Thomas still took my case. With that being said, he and his team did a fantastic job. Considering I was facing jail time, I am very pleased with the outcome. Thank You Tom and Ryan!
Posted by Andrew | August 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Was facing prison time and serious charges
I was charged with a felony that carried a mandatory minimum year prison sentence with a maximum of 5, along with 6 misdemeanor Charges that could’ve impacted me very negatively for the rest of my life, Thomas and his team handled my case very professionally and never left me in the dark not knowing the outcome of my situation. He not only managed to get the DUI and other misdemeanor charges dismissed, but was able to work out a deal and reduce my felony to a misdemeanor! I’m very satisfied and grateful for hiring Thomas Barton theirs no one that can handle your case more efficiently and professionally. Thanks again!
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Posted by Blake | August 14, 2020
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Dui case
Thomas Barton when above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied with the outcome for my case. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. He had me well prepared for court, and made sure I already completed a 20 risk reduction/dui school and drug/alcohol evaluation. His staff is very professional and was able to answer all of my questions. They responded to my emails and text in a timely manor, and also made sure I was aware of court dates, and the seriousness of the charges and what to expect. I would definitely recommend this attorney.
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Posted by Ash Steve | July 30, 2020
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3rd Dui!!!
I hired Tom July of 2019 after receiving my 2nd Dui, my previous lawyer just didn’t have the same aggressiveness and knowledge of the jurisdiction I caught my DUI in, so I wanted someone who was much more familiar with the County. I also received another Dui in October of 2019, Tom was hired for both. My 2nd Dui, Tom was able to get me a pretty good deal and minimize my jail time down to 72hrs when they were initially asking for 60days, I was able to enter a treatment program (which I needed) in lieu of the jail time. My 3rd Dui, Tom was able to completely get that dismissed and I walked away with a minor fine. After stressing all year about both DUI’s I’d say I got extremely lucky and 100% thank Tom for his knowledge and skill to get me a favorable outcome with BOTH!!!! He is very good at what he does!!! I am now in a treatment program doing great and able to live stress free again! Oh, and I was able to get my License back!!! Thanks Tom!
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Posted by Howard | June 5, 2020
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Don't hesitate, this is the Lawyer you need.
Met with Mr. Barton, and explained why I shot at two people. The advise he rendered, I believe, was the right one. He also told me he would get this case dismissed, or reduced down, where it would not be an issue in the future. Needless to say, it was dismissed! Thank you sir, I am forever grateful!
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Such a blessing!
Mr. Barton and his assistant Stacie are both a blessing. When we called his office within an hour Mr. Barton was returning our call and set up an appointment with us after hours because time was of the essence. Day one Mr. Barton took the time to educate us on the law. He explained every charge and made sure we did not leave until we were comfortable with his plan of action. Mr. Barton wanted us to be proactive before our case which helped us as we went to court. Stacie was so hands on and very much available. She quickly returned emails and messages. I don't know how our situation would have turned out had it not been for his thorough knowledge of the law and their genuine care for their clients.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Private Practitioner
  • Thomas S. Barton - Attorney At Law
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Valdosta State College
  • BBA
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v YW
  • Motion to Suppress Granted!

Associations

  • National Associaton of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Henry Bar Associations
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Clayton County Rotary Club
  • Officer
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Georgia High School Mock Trial
  • Coach
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Clayton Bar Associations
  • Officer
  • 1991 - 2000
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Facebook
  • Thomas S Barton PC
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • DUI Bootcamp
  • Elliott Motions - Ga Caselaw Update
  • 2018
  • Fayette County Bar Foundation
  • DUI- How to win a Williams Motion
  • 2016
  • Clayton County Bar Association
  • DUI
  • 2014
  • Georgia DUI Defense
  • DUI
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (23)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Friend
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Tom for most of my career and I have seen him in action many times. He brings a level of knowledge and enthusiasm to the courtroom that is exceptional. He works hard for his clients and gets the job done."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Barton and I have worked the same courts for many years now. He works hard for his clients, keeps up with the current law, although DUI Law changes every year. If I didn't know the answer to a DUI situation, I would not hesitate to ask Tom. If I had a case, I wouldn't hesitate to hire Tom To represent me."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom Barton is one of the best. He and I have worked on various issues together and he one of the most hardworking and knowledgeable lawyers in Georgia."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Thomas Barton has a substantial amount of experience with litigation, and it shows in his demeanor, professionalism, and competence in and out of the courtroom."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Mr. Barton for over 35 years and have watched his professional career for 21 years. I can say without hesitation that he is a professional and highly skilled lawyer who is very driven and yet very approachable. I endorse Mr. Barton as he is also highly respected in the Avvo community due to his ability to accurately analyze complex legal issues. I give him my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I known Tom for many years. I have watched him in court and sent him clients as well. I cannot say enough good things about him. He is extremely hard working and cares about his clients. He has gotten results in certain courts that NOBODY else could have gotten. Do not take an easy going laid back personality as a lawyer who does not care, quite the opposite is true. I give Tom my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tom Barton for 20 years and I highly endorse this skillful attorney. Tom Barton is a very competent lawyer who aggressively fights for his clients. Tom is a very effective litigator with a very smooth, yet forceful and determined courtroom demeanor. Tom always has the respect of the prosecutor, judge, and jurors, which makes for a successful track record in his representation of criminal defense cases. For anyone in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney, I strongly recommend Tom Barton!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you or a family member has a DUI charge in Henry County or around the south side of Atlanta, then Tom Barton has to be at the top of your list. If you are looking for a lawyer that can make a difference in the outcome of your case, look no further. Tom has the knowledge and experience to fight for your rights in the criminal justice system. More importantly, he has the reputation that will bring the leverage necessary to make the prosecution think twice. When you meet Tom, you will know why he has been so successful - he takes a personal interest in his clients and works tirelessly to obtain a successful outcome. I recommend you call Tom to see if he will take your case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tom for ten years or more now. He is an important part of the makeup of elite Georgia DUI defense practitioners. He has the ear of those on the bench and is called regularly by members of the bar for his opinion on detailed points of law. You simply cannot find a better person at your side when charged with an alcohol or drug-related charge."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My man on the South Side of town. Tom has the solid reputation of being able to kick a prosecutor in the teeth but be nice about it at the same time. He is a great lawyer, period."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom Barton is The Man for DUI cases in the south-metro Atlanta area. He is very well respected by the judges and fellow attorneys. He is very intelligent and works hard for his clients. Tom always does a great service for everyone I refer him. I strongly endorse Tom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom Barton is a gentleman and a scholar. The legal community loves him and his winning personality. The judges and juries seem to buy what he's selling. He can put a winning spin on a defense and seemingly pull a verdict out of his hat. You can watch Tom in action, and not realize until too late, that he has convinced everyone that his position is correct. Tom will out work the other guy. Winning criminal defense doesn't come by luck. Hard work brings his results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom Barton is one of the smartest attorneys practicing DUI law. He is the go to person in the South Metro Atlanta area if you have a criminal defense/DUI case. I have learned a lot from Tom over the past three years and he has been a lifeline for me on my DUI cases in the southern metro Atlanta area. There is no ego with Tom. He simply cares about his clients, the legal profession and his fellow lawyers."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tom since the earliest days of his practice. On the southside of Atlanta, Tom is both well-known and well-liked by judges, prosecutors and (most importantly) his clients. I have referred legal matters to Tom and hired him to help me run interference in several difficult cases in Henry and Clayton Counties. I put my trust in Tom's skills and connections in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is the go-to guy in Henry County. He takes care of his clients and knows how to try a case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Tom is a good ole South Georgia boy who practices in middle Georgia and who fights like a high-powered Atlanta lawyer. He knows his courts and he knows his judges. That knowledge coupled with the ability to litigate with the best of them makes him a winner."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Tom for years, and no attorney works harder or gets better results. Tom is at the forefront of all of the defenses uses today. He is well respected by fellow attorneys and opposing counsel He has my 100% support."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Stockbridge DUI and DWI Lawyer Thomas Scott Barton
Thomas Scott Barton
DUI and DWI Attorney
Stockbridge, GA
Licensed for 32 years
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