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Cory Earl Yager

DUI and DWI Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   30 reviews

also known as Cory Yager

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

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About Cory

Learn Cory’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    65%
    As a cop, I was on the DUI Task Force. I learned the ropes. I know every police officer tactic & trick in the book. When I went to law school, I contacted Georgia's William C. (Bubba) Head and told him, "I plan to work for you." When I left law school, this has been my first and only job, with the best DUI lawyer in America. We have tried cases together, and I have been able to achieve acquittals in the majority of the cases I have handled alone. We have the best team to fight DUI cases in GA.

    17 years, 600 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    In police academy, we were taught criminal law, from the police perspective. I am very well versed in criminal procedure and criminal statutes in Georgia I put my experience as a GA police officer to work for my clients by finding non-trial solutions with NO JAIL TIME for my clients in over 90% of my felony cases. in making sure that the police used proper warrant and arrest procedures in my clients' cases and asserting ALL of their constitutional rights, we get excellent outcomes.

    17 years, 46 cases

  3. Personal injury
    5%
    When we undertake representation on a serious injury or wrongful death case, Mr. Head and our stellar support team joins forces with the top civil specialist in the nation --- for that type of injury or death case --- and the client PAYS ONLY THE STANDARD fee. Two top-rated law firms working on your case for the price of ONE.

    17 years, 5 cases

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    3%
    As a former police officer, I am very versed in the traffic laws and methods utilized by the police for the enforcement of these laws. I put my experience as a police officer, police training officer, and DUI instructor to work for my clients in making sure that the police used proper procedures in interdicting my clients and thereby protecting my clients constitutional rights.

    17 years, 100 cases

  5. Litigation
    2%
    Whether it is a product liability, worker's compensation, car-truck-motorcycle collision, tractor-trailer wreck or any other civil litigation case, Mr. Head and our award-winning support team joins forces with the top civil specialists in America --- for that particular type of injury or death case --- and our client is ONLY CHARGED THE STANDARD contingency fee. So, our clients get two top-rated law firms working on their case for the price of ONE law firm.

    17 years, 17 cases

EX-DUI & DRUGS POLICE OFFICER & TRAINER, SUPER LAWYER RISING STAR FOR 2012/2013. SENIOR ASSOCIATE.

My criminal defense trial practice focuses on alcohol and DRUG offenses, such as driving under the influence (DUI), VGCSA (drug possession), vehicular homicide, and serious traffic violation cases, as well as probation, expungement and parole issues.

 

I also represent clients in civil litigation cases such as personal injury, defective products, municipality and civil rights liability cases, car, truck and motorcycle accidents, and medical malpractice suits.

Before and during law school, I was a police officer, police trainer and accident investigation specialist.   During my time as a police officer, I worked for the City of Roswell Police Department as well as the Cobb County Police Department. I made over 1000 DUI arrests.  

 

As a police officer, I received special training in DUI Detection, the Intoxylizer 5000, and Fatality Traffic Collision investigations.  I was involved with criminal, DUI, and traffic cases.  I was also responsible for training of police recruits.


I am certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to teach law enforcement agents how to conduct field sobriety tests. This certification and my nine years as a police officer give me unique insight into police procedures, and this extensive knowledge is beneficial to my clients.  I am also a (NHTSA) trained Standardized Field Sobriety Practioner and  a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Kohn & Yager, LLC
50 Hurt Plaza SE
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA, 30303

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2011
Cory Yager is the Best
Mr Yager and his staff were most helpful during a most difficult time. I am thankful for everything they did for me. I trusted them all the way and they came through for me.
Posted by Ilya | November 9, 2009
Truly a Great Lawyer! Best of the best!!
I have never had any legal trouble before so getting my DUI-drugs (marijuana) was a very big deal to me. A few weeks after my arrest and after consulting with approximately 4-5 lawyers, I knew I wanted Cory Yager as my lawyer to represent me in court. From the very beginning, he was very professional and I could tell he knew his stuff. Not only was he a former police officer, but he was certified to teach other police officers how to do proper DUI's. As my lawyer, he recommended we try and get a plea with the prosecutors and get it lowered from DUI-drugs to reckless driving. But I guess the state believed they had a strong enough case and did not want to budge. However, Cory thought otherwise. He was very confident throughout the entire process in my case, though he was also realistic and did not only tell me what I wanted to hear. So we took my case to a jury trial. Leading up to the trial, I was so nervous because I knew this was going to be decided by a jury from a very conservative county (Cherokee County). However, when my trial started, I immediately remembered why I picked Cory in the first place. His knowledge of DUI procedure was astonishing. He made the arresting officer (officer of 15 yrs) look like he just joined the force. He also recommended we bring in two experts (Georgia State Trooper and a blood expert) that he knew personally and assured me they would help our case. He was RIGHT again! Every decision he helped me make throughout this entire process worked! After 2 days in trial, the jury deliberated for TEN MINUTES and came out with their NOT-GUILTY verdict. I was so relieved. I immediately looked at Cory and told him how grateful I was. I thanked him repeatedly because I knew it was because of him that I was found not guilty. I will now recommend Cory to any and all my friends/family that ever need a DUI lawyer. He is truly remarkable. Thank you again Cory.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolute Best DUI Attorney in GA
Cory Yager is hands down the best DUI attorney in Georgia- my case was a mess to say the least. I blew a .318 upon getting arrested for my first DUI offense and Mr. Yager was able to obtain a non-DUI disposition in my matter. Not only does Mr. Yager know the law like the back of his hand, he also pays close attention to the details of each client’s case and perfectly tailors the case for the benefit of the client. I can’t say enough great things about Mr. Yager’s legal services- highly recommend!!!
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Posted by Geoff | June 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Confidence with Cory in your corner
I had success working with Larry Kohn and Bubba Head in the past, and after managing to get arrested for 3 duis in a matter of months, I thought my life was over. I was introduced to Cory, and he was willing to take on all 3 of my cases. He gave me sound advice on everything to complete to lesson the blow of the punishment when we went to court. Having been a police officer, and now a very knowledgeable and respected lawyer, I was very relieved to have him on my side every time that we went to court. He is extremely well connected and liked. My result - I ended up with no felonies, and even one reduced to reckless driving. But something extra that I want to point out about Cory. I believe that he actually cared about my well-being and wanted to see me do well in life. I highly recommend that if you are facing any type of driving offense, especially a DUI, have a consultation with Cory. Why not team up with the best?
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Posted by Chang S. | March 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
3rd Dui Case
I was charged with my 3rd DUI within 10 years. Mr Corey Yager fought relentlessly for many months and got my Dui charge reduced to reckless! and following too close ticket was tossed out too.
Posted by Donna | February 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Outcome
Cory has an amazing presence in court! His experience in law enforcement is shown over and over as a great asset, especially when presenting to a jury. After waiting almost 3 years to go to court, we were ecstatic with the outcome. He is the man to have on your team!
Posted by TN Firefighter | July 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Job
Cory exceeded my expectations, in a very difficult situation. DUI, Reckless Driving, serious potential effects on my business and personal activities. Dismissed....... I owe Cory a great deal for his excellent and professional support!
Posted by Trina | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You Cory!
Cory yager is the best lawyer in Georgia hands down. My son had a case and was very worried but Corey is the type of guy to tell it like it is and let you know he is fighting for you! Look no further because this is the guy you want representing you in court. Thank you Cory!
Posted by Katharine Hagerty | August 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!!
Cory Yager handled the majority of my case and I am so thankful! My DUI was reduced to reckless driving thanks to Mr. Yager and Mr. Head. Mr. Yager continuously kept me in the loop and made sure I knew exactly what was going on. This made the whole situation so much less stressful. He gave me great advice and I knew I could trust him. So, so happy with the outcome of my case. Cory Yager is great!
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2015
Hardworking Attorney provided resolution for High Profile case
As a Federal Employee working in a highly political environment and sensitive security situation, I would highly recommend Cory Yager as an attorney, especially for DUI and other traffic related offenses. Cory handled my case as a true professional, was able to delay the case until a good resolution came about, and even followed up with me to make sure all of my post-trial matters were attended to. I received a DUI charge one night while visiting family in Atlanta. The officer who pulled me over said he was following me but was not, in fact. Cory used this to build a case that led to a non-DUI disposition with the court, a rare outcome I witnessed first-hand when watching other defendants with sub-par attorneys. He also guided me through a first-ever criminal charge- a feeling that weighs on someone heavily who has never been in such a position before. Cory's diligence, professionalism, and ability to navigate the legal system are excellent and well worth the money!
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Posted by Andre Solis | March 27, 2014
The Best Hands Down !
Magnificent!!!! My life and everything I have worked very hard for were on the line and there was no room for anything but the best . There may be a lot of reviews here but I'm speaking from a position where I was Two in Five DUI in "CHEROKEE COUNTY" a little over a month and a half from graduating my EMT /Paramedic course and next in line for a career in the fire service. Mr Yager and the staff at HTWW are "THE BAR" you don't get any higher than that .The state prosecutors were unwilling to negotiate with us at all in the beginning but Mr Yager's Knowledge, experience, and unwillingness to give up pushed us forward and won my case in motions trial. We didn't even use the expert witness we had on hand because he was so thorough he didn't need them! Lizz Holtz Mr Yager's paralegal was there for me at anytime to answer any and all questions I may Have had If Cory was Busy. I know my space is limited but someone out there may be in a position similar to mine . "You know what you stand to loose"! If your Life , Families well being , career, etc mean anything to you like it does for me ... The minute you hit this next period you should be calling the best in the game Cory Yager and and Bubba head.
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Posted by CRIS R | December 23, 2013
SIMPLY THE BEST, ALL CHARGES DISMISSED
CORY IS SIMPLY THE BEST AT WHAT HE DOES! I WAS FACING SEVERAL CHARGES, WITH ONE OF THE MOST STRINGENT POLICE OFFICERS IN FULTON COUNTY. I WENT TO THE FIRM AND SAT DOWN WITH BUBBA INITIALLY. BUBBA ADVISED ME OF HIS RETAINER AND HE WAS VERY COGNIZANT OF MY BUDGET AT THE TIME SO, HE REFERRED ME TO HIS COLLEAGUE, CORY YAGER. I WAS A LITTLE CONCERNED BUT, MR HEAD ADVISED ME THAT CORY WAS VERY SEASONED AT WHAT HE DOES WHEN IT COMES TO CASES LIKE MINE. ALTHOUGH, IT WAS NEVER PROMISED, CORY WAS ABLE TO GET ALL CHARGES DISMISSED, ENOUGH SAID ! THAK YOU CORY, GOD BLESS YOU IN ALL YOUR ENDEAVORS
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2013
Cory Yager is THE REAL DEAL
I wanted to send you all an email and thank you for your hard work and emotional support during this stressful period of my life. I used Jeremy Citron on my last DUI and had a most horrible experience. There aren’t even words to describe the night/day difference with your firm! Bubba, in addition to your expertise as a DUI attorney, you have this ability to put a client at ease when they are freaking out inside. You confidence is contagious and I knew that I could count on what you said. Cory, Thank you so much for stepping in yesterday when Bubba was unable to make my court appearance. I did not want to delay this a 4th time, so I appreciate your efforts. Additionally, thank you for calming me down when I was literally “shaking in my shoes” in front of the judge. I couldn’t have asked for better representation! I don’t ever intend on needing to use your law firm again but I will definitely recommend you to anyone who might find themselves in the unfortunate position of having a DUI charge. Thank you all!!!!!
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Posted by Scott | February 26, 2013
Positive Resolution to a Bad Situation.
Great presence in court. You do feel confident he has control of the situation. I can definitely recommend him. Good knowledge of the process and a good feel for the outcome ( though nothing is guaranteed ). Hard to contact before court but did eventually get to talk to assistant.
Posted by Lew | May 14, 2012
Got what I needed to keep job and drive!!!
I had called around for free consultations with a couple of lawyers. When I got to speak with Cory I knew then that he was the one to handle my case. He was very compassionate and asked a lot of questions about my arrest when we first talked on the phone. By the way this was late Saturday and he was out with his daughter. My court date was Monday. Though Cory could not be there because of prior case somewhere else, he got one of his colleagues to get my case reset so he could be there. Cory and his assistant Katie Miller walked me through the entire case, answering every question I had. I was able to get the plea I wanted, kept my license and my job. If you need a great lawyer Cory is the one to hire.
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Posted by Brittnee | January 14, 2012
Absolutely Not Guilty!
Great personality and service with a smile! This being my first time ever needing representation, Atty Yager was very thorough in the way he worked with my case. He was able to walk me through the process and was very patient in keeping me informed of my rights and what my options were in the matter. I felt no pressure to agree to anything I wasn't comfortable or pleased with. He helped to make me feel less anxious during a period that, for me, caused me much anxiety. In the end, everything turned out the way it was meant to... both parties were able to walk away in confidence, thrilled to find that good things do happen to good people.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2011
Simply the best Attorney! If you want a win, then you want to hire him!
Attorney Yager represented me for administrative and federal litigation purposes. He is truly one of the best attorney's in the state of Georgia, as well as Nationally. Attorney Yager was always professional and extremely thorough while working with my case. If you want a win, as he got me one, then you should choose him.
Posted by Crystal | April 21, 2011
Corey was such a blessing to our family.
We would absolutely recommend Corey. I've never been arrested for anything and was wrongly accused of DUI. Our nightmare began in March 2010 and ended exactly one year later with absolutely nothing to haunt us, due to Corey's honest hard work and his tremendous amount of knowledge we received a "not guilty" verdict. I spent three weeks "interviewing" attorneys and leaving each office feeling hopeless. I feared I would always have to deal with this DUI charge, simply based on the fact that I didn't have $20K to hire an attorney to fight for me. Although, Corey's office wasn't on the cheaper end of the attorney's I met with - his fees were extremely reasonable and they worked with us on payment. After the long trial where Corey orchestrated himself with dignity and intelligence, as a friend, he hugged my husband and myself to congratulate us on our success. He has become somebody we highly respect and as stated in the beginning of my review, would recommend to anyone who finds themselves in this unfortunate circumstance. Corey will fight for you. Good luck.
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Posted by Andrew | January 23, 2011
Excellent Attorney!
I could not have asked for a better attorney Cory! This was the first time I had ever been arrested so I had no idea what to expect. I was so scared and extremely nervous. I was also in shock and in disbelief. I could not believe that it happened to me, a DUI. This was the scariest situation I had ever experienced. From the first time I spoke to him on the phone, I knew he was the right choice. He took the time to speak with me and immediately made me feel comfortable. He listened to my concerns, answered all my questions, and took the time to explain all the options. He was knowledgeable, sharing with me his background as a police officer and 10 years of experience as an attorney specializing in DUI. As my case progressed through the numerous court appearances, he went above and beyond to work on my behalf. He was always prepared and I felt like he really knew me well as his client. He always had my best interest in mind and made me feel like I was his only client. It was his determination and commitment that I believe led to the best possible outcome in my case. I would also like to recognize his assistant, Katie Miller. She was also caring and extremely professional. She responded to all of my emails promptly and efficiently. She made me feel comfortable and at ease because she was easy to talk to. Cory and Katie are an amazing team! I would proudly recommend Cory to anyone who is faced with a DUI. He is a true professional!
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2010
Outstanding.
Prompt and professional. Took a genuine interest in my daughter's recovery, as well as her legal affairs. Cory and his team provided service that was above and beyond my expectations. I would recommend him to my family and friends without hesitation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kohn & Yager, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Head Thomas Webb and Willis LLC
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Police Officer II / Field Training Officer
  • City of Roswell, GA Police Department
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Police Officer
  • Cobb County Police Department
  • 1999 - 2002
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Education

  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Instructor at course
  • 2014
  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Speaker / Completed Course
  • 2012
  • Personal Injury Law at Sea (Alaska)
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2012
  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Instructor at course
  • 2012
  • DRE PRACTIONER OVERVIEW
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2012
  • Federal District Court for Northern District GA
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2011
  • DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Speaker
  • 2011
  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Speaker
  • 2011
  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2007
  • North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • 2007
  • North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy
  • On Scene Accident Investigation - Level II
  • 2006
  • Georgia Public Safety Training Center
  • Field Training Officer (FTO)
  • 2006
  • Georgia Public Safety Training Center
  • On-Scene Traffic Accident Investigation - Level I
  • 2005
  • Georgia Public Safety Training Center
  • Interpersonal Comm. / Crisis Intervention for Law Enforcement
  • 2004
  • Georgia Public Safety Training Center
  • DUI Detection and SFST Update
  • 2004
  • Georgia Public Safety Training Center
  • Judgmental Use of Deadly Force for Law Enforcement
  • 2004
  • North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy
  • Radar Recertification
  • 2003
  • North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy
  • Search Warrants and Affidavits for Law Enforcement
  • 2003
  • Regional Counter-Drug Training Academy
  • T-CAP / Criminal Patrol (Drug Interdiction)
  • 2003
  • GBI - Division of Forensic Sciences
  • Intoxilyzer 5000 Certification
  • 2003
  • North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy
  • Criminal Procedure for Law Enforcement
  • 2002
  • Roswell - Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center
  • Stress Management for Law Enforcement
  • 2002
  • North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy
  • Verbal Judo for Law Enforcement
  • 2002
  • North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy
  • Family Violence Intervention for Law Enforcement
  • 2002
  • North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy
  • Civil Liability for Law Enforcement Officers
  • 2002
  • North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy
  • Law Enforcement Officer Survival
  • 2002
  • Cobb County Police Academy
  • Precision Imobilization Technique (PIT) Certification
  • 2001
  • GA POST Council
  • Certification
  • 2001
  • Georgia Public Safety Training Center
  • EVOC - Emergency Vehicle Operations Course
  • 2000
  • Cobb County Police Academy
  • First Responder for Law Enforcement
  • 2000
  • Cobb County Police Academy
  • Handling Juvenile Offenders for Law Enforcement
  • 2000
  • Cobb County Police Academy
  • Utilization of Asp Baton
  • 2000
  • Cobb County Police Academy
  • DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • 2000
  • Police Officer Standards and Training Council
  • Basic Peace Officer
  • 2000
  • Cobb County Police Academy
  • Traffic Stops and Asset Forefeiture
  • 2000
  • State of New York
  • Fire Behavior and Arson Awareness
  • 1997
  • State of New York
  • Fire Attack II
  • 1997
  • State of New York
  • Initial Fire Attack
  • 1997
  • State of New York
  • Firefighter Safety and Survival
  • 1997
  • State of New York
  • Advanced Firefighter Certification
  • 1997
  • State of New York
  • Intermediate Firefighter Certification
  • 1997
  • State of New York
  • Basic Firefighter Certification
  • 1997
  • State University of New York at Oneonta
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995
  • GA Bar - ICLE
  • N/A
  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • N/A
  • GA POST
  • Certification
  • N/A
  • GA POST
  • Certification
  • N/A
  • United States Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Training
  • N/A
  • GA POST
  • Certification
  • N/A
  • GA POST
  • Certification
  • N/A
  • GA POST
  • Certification
  • N/A
  • Headlines Marketing
  • N/A
  • Headlines Marketing
  • N/A
  • State of New York
  • Emergencey Medical Technician - D
  • N/A
  • ICLE - GA Bar
  • N/A
  • ICLE - GA BAr
  • N/A
  • Bill Daniels Trial Advocacy Program
  • Trial Clinic Training
  • N/A
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assosication - (TCDLA)
  • N/A
  • NACDL / NCDD Las Vegas DUI Seminar
  • Completed 3 day DUI training course
  • N/A
  • ICLE GA
  • DUI Update
  • N/A
  • Cobb County Police Academy
  • Survival Spanish
  • N/A
  • Cobb County Police Academy
  • Deployment of Oleoresin Capsicum Certification
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI with .183 breath test results results in not guilty verdict
  • Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • .084 Breath Test case results in not guilty verdict against Trooper Dunn of the Dekalb STAR team
  • Not guilty on ALL DUI counts
  • DUI with .125 breath test reduced to speeding ticket
  • DUI reduced to speeding ticket with $100.00 fine
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Associations

  • DUIDLA - DUI DEFENSE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Superlawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • DUI Negotiator of the year
  • DODD - Defense of Drinking Drivers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Hotshot Lawyer of the Year
  • DODD - Defense of Drinking Drivers
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Completion
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2008
  • Intermediate Law Enforcement Certification
  • State of Georgia (POST)
  • 2004
  • Intoxylizer 5000 Operator
  • GPSTC
  • 2003
  • Basic Police Officer Certification
  • GA POST Council
  • 2000
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Publications

  • DWI Detectio and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course
  • Effective Cross Examination - Using the Officer's training to flip the script
  • 2012
  • Field Sobriety Testing Update
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Update
  • 2009
  • ICLE
  • Combatting Field Sobriety Tests and Dealing with the Drug Recognition Expert
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • DUI case law update
  • 2014
  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Seminar for Legal Professionals
  • Cross examination - Using the Officers training to your advantage
  • 2012
  • DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • DUI - The Legal Environment - A case law review for DUI Practitioners
  • 2012
  • DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Effective Use of Experts in defending a DUI case
  • 2012
  • DUI and SFST for Lawyers
  • DUI Constructive Cross Examination and Use of the NHTSA DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Manual to show weakness
  • 2012
  • DWI and SFST Testing Practitioner Course
  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriey Testing - "The Legal Environment" - A Georgia Case Law Overview
  • 2011
  • GTLA - Annual Convention 2009
  • Different Perspectives: From Police Officer to Defense Attorney
  • 2009
  • GTLA - Annual Convention - 2009
  • Blood and Urine Toxicology in Criminal and DUI Cases
  • 2009
  • Roswell High School - DUI/Alcohol Abuse Teen Open House Forum
  • DUI/Alcohol Laws and Consequences
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (33)
Endorse Cory
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"All lawyers have one thing for sale...thier advice. However, there is only one lawyer you should trust with your case. Attorney Yager is a true champion for the citizen that needs effective representation. His skills as a litigator have earned him the recognition and respect of his peers across the United States. I know Attorney Yager both professionally and personaly, and there is no finer man that you can find to protect your home, your job, your family."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I hired Cory for his first job out of law school several years ago. He was not a "rookie" lawyer, by any means. Now, he is getting unmatched results in court. His 9+ years as a cop, with over 1000 DUI arrests, provided him with a level of experience that usually requires an attorney 5 years to master. Plus, as a field training officer for Roswell Police Department and SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Test) Instructor, his ability to identify violations of proper police protocol by an officer involved in one of our cases led to reductions in over 75% of his first 50 DUI cases. Cory possesses a level of confidence that is seldom seen in attorneys - regardless of their years of practice. Even if someone asks to hire me, I often have the client begin by hiring Cory. He will then look into the quality of the case first, because his fee is a fraction of mine. My clients really only care about is good results. He gets FANTASTIC results. Two thumbs up for Cory Yager."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Yager has experience as a DWI officer, with a great amount of advanced DWI training, which is a wonderful advantage for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Yager is always zealously representing his clients as he travels through out the State to different jurisdictions. It is apparent that he is very current on the law and not afraid to push a case to the Appeals level, if necessary."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Cory Yager represented me in a traffic matter this year and I must say that he was wonderful. As a former cop, he explained the entire process to me both from a lawyer's perspective and from the police officer's perspective. He was very proactive but also very patient with me and a great listener. He answered ALL of my many questions without making me feel like I was annoying him. His knowledge of Georgia law (both statutes and case law) is encyclopedic... and I think he must have a photographic memory -- he's that good! I am SO grateful I had him to represent me."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Cory. He is a former police officer and knows how to dissect and destroy a DUI charge."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally witnessed Cory in action in a motion hearing in Hall County. His cross-examination was both brilliant and technically perfect. At the end of the motion the Officer and Solicitor were so demoralized that a Reckless plea was offered in exchange for a dismissal of the DUI. I continue to see Cory at Calendar Call after Calendar Call announcing ready for trial. Cory is a true Gladiator who will not back down from a fight. There are two types of DUI lawyers. Those that actually try and win DUI jury trials and those who pretend they do. Cory Yager gets the Real Deal George Creal stamp of approval. I frequenlty tell potential clients to ask the lawyers they interview when was the last time you tried and hear a jury say NOT GUILTY in a DUI case? With Cory the answer will always be last week. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cory Yager has three distinct advantages in the defense of drinking drivers; first he has law enforcement training and working experience;second he practices with my mentor and advisor of over twenty years,William Head;and finally he has already distinguished himself as a fierce and determined DUI defender,who also apparently works on Sunday!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Cory during one of his presentation to other DUI attorneys. His expertise in DUI law makes him someone that all other attorney's go to when they have questions. He truly is an expert in DUI law. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Cory. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. His credentials are outstanding. As a former DUI Task Force officer and field trainer, Cory can dissect any criminal case. I have watched him get cases dismissed, reduced, and obtain not guilty verdicts based on his experience as an officer. I am glad that I no longer have to cross examine Cory and that he is in the office downstairs."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Cory as both a police officer and as a lawyer in our office. In both instances, his commitment to his job is unmatched. His knowledge of DUI arrest procedure is first rate."
Unknown Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Cory Yager knows how to get the job done. He carefully analyzes his cases and thinks outside the box in order to obtain a win for his clients. His experince as a police officer is an invaluable tool to his practice. Great thinker, great lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have attended courses with this attorney and have lived in the community in which he works. Excellent attorney. Bennie E Ray"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse the lawyer’s work. I know Cory to be a highly dedicated, knowledgeable, and aggressive criminal defense attorney, with substantial experience in DUI defense. As a fellow member of the criminal defense bar, I am proud to have Cory as a colleague and recommend his services without hesitation. He is top notch."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cory brings to his practice the unique perspective as a former DUI police officer. And while he will never forget that training and experience he has come long way from there to be a passionate advocate for his defense clients. I had the pleasure of teaching Cory last year at a trial advocacy program for younger lawyers and I found his talent to be well beyond his years of experience. We are glad to have him sitting on our side of the Courtroom."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The old saying goes, "It takes a thief to catch a thief." Mr Yager is by no means a thief. He's much more useful than that! Mr Yager was one of the very best DUI police officers in Metro Atlanta. He's very smart and diligent and went to law school and finished with high praise WHILE he worked everyday serving the public as an officer for the City of Roswell. And so, today Cory Yager is a DUI lawyer and if there's anyone who knows police rules and procedures and who can identify where the police have gone wrong, it's him -- the cop who can either catch a bad cop or talk a good one into some reasonable disposition of a particular case. Mr Yager is respected by both sides in every courtroom he goes into. I am proud to be his colleague."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are few people as familiar and knowledgeable about DUI defense. I highly endorse Cory."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cory is an excellent attorney and is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to DUI defense. It won't surprise me if Cory is considered the 'go to guy' in DUI defense in the near future. He's an attorney at, arguably, the best DUI firm in the Country. I endorse Cory Yager and his work."
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