Ben Sessions is the owner of The Sessions Law Firm, LLC. His practice is dedicated to the defense of clients charged with driving under the influence and related offenses.
Ben received his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. At the University of Georgia, he was a recipient of the University of Georgia Law School Foundation Scholarship. As an undergraduate, Ben attended Georgia State University, where graduated summa cum laude and he received the James Madison Award.
Ben is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and he is admitted to practice before all State and Superior Courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Federal Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Ben is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL). Mr. Sessions has been named a Contributing Attorney in the State Bar of Georgia's Pro Bono Project.
Through meticulous case preparation, Ben frequently develops legal issues that result in the exclusion of evidence from the state's case. However, in the event that your blood or breath test is not excluded from the case, Ben possesses the training and skill necessary to defend you.
Recognizing the scientific knowledge and training which is required to challenge the state's evidence in the typical DUI case, Mr. Sessions has invested the time required to receive the best training available. He has attended the Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar conducted by the National College for DUI Defense and he has attended National College for DUI Defense's annual seminar conducted at Harvard in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Sessions regularly receives training in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests from some of the nation's foremost authorities. Mr. Sessions has attended GACDL's DUI Boot Camp, and he regularly attends the Georgia Trial Practice Update seminar.
Mr. Sessions possesses the technical training necessary to effectively defend your Georgia DUI case. As the cases summarized on our Recent Wins page demonstrate, Mr. Sessions has successfully defended DUI cases throughout Georgia.
If you face a Georgia DUI charge and you need an attorney who will defend your rights and knows how to contest a blood, breath, or urine test, contact Mr. Sessions today.
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Richard Ryczek, DUI and DWI Attorney
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Simply stated, Ben is a great guy. He is perhaps one of the most likable lawyers in the state, and Ben remains consistent to his character in the courtroom. It is no wonder that Ben's arguments are accepted by judges and juries time and time again. He is one of the most sincere and credible lawyers I know. I am lucky to call him a friend, and I often refer clients to him.
Joseph Gerstenzang, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Ben Sessions is a nationally recognized trial attorney. After observing Ben lecture at a Manhattan, NY conference for DUI defense I was immediately impressed with how knowledgable he clearly was. His vast trial experience was also evident. Since then I have taken every opportunity to seek Ben out for his advice on trial strategy and cross-examination tactics. It is clear that Ben is the guy to hire in Atlanta when you have a lot at stake. You could not be in better hands and I fully endorse him.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2004||02/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified DUI Defense Specialist||National College for DUI Defense||2014|
|Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2014|
|Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2012|
|DUI Court Advisory Committee||Atlanta Municipal Court||2011|
|DUI Lawyer of the Year||Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD)||2011|
|Greatest Trial Victory of the Year||Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers||2010|
|Georgia Super Lawyers - Rising Star||Atlanta Magazine||2010|
|NHTSA and IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner||LaPier & Associates||2008|
|Owner||The Sessions Law Firm||2014 - Present|
|Partner||McIlhinney & Sessions, LLC||2005 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Defense of Drinking Drivers - Georgia Chapter||Member||2009 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2009 - Present|
|National College for DUI Defense||Member||2008 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2004 - Present|
|DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving||DUI dismissed; Nolo plea to reckless driving.|
|State of Georgia v. E.B. - Monroe County Probate Court (Forsyth, Georgia)||DUI dismissed. Guilty plea to reckless driving.|
|State of Georgia v. A.P. - City of Columbus Municipal Court (Columbus, Georgia)||DUI charge dismissed.|
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|Big Apple DWI Seminar - New York State Bar Association||Using Mouth Alcohol to Impeach the Test||2013|
|Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)||Georgia DUI Case Law Update (co-authored)||2010|
|National College for DUI Defense||Defending Blood Tests on a Low Budget||2010|
|Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute (ICLE)||Effective Cross-Examination Techniques for Trial (with Mike Hawkins)||2010|
|Georgia Public Defenders DUI Seminar (NCDD and GPDSC)||Effective Cross-Examination (co-authored)||2010|
|Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)||"Georgia DUI Case Law Update Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute" (co-authored)||2009|
|National College for DUI Defense - Summer Session||"Cross-Examination: Teeing Up Your Shot and Making It Stick" (co-authored)||2009|
|Texas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DUI/DWI Seminar||2009|
|National College for DUI Defense||Mastering Scientific Evidence (New Orleans, LA)||Certificate of Completion||2009|
|National College for DUI Defense||Mastering Scientific Evidence (Dallas, Texas)||Certificate of Completion||2008|
|University of Georgia||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Georgia State University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers||Trying A Test Case Without An Expert||2016|
|NCDD Winter Session||Maximizing Mouth Alcohol as a Breath Test Defense||2014|
|DUI Super Symposium||Defending the Under-21 DUI Breath Test||2014|
|DUI Boot Camp||Defending the Breath Test Case Without An Expert||2014|
|Defense of Driving Drivers Institute||Defending a Breath With or Without an Expert||2014|
|Annual Public Defender DUI Seminar||Effective Use of Motions||2014|
|Big Apple DWI Seminar||Using Mouth Alcohol to Impeach the Test||2013|
|Annual Public Defender DUI Seminar||Using Mouth Alcohol to Impeach the Test||2013|
|3rd Annual DUI Super Symposium||Trying a Breath Test Case Without an Expert||2013|
|Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute||Demystifying Breath Tests: How To Win Your Test Case||2012|
|Impaired Driving 1-Day Seminar for Legal Professionals||Defending Under-21 DUI Breath Test Case: The "Gap" Case||2011|
|Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute||Your Expert Witness "On a Budget": The Importance of Using an Expert||2011|
|Georgia Public Defenders DUI Seminar||Effective Cross-Examination in DUI Cases||2010|
|Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers||Effective Cross-Examination Techniques for Trial (with Mike Hawkins)||2010|
|1st Annual DUI Super Symposium||Effective Use of Motions to Attack the Admissibility of State-Administered Tests||2010|