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L. David Wolfe attended the University of Georgia on a football scholarship where he graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.  In 1979 he graduated from John Marshall Law School with a JD and began his practice of law with the firm of Hudson & Montgomery in Athens, Georgia. On April Fools’ Day, 1982 he opened his own office in Atlanta and has continued that practice here to date.  David’s practice specializes in criminal defense work, and he has tried cases throughout the country in various state and federal courts.   He has handled many high-profile cases in Georgia of national interest, including his challenge to Georgia’s hate crime statute, which was struck down by the Georgia Supreme Court as unconstitutional and his challange to Georgia's kidnapping statute which resulted in the redefinition of asportation under Georgia law.  He is a founding member of the Georgia Innocence Project and represented Clarence Harrison, the first inmate exonerated and released after 18 years imprisonment by the Project based upon DNA evidence.  He is a life member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the board of directors of that organization.  David has been an adjunct professor in the Litigation Department at Georgia State College of Law since January 2004 and also lectures throughout the state at CLE seminars on criminal defense, criminal litigation and criminal procedure.


Christopher Botts: (Fulton County: Challenge to Hate Crimes Statute)



Dr. Barton Corbin: (Gwinnett and Richmond County: Murder)



Narinder Chahal: (Fulton County: Challenge to new Georgia Sex Offender Statute)



Tony Thomason (Potential Indictment of Police Drug Task Force Members Rejected by Spalding County Grand Jury)



Kevin Redstrom: (Northern District of Georgia, Rome Division: Hung Jury)



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
    35 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    35 years



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  • Michael Lawrence Hubbard

    David Wolfe is hands down the best attorney I have ever worked with in my life. He and I worked together in a death penalty case and he was absolutely amazing. I consider him a mentor and a friend. He is simply an outstanding attorney.


    Michael Hubbard Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joseph Sam Habachy

    I strongly endorse David. He is flat out hard working and highly ethical. He is an exceptional attorney and will work tirelessly to get his clients a good result.


    Joseph Habachy Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Centennial Tower, Suite 3325
101 Marietta Street NW
Atlanta, GA, 30303-2711


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198108/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Case of the Year - Garza v. StateGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2009
Case of the Year - Botts v. StateGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Pro Hac ViceCourt of Common Pleas, Burke County, PA2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceSuperior Court Burke County, NC2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceCout of General Sessions, County of Aiken, SC2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceCriminal Court of Wilson County, TN2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceMiddle District of North Carolina2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceSouthern District of Texas, McAllenDivision2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceDistrict Court of Ward County, Texas, 143rd Judicial District2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceGeneral Court of Justice Cherokee County, NC, District Court Division2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceFederal District Court for the Columbia Division, SC2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceNorthern District of Texas2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceEastern District of Pennsylvania2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceSouthern District of Mississippi2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceMiddle District of Florida, Tampa Division2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceSouthern District of Alabama2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceWestern District of Pennsylvania2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceEastern District of Tennessee, Knoxville Division2009 - Present
Pro Hac viceMiddle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceFederal District Court, Columbia, SC2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceFederal District Court, Asheville, NC2009 - Present
Pro Hac ViceSouthern District of Tennessee, Chattanooga Division2009 - Present
Admitted11th Circuit Court of Appeals2009 - Present
Admitted6th Circuit Court of Appeals2009 - Present
AdmittedGeorgia Court of Appeals2009 - Present
AdmittedNorthern District of Georgia2009 - Present
AdmittedMiddle District of Georgia2009 - Present
AdmittedSouthern District of Georgia2009 - Present
AdmittedGeorgia Supreme Court2009 - Present
AdmittedUnited States Supreme Court2009 - Present
N/AHudson & Montgomery1979 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Innocence ProjectFounding member2002 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife MemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Garza v. StateDefendant's kidnapping convictions were reversed.
Charlott Reaves v. StateDenial of motion to suppress evidence was reversed
Adams, et al v. CarlisleSummary judgement against civil plaintiff reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Annual Criminal Practice Seminar Program MaterialsEffective Motions Practice2009
2009 GACDL Voir Dire Seminar Program MaterialsThe Voir Dire Process2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of GeorgiaJournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1976
John Marshall Law School, AtlantaLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
GACDL Voir Dire SeminarThe Voir Dire Process2009
Annual Criminal Practice SeminarEffective Motion Practice2009
Ethical Dilemmas and Professional ResponsibilitiesSpecial CLE Seminar2005