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Member of Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as many other local and State Bar organizations. 


Atlanta native with 40 years experience in Criminal Law.  Owns an office building next to Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of downtown Atlanta.


Selected by peers as Georgia Legal Elite and Georgia Super Lawyer in Criminal Law.


Selected by peers as Martindale-Hubbel highest rating of AV preeminent lawyers and National Trial Lawyers's Top 100 Trial Lawyer.


Free initial consultations, call to schedule an appointment today. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
  2. Speeding Ticket: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
  4. Federal Crime: 10%



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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse R. Botts. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Charles T. Magarahan

    I've known David since law school. He is industrious and hard working. His legal skills are fine tuned and he cares about his clients. He's an all around good lawyer.


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Contact info

R. David Botts

152 Nassau Street N.W.
Atlanta, GA, 30303-2010


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197407/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Special Judicial AwardMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated for 25 YearsMartindale-Hubblell2015
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in GeorgiaGeorgia Trial Lawyers Association2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rated for 25 YearsMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peeminent Top Rated LawyerALM & Martindale-Hubbell2014
Highest AV ratingLawyers.com2014
Georgia Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Georgia's Top Rated Pre-eminent LawyerMartindale Hubble2013
Georgia Super LawyersGeorgia Super Lawyers2005
Georgia Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2005
Super LawyerAtlanta Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerR. David Botts1974 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1980 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1980 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1978 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1974 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of Georgia, AthensFinanceB.B.A.1969