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The Burnett Firm has worked in the area of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) defense extensively since 1989, and continues to represent clients charged with drunk driving or facing DUI license suspensions. If you have been arrested for DUI in Atlanta, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County or any other Metro Atlanta areas for DUI, the experienced DUI attorney's in our Atlanta office are highly qualified to defend you in your criminal case and at the DMV license suspension hearing.

At The Burnett Firm, Russell G. Burnett leads our experienced team of DUI / Drunk Driving defense lawyers, who serve clients throughout Atlanta, Cobb County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County and surrounding Georgia communities, and are dedicated to aggressively defending people arrested for DUI. With vast experience and resources in the area of DUI / Drunk Driving defense, Russell G. Burnett and his team of talented attorneys represent each DUI / Drunk Driving client care and attention you expect.

Russell G. Burnett's extensive experience in DUI / Drunk Driving defense has taught us that a negotiated outcome to a DUI case is often preferable to trial. We strive to achieve the best negotiated resolutions for our clients. But our negotiations only succeed because they are backed by extensive litigation experience.

To that end, we arm ourselves early for trial whether or not our clients have decided that a trial is what they want. Preparation for trial is the best foundation for a good settlement.

Our case-load is relatively small by choice. That allows us to invest the maximum effort in each DUI / Drunk Driving defense case, exploring every factual, legal and scientific road to victory.

Prosecutors know that we go to trial when necessary. They show us and our clients the same respect we show them.

We understand what a DUI / Drunk Driving conviction can mean to your life. We know that you are dealing with the emotional, as well as, legal issues. You don't have to face this alone. We will guide you through every aspect of your DUI / Drunk Driving charges, fighting all the way for the best possible outcome for your case.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    27 years, 2.7 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    27 years, 650 cases
  3. Employment: 5%
    27 years, 50 cases



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Contact info

881 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE
Atlanta, GA, 30306-4267


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198908/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing UpdateRon Lloyd Enterprises, L.L.C.2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole proprietorThe Burnett Firm PC1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cooper v. Fulton CountyWon over $1.2 million.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawN/AJuris Doctor1989
Lawyer's Assistant Program of The National Center For Paralegal TrainingN/AN/A1984
Florida State University College of LawN/AN/A1970
Florida State UniversitySocial WorkBS - Bachelor of Science1968