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Seth David Kirschenbaum

Criminal defense Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1976
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Seth

Learn Seth’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Federal and State Criminal Offenses

  2. Federal crime
    Federal Criminal fraud, embezzlement, bank fraud, wire fraud, healthcare fraud, PPP loan fraud, Cyber crime, drugs,

  3. White collar crime
    White Collar Criminal Defense fraud, embezzlement, bank fraud, wire fraud, healthcare fraud, PPP loan fraud, Cyber crime

Seth D. Kirschenbaum holds many leadership positions in elite legal organizations. He too possesses more than 30 years of experience in the practice of law, having served as a trial attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia. Georgia Trend Magazine has named him as a member of the Legal Elite. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia and the past criminal law representative on the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism. Seth is also a past President of the Atlanta Bar Association, a nearly 6,000 lawyer association. He received the Charles E. Watkins, Jr. Award from the Atlanta Bar Association and the Randolph Thrower Lifetime Achievement Award from the Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession of the State Bar of Georgia.


In 2013 Seth was rated by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Georgia. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer for the past 10 years. Nick has been consistently selected by Super Lawyers since 2005.


Nick Lotito & Seth Kirschenbaum
918 Ponce De Leon Avenue N.E.
Atlanta, GA, 30306-4212

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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best criminal lawyer in Atlanta!
My fiancé and I were both charge with child molestation, child cruelty, possession of drug objects, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than a gram of marijuana, possession of steroids. My court hearing Seth immediately got the majority of the charges dropped except for the child molestation and steroid possession. He didn't stop there he continuously worked my case for eight months until he got the DA's office to dismiss the child molestation charge showing them that the charge was bogus and that my fiancé and I were falsely accused. He also worked a deal with the DA to get the possession charge dismissed also. He is superb at what he does for his client. Throughout the whole eight months he stayed in contact with me via his cell,office, email and text. He is in my opinion the best criminal lawyer in Atlanta and I would hire him again without question.
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Posted by Amy | June 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Attorney!
When we were looking for a criminal defense attorney for a serious legal issue we started asking around and were referred to Seth Kirschenbaum by two different reputable sources. When researching him his track record was impressive and he had 39 years of experience, Words can not fully express what an incredible attorney he is and what an amazing job he did on our case. He explored multiple angles in our case and had wonderful resources and connections for additional support for our case. In addition, his communication skills were fantastic. He was quick to give updates and return calls. His diligence, integrity, honesty, intelligence, kindness, commitment, motivation and caring were apparent throughout the case. In the end all this paid off when justice was served.
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Posted by James | October 3, 2014
Even the Playing Field
Nothing is scarier than when the feds come to call. They wield tremendous power, can be incredibly intimidating, and don't always play fair. Seth Kirschenbaum levels the playing field. He makes the feds play by the rules and their attitude changes abruptly when Seth is on your side. My case literally took years to be resolved. Seth monitored the case and kept me informed about the process, even if it was just to call me and say nothing was new. In negotiations, Seth was diligent about discussing his defense plan with me before, and after, meeting with the prosecution. He offered his opinion on my chances of incarceration without sugar-coating. His research and writing abilities are excellent and his courtroom advocacy is strong. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by Patricia | November 4, 2011
Outstanding Lawyers
I faced criminal charges over an accident that left someone deceased. Though I did nothing wrong on purpose & was working at the time of the accident, it was devastating & traumatizing. This wonderful lawyer stepped in and did an outstanding job of representing me, and proving my character. I got approved under Georgia First offender & did not go to jail, and was able to get my life back on track 100%. This lawer has 35 years of experience and is empathetic and understanding about all aspects of this business.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)


  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Board of Governors
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism
  • Commission Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Atlanta Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2011
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents,Metropolitan Bar Caucus
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Charles E. Watkins, Jr. Award
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Multi-Bar Leadership Council Diversity Award
  • Multi-Bar Leadership Council
  • 2007
  • Community Service Award
  • Atlanta City Council
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Seth. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Seth is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer."
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Atlanta Criminal defense Lawyer Seth David Kirschenbaum
Seth David Kirschenbaum
Criminal defense Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 48 years
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