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James Samuel McRae

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   28 reviews

also known as Sam McRae

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
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About James

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Sam McRae grew up in Laurinburg, N.C., and earned a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He moved to Georgia to pursue his graduate degree in history from the University of West Georgia. After completing his masters, he rediscovered an interest in the law, which he inherited from his family, so he decided to go to law school at Georgia State University in Atlanta. His primary focus was on litigation and criminal law.

During his time at law school, Sam interned with the DeKalb County Public Defenders, starting in appeals. He quickly moved into the courtroom and handled thousands of traffic violations even before his graduation from law school.

After graduation, he became a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and American Bar Association. He then decided to move into private practice, establishing his own firm with Sam McRae Law before partnering with Gunner to form Pak and McRae Law.

Sam chose this career path so he could dedicate his time and expertise to assisting those who find themselves in difficult situations. And his passion and determination have led to our firm’s 90 percent success rate and ongoing quality that our representation offers each and every client.

Location

James Samuel McRae
1201 West Peachtree St
Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA, 30309

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Posted by Nik | May 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I only hire the BEST....
Retained Sam McRae for a stop sign ticket. He handled it all exactly as he said he would. If you want PEACE OF MIND Sam is THE MAN. Thanks again Sam!
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Charmingly Brilliant Lawyer
Sam McRae had my fine reduced and now there will also be no points on my insurance for my traffic violation. I never knew the process could be so quick and painless. Sam was responsive, professional, informative, and admittedly quite a handsome gentleman! I would certainly consult Sam again as well as recommend him to anyone in need. Thanks Sam!
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Posted by Jessica | October 6, 2016
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Best Attorney in Atlanta!
I recently got in a car accident that resulted in a ticket. I called Sam right away as I had heard he was the best! He immediately got to work, appeared in court for me and was even able to get my fine reduced! If you are in need of an attorney I highly recommend Sam McRae. Professional, efficient, and very knowledgeable!
Posted by Christine | October 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Attorney McRae helped me with my speeding ticket. A big "thank you" to Attorney McRae and his assistant, Kelley.
Posted by Kimberly | September 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!!
My daughter was sited for 95/65. Being under the age of 21, she was facing a large fine and possible suspension of her license. Sam was able to get it down to a non-reportable offence of Too Fast For Conditions. I am grateful to Sam for helping make an unfortunate mistake into a positive lesson learned that will not negatively affect her driving record.
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Posted by Tiffany | July 1, 2016
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Saved my life!
I was caught speeding and called Mr. McRae the next day. He assured me he could help, and that he did! He got the charge reduced, I paid an affordable fine, and received no points on my license! Please call him first to help you if you should happen to get into trouble! Thanks again Mr McRae!
Posted by George | March 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best traffic attorney
Got mulitple tickets on same street in same month. Had to go to court for both on the same day. Sam took care of everything. Got both reduced no points and no insurance hike. Thanks Sam
Posted by John C | March 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Quick and Efficient
Handled my case very quickly and efficiently. Kept me informed. Very professional. Got my speeding ticket reduced so it didn't affect my insurance rates. Highly recommended.
Posted by Schewana | February 9, 2016
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By Far the absolute best!!!
My case was quite complicated and would have cost me almost $5000 in fines and fees. Attorney mccrae reduce it to a little over $600. He and his assistant maintained near perfect communication. I was sooo happy with his service and results I wanted to hug him. Great guy , excellent firm, amazing results!
Posted by Sara | January 10, 2016
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Pak & McRae are the best!
Mr McRae was able to get my traffic violations brought down to a manageable level and knew how to navigate the legal path with expertise. Hopefully won't need their services again but will definitely call in Mr McRae if I need an attorney again!
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2015
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Fantastic lawyer!
I have had a couple of traffic tickets this year and both times I have been extremely pleased with Sam and his team. Very diligent and thorough, I would recommend these guys to anyone. They really know their stuff when it comes to Georgia law. I cannot express enough how much I appreciate what they have done for me this year. Best in the state without a doubt!
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2015
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Smart and effective
I was impressed by Sam's quick understanding of my complicated traffic case, but even more so by his intelligent and successful resolution in court. I would highly recommend Sam and would hire him again in a second.
Posted by Angela | October 12, 2015
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Best lawyer i've ever worked with!
Attorney McRae is without a doubt the best lawyer i've every dealt with. I came to him with 2 traffic tickets i received after a minor at fault accident. He was able to get one charge dismissed and the other reduced, and he was able to do all of this without me ever having to set foot in a courtroom! He is incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and i am so grateful i chose him to defend me. Not only Mr McRae, but also his assistant Kelley, was an absolute joy to work with. I hope i wont ever need a traffic lawyer again lol, but if i do, i will be calling Attorney McRae without question.
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Posted by Carolyn | August 18, 2015
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Very experienced and professional traffic attorney—Thank you!
I hired Mr. McRae after involvement in an accident in which I was cited unfairly. When meeting with Mr. McRae the morning before the trial, he had thoroughly researched Georgia's traffic statutes and presented a strong defense for dismissal of the ticket altogether. Despite difficult court conditions, Mr. McRae advocated for a direct verdict during the trial and got my ticket dismissed completely. Mr. McRae handled the high pressure court situation calmly and professionally the entire time. I am very thankful I chose to hire him, it was worth every penny!
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Posted by Timothy | August 3, 2015
Exceptional Professionalism and Does Exactly What He Says He Can Do
I have used Attorney McRae's service on two separate occasions that dealt with multiple traffic tickets. The first time around I used Attorney McRae to resolve 15 different traffic citations. He was able to get 13 of those 15 traffic tickets dismissed and I was able to resolve the other 2 tickets without gaining any points on my license. The service he provided for the money I paid was WELL WORTH IT. It saved me both time and heartache from attempting to do it all by myself, knowing that I would not have gotten the same results on my own. He didn't disappoint the second time I used his services either. My license was suspended in several jurisdictions for my failure to appear in court for the citations. Once I called Attorney McRae to resolve these issues, I had my license reinstated in two days. Attorney McRae gets the job done. I highly recommend services.
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Posted by Candace B | April 9, 2015
Great Lawyer that will get the job done!
Mr. McRae was such a great attorney he didn't turn me down like most lawyers did. He made sure he could help and he was so awesome. He had me driving after my consultation within a few days. I didn't believe I could actually start back driving again but he came through and did a wonderful job. And I am truly thankful for him and his staff they are such great people and very supportative. He is one the great attorneys whose not going to take your money if he can not help. So I say thank you sooooo much for helping me drive again. I'm still in disbelief ☺
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2015
easy to work with
It was easy to work with McRae. Being out of state I was worried about the situation, but he handled everything with my accident ticket and it was dismissed.
Posted by Kelley | December 8, 2014
Wholeheartedly trust Sam with any and all traffic issues!
Man oh man, has Sam SAVED me on a couple of my most recent court cases. I never had to worry. He took care of everything. He's super knowledgeable and so hard working, and witty to top it all off! His counsel was so greatly appreciated. Any issues in Georgia I have, I will definitely call Sam. Not even a question. I owe him big!
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Posted by Sandra | May 30, 2014
AWSOME LAWYER
Sam McRae is an AWSOME attny. took my case on with extreme professionalism!! he answered all my questions and calmed any fears that I had. He comes with a 5 star rating in my book. I would def, use him again.
Posted by Tara | March 31, 2014
Awesome attorney!
What a great attorney! I was referred to Sam by a friend last-minute, and he still took my case, was responsive from the get-go to my most basic questions and everything on from there, and was just the consummate professional. My traffic issue was relatively minor, but going to court for the first time was nerve wracking. Sam made the experience understandable and got my case dismissed within an hour of walking into the courthouse. I would call him again for any other fender bender and would highly recommend him to any of my friends and family with full confidence. Thank you so much for your timely and awesome help, Sam!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Pak and McRae Law, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Owner
  • Sam McRae Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Dekalb County Public Defender's Office
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of West Georgia
  • MA - Masters
  • 2010
  • University of North Carolina, Pembroke
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Speeding Case
  • Reduction
  • Obstruction Case
  • Consent Hold
  • Motion to Suppress
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2010 - Present
  • DeKalb County Bar Association
  • Chairperson
  • 2011 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • District Competition
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • 2014
  • Lunch Panel - BYOB Club at Georgia State University
  • Solo Practice Discussion
  • 2013
  • Moot Court Competition
  • Moot Court Judge
  • 2012
  • Lunch Panel - BYOB Club at Georgia State University
  • Solo Practice Discussion
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (57)
Endorse James
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam McRae has become one of THE go-to attorneys for traffic matters before Dekalb County and City of Atlanta courts. He is very good at what he does: getting his clients the most favorable outcome following a driving-related offense. He can do this because he knows the relevant laws and procedures inside and out, and because he has a professional working relationship with all of the judges and prosecutors who enforce those laws. I would not hesitate to have Sam handle a criminal defense matter for me or my family members, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to you. In fact, I recommend Sam to others on a regular basis, and those who retain his services always tell me they are very glad they have done so. As Sam expands his practice into other areas, I am confident that he will continue to bring the same level of professionalism and zealous advocacy to every matter he handles."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is the go-to lawyer for help on any traffic ticket. The traffic courts can be very difficult to maneuver with the volume of cases they have, and Sam really knows the ins and outs to get things done efficiently and with great results for his clients. I highly endorse Sam."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is probably the best known speeding and traffic ticket attorney in metro Atlanta and continues to get great results for clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is a genius with the law and is well respected in the legal community. There is no one I would trust more than Sam to get the best results!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is the go to traffic attorney in metro-Atlanta for good reason. Without hesitation I endorse him."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McRae is the go-to attorney when it comes to traffic violations. He knows the ins and outs of the local courts, and the arguments that work to get his clients the best results.I endorse this lawyer!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Why? Becauise this man is a fighter and able to get things done for his cliebnts in a quickl efficient and successful manner. He is tenacious and will not quit when the going gets tough. As a former Federal Prosecutor, I can see the fire in his heart to do well for his clients."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Other
"Sam has a passion for what he does and truly cares about all his clients."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the most familiar and well respected faces around the courthouses of Atlanta. My colleagues and I have all at some point in time seen Sam in court fighting for his clients. Because he is there day in and out, working. He is well respected because he is thoughtful and takes his job seriously. I wholeheartedly endorse attorney McRae."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply the best traffic lawyer in Georgia. His results speak for themselves. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam McRae is the Georgia Traffic Law Guru. He knows the law, but more more importantly he knows the judges, prosecutors, and court personnel like few others. I consult Sam on all of my complex traffic cases, especially if my client is at risk of losing his or her driving privileges."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is extremely knowledgable when it comes to the ever changing laws. He is always competent and well versed on all the reforms and changes. He provides his clients with excellent service and outstanding results. I definitely recommend and endorse Sam."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is a great resource to have on your side for traffic tickets throughout the Metro-Atlanta Area. You are well served with Sam fighting for you. He has my highest endorsement."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to traffic matters in Dekalb, Gwinnett and Atlanta, Mr. McRae is simply the best. He has a great working relationship with the judges and prosecutors and gets his clients excellent results. He has my strong endorsement."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Sam is the most knowledgeable attorney I know in matters relating to traffic ticket defense. He is concerned with his clients needs and willing to go to bat, even on those tough cases. I especially recommend Sam for clients with Commercial Driver's Licenses, clients under 21, and clients involved in accidents."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is one of the best lawyers I have had the pleasure to work with. His knowledge of the law is superior to all other attorneys in the field of traffic and criminal law. Whenever I have asked his advice I get a through and well thought out response. He is a great lawyer and a better friend. I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sam is excellent at what he does and always a professional. I highly recommend him as an attorney."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sam. He is my competitor, and I try to take all his clients, and if it were up to me, he'd go find some other type of law to practice. Having said that, he gets great results for his clients, and if I have a case I cannot cover, I'll send it to Sam, because I know he will do a good job."
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Atlanta Speeding and traffic ticket Lawyer James Samuel McRae
James Samuel McRae
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 13 years