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Parag Y. Shah is a personal injury and criminal defense attorney in Atlanta, Georgia.  He graduated from Rhodes College in 2003 and went on to receive his law degree from Ohio Northern University in 2006. After doing indigent work and practicing with a small firm, Mr. Shah started his own law firm, The Shah Law Firm, specializing in personal injury and criminal defense.  Mr. Shah is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Georgia Criminal Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and an appointed member of the State Bar of Georgia's Indigent Defense Committee.  Mr. Shah is a faculty member for the Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program and an adjunct professor for Ohio Northern University Law School.  In addition, Mr. Shah runs a criminal defense externship program through John Marshall Law School in Atlanta.  Mr. Shah is a registered neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and mediates complex litigation cases at Miles Mediation.  Mr. Shah has been acknowledged as Georgia’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Daily Report, a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine & Georgia Trend Magazine, "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell and rated 10 out of 10 by  In 2011, Mr. Shah was featured as an expert in criminal defense on NPR's "This American Life", Episode 430 - Very Tough Love. In addition, Mr. Shah regularly provides legal commentary on CNN's Nancy Grace.  Mr. Shah is the author of three Georgia pocketbooks: The Code Criminal, The Code Civil and The Code Evidence. The Code has been widely acclaimed by the legal community and is currently published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia.


Languages spoken: Gujarati

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 50%



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    Parag is a fantastic attorney, combining his exceptional knowledge of the law and his tenacious ability to persuade to get the results his clients want and deserve. He sincerely cares about his clients and I endorse him without hesitation.


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    Parag is a strong advocate and incredibly kind person. Any case that he handles is in very capable hands.


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Contact info

The Shah Law Firm

1355 Peachtree St., NE
Suite 1800
Atlanta, GA, 30309


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Legal Elite Top LawyersGeorgia Trend Magazine2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
"AV: Preeminent" Peer Rated AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2013
"AV: Preeminent" Peer Rated AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2012
Amicus AuthorGeorgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2009
Burke E. Smith Mock Trial Competition ChampionOhio Northern University2006
Conflicts of Law Book AwardOhio Northern University2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal & Personal Injury AttorneyThe Shah Law Firm2011 - Present
Trial AttorneyLaw Offices of L. David Wolfe, P.C.2008 - 2010
Trial AttorneyAtlanta Judicial Circuit Public Defenders Office2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
SuperlawyersMember2013 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMember2012 - Present
National Criminal Defense CollegeFaculty Member2011 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of Georgia Indigent Defense CommitteeAppointed Member2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2011 - Present
Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Atlanta Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy ProgramFaculty Member2009 - Present
The Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational FoundationBoard Member2008 - Present
Georgia Mock Trial CompetitionJudge2007 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. DWDW was not convicted of any felonies.
Sex Offender Registration - Amici CuriaeThe court reversed the trial court's order.
State of Georgia v. JWNolle Prosequi
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Justice Center of AtlantaBasic Mediation SkillsCertificate of Completion2011
National Criminal Defense CollegeAdvanced Cross ExaminationCompletion of Program2009
National Criminal Defense CollegeTrial Practice InstituteCertificate of Completion2009
Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy ProgramN/ACertificate of Completion2008
Forensic Blood and Urine SeminarN/ACertificate of Completion2008
Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Rhodes CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Choate Rosemary HallN/AN/A1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Personal Injury SeminarNew Evidence Code2013
Gwinnett County Bar SeminarNew Evidence Code2013
BreakfastNew Evidence Code2013
Nancy GraceNancy Grace2012
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Convention10 Mistakes Under the Civil Practice Act2012
Tough LoveNPR's This American Life2011
This American Life - Tough LoveSentencing in Georgia2011
Georgia State University Litigation ProgramClosing Arguments2011
GACDL Spring SeminarYoung Guns & Heavy Artillery2011
Georgia State University Litigation ProgramClosing Arguments2010
Fulton County Public Defender SeminarA Proactive Approach to Practicing Criminal Defense2010
Demanding Forensic Accountability and Integrity from the GovernmentUtilizing Motions Practice to Win Cases or Cripple the Prosecution2010
Bill Daniels Trial Advocacy ProgramClosing Arguments2010
MALDEFThe Consequences Illegal Immigrants and Attorneys Face in the Criminal Justice System2007