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Since being admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia, Riah Winston Greathouse has been counsel of record in over 1000+ criminal and civil matters throughout the state with a high rate of success.  Riah earned his law degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, where he graduated in the Top 10% of his law school class.  During Riah’s law school tenure, he gained invaluable experience with internships with Judge Clarence Cooper of the United States District Court in the Northern District of Georgia, as well as Chief Judge Myra H. Dixon of the State Court of Fulton County, Georgia.  The respective judicial internships allowed Riah to gain a keen insight on the method in which judges operate, and how many of them expect attorneys to be prepared when appearing on clients’ behalf.   Following law school, Riah joined a premier DUI defense firm, where he zealously represented numerous individuals charged with DUI.  While representing DUI clients, Riah earned his certification in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, and attended the National College for DUI Defense at Harvard.  Riah has also served his community as an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County, Georgia for several years, where he prosecuted cases ranging from drugs to violent felonies throughout the county.  His service as a prosecutor allows him to offer his clients the perspective of a prosecutor, that often times proves to be beneficial in securing a favorable resolution.  After leaving the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, Riah joined a nationally recognized plaintiff’s firm, where he represented injured victims as well as estates on behalf of decedents in wrongful death actions, where he has recovered over $1 million for his clients. 


 


When Riah is not in the courtroom, he finds time to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Zena’s House, Incorporated, and is a member of the City of Atlanta’s Board of Ethics.  He also enjoys spending time with his family, worshipping at Impact United Methodist Church, and rooting for the Falcons, Braves, Hawks, and UGA.  

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Wrongful Death: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrae P. Reneau

    Riah is a superb attorney. He looks out for his clients' best interests and achieves great results.

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    Andrae Reneau Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Greathouse is a rising star in the legal community. He has a passion not only for the scholastic nature of the law but more importantly the people side of the law. He is compassionate towards his clients and aggressive in the courtroom. I strongly recommend him for matters of personal injury, wrongful death and criminal defense!

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    Demone Lee Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Greathouse Trial Law, LLC

1100 Peachtree St NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA, 30309

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 201007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Black Lawyers2015
CALI Award/ American Jurisprudence in Criminal LawTexas Southern University2007
Chapter Vice PresidentAlpha Phi Alpha2005
MemberGolden Key National Honor Society2004
Presidential ScholarHampton University2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyGreathouse Trial Law, LLC2015 - Present
Trial AttorneyThe Chestnut Firm2015 - 2015
Assistant District AttorneyFulton County District Attorney's Office: Atlanta, Georgia2011 - 2015
AttorneyChestney Law Firm2010 - 2011
Intern to Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (TX)United States House Of Representatives2009 - 2009
Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Myra H. DixonState Court of Fulton County, GA2008 - 2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
City of Atlanta Board of EthicsBoard Member2015 - Present
Zena's House Inc.Chairman of the Board2014 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2014 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A2010 - Present
Gate City Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Woodward Academy Alumni AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Lawyers Club of AtlantaN/AN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI DefenseN/ACertification, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing2011
Thurgood Marshall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Hampton UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007