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Joshua G. Schiffer

also known as Josh Schiffer, Joshua Schiffer

About me

Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Star, Martindale Hubbell Pre-Eminent, AVVO Clients Choice year after year, American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 under 40, Georgia Legal Trend Legal Elite, Trial Lawyers College, Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Joshua Schiffer made his career on Ben Franklin’s adage regarding “Doing Well by Doing Good.”  Raised in Cobb County by Drs. Dan and Gail Schiffer and attending The Walker School put Josh (“Mr. Schiffer is my Dad, I’m just Josh) on an path to New England where he graduated from Clark University with a degree in International Relations.    

After graduating from Georgia State University's College of Law in 2002, Josh returned home to Cobb County where he clerked for a Superior Court Judge.  After being exposed to the finest trial lawyers in Atlanta, Josh cut his teeth by representing anyone and everyone as a senior indigent defense trial attorney in Fulton County.  In this position Josh trained dozens of lawyers on advanced trial techniques, organized the operation of the State All Purpose Courts, was lead counsel in thousands of hearings, trials, pleas and other court actions….. and fought with Doug Chanco. Now his Partner.

In 2007 Josh graduatd from the prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Duboise, WY. Influenced by the people he met and what he learned at “The Ranch,” Josh quit working for the State, started a lawfirm, quit drinking, had a kid, expanded his practice, won the biggest victories of his career, spoke and taught at more events, became dedicated to representing ONLY INDIVIDUALS and has never stopped in his search for personal justice. 

The Schiffer Firm, LLC merged into ChancoSchiffer PC in 2010 and most recently   transformed into Chanco Schifffer Olson with the addtion of his Partners Doug Chanco and David Olson.  Doug Chanco formerly prosecutred criminals, as well as defended them, and now has a strong focus on representing the victims of crime and negligence as a plaintiff's personal injury attorney.  David Olson also prosecuted criminals before he was recruited to protect insurace companies at a legacy Atlanta law firm.  He now exlcusivley practices Plaintiff's Personal injury with a strong focus on premesis liability, negligent security, and other harms to the inidvidual.  

Josh now concentrates his practice on issues of Domestic Violence, Personal Injury and Victims Rights while also remaining focused on substance abuse and addiciton cases.  This allows him to take on a wide variety of personal issues such as the 2nd amendment, crime victim’s compensation, premises liability, wrongful accusations, abuses of the legal process/system, children’s issues as well as any kind of violent crime.   



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Practice areas


  1. Domestic Violence: 51%
    14 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 31%
    14 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Personal Injury: 14%
    9 years, 30 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 4%
    14 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($1-350/hour), contingent (30-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Madelyn Suriel

    Joshua is an outstanding attorney and one I endorse whole-heartedly. He is incredibly knowledgeable of the law and masterful in oral arguments. Always a delightful colleague who is more than willing to go above and beyond to lend a helping hand. His willingness to collaborate and provide substantive advice is one reason he is among one of the most respected attorneys in the community. Joshua is visibly empathetic and caring with his clients; and a tireless advocate for fair and just outcomes. Based on my experiences with Mr. Schiffer he would certainly be my lawyer if I were to find myself in unfortunate circumstances.


    Madelyn Suriel Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Josh came highly recommended to represent a family member on several very serious traffic violations in Cobb County. The matter just concluded with a negotiated plea wherein the most serious charges were dropped or severely reduced. Incredible. The result was beyond my expectations and the family member is thrilled with the outcome. Josh is a very smart, careful lawyer and a fun guy as well. I highly recommend him.


    James Hawkins General practice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Schiffer Firm, LLC/ChancoSchiffer P.C.

3355 Lenox Rd., NE
Suite 750
Atlanta, GA, 30326-1353

ChancoSchiffer P.C.

70 Mansell Court
Roswell, GA, 30076



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200208/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super Lawyer Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Georgia Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2013
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2010
Legal Elite 2009: Criminal LawGeorgia Trend Magazine2009
First Place: Regionals (Cobb;Coach)State Bar of Georgia Mock Trial Program2009
Tobin-Powell Mediator AwardFulton County Landlord/Tenant Mediation Program2002
Most Likely to Succeed Mr. WizardRocky Mount Elementary School, 3rd grade1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerChanco Schiffer Olson P.C.2011 - Present
Attorney at LawThe Schiffer Firm, LLC2007 - Present
AttorneyPayne & Boyle LLC2003 - 2003
AttorneyGeorgia Public Defender Standards Council2003 - 2007
Law ClerkCobb County Superior Court2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
Lawyers Club of AtlantaMember2010 - Present
Trial Lawyers College-- Gerry SpenceAlumni2007 - Present
Ranch Club-Trial Lawyers CollegeMember2007 - Present
Georgia Court of AppealsMember2005 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. SimpsonDomestic Violence Nolo Plea/No Jail: TRO dismissed
State v. SimpsonDomestic Violence Dismissal
State v. AllenDismissal of multiple drug charges
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Publication nameTitleDate
The WarriorMemorial; Homero Martinez2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial LawyerGraduate2007
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Clark UniversityGovernment/International Relations/DevelopmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
The Walker SchoolCollege PrepDiploma1994
National Psychodrama Training CenterN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Gun Rights in Georgia CLEGun Rights in Georgia2015
2013 National Forum and Education ConferenceCriminal Law2013
NALS Chapter MeetingDomestic Violence and DUI2012
Criminal Law Section- Speaker SeriesDUI and Criminal Defense2012
John Marshall School Of Law Speakers SeriesDUI and Criminal Law2011
John Marshall College of LawDUI Defense2011
Family Law Institute CLEFamily Law2009