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.
Hourly ($1-350/hour), contingent (30-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (10%)
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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 Antitrust and trade law Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2002||07/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Super Lawyer Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2016|
|Georgia Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2013|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2010|
|Legal Elite 2009: Criminal Law||Georgia Trend Magazine||2009|
|First Place: Regionals (Cobb;Coach)||State Bar of Georgia Mock Trial Program||2009|
|Tobin-Powell Mediator Award||Fulton County Landlord/Tenant Mediation Program||2002|
|Most Likely to Succeed Mr. Wizard||Rocky Mount Elementary School, 3rd grade||1984|
|Partner||Chanco Schiffer Olson P.C.||2011 - Present|
|Attorney at Law||The Schiffer Firm, LLC||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Payne & Boyle LLC||2003 - 2003|
|Attorney||Georgia Public Defender Standards Council||2003 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Cobb County Superior Court||2002 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2010 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of Atlanta||Member||2010 - Present|
|Trial Lawyers College-- Gerry Spence||Alumni||2007 - Present|
|Ranch Club-Trial Lawyers College||Member||2007 - Present|
|Georgia Court of Appeals||Member||2005 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2002 - Present|
|State v. Simpson||Domestic Violence Nolo Plea/No Jail: TRO dismissed|
|State v. Simpson||Domestic Violence Dismissal|
|State v. Allen||Dismissal of multiple drug charges|
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|The Warrior||Memorial; Homero Martinez||2009|
|Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College||Trial Lawyer||Graduate||2007|
|Georgia State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Clark University||Government/International Relations/Development||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|The Walker School||College Prep||Diploma||1994|
|National Psychodrama Training Center||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Gun Rights in Georgia CLE||Gun Rights in Georgia||2015|
|2013 National Forum and Education Conference||Criminal Law||2013|
|NALS Chapter Meeting||Domestic Violence and DUI||2012|
|Criminal Law Section- Speaker Series||DUI and Criminal Defense||2012|
|John Marshall School Of Law Speakers Series||DUI and Criminal Law||2011|
|John Marshall College of Law||DUI Defense||2011|
|Family Law Institute CLE||Family Law||2009|