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Justin Spizman

DUI and DWI Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   246 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    After working as a Prosecutor in Fulton County for over two years, I became a criminal defense attorney diligently working to protect the rights of those accused of DUI in the State of Georgia.

    17 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

    17 years

  3. Personal injury
    25%

    17 years

HIGH STAKES DUI/CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY; FORMER STATE PROSECUTOR; TOP RATED SUPERLAWYER; TOP 40 UNDER 40 LAWYER; BEST SELLING AUTHOR; PERFECT AVVO RATING; 200+ FIVE STAR REVIEWS

Justin is a former State Prosecutor who has dedicated his career to defending those charged with crimes or injured throughout the state of Georgia. He has deep connections, networks, and the  know-how to obtain a favorable and speedy conclusion to oustanding high stakes matters. Justin has represented professionals from every walk of life, focusing on minimizing the consequences an arrest or injury may have on their record and their lives. He is the managing partner at Hawkins, Spizman, Fortas, a botique law firm specializing in high stakes litigation.  

Justin and his team works hard to protect his clients record, their jobs, and their livelihood. No matter is too big or small for his expertise. He is an experienced litigator, often hired to try cases when he cannot negotiate a favorable resolution for his clients.  Wither over 100 verdicts to his name, Justin is recognized as a lawyer that doesn't settle and works tirelessly to secure the best resolution for his clients in need. Justin is accessible, caring, understanding, and relatable. His firm offers free consultations to review case matters and determine the best path to resolve challenging situations.  Do not settle for anything less than an attorney that dedicates his life to protecting the rights of the citizens of Georgia. 

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Licensed for 15 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Hawkins, Spizman, Fortas
200 Ashford Center North
Suite 350
Atlanta, GA, 30338

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Posted by Tina | March 9, 2020
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Top-notch Lawyer
I hired Justin for what was a stressful situation. I spoke with Justin and was so impressed with his ability to analyze my situation and his understanding of the urgency in resolving this matter promptly. He also gave me an honest legal assessment of my issue. Justin assured me that he fights aggressively for his clients. He was able to put a complete halt to what could have been a very bad situation had I not hired him. Justin listened to how I felt and he made sure that this was reflected in representing me. Justin was able to take control of my situation and it is only because of him that I came out victorious. Words cannot express what he has done for me and my family. So often, lawyers lack the very trait that a client is looking for, concern for the client. Justin is a rare attorney, meaning he truly cares for his clients and he will fight your battle for you. If you ever need an honest, ethical lawyer, I encourage you to hire Justin and know that he is willing and ready to fight your battle for you, and he will not let anyone take advantage of his client. When it seems like justice will not prevail, call Justin and if you are lucky enough to hire him, he will even the scales of justice.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2020
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Happy Client
Justin handled my case wonderfully. Although I hope I do not have to contact him anytime soon, he will be the first person I call if I am in need of criminal defense in the future. He made the whole process a breeze and did so at a respectable rate.
Posted by Eric | February 5, 2020
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Extremely capable and skilled
Attorney Spizman was hired for my DUI defense and did a great job with the case. He investigated and exhausted all my legal options and the case was brought to a positive conclusion.
Posted by Pete | December 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Confident and Supportive
My daughter, a paralegal, found Justin when our son needed a criminal defense attorney. During our initial interview, Justin answered our questions thoroughly and confidently and mapped the course we would be taking for the next few months. He made a variety of suggestions, one of which (character letters from friends and work associates) ultimately led to a "no bill" by the grand jury and our son being released. He brought in another attorney who had experience in the county where our son was being held which turned out to be a significant complement to his defense team. The 75 days my son was in jail was the worst experience we could imagine but Justin and Adam were optimistic throughout the ordeal and were able to end the situation to our satisfaction.
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Posted by Adam | November 8, 2019
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Superman
Justin was fantastic and was able to reduce my citation and applicable fine which was the original goal! Very professional and most importantly delivered the results!
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
Justin Spizman knew exactly how to help me with my traffic citation. He was a extremely professional and explained everything so I would understand clearly. He worked aggressively to ensure I was helped to the best of his ability, I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Peter | November 6, 2019
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Wonderful Attorney
Attorney Spizman is an excellent Lawyer. He was prompt to court , handled my case professionally and above all, he gave me the justices I needed. Thank you so much
Posted by Jeremy | November 5, 2019
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Great lawyer
I was very happy with the representation. Justin did a great job having my case resolved quickly and efficiently. He explained everything that was going on and what to expect. He was professional, courteous and again did a great job settling my case. If I ever need legal assistance again, Justin would be the only person I would consider. I highly recommend you do the same.
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Posted by Andrew | September 20, 2019
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Best DUI lawyer in Georgia
Justin’s was always there for me day or night and my family calm during the process. He doesn’t give you any bs just straight to the point and I liked that he was a little hard on me at times but I needed it. He saved my life and got me the best deal and I will always be grateful.
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2019
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Smooth and Painless
Mr. Spizman made what could have been a very stressful situation almost painless. Spot on advice to prep for the case and handled everything in court. Very appreciative of his service. Highly recommended!
Posted by Hannah | January 17, 2023
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Excellent Lawyer!
Justin was referred by a peer when I found myself in a very unusual situation that not many lawyers were familiar with. I had already spoken to about five other lawyers who all agreed there was a case to be made, but weren’t sure how to proceed. Justin quickly understood my case and took me on as a client. Most importantly, Justin made me feel taken care and protected throughout the entire process. He is willing to go to bat for his clients and is extremely knowledgeable.
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Posted by Clint | November 14, 2022
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Small thing to a Giant !
First off incredible job! My case was two and a half years ago Justin came in reviewed the case and in six months later he had the case dismissed due to Rodriguez vs United States again a wonderful job for reviewing and getting specialists on the team and making things right.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2022
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Achieved the best outcome
Justin and his staff did a great job guiding me through a challenging and unfamiliar time. He worked with his colleagues and contacts to achieve the best out come for my situation. I was consistently provided updates on how the case was progressing and what to expect throughout. I highly recommend Justin Spizman and his team if the need for his service arises.
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Posted by Kerry | August 26, 2022
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Personal Injury
Justin handled my complicated personal injury case with care and professionalism. The nature of my injury made the whole process feel impossible, but he held my hand the whole way and made it bearable. In the end, he was able to move the settlement needle almost 3 times their initial offer, allowing us to avoid proceeding to court. Although I would have had the utmost confidence in his trial performance, I am glad not to have to go through that process. Thank you, Justin and team, for helping me get through this very difficult time in my life.
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Posted by Jordan | August 26, 2022
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A+ Representation, Highly Recommend
I had an issue with multiple traffic violations and was having difficulty navigating the process with the court system. Then I made a smart move which was hiring Justin Spizman and his team. They helped me through the entire process and thankfully everything is behind me now. I can’t thank them enough.
Posted by Christine | August 14, 2022
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Top notch lawyer
I hired Justin to represent me for part of what became a complicated divorce matter. He was immediately responsive at all hours of the day and night. He was caring and knowledgeable. He eased my fears and made sure things were taken care of. As my case became increasingly complicated, I felt I could rely on him to handle matters without second guessing him. I would not hesitate to hire him again. There is no case too difficult for him to take on. Top notch atty, look no further!
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Posted by Colin | May 27, 2022
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Extremely professional
I have worked with Justin both personally and professionally. In both instances, he was ethical, professional, and efficient. I greatly appreciated the time he took to explain the situations and the best course of action.
Posted by Marc | May 20, 2022
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Traffic ticket…
He rocks! Took care of business in no time and even followed up with me by email and a telephone call. I cannot recommend him more highly. He and his firm kick a$$. Thanks Justin!
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2022
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Client Focused, Creative Thinker, Must Hire!
I was referred to Mr Spizman to deal with a TPO case filed against me. Never having dealt with any legal or criminal actions of this nature, I was immediately comforted by his explanation of the law and approach for handling my case. We met in person for a good amount of time to review the case where he took the time to understand all of the evidence and issues. He then met with witnesses, educated me on the court proceedings, and did his own research and formulate the case strategy. At the hearing, the case was dismissed within 5 minutes of being heard. In what was a very unnerving experience, Mr Spizman was extremely professional while at the same time getting to know me through the process. Anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney who cares about his clients and who will advocate for them relentlessly should hire Mr Spizman.
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Posted by Chris | April 10, 2022
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The Best Law Firn in Atlanta!!
Justin is the best!! I was scared out of mind because this was my first DUI. I really did not know what to except but Justin and his team relieve my stress during my consultation. He broke down my case to me and made feel me comfortable, right then and there I knew I had made the right choice choosing him to represent me in my case. Justin and his team always kept me up to date on my court dates and any info dealing with my case. Justin got me the results I was looking for, I do not have a DUI on my record and I have Justin to thank for that. I would definitely recommend using HSFLaw! Thank you Justin
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Hawkins, Spizman, Fortas
  • 2013 - Present
  • DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Justin Spizman
  • 2010 - 2013
  • DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Cuzdey, Ehrmann, and Wagner
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Fulton County Solicitors Office
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • Law
  • 2006
  • University of Texas
  • Communication Studies
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • State v. Client
  • Case Dismissed at Motions
  • State v. Client
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Speakers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Georgia Writers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firms in Georgia
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Georgia Author of the Year
  • Georgia Writer's Association
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • DUI Update
  • The Whole Truth: Get What You Need Through Proper Investigation
  • 2016
  • Dui Super Symposium
  • Breath Testing
  • 2015
  • DWI: Defend with Ingenuity
  • Cross Examination of The Drug Recognition Experts
  • 2015
  • DUI Super Symposium
  • Plea Agreements and Motions: Winning Your Case Before You Put Six in the Box
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (47)
Given (32)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin Spizman is a great lawyer who is known throughout the community for really caring about his clients and for the amazing results he gets for them. Every time I've spoken with Justin I've come away extremely impressed with his vast legal knowledge and expertise. When I send someone to Justin, I know that they are in good hands."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is an encyclopedia of DUI defense knowledge and trial tactics. He and Mike are pillars in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is the go-to lawyer when it comes to representing individuals charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs assistance."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the hardest working and passionate criminal defense attorneys I've had the pleasure of meeting."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin has a great reputation. If I ever needed a DUI lawyer, I wouldn't hesitate to call Justin."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer. Great guy, great attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Justin is a knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced DUI lawyer who never stops fighting for his clients. His willingness to battle for each and every client and his results speak to his passion and commitment. I confidently refer matters to Justin and would not hesitate to refer my own family and friends to Justin if the need arose."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Friend
"Justin is a trusted colleague and friend of mine. He is always in court working hard for his clients. He is active in our group of DUI lawyers and it is obvious that he makes sure he is well prepared for the specific issues in each client's case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a great lawyer. He gets results for his clients. I have gone to him for legal advice on many of my cases. He always has pointed me in the right direction. He was a great prosecutor in Fulton and has good relationships with the Judges and prosecutors in that county. He gets things done other attorneys can't. In addition to his experience, he is intelligent, hard working, and detail oriented. I would trust him to handle any legal matter. I would especially consider his representation on a DUI case. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin is a fierce defender of his client's rights and intimidating litigator."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Top Notch attorney and a great individual. This is someone who truly cares about his clients and wants to represent them in the best way he knows how. Justin is not afraid to go to court and fight for his clients in any circumstance. I highly endorse Justin Spizeman."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"An incredibly knowledgeable and experienced attorney to whom I have often turned to for advice on all matters DUI. Justin's answers and suggestions are always on point and have worked to the benefit of my clients. I have worked alongside Justin in other criminal matters as well. I know him to not give an inch to the prosecution and fight every last battle for his client. The results speak for themselves."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is the go to guy for any DUI questions. He knows how the court system works better than any other attorney in Atlanta. A true rising star in the art of DUI defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin knows all of the "IN's and OUT's" of DUI law. Your first call should be to him in any DUI defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Spizman is a frequent Avvo contributor and colleague. I cannot find a single Avvo entry where I'd disagree with him. People in need of a criminal defense attorney in Georgia should definitely consider him among their top choices."
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