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Justin Spizman

DUI and DWI Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   259 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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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.

    18 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%

    18 years

  3. Personal injury
    25%

    18 years

HIGH STAKES DUI/CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY; FORMER STATE PROSECUTOR; TOP RATED SUPERLAWYER; TOP 40 UNDER 40 LAWYER; BEST SELLING AUTHOR; PERFECT AVVO RATING; 250+ 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 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 boutique law firm specializing in high stakes litigation.  

Justin and his team work 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. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 9 ...
Top Contributor 2013,2012
Top Contributor
2013 2012

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Location

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

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Tina | March 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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 anonymous | February 2, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer in metro Atlanta
I was wrongfully arrested for a DUI on Super Bowl evening. It was a routine accident that resulted in a single car crash. Though I was injured concussed, the police conducted their investigation. Assuming I was under the influence. From the time I met with Justin, he sat down in his conference room, went over all the fax that I gave him. from the minute I signed with him he assured me this was a slam dunk winnable case, and would do his best to get everything resolved in my favor. Though it took nearly a year to get resolved through numerous continuances, once he was able to speak to the district attorney days before we were set to go to trial, he let out his dog mentality. Went to them telling them they had insufficient evidence, lack of probable cost for the arrest and that in his professional opinion, the field sobriety test were done in the normal ranges. Prior to trial I was offered a standard deal for DUI offenders, but he was able to get the DUI completely dismissed, and I was just given traffic citations for the accident. Hands-down, one of the most cut through and ruthless attorneys you’re going to meet when it comes to negotiation skills and dealing with prosecutors in judges. His knowledge for criminal laws as well as DUI laws is by far the best in the metro Atlanta area. Days before I was going to trial I thought I was just going to accept a mediocre deal offered by the district attorney, but he was able to turn that into a slam dunk win for me and my family. I cannot be more happy and pleased with his representation. Anytime I needed anything he was a phone call or text away. He was able to guide me through the entire process good and bad and alleviate the need for me going to any court dates of the one in which I had to plead guilty to some citations, all in all, I would highly recommend him if you are in any kind of jam such as I was in .
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2023
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The greatest lawyer
Justin is a great lawyer. My case was delayed for four years due to the COVID 19. During these four years, he had been following up on my case and keep telling me what to do. He was very helpful in my case and got me a great result. I am very satisfied with his work. I had interviewed several lawyers before him, and finally I choose him. He is very sincere and will not let you hire him by promising you something he cannot do. English is not my first language, and I even don’t know much about American laws too. I had a lot of questions to ask him, but he always very patient with me and quickly replied question to me one by one every time. The other officer in his office were also very responsive and attentive to my requests. Really appreciate his help, he is worth to hiring!
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Posted by Esther | August 1, 2023
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Thank you to Justin Spizman
Justin Spizman was able to get my traffic citation reduced to a non reported traffic matter. He handled this quickly, efficiently and professionally and I am very appreciative. I definitely recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2023
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Always comes through!
Justin is super professional, patient and always helps in a timely manner. Would definitely recommend to anyone who needs his assistance!
Posted by Saleem | July 31, 2023
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Best Results
Great working experience with Mr. Justin Spizman throughout out the case journey. Mr.Spizman made it very easy for me in understanding and explaining the case patiently and pulled me out from the bad situation with a positive result. I will be very grateful and sincere thanks to Mr.Spizman and team for the wonderful outcome and support in closing the case with the best results.
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Posted by Sam | June 27, 2023
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Brilliant, responsive, creative, reliable and trustworthy!! Justin delivers results!
Justin Spizman has represented me on a few different cases over the past few years and every time I have been impressed with his quick response time, thoughtful articulation, intellect, empathy, creativity and positive outcome to my cases. I have referred him to countless colleagues and friends because he is a fantastic lawyer who delivers results. While I hope I do not have to call him, if I do need legal representation, he will always be the first one I call.
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Posted by Kelly | May 9, 2023
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Title IX Case
My son TJ was falsely accused of sexual assault and Justin was referred to us from another attorney who felt he would be a good fit to handle my sons Title IX case at his school. Justin responded to every email, text and made himself available every step of the process. He explained the various outcomes and never gave any false hope. He represented my son at the initial interview with the school and at the hearing. My son won his case with the school and received no sanctions or charges. We are forever grateful for all of Justin's hard work! Thank you for sticking with us and being patient with us during the entire process. This was a horrible ordeal my family had to experience and we can't thank you enough Justin for allowing God to use you as a vessel in my sons life.
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Posted by Hyung | April 20, 2023
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Justin fought for me till the point where the judge got upset with him
Justin did an excellent job helping me fight a TPO. We did not get the result we wanted BUT Justin fought hard. He upset the lady judge several times defending me and I think what he did resulted a better position for me. I was referred to him for my TPO from my then divorce attorney. My then divorce attorney was horrible, except having Justin doing my TPO.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2023
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Better outcome than I could have imagined
I hired Justin 7+ years ago for several felony charges related to drug possession. I went to treatment, got my life on track. Justin was extremely responsive and easy to reach. He returns phone calls when he says he will. The office communicated throughout the time the case was being handled. I got all but one charge dismissed and have to only do 2 years of probation. I was facing the loss of my license, huge fines, very long and strict probation. Through Justin's communication with the prosecutor, they were able to workout a deal for me that seems very fair. I am very satisfied and highly recommend this attorney. Professional, caring, and great communicators.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2023
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Moving violation
Justin did a wonderful job of representing me during the pandemic!! He was able to get the original charges dismissed to my satisfaction and I truly appreciated his professionalism throughout the process! Job well done!
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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

Sample of 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

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Law Firms in Georgia
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 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
  • DWI: Defend with Ingenuity
  • Cross Examination of The Drug Recognition Experts
  • 2015
  • Dui Super Symposium
  • Breath Testing
  • 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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Atlanta DUI and DWI Lawyer Justin Spizman
Justin Spizman
DUI and DWI Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 16 years
Virtual consultation available