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Greg was was born and raised in Atlanta. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1990 and his law degree from the University of Georgia in 1993. While in law school, Greg clerked for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Attorney’s Office, and an United States District Court Judge.  Upon graduation, Greg immediately went to work for the Clarke County District Attorney’s Office in Athens, Georgia. He handled the Asset Forfeiture Division of the office, while also trying all types of felony jury trials. Greg was then asked to take over the “High Priority” caseload, which included high profile cases, such as murder and rape, and especially difficult cases, such as arson and child molestation.


In 1996, Greg joined the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. He continued to handle every type of felony case, including drug cases, robberies, assaults, child molestations, and murders. In 1999, DeKalb District Attorney J. Tom Morgan named Greg as the Trial Attorney of the Year for his outstanding advocacy. In 2001, District Attorney Morgan again honored Greg by promoting him to Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney and naming him the Solicitor of the DeKalb County Juvenile Court.


In these dual roles, Greg handled all cases of juveniles being tried as adults in DeKalb County for the crimes of murder, rape, armed robbery, and voluntary manslaughter, and he managed an office of twenty-one people, comprised of prosecutors, investigators, and staff, who handled thousands of cases a year in juvenile court.


Throughout his career, Greg has been asked to speak at schools, at universities, on radio programs, on television programs, on the local news, to prosecutor training groups, and to police agencies as an expert in the field of Criminal and Juvenile Justice.


In January of 2006, Greg was hand picked to join the firm of Ross and Pines, LLC.  Greg has routinely handled all types of criminal cases.  Greg is a knowledgeable and effective trial lawyer.  Having handled thousands of criminal cases and having conducted well over 180 jury trials, Greg's trial experience and knowledge of the criminal justice system makes him an invaluable asset to his clients.

Greg has founded Schwarz Law Firm, LLC, that will continue to raise the bar on client service, communication, and advocacy in the fields of Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and Immigration.

Working closely with the firm of Ross and Pines, LLC, Greg has the resources of a large firm at his disposal, while maintaining the close relationship with his clients that comes only with a small firm. 

 

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    23 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    11 years
  3. Immigration: 10%
    11 years

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  • Emily Niklaus Davis

    Greg is a well-respected and knowledgeable attorney who works tirelessly to get his clients a good result. Having worked for many years as a prosecutor, Greg has a comprehensive understanding of the law which allows him to thoroughly analyze any criminal issue. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking top level criminal defense representation.

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    Emily Davis Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Greg is an excellent trial attorney, with a comprehensive knowledge of the law. As a former prosecutor, he knows how the other side thinks and now he uses that to provide his clients with the highest level of representation.

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    Steven Chen
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Schwarz Law Firm, LLC

5555 Glenridge Connector Suite 435
Atlanta, GA, 30342

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199307/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Georgia Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2009
Trial Attorney of the YearDeKalb County District Attorney1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSchwarz Law Firm, LLC2016 - Present
AttorneyRoss and Pines, LLC2006 - 2016
Deputy Chief Assistant District AttorneyDekalb County District Attorney2001 - 2006
Assistant District AttorneyDeKalb County District Attorney1996 - 2001
Assistant District AttorneyClarke County District Attorney1993 - 1996
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cobb County Bar Associationmember2007 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember2006 - Present
Atlanta Bar Associationmember2006 - Present
DeKalb Bar Associationmember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. James Rastjury verdict of not guilty in 10 minutes
State v. Adrian Zaraut Garciajury verdict of not guilty
State v. Jaimie Fajardomurder charges dismissed, probation on drug charges
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington RippleThe Death Penalty1990
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Washington University in St. LouisPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Parent/Student ForumJuveniles and Juvenile Law2003
Layman's LaywerCriminal Offenses - Rape1999
WGAU RadioO.J. Simpson Trial1995