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Jay Abt

Criminal defense Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.8   88 reviews

also known as Eliot Jay Abt

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  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 28 years
    Illinois - IL 28 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

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Mr. E. Jay Abt has 20 years of legal experience in criminal defense of all serious felony charges and major crimes, including over 50 jury trials to verdict in major felony cases for charges such as murder, rape, child molestation, armed robbery, drug trafficking, kidnapping, and other aggravated felonies. Mr. Abt has also represented individuals who are inexperienced to the criminal justice system who lead good and productive lives.  These people make a simple mistake in their lives which can be emotionally costly, damaging to their reputation, and permanently affect their livelihood, family affairs and professions.  We strive to undo this damage and return them to their state of normalcy through effective, dedicated and professional representation.  

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2020,2019,2017,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2023 2020 2019 + 3 ...

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Location

The Abt Law Firm, LLC
2295 Parklake Dr. NE
Suite 510
Atlanta, GA, 30345

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  88 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Mike | August 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My case got dismissed!!
THANK YOU JAY ABT!!! You are the best! You told me to be patient and I was and we won!! Thank you for all your hard work, I can't say it enough! THANKS a million times over!
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2014
The best in the business
Mr. Abt got me off a five kilo case. He was very knowledgeable about the case, and he showed up at all my court appearances. When trial came he was spectacular. Thanks Mr. Abt
Posted by Brando G | May 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ejay abt.
I hired Ejay when other lawyers told me that they would not fight for my little brother told me that they would not fight for bond etc. I hired Ejay and He got my Brother out on an Armed robbery case ejay works hard, he kept his promise to Get my little brother out. Mind we are still fighting the case but I highly recommend Ejay He is a Great criminal Lawyer.
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Posted by Faye | November 6, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional lawyer
I couldn't be happier with the legal services provided by Jay Abt. His professionalism, deep knowledge of the law, and dedication to my case were truly outstanding
Posted by Vincent | November 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Professional Lawyer
Jay Abt and his team at the Abt Law Firm are nothing short of miraculous, according to this glowing review. It's clear that their dedication, professionalism, and strategic brilliance have left a lasting impact on the clients they've served.
Posted by Maxwell | November 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great arttoney
He did so great in my cousin's case. I would recommend him to y'all. Kudos Sir!
Posted by Rose | November 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Jay Abt is the absolute best. He helped my daughter so very much. He was able to get results beyond anything I imagined. Jay Abt was completely attentive and understanding of my legal issues. He worked diligently and got my case dismissed! It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I feel FREE at last. Thank you so much for everything you did for me, Jay Abt you are a life saver. A brilliant Attorney. I am so grateful for your passion, dedication and professionalism. Absolutely astounding lawyer!
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Posted by Rose | November 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer
I hired the lawyer and he did a wonderful job! He helped me to acquire back my property from scammers.I recommend him to anyone outside there who is struggling with court cases!
Posted by Robert | September 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An outstanding law firm who will fight for your rights!!!
I hired Jay Abt to represent me after another law firm did not stand up for me, almost resulting in unnecessary jail time. The main reason why I hired Jay Abt to represent me was because he said, " We will fight for your rights!" And that's exactly what he and his team did! I was informed precisely, every step of the way through my legal battle. Jay won my case! Not only did he win my case, but also fought for the rights of my best friend, winning her case too. Why hire a Honda, when you should hire a Ferrari, and have people behind you with integrity fighting for you every step of the way! You will not regret hiring Jay Abt. He and his team ended a nightmare I dealt with for two years, making sure I was protected and represented properly! Thank you Jay!!!!!
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Posted by Jennifer | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney
You do not want any other lawyer but Jay Abt, Especially on any federal case you are Facing . I was looking At 60 months of prison time , and my door to door time was 8 months . My judge gave me the lightest sentence he’s ever given , and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt it was because of the Abt law firm . I was able to now secure wonderful employment and start my life anew. There is life to live after prison !!!!
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Posted by LR | November 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jay Abt - SuperStar !!!!
We hired Jay Abt two years ago to oversee a legal case for our family in Atlanta; we live out of state and Jay kept us informed and update to date constantly. We knew it would be a difficult situation however, he forged ahead and astonished us at every turn in the case. Jay took our family situation very seriously and worked tirelessly to obtain a positive outcome for us. The charges waged were extremely serious and he put all of his experience into our case. We were overwhelmed at his knowledge and his team of experts in his office are of the highest caliber. Do your research; you'll find if you are in need of a top, notch attorney -- Jay Abt is your guy! A man for the people!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job!
I so appreciate the Abt Law Firm and their dedication and fierceness. I was falsely accused of a crime. Jay did not give up until the charges were dropped, the case dismissed and my record was expunged. The entire ordeal creayed a lot of anxiety, and was overwhelming. But Jay and his team kept me calm and did a great job. I would be in prison and a convicted felon without the Abt Law Firm. Jay's confidence, knowledge and expertise helped me at every step. I am forever grateful.
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Posted by J.R. | February 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job Well Done !!!
Just wanted to say Thank You for everything you and your team did for me over the last year and a half. I'm satisfied with the outcome of today's hearing. I look forward to the next three years when the terms of my good behavioral clause kicks in and this case falls off completely. Anyway, today was a good day so I will end on a good note by expressing my eternal gratitude to you and your guys for the outstanding work that you've done in serving as my Lawyer and legal team. THANK YOU and Job Well Done!!!”
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Posted by Todd | September 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer
I could have faced 25 years for trafficking drugs because my friend had a kilo of cocaine in his backpack in the trunk of my car. We were driving, got pulled over, and I got blamed and arrested. Mr. Abt worked really hard to make sure I never went to prison. I owe that man my life! He is tremendous.
Posted by Kristen | September 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful lawyer & staff!
Jay Abt is a fantastic lawyer. His whole team is amazing. They return calls, work hard, and helped turn my bad situation into a great outcome. I really feel like Mr. Abt cared about me, and worked hard on my case. Thank you so much!
Posted by Donald | March 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Great lawyer, great law firm, and great result/outcome. In particular, I really appreciated the staff who helped me and kept me informed. Thanks Mr. Ware, Ms. Goldberg, Ms. Hingerty, and the whole Abt Law Firm team.
Posted by Girdy | March 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved me from going to prison
I was charged with distributingillegal material images of children. Mr. Abt got the whole case thrown out of court because he found some legal technicality and defect in the search warrant. He saved my whole life, and prevented me from doing a decade behind bars. Mr. Abt is a very smart, capable. He knows how to win cases!
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb performance
He did a tremendous job as my lawyer. The accusations against me were false, and Mr. Abt proved it. He and his staff did great work to keep me informed, and help me through a very difficult situation. I am very appreciative.
Posted by Jennifer | February 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A terrific attorney
I hired team Abt for my son's drug trafficking charge. The whole team did a wonderful job of helping our family through a difficult time. They got my son into a drug program, made sure he did not go to prison, and even kept his record clean. Thanks to Alli, Roget, Courtney, Katie, and Mr. Jay Abt. God bless you all.
Posted by Billy | February 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer
Fantastic lawyer, got my case dismissed. He is really impressive in court. Knew the judge and all the prosecutors. He's been doing it for 25 years. Again, great job.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Abt Law Firm, LLC
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • • DISMISSAL OF INCEST CHARGES:
  • CASE DISMISSED
  • • NOT GUILTY VERDICT FOR MURDER
  • NOT GUILTY
  • • MURDER CHARGES DISMISSED:
  • CASE DISMISSED
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Associations

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Fox News
  • Featured On
  • N/A
  • CNN
  • Featured On
  • N/A
  • NBC
  • Featured On
  • N/A
  • Fox 5
  • Featured On
  • N/A
  • Channel 2 Action News
  • Featured On
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • Best Lawyers
  • Georgia Trend
  • N/A
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • “The Recent Trends involving the law of arrest, search and seizure in Georgia”
  • “The Recent Trends involving the law of arrest, search and seizure in Georgia”
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (6)
Endorse Jay
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As the former District Attorney I know firsthand that Jay is a fierce and zealous advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jay! He is an excellent attorney who appeared before me several times when I was a Judge. He's very experienced and ethical. Jay was always well prepared."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Abt. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jay Abt is an outstanding criminal defense attorney who consistently blends his vast knowledge of the law with his extremely good courtroom skills for the benefit of his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal assistance in this area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Jay for more than 15 years. In my former role as a prosecutor, Jay consistently was the most formidable adversary I encountered in my work. He was the most versed on current case law, always demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism and was a zealous advocate for his clients. Now, as a fellow defense attorney, I continue to find his skills and achievements for his clients equally impressive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse E. Jay Abt's skill and expertise as one of metro-Atlanta's premier criminal attorneys. I have known Jay for quite some time and his drive to achieve the best possible result for each of his clients is matched by few and his track record shows it. A+"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eliot. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Jay for years. I endorse him whole-heartedly. Jay's dedication to his clients is unparalleled."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay Abt has been a friend and mentor to me as a fellow criminal defense attorney. The cases we have worked on together have been opportunities for me to learn, from a seasoned and skilled litigator, how to vigorously and ethically defend our clients. I have seen him get amazing results for defendants facing very serious charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally known Jay Abt for over 15 years and can not only attest to his legal abilities but also know him to be an honest and caring member of the legal community. Mr. Abt will represent his clients to the utmost of his abilities."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay Abt is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. He is smart,knowledgeable, and highly experienced in the criminal defense field. I have referred him a number of clients to defend and they all have been highly complimentary of Counselor Abt's work for them. I endorse this lawyer's work wholeheartedly.."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay has been a great help to our practice. He knows his criminal law and is a master in court."
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Atlanta Criminal defense Lawyer Jay Abt
Jay Abt
Criminal defense Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 28 years
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