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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.  

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark V. Clay

    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.

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  • Todd Adam Orston

    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.

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Contact info

2300 Henderson Mill Road.
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA, 30345

2300 Henderson Mill Rd., Suite 300
Atlanta, GA, 30345-2704

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199508/10/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199508/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
• DISMISSAL OF INCEST CHARGES:CASE DISMISSED
• NOT GUILTY VERDICT FOR MURDERNOT GUILTY
• MURDER CHARGES DISMISSED:CASE DISMISSED
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
www.abtlaw.com“Severance in Criminal Trials”2015
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawN/A1995
Emory Universityjapanese historyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
“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