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Jill Greenstein Polster

also known as Jill Polster

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Known as a fierce advocate, what distinguishes Jill G. Polster from other criminal defense attorneys is her passion for fighting for the underdog along with her extensive experience handling criminal cases.

  • Polster has experience on both sides of the courtroom as a prosecutor and a defense attorney giving her a 360-degree view of your case. 

  • Polster has handled literally thousands of criminal cases from misdemeanors to murders. 

  • She has Extensive jury trial experience with a proven track record of success both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney.

  • Polster thinks outside-the-box when it comes to crafting the most favorable resolution possible on even the most serious of criminal cases. 

  • She is Well-versed in the ever-changing Georgia Criminal Code and Georgia caselaw. 

  • Throughout her career, Polster has sharpened her skills through her commitment to recruiting, teaching and training young lawyers. 

  • Polster strives to nurture her relationships with her clients. She feels she can best advocate for her clients through getting to know them as a person rather than just a name on a file. 

  • Polster's credential are impeccable. She brings a wide array of experience to every criminal case she handles. 

  • Polster is well-known and respected by Judges, Prosecutors, Clerks, Court Personnel, Law Enforcement and her colleagues.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    15 years



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  • Gerald Ashland Griggs

    Jill is a great lawyer and good advocate. She brings the knowledge and experience to handle any complex case. I endorse this lawyer.


    Gerald Griggs Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ashleigh Bartkus Merchant

    Ms. Polster is an excellent advocate for her clients. She will fight for her clients and has a great command of the law and the people involved in the criminal justice system. I highly recommend her.


    Ashleigh Merchant Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Cohen Law Firm

2300 Henderson Mill Road
Suite 412
Atlanta, GA, 30345


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200108/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate Commending Service as Visiting ProfessionalInternational Criminal Court2009
Special Recognition Award for the Ga Innocence ProjectState Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division2002
Certificate - Bill Daniels Trial AdvocacyGa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2001
Public Interest Law GrantNational Association for Public Interest Law (Equal Justice Works)1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Cohen Law Firm2012 - Present
Trial Techniques InstructorEmory University School Of Law2010 - 2012
Visiting ProfessionalInternational Criminal Court - The Hague2009 - 2009
Associate AttorneyPlichta & Associates2008 - 2008
Assistant District AttorneyDekalb County District Attorney's Office2008 - 2011
Assistant Conflict DefenderMetro Conflict Defender2003 - 2008
Assistant Public DefenderFulton Co. Public Defender2001 - 2003
Law ClerkThe Steel Law Firm2000 - 2001
ExternFederal Public Defender- Northern District GA2000 - 2000
Legal InternFulton County Conflict Defender1999 - 1999
Teaching AssistantGSU College of Law - Prof. Ellen Podgor1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform and Education (Ga C.A.R.E. Project)Legal Counsel2012 - Present
Peachtree NORML Legal CommitteeAttorney Member2011 - Present
NORMLLawyer Member2011 - Present
DeKalb Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
Georgia Innocence ProjectFounder and Emeritus Board Member2001 - Present
State Bar of Ga - District 4 Unauthorized Practice of LawChairperson2014 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. P.C., Superior Court of DeKalb CountyCase dismissed!
State v. J.C., Superior Court of DeKalb CountyDismissed
State v. R.J., DeKalb Superior CourtDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Probation Manual for Training SeminarGPDSC Probation Manual2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Ithaca CollegeSociology/Poli SciBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Morehouse Student Group MeetingKnow Your Rights2014
Local News CommentaryDeKalb County: Burrell Ellis Trial2014
Sneiderman Murder Trial - guest commentatorHLN - Nancy Grace2013
GSU Law Student Association MeetingCriminal Defense and Prosecution2011
GAP Monthly MeetingCriminal Defense and Prosecution2011
GPDSC Training SeminarProbation Revocation Practice Tips2006