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Scott Brannen

Criminal defense Attorney at Statesboro, GA

4.5   26 reviews

also known as W. Scott Brannen

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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1999
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Scott

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Mr. Brannen is a Statesboro native and second generation lawyer, with deep connection to the Statesboro area and, surrounding communities. He was a prosecutor for almost eleven years before joining practice with his father, Sam L. Brannen, until his passing.

Scott has exclusively handled Criminal Law which means he knows the courts, the law, procedures, and judges very well. He has also tried 100+ felony jury trials in superior court and hundreds of cases in state court.

If you were arrested for:

  • Felony
  • Drug Crimes
  • Any Criminal Charge

or are looking to have your records expunged, the Brannen Law Office, P.C. is here to help you obtain the best possible outcome for your case. When you work with our firm, you get the in-depth knowledge and insights of an attorney with more than 20 years of experience of handling criminal cases.

At the Brannen Law Office, P.C., we offer free consultations for those charged with criminal offenses. These first moments following your arrest can be pivotal moments in the outcome of your case. Call Today  or visit our website to learn more.

No family is perfect, but some problems require more serious solutions. Situations such as divorce, conflicts about child custody, and marital agreements benefit greatly from having the help of an experienced Statesboro lawyer. At the Brannen Law Office, P.C., we know how emotionally challenging and frustrating these issues can be. Call Today  or visit our website to learn more.

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The Brannen Law Office, P.C.
209 Savannah Avenue
Statesboro, GA, 30458


4.5 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
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Posted by JolieJohnson | July 12, 2022
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Scott is an excellent attorney. Scott can accomplish more then any other attorney. I strongly recommend Scott to anyone in need of a criminal attorney.
Posted by Kelly | August 16, 2019
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You won't be disappointed.
Hiring Scott Brannen was the best thing we did. This was my son's first offense, and he had several charges. Scott was knowledgeable and professional. We were VERY pleased with the outcome. We are glad we hired Mr. Brannen!
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2017
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Statesboro Best Lawyer
Mr Brannen and his staff are awesome. I was charged with 10 Misdemeanor charges, Mr Brannen was able to get all the charges dropped. I am more than greatful for what the Brannen law firm has done for my future and my case. Now I am in nursing school because of Mr Brannens help. Thank You So Much!
Posted by Rody | September 27, 2017
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Great Lawyer
Mr. Brannen is a great lawyer and a man of integrity. He will work with you and always let me know what was the status of my case and what route we we taking. I would highly recommend Mr. Scott.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2017
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Great Attorney
It give me great pleasure to compliment the Brannen Law Office team of Julie, Dane, and Diana. This alsome team left no stones unturned handing my case, and paid close attention to even the smallest details and making sure that none of my constitutional rights were violated and saw to it that I received the very best outcome doing my hearing. The personal attention, and one on one conversations, I received resulted into a smooth, quick, and stress free process during the entire time thew were involved with my case. I highly recommend the qualified experts of Brannen Law Office to help you get your life back on track as they did for me and my family. Brannen and associate accomplished in weeks what i anticipated would take months or even longer to resolve. I received four serious charges, but with their help, all charges were either reduced or dismissed and never missed any time off from work, received back in my possession my valid drivers permit within forty five days of my arrest date. Thanks to the Brannen law office and their great team.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2017
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Good Attorney
He was able to get a charge dismissed for me. I would use this attorney again.
Posted by Carolyn | September 1, 2017
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Expert Representation In Court
Attorney W. Scott Brannen is an expert in his field, whom I hired to represent a college student, who was wrongfully charged with obstruction of an officer. With astute questioning techniques he unraveled potent evidence that proved to the Court that the defendant in question was undeniably not guilty. Based on this approach the presiding Honorable Judge ruled a 'Not-Guilty" in the case. This family is extremely satisfied with his services and recommends him highly. Also, he is a very pleasant and approachable attorney who takes his cases seriously.
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Posted by Crystal | June 13, 2017
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Great lawyer
I hired Mr Brannen for my 6 felony drug charges! I was sure I was headed to prison for my mistakes, but Scott had 4 of 6 charges dismissed and was able to get me probation and NO PRISON TIME! Scott is great a wonderful lawyer that goes above and beyond for his clients! Thank you for everything you have done for me!!!
Posted by Jake | December 1, 2016
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Jacob Floyd
Mr. Scott has represented me for four years now, and he has always done what he says he will do. He holds up his end of the deal and at a very reasonable price. He is a very good attorney and also a very good person. I would highly recommend him to any one in need of legal work.
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2016
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Excellent lawyer!
Scott and his staff make you feel at home. He handled a divorce for me and got it settled quick!
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2016
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Great attorney!!!
Mr Brannen is an amazing attorney to have. My son was riding with a friend and they were pulled over and searched and they were both charged with a drug related object back in September and Mr. Brannen was successful at having the charges dropped against my son. Would recommend him to all. Thank you or your services.
Posted by Calib | December 15, 2015
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Excellent Legal Respresentation
Mr. Brannen handled a DUI of mine that dragged on for more than a year. He and his staff were very patient with me and with this case. When we finally did have to go to court, Mr. Brannen succeeded in getting my DUI dismissed! My driving privileges are still in tact and for that I am highly grateful. I would definitely recommend Mr. Scott Brannen.
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Posted by Robin | September 18, 2015
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A Truy Driven and Empathetic Attorney
When looking for an attorney, someone that is thoughtful and understanding was very important to me. I had a civil case that was handled with the utmost respect and sincerity. He has heart but is also a strong ally when it comes to the courtroom. He will fight for you and fight for what's right. He works quickly and diligently to meet deadlines and is very detail oriented. He goes above and beyond what is normally expected of an attorney and for that I am so truly grateful! His actions and support have truly changed my life for the better! I choose to also use him for a house closing as I was tremendously satisfied with his services and his staff. We were on a very tight deadline and I'm happy to say we are the proud owner of our dream home! His actions also caught something that many had overseen in the past, which granted us more property and equity. He could have easily missed it as others have but his attention to detail is phenomenal. If you are needing an attorney, call Scott. At the very least take advantage of his free consultation. You will have a friend for life! I don't take referrals lightly. I have recommended him to many and have heard nothing but great things. Thank you for everything you have done for me and my family, Scott. I would never consider anyone else! we truly appreciate your passion!
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Posted by Leah C. | August 26, 2015
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The Best Representation
Having used other attorneys myself, for various situations, Mr Brannen is the only attorney I would ever recommend to anyone for anything. He was my brother's attorney and truly a God sent. He is a compassionate, caring, and confident man. After working on my brother's case, for nearly 8 months, we could not have been more pleased with the outcome. Mr Brannen, truly exceeded our expectations and if anyone is in search of the best attorney in the entire Southeast United States, W. Scott Brannen is your man!
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Posted by Dan | July 30, 2015
Knows the system!
Scott handled my felony drug case and DUI in Statesboro and knew all the things to do and the people he was dealing with. After what he did, my drug charge was dropped and the DUI was sent to a lower court where he got part of the evidence dismissed and the charge reduced to "failure to exercise due care," which later came off my record after I followed his advice and did a few things. Wow! I am certainly pleased and super glad I had Scott on my side! I recommend Scott to anyone facing legal trouble in Statesboro.
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Posted by Steven | July 25, 2015
Mr. Brannen was very helpful with our son's charge of MIP. He was patient and kind. He answered all our questions and ended up getting our son's case dismissed in court!!! I cannot recommend him enough. He and his staff were very kind during a time that was very stressful as parents of a college student.
Posted by Stephanie | July 20, 2015
Scott is an amazing lawyer!
Scott Brannen was an amazing lawyer for me. He did a great job with everything! He truely put his heart into my case. My family and I will ALWAYS be grateful for Scott. If you want an honest, trustworthy, caring lawyer, who will fight for what is right, then Scott Brannen is your best way to go! Thank you so much again Scott!!
Response from Scott Brannen July 23, 2015
Thank you very much for the heartfelt appreciation! Families like yours are part of what inspire me to keep up the good fight for what is truly right and in the best interest of justice. I will always be there for you and others that need diligent, caring and strong representation in matters that are so important that they demand such an honest and devoted degree of skill! I'm proud and glad that I could put my skills and experience to use to achieve great results for you and your family, and that my efforts are so appreciated. --Scott Brannen
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Posted by Samantha | July 20, 2015
Man of his word
Scott kept his word to me and my family I'm my time of need . He answered any and every question we has and dug for answered when he didn't have one. Checked on us in his off time when he could have been spending time with his family. Very satisfied with his professional manner.
Response from Scott Brannen July 23, 2015
Thank you for your appreciation of my skills and time devoted to representing you! I always put in that extra effort, which I'm glad you acknowledge and appreciate! Any time I can I devote myself nonstop day and night to achieve the absolute best results like I did for you, I will. Your appreciation and thanks is dear to me! --Scott Brannen
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Posted by bigrob111089 | December 3, 2014
Great Lawyer!
Mr. Brannen represented me for a D.U.I.D. and I must say, he did an excellent job at getting it dropped with my only conviction being a "Failure to Maintain Lane". He definitely saved me from having that permanent DUI stain on my record which I will be forever grateful. He was not only the best price for a lawyer I found to deal with my case, he was a really genuine, down to earth, great guy. He made sure to keep me informed on any new info regarding my case and he was very good at quickly responding to my emails and phone calls. He was always willing to answer any questions I had at no charge, which is uncommon these days for a lawyer. If you want an excellent lawyer to represent you, at a reasonable price, who is willing to go that extra mile, I highly suggest you look him up!
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2014
Knowledgeable, Caring & Passionate Lawyer!
Scott is hands down an amazing lawyer and an amazing person! I got into some minor trouble in Florida nearly a month before I was leaving the country for the summer. I asked Scott to help and he delivered.. and fast! Scott worked hard on my case and had it all resolved without either of us ever having to go to Florida. I am forever grateful for what he did for me and would recommend him to anyone looking for an honest and caring lawyer to handle a case.
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  • Free Consultation 50 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 165-225 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • The Brannen Law Office, P.C.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner/Owner
  • Roach & Brannen, LLP
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Owner
  • The Brannen Law Office, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Georgia Southern University
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • District Attorney Offices
  • 1999 - 2010
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  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Georgia Southern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995
  • University of Victoria
  • Law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Bragg v. State
  • Guilty Verdict Upheld
  • Dickerson v. State
  • Guilty Verdict Upheld
  • Bradshaw v. State
  • moderation ruled


  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Council of Municipal Court Judges of Georgia
  • District 1 Representative
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, General Practice and Trial Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Local Government Law Section
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Kindred Spirit Award
  • Doris Day Foundation
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • University Students
  • Liability and the Law
  • 2008
  • SEBHS English Classes
  • Criminal Law and Punishment Theory
  • 2006
  • Statesboro High School
  • Criminal Law and Theory
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"After working in the Savannah/Statesboro legal community for several years, I can say that W. Scott Brannen is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the area. His past experience as a prosecutor is a great asset to his practice."
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott is a talented trial lawyer who always goes the extra mile to get the best outcome for his client."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Brannen is well-versed and experienced in all facets of criminal law. He is capable of fighting zealously while also exercising compassion for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is an awesome advocate for his clients. He goes the extra mile to help his clients and is always willing to help other attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott as an aggressive and experienced attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is a strong advocate and trial lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott without hesitation. If I have an issue in Statesboro then Scott is one of the first names that comes to mind. Scott is very knowledgeable and well respected."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. He certainly knows his way around a courtroom and does an outstanding job for his clients. I would use him in any type case."
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