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Charles (“Charlie”) Barrow is admitted to practice law in all Georgia State and Superior Courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. He is an active member of The Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Charlie graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with degrees in both History and English and a minor in French. He then attended Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law where he was awarded the Julius R. Lunsford academic scholarship in the study of law.

Having extensive courtroom and trial experience, Charlie is a capable and respected litigator. In the criminal arena, he has handled hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases, representing individuals accused of violating state and federal law. His experience also includes the appellate process, where he represents those who have been convicted at trial. He has argued before the Georgia Supreme Court and written numerous appeals to both the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals. Charlie also serves as a contract appellate attorney for the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council (“GPDSC”) and, in this capacity, handles criminal appeals throughout the state. He has lectured on appellate issues at GPDSC Appellate Division training seminars.

In addition to his criminal practice, Charlie currently serves as the Assistant Solicitor in the Walton County Probate Court where he prosecutes misdemeanor offenses.

As a civil litigator, Charlie has successfully represented multiple clients who have been injured and are in need of compensation. He has also helped many clients in a variety of civil matters, including probate, business disputes, and divorce.

Currently, Charlie is the President of the Walton County Bar Association, which, under his leadership, won the 2014 State Bar of Georgia Best Law Day Activities award. He also serves on the Board of the Altamaha Riverkeeper, an advocacy group for Georgia’s Altamaha river.


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 35%
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
  3. Personal Injury: 30%



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Payment types:

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  • Justin Richard Arnold

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known him for several years and believe he is an asset to his clients who have been charged with crimes and traffic offenses.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

325 North Milledge Avenue,
Suite C
Athens, GA, 30601


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200508/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law Day AwardState Bar of Georgia2014
Julius R. Lunsford Academic ScholarshipMercer Law School2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant SolicitorWalton County Probate Court2007 - Present
OwnerCharles Barrow P.C.2007 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderWalton County Public Defender's Office2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Legal History FoundationMember2014 - Present
Walton County Bar AssociationPresident2013 - Present
Western Circuit Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Marvin Able 312 Ga. App. 252Conviction Reversed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Walton TribuneA Juror's Guide to the Rules of Evidence2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chairperson: CLE SeminarEnriching Your General Practice2015
WCBA 2014 Law DayRules of Evidence2014
Litigating Your Client's Case on AppealCriminal Appeals2014
Guest Speaker: UGA Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law FraternityCriminal Law Practice2014
Chair Person: CLE SeminarToday's Practice2014
Appellate SeminarOut-of-Time Appeals2014