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D. Jason Slider

DUI and DWI Attorney at Athens, GA

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Jason Slider

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2002
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    Awarded 10 Best for Client Satisfaction by the American Institution of DUI/DWI Attorneys for 4 consecutive years from 2014 through 2017. 15 years of experience with DUI jury trials.

    21 years

  2. Criminal defense
    2018 Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine. All areas of criminal defense.

  3. Violent crime
    2018 Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine. All areas of criminal defense.

Jason has received multiple awards in the area of criminal defense and DUI defense, and in 2023 was awarded as a Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine and selected to the American Jurist Institute’s Top 10 Attorney list for DUI.  He has received the Platinum Client Champion award from Martindale-Hubbell.  He serves clients in the areas of criminal and DUI defense having tried over 100 criminal jury trials over the last 20 years. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell in criminal law, litigation and general practice and is a general member of the National College for DUI Defense.  His extensive criminal defense work and his prior experience of working with a judge and as a prosecutor has allowed him to see how cases are handled from all sides of the judicial system. He uses this knowledge of what judges like to hear and how prosecutors build their case to represent his clients through all stages of their matter.

Jason graduated from the University of Georgia Magna Cum Laude, with High Honors and from the University of Georgia School of Law Cum Laude, He has been practicing in Northeast Georgia since 2002. Prior to going out on his own Jason worked as a staff attorney for the State Court of Clarke County and as a prosecutor in the Office of the Solicitor General for Athens-Clarke County.

Jason is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys and the National College for DUI Defense.  

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D. Jason Slider
298 East Washington Street
Athens, GA, 30601

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Posted by David | September 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A Caring Attorney
Mr. Slider was a fantastic attorney, he took my case and was willing to go to lengths beyond what other attorneys advised, most saying to plea to a lesser charge and sentencing without trial. His willingness to take my word and act on my behalf ultimately brought the case to be dismissed (property damage); this would have impacted my livelihood and job. Jason is an extremly knowledgable attorney that actually cared about my circumstances and I wasn't just another case to him to speed through. He would answer my calls or be called back the same day, which if you are not used to going to trials is very reassuring.
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Posted by Michael | August 16, 2018
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I hired Jason to help my son navigate a difficult situation with local jurisdiction. Jason was creative, responsive and effective in working with the court to achieve a very reasonable outcome for my son. My son and I were totally satisfied with Jason's work and attention.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed!
Jason represented me in a case where I was cited for DUI. Although blood tests proved there was no alcohol in my system, I do take prescribed pain medicine for a neck injury. Without Jason's time taken on research and review of similar cases, he would not have been able to persuade the judge to dismiss the blood test and therefore dismiss the case. Jason is thorough and professional and has years of expertise. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2018
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Excellent lawyer
Jason is a very personable individual, and handled my case cordially and professionally. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a criminal defense, DUI, or DWI attorney.
Posted by Stephen | February 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
5 Stars
Mr. Slider was knowledgeable, soft spoken, but aggressive in my defense, always with a positive attitude. He explained fully each step of the trial processes and the alternative actions available to me. He did not try to influence my decisions, only explaining the possible consequences. He was not reluctant to take any action including demanding a jury trial if I so desired after hearing the offers from the district attorneys. Fortunately that was not necessary. I first appeared in Probate Court, and declined the DA's offer. Mr. Slider had the case bound over to Superior Court. That DA took a different look, and after a motion by Mr. Slider to exclude, the case was dismissed. The modest fee was most worth the outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2015
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Made a Bad Experience Much Less Painful
I chose Jason by researching his experience and web comments and clearly I made the correct choice for an attorney to represent my son for dui. Jason explored every angle of the occurrence and was successful in getting the charges reduced after we had about given up. I am certainly not an advocate of not doing what is deserved for dui, but there were some circumstances that in my opinion did not deserve the full load of what a dui can mean on ones record. We were very pleased with the results Jason obtained for my son and he has learned a most valuable lesson
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2015
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Very happy client!
I am couldn’t be happier with my choice to hire Jason Slider for my criminal case. I was charged with a DUI in Clarke County; Jason told me that Clarke County prosecutors are very tough on DUIs, but Jason kept negotiating with the Prosecutor and it paid off. He was able to get my DUI reduced to reckless driving. He kept great contact with me and always kept me informed. His office is in a very convenient location-just right across the street from the Courthouse. I absolutely recommend Jason to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney, and although I hope to not need an defense attorney in the future, I know I will call Baker & Slider if I do.
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Posted by Brantley | September 16, 2015
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Absolutely excellent Lawyer. Highly highly recommend him. Professional, Motivated, and Great Communcation.
Jason Slider is incredible. Very knowledgeable and he gets straight to the point and works very hard. No beating around the bush or wasting anyone's time. He got us a better deal than we ever expected in a situation that really was bad to begin with since it was false accusations. I was very impressed with his professionalism and his wonderful communication. He kept us informed of all details at all times, and his receptionist is wonderful as well. She answers any questions and is there to help at any time and it was great knowing she would very quickly respond when Mr. Slider had other clients at the time. Choosing a lawyer was a hard thing for us since we've never had to use one before, nor even think about using one. I am so glad we went with Jason Slider!
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Posted by Brian | March 6, 2015
Mr.Slider couldn't have done better
I was arrested in Athens Clarke County I was walking down the sidewalk and was illegally pulled over and then detained after a brief conversation with the officer, Jason was able to get all of the charges dropped without any community service or probation which is amazing. From the time of my initial hearing to the very last hearing for this illegal arrest was not even two months so Jason is a diligent worker and very reliable. I would definitely recommend him to anybody looking for a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2015
I was arrested for a DUI after going through a road block in Jackson County. I am underage and Jason was able to get the charges dropped after I went through PTI. I had to complete 40 hours of community service and a drug/alcohol evaluation test. The case was dismissed after 5 months. He is an excellent DUI lawyer.
Posted by Kim | October 17, 2014
Client Focus, Professional, Tough
It is often hard to find the right personality mix in an attorney but we believe Mr. Slider is the perfect mix of tough, professional, intelligent, and compassionate. His courtroom demeanor is authoritative but understanding and supportive. In our situation he handled the emotions and fear in a flawless manner. As great as we think Jason is as an attorney we also believe he has the perfect support staff working with him to attain the highest level of success and professionalism. We have used him on two different occasions with the best possible results each time. We will not use another attorney in Athens.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2014
Positive outcome !!
I hired Mr. Jason Slider after another attorney, made the comment that he is the smartest man in the room. She her self did not do cases in Athens . I was in a very Nasty divorce . My problem steamed from that. I was scared and not sure, How to handle my situration . From my first phone call to Ms. Jennifer his legal asstant to my letter of dismissal . I am very impressed. I knew . That I was not guilty and I felt Mr. Slider made sure that every one knew that. If your looking for a true Bull Dawg in Athens, Georgia . Mr. Jason Slider is the attorney . I can not say anything negative . I have always received a call back. I never had to guess what the plan was. Ms. Jenifer is a true pressure to speak with. Thanks to Mr. Slider and his staff. I have my life back and my good reputation is in tack , which means so very much to me. Please Consider Mr. Jason Slider. I do not believe you will be disappointed .
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2014
Clean record and didn't show up to court once
I was in a bad situation with a drug charge. I had gotten kicked out of pretrial diversion, and I felt like I had wasted hundreds of dollars on probation fines. I presented my situation to Slider and he found flaws within the actual arrest evidence and was able to clean my record. I didn't have to show up to court at all.
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2014
Lawyer recommendation
Jason did exactly what he was supposed to do. He provided all the information I needed and always was available to answer any questions I had. He was very professional and always kept me informed on everything that was going on within my case. He is very trustworthy and I am so thankful I found him! I would recommend him to anyone that needed a lawyer. Thank you Jason!
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2014
Not Guilty for DUI
Took my case to a jury trial, and was found not guilty of the DUI charges! Mr. Slider was so helpful and pleasant throughout the whole process. He pinpointed issues with the trooper's procedures that I would have never thought of. I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2014
Awesome DUI Lawyer
I was stopped at a roadblock and charged with a DUI. A few people recommended me to hire Jason Slider. Mr. Slider argued with the prosecutors and convinced them to have my DUI and underage possession charges dismissed. If I had been charged with this I wouldn't have been able to renew my DACA ( a work permit) . Thanks to this guy I have no charges and will be able to keep working in the US.
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Posted by Rebecca | June 27, 2013
Great Attorney
Mr. Jason Slider was professional, personable, and speedy. I was charged with a DUI, a case that we planned to take to a jury court. Jason Slider's charisma, expertise, and research miraculously brought the DUI charge down to a reckless driving charge... in Clark County - infamous for its harsh DUI consequences. The case was closed in under 6 months (after a few pushed back court dates) and I was given my final tally, to much relief. I fully believe, if brought to a jury, the case would have been completely dropped under Jason Slider's lead (but, in Clark county, I wasn't about to take my chances). I jumped at the resolution the prosecutor and Jason Slider came upon, fully satisfied and shocked. I would recommend Jason Slider to anyone going through a DUI case, especially if they want someone who is dedicated, aggressive, and reliable
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Slider Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • Athens Justice Project
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Judge
  • City of Winterville Municipal Court
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Judge Pro Hac Vice
  • Municipal Court Of Athens Clarke County
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Managing Partner
  • Lavender, Baker & Slider, LLC
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Managing Partner
  • Slider & Gonzalez, LLC
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Athens Clarke County Office Of The Solicitor General
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Staff Attorney
  • State Court Of Clarke County
  • 2002 - 2003
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  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Georgia
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. D.V. (June 2015)
  • Not guilty verdict to DUI and Driving While Unlicensed
  • State v. J.B (Jan. 2014)
  • Habeas petition granted; four kidnapping convictions vacated
  • State v. K.T (Apr. 2014)
  • Not guilty to DUI; not guilty to Unlawful Alcohol Concentration; guilty to Speeding
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  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Western Circuit Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Western Circuit Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2012
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Honors and Awards

  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney for DUI for the State of Georgia
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2019
  • Platinum Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
Endorse D.
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is highly respected among his peers, prosecutors, judges and all other members of the criminal justice system for his unparalleled trial skills and passion in defending his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is a diligent and effective attorney. I regularly refer criminal matters to him, as I can count on him to provide good service, thorough work product, and, most importantly, a satisfied client."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason has a great presence in the courtroom and is always ready to move forward with his cases. He is kind and clear when interacting with his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Donald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jason Slider is an experienced professional who is honest, respected, skilled and fights diligently for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jason is well qualified in all criminal and dui related matters. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice in such a matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have known Jason for over 10 years. I first met him when I was the Solicitor of Clarke County and hired him as an Assistant Solicitor. He immediately demonstrated excellent trial skills. However, it was his knowledge of the law and his professionalism which separated him from the field of other prosecutors. Since beginning his practice of criminal defense, he has taken those same attributes and has become an outstanding criminal defense attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred clients to Don in the past. He has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent DUI attorney. I recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Jason is an experienced former prosecutor and outstanding criminal defense lawyer. I got to watch Jason every day when he worked for me as a prosecutor in the Solicitor General's office in Athens. Jason understands what it takes to make a good prosecution case. He uses this insider knowledge to help his clients with their legal problems. I refer folks to Jason and recommend him to you without reservation."
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Athens DUI and DWI Lawyer D. Jason Slider
D. Jason Slider
DUI and DWI Attorney
Athens, GA
Licensed for 21 years
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