Doug Lenhardt concentrates his practice in the areas of Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy, and Personal Injury. Since 2002, Doug has served the Athens community developing a reputation as a ammenable yet agressive attorney who will zealously fight for his clients. Born in Atlanta, Doug grew up in Gwinnett County prior to attending the University of Georgia and the UGA School of Law. Doug maintains a network of contacts thoughout the state and practices across North Georgia in addition to the Athens area.
A member of the Georgia Bar, Doug is licensed to practice before the all Georgia Courts including the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and The United States District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia. Doug has also been admitted pro hac vice in the Northern District of Ohio.
Doug has successfully represented hundreds of clients in criminal matters including DUI, Drug Possession, Drug Sales/Distribution and Drug Trafficking; Family/Domestic Violence, Assault, Battery, Theft, Robbery, Burglary, Kidnapping and False Imprisonment; as well as less serious offenses such as Underage Possession of Alcohol, Shoplifting, and traffic/license violations. Doug has also guided hundreds of clients though the bankruptcy process and has won hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements and judgments of both injured and deceased persons and their families.
Contact Doug today to assist you with your legal needs.
“My ultimate goal is to dramatically reduce the impact an unfortunate event has on your personal life and your bottom line." -Doug Lenhardt
Hourly ($175-225/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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Mr. Lenhardt is an exceptional attorney. Although I have been practicing law for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, prosecutor, and private attorney, I learn from his responses on Avvo every time that he posts. If I needed an attorney, I would hire him. I recommend him with no reservation. It would be the best investment of your life to hire him to represent you.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2002||07/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Owner||The Law Office of R. Douglas Lenhardt||2002 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia||Admitted to Practice||2007 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia||Admitted to Practice||2004 - Present|
|Georgia Court of Appeals||Admitted to Practice||2003 - Present|
|Supreme Court of Georgia||Admitted to Practice||2003 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2002 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio||Admitted Pro Hac Vice||2010 - 2010|
|State v. McCarthy, GA Court of Appeals, No. A07A1049||Motion to Suppress Granted/Upheld|
|State v. L-------, Jackson Superior||Motion to Suppress Granted/Case Dismissed|
|State v. L-----, Athens State Court||MTS granted, case dismissed|
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|University of Georgia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Georgia||English (History Minor)||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|