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Colin Hunter Moriarty

Criminal defense Attorney at Athens, GA

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 17 years
    California - CA 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Colin

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I consider myself a proud citizen of Athens, Georgia, though I am originally from Chesapeake, Virginia. I graduated from The College of William and Mary in 1995, and then pursued a career playing guitar in a heavy-metal band in New York. After a year, my band-mate and I moved to Georgia, where our band played and recorded in the Athens music scene for several years. I ran a small recording studio and produced all genres of music for various bands. I loved recording, but I wanted a new challenge, so in 2002 I moved to Los Angeles to attend law school. I planned to study music-related law, but I was immediately drawn to the trial and litigation aspects of the legal profession. I interned both at a medical malpractice defense firm, and at the LA County District Attorney’s Office. I graduated from Southwestern University School of Law in 2005, passed the California Bar Exam, and moved right back to Athens.

After passing the Georgia Bar Exam, I worked as a prosecutor in the Athens-Clarke County Solicitor’s office. My legal cases focused on DUI and domestic violence. After three years as a prosecutor, I left the Solicitor’s Office and joined an insurance-defense firm in Athens where my primary assignment was defending car-wreck cases for insurance companies. At this time, I also began to build my own criminal defense practice. After five years at that firm, I decided to go into business for myself. I opened Moriarty Law, PC in January of 2015 to help people who had been injured or arrested.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Susanna, and my daughter, Lennon. I still play guitar when I can, but not quite as loudly.

Please contact me if you feel I’m the right attorney for you. 


Moriarty Law, PC
525 S Milledge Ave Ste C
Athens, GA, 30605-7223

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Posted by joe | May 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Professional, Competent and Personable.
I was injured in a car wreck in November and called Collin a few days after my crash. I did not want the hassle of fighting insurance companies and the hospital as I am trying to recover from my severe injuries. Collins showed concern for my well being. His first concern was that I get the medical help I needed. I did not have to be concerned with fighting the insurance companies or hospital. Collin took care of all the legal process and I did not have to lift a finger. Collin is knowledgeable and Competent in his profession. A genuine good guy. I so appreciate all your hard work and will be highly recommending you to anyone who is in need of a great attorney. Thank you
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Posted by Marilyn | October 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend this professional.
From the time I first contacted Mr. Moriarty til the time I got my check, he kept me informed the entire time. He was most gracious and patient and obtained a swift and excellent settlement.
Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Posting my unsolicited letter of thanks I sent to Colin after our case had concluded.
Colin, Thank you for the very capable work you did on behalf of myself, my siblings, and most of all, my dear Dad. You are a quintessential professional with both the technical and human relations skills needed for this case. I had full confidence in you from the time of our initial meeting, and as the case went along, appreciated your thorough and timely updates, as well as the negotiations you performed in resolving it in the resulting settlement. I have spoken with Jon since you contacted me in late June and thanked him, so will take this opportunity to tell you I am very happy Jon referred me to you, and am grateful for everything you did individually and as a team. Please do keep us updated on the criminal case as information becomes available. With my warm regards, Anonymous
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Posted by Evan | September 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have asked for a better attorney
Mr. Moriarty went above and beyond to help me in my case. I owe him a great deal of thanks and praise. He treated me like a person and not just another case. He was compassionate and caring and I could tell he put forth a full effort. I would recommend him to anyone seeking counsel.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Moriarty Law, PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cowsert & Avery
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Office of the Solicitor General, Athens-Clarke County
  • 2007 - 2010


  • Southwestern University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Coll of William & Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Trucking collision
  • Case settled pre-suit for a confidential amount.


  • Western Circuit Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Favorite Lawyer to Get You Out of a Jam - Winner
  • Flagpole Magazine
  • 2016
  • Favorite Lawyer to Get You Out of a Jam - Runner Up
  • Flagpole Magazine
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Georgia, General Practice and Trial Law Section
  • Opening Statements from the Defense
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
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Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recommend Colin without hesitation. We were adversaries on several cases before he started his own firm. He is excellent - particularly in high pressure situations like depositions, where a confident, well-prepared lawyer really shines."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Colin. We worked together on a complex case, and we could not have gotten the successful result that we did without Colin's caring and empathy regarding our client's situation. He cares about his clients. And he is experienced in the courtroom. Top notch."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a solid attorney and will hold his clients' best interests at heart."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Collin Moriarty is a gifted lawyer with the highest ethical standards. He is competent and appreciated for his legal skill. He is well liked by his clients and members of the bar. He conducts his work on time and is very effective in court on behalf of his client. I would confidently retain him to represent me or my family if I had the need."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Colin is a bright and conscientious attorney who truly cares about his clients. I would hire him for both criminal and personal injury matters without hesitation. In short, I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great with people. Even better with a Jury."
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Athens Criminal defense Lawyer Colin Hunter Moriarty
Colin Hunter Moriarty
Criminal defense Attorney
Athens, GA
Licensed for 18 years
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