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Robert Douglas Lenhardt

Criminal defense Attorney at Athens, GA

5.0   39 reviews

also known as Doug Lenhardt

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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

MY GOAL IS TO REDUCE THE IMPACT AN UNFORTUNATE EVENT HAS ON YOUR PERSONAL LIFE AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE.

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

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
2014 2013 2012
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Location

The Law Office of R. Douglas Lenhardt, LLC

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2014
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2011
Excellent
To date, I have had Doug Lenhardt represent my interest on three separate occasions. Whether it's establishing a L.L.C., navigating the justice system, or just setting my mind at ease in an unclear legal situation, he has consistently been a tremendous help. Mr. Lenhardt is a pleasure to work with, compassionate, informative and understanding. He was always available to talk me through the stress and uncertainty of my current situation, and productive in finding a resolution. I whole-heartedly recommend Mr. Lenhardt to friends, family, and others in need of legal council.
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Posted by Derek | January 29, 2011
Diligent and Professional
Doug is friendly and accessible, yet professional. He communicated with me very effectively and always promptly returned my calls or emails, answering whatever questions I may have had. He made the seven months between my DUI charge and resolution extremely low stress, and I always felt like things were in good hands and that he truly cared about my case. In the end, he achieved a very satisfying result. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and colleagues.
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Posted by Colin | July 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One word - ‘Brilliant’
To say that Doug was amazing would be an understatement. He was brilliant ! Wish their were more attorneys like him. He was very responsive to my texts / calls / emails, keeping me in the loop and status of my case every step of the way - with very comprehensive updates. Above and beyond. He was professional and courteous from the get-go through to the end - of a very successful outcome for which I am very appreciative. I can highly recommend Doug for any legal issue you might have. Colin
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Posted by paige | November 15, 2019
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Great experience
Loved this man he is real and cares. He took his chances on me and I will recommend him highly . His firm has heart for sure. Thanks for taking a chance on me.
Posted by Dianne | October 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Qualified, Professional and Kind
We hired Doug to handle an odd case for us and he handled it wonderfully. We live in another state and he made this process seamless and helped in any way he could. Doug did everything he said he would and was extremely professional. Even after our case was won he still is prompt in answering any and all of our questions. I would recommend Doug to anyone needing an Attorney in Athens, GA.
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2019
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Great Lawyer
Took care of me like I was a friend. Even helped knock off two charges on the day of court. Would highly recommend if you have a criminal case. Doug is very knowledgeable
Posted by Tony | January 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Hired Lindhardt
I highly recommend Lenhardt Law! I received a threatening letter from an attorney regarding a situation from 2004, which I had zero information. I made a call to Lindhardt Law, they went to work immediately and the case was dismissed with no prejudice. Yes..2004 and had it not been for Lindhardt that attorney would have never stopped. Now I have the proof I have needed for 16 years.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2018
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Superb!
Mr. Lenhardt knows the law! While other lawyers were attempting to get me to plead out to a crime I never committed, Mr Lenhardt took his time and studied my case. I’m very thankful to have come out with my case being acquitting as it should have! I would highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect.
Don't have a single complaint about my experience with Mr. Lenhardt. I got a speeding ticket and it was handled instantly (same day) which was also reduced. I was the first one out the door come time for court and overall had no worries.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Charges dismissed and expunged
Doug helped me thru a very hetic time of my life. He was assertive from the get go, aggressive, and always did what he said he was going to do. He was quick to answer any questions or concerns and communicated with me in a very timely matter during my entire case. I wanted someone who would fight for my innocence, Doug did that and put me at ease as best as he could through the whole process. His experience shows thru his many tactics and strategies. I can't thank this man enough for his hard work and diligence with my case. My criminal defense case got dismissed and expunged from my record. There are so many good qualities about him and I completely agree with all the other positive comments in reviews. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Athens!
Very professional, helpful and accommodating. Met with me after business hours and completely took care of everything!
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Traffic attorney
Doug and his staff provided excellent service with a traffic violation. Questions were answered, made himself available to talk to you. Very positive experience.
Posted by Joe | October 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Firearms license-concealed carry
I contacted Doug when the ACC judge denied my concealed carry license renewal. Doug wrote a brilliant letter to the judge to give it to me since the reason for denial wasn't anything that should have excluded me. A week later, the judge gave it to me. Stellar performance on Doug's part. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strongly recommended
I got a no-insurance ticket several month ago, since then I was very worried about the possible charges. I visited 5 attorneys, and I found Mr. Lenhardt most trustworthy and of course professional. My expectation was to reduce the charge to a less serious one, however, he did the best and got dismissal for the case. I am so happy to choose Mr. Lenhardt to represent me in the court. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by John Daniel McDonald | December 12, 2016
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10 out of 5 stars!
Knowledgeable, professional, direct! I could go on but I only have so many characters to write. Doug and his staff are on point. Every aspect of my case was handled professionally and with my best interest in mind. I definitely made the right choice for him as my representation.
Posted by Chad | December 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent at his craft and with his clients
Doug truly demonstrated he cares about his clients and does everything in his power to do right by them. I was very impressed with his command of so many different facets of law showing his extreme professionalism throughout. I felt full confidence in Doug as my attorney throughout and knew I had found an attorney I could trust. I would highly recommend Doug to those in need of an attorney in the Athens or surrounding area.
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Posted by John | June 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
professional
I retained Doug a few years back and I was very impressed with his professionalism and demeanor. I had a negative experience with another Athens area attorney prior to retaining Douglas, and I must say that this is one individual with a BRIGHT future.
Posted by Kelsea | August 11, 2015
Best lawyer!
Doug just represented my case, and I am extremely happy with the outcome! Doug is extremely thoughtful, and I am so grateful for everything he has done!
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2015
Athens Best in Criminal Defense
Doug represented me in a criminal defense case and his dedication and commitment to my case resulted in a complete dismissal and expungement. If you are looking for someone to represent you look no further.
Posted by Chris | December 28, 2014
Knowledgable and Worthy of Respect
I went to Doug at the suggestion of a friend whom had also been represented by him. He spoke highly of his expertise, and I was not, in any way, disappointed. He is not only knowledgeable, but very accessible. He always either took my calls, or responded to them post haste. He is an upbeat, and energetic fellow. He always listened attentively, and made me feel at ease... This was of ultimate importance to me as I was there to do something I would never have expected to undergo in my life time... Bankruptcy! He walked me through each step in clearly understandable terms, not the legalese one might expect. He was promptly on time for my hearing, and from what I could surmise even educated the Trustee with regards to a GA state statuate he was not familiar with... Much to my favor! I now count Doug, (or Douglas if you please), as a friend. I honestly hope I never have to do business with him again, but will always welcome his warm presence on any occasion... Thank you sir!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of R. Douglas Lenhardt
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. J-----, Superior Court of Franklin County
  • Case dismissed.
  • United States of America v. $144,600.00
  • Settled with government in favorable terms.
  • State v. L-----, Athens State Court
  • MTS granted, case dismissed
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Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (14)
Endorse Robert
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Doug and I shared a client charged with significant charges in both State and Federal Court. Doug handled a bond hearing in Oconee County and was able to secure a bond that was a fraction of what I thought it would be. He was communicative through the process, was extremely well prepared, and clearly has a great legal mind. I can't recommend him highly enough!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Doug for many years and he has always been an honest and zealous advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"R. Douglas Lenhardt is without a doubt a very helpful attorney, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking legal guidance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Doug since I was in undergraduate school. He is a very personable and passionate attorney that give clients and opposing counsel the attention they deserve. Doug is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is very familiar with the Clarke County Jurisdiction and the surrounding areas. I would not hesitate to refer a family member of friend to Doug if they had an issue to be dealt with in Clarke County. Nothing would speak more highly of an individual than that."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is an extremely conscientious attorney who clearly pays close attention to the needs of his clients. In addition to an extremely professional approach, Doug is a tireless advocate. I have seen him "go the extra mile" for his clients--oftentimes in situations where this extra work is not even visible to them. It is clear that Doug does not cut corners--to the contrary, he looks for advantages in creative places and his clients are constantly benefiting from this creativity. I would highly recommend Doug and am confident in his legal ability and acumen."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"During the five years that I have practiced under and with Attorney Lenhardt, he has shown dedication to his clients that is unparalleled. He is a fighter for the rights of his clients, and is willing to work the long hours to ensure that they receive the justice they so rightly deserve. He is well-versed in criminal law, and is an aggressive voice for those accused in our state's courts. His level of professionalism with his clients cannot be equaled. Whether you are seeking a criminal defense attorney, a litigator to assist you in recouping what you have lost to another, or assistance in debt management, Attorney Lenhardt will give you his best professional services at a reasonable price."
General practice Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lenhardt provides good information to the people who need him. He shares his knowledge. His clients are fortunate to have him on their sides."
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Athens Criminal defense Lawyer Robert Douglas Lenhardt
Robert Douglas Lenhardt
Criminal defense Attorney
Athens, GA
Licensed for 22 years
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