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Robbie Matthew Ballard

Criminal defense Attorney at Monroe, GA

5.0   101 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2008
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Mr. Ballard completed his undergraduate studies at Troy State University and received his bachelor of science in criminal justice in 2004. He received his juris doctor from John Marshall School of Law in 2008 and joined Foster & Hanks, LLC in 2009. Mr. Ballard became a partner in the firm in 2013.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Ballard had a successful career in law enforcement. He worked as a police officer with a small police department for two years before becoming a deputy sheriff with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office in 1995. A majority of Mr. Ballard’s law enforcement career was focused on specialized operations and investigations of both state and federal offenses, including the investigation of major narcotics violations, sexual offenses, and homicide. Mr. Ballard also served as the commander of a federally funded multijurisdictional drug enforcement taskforce.

Mr. Ballard has significant experience in civil and criminal law. He has represented clients in complex civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts throughout Georgia.

Mr. Ballard previously served as Solicitor of the municipal courts in Social Circle and Walnut Grove. He now serves those courts as the Chief Municipal Court Judge and Associate Municipal Court Judge, respectively. 

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The Madison offices of Foster, Hanks & Ballard, LLC.
The Monroe offices of Foster, Hanks & Ballard, LLC.

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Hanks, Ballard & Barth, LLC
302 North Broad Street
PO Box 710
Monroe, GA, 30655
Hanks, Ballard & Barth, LLC
228 North Main Street
Madison, GA, 30650
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Posted by Joe | February 12, 2024
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Very thankful for Mr. Ballards service.
I'm writing today to express my gratitude for Robbie Ballard for his representation of me in my criminal case. I hired Robbie Ballard to represent me in my criminal case in 2023. I am extremely grateful for his knowledge of the law and the time he spent he with me to better understand my case. Robbie did a great job to make sure I was understanding and knew my options for this case. He took a personal interest in my life and made me feel very welcome and comfortable. I truly appreciate the time he took to talk to me and help me through this difficult time in my life and bring a positive outcome. Thank you again Robbie.
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Posted by Kyle | February 2, 2024
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Great Lawyer
I hired Robbie Ballard to represent me in my criminal case. He was very knowledgeable and set my mind at ease for a DUI case I was facing in walton county. He was able to get it knocked down to a reckless driving and was able to move things around in a timely fashion. I highly recommend him. Saved me and my family a lot of stress and time. His office secretary was also nice and responsive to any questions. Amazing job!
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Posted by Glenn | October 5, 2023
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WOW!!!
I was arrested and was facing 30 years in prison, I hired Robbie and was impressed from day one. I talked to several other Attorneys before talking to Robbie and was not impressed until talking to him. After hiring him he got to work and for 7 months working on my case. He got me 30 DAYS in the county jail. He saved my business and my marriage.
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Posted by CHRIS | August 22, 2023
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I hired Robbie Ballard to represent me in my criminal case.
My back was against the wall and Robbie did a fantastic job on knowing the law and getting me out of a headlock...
Posted by Tfranklin | May 26, 2023
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Highly Recommended
I hired Mr. Robbie Ballard to represent my son in his criminal case and he did a great job. He was very attentive and knowledgeable with DUI cases. He gave my son great legal and life advice. My son was able to avoid a DUI charge. Very thankful to have had Mr. Ballard representing him. Highly recommended!!!
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2023
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Top notch
I hired Robbie Ballard to represent me in my criminal case. Couldn’t have asked for a better result! Thanks Robbie
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2023
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I hired Robbie Ballard to represent me in my criminal case.
For legal representation in my criminal case, I hired Robbie Ballard. Robbie was very kind and excellent at describing the law and the steps involved in a criminal prosecution. My case was reduced to reckless driving after I was arrested for DUI in Clark County. Robbie was highly competent and easy to work with. He carried out his promises without any problems. I am really appreciative of Robbie's outcome and would highly suggest him!
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Posted by Christina | April 20, 2023
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Truly a Godsend!
I truly don’t think words could explain how pleased I am with having Robbie as my attorney. I went to meet with Robbie scared, worried and terrified! Not only did his calming personality ease my worry but his hands on work and dedication superseded it all. While I hope I won’t need him again; I would most certainly beyond the shadow of a doubt refer any and everyone to him! He truly did amazing work! I never once felt like I was just a “client” the whole time my case was open I felt like a human being who needed help and guidance from another human being who had the means to do so … and that was Robbie! So for that I say THANK YOU!
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Posted by Albert Mensah | January 13, 2023
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Exceptional Attorney
Robbie Ballard was phenomenal for me during my case. I had a supercede speeding ticket, Attorney Ballard was very professional and pragmatic while discussing my options for my case. Ballard communicates very efficiently,not for one second did I feel unsure that he was doing the best he can representing me. The results of his work was superb. Made a way out of no way for me. I will forever be thankful for this man and how great he is at what he does. I'd recomend him as first priority in any situation.
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Posted by Mallory | December 29, 2022
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Robbie Ballard is Highly Recommended
I hired Robbie Ballard to represent me in my criminal case. Mr. Ballard was highly recommended by several colleagues that have used him in the past. Mr. Ballard was extremely knowledgeable and handled my case with the upmost care. I truly believe that Mr. Ballard's experience, knowledge, and care provided better results than any other attorney had they been given my case. If I have any other legal needs Robbie Ballard will be the first person I call.
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Posted by Melissa | November 7, 2022
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Amazing!
We hired Robbie to handle my sons criminal case. From day one meeting Robbie for the first time, we didn't have one doubt about hiring him or not, we knew he was the one we wanted. He has been very informative and honest with us. I would highly, highly recommend Robbie Ballard to anyone! There are no words to express our gratitude to him!
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Posted by Mackenzie | October 25, 2022
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Best Outcome I Could Ask For
I hired Mr. Ballard to represent me in my criminal case. He presented all outcomes that I could expect, and was always very clear as to what was going on in my case. Mr. Ballard was very communicative and responsive to any questions and/or concerns I had going through this process. I seriously could not have hired a better lawyer, and will always recommend him for anyone needing legal services.
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Posted by Audrianna | October 12, 2022
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Excellent Lawyer
I hired Mr. Ballard to represent me in my criminal case. This was one of the darkest times of my life. He answered any questions I had, went over possible outcomes, provided professional advice on handling the situation at hand, and stayed in touch with me during the ongoing investigation. I am pleased with the results and will definitely recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2022
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Criminal defense attorney
I hired Robbie Ballard to represent me in a criminal case after a friend recommended him. Upon first meeting him I knew I hired the right attorney. His background as a prior law enforcement officer made me comfortable and at ease knowing he knew both sides of the law. Robbie is caring, compassionate, and kind to me during the whole process. When I couldn’t wrap my mind around certain aspects, he was able to patiently explain things to me allowing me to make the best educated decision about my rights and case. Robbie is able to handle himself very well against a difficult prosecutor who disregarded my rights. Because of Robbie’s tenacious spirit he was able to get my case dismissed. At the end of the long arduous process I truly felt that I could be good friends with this man as he represents all the values, morals and upright character I admire. He is a good man who cares greatly about his client and the law in which he defends. I’d hire this man 10000x over. Outstanding job by the whole firm as well. This is the place you want to be and Robbie is the one you want by your side in your darkest hour.
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Posted by Hunter | August 24, 2022
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Ultra professional
I hired Robbie Ballard to represent me in my criminal case in Walton county. He was attentive to my needs and thoroughly walked me and my family through the process of the court. He fought for me and my case, exceeding expectations that left me with no jail time. Extremely organized and very informative with any questions I had. I would hire again if needed.
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Posted by Jake | June 30, 2022
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DUI case in Athens Clarke County
I, Jake Daria, hired Robbie Ballard to represent me in my criminal case which took place in the Athens Clarke County court house. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney to represent me in my case for many of reasons. Robbie was always great with communication, in fact he would call me first most of the time to tell me what was going on in my case and ask me if I had any questions about what was going on. In addition to that, Robbie met with me before court and explained every detail about what was going to happen and asked if I had questions about the case. I never had a problem finding or getting in touch with Robbie at all! To wrap it up, my case would not have gone the way it did without Robbie as my attorney and I highly recommend him to anyone that needs a experienced, well-known attorney with great communication to represent them in their case!
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Posted by Ronnie | May 5, 2022
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The best
Robbie Ballard represented me in a case in Forsyth county. Just when I thought I had No Hope. He came through! I can’t Express the gratitude I have towards him. I highly recommend Robbie with any situation that you may have!
Posted by Julie | April 27, 2022
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Hardest working attorney for his clients!
I hired Mr. Ballard to defend me in a dui case where I wasn’t driving. He worked tirelessly for 3.5 years to get my case dismissed and I was not disappointed! I highly recommend him for any service you may need!
Posted by James | April 20, 2022
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James Jenkins
I hired mr Ballard to represent me in a case that I felt my rights were violated. He challenged the courts and had my case dismissed. I am very pleased with his services.
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2022
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Very thorough and very helpful
Robbie did an amazing job taking my case. I could really tell he was trying to help me and he did everything he could to get me the best deal possible. I very much appreciate his help and I will always look for him if I need him again and I will recommend him to anyone who asks.
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Work Experience

  • Chief Judge
  • Municipal Court, City of Social Circle
  • 2021 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hanks, Ballard & Barth, LLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Associate Judge
  • Municipal Court, City of Walnut Grove
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Judge
  • Municipal Court, City of Social Circle
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Board Member
  • Faith & Justice Project
  • 2014 - 2020
  • Indigent Counsel
  • Municiple Court, City of Social Circle
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Foster, Hanks & Ballard, LLC
  • 2013 - 2020
  • Solicitor
  • Municipal Court, City of Walnut Grove
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Solicitor
  • Municipal Court, City of Social Circle
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Indigent Counsel
  • Municiple Court, City of Monroe
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Foster & Hanks, LLC
  • 2009 - 2013
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Troy State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • District 10 Chairman, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Ocmulgee Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Alcovy Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Georgia State University
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2017
  • Georgia State University
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2016
  • Social Circle Police Department
  • Search and Siezure
  • 2015
  • Georgia State University
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2015
  • Georgia State University
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2014
  • Georgia State University
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2013
  • Dekalb Technical College
  • Criminal Investigations
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Robbie Ballard since his days as a law enforcement officer. Robbie is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in our area of the state. I never hesitate to refer clients to Robbie because I know he goes the extra mile. He is well-respected by opposing lawyers and judges. I highly recommend Robbie Ballard for representation in any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robbie Ballard is one of the hardest working lawyers around. I have seen him go way beyond other lawyers in investigating and defending serious cases in the Walton County area. You cannot go wrong hiring Robbie Ballard, and i refer cases in that jurisdiction all the time to him because i know he will fight for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robbie and I have known each other since we were in law school interning with the Morgan County DA's office. His unique background in law enforcement is a huge asset to his clients, both criminal and civil. I would recommend Robbie without hesitation, and we often refer cases to him when conflicts arise."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Ballard before being admitted into practice. He is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of the law, and a real research guru. He is prompt, polite, and is able to articulate legal concepts with ease. He is an all-around great guy, and fantastic attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have litigated both civil and criminal matters with Robbie for several years. Robbie is very knowledgeable, professional, and a strong advocate for his clients. He is a well-liked and respected member of the bar. Robbie's background in law enforcement provides his clients with a unique advantage. I highly recommend Robbie."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Robbie Ballard for many years. If I am contacted about a criminal matter in his area, he is the first person that I recommend. He is very knowledgeable in criminal law and has vast expertise. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robbie is a rock star! He has the depth of knowledge of the law, personalities, and venues east of Atlanta to achieve fantastic outcomes for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Ballard and I have worked against each other, worked together, and consulted with one another. Mr. Ballard's knowledge of the law is first rate. If you need assistance, I highly recommend him. He will do his best to represent you. I endorse Mr. Ballard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a former law enforcement officer, Robbie has a unique ability to provide effective criminal defense counsel to his clients. Robbie and his firm have effectively represented client referrals that have been very pleased with the services Robbie provided."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robbie is a very thorough and persistent lawyer. Whenever we discuss a case, I always am impressed by how deeply he knows the client and the facts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ballard is an excellent attorney and is known in the community for providing results for his clients. He gives his utmost attention to each and every detail in a case. He is 100% dedicated to each client and is knowledgeable and always prepared. His background in law enforcement provides knowledge and experience that most criminal defense attorneys do not have. I highly recommend Mr. Ballard to handle any criminal defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His detail-oriented nature and the level of his preparation are without equal."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Robbie on several matters and have observed him numerous times in practice. Robbie's law enforcement background gives him a superior edge on any matters he is involved in. He is also extremely personable and approachable and knows how to get along with people to get things done. I highly recommend him for anyone in need of an aggressive, knowledgeable and experienced attorney who takes care of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robbie Ballard is an outstanding lawyer. I have known Robbie since his days as a police officer. Robbie is trustworthy, considerate and talented. He has the background and experience to know how to defend cases and the skill to get results for"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Robbie is one of the most prepared and knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys around. I dealt with him when I was a prosecutor and I always enjoyed having a case with him because he is no nonsense. As a former police officer, Robbie knows what to look for in a case and knows when mistakes are made. When a person's life and liberty are at stake, this attention to detail is the difference in a person going to jail or having a case dismissed. As Robbie's co-worker, I've leaned on his experience many times and he has never led me in the wrong direction. I highly endorse Robbie Ballard."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robbie Ballard brings to the table a unique mix of skills and abilities that few other attorneys can match. As a former law enforcement officer, Mr. Ballard has a perspective that allows him to establish a good rapport with the officers involved in a case, which often is more important than crafting even the finest legal argument. He is also well respected among his fellow attorneys, both prosecutors and those is criminal defense. Mr. Ballard is highly knowledgeable when it comes to criminal and constitutional law due to his superior legal research skills. His out-of-the-box thinking has led to favorable results for dozens of his clients. I enthusiastically and highly recommend Mr. Ballard to my clients with criminal issues on a routine basis."
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Criminal defense Attorney
Monroe, GA
Licensed for 15 years

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