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I am an actively practicing attorney in Georgia and Tennessee, concentrating on the defense of criminal charges, and could be available in other jurisdictions on a single-case basis upon approval of the local court.

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    31 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    31 years



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Contact info


7713 Nashville Street
Suite C
Ringgold, GA, 30736


707 Georgia Avenue
Suite 101
Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2020



GAActive Member in Good Standing 198507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Selected to "Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers" listAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2007
2006 Georgia Super LawyersN/A2006
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
"The Legal Elite: Georgia’s Most Effective Lawyers”N/A2005
2004 Newsmaker of the YearThe Fulton County Daily Report2004
Charles Weltner AwardCommon Cause Georgia1993
Charles Weltner AwardCommon Cause Georgia1992
Five Outstanding Young GeorgiansGeorgia Jaycees1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of McCracken Poston1989 - Present
State RepresentativeGeorgia House of Representatives1989 - 1997
AssociateLaw Offices of Clifton M. Patty1988 - 1989
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office, Lookout Mountain Circuit, Georgia1986 - 1988
AssociateWiggins Law Offices1985 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember2007 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaCharter Fellow2006 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member2005 - Present
Chattanooga Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member1998 - Present
Georgia Council of Juvenile Court JudgesMember1997 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1985 - Present
Lookout Mountain Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Georgia House of RepresentativesElected Member1989 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. A.E.R. (98CR00836), Catoosa (Georgia) Superior CourtJury Verdict: Not Guilty (all counts)
State vs. T.R.B.M. (03CR20884,03CR20885,03CR20886,03CR20887), Walker (Georgia) Superior CourtNegotiated plea (after Supreme Court ruling)
State vs. J.W. (03CR00573), Catoosa (Georgia) Superior CourtJury: Not Guilty (Cts 1,2,3, and 5); Guilty (Ct.4)
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Georgia Defender"Erosion of Support for Procedural Protections of the Bill of Rights"1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of TennesseePre-LawBS - Bachelor of Science1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA)"Rampant Misidentifications of Indian Defendants in 'Operation Meth Merchant' (U.S. Dist. Ct. Northern Dist. of GA)"2006