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McCracken Poston

Criminal defense Attorney at Ringgold, GA

4.8   18 reviews

also known as McCracken Poston Jr.

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  • State Years
    Tennessee - TN 25 years
    Georgia - GA 39 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About McCracken

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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. Please visit my office website:

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McCRACKEN POSTON
7713 Nashville Street
Suite C
Ringgold, GA, 30736
McCRACKEN POSTON
707 Georgia Avenue
Suite 101
Chattanooga, TN, 37402-2020
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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Jason | July 1, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Accommodating, Reassuring, and Fierce!
I consulted with McCracken Poston about my case 1 week after the investigation was brought to my attention and gave him a complete briefing on everything to that point. He gave me some solid advice and we kept in contact during the days that followed. Mr. Poston's secretary, Mrs. Renner, was incredibly nice and made me feel at ease from the first contact. Mr. Poston called me earlier today to let me know that the investigation is over and no charges will be filed. I felt that I was in great hands from the beginning and now I know that for sure. I could not recommend McCracken Poston highly enough. If you need a powerhouse defense attorney, look no further than McCracken Poston.
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Posted by Samuel | August 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The True Advocate
I was in a very bad legal situation that I got caught up in. I didn't think I was going to make it without jail time. My ex wife was trying to ruin my life and prevent me from seeing my kid, but Ken Poston did into let that happen. He was there for me the whole time. There where a couple of court dates that had to be rescheduled, this is because he was wearing down the prosecution. I made it out totally unscathed with his representation. And I still get to see my son. Mr. Poston is the only attorney that I have ever met that will not just give you lip service. He really does care about his clients and will be there for you every step of the way. Hire this guy if you do not trust most attorneys.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A genuinely honorable attorney.
I spoke with Ken about an issue brought before me. He gave me sound advice as well as impeccable representation. He has a clarity that is unmatched in this profession. I was greatly impressed with his presence and fairness when our case went to court.
Posted by Jessica | July 9, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of the REALLY good ones
Ken is fantastic! He gave me the advice I needed during our consultation to handle a serious traffic ticket all on my own. Truly in his profession to help people, not just to make a buck. Hats off to you, sir!
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life saver!
Mr. Poston saved several aspects of my life by getting the results I needed. After meeting with several attorneys, it was an easy choice when I picked him to help me and I am glad I made that decision!
Posted by Constance | October 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Talked with me over the phone
as a business owner I stay very busy so Ken took the time to listen to my case over the phone an said what it would be for him to handle my case. As people need to understand they have rights an cops can’t just go around putting their hands on people just because they don’t want to talk to them an make up some bogus charges an come into their home without the Okay from the home owner. Ken seems to be a very down to earth man an fights for we the people! Thank you sir for your advice an help!
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Posted by Matthew | August 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defense
I retained Mr Poston as a defense attorney. He was very meticulous with the needs of my case. He came to court well prepared and presented my case how I requested. All charges were dropped because Mr Poston did his homework. I would not recommend any other lawyer. Mr Poston was exceptional.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No regrets,
The need for a criminal defense attorney was nowhere on my radar. But when false allegations resulted in a hasty arrest of my son, we immediately hired McCracken Poston. His genuine concern for my son was evident from the start. His ability to navigate the legal process in a calm manner brought much needed peace to my family. McCracken’s understanding of the case kept our focus centered on what was priority. He knew when to be stern with my son and when to give fatherly advice. We wanted this nightmare to be over quickly, but McCracken’s patience paid off. In time, the truth was revealed as he skillfully worked to unravel my son’s unfounded case. All charges were dismissed and I will forever be grateful to McCracken Poston for his expertise and guidance in giving my son back his life. Definitely no regrets!
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Posted by Candice | February 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Mr. Poston was referred to us by a lawyer in TN. We met with him and right away he got down to business. He was very helpful in what we needed to have and do before our court date. My husband was in a wreck and charged with a DUI. We had to deal with legal proceedings for about a year. Mr Poston and his assistant kept us up to speed during that time. Never did we have to wonder what was going on or if we needed something we didn't have. He worked well with my husband's panic disorder and helped us to the best of his ability with that situation. He was very knowledgeable throughout the process and helped us out extremely well. The case reached a really great outcome for all parties involved. I hope to never have a situation again where I need a lawyer, but if I did, I would not hesitate to reach out to Mr Poston. I would be very quick to recommend him to anyone in need. We faced fines and possible loss of license and a couple other charges. We had to pay a fine but the outcome was much better than it would have been had we not hired a lawyer. Thank you Mr Poston!
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
McCracken Poston - The Best
McCracken Poston is a man of truth and justice. Mr. Poston was hired back in May 2015 when the corruption of one detective tried to railroad me and then attempted to cover up his affair with my wife. I was charged with 17 counts of child molestation and facing 400 years to life in prison. With being setup, I had only one person that could get to the bottom of this and that was McCracken Poston. Mr. Poston will fight and give you the correct advice on how this process will work. One thing to make clear, is NEVER talk to detectives without having your attorney present. My case was dismissed but it took 2 1/2 years because of the corruption. He fought diligently for my freedom and was always there for me. We had many late night emails but he always replied. I couldn’t have asked for a person with more honesty and integrity. 5 stars are not enough for what all he did in my life. Mr. Poston is now considered family to me. I would advise anyone looking for a defense attorney to HIRE McCrackon Poston. I assure you will NOT be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
McCracken Poston
We hired Mr. Poston to defend my father in a criminal case in Tennessee. It was a case with some unusual and pretty daunting facts, but Mr. Poston was not intimidated and worked diligently on the case from start to finish. He exceeded our expectations, both in his skill and his calm, friendly demeanor. He always kept us up-to-date on what was happening with the case, which helped tremendously when we were dealing with a very stressful situation. Ultimately the case was resolved with a very generous plea deal for my father. Mr. Poston is the guy you want in your corner if you are in a tough situation! (P.S. His assistant Carlene is awesome too!)
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Posted by Sarah | October 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
McCracken Poston
I had some life altering charges brought against me and needed a competent attorney. After some thorough research, McCracken Poston's name was at the top of the list. Mr. Poston skillfully guided me and my family through a three year long case full of twists and turns. He exceeded my expectations and ultimately achieved the outcome I had hoped for. He has forever changed what could have been a disaster for my family. I'm glad I did my research and would highly recommend McCracken Poston if you are in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Sharon Gregg | June 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
McCracken Poston
I was charged wrongly with a felony theft by taking 7 years ago in April. I immediately called Mr Poston and hired him. I dont know how i would have gotten through the 7 years without his support and brilliant mind. He kept me in control for those 7 years. He fought for me and believed in me. My family and i will be forever grateful for his service and support for me and my family. If you need a great attorney he is your Guy!
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Posted by Charles | February 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
McCracken Poston
I was indicted for two felonies and one misdemeanor based, in part, on a false witness statement. The allegations were serious. I needed competent legal representation. I experienced competent representation, consistent communication, an understanding of my case's facts, and more. All charges were recently dismissed after the Judge granted the prosecutor's motion to dismiss. I truly believe this would not have happened without my defense team. I hope you never have need for a defense attorney, but if you do McCracken Poston is the one to call. I retained Mr Poston based on his positive reputation, but I proudly recommend him based on my positive personal experience.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nobody better for your defense
I never in my life thought our family would need a defense attorney until one day my spouse came home and explained some things that changed our lives. The one good thing at the time was he said "I've called Ken Poston". I had seen Ken in action and new he had called the best. He took some scared, bewildered people under his wing and guided us through the process. He was a rock in court and his knowledge of the system just can't be beat. We ended up with the best possible outcome that I just don't think would have been possible with another attorney. Forever grateful.
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Posted by Ed | February 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great man and a great lawyer!
Mr. Poston is a great attorney. He has been with me through thick and thin on a 2 year old case and has helped me get a second chance on life. He is always on top of any situation that comes up and is just a email away. I recommend Mr. Poston to anyone who has gotten themselves in trouble. He shoots very straight with you. He tells you like it is. He does not sugar coat anything but will bend over backwards to defend you! I am so thankful I called him 2 years ago! Now, my life can start over in a positive way thanks to Mr. Poston!!!
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Posted by Janine | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
McCracken Poston is a CREDIT TO HIS PROFESSION
McCracken Poston has represented my son on a couple of occasions. While representing Josh, Ken was extremely honest and forthright. He advised us with great insight and knowledge of the law. Some of Ken's attributes are being highly approachable, personable and accessible. On one occasion he represented our son while Josh was on active duty. Although our son was in the wrong, Ken treated him with utmost dignity and respect while advising him and representing him. Ken was firm when he needed to be but understanding. Ken is the BEST at what he does! McCracken Poston is a credit to his profession!! I would NEVER consider using another attorney but hope my son NEVER needs an attorney again!
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Posted by RevTimothy | April 16, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BOOK SALESMAN MORE THEN GOOD LAWYER, WHO GOT FIRED
WORST DEAL...He's ok to hang out with (1 star) but I contracted Ken (McCracken) Poston 8/17/22 and today, 4/16/2024 means it has been 1 year and 8 months. Bogus CPD charges are easy to refute by video and contradictions, unless you slap a lawsuit on them. Ken NEVER would file my requested motions and after demanding for progress he would NOT even file subpoenas after the Judge indicated it was time. He moved a hearing over 3 months against my will! He thinks his strategy is the best, but I feel it's about his pet project book. I asked for 50% because he fails Model Rules of Professional Conduct in my opinion, but he is fighting me so it will get interesting. I feel free with other advisors but feel free to use him if he is a good fit for you. SEE CHATTANOOGA POLICE ASSULT EVIDENCE@ E-VAN.ORG Rev. Timothy Meyer
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of McCracken Poston
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Representative
  • Georgia House of Representatives
  • 1989 - 1997
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Clifton M. Patty
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office, Lookout Mountain Circuit, Georgia
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Associate
  • Wiggins Law Offices
  • 1985 - 1986
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Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • U.T. Chattanooga
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v.JLMc, 15cr00584, Whitfield (Georgia) Superior Court
  • Not Guilty Verdict
  • State v. SDG, 2012-CR-38, Walker (Georgia) Superior Court
  • Not Guilty Verdict
  • State vs. P. F., (#19988) Gordon (Georgia) Superior Court
  • Not Guilty (DUI)
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Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Charter Fellow
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Lookout Mountain Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Georgia House of Representatives
  • Elected Member
  • 1989 - 1997
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Selected to "Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers" list
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
  • 2007
  • 2006 Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
  • "The Legal Elite: Georgia’s Most Effective Lawyers”
  • 2005
  • 2004 Newsmaker of the Year
  • The Fulton County Daily Report
  • 2004
  • Charles Weltner Award
  • Common Cause Georgia
  • 1993
  • Charles Weltner Award
  • Common Cause Georgia
  • 1992
  • Five Outstanding Young Georgians
  • Georgia Jaycees
  • 1991
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Publications

  • The Georgia Defender
  • "Erosion of Support for Procedural Protections of the Bill of Rights"
  • 1984

Speaking Engagements

  • South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA)
  • "Rampant Misidentifications of Indian Defendants in 'Operation Meth Merchant' (U.S. Dist. Ct. Northern Dist. of GA)"
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

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Given (13)
Endorse McCracken
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"McCracken and I worked as co-counsel on an especially difficult case. He is an excellent Attorney, willing to hold the Government accountable, and not afraid to fight for his Clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"McCracken is an exceptional attorney who cares about each of his clients. He fights hard for his clients, leaving no stone unturned. We worked together on a matter and he was critical to the defense team. Hiring McCracken is one of the smartest things you can do."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Poston is one of the main reasons I became a lawyer. I've known him for over 20 years and gladly sent my friends to him when they needed a lawyer in the past."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse McCracken. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ken Poston for some time. I have always found him to be cordial, intelligent and unafraid to take on anyone. I endorse Ken without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"McCracken is a true asset to the criminal bar. He is very professional and knows how to effectively communicate with other attorneys and clients. I endorse this lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Poston's experience, knowledge, and passion for criminal law is unmatched. Not only is Mr. Poston very caring and personable towards his clients, but he also fights fiercely for them. His years of experience and success rate in his area of law speaks for itself. I give him the highest recommendation for anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Poston is an excellent attorney; definitely one of the best out there. We have worked together as co-counsel and I am always impressed. I highly recommend Mr. Poston to anyone in need of representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We worked on a federal case where we were able to negotiate a great deal for our client charged with distributing over 500 grams of meth. We worked together and were able to get our client a plea agreement under the federal mandatory minimum sentence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the privilege of serving as co-counsel with Ken Poston in several high-profile cases in Georgia and Tennessee. I know of no lawyer better suited to the task of defending a client in a hostile environment created by overzealous prosecution, media attention or community resentment. From the "Zenith Man" case to the Northwest Georgia crematory cases, I have followed Ken's handling of difficult matters with admiration as well as gratitude for the opportunity to work with him in some of these cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Poston on complex litigation issues in both Tennessee and Georgia. He has been involved with our firm handling criminal matters when the arise from civil cases. His work ethic and knowledge of the law is unmatched by any other lawyer in the North Georiga area. Mr. Poston and I have handled complex cases in state and federal court, and his ability to respond to any situation is exceptional. His ethics are unquestionable, and his work ethic is oustanding. I would hire Mr. Poston as my lawyer if I ever needed one. Stuart F. James Goins, Carpenter and James 423-756-3646"
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Ringgold Criminal defense Lawyer McCracken Poston
McCracken Poston
Criminal defense Attorney
Ringgold, GA
Licensed for 39 years
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