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A. J. Balbo

Criminal defense Attorney at Richmond Hill, GA

4.9   34 reviews

also known as Attilio J. Balbo

  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 18 years
    New York - NY 20 years
    New Jersey - NJ 22 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Resigned Without Prejudice No misconduct found

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

About A.

Learn A.’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Felonies, Misdemeanors, DUI, Drug Offenses, Sexual Assault, Violent Crimes, Federal Crimes, Courts-Martial, Article 15s

  2. Family
    20%
    Divorce, Child Custody, Adoption, Child Support

  3. DUI and DWI
    15%

  4. Sex crime
    15%

  5. Violent crime
    15%

  6. Military law
    10%

I was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.  I attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and was a member of Army ROTC and Gamma Phi fraternity.  After graduation and commissioning as a second lieutenant, I attended Fordham Law School in New York City, where I served on the editorial boards of both the Urban Law Journal and Moot Court.

 

I attended the Army's Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia, and was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia.  I had the honor of deploying with 3ID to Kuwait in January 2003 and crossed the berm into Iraq in March of that year.

 

After leaving the Army in 2006, I opened a law practice in Richmond Hill, Georgia, with fellow judge Advocate Chester J. Gregg.  Our practice, Balbo & Gregg, focuses on Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury, and Immigration.  We work hard for our clients at an affordable price.

 

I'm an avid fisherman and love Steeler football.

 

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Location

Balbo & Gregg, Attorneys at Law, PC
11258 Ford Avenue
Suite 11
Richmond Hill, GA, 31324
Balbo & Gregg, Attorneys at Law, PC
438A, West General Screven Way,
Hinesville, GA, 31313
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Edgar | October 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Legal Representation
I have a great experience working with Mr. AJ Balbo. He made the process easy by being flexible with coordinating in person meetings, also by phone and via text and email. I am very happy with the outcome of my case. Thanks to Mr. AJ Balbo, today I feel like a free person in every sense of the word. I will recommend him to anyone in need of a good legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
AJ Balbo with Balbo & Gregg is a very trustworthy and reliable attorney. His professionalism and attentiveness to my case paired with his impeccable communication is unmatched. He is an attorney who truly cares about his clients. I am forever grateful for the legal defense that he provided me in court
Posted by Kayamisha | February 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is My Bulldog!!!!!!
Words cannot explain how ever grateful I am for Mr. A.J Balbo. This is not my first time using his office. He helped me three years ago when I needed a document signed by my ex and he would not sign it so A.J. sent him a letter and within days of receiving the letter the document was signed. This time my ex once again causing problems, and once again A.J. handled it. He was my voice when I felt like I had no voice. His staff are exceptional Dawn is a gem. And now I can breath again I Love you guys!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Paul | June 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional, honest and knowledgeable about military divorces.
I was going through a divorce back in 2012 and my ex-wife was dragging it out. Given my uncomplicated situation, AJ Balbo convinced my ex-wife’s attorney to reach a settlement without dragging it through the system. He could have easily filed a contested divorce to increase his fees.
Posted by Marla | September 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
I want to thank Mr. AJ Balbo, and his office staff, for his expertise and help in my legal matters. I appreciate your professionalism and advice. If you are looking for legal help, I highly recommend this firm.
Posted by Corbyn | May 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Divorce Attorney
A.J. is a great attorney. I reached out to him after my ex filed for divorce using a high paid attorney who is known for being somewhat "cut-throat". He took my case knowing that is was an uphill battled due to many personal issues, as well as a very spiteful and aggressive spouse. He consulted me and let me know what our first step would be and then proceeding to tell me the endless amounts of outcomes. From there, he let me know the process of divorce and child custody would go. He was very accessible and answered all of my questions to the best of his ability and was very timely with responding. He cared about what I wanted out of the divorce, but more importantly, he listened to my personal focus on the care for my child, and made sure to consider that with every move we made. We did not get everything we wanted out of the divorce, but we were able to negotiate a way better offer than I would have received by the courts and remain out of court which was of importance to me. I appreciated his honesty throughout the divorce and his guidance. He did not lie to me or misguide me. He gave legal advice when anything popped up that could potentially help or harm the case of custody of my child. This was important as I wanted to ensure that I was doing everything I could to maintain custody. When it came to pricing, he is very fair priced. I am not rich, nor did I have a bunch of money saved up for divorce as it was very unexpected. He was well worth the cost and I feel like I got my dollars worth. Highly recommend him to anyone who is divorcing, seeking custody, or a fair settlement.
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Posted by Brittany | July 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five Stars for Mr. Balbo!
Mr. Balbo did a fantastic job, and I could not of asked for a better lawyer. He was successful in getting two of my criminal charges dismissed, which resulted in a much lesser charge. He was always prompt with responding to my questions/ concerns. He always made sure I understood exactly what was going on in my case. Also, he has a wealth of knowledge in what he does, and lead me in the right direction with what I had to do as a client to achieve success in my case. I hands down recommend Mr. Balbo, and will forever use him as my personal lawyer in the future.
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Posted by Ashley | July 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best around
Attorney A.J. Balbo handled our case. From the beginning, he was personable, thorough, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. Every step of the way, we were informed of what was going on. He was easy to get into contact with at all times and always responded to any concern or email we sent him. His advice was HIGHLY accurate, and guided us to a fitting decision. He was personally present for every step and made sure he was working in our best interest. For any legal matters we have in the future, we will absolutely be contacting Attorney A.J. Balbo. Thank you for all you did sir.
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Response from A. Balbo July 10, 2018
Thank you so much for the kind words. It was an honor helping your family. I wish you all the very best in the next chapter of your lives.
Posted by Don | March 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic help and service.
Mr. Balbo went above and beyond helping me resolve issues and citations from an over zealous National Wildlife Officer. The Officer would not return his calls or emails and Mr. Balbo had to have the U.S. Attorneys office establish contact and help us resolve my issue. Well worth his price. I give my highest recommendation.
Response from A. Balbo March 28, 2018
Thank you so much for your review! Happy to have been of assistance!
Posted by Governors Management | June 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
We hired Attorney Balbo for a legal matter we had involving real estate. He worked relentlessly and did work above and beyond the retainer we paid him we feel. Our matter was resolved favorably and we will use him again in the future and would recommend him to anyone needing great legal representation for a reasonable price.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The most professional attorney in Richmond Hill
I cannot say enough about the professionalism of Mr. Balbo. He is an exceptional attorney who truly cares for his clients. I made the right choice by having him represent me.
Posted by Beatrice | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
Mr. Balbo is understanding, caring and knowledgeable. He understands and used discretion when handling my case from beginning to end
Posted by Marianne | January 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Shelf Attorney
AJ Balbo was our attorney at Balbo and Gregg who handled a traffic violation case for a family member. Mr. Balbo communicated promptly and we were able to expedite the steps resulting in a positive outcome with regard to this situation being expunged. A special consideration goes to Beatrice Conyers, who was our liaison for Mr. Balbo making sure that every detail was taken care of in the proper legal manner so there would be no errors. She followed through with extra-ordinary care and support. Ms. Conyers had a great understanding of the situation and was able to articulate accordingly to assist in a favorable outcome. Beatrice Conyers was always personable, helpful and supportive. She added her personal touch to ease the hearts and minds of the family members involved as well. Mr. Balbo and his staff, including Beatrice Conyers, are key to providing legal advice and solutions.
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Posted by Greg | November 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
AJ has handled several issues for me, from my will, to my divorce, to a pending child adoption. I wouldn't trust any one else to handle any of my legal issues.
Posted by Anthony | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
AJ Balbo represented me in a DUI case and obtained a reduced sentence that would otherwise resulted in a career ending conviction. He is a consummate professional focused on defending the rights of the accused. I am forever grateful for the legal defense he provided me in court. Thanks AJ!
Posted by Pamela | March 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Guardianship for a grand child
I hired Mr. Balbo to help me to obtain legal guardianship for my grandson. During the initial consultation, he was very thorough with his questions to get all the facts needed for the case. He was non-judgmental as to the reason as to why I was seeking guardianship. His follow up with all of the other parties was professional and discreet. During the court proceedings, he explained everything that will be happening or would happen during that day.
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Posted by Raul | February 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A J Balbo
Mr. Balbo represented me in a case with my exwife. He was able to solve the problems I was having with her without the use of a court. As it should be. He was knowlegeable, kind, thoughtful and fair in his assessment of the situation. I very much appreciate his work on my behalf.
Posted by Sammantha | February 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family law
He was very knowledgeable about my problem, took the time to hear my concerns and explain what I needed to do even though he couldn't help me in this state.
Response from A. Balbo February 22, 2016
Thank you so much for the review. Even if we can't assist a client because of jurisdictional issues, we always want to explain the situation to the so we can point the client in the right direction. I wish you and your family the very best of luck going forward.
Posted by Robbin | February 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
excellent lawyer
Mr. Balbo is a wonderful attorney, he helped me with my case. He is an Excellent Attorney. He went above and beyond my expectations. He will be my Lawyer for all my future needs. I highly recommend him to anyone.
Response from A. Balbo February 22, 2016
Thank you so much for the kind words! It was a pleasure helping you through your legal situation.
Posted by Paul | November 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Mr. Balbo gave me expert advice and helped me resolve a serious legal matter. I highly recommend him. He was able to work with me via email and phone and was great at responding to my questions quickly.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Counsel
  • U.S. Army JAG Corps
  • 2002 - 2006

Education

  • Fordham University NY
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Duquesne University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • US v. SGT FM
  • Not Guilty on all charges.
  • US v. SFC GP
  • After a very lengthy hearing, the board found there was no basis for the separation and the matter was closed.
  • State of GA v. MP
  • The case was dismissed at a preliminary hearing for lack of probable cause.

Associations

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church Parish Council
  • President
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 4.8 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Honor Graduate - 157th OBC
  • U.S. Army
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Cinco de Mayo - Pooler, GA
  • Immigration Reform
  • 2013
  • Savannah Board of Realtors
  • Immigration and Diversity
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (17)
Endorse A.
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse A.J. Balbo. I am honored to have worked with him on a number of courts-martial and related military matters. He is a great advocate who has good rapport with his clients and the judge. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney, whether for military or civilian courts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this individual as a highly respected and knowledgable lawyer in their practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the top attorneys in the region."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A.J. isn't afraid to take on complex and challenging cases that other attorneys may avoid. His affable personality, knowledge of the law, and command of the courtroom are highly desirable traits that make him an excellent attorney and a formidable opponent."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse AJ as he is always working hard for his clients. AJ has been opposing counsel on a few of my cases and he is always prepared and knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A.J.'s command of the law and integrity make him a credit to the profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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