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I was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I earned a degree in the administration of criminal justice. I attended law school at Campbell University now located in Raleigh, North Carolina, where I met my future husband, Johnny Foster, also a law student at Campbell University. After law school, I returned home to Wilmington to practice law with my father and my brother at the law firm of Smith and Smith. Johnny and I got married a few years later, and I moved to Savannah where Johnny was already practicing law with his current law firm. I went to work for then District Attorney Spencer Lawton as an assistant district attorney and remained in Mr. Lawton's office for 15 years prosecuting felony cases as a member of the Early Intervention Program team. I went into private practice in 2009 concentrating primarily in criminal defense. In 2013, I opened my own office to better serve my clients. I now limit my practice to misdemeanor criminal defense in both state and federal courts, juvenile delinquency defense, DUI and traffic defense, and probation violation defense. I pride myself on being responsive to the needs of my clients and on obtaining the best possible outcome under the circumstances of each individual case. I am here to help.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
  3. Juvenile: 30%


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  • David Benton Purvis

    You will not find a more caring criminal defense attorney than Attorney Foster. To top that, the experience she brings to her cases is incredible, particularly having formerly been a prosecutor. I have looked to Ms. Foster many times for advice on my own cases and she was always willing and able to give me excellent advice. I highly recommend Ms. Foster!


    David Purvis Family Attorney
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Contact info

Law office of Barbara S. Foster, LLC

217 West York Street
Savannah, GA, 31401


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199307/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Barbara S. Foster, LLC2013 - Present
AttorneySmart and Harris, Attorneys and Counselors at Law2009 - 2013
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office Eastern Judicial Circuit Georgia1993 - 2009
Associate AttorneySmith & Smith1989 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College for DUI DefenseN/A2015 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2009 - Present
Savannah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillAdministration of Criminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1986