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I practice law in Marietta, Georgia.  I focus on the areas of DUI Defense and Personal Injury law.  I am a former Cobb County prosecutor and was a former police officer in DeKalb County, Baldwin County and Milledgeville, Georgia. 

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Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    16 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Car Accident: 40%
    16 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    16 years, 5 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Justin Tyler Crocker

    Richard is a very knowledgable attorney with tremendous experience.

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    Justin Crocker Car accident Attorney
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  • John Story Morgan

    I endorse this lawyer. Richard is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys in Cobb County. His background as a former police officer and district attorney gives him a unique insight into defending his clients. If you are in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney i highly recommend him.

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200008/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBlevins & Hong, P.C.2012 - Present
PartnerRickman & Blevins, P.C.2011 - 2012
PartnerLeonard, Rickan & Blevins, P.C.2010 - 2010
Of CounselLeonard, Rickman & Holloway, P.C.2008 - 2010
AssociateRodriguez & Associates, LLC2004 - 2008
Assistant District AttorneyCobb County District Attorney's Office2001 - 2004
Assist Solicitor GeneralCobb County Solictor's Office2000 - 2001
AssociateJackel Rainey Busch & Reed, LLC2000 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kennesaw Development AuthorityTreasurer2013 - Present
Kennesaw Development AuthorityBoard Member2012 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2010 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2004 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2004 - Present
Cobb County Bar Association, Criminal Defense SectionN/A2004 - Present
Cobb County Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. SteuerNot Guilty
State v. ZippelNot Guilty
State v. SikorskiNot Guilty
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
GaDUIblogCobb County crackingdown on MIP2011
Ga DUI blogDriving while under the influence of drugs2011
Ga DUI blogHiring a DUI lawyer for your case2011
Ga DUI blogConsequences of a DUI conviction in Georgia2011
Ga DUI blogWant to visit Canada? Think again if you have a DUI conviction2011
Ga DUI BlogAdministrative License suspensions2011
Ga DUI BlogNHTSA's DUI SFST2011
Marietta Personal Injury law blogIllegal parking can cause accidents2011
Marietta Personal Injury law blogUsing two liability insurance coverages in a single collision2010
Marietta Personal Injury law blogLiens related to car wrecks2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, AtlantaLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Georgia, Georgia College and State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Georgia Military CollegeCriminal JusticeAssociates in Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NHTSA DUI Detection and SFST Instructor courseHGN2013
NHTSA DUI Detection and SFST Instructor courseVehicles in Motion2013
Constitution DayConstitution2010
ITT Technical InstituteConstitutional law2009
Cobb Police AcademyCriminal procedure2002