By: Criminal Defense Attorney Atlanta GA Larry Kohn
Reputation is not something that a person can buy. It is built over time, usually decades, and almost always is narrowly tailored to a specific attribute or characteristics for that field of endeavor. Whether you are talking about an MMA fighter, a physician, or a LAWYER, the person’s reputation is created from anecdotal reports, news reports, or simply seeing that person associated with leadership roles in the topic for which he or she is well-known.
In the summer of 1996, I was interviewed at Georgia State School of Law by Atlanta criminal defense lawyer William C. (Bubba) Head. I had just finished my first year as a law student and was looking for a summer job with an Atlanta Georgia law firm. Other than taking the mandated basic course in criminal law at Georgia State, I knew nothing about handling a criminal case or really considered the nuances of state and federal law as it related to crimes committed in Georgia.
I knew the name “Bubba Head” from my undergraduate days at Emory University. The odd name was synonymous with DUI defense lawyers. His name was in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for being the 1991 author of 101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction.
Plus, occasionally local TV news stations periodically covered some of his criminal case trials or appeals.
Because the internet was in its infancy, I resorted to Martindale-Hubbell (the oldest legal directory for lawyers in the United States) to learn more about Mr. Head and his career. Before I scheduled an interview with him, I wanted to know about his “roots” and his career. I thought that he may have started criminal defense as an assistant district attorney or a public defender, but that was not the case. However, I learned from the Martindale-Hubbell lawyer ratings that he had a top reputation for being one of Georgia’s leading criminal defense attorneys. That reputation was already established during the first 20 years of his legal career.
I also learned that he held Martindale’s highest rating “av.” I saw that he had spoken at many continuing legal education seminars and had chaired many of these programs. One of those programs was the popular ICLE-Georgia program which had record attendance each year: “Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute,” a two-day legal symposium held in the State of Georgia but featuring DUI-DWI lawyers from across the nation.
How I Landed a Job With a Leading Criminal Defense Lawyer Atlanta Georgia
When I saw the posting for Bubba Head’s Fulton County criminal defense law office in Buckhead, I knew that I had to apply. I lived only a few miles from the office location, and this would be a good initial job. I really did not think about this possibly being a career path, since my previous work was as a stockbroker. At our brief first meeting, I found myself being cross-examined on why I wanted this job. I must have done well since I was the only law student he hired!
Very quickly, I found myself immersed in drafting targeted criminal motions, writing briefs for trial judges, and writing some appeals. Long before I took the mandatory legal ethics course, I already had learned from my new boss the critical importance of the attorney-client relationship. I was permitted to sit in on some client interviews, to better enable me to craft motions to fit their case facts. I could come watch trials in Fulton and DeKalb counties.
Now as a veteran Atlanta-based Criminal Law Specialist with over 20 years of experience, I have been able to steadily join Bubba Head in being named to legal directories and nationally-known attorney ratings services. Along with my other partner, ex-police officer Cory Yager, I now represent hundreds of citizens facing criminal charges in the metro Atlanta area on crimes ranging from drug possession (including trafficking and “possession with intent to distribute”), driving under the influence (DUI), domestic violence from an assault or battery against a relative or domestic partner, theft crimes such as shoplifting, and theft of services or credit card fraud.
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The personal implications of a criminal conviction, either misdemeanor or felony, can be life-changing. This negative “impact” from loss of a valuable job, creating family discord and possibly a divorce, uprooting the family due to having to move, or even cause loss of child custody. Being convicted of a crime is something that can block future employment opportunities, alter travel plans, and boost you family’s car insurance rates for years.
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If you have too many positive things in your life to trust your criminal prosecution to the first attorney near me, and want zealous, experienced legal representation, you have found the right law firm in Atlanta. For many high-level citizens, the stakes are simply too high to trust the outcome of a complex criminal law misdemeanor or felony to an unproven Georgia attorney.
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You may opt to meet our criminal attorneys at our North Fulton County office location or set up a time for a Facetime™ virtual conference, or other online “meeting” method. Many of our clients either live in other states or travel for work. Whether charged with a felony, such as vehicular homicide GA or a serious injury by vehicle DUI case, or something less serious like prostitution, pandering or solicitation, our Georgia lawyers can help you.
Depending on how much advance notice we receive, our criminal attorneys can help you bond out of jail, or be with you in court for an arraignment, an FTA or a probation violation. Because certain traffic offenses (especially for out-of-state drivers) can take away driving privileges, our law office’s criminal attorneys either handle these or refer your case out to local lawyers near me, when too far away for us to affordably handle. as well as many other types of felony or misdemeanor crimes.
When you meet with our attorneys in Atlanta, you get FREE legal advice from former police officer and top-rated Atlanta attorney Cory Yager. This article was written by Larry Kohn, who has amassed over 440 FIVE–STAR AVVO client ratings and has been named (multiple times) to both Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
Some clients desire to only speak with Bubba Head, the Georgia criminal justice lawyer twice voted (both in 2012 and 2017) as the best criminal defense lawyer in Atlanta for drunken driving or drugged driving charges by Best Lawyers in America. By a vote of all NCDD.com members, taken in 2003 by the National College for DUI Defense, no other attorney has been voted by his or her peers to be the Best DUI Lawyer in all of America.