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Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)

About the GACDL

Overview

  • Founded: 1974
  • Focus: Criminal Defense
  • Members: 1,800
  • Founder: Bill Daniel, Dick Rubin, Al Horn, Rees Smith, and Walter Henritze
  • Location: Decatur, Georgia
  • Website: gacdl.org
  • President: Lawrence Zimmerman
  • Executive Director: Jill Travis
  • OrgType: Nonprofit

Mission and History

The Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL) was founded in 1974 by a group of criminal defense lawyers — William W. "Bill" Daniel, Rees Smith, Al Horn, Dick Rubin, Glen Zell, and Walter Henritze. Their objective was to bring community of individuals together to discuss the administration and legislature of the criminal defense practice in Georgia. Today the organization has grown to more than 1,800 members throughout the State of Georgia. GACDL advocates for the rights of the accused, adequate funding for the defense of the indigent, and a fair criminal justice system. 

The membership application for GACDL requires the applicant to certify that he or she is actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases, a full time criminal defense investigator or a student attending law school. Membership in GACDL is not opened to prosecutors or full time members of the judiciary - only criminal defense attorneys in Georgia

GACDL is the third largest statewide criminal defense association in the United States. The organization is an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).


Details

People

Board of Directors

Lawrence Jason Zimmerman
President
Atlanta, GA
Jill Anderson Travis
Executive Director
Decatur, GA
Kimberly A Dymecki
President Elect
Atlanta, GA
Jason B Sheffield
Executive Vice President
Decatur, GA
Elizabeth Ann Brandenburg
Treasurer
Decatur, GA
Natasha Perdew Silas
Natasha Perdew Silas
Secretary
Atlanta, GA

Past Presidents

Laura D Hogue
2019
Macon, GA
Joseph Scott Key
2018
McDonough, GA
Angela Marie Coggins
2017
Perry, GA
Robert G Rubin
2016
Decatur, GA
Saleem David Dennis
2014/2015
Valdosta, GA
Marcia Gail Shein
2013
Decatur, GA

GACDL Members Active on Lawyer Legion

William C. Head
William C. Head, PC
Sandy Springs, GA
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Delisa Audray Williams
Delisa Williams PC
Atlanta, GA
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Merrida P. Coxwell
Coxwell & Associates, PLLC
Jackson, MS
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Roger James Dodd
Spohrer Dodd
Jacksonville, FL
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Kim Keheley Frye
Frye Law Group LLC
Marietta, GA
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Patrick Applegate Kunes
Kunes Law Office
Tifton, GA
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Contact the GACDL

Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)
215 Church Street Suite 111
Decatur, GA 30031
gacdl.org
Office: (404) 248-1777

More about the GACDL

Membership

Membership benefits of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers include:

  • Receiving a copy of the monthly publication, "What's the Decision," and the bi-monthly newsletter, "The Georgia Defender";
  • Access to the GACDL Listserver;
  • Access to the members only section of GACDL's website including a brief bank, motion bank, seminar material, and practical legal guides;
  • Listing on the on-line membership directory on the GACDL website which the public can use to search for a qualified attorney;
  • CLE seminars and courses focused exclusively on criminal defense topics such as DUI defense; and
  • Scholarships to the National Criminal Defense College and the GACDL Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program.

For Georgia criminal defense attorneys who practice primarily in federal court, GACDL also has a CJA Listserver. GACDL also hosts additional listserves for groups that concentrate on federal appointed cases, indigent defense, judicial nominations, and legislative activities.


Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Georgia

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense lawyers in Georgia which includes both GACDL members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a criminal defense attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the GACDL and other professional associations. This includes recognition forGACDL Past Presidents, Life Members, and GACDLmembers who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the GACDL.

Use this directory to find a Georgia criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.


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