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About The Abbott Law Firm

Led by David Abbott, the Abbott Law Firm handles criminal defense, DUI, and appeals cases in McDonough, Henry County, and surrounding Metro Atlanta.

The criminal justice system can be needlessly cruel. I work to tame it. In every case, my basic goal is the same: protecting my client’s human potential. My tactics are flexible. If an officer broke the law or was sloppy, I’m not afraid to embarrass him. If negotiation locks in a good deal, all the better. When a victim lies, I impeach her. When prosecutors are unreasonable, I go over their head and argue our case to a judge or jury.

My approach is rigorous and data driven. I ask hard questions early in a case. Is a jury trial winnable? Is it worth the risk? Is it the best use of my client’s resources? How have your judge and your prosecutor dealt with similar cases in the past? How can we improve this? Is rehabilitation an alternative to punishment?

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I know that I offer some of the best legal services in the entire area. Don’t just take my word for it though. See what some of our former customers have said about the quality of my legal representation.

If you want pragmatic, clear eyed advice, please call The Abbott Law Firm at 404-514-5900 for a free consultation.

David Abbott – A History of Excellence

Proudly, Henry County’s own Criminal Defense Attorney.

With well over 700 criminal cases ranging from public intoxication to armed robbery to murder, David Abbot has proven himself to be one of McDonough, GA’s most experienced criminal defense attorneys.

Treating every client with the respectful dedication that they each deserve, David Abbott has proven himself time and time again to be a strong force in the courtroom, and an ally to the people.

Through his private practice, The Abbott Law Firm, David is able to more effectively represent the Henry County community, equally standing up for the rights of the people in the court of law.

Bar Admissions

• Georgia

• U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

• Court of Appeals of Georgia

• Supreme Court of Georgia

• Virginia (inactive)

2006 - Present

Criminal Defense Practice

• Handled over 700 criminal cases from public intoxication

to armed robbery to murder

• Conducted 16 jury trials

• Handled 15 criminal appeals

Experience
2003 - 2005

Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

2002 - 2003

Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Virginia

2001 - 2002

Law Clerk, Circuit Court of Norfolk, Virginia

Education
1998 - 2001

University of Virginia School of Law

• Ranked #1 law school in the South by U.S. News and World Report

• GPA in top quarter of graduating class

1995 - 1998

University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences

• Double Majored in Philosophy and Economics

• Graduated with the highest distinction

• Champion, Stanford, New York University, and George Washington University Debate Tournaments.

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