I was born and raised in the South and have lived in Georgia for most of my life. I received my undergraduate degree at Georgia State University and received my law degree at Mercer University School of Law. I started my legal career as an Atlanta prosecutor and was soon promoted by the District Attorney to lead the Community Prosecution Division, where I worked on drug cases, armed robberies, attempted murder, and numerous other felony cases. These experiences have helped me prepare for some of my toughest cases as a criminal defense lawyer in Atlanta.
Some of the highlights of my career include fighting for a dear client on Georgia’s deathrow
I have also been a prominent figure in several criminal justice initiatives, including Atlanta’s Pre-Arrest Division Program, the Fulton County Restriction Summit, and numerous efforts aimed at tackling police misconduct and excessive use of force.
At a Glance
Dedication to Criminal Defense
It was not long before I dedicated my legal career to my true passion: criminal defense. I have worked tirelessly to protect my clients from some of the most serious criminal penalties, including the death penalty. I have also handled numerous appeals in Georgia and successfully argued in front of the Georgia Supreme Court to reverse a kidnapping conviction.
As a former prosecutor, I know the strategies prosecutors use in negotiations and during trials. I understand how the prosecution thinks and what evidence to look for in police reports that will work to my client’s advantage.
“I know that this system does not treat everyone fairly. I believe in Justice for all. I believe in fighting for your rights. It would be my honor to fearlessly represent you.”
You retain more than a criminal defense attorney when you hire me—you retain a relentless advocate who stops at nothing to protect your freedom. I offer professional legal guidance for any criminal charge you might be facing in Georgia. My clients use my experience as a former prosecutor to their advantage in more ways than one. In the time that I spent prosecuting criminal cases that I now handle on my clients’ behalves, I have gained a unique perspective into the way the criminal justice system works. I have also worked alongside many judges, law enforcement officers, and other prosecutors who are still working the Georgia courts today.
Because I have such close familiarity with the courtroom and who makes the decisions on the front line, I know what facts and evidence to gather when evaluating and preparing for a new case. I am here to offer you with a level of insight and experience that stands out from the other Atlanta criminal defense firms.
I Am Willing to Work with You.
Your financial situation shouldn’t determine your accessibility to quality representation. I believe that your case is just as important as any other trial or lawsuit in our caseload. Because of that, I do my best to work with my clients with various budgets.
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This amazing woman... this confidant... this lawyer; she is worth so much more than any fee she could charge, yet it was the most reasonable I found after extensive searching. Her expertise and confidence were absolutely invaluable to me in my most critical moments. I hung onto her every word as the lights started going out around me and I had no idea how to salvage a single spark... and she got me through. I hired her for my husband when he made a very foolish mistake and landed himself in jail. Away from his family and away from the obligations he had that kept us afloat. I have never been more afraid in my entire life and more than the resources and help she provided, the assurance she gave me and the tolerance she had for my constant pestering was beyond price. Sarah was assertive. Aggressive. Tactful. She was proactive and she was fast. She never wasted a single minute and made every move and negotiation she could. She utilized every single second of her time with those who had the power to bring our world crashing down and she lessened those blows exponentially and she did it quickly. She was up front and center talking to the prosecutor and I was truly in awe just watching her in the courtroom, I was so scared but she was so unwavering and effective. I feel inexplicably lucky and grateful that I was able to hire her. She is worth so much more than she charges. I would recommend her to any and everyone who needs a defense attorney in a heartbeat. All of the other lawyers, firms both big and small, with their fancy flyers and their puffed up promises... I called them all and only one picked up the phone. No matter the day or hour, someone always picked up the phone and she always got back to me promptly. Some called me back days and even weeks after I hired her, and she had already taken action and made crucial moves and interventions. My worries were eased and my problems were solved before any of the others even made the time to call me back. Sarah is worth her weight in gold. I want to convey just how much she accomplished for me, but I feel it's also important to highlight how supportive she was throughout the whole process because it truly kept my head above water in the darkest moments. That alone was worth hiring her for, even if we had lost our case.