E. Jay Abt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Atlanta, GA

The Abt Law Firm, LLC
 | 2300 Henderson Mill Road, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: 1-800-665-2459
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007, 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

After graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese history from Emory University, E. Jay Abt went on to attend the Emory University School of Law. From there, he received a Juris Doctor in 1995. As the owner of The Abt Law Firm, LLC, Mr. Abt is dedicated to serving people throughout the state of Georgia. Staying active in the legal community, he is involved with a number of professional associations including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Illinois State Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia.

Focusing his practice on criminal defense, Mr. Abt handles cases that include DUI, drug-related offenses, violent crimes, sex offenses, theft or robbery, weapons possession and domestic violence. For over 10 years, he has aggressively advocated on behalf of people's constitutional rights and helped them navigate the criminal justice system. To this end, Mr. Abt works closely with his clients and applies customized strategies aimed at minimizing the effects of their arrest, lowering the number of charges, obtaining dismissals and winning verdicts of not guilty.

Mr. Abt is sensitive to the uncertainty, fear and stress that may result from facing criminal charges or being the subject of an investigation. He explains the laws as they relate to his clients' situations in a way that they can understand, and helps them determine the best course of action, given their unique circumstances. Mr. Abt works with outside investigators and experts, takes depositions and argues before the court on his clients' behalf. His commitment to providing quality representation, while maintaining the highest level of integrity, has earned him the respect of his clients and peers alike. He has an Avvo "Superb" rating.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (100%): Drug & Alcohol Violations, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Drug & Alcohol Violations, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2011 Rising Stars: 2007, 2009 - 2010

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About Jay Abt

Admitted 1995, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://abtlaw.com/attorney-profile/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1996
  • Illinois Bar , 1995
  • Georgia Bar, 1995
  • Illinois
  • Georgia
  • Member, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Coach for Emory Moot Court Team on Criminal Law and Procedure, 2014
  • Coach for Emory Law School Moot Court teams, 2013
  • Judge for the 5th Annual National Mock Trial Competition hosted by University of Georgia, 2013
  • Selected as Judge for the National Moot Court Competition, held at Emory University October 4th - 6th, 2012
  • Judge for the National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, held at Emory University, October 2013

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Georgia's New First Offender Act, "Sealing the Deal", Lecturer, 2013
  • Instructor and Director of annual seminar on The Recent Trends involving the law of arrest, search and seizure in Georgia, 2013
  • Speaker, Lecturer, The State vs. Sneiderman, 2013

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • State v. Edgar Hubbard in the Superior Court of Fulton County, 2014
  • State of GA v. "F.W." in the Superior Court of Fulton County, 2014
  • State v. David Rogers, Superior Court Henry County, 2014
  • State v. Barrett Ricks, DeKalb County Superior Court, 2014
  • State v. Anthony Bethea, Fulton County Superior Court, 2014
  • State v. Kilgore, Fulton County State Court, 2013
  • State v. Kim, Douglas County Superior Court, 2013
  • State v. Ayo, Clayton County Superior Court, 2013
  • State v. Boatwright, Cobb County Superior Court, 2013
  • State v. Morales, Rockdale County Superior Court, 2011SR2459, 2012
  • State v. Bergener, Superior Court Cherokee County, 2011MW3734, 2012
  • State v. Green, Fulton County Superior Court, 10SC91937, 2012
  • State v. Garcia, Superior Court Newton County, 2010CR0054-1, 2012
  • State v. Jones, Superior Court Henry County, 10SUCR823BA, 2012
  • State v. Singleton, Superior Court Newton County, 2011CR796-1, 2012
  • State v. Walton, Superior Court Gwinnett County, 11B4601, 2012
  • State v. Brader, White County Superior Court, 201CR448, 2012
  • State v. Carcich, Clayton County Superior Court, 2011CR6343, 2012
  • State of Georgia v. Dorian Moragne, Superior Court of Fulton County, Case No. 2012 SC 108211, 2012
  • State v. Sean Swanepoel, Fulton State Court, Case No. 10 CR 365933, 2011
  • State v. Shanaz Khan, Gwinnett State Court, Case No. 2011 D 02065-6, 2011
  • State v. Andrea Sneiderman
  • State v. Hemy Newman
  • Scott Davis v, Tony Howerton, Gwinnett County Superior Court, Case No. 10-A-07461-2
  • State v. Peter Garcia, Newton Superior Court, Case No. 10 CR 0054-1
  • State v. Ben Torres, Athens/Clarke County
  • State v. Earnest Pickett, Ware County
  • State v. Mitchell Jones, Superior Court of Forsyth County

Other Outstanding Achievements:

Educational Background:

  • Emory University, B.A. in Japanese History, summa cum laude, with Highest Honors, 1992

Industry Groups

  • Ga. Bar Criminal Defense Section
  • Georgia Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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    WebsiteWebsite - www.abtlaw.com
    Office Location for E. Jay Abt

    2300 Henderson Mill Road
    Suite 300
    Atlanta, GA 30345

    Phone: 1-800-665-2459

     

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