Jason W. Swindle, Sr.

Jason W. Swindle, Sr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Carrollton, GA

Swindle Law Group, P.C.
 | 310 Tanner Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: 770-836-8332
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
Attorney Profile

During my many years of criminal trial practice, I have handled over 5000 criminal cases.  These cases range from simple traffic tickets to capital felony cases.  I have practiced before all of the courts in the west Georgia area and a number of courts in the metro Atlanta area.

A criminal defense attorney must try cases before judges, juries, handle negotiated pleas, blind pleas, motion hearings, and represent convicted men and women on appeal in the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.

In my practice, I vigorously represent people charged with traffic tickets, DUI’s, DWI’s, family violence cases, misdemeanors, felonies, violent crimes, sexual crimes, probation violations, warrant applications, and drug offenses.

I have performed these legal tasks for years.

I got my start by working for Word & Simmons, P.C. as a young law clerk.  There, I was blessed to be trained by two of the best criminal defense attorneys in the state, Gerald P. Word and Maryellen Simmons.  They also graciously served as my mentors.

In my third year of law school, I was hired as an intern by the District Attorney of the Coweta Judicial Circuit, Peter John Skandalakis.  At the DA’s office, I received the priceless experience of working on criminal cases from a prosecutor’s standpoint.

I was also taught at a young age by my mentor, Gerald P. Word, that reading the opinions issued by the appellate courts would serve me well.  I followed his advice and have developed a habit of reading each and every opinion that issued by our appellate courts.  I do this on a daily basis.

By reading these appellate cases, I am able to keep current on criminal law and procedure on a daily basis.  Surprisingly, the law changes every day.  This happens in big ways on some days and small ways on others.  By keeping up to date daily on the law, I am able to gain the ongoing vital experience even when I am not in court.

I have been personally endorsed by over 100 of my own peers and over 100 prior clients.

I have been interviewed on criminal law subjects by Fox News Atlanta, Channel 2 Action News, the Times Georgian, Douglas County Sentinel, and numerous other print publications.  

I am proud to say that Bubba Head and David Wolfe are mentors to me today. 

 

   LEGAL COLUMNIST

I am also a syndicated legal columnist.  I write for publications including, but not limited to, The Times-Georgian, The Newnan Times-Herald, and The Douglas County Sentinel.  My columns appear every Tuesday and all of them are posted on my website, www.swindlelaw.com. 

 

  COLLEGE PROFESSOR

My criminal defense experience has also given me the opportunity to teach on the university level.  I currently serve as an adjunct professor at the University of West Georgia in the Criminology Department.  I teach classes in criminal law, criminal procedure and constitutional law.

 

About Jason Swindle, Sr.

Admitted 2003, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.swindlelaw.com/jason/

Honors and Awards:

  • I have a 10.0 superb rating from the attorney ratings site, www.avvo.com.  I currently have well over 100 client reviews.  Every review is a 5 star. , Superb Rating - Avvo, Avvo, 2012
  • I have recently received an AV client rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  , AV Client Rating - Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • AV Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  , Martindale-Hubbell, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • I work with the SOLACE program operated by the State Bar of Georgia.  This program provides assistance to lawyers in our state who have been devastated by personal illness, family illness, and other tragic events. , 2013
  • I currently serve on the board of directors of the CCMHAO.
  • I currently serve as chairman of the public relations/media  and speaker commitees of the Carroll Co. Bar Association.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • As a criminal defense attorney, I will take pro bono cases in the west Georgia area on a case by case basis.   I also serve as a "conflict attorney" for the Georgia Public Defender's Standards Council.  I accept criminal cases in four different counties at a significantly reduced fee. , 2011
  • I am a proud member of Lion's Club International. 

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • I currently serve as an adjunct professor in the Criminology Department at the University of West Georgia.  I teach undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, and constitutional law.   , Professor, Professor, University of West Georgia, University Of West Georgia, 2012
  • For over a decade, I have written a weekly column focused on criminal law and procedure.  The purpose of this column is to education our citizens on the criminal justice system and how it impacts our society.  , Syndicated Legal Columnist, Times-Georgian; Douglas County Sentinel; Newna Times-Herald; Troup County News and many other publications and media outlets
  • I regularly speak to local civic organizations such as Rotary, Optimist, and Kiwanis about the current state of our criminal justice system.  I also speak to advocacy groups, inmates who are about to be paroled, and other groups about criminal law topics. 

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • State v. Newton (reversal of a burglary conviction)  This case is currently pending in the Georgia Supreme Court after they granted cert. Myself and the State argued the case before the Court in September 2013.  The video of the oral argument can be found on the Georgia Supreme Court's website and on my website, www.swindlelaw.com, 2013
  • Newton v. State - Reversal of burglary conviction in the Georgia Court of Appeals.  The case is pending in the Georgia Supreme Court. 
  • Garrett v. State 306 Ga. App. 402 - Reversal of conviction
  • Dobbs v. State 302 Ga. App. 628 - Reversal of Repeat Offender Sentence
  • Thomas v. State 289 Ga. 877 - reversal of conviction for aggravated assault
  • In Re: ACRM 311 Ga, App. 848 - Reversal of conviction

Transactions:

  • State v. Lane - Carroll County Superior Court Client found not guilty on multiple counts of aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, child molestation.  A similar transactions was tendered into evidence where Lane plead guilty to child molestation and spent 10 years in prison.  Result in this case - Not Guilty on all counts., 2014
  • I have had a number of recent cases end up with hung juries; particularly in Douglas Co.  Hung juries (when a jury will not find a defendant guilty) are always considered a win for the defense.
  • Client was found not guilty of aggravated assault and a number of other felony offenses in Coweta Superior Court in 2015

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • I was selected as a Member of the Nation's Top One Percent of Lawyers by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. , 2015
  • My firm, Swindle Law Group, received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB)., 2015
  • Swindle Law Group, P.C. Awarded Best of 2014 on Kudzu Voted by the Kudzu Community as a Top Law Firm. Swindle Law Group, P.C. was named a Best of 2014 winner for Carrollton Law Firm on Kudzu.com, a leading source for local business information and consumer reviews. Over 5 million local businesses competed across a wide range of categories including home, auto, health and professional services. Winners were determined based on votes from consumers in the Carrollton Kudzu community., 2014
  • I was voted as "The Best Lawyer in Carroll County" by readers of the legal organ for the county, the Times Georgian.  The Times Georgian is one of the largest newspapers in the west Georgia area. , 2014
  • Awarded Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Georgia by The American Society of Legal Advocates., 2013
  • Awarded Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers in Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers

Video:

  • The video of my Fox 5 Atlanta Interview with Tacoma Perry about self defense laws in Georgia is located on my website, www.swindlelaw.com, Website Video on www.swindlelaw.com, 2012

Industry Groups

  • Georgia Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Other Listed On Website
  • Www.swindlelaw.com
  • Office Location for Jason W. Swindle, Sr.

    310 Tanner Street
    Carrollton, GA 30117

     

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