Marcia G. Shein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Decatur, GA

The Law Firm of Shein & Brandenburg
 | 2392 N Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404-633-3797
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Education: Atlanta Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar,
  • Criminal Defense (0%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (0%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at The Law Firm of Shein & Brandenburg, Marcia G. Shein is active in the legal community. She holds memberships in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Federal Bar Association, and served as president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Ms. Shein provides representation to people throughout the state of Georgia who are charged with state and/or federal crimes. This includes the trial itself, the sentencing phase and the appeals process.

For nearly 25 years, Ms. Shein has defended clients around the country. She is skilled in handling cases that include the following: white collar offenses such as embezzlement and employee theft, identity theft, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act; fraud charges involving health care, insurance, wire, mail, bank, mortgage and tax, as well as conspiracy to commit fraud; and other federal charges concerning arson, bank robbery, drug offenses (including conspiracy), cyber crimes, immigration crimes, offenses covered under the Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute, child pornography and firearms.

A graduate of Atlanta Law School, Ms. Shein now teaches students about the law and psychology as an adjunct professor. She also shares her understanding of federal criminal defense as the author of numerous publications, many of which have appeared in national law journals, and through giving personal interviews. Known for her work in federal sentencing, post-conviction relief, appeals and pretrial preparation, Ms. Shein has testified on these subjects to the United States Sentencing Commission.

Ms. Shein is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Georgia, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She is known for approaching every case with a focus on providing passionate and aggressive representation.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (100%): White Collar Crime

Criminal Defense (0%): Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Tax Evasion, Theft

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (0%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime

Criminal Defense: Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Tax Evasion, Theft

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Super Lawyers: 2017

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About Marcia Shein

Admitted 1992, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://federalcriminallawcenter.com/firm-overview/attorney-p...

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairperson of the NACDL Sentencing and Post Conviction Committee, 1992-1993
  • Member, Georgia Bar Association since 1992
  • Life Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for 2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • CHIEF JUDGE MOOT COURT COMPETITION PANEL, New York City Law School, September 2003
  • John Marshall Law School, Judge, 2007
  • Georgia State University, Judge, 2007
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Judge, 2007

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Davie, Florida, Criminal Justice and psychology courses to police officers
  • NOVA UNIVERSITY, Davie, Florida, undergraduate psychology courses
  • Adjunct Professor with the Criminal Justice Department; Teaching Introduction to Criminal Evidence, TROY STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001 to 2002
  • Adjunct Professor with the Criminal Justice Department; Teaching Introduction to Criminal Law & Introduction to Criminal Evidence, KAPLAN UNIVERSITY, 2004 to 2006
  • Testified before Fulton County Grand Jury, Alternatives to Prison Overcrowding in Georgia
  • Speaker at Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyers Association seminar on Sentencing Alternatives and Prevention of Parole Problems
  • Leadership Atlanta Conference. Panel member of Judge Phillip Etheridge, Fulton County Superior Court. Topic: Sentencing and Parole Procedures
  • Guest Lecturer at Nova University Law School, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Prison, Post- Conviction Relief, and Sentencing Alternatives
  • Speaker at Annual Florida Criminal Trial Lawyers convention on Sentencing Alternatives and the Prevention of Parole Problems
  • Speaker, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association convention on Sentencing and Parole Issues
  • Inside Drug Law, interview discussing 1984 Sentencing, Parole and Probation Issues
  • Guest Speaker at Gate City Bar Association, Atlanta, Georgia, on Future Implications of the New Federal Sentencing Guidelines, 1984
  • Guest Speaker at Wake County Academy of Trial Lawyers, Raleigh, North Carolina on Future Implications of the New Federal Sentencing Guidelines
  • Guest Speaker, Southern Criminal Justice Association, Asheville, North Carolina on Constitutionality of Sentencing Guidelines and Sentencing Alternatives for Drug Offenders
  • Guest speaker at National Conference on Sentencing Advocacy, Washington, D.C., on Sentencing Alternatives for Drug Offenders - Addicts and Dealers, 1989
  • Speaker Georgia Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, Savannah, Georgia on Sentencing Reform: The Good, The Bad, and The Misunderstood
  • TESTIFIED before Federal Sentencing Committee as Chairperson for the Sentencing and Post Conviction Committee of NACDL regarding 1992 Federal Sentencing Amendments
  • Alabama - Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; speech entitled How To Get Downward Departure Under The Federal Sentencing Guidelines
  • National Organization For Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) speech entitled Using Federal Sentencing Alternative Specialists Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines To Obtain Downward Departures
  • National Association of Sentencing Advocates (NASA) speech entitled Preventing Plea Agreement Problems
  • NAACP speech entitled Sentencing and Appellate Mitigation and Federal Sentencing Guideline Amendments, United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996
  • LAWYERS WEEKLY, Interview entitled Truth In Sentencing -- Can Defendants Tell Jurors About Their Sentence?
  • NACDL Lobbying, Washington, D.C., concerning 1994 Crime Bill
  • MILWAUKEE BAR ASSOCIATION, Federal Sentencing & Guideline Issues, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1995
  • FLORIDA BAR ASSOCIATION, Miami, Florida, update on Federal Sentencing Guidelines 1994
  • TENNESSEE BAR ASSOCIATION, concerning “Sentencing Mitigation & Habeas Corpus Reform: Hope Needs A Life Jacket” August, 1998
  • NORML CONVENTION, Key West, Florida, December, 1998, Speech on Post-Conviction Remedies in Federal Court
  • SPEECH, Orlando Bar Association: Using Sentencing & Post Conviction Mitigation Attorneys as Part of the Defense Team, 2003
  • SPEECH, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Sentencing Mitigation and Beyond- Principles of Booker that Work, 2006
  • SPEECH, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Update on Federal Sentencing Amendments and Issues, April 2008
  • SPEECH, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Georgetown Law University, Washington DC: Updates on Federal Sentencing Mitigation in White Collar Cases, November 2008
  • SPEECH, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Defending Drug Cases, Las Vegas, NV, Sentencing Issues in Drug Cases: Plea Agreement, Mitigation, and Updates, November 2009
  • SPEECH, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Federal Plea and Sentencing: Case Law, Legislation, and Guidelines Updates, June 2010
  • SPEECH, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Anticipating Federal Sentencing Mitigation and Appeal Issues at Trial, November 2010
  • SPEECH, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Attacking the Case Once It’s Been Lost, November 2012
  • SPEECH, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s 7th Annual Forensic Science & the Law Conference, Las Vegas, NV, MAKING SENSE OF SCIENCE VII; Lost Evidence & Expert Testimony: Litigating Collection and Preservation Issues, May, 2014
  • SPEECH, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Advanced Criminal Law Seminar Aspen, Colorado January 2015. Mitigation developments and advocacy in Possession of Child Pornography cases
  • SPEECH, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Las Vegas, 2015. Prescription / Doctor Dealer / Pill Mill Cases
  • SPEECH, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Palm Beach, August 2016. Lost Evidence & Expert Testimony: Litigating Collection & Preservation Issues
  • Texas Voice for the Defense, article entitled Minimum Mandatory Sentencing Laws
  • The Champion, NACDL, Silver Anniversary issue, published article on the Federal Sentencing Memorandum: A Different Perspective
  • Inside Drug Law, published article entitled 4205(b)(1), The Forgotten Sentence 1985
  • The Georgia Defender, published article entitled Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 and Rule 35 Changes
  • The Georgia Defender, published article entitled 4205(b)(1), The Forgotten Sentence and No Prison Camps for Women
  • Voice for the Defense, published sentencing reform article entitled A Homeland of Confusion: A Heartland of Opportunity
  • Contributed written testimony and appeared before the U.S. Sentencing Commission on Offender Characteristics for NACDL Sentencing Commission Liaison Committee
  • Inside Drug Law and Texas Voice for the Defense, published article entitled Preponderance of Evidence in Criminal Law: The Double Standard
  • National Law Journal, published article entitled Sentencing Act's Stated Goals Seem Lost in New Draft Guidelines
  • The Champion, NACDL, published article entitled Sentencing Reform. 1984-1987
  • The Verdict, GTLA, published article entitled Second Draft of Sentencing Guidelines Paints Dim Picture
  • Criminal Law Bulletin, published article entitled 1988 Sentencing Drug Offenders: The Need to Sensitize the Sentencing Judge
  • Criminal Law Section Newsletter (The Florida Bar), Calendar Call (State Bar of Georgia), published article entitled The Criminal Defendant and Cooperation
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAGAZINE (American Bar Association), 1991 published article entitled Get the Agreement In Writing First. (Plea Agreement and Cooperation)
  • THE ADVOCATE, published article entitled The Criminal Defendant and Cooperation
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAGAZINE, American Bar Association; article entitled Racial Disparity In Crack Cocaine Offenses
  • THE CHAMPION MAGAZINE, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, A ‘Knowing, Intelligent and Voluntary’ Plea: The Justice Department’s Latest Oxymoron, Jan./Feb. 1995
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAGAZINE, American Bar Association; article entitled Sentencing Manipulation and Entrapment, Courts Are Wary, But Admit the Possibility, Fall, 1995
  • PRISON LIFE MAGAZINE, June-July, 1997, article entitled Habeas Corpus Reform & Ineffective Assistance of Counsel: Last Bastion of Hope or Defense Attorneys’ Worst Nightmare? 1997
  • SENTENCING DEFENSE MANUAL, published by West Group. Author Marcia G. Shein. 1988 to 1998, received prestigious award for Best Legal & Accounting Text, American Publishers Association
  • CULTURAL FACTORS IN CRIMINAL DEFENSE, present, Author, Chapter 12 Cultural Differences in Sentencing. Developed by Federal Public Defender’s Office in Las Vegas, Nevada, René L. Valladares
  • COVER STORY - Sizing Up Sentences - AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION JOURNAL INTERVIEW regarding Inconsistent Use of Money Laundering Charges in Fraud Cases, Vol. 85, November, 1999
  • THE CHAMPION MAGAZINE, July, 2001, article entitled Apprendi Arguments of Jurisdiction and Retroactivity, GRID & BEAR IT
  • NEWSWEEK, March, 2004, quoted in article entitled Martha’s Fall
  • THE FEDERAL LAWYER, May, 2004, Cover Story; The Federal Sentencing Guidelines: A Troubling Historical Perspective
  • THE CHAMPION MAGAZINE, April, 2007, article entitled Race and Crack Cocaine Offenses: Correcting a Troubling Injustice Post-Booker
  • CULTURAL ISSUES IN CRIMINAL DEFENSE, 2nd Edition, edited by Linda Friedman Ramirez, published by JURIS. July 2007 to present, Chapter 16 author on Cultural Issues in Sentencing
  • PRISON LIVING MAGAZINE, Volume 2, Issue 3, 3rd Quarter, 2007, article entitled Plea Agreement Pitfalls and Minefields
  • PRISON LIVING MAGAZINE, Volume 2, Issue 4, 4th Quarter, 2007, article entitled Fourth Amendment and Exclusionary Rule
  • PRISON LIVING MAGAZINE, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2009, article entitled Different Formulas For Determining Loss (Relevant Conduct in Federal Cases)
  • FEDERAL CRIMINAL LAW INMATE HANDBOOK, 2013 Updates
  • THE FEDERAL LAWYER, September, 2010, Volume 57, Number Eight; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Criminal Justice System: From Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan
  • THE CHAMPION MAGAZINE, May, 2011, article entitled The Changing Landscape of Sentencing Mitigation In Possession of Child Pornography Cases
  • ASPATORE BOOKS, INSIDE THE MINDS, LITIGATION STRATEGIES FOR INTERNET PORNOGRAPHY CASES, 2012, Chapter author of Unique Trends and Challenges in Defending Internet Pornography Cases
  • THE CHAMPION MAGAZINE, Jan/Feb, 2014, THE GOVERNMENTS USE OF LOST EVIDENCE
  • THE LAWYER MONTHLY MAGAZINE, Global Edition LM71-2016, THE ADVANCEMENT OF CYBER CRIMES

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • We have been successful in many cases throughout the United States in reducting sentences, dismissing cases and obtaining appellat relief. See our web page at www.federalcriminallawcenter.com for statistics and victories for the past 20 years.

Representative Clients:

  • Complex Federal cases and appeals and post conviction State of Georgia motions for new trial, appeals and habeas corpus litigation., 1992

Educational Background:

  • Bachelors degree in Psychology 1974; Masters degree in Psychology 1977

Industry Groups

  • GACDL President 2013; NACDL Life Member
  • Office Location for Marcia G. Shein

    2392 N Decatur Road
    Decatur, GA 30033

    Phone: 404-633-3797

     

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    Last Updated: 3/21/2017

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