Edward D. Tolley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Athens, GA

Cook & Tolley LLP
 | 304 East Washington Street, PO Box 1927
Athens, GA 30601
Phone: 706-549-6111
Fax: 706-548-0956
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at the law firm of Cook & Tolley, LLP, Edward D. Tolley focuses his practice on criminal law. Generally handling cases involving issues such as DUI, drug offenses, theft, white collar crimes, assault and murder, Mr. Tolley serves clients throughout the Athens, Georgia, area.

Mr. Tolley attended the University of Georgia, earning a Bachelor in Business Administration in 1971 and a Master of Business Administration in 1974. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1975.

Having over four decades of legal experience, Mr. Tolley understands what is at stake for people when the government accuses them of a crime. Drawing on his knowledge, he carefully reviews all the facts and applicable laws, crafting the best possible defense on behalf of his clients. Striving to protect the rights and futures of those he represents, Mr. Tolley brings them options for achieving just and reasonable solutions to their cases. His commitment to maintaining high standards of ethics and providing quality legal services helped him garner the respect of his clients and peers alike. He has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Staying active in the community is a priority for Mr. Tolley. A retired officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, he also served previously as the president of the Clark County Public Schools Board of Education. Sharing his knowledge on professional ethics and various other topics in the law, Mr. Tolley is a frequent speaker at continuing education programs.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%): Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Business Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About Edward Tolley

Admitted: 1975, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.cooktolley.com/attorneys/edward-tolley/

Honors/Awards:

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Georgia

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Clarke County Board of Education, Past President

Educational Background:

  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Georgia, 1974
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Georgia, 1971
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Office Location for Edward D. Tolley

304 East Washington Street
PO Box 1927
Athens, GA 30601

Phone: 706-549-6111

Fax: 706-548-0956

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Last Updated: 6/27/2018

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