Nicholas A. Lotito

Top rated White Collar Crimes attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Lotito & Kirschenbaum
Nicholas A. Lotito
Lotito & Kirschenbaum

Practice Areas: White Collar Crimes, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1975

Education: University of Virginia School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2024

Lotito & Kirschenbaum

1800 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30309 Visit website


As a partner at Lotito & Kirschenbaum, of Atlanta, Georgia, Nicholas A. Lotito focuses on criminal defense representation for persons facing various federal and state charges. Mr. Lotito has represented defendants in 17 states achieving acquittals and dismissals for clients accused of Rico, mail, wire and securities fraud, Ponzi scheme conspiracies, bribery, money laundering, drug conspiracy, armed robbery, operating a chop shop, altered VIN allegations, criminal embargo offenses, Medicaid fraud, vehicular homicide, aggravated assault and murder, among other criminal charges. Mr. Lotito represents corporations and individuals in connection with amnesty applications to the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and has defended clients accused of price-fixing, bid rigging and criminal antitrust charges. He is experienced with grand jury investigations and criminal appeals. Clients include doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, veterinarians, nurses and other professionals, where licensing issues are often implicated, and many others who have needed representation.

After graduating from Emory University with a BA in history in 1971, Mr. Lotito attended the University of Virginia School of Law. Upon earning his Juris Doctor in 1975, he was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals for the 4th, 5th and 11th Circuits, the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States. Prior to joining Davis, Zipperman, Kirschenbaum & Lotito, LLP, Mr. Lotito held positions with the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mr. Lotito is a member of the Criminal, Antitrust and Litigation Sections of the American Bar Association and has also earned an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a past president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also chaired its amicus committee for 10 years. He is a longtime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. Mr. Lotito received a Special Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Justice, was twice named as a member of the Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine and has an AVVO rating of 10.0. Mr. Lotito served as a visiting professor of criminal law in Vladivostok, Russia and Rijeka, Croatia. In the summer of 2003, he graduated from the Trial Lawyers College.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, White Collar Crime

  • 60% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 40% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 1975, Georgia

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, American Bar Association, Criminal, Antitrust, and Litigation Sections
  • 1000 Lawyers for Justice, Steering Committee
  • Member, Task Force on Municipal Court Reform
  • Georgia
  • Member, Lamar Inn of Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Past-President, Board of Directors, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Criminal and Antitrust Sections
  • Chairman, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Amicus Committee
  • Board Member, Former Chairperson, World Literacy Initiative, 2001 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Criminal Antitrust Prosecutions-Amnesty, Immunity and Sentencing Guideline Issues from the Defense Perspective", Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Special Supplement, Fulton Daily Report, December, 1994
  • "Departures and Charge Bargaining Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines", White Collar Crime Symposium, New England School of Law, February, 2000
  • Lecturer, Various Topics for Lawyers at CLE Seminars on criminal defense and antitrust
  • Expert Legal Commentator, Featured on Court TV
  • "Evolution of Antitrust Prosecutions and Implications of Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Real Time for Real Crime", Georgia State Bar Journal, Fall, 1994
Educational Background:
  • Emory University, B.A. in History, 1971
  • President's Award, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011
  • AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Georgia Trend Legal Elite, 2012
  • Special Achievement Award, U.S. Department of Justice

Office location for Nicholas A. Lotito

1800 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 404-565-1200


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