Tanya D. Jeffords

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Augusta, Georgia

Law Offices of Tanya D. Jeffords and Associates, PC
Tanya D. Jeffords
Law Offices of Tanya D. Jeffords and Associates, PC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Employment & Labor, Civil Rights; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 2001

Education: Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2011

Law Offices of Tanya D. Jeffords and Associates, PC

437 Walker St
Augusta, GA 30901 Visit website


With preparation and power of prayer as her motto, Tanya D. Jeffords of the Law Offices of Tanya D. Jeffords and Associates, PC, located in Augusta, Georgia, advocates for clients in a broad range of cases revolving around all aspects of:

  • Civil rights violations
  • Personal injury
  • Criminal law and appeals
  • DUIs
  • White collar crimes
  • Employment and labor law
  • Drug offenses
  • Elder abuse and nursing home negligence
  • Wrongful death

Well-known as “Tiger” among her clients across the Central Savannah River Area, Ms. Jeffords has a reputation for combining her legal skills, assets and extensive experience to create a compelling force in the courtroom and negotiating table to help her clients and their families find solutions to their problems within the legal framework. Her genuine concern for clients drives her to go that extra mile on trial to protect them.

Upon completing her bachelor’s degree at the Augusta University, Ms. Jeffords received her Juris Doctor from Mercer University School of Law. She acquired valuable experience during her tenure as a federal judicial law clerk for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia and as a public defender for the Augusta Judicial Circuit.

Licensed to practice law in the states of Georgia and South Carolina, Ms. Jeffords has argued before the Supreme Court of Georgia. She holds memberships in organizations such as the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Augusta Bar Association, the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, and the Augusta Chapter of The Links, Inc., the Platinum Minds and Kiwanis International.

A fierce and caring advocate, Ms. Jeffords was named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 in 2012 and the Top 100 National Black Lawyers in 2015. Georgia’s Judicial Council and Administrative Office of the Courts presented her with the State Hero Award in 2013 for her significant contribution to the accountability courts. Along with her husband, William R. Jeffords III, she operates Dream Builders of America’s Youth Inc., a nonprofit created by a diverse group of professionals to give young people the tools to turn dreams into reality.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Employment & Labor: Employee, Civil Rights, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Employment Law - Employee, Expungement, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10% Civil Rights
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2001, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://jeffordslaw.com/about/attorney-tanya-d-jeffords/

  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2018, 2019, 2022
  • Augusta Bar Association's Robert L. Allgood Service Award- In Recognition of your Example of and Commitment to Service, 2018
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • STAR Award- For dedicated accountability courts service and passion, 2021
  • One of the Top Young Attorneys in Georgia by Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011
  • Top 100 National Black Lawyers, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • State Hero Award, 2013
  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Augusta Conference of African American Attorneys (ACAAA), Member
  • Dream Builders of America’s Youth Inc.
  • Kiwanis Club, Member
  • Augusta Chapter of the Links, Inc., Platinum Minds, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Fellow
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Family Law Section of the Augusta Bar Association, Member
  • Member, South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • Member, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), Member
  • Georgia
  • Augusta Bar Association, Member
  • National Trial Lawyers, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association, Member
  • South Carolina
Educational Background:
  • Augusta State University, 1996

Office location for Tanya D. Jeffords

437 Walker St
Augusta, GA 30901

Phone: 706-237-9416


1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2011

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