Jason W. Swindle, Sr.

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Carrollton, GA

Swindle Law Group, P.C.
 | 310 Tanner Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: 678-390-5567
Fax: 770-836-8388
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Jason W. Swindle, Sr., of Swindle Law Group, P.C., in Carrollton, Georgia, has a practice devoted to criminal and DUI defense. Mr. Swindle is highly qualified in these areas and serves a variety of clients in Carrollton, Newnan, and Douglasville, as well as throughout Carroll, Coweta, Douglas and other counties throughout western Georgia. He has handled criminal matters at both the state and federal levels.

    Mr. Swindle earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Georgia Southern University and his law degree from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law. He has been admitted to practice in the state of Georgia since 2003 and is also licensed to practice before federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Swindle has litigated thousands of criminal cases. He has used this extensive experience base to author articles on criminal defense topics and to speak to various organizations and universities on issues involving criminal justice and politics.

    Mr. Swindle participates in several local organizations, including the Atlanta Bar Association, the West Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also active in the State Bar of Georgia and is a member of the group’s criminal law section.

    On a national level, Mr. Swindle belongs to organizations, including The National College for DUI Defense, The Federalist Society, Lions Clubs International and the National Rifle Association. He is designated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating.


    *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.

    In 2017, Mr. Swindle was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Sexual Offender Registration Review Board (SORRB).  

    Mr. Swindle represents the Coweta Judicial Circuit (Carroll, Coweta, Troup, Meriwether, Heard counties) on the Board of Governors. 

    He also serves on the Judicial Qualifications Commission Nominating Committee for the State Bar.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Criminal Defense
    • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

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    About Jason Swindle, Sr.

    Admitted: 2003, Georgia

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


    • AV Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011
    • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Georgia, The American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013
    • Jekyll Island, Ga. – Jason W. Swindle of the Swindle Law Group P.C. in Carrollton was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 49,000-member State Bar of Georgia and was installed June 10 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.Swindle will serve in the Coweta Judicial Circuit, Post 2 seat on the board. He earned his law degree from the Walter F. George Law School at Mercer University and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2003. His law practice is focused on criminal defense.The Board of Governors is the 160-member policymaking authority of the State Bar, with representation from each of Georgia’s judicial circuits. The board holds regular meetings at least four times per year.###The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by Georgia’s Supreme Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884. All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the State Bar. Its more than 49,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics., Board of Governors - State Bar of Georgia, State Bar of Georgia, 2017
    • Selection to the Business Advisory Council, National Republican Congressional Committee
    • AV Client Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
    • The Best Lawyer in Carroll County, Times Georgian, 2016
    • Millenium Honor Roll, National Rifle Association, 2000
    • On June 30, 2017, Governor Nathan Deal (GA) appointed Jason W. Swindle Sr. of Carrollton, GA to serve on the eight person Sexual Offender Registry Review Board. The Board’s duty is to determine the likelihood that a sexual offender will engage in another crime against a victim who is a minor or in another dangerous sexual offense is set forth in O.C.G.A. § 42-1-14.  The Board’s purpose is to protect Georgia’s children and communities at large by identifying convicted sexual offenders that present the greatest risk of sexually reoffending. www.sorrb.org, Appointment By Governor Deal To Sexual Offender Registry Review Board, Governor Nathan Deal (GA) (R), 2017
    • Nation's Top One Percent of Lawyers, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
    • 10.0 Superb Rating, Avvo, 2012
    • Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers in Georgia, The National Trial Lawyers
    • Hunting Advisory Committee, Georgia Outdoor News (GON)

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • National College of DUI Defense
    • Appointed to serve on the Judicial Qualifications Commission Nominating Committee for the State Bar of Georgia., 2019
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • Jason W. Swindle Sr. was elected by the lawyers in the Coweta Judicial Circuit (Carroll, Coweta, Troup, Meriwether, and Heard counties) to serve on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia.  The Board of Governors, consisting of 160 members, is the policy making authority for the 49,000 members of the Bar., 2017
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • Atlanta Bar Association
    • United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
    • State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law Section
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
    • West Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Appointed to serve on the 2018 State Bar Legislative Advisory Committee., 2017

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Optimist
    • National Rifle Association (NRA)
    • Kiwanis
    • The Federalist Society
    • I am the founder and president of The West Georgia Autism Foundation (WGAF).   This 501(c)(3) is the most well known foundation in west Georgia.  We support families in the west Georgia area by providing selective financial assistance, public awareness/education, and counseling resources.    , 2017
    • Rotary
    • Lion’s Club International, Member
    • Carroll County Bar Association, Public Relations/Media and Speaker Commitees, Chairman

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Professor, areas of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Constitutional Law, University of West Georgia, Criminology Department, 2012
    • Syndicated Legal Columnist, Times-Georgian; Douglas County Sentinel; Newna Times-Herald; Troup County News and many other publications and media outlets
    • The Truth About Confessions
    • High Court Strikes Down DUI Law


    • Dobbs v. State – 302 Ga. App. 628 (Reversal of Repeat Offender Sentence)
    • State v. J.J.C. - Carroll Superior Court - Charged with murder, felony murder, etc.  This was a very high profile self defense case. After three months in custody, client was awarded a bond; the first bond awarded on a murder case in Carroll Co. in years. May 2019 - Indictment was nolle prossed.  All charges dismissed., 2019
    • Lane v. State – (Acquittal on all Charges – Sex Crimes Case)
    • State v. Davis - Carroll Superior Court; Haralson Superior Court - Two Motions to Dismiss Indictments in Two Counties granted., 2017
    • Thomas v. State – 289 Ga. 877 (Reversal of Aggravated Assault Conviction)
    • In Re: ACRM – 311 Ga. App. 848 (Reversal of Conviction)
    • Newton v. State – (Reversal of Burglary Conviction)
    • State v. Young - Carroll Superior Court Motion to Dismiss Indictment Granted, 2016
    • In Re: MA – (Reversal of Termination of Parental Rights)
    • Garrett v. State – 306 Ga. App. 420 (Reversal of Conviction)
    • Baldwin v. State – (Acquittal on Aggravated Battery at Trial)
    • State v. Young - Blind Plea - After a three hour sentencing hearing where the State was asking for 30 years to serve in a multiple vehicular homicide case, the judge sentenced the client to 24 months in the county jail., 2017
    • State v. Newton - (reversal of a burglary conviction), 2013

    Representative Clients:

    • I represent College Park Officer David Block.  Officer Block has been accused of criminal offenses in Carroll County, GA., 2017
    • I represent Jennifer Cotton, the mother of the 2-year child who accidentally pulled a gun out of her mother's purse and fired the weapon in a restaurant in Coweta Co., GA., 2017
    • I representent Jerry Sims, the volunteer church bus driver involved in a tragic accident near the airport in Fulton County, GA., 2017


    • I have been interviewed and provided legal analysis numerous times on local and national television radio and other media outlets.  Most of these videos and audio streams are located at www.swindlelaw.com., Numerous Media Videos, 2017
    • 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


    • Swindle Law Group produces a free newsletter that provides updates on legal issues, weekly columns/blogs, and other cutting edge legal and political news., Swindle Law Group Newsletter
    • To sign up for our free newsletter, just go to www.swindlelaw.com and click on the newsletter link. , Swindle Law Newsletter, Criminal Law

    Educational Background:

    • Georgia Southern University, BBA Marketing, 1997

    Industry Groups

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

    310 Tanner Street
    Carrollton, GA 30117

    Phone: 678-390-5567

    Fax: 770-836-8388

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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