Daniel E. DeWoskin

Daniel E. DeWoskin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Decatur, GA

DeWoskin Law Firm, LLC
 | 535 N McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-987-0026
Fax: 404-920-3341
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Consumer Law (30%)
Attorney Profile
Daniel E. DeWoskin has a passion for serving people whose lives have been damaged by the wrongful and negligent acts of other people. Dan is a true trial attorney and is most at home when seeking justice from a jury. Dan immediately started his own practice after passing the bar and began trying cases throughout Georgia. He utilizes the skills he obtained as a criminal defense attorney in his representation of people who have been injured or killed. In addition to being certified as a Law Enforcement Officer in Georgia, Dan is active in the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Dekalb Bar Association, and the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.

About Daniel DeWoskin

Admitted: 2002, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.atlantatrial.com/attorneys-dan-dewoskin/

Honors/Awards:

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association-Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition-Regional, Best Brief, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2001
  • I was the recipient of a certificate of recognition for volunteer service with the Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, specifically for assistance with the debt and consumer education clinic in which I participate on a monthly basis consulting with the public. , Recognition for Exemplary Public Service, Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation- Debt Collection Consumer Education Clinic, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Georgia Real Estate Commission-Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
  • Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training, 2001

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation - Board Member, 2016
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Georgia State Bar
  • DUIDLA-Founding Member , 2014
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College-Graduate
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Decatur Rotary Club-President , 2018
  • Dekalb County Bar Association - Past President, 2016
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Leadership Dekalb - Graduate, 2014
  • I have conducted several presentations for the Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation's Debt Clinics held to inform the public about defenses available in debt collection actions, courtroom procedures, and other issues relevant to addressing debt collection defenses.  Along with a select group of other attorneys, we have helped educate many people who have been sued and are often able to provide pro bono representation to some of the attendees.  For many others, we have empowered them to obtain reliable information regarding the allegations in their cases and better prepared them for pro se representations., 2012
  • I am an attorney coach for the Paideia High School Mock Trial Competition Team.  I assist high school students as they are introduced to the complicated process of trial advocacy.  Each year these students are provided with novel challenges of law, facts, and procedure that they must learn and address through diligent preparation and creativity.  It is among the most rewarding community service activities in which I participate as I am able to share what I love most about my work with students who I may one day soon face in a real courtroom setting. , 2009
  • Chairman - Dekalb County Board of Ethics - Appointed by Leadership Dekalb to the Board to review ethical complaints regarding conduct of county employees brought by citizens and others., 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • I was a speaker and presenter at the Atlanta Bar Association sponsored continuing legal education seminar.  The focus of my presentation was addressing the interplay between the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and current issues facing consumers.  , Speaker/Presenter, CLE Lecture - Consumer Debt & Credit - Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Atlanta Bar Association , Atlanta Bar Association, 2013
  • Presented a lecture to members of the public on the subject of debt defense and other consumer issues, such as Pro se advocacy. Lecture covered topics of the third party debt-buyer industry, evidentiary issues and ramifications for violations of consumer laws such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act., Guest Speaker and Presenter, Debt Defense Seminar, Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, 2012
  • NRA-Use of Deadly Force in Protecting the Home/Family: This speaking engagement addressed many of the concerns individual gun owners had regarding the law and their rights under the law to use deadly force in certain circumstances., Speaker, Use of Deadly Force in Protecting the Home/Family, National Rifle Association, 2009
  • I am an adjunct professor for the Emory University School of Law's Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, teaching students the various skills necessary to prepare a case and advocate in the courtroom.  The program involves interactive work with the students where they see demonstrations, conduct their own direct examinations, cross-examinations, openings, and closings, and begin to understand the level of creativity involved in trial advocacy., Adjunct Professor-Emory Law School-Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, Adjunct Professor-Emory Law School-Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, Emory University School of Law, 2012
  • I introduced the speakers on several different consumer topics, such as payment systems, wrongful foreclosure litigation, litigation under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and Lemon Law.  I also spoke on the topic of how to begin identifying prospective cases under the FDCPA and what is involved in the litigation process for such matters., Speaker, Consumer Section Chair, The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act , Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • I spoke to attendees of a teleconference from across the United States on defense of debt collection cases in a consumer context.  The topics covered forum, affirmative defenses, litigation techniques, client relations and communications, consumer rights, and consumer causes of action., Faculty Speaker, Debt Collection Defense, National Business Institute, 2015
  • Presented information on economic aspects of managing a consumer practice to other members of the National Association of Consumer Advocates.  This presentation included relevant current events, trends, and concerns as to attorneys fees awards, uncollectible judgments, and other topics that present challenges to consumer attorneys., Speaker, Georgia National Association of Consumer Advocates, Georgia National Association Of Consumer Advocates, 2015
  • As a former member of the law enforcement community, recent incidents of police shootings, violence against police, and mistrust of police have caused me to reevaluate how the law enforcment community may most effectively operate to provide protection, deter crime, and maintain the level of integrity that the public rightfully expects of it.  This article examines some of the problems that have led to the breakdown in the relationship of the officer and the public and suggests where things may evolve from here., Contributing Author, Us Against Them: The Problematic Relationship of Citizens and Law Enforcment, The Warrior: Journal of the Trial Lawyer's College, 2015
  • I spoke to attendees of a teleconference from across the United States on updates to law regarding defense of debt collection cases in a consumer context.  The topics included FDCPA, TCPA and CFPB Compliance, as well as strategies to assist in litigation how to best litigate with opposing counsel.  This presentation was conducted in concert with an attorney who specializes in collection and post-judgment collection., Speaker/Presenter, Debt Collection Litigation, National Business Institute, 2016
  • I presented and spoke on the subject of ethical issues and concerns during consumer collections.  The topic included eliminating ethical problems, zealous representation and vexatious practices, lawyer liability, and attorneys' fees., Speaker, Avoiding Ethical Tangles in Collections; Insight from the Debtor's Attorney and What You Need to Know, NBI, 2017

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Settlement of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Claim: Client was sued for $1,700.00 by third-party debt buyer.  In addition to filing and asserting applicable defenses, counterclaims were filed and pursued resulting in payment of $9,000.00 to my client, the defendant, by the very party that brought suit against her.  Case was settled on day before it was scheduled to be tried by a jury in Dekalb State Court., 2012
  • Client was charged with DUI on New Year's Eve, 2010 by a Dekalb County Police DUI Task Force Officer.  Client complied with all standardized field sobriety tests but, upon arrest, refused to submit to breathalyzer test.  Case was tried before a jury in May, 2011 in Dekalb County State Court and Client was acquitted of DUI., 2011
  • Settled catastrophic injury case after 4+ years of litigation for $1,200,000.00.  The case involved extremely complicated damages issues which required many continuances to take place time and time again.  After two all-day mediations that took place a year apart, both sides were finally able to come to a resolution that was acceptable to all parties.  The case involved a private charter bus that ran a red light and collided with a passenger vehicle, causing extreme damage to the driver of the vehicle., 2016
  • Client was the driver of a vehicle with two passengers.  She was pulled over by police in a traffic stop and a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed nearly 1,700 pills of ecstasy (MDMA).  Client was charged with Trafficking in Ecstasy and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute.  After thoroughly investigating the matter and preparing a defense for trial, we were able to get the entire case dismissed., 2012

Educational Background:

  • College of Charleston - Charleston, SC Bachelor of Arts Artium Baccalaureatus, Honorary degree in Classics, 1998
  • Georgia State University - College of Law, 2002
Office Location for Daniel E. DeWoskin

535 N McDonough St.
Decatur, GA 30030

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Last Updated: 4/29/2019

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