S. Derek Gage

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Decatur, GA

The Gage Law Firm, LLC
 | 160 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 200
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-500-5430
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney S. Derek Gage is the founder and managing partner of The Gage Law Firm, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. A highly rated attorney with over 13 years of legal experience, Mr. Gage focuses his practice primarily on defending the rights and liberties of those charged with any type of felony or misdemeanor offense, particularly those struggling with mental illness.

A staunch supporter of LGBT rights, Mr. Gage also delivers solid estate plans tailored to the unique challenges facing same-sex families, and he has garnered nationwide recognition as a leader in this practice area as well as for his tireless efforts to protect the rights of the mentally ill facing serious criminal charges.

A 2000 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Mr. Gage obtained his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 2003. The following year, the State Bar of Georgia admitted him to practice, and he is also admitted to practice before all of the Georgia Superior Courts as well as before the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Upon receiving his license to practice law, Mr. Gage served DeKalb County for years as a public defender before establishing his own private practice in 2011. Through his position as a public defender, Mr. Gage gained invaluable experience advocating on behalf of the indigent and mentally ill, and he helped secure favorable outcomes for hundreds of defendants while working hard to remove the stigma so often attached to those suffering from mental disorders.

In recognition for his impeccable professionalism and unwavering commitment to those in need, Mr. Gage received the 2017 Advocacy Leadership Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and in 2014, The National Trial Lawyers named him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia.

As a member of the Stonewall Bar Association, Mr. Gage focuses on protecting the rights of those in his local LGBT community as well as bringing awareness to the legal issues they face.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (80%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Wills

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Estate Planning & Probate: Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Wills

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2018

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About Derek Gage

Admitted: 2004, Georgia

Professional Webpage: http://www.thegagefirm.com/attorney-profile

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Georgia Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Georgia's Stonewall Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Keynote Speaker, Mental Illness and Criminal Defense, National Alliance on Mental Illness Northside Atlanta, 2016
  • Panel Discussion Member, Mental Illness and Crime: PTSD, Mass Murder, and More, American Bar Association, 2015
  • Speaker, The Fall of DOMA and its Impact on LGBT Estate Planning and Gifting Opportunities, American Cancer Society Annual Conference, 2014
  • Speaker, Defending the Mentally Ill, Georgia Public Defender Council Annual Training Seminar, 2011
  • Speaker, American Cancer Society's national conference in Atlanta

Educational Background:

  • The University of Maryland, College Park, Bachelors Degree

Industry Groups

  • Mental Health
Office Location for S. Derek Gage

160 Clairemont Avenue
Suite 200
Decatur, GA 30030

Phone: 404-500-5430

 

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Last Updated: 1/8/2018

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