Lee Sexton

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Stockbridge, GA

Lee Sexton & Associates
 | 320 Corporate Center Court, Stockbridge, GA 30281
Phone: 770-800-7172
Fax: 770-474-5553
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
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    Attorney Lee Sexton is the founder and principal of Lee Sexton & Associates in Stockbridge, Georgia. A nationally ranked trial attorney with more than 39 years of total legal experience, Mr. Sexton focuses his practice solely on criminal law, and he provides unmatched defense counsel to clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro and surrounding areas who stand accused or are under investigation for any type of felony or misdemeanor offense.

    Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Sexton has served as president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he has spoken before the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Senate Committee on matters involving nonrefundable retainers for criminal defense lawyers and minimum mandatory sentencing requirements, respectively. He has also appeared on Dateline, Court TV, 48 Hours, The Oprah Winfrey Show and other local and national television and radio news outlets, where he has offered in-depth legal commentary on a variety of topics.

    Moreover, Mr. Sexton is highly active with the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, having served on its Strike Force to assist lawyers cited for contempt as well as with the organization's legislative committee and board of directors. He is also a member of other local, state and national legal organizations.

    Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Sexton has earned a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* peer review rating along with many other consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he has gained a reputation as a tireless advocate who aggressively pursues the most favorable outcome possible on behalf of those he serves.

    A 1978 graduate of Georgia State University, Mr. Sexton obtained his Juris Doctor from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in 1981. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

    *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.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


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    Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006

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    Admitted: 1981, Georgia

    Professional Webpage: http://leesexton.com/1615.html


    • The Strike Force is a committee of lawyers who, pro bono, represent lawyers who are cited for contempt of court, or otherwise need legal representation.  In 2018, the award was renamed the Lee Sexton Strike Force Award, which is awarded annually., GACDL Strike Force award., Ga. Assoc. Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Legislative Committee, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Board of Directors, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Former President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Strike Force, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Northern, Middle, and Southern Federal District Courts of Georgia
    • State Bar of Georgia, November, 1981
    • Member of Governor’s criminal reform panel., 2016

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • I have represented many pro bono cases involving criminal defense.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Minimum Mandatory Sentencing, Georgia Senate Committee
    • Addressed Georgia Supreme Court in support of non-refundable retainers for Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers., 2014

    Educational Background:

    • Georgia State University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
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    Office Location for Lee Sexton

    320 Corporate Center Court
    Stockbridge, GA 30281

    Phone: 770-800-7172

    Fax: 770-474-5553

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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