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About Richard Lawson

Top-Rated Georgia DUI Defense Attorney

Are you searching for the best DUI defense attorney in Georgia? 

Richard Lawson was trained as a DUI prosecutor.  The time he spent prosecuting cases gives him valuable insight into the prosecution's mindset when approaching a DUI case. He is familiar with all of the prosecutors, judges, and most of the DUI officers in Metro Atlanta and throughout North Georgia.  He knows how to approach each of them during plea negotiations, allowing you to get the best deal available. If an agreement is not reached, he is an expert at litigating the case at trial.

The Law Office of Richard Lawson has comprised the most effective DUI defense team in Georgia. Richard employs former DUI officers as investigators, experts on breath and blood testing machines, top-rated associate attorneys and support staff with unparalleled skill.  Our office has defended thousands of Georgia residents in their DUI cases and preserved our clients' rights to drive time and time again.

In all our cases, we look for every possible defense.  Our office has published 50 DUI defenses that may apply to your case, and for all our clients, we will analyze the facts of your case to see which ones to use.  Some of the defenses listed can be litigated before trial, which may lead to a dismissal of all of your charges before you even step foot into the courtroom!

If we cannot get your charges dismissed or reduced, we will proceed to trial.  Richard has developed relationships with some of the best DUI experts in Georgia.  He will bring them to the stand to testify in your case, challenging each piece of evidence the State tries to use to prove their case.

Richard Lawson is the number one ranked and reviewed attorney on AVVO, the attorney review site. His clients overwhelmingly agree that he is the best DUI defense lawyer in Georgia.

Richard and his team are Georgia's DUI-ONLY firm.

Our office exclusively handles DUI cases.  We are not "general practitioners" who routinely handle various types of cases.  DUI is all we do.  An effective DUI attorney must know the nuances of the law; the science of breath-testing, whether the field sobriety tests in your case were administered correctly, and whether there are legal and procedural defenses in your case.  Most general practice lawyers do not have the time or resources to keep up with all the changes in the laws and potential defenses to it.

Customer Service Every Day, Nights, Weekends, Holidays:

Our office is known for excellent customer service and making sure our clients are always informed as to the status of their case.  We make sure you get answers every day to your questions.  Every day does not mean the office closes on weekends or holidays.  Contact our office 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.  We are always here to help you. Your problems never take a day off, and neither do we.

Please review what former clients say about our office:


  • What can I say about Mr. Lawson that everyone else hasn't already said? He's the best DUI lawyer out there for sure. I was charged with DUI and child endangerment and thought I would be convicted of at least a DUI if not the child endangerment as well. I thought I would lose my job too if I was c... Read On

  • I was initially charged with Boating Under the Influence, Endangering a Child While Operating a Boat While Under the Influence and Failure to Display Registration Numbers on Boat. The result of my case was excellent in that I was charged with a reduction to Reckless Boating and Improper Tag. No j... Read On

  • Although it was my first in 18 years once I got my DUI there was a ton of uncertainty. I was referred to a few lawyers but after some research it was clear I needed better and that's when I found Richard. I knew Richard would be the caliber of lawyer I needed and wanted to help me through this or... Read On

  • Mr. Lawson was definitely an extraordinary attorney. He was very informative and professional. All calls/emails were answered immediately or within the hour. The DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving. Thank you, Mr. Lawson for making a difficult situation a lot less traumatic. Read On

  • Richard initially set me up with one of his associates Kimberly berry. I could have not been happier with Kimberly. When it came to the day of my trial, Richard actually went out of his way to sit in with Kimberly during the negotiations. They negotiated a reduced sentence. I could have not beeen... Read On

  • IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DUI CALL MR. LAWSON!!! I am a former military service member and currently a Federal Employee with a security clearance. I was pulled over in Georgia, arrested refused the breath analyzer, and was charged with DUI. I found Mr. Lawson’s website, which had many outstanding re... Read On

  • I could not be a happier with how my case turned out. Kimberly helped reduce my sentence to reckless driving. she really took care of me and all of my needs. Read On

  • WOW! WOW! Richard Lawson is amazing!!!! A few months ago my world was turned upside down when I was pulled over in North GA and arrested for DUI/Less Safe Drug. I'm a RN and having this follow me around could have jeopardized my license. I found Mr. Lawson online read his reviews and hired him. H... Read On

  • Richard was professional and reassuring through the entire process, explaining my options and calming me down right away on the first phone call. After talking to two other attorneys I was absolutely convinced that Richard was the attorney I trusted to handle my case. He was in touch with me ... Read On

  • Mr. Lawson is outstanding. He was professional, attentive to any requests, and got the outcome I wanted but thought was unachievable. I had been arrested for a DUI. The case was very difficult, intricate, and was seemingly without hope, but Mr. Lawson was able to get the charges drastically reduc... Read On

  • Richard Lawson is by far the BEST Lawyer in Georgia. I was on my way home from Northern Georgia and heading to Central Florida. I was pulled over by the Georgia Highway Patrol for speeding and was eventually charged with DUI Refusal (2nd Time). After I was released from around 10pm, Richard answ... Read On

  • I was recently charged with a hit and run accident. I then contacted Mr. Lawson who spoke to me and treated me with respect. He precedded to get the hit and run charge dismissed to a reduced charge of duty to report an accident, no probation and only a fine that I had to pay. Mr. Lawson is very k... Read On

  • Not only did Richard Lawson and his very capable associate get my DUI reduced to reckless driving with parole, but he did something that I didn't think was possible. I was stopped for a moving violation recently. The police arrested me because they showed my driver's license had been suspended. H... Read On

  • I would give Richard the highest recommendation possible. From the beginning, he treated me with firmness and complete professionalism. I knew he had my back and I never doubted once through the whole process that he wasn't working hard to achieve the best outcome. My case was dismissed and thank... Read On

  • Richard was not the first lawyer I spoke with after my DUI charge, but he was the last when searching for representation. This was my very first time encountering any sort of legal dispute so I had no idea what I was doing and I was very scared. Richard was very friendly, down to earth and consol... Read On

  • Not only is his previous experience as a DUI prosecutor, educational background and experience in the courtroom a plus, but his promptness in returning my telephone calls and answering my questions helped me through the most difficult time of my life. He restored my faith that anything was possib... Read On

  • Richard helped us in a way we could never repay. Although my husband was facing his second lifetime DUI per the new GA laws, Richard was able to get the offence treated as a first offence, kept him out of jail, driving and working. The additional marijuana charge was dismissed and Richard kept us... Read On

  • Excellent attorney. I have never been in trouble before and never been arrested for anything. I recently got a DUI with several other tickets. I contacted Mr. Lawson’s office and that was the best move I made. Richard Lawson not only is an excellent attorney, he is a kind, caring and hard wor... Read On

  • I was charged with DUI, Hit and Run, and Failure to Yield while turning left. The dismissal of the Hit and Run charge has changed my life forever. I now belong to an organization that has helped me both spiritually and emotionally. Mr Lawson helped me get thru this trying time for both me and my ... Read On

  • Mr. Lawson is a very understanding, patient, trustworthy attorney. He always responded to my calls or emails night or day. My case was professionally handled in a timely manner. He got my dui case dismissed. Read On

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Choosing the Best DUI Lawyer


When you are arrested for DUI in Georgia, finding the right Lawyer is Job #1. At the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson we will investigate your case and find the best possible legal defense to your DUI in Georgia. You are in good hands with Richard Lawson and his associates. We will work tirelessly to help you while compassionately holding your hand throughout the entire DUI Defense Process.

Georgia DUI Defense Attorneys

At the Law Office of Richard S. Lawson, we have offices conveniently located throughout metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If we do not have a convenient office, we will come to you. We practice throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. If your case is in an area we do not serve, we will find you an attorney in your area free of charge. Our office is part of a State-wide network of Georgia DUI Lawyers. Contact us 24/7 for immediate legal help. Our attorneys are standing by. Your DUI Case will not defend itself. Your Best Georgia DUI Defense Begins Here!