Criminal Defense Attorney
Ghanouni Teen & Young Adult Defense Firm
Marietta, GA US
Posted ago
Ghanouni Teen & Young Adult Defense Firm

The Ghanouni Teen & Young Adult Defense Firm, located in Woodstock, is seeking a lawyer that is eager to handle criminal and juvenile defense cases, ranging from traffic violations to felonies. This includes representing clients throughout the litigation process, including negotiations, pre-trial motions, trials, and pleas, as well as the occasional appeal. Juvenile delinquency experience and school tribunal experience are preferred, but not required.

The lawyer in this position will focus on helping clients achieve their goals, by providing representation throughout the legal process as well as advice on how the matter will appear on their official Georgia criminal history, and the potential options to have that information restricted.

Lawyers considering the position should also be aware that many of our clients prefer the certainty of a negotiated resolution over the uncertainty of litigation, which can lend itself to a greater amount of pre-trial resolutions to matters. With many of our clients being younger individuals, there is frequently family involved in the matter who will also have questions and want to understand the process. Ensuring their understanding is also part of the lawyer’s responsibilities.

Responsibilities
  • Determine case strategies and solutions to serve clients’ needs after analysis
  • Counsel clients by assessing options and determining the best course of action for a successful outcome
  • Complete legal research and prepare motions, pleadings, and briefs
  • Argue motions in court on behalf of clients during legal proceedings

  • Comfortable delegating to and managing administrative assistants, and paralegals
  • Negotiating cases
  • Appearing in court on behalf of or with clients
  • Document all work completed on a case in a manner that any team member will be able to have a clear understanding of the current status of a case
  • Being willing to pick up any tasks necessary to help a client or complete a client's case
  • Tracking all time spent on cases in case management system
  • Being able to anticipate time that will be spent on matters and notifying clients of recommended courses of action as well as anticipated time to pursue this course of action

Qualifications
  • Public speaking, decision-making, communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills are necessary for this role
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office is required
  • Able to work independently while handling multiple files

  • Able to proactively manage cases in multiple courts with multiple clients
  • Active Member in Good Standing with State Bar of Georgia
  • Minimum 2-3 years criminal law experience as a prosecutor, defense attorney, or public defender
  • Motions and trial experience preferred
  • Experience with Mac computers preferred

Compensation
$65,000 - $80,000 yearly
About Ghanouni Teen & Young Adult Defense Firm

Our firm focuses exclusively on helping individuals who have been accused of a crime and school disciplinary hearings. We have very high customer service standards, and our clients always come first. Our firm’s mission is to do everything we can to make sure that a bad decision or bad situation does not define a person’s life. Beyond just providing thorough criminal defense services, we strive to make the process as stress-free and easy as possible, while being compassionate to what our clients and their families are experiencing. Oftentimes, this is one of the most difficult experiences of a person’s life, and our firm does everything we can to ease that difficulty.

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