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Marietta Criminal Defense Attorney

Highly-Rated Defense Firm Serving Marietta, GA

The Merchant Law Firm is a husband-and-wife team of criminal defense attorneys who are among the leaders in the Georgia legal community. From their office in Marietta, they represent clients throughout Metro Georgia.

Defending Your Rights Against Criminal Charges

We represent clients in cases across the spectrum of criminal defense. You can come to us after an arrest for driving under the influence, possession of marijuana or shoplifting.

We can help your family after your child has been charged with a juvenile crime. We can defend your rights if you have been accused of a sex crime, domestic violence or even a major felony such as murder. Our attorneys are recognized for having the mettle to effectively represent clients in cases where the death penalty is possible.

Our Attorneys in the News

Our lawyers are frequently seen on TV, from Fox Business News to HLN.

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Contact Marietta Criminal Defense Lawyers Today

For more than 18 years, we have been fighting for the rights of the accused. Maybe you are innocent and have been falsely accused of committing a crime. Perhaps you did commit the crime in the heat of the moment. Maybe you are simply a good person who made a bad mistake. We believe that everyone deserves a second chance, and we want to defend your right to fair treatment under law.

Take action now by contacting us for your initial consultation. Tell us your side of the story. Learn about your rights. Get started on a strategy for your defense. Call us at (404) 828-0969 or contact us online.

Practice Areas in Criminal Defense

Why You Should Entrust Our Firm:

  • Respected Legal Commentator

    Ashleigh Merchant is frequently featured on local and national news media, where she is asked to share her commentary on major cases.

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Ashleigh Merchant

    Included in the 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ edition. This list is compiled after thorough peer reviews and nominations.

  • Repeat Rising Star Winner, John B. Merchant

    Named among the Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ for 2009 through 2011. The list includes 2.5% of attorneys in the state.

  • Earned "Superb" Ratings on Avvo - 10.0

    Both our attorneys have earned the prestigious 10.0 Superb score on Avvo, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive.

Former Client Testimonials

  • “Ashleigh is a top appeal attorney...”

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  • “Ms. Merchant was fierce when she argued my case...”

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  • “Ms. Merchant always made me feel like my case was a priority for her...”

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  • “Merchant Law Firm are so easy to talk to and they always answer my questions...”

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  • “I will definitely be providing great reviews as well as referring anyone who may ever need help in this area of problems...”

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  • “She successfully helped me avoid jail and a DUI charge...”

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  • “Ashleigh is easy to talk to and compassionate, she treats you like a personal friend...”

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  • “She was an aggressive advocate for my case...”

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  • “Ashleigh was instrumental in helping me settle and dismiss my charges...”

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  • “Sending a thank you to Ashleigh...”

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  • “Jennifer and Ashleigh were always there to listen to my concerns and genuinely cared about my son and his case...”

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Our Blog

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    Attorneys John and Ashleigh Merchant provide their thoughts on the state public defender system’s inability to hire and retain so-called “conflict” ...

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