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Ashleigh Merchant Selected as a 2015 Georgia Rising Star

Without question, a law firm's greatest accomplishments are realized in the successes achieved by its lawyers. Our firm is thrilled to share that one of our lead attorneys, Ashleigh Merchant, was recognized for her talent and experience as a criminal defense attorney. Attorney Merchant was selected for inclusion on the 2015 Rising Stars list, a yearly publication released by Super Lawyers. As a testimony to our firm's reputation, Attorney John Merchant was also included for three consecutive years, beginning in 2009.

This is the second consecutive year that Attorney Merchant has been included on the list and is indicative of all that she has attained. The Rising Stars list is extremely exclusive, featuring only attorneys that are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. That's not all – the selection process is not for the faint of heart and features a 12-step evaluation procedure.

Each candidate is assessed based on experience, awards, community service, and education, amongst other factors. They also pass through peer evaluation organized by practice area. When all is said and done, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in any state are named to Rising Stars.

Hard-Hitting Representation, Client-Centered Counsel

After earning her law degree from the University of Florida, Attorney Merchant went on to make a name for herself in criminal defense. From defending a woman charged with capital murder to working as a public defender in the trial division, Attorney Merchant's competency is undeniable.

She truly believes in the rights of her clients and has established herself as a devoted advocate on their behalf. Furthermore, her opinion is well-respected and sought after in the legal community. Attorney Merchant is regularly featured in the national news media as a commentator and frequently handles high-profile cases throughout Atlanta. Attorney Merchant's inclusion on the Rising Stars list just makes sense.

The future is bright for Attorney Ashleigh Merchant and she looks forward to all that she can achieve on behalf of her clients in 2015. To receive legal representation from Attorney Merchant, please call our firm today!