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Joshua Schiffer

Joshua Schiffer

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  • Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence...
  • Georgia, Georgia
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Summary

"We Won!!" was not something Josh heard a lot as a kid.

Never the sportiest fella, East Cobb, Georgia didn't inspire him to a sportsball career despite his innate athletic ability. Graduating from The Walker School Josh went North, to Clark University, MA (Hippies and folks from New York, and SO MANY international people!). Chasing young love back to Georgia, Josh graduated from Georgia State University College of Law in 2002 without any honors. He was on Mock Trial and did Moot Court, though. And was fun.

Josh clerked in Cobb Superior Court (A. Grubbs), closed real estate during the boom, and then figured out that Talking was what he really liked so Josh became a PD. LOVED IT, but it was awful to participate in a system that was so broken.

in 2007 Josh graduated from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming (www.triallawyerscollege.com/), quit working for the State and hung out a shingle. Wandering Solo was a bore, so Doug Chanco (former #JerkProsecutor Josh fought with all the time) argued with Josh to partner with him, and Doug won.

Now "We Won!" is a touch more common...

ChancoSchiffer solely represent's individuals and plaintiff classes from offices in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI. Measuring Southern legal roots by Generations, ChancoSchiffer is uniquely positioned to represent and assist clients with their most intimate and difficult Criminal Defense, Injury, and legal dispute cases throughout the United States and USVI.

The only firm in the East with three Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Graduates, ChancoSchiffer's national network of top-tier legal partners is unmatched and the firm proudly co-counsel's with many of America's most well known Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Civil Rights, and Class Action firms. The President of the New York State Criminal Defense Bar through California's most exclusive Personal Injury Firms, the Best Lawyers in America use ChancoSchiffer for their clients.
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Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Domestic Violence
  • Personal Injury
  • White Collar Crime
  • DUI & DWI
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Juvenile Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
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Georgia
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • Spanish: Written
Professional Experience
Board Member
Fulton County DUI Accountability Court
- Current
Education
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
OFW (2007) | Working on the Horse/Trial Lawyering
- present
Honors: FWarrior Regional Representative (elected) Staff Member (2017)
Activities: Psychodrama, Discovering the Story, Painting, Hiking, Fishing, Rodeo, Singing, Ranching
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Georgia State University College of Law
J.D. (2002) | Law
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Activities: Mock Trial, Student Trial Lawyers Assoc. Moot Court
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Clark University
B.A. (1998) | Government/International Relations
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Activities: ISS, CUBS, Study Abroad, Wheatbread, SBA
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The Walker School
Diploma (1994) | Prep
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Honors: Many
Activities: Too many to list
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Professional Associations
F Warrior Board
Elected Representative
- Current
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Georgia State University Law Alumni Committee
Committee Member
- Current
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Lawyers Club of Atlanta
- Current
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Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Website
ChancoSchiffer PC
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ChancoSchiffer P.C.
3355 Lenox Rd, Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 842-0909
https://www.chancoschiffer.com/ChancoSchiffer P.C. - Sex Crimes

ChancoSchiffer P.C. 3355 Lenox Rd, Suite 750 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 842-0909 https://www.chancoschiffer.com/

Legal Answers
35 Questions Answered

Q. I was recently stopped in my vehicle and the cops claimed they smelled marijuana in vehicle. Do they have right to searc
A: Violations of your 4th amendment protections against search and seizure are what you are referring too, and you need to fight that in court when you reach the motions stage. A lawyer will be invaluable as motions practice gets complex quickly and a good local criminal defense lawyer will assist you in presenting the right cases from our Court of Appeals showing how your search violate your rights. That is how you win in this issue. Good luck! Josh ChancoSchiffer.com
Q. I am being charged with disrupting a public school bus and i have a bond for $1000
A: That can be an oddly serious charge, and you will benefit from having local counsel navigate this for you. I can see a judge or prosecutor taking a very hard look at this, since it is a rare issue and it involves kids. You want a LOCAL lawyer, not someone from out of town.
Q. I have a tpo against husband. He stole my car. Can I report as stolen? Or is this just a violation of tpo?
A: Both. He may have a defense to the theft, but I imagine the police are going to want to hear all about that from him. A part of TPO's is not doing anything to prevent the petitioner from leaving/traveling/etc. Appears to be a valid path to me. Good Luck! Josh www.chancoschiffer.com
Q. I if burglarized stores no intended for dewling or no one stay there can I be charged with first degree burglary
A: They can CHARGE you with tons of stuff.... What they can prove beyond a reasonable doubt is another issue entirely. Sorry for the smug answer, however the State has broad discretion in bringing charges (grand juries indict everything) and they almost always overcharge. You will need motions and arguments if you are over charged, get a lawyer.
Q. My father was sworn in as Executor to my Grandfather’s Estate, and Georgia Probate Court suspended and then revoked him
A: I agree with my colleague below in that this is quite an issue to unpack and work on. You need a local lawyer familiar with your probate court as the remedies used in this matter are on the far end of the spectrum and they had better have been justified. So there is more to this issues that needs to be explored. If the assets rise to a justifiable amount, hiring a lawyer is the first step you need to take in order to protect your rights.
Q. Can a Drug Court Counselor who has engaged in romantic relationship with numerous court participants be prosecuted
A: There are a multitude of potential claims that could be explored here, all depending on the employment status of the individual as well as the obligations and duties of the Counselor. The Damages would be an interesting project, as would be how liability is assigned. The state has a variety of options as well, and it might need to be referred to Statewide or Federal Authorities as it involves a court officer/worker. Go for it! People need to hear about how abuse of trust and authority occurs outside what people this of as "typical."
Q. I have a tpo against my husband. He's stolen my car that I've been in possession of since order was made. Options?
A: Call the police as that is a clear violation of most standard TPO forms. If the Police will not help, a lawyer can assist by filing a contempt. Act QUICKLY, and be safe! Good Luck! Josh
Q. In ga what is the sentence for criminal tresspass
A: Standard Misdemeanor, so 1 year and a 1K fine. Unless it is Felony Obstruction, and that gets a bit more sporty, as my colleague sets forth. Standing alone they are BS charges half the time and the Prosecution knows it.
Q. If you get charged with entering auto and the person drop the charge, Is it a way to beat it ?
A: A good lawyer will present the facts to the State in a manner that will make it harder for the Prosecution to carry their burden of "guilty beyond a reasonable doubt." It CAN be done Pro Se (without a lawyer), but that would involve substantial assumption of risk for the defendant. A local lawyer is a MUCH safer option. A couple of affidavits and that case gets much harder for the State. Good Luck! Josh Schiffer
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ChancoSchiffer P.C. Mailing Address
3355 Lenox Road
Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30326
USA
Telephone: (404) 842-0909
Fax: (404) 719-4273
ChancoSchiffer P.C. Physical Address
3355 Lenox Road NE,
Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30326
USA
Telephone: (404) 842-0909
Fax: (404) 719-4273