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Criminal Attorney Georgia

Fighting for Justice with Passionate Representation

When you need a criminal defense lawyer in Georgia, the Waltman Firm is on your side.

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"I called Ms. Waltman the night before my court date and she appeared in court the next morning and was able to resolve my matter less than 12 hours after I called. Best of all, she kept the accident off my insurance and kept points off my drivers license. I would highly recommend Ms. Waltman to anyone who is going to court, especially if you’re worried about your court date. She explained exactly what was going to happen, worked efficiently, and got the result I was hoping for. I hope I don’t need to, but if I ever find myself in a position where I need to go to court, I will be calling Ms. Waltman again; she made the process so easy. Plain and simple, Ms. Waltman is best attorney around. Thank you Holly!"

G.H. –

"Holly Waltman was attentive, assuring, efficient. She was also helpful in making sure I had everything needed to help the case move swiftly. Overall a great experience and I will definitely call Holly again should the need arise. Thank you, Holly."

J.R. –

"Holly Waltman is absolutely the best attorney around. She is knowledgeable, passionate and relentless when it comes to doing a good job for her clients. She kept us educated and informed throughout the entire process. She made sure we understood all of our options and did so in a calming, down to earth manner. In the end she delivered the exact outcome we were hoping for. We could not be happier! I highly recommend her!"

D.D. –

"I was fortunate enough to be referred to Holly through a mutual friend and could not have been more satisfied. She was not only extremely responsive and knowledgeable, but knew how to navigate the internal politics of the Courts and DA’s office in Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Would recommend with zero hesitation."

J.J. –

"Ms Waltman went over and beyond on short notice to appear in court with my girlfriend on a Monday morning for a traffic violation. We hadn’t thought anything of it but after speaking to a friend who was in a similar situation we were referred to Ms Waltman and she immediately started helping with our case.
In the end, my girlfriend was able to keep the points off her license and insurance and Holly was a calming presence through the entire nerve-wracking process. We appreciate all the help and hardwork Holly provided and I will continue to refer anyone looking for the best attorney in Atlanta to reach out to her."

J.G. –

"Holly is very professional and intelligent. I have always heard excellent feedback regarding her work and have strongly recommended her to people who need a reputable, kind, and helpful attorney!"

Personalized, Trustworthy Representation from a Georgia Criminal Lawyer


When you or someone you love is charged or arrested with a crime you need representation from the onset to begin mounting your criminal defense. When you choose The Waltman Firm, that is precisely what you get. We have expertise in all the various stages of the criminal defense process and while it is ideal to retain a lawyer prior to any issues, or as soon as they happen, we are here 24/7 no matter what part of the criminal justice process you find yourself in.

As a trusted and experienced criminal defense trial attorney in Georgia and serving the greater Atlanta area, The Waltman Firm takes an aggressive and proactive approach toward protecting our clients’ rights, freedom, and future. Our founder Holly Waltman is a strong defender and believer in constitutional rights for all. She has years of experience and believes that everyone deserves the strongest and best criminal defense possible. This core value drives everything she and our Cobb County GA law firm does both in and out of the courtroom. The passion for advocating for the rights of the accused is exhibited in our track record, reputation, and the results that we produced.

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When You Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in Georgia, Attorney Holly Waltman Is on Your Side


The Waltman Firm is not a mill of generalized, one-size-fits-all representation. We represent our clients with one major distinguishing factor — customized legal services. Our objective is to explore every facet of your case and work tirelessly until a favorable outcome is reached. Providing our Cobb County GA clients individualized representation of the greatest professional and ethical standards comes standard when you hire The Waltman Firm.

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Criminal Defense Attorney Georgia Representing Clients Throughout Cobb County, Cherokee County and All Across Georgia


A criminal conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. No matter what type of criminal charges you face, you need the best Cobb County and Georgia criminal defense lawyers on your side.

That is especially the case in Georgia, where your criminal record can not be deleted. You can only get your criminal history report restricted from public view, but it will still be visible to law enforcement agencies. In addition, felony crimes are usually not eligible for record restriction. That is one more reason you should have a competent Georgia criminal defense lawyer on your side. A Georgia attorney with years of experience, such as Holly Waltman, can fight for justice and defend your rights.

Crimes in Georgia, are considered serious no matter the age of the accused person. However, some parents or guardians do not take juvenile charges too seriously until it’s too late. Facing criminal charges in juvenile courts can be a stressful experience for minors. In addition, your child could face numerous consequences arising from a juvenile criminal record that can potentially ruin their future.

Don’t let it come to that. The Waltman Firm is proud of its admirable track record in juvenile law practice, especially with minors facing criminal charges. Don’t hire a criminal defense lawyer who doesn’t understand juvenile law; make sure you retain the services of an attorney who is well-versed in it.

As your Georgia criminal defense lawyer, The Waltman Firm will develop an aggressive and effective defense strategy that is personally tailored to every case in particular and defend their clients’ freedom at every juncture.


Our Practice Areas — Criminal Attorneys Georgia


At The Waltman Firm, our experienced criminal defense attorneys have the intricate knowledge and ability to help you prevent a conviction in Cobb County, whenever possible and explore every option available to you. Our practice areas include:


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First-Time Offenses

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Domestic Violence

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Personal Injury

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Juvenile Offenses

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Retain the Best Criminal Lawyer Cobb County


The moment you or someone you love is charged with a crime, life changes in an instant. Future plans, dreams, and goals momentarily disappear. Advancing in your profession, pursuing an education, and preparing for your future are put on hold while you handle the pending criminal charges.

Although misdemeanors are considered less serious than felony offenses, being convicted of these crimes can result in severe consequences. Having a conviction for a drug crime can affect the person’s ability to find a job, and his or her driving privileges, as well as jeopardize their overall quality of life. In addition, it can result in imprisonment from one to 15 years or more.

On the other hand, a DUI can result in fines and a jail sentence of up to a year. But, with every new DUI offense within ten years, the charges and penalties increase. For a comprehensive DUI defense, drug crimes defense, or defense against another type of criminal charges, consult a criminal lawyer Cobb County.

The criminal defense lawyer you choose to defend you can make all the difference in the result of your case and in your future. At our criminal law firm, we believe this choice is a simple one. You need a criminal defense lawyer that understands how to get results — you need The Waltman Firm.

We represent clients on State as well as Superior Court level in the following areas:

  • Cherokee county
  • Forsyth county
  • Cobb county
  • Fulton county
  • Dekalb county
  • Hall county
  • And surrounding metro areas.


A Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer That Has Your Back


The Waltman Firm is driven to serve, whether you’re facing felony or misdemeanor charges, a Federal offense, or one in State or Superior Court. As a trusted domestic violence attorney in Georgia, Holly Waltman, offers strong and compassionate legal representation to both victims of domestic violence and individuals facing charges.

Charges involving children and child molestation are particularly devastating. Those facing accusations should hire skilled criminal defense attorneys. False allegations can harm many innocent people, and they are not uncommon in these types of cases.

No matter the circumstances, you need Georgia criminal defense attorneys who will exhaust every resource, legal avenue, and relationship to ensure that your life is not ruined by a brief moment of misjudgment or a simple misunderstanding.

In addition to child molestation, Holly Waltman can represent clients against other types of charges for felony offenses. The most serious felonies, such as murder, can result in a life in prison or the death penalty if the person charged is convicted. Other felony offenses such as sex offenses and armed robbery are punishable by a minimum of 10 to even 25 years in prison.

A felony charge should always be considered a serious matter. A conviction can leave you with far-reaching consequences that can impact your life long after the complete sentence is served. If you are facing felony charges, don’t put your entire future on the line – instead, consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer like Holly Waltman of The Waltman Firm.

Your Criminal Attorney in Georgia

Owner and Managing Partner Attorney Holly Waltman’s passion for litigation is evident in her proven track record of success. Holly calls Georgia home and was raised nearby in Cobb County. Georgia has always been Holly’s home and she is licensed to practice law in all 159 counties of Georgia on both the State and Superior Court levels. She is sworn into the Court of Appeals as well as the Supreme Court of Georgia. Holly also handles Federal Cases all across the nation and in The United States Federal Court for The Northern District of Georgia.

A diverse litigator with thousands of criminal defense hearings under her belt as both a prosecutor as well as a defense lawyer, Holly is a Fourth Amendment expert with substantial expertise in criminal drug cases, federal civil asset forfeitures, juvenile law, as well as major complex felony cases. Holly has built cases for the Government while she was a prosecutor and knows how the State will likely try to rip you of your liberty, property, and resources. That plethora of extensive experience has equipped her with the criminal defense skills to know exactly what it takes to get your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed as your Georgia criminal defense lawyer. Call and schedule a consultation with Holly Waltman now.

Building a Strong Defense with a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney


At The Waltman Firm, success is our mission, and we’re determined to get your life back on track. If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Georgia, Cobb County or the greater Atlanta area, time is of the essence for your criminal defense. The sooner you let The Waltman Firm begin fighting for your rights with aggressive representation, the sooner you can anticipate seeing a beneficial resolution to your Georgia criminal defense case.

Don’t let your future lie at the mercy of a criminal justice system that’s anything but just. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin developing a powerful criminal defense strategy.

Holly is considered to be one of the top 40 attorneys under 40 in the State of Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers Association, where membership is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications.

Additionally, According to Super Lawyers, Holly is a ‘Georgia Rising Star’, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia receive this distinction and Holly has been named to this list multiple years in a row. She was also selected by Attorney and Practice Magazine as one of Georgia’s top 10 Attorneys in GA criminal defense. She is a graduate of the GACDL (Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) – Bill Daniels Trial Advocacy Program where she was trained by 25 of the nation’s top trial attorneys.

Extensive Felony Trial Experience

Holly found her love for criminal law as an Assistant Conflict Defender for the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit, where she managed not one, but two Superior courtrooms simultaneously, specializing in criminal defense law for complex felony cases.

Holly has tried countless jury trials for clients charged with complex criminal charges such as sex crimes, aggravated assault, murder, and drug trafficking. She also developed and managed the intern program at the Conflict Defender’s office and finds training younger criminal defense lawyers very rewarding.

Former Prosecutor

Holly started her career at The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. In this office, she argued numerous motions and was afforded the opportunity to try her first felony jury trials. Holly has presented criminal cases and appeared before all 10 DeKalb County Superior Court Judges. This makes her a unique criminal defense attorney, as she knows exactly how the prosecution is building their case before it ever goes to trial as well as how any judge may view particular facts about your case.

State Court Defense Work

After her time at the District Attorney’s Office, Holly worked in the State Court of Henry County assigned to Chief Judge Ben Studdard’s courtroom, providing defense for clients charged with misdemeanor offenses such as marijuana possession, DUI, and domestic violence charges.


Holly received her education in Georgia and earned her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Economics from Georgia Southern University. She then acquired her Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, where she served as a peer mentor to younger law students. At graduation, Holly was recognized with The Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears Award for the highest overall pro bono hours in her law school class.


When Holly is not in the courtroom zealously fighting for justice, she enjoys traveling, snow skiing, and spending time with her family. Holly also volunteers her time with anti-conviction programs and alternative prosecuting projects as well as with local animal shelters. Holly is a proud member of Buckhead Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

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