Atlanta Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Firm
Trial Attorney Standing Up for the Injured & the Accused Personal Representation. Personal Attention. Personal Service.

Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney in Atlanta

Act Now to Protect Your Rights & Future: (678) 831-9911

At Schwartz Trial Law, Atlanta criminal defense lawyer Ryan Schwartz has years of experience providing personalized counsel to clients in Georgia. As a former prosecutor, he knows how the other side may build its case, and how to find loopholes and strategies to fight back. If you need help through a drug charge or representation for a DUI, traffic offense, theft crime, or domestic violence matter, contact Schwartz Trial Law.

Why choose Schwartz Trial Law for your defense?

  • Former prosecutor who knows how the other side thinks
  • Individualized defense tailored to meet each client's needs
  • One-on-one time guaranteed with our attorney
  • In good standing with prosecutors, judges & the courts
  • Cases begin with a free, confidential consultation

Although the criminal justice system provides for basic representation through public defenders, most defendants find that their chances of legal success greatly improve with the assistance of a dedicated criminal defense lawyer. Depending on your situation, many options and strategies may be available to you.

Protect Your Rights with a Tailored Defense

Crimes in Georgia are governed by a complex system of state laws that define the crime itself and any potential punishment. In almost all instances, securing a conviction will require the state to show that the defendant engaged in an activity that was criminal and did so with the mental state necessary to commit a crime. Each element of the offense must be shown beyond a reasonable doubt, which is the highest standard of proof.

When your future is at stake, there is not a moment to waste.  To get started with your free, confidential consultation contact our criminal defense lawyer in Atlanta at (678) 831-9911.

Traffic Offenses

One of the most commonly charged crimes is traffic offenses, including DUI. These charges require the state to show that you knowingly violated an existing traffic law or recklessly failed to abide by an existing law, such as driving with a suspended license. In the case of DUI, the state must show that the driver was intoxicated while driving and placed the public at risk of harm.

Atlanta criminal defense lawyer Ryan Schwartz looks at the details of every case. Many times he can argue that the police improperly stopped his client or that they were not subjected to proper blood-alcohol content testing. Attorney Schwartz leaves no stone unturned when it comes to his clients’ defense.


Theft offenses require that the prosecution shows specific intent on the part of the accused. An individual may not be convicted for theft for mistakenly believing that he or she was entitled to borrow an item for a limited period of time, or for failing to realize that an item had been taken at all, among other situations.

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes often impose punishments based on basic acts of possession or distribution, and the punishments can be severe based on the type and quantity of drug possessed. However, drug arrests and charges are frequently subject to manipulation, mistake, or confusion and can often be defended on this basis. For example, law enforcement may have improperly seized controlled substances without a proper warrant or another basis for a search.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence charges may result from a one-sided investigation into a dispute or disagreement, without considering the full picture and both sides of the story. In defending against a domestic violence charge, your attorney will carefully interview and evaluate all individuals involved to get a full picture of what happened in order to effectively defend you.

A Personal Interactive Experience through Your Criminal Case

If you have recently been arrested, it is important that we work quickly to evaluate the circumstances of your arrest and the defenses available to you. Ryan Schwartz is an Atlanta criminal defense attorney who has a thorough command of Georgia’s laws and a strong understanding of how to fight a wide range of misdemeanor and felony charges in local courts. We represent defendants throughout the Atlanta metro region, including in Woodstock, Decatur, Lawrenceville, Gainesville, Macon, Canton, Jonesboro, and Norcross, among other communities across Georgia.

Contact us at (678) 831-9911 to schedule your initial case consultation.

Award-Winning Law Firm

  • Rated by Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Selected in 2019
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • 2015 Avvo Client's Choice Award For Criminal Defense
  • 2016 Legal Elite Award
  • GA Trial Lawyers Association
  • GA Association of Criminal Defense

Read Our Clients' Stories

  • “I couldn’t be happier!”

    Former Client

  • “Ryan was my "tranquilizer."”


  • “Very professional and straightforward lawyer”


  • “I would have given him 10 stars, if I could!!”


  • “A pragmatic and caring man, Ryan knew what to do and chose to do it with compassion and respect.”


  • “Ryan is very easy to work with.”


  • “I would refer a client to him because I know they would be in great hands with him.”

    Kevin P.

  • “Traffic, Injury, Defense? Ryan Schwartz comes highly recommended.”


  • “Attorney Schwartz is very knowledgeable & professional.”

    Durante P.

  • “Job well done!”


  • “I had an excellent experience with Ryan, he was very professional, knowledgeable and honest.”


  • “He was my warrior in a battle... one that if I didn’t have him defeat would’ve been likely!”


  • “Ryan literally did what needed to happen to avoid this unjust horrible nightmare of a situation from going any further the wrong direction and becoming an issue that would stick with me for a lifetime.”

    Former Client

  • “Hands down! I’m super satisfied!”


  • “He went above and beyond my full expectations of a lawyer!”


Contact Schwartz Trial Law

Start Your Case with a Free Consultation
    • Please enter your name.
    • This isn't a valid phone number.
    • Please enter your email address.
      This isn't a valid email address.
    • Please make a selection.
    • Please enter a message.