Abbott law firm

About The Abbott Law Firm

Led by McDonough lawyer, David Abbott, the Abbott Law Firm handles criminal defense, DUI, and appeals cases in Henry County and surrounding Metro Atlanta.

The criminal justice system can be needlessly cruel. I work to tame it. In every case, my basic goal is the same: protecting my client’s human potential. As a McDonough attorney, my tactics are flexible. If an officer broke the law or was sloppy, I’m not afraid to embarrass him. If negotiation locks in a good deal, all the better. When a victim lies, I impeach her. When prosecutors are unreasonable, I go over their head and argue our case to a judge or jury.

My approach is rigorous and data driven. As an experienced McDonough lawyer for felonies and misdemeanors, I ask hard questions early in a case. Is a jury trial winnable? Is it worth the risk? Is it the best use of my client’s resources? How have your judge and your prosecutor dealt with similar cases in the past? How can we improve this? Is rehabilitation an alternative to punishment?

See what my former clients say about me

I know that I offer some of the best legal services in the entire area. Don’t just take my word for it though. See what some of my former customers have said about the quality of my legal representation.

If you want pragmatic, clear eyed advice, please call The Abbott Law Firm at 404-514-5900 for a free consultation.

David Abbott – A History of Excellence


With well over 700 criminal cases ranging from public intoxication to armed robbery to murder, David Abbott has proven himself to be one of McDonough’s most experienced criminal defense attorneys.  From the City Court of Hampton to the Supreme Court of Georgia, David has argued before all the courts citizens charged with Henry County have to deal with.

Other attorneys make cheap promises.  David consistently delivers results.

  • Bar Admissions

    • Georgia

    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

    • Court of Appeals of Georgia

    • Supreme Court of Georgia

    • Virginia (inactive)

  1. 1995-1998

    University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences

    • Double Majored in Philosophy and Economics

    • Graduated with the highest distinction

    • Champion, Stanford, New York University, and George Washington University Debate Tournaments.

  2. 1998 – 2001

    University of Virginia School of Law

    • Ranked #1 law school in the South by U.S. News and World Report

    • GPA in top quarter of graduating class

  3. 2001 – 2002

    Law Clerk, Circuit Court of Norfolk, Virginia

  4. 2002 – 2003

    Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Virginia

  5. 2003 – 2005

    Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  6. 2006 – Present

    Criminal Defense Practice

    • Handled over 700 criminal cases from public intoxication

    to armed robbery to murder

    • Conducted 16 jury trials

    • Handled 15 criminal appeals

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