Mitch Durham

Mitch Durham

Location:
Marietta, Georgia
Phone:
770-427-0743
Fax:
770-425-0903
Email:
Legal Experience
  • August 1987 - Present, Attorney at Law - Primary focus on criminal defense. Lead counsel in felony and misdemeanor jury trials. Participated in numerous death penalty cases, including serving as lead counsel in multiple death penalty trials. Extensive appellate practice includes handling pre-trail and post-conviction appeals before the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals. Appellate practice includes the preparation and filing of petitions, briefs and motions to Federal and Georgia Appellate Courts and participating in oral arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals.
  • July 1986 - July 1987. Law Clerk, Judge Watson L. White, Superior Court of Cobb County. Researched a broad range of civil and criminal issues, wrote orders, prepared jury instructions. Assisted the judge in all matters appearing before the trial court.
  • Fall/Winter 1985. Intern, Cobb County District Attorney's Office, Superior Court of Cobb County. Prepared and argued pre-trial motions. Researched and wrote appellate briefs.
  • Summer 1985. Intern, State of Georgia Attorney General's Office. Worked in the criminal Appellate section. Prepared appellate briefs for the capital punishment division.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI/DWI

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. cum laude - 1986
    • Honors: Class Rank: 9/116
    • Honors: Am Jur Award Torts. 1984
    • Honors: Outer Barrister's Guild (Top 10%)
    • Honors: Research Assistant, Professor Norm Townsend, 1985
    • Law Review: Georgia State University, Editor, Notes and Comments/Legislative, 1985 - 1986
    • Law Review: Georgia State University, Member, 1984 - 1985
  • West Georgia College
    • BBA Management - 1981

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Mensa Society
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL), Former Vice President
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Cobb Bench and Bar Committee, Former Member
  • Cobb County Younger Lawyers, Past President
  • Cobb County Younger Lawyers, Past Vice President

Past Employment Positions

  • Attorney at Law - Primary Focus on Criminal Defense, 1987 - Present
  • Judge Watson L. White, Superior Court of Cobb County, Law Clerk, 1986 - 1987
  • Cobb County District Attorney's Office, Superior Court of Cobb County, Intern, 1985
  • State of Georgia Attorney General's Office, Intern, 1985