Criminal Appeals

Peters, Rubin, Sheffield & Hodges brings a combined 60 years of experience to the table as former prosecutors, judges, and public defenders. Our firm practices exclusively criminal defense law. We are trial and appellate lawyers and practice in both state and federal courts with thorough knowledge of the law, compassion for our clients, and superior advocacy in the courtroom. We have a proven record affirmed by the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Atlanta MagazineGeorgia Trend Magazine, practicing attorneys, and sitting judges throughout Georgia. Each client can expect thorough investigation, analysis by the most reputable and highly acclaimed experts, and passionate persuasion in the courtroom. Our clients include teenagers, senior citizens, law enforcement officers, corporate executives, attorneys, doctors, politicians, and judges. Each case is different, but our commitment to protecting each client’s constitutional rights remains the same.

As appellate lawyers, our knowledge of the law, meticulous record preparation, experience in post-trial evidentiary hearings, and superior skills in legal writing and oral advocacy have allowed us to successfully exonerate clients who have been found guilty and sentenced to prison. Wrongly convicted clients have been referred to Peters, Rubin, Sheffield & Hodges by other former clients, practicing lawyers throughout Georgia, sitting judges, the National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center, the Georgia Innocence Project, and even by prosecuting attorneys. The level of experience and skill that we bring to our clients’ post-conviction proceedings in Motions for New Trials, direct appeals to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia, Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, or to the United States Supreme Court can mean the difference between life in or out of prison.