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E. Jay Abt

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E. Jay Abt is a powerful “trial-oriented” criminal defense lawyer who is everything but stereotypical. Even before you retain his services, you will quickly understand that “business as usual” has no place with this lawyer. By using the most skilled, aggressive and successful lawyers, Mr. Abt is prepared to handle the most serious offenses with confidence and know-how.

Mr. Abt practices criminal law in Federal, State and Juvenile jurisdictions, defending those who been accused, or are under investigation for involvement in today’s complex crimes. Mr. Abt has twenty-five years of legal experience in defending clients who have been charged with nearly all known criminal offenses.

“It is my mission to achieve the best possible outcome for my valued clients. I do this by working closely with my clients, understanding their needs and special circumstances, and by applying the most resourceful and aggressive strategies with the most appropriate legal representation. All of this is accomplished while maintaining the highest degree of integrity. I simply do what I promise that I will do, and my clients benefit from the results.” — E. Jay Abt, Esquire

Mr. Abt received his college degree (B.A.) in Japanese history, summa cum laude (with highest honors), from Emory University in 1992. He also graduated from Emory Law School in 1995, and was a candidate for law review at the Washington College of Law, American University. He is a member of the Georgia and Illinois Bars, a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Abt is admitted to practice law before federal and state courts throughout Georgia and Illinois.

In 2000, Mr. Abt Founded Abt Law Firm, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia on the principle that all who face criminal charges deserve a fighting chance in court. For the last 25 years, Mr. Abt has dedicated his law firm to achieving results for clients. As an attorney that truly cares about people, Mr. Abt takes the time needed to understand their needs and uses the resources needed to the best legal representation.

In the Media

E. Jay Abt’s victories for clients have earned him media coverage and his experience has made him a leading legal consultant for news outlets.

E. Jay Abt has appeared on:

  • Fox News
  • CNN
  • NBC
  • Fox 5
  • Channel 2 Action News

His awards for his criminal defense work include:

  • America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Super Lawyers
  • Georgia Trend Best Lawyers
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. Graduate School Atlanta, GA 1995
  • Emory University, B.A. with Highest Honors University Atanta, GA 1992
  • Georgia Bar
  • Illinois Bar


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  • Over 3000 Cases Successfully Handled
  • Attorney Abt Has Won 5 Out of His Last 6 Murder Trials
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