Swindle Law Group, P.C.
Jason W. Swindle, Sr.
February 1980 – I am seven years old sitting on the couch watching a movie. This movie, To Kill A Mockingbird, changes my worldview and places the strong desire within me to become a criminal defense attorney; like Atticus Finch.
For almost two decades, I have served the people of Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, Coweta, Heard, and Paulding counties by protecting clients when they are facing any aspect of the criminal justice system. I also serve out of state clients who are facing a justice system in Georgia that they are unfamiliar with.
With God’s direction, I solve problems, to the best of my ability, when a client is arrested, facing prosecution, is being investigated, needs to be removed from the Sex Offender Registry, and lead with confidence when other challenges arise.
When we accept a criminal/DUI case, the client should expect top quality client service and become part of our team. Our team consists of Holly Reece, Brandi Wigginton, and me. Our clients and their family join our team in order to facilitate the best results.
I am immensely blessed because fixing problems does not seem like a “job”. I am fortunate to wake up each morning looking forward to helping another person who is in pain.
Jason Swindle is a Hunter and Warrior.
The Strategy of the Hunt is Carried out by Skillfully Unleashing Tactics. The Hunt Itself Prepares Jason for Battle in the Courtroom.
One of the greatest blessings in my life is my natural desire to help others by fixing their problems to the greatest extent possible. It is not a job. It is a passion.
The opportunity to practice criminal defense/DUI law is a privilege. I honor this opportunity by conducting myself with these four principles at the forefront:
I thank God every day for allowing me to be there for others.
To better understand my personal profile, I have listed my activities over the past several years:
Undergraduate School – Georgia Southern University – BBA Marketing – 1997
Law School – Walter F. George School of Law – Mercer University – J.D. – 2001
- Selection to the Business Advisory Council – National Republican Congressional Committee
- Millenium Honor Roll – National Rifle Association – 2000
- Hunting Advisory Committee – Georgia Outdoor News (GON)
Carroll County Bar Association
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
Sexual Offender Registration Review Board
National College of DUI Defense
West Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association
Georgia Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of Georgia
United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
The Federalist Society
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lion’s Club International
State Bar of Georgia – Criminal Law Section
National Rifle Association (NRA)
I regularly speak to groups about criminal justice and political issues. Examples of these types of groups include civic organizations like Rotary, Kiwanis, and Optimist as well as academic institutions and advocacy groups.
When choosing an attorney, you want one that not only knows the laws, but has a deeper understanding and knowledge for the laws. A true understanding of the law helps me to know the value of my opinion in law, but also allows me to have the most knowledge possible in order to benefit my clients. By being a published attorney in the Times-Georgian and Douglas County Sentinel I can offer a wide set of knowledge to help your case. Below are a few of my published articles:
The Truth About Confessions
High Court Strikes Down DUI Law
During my many years of criminal trial practice, I have handled over 5000 criminal cases. These cases range from simple traffic tickets to capital felony cases. I have practiced before all of the courts in the west Georgia area and a number of courts in the metro Atlanta area.
A criminal defense attorney must try cases before judges, juries, handle negotiated pleas, blind pleas, motion hearings, and represent convicted men and women on appeal in the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.
In my practice, I vigorously represent people charged with traffic tickets, DUI’s, DWI’s, family violence cases, misdemeanors, felonies, violent crimes, sexual crimes, probation violations, warrant applications, and drug offenses.
I have performed these legal tasks for years.
I got my start by working for Word & Simmons, P.C. as a young law clerk. There, I was blessed to be trained by two of the best criminal defense attorneys in the state, Gerald P. Word and Maryellen Simmons. They also graciously served as my mentors.
In my third year of law school, I was hired as an intern by the District Attorney of the Coweta Judicial Circuit, Peter John Skandalakis. At the DA’s office, I received the priceless experience of working on criminal cases from a prosecutor’s standpoint.
I was also taught at a young age by my mentor, Gerald P. Word, that reading the opinions issued by the appellate courts would serve me well. I followed his advice and have developed a habit of reading each and every opinion that issued by our appellate courts. I do this on a daily basis.
By reading these appellate cases, I am able to keep current on criminal law and procedure on a daily basis. Surprisingly, the law changes every day. This happens in big ways on some days and small ways on others. By keeping up to date daily on the law, I am able to gain the ongoing vital experience even when I am not in court.
I am also a syndicated legal columnist. I write for publications including, but not limited to, The Times-Georgian and The Douglas County Sentinel. My columns appear every Tuesday and many of them are posted on this website.
My criminal defense experience has also given me the opportunity to teach on the university level. I currently serve as an adjunct professor at the University of West Georgia in the Criminology Department. I teach classes in criminal law, criminal procedure and constitutional law.
310 Tanner Street
Carrollton, GA 30117
8473 Earl D. Lee Blvd. #400
Douglasville, GA 30134