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9.7Chelsea Thomas


Chelsea is a firm believer that the law is not one-size-fits-all and every individual, including criminal defendants, deserve individualized representation that takes into account who he or she is as a person, not just what he or she is accused of doing. In a system where the rights of the accused have significantly deteriorated since the ratification of the Bill of Rights, Chelsea takes her duty to uphold and defend the fundamental rights afforded to all individuals very seriously.

Chelsea started her legal career practicing criminal defense at a boutique firm in Atlanta. After graduating magna cum laude from Georgia State University with a psychology degree, she realized that her passion for psychology combined with her love for helping others and impeccable critical thinking skills may lead to a fulfilling career as a lawyer. She graduated from Emory University School of Law in 2017, and when she began working in criminal defense after graduation she quickly learned that she had found her calling.

Chelsea practices in federal courts nationwide and Georgia state courts, focusing primarily on felony offenses. While she always tries to obtain the best possible outcome without having to go to trial, she is not afraid to hold the government to their burden to prove a client’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt before a jury of their peers. Her winning trial record speaks for itself. One of her best personal achievements to date occurred after only being out of law school about a year and a half. She conducted a week-long trial on behalf of a client accused of 6 serious felony charges. The jury deliberated for less than 3 hours and came back with a “not guilty” verdict on all 6 counts. A year later, Chelsea secured a “not guilty” verdict after only 40 minutes of deliberation on behalf of a client charged with a capital felony. The raw emotion, joy, and gratitude her clients express after hearing that “not guilty” verdict is a feeling unlike any other and is what motivates Chelsea to keeping fighting for the rights of others.


Georgia State University

Emory University School of Law


  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in Criminal Law


  • Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Professional Organizations

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Cobb Bar Association, Entertainment & Sports Law Section of the Georgia Bar Association
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association