L. David Wolfe

L David WolfeL. David Wolfe attended the University of Georgia on a football scholarship where he graduated in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.  In 1979 he graduated from John Marshall Law School with a JD and began his practice of law in 1981 with the firm of Hudson & Montgomery in Athens, Georgia.

On April Fools’ Day, 1982, Mr. Wolfe opened his own office in Atlanta and has continued that practice here to date. Mr. Wolfe has always focused his practice on criminal defense and has tried cases throughout the country in the state and federal courts.  He has also handled many cases of national interest in the Georgia Courts, including challenges to Georgia’s Hate Crimes and Assisted Suicide statutes, both of which were struck down by the Georgia Supreme Court as unconstitutional.  Similarly, Mr. Wolfe successfully challenged the vague language of Georgia's Kidnapping statute in the Supreme Court requiring the Georgia legislature to rewrite and clarify the essential element of asportation with regard to that offense.  In May of 2000 Mr. Wolfe represented, with co-counsel, Reginald Oakley a defendant in the Ray Lewis murder case, who, after the thirty day nationally televised trial was acquitted of all charges.

Mr. Wolfe is a member of the board of directors and a founding member of the Georgia Innocence Project and represented Clarence Harrison, the first inmate exonerated in Georgia by that organization based upon DNA analysis. Thanks to the efforts of the Innocence Project Mr. Harrison was released from prison after 18 years of confinement. Mr. Wolfe is also a life member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the board of directors of that organization. David has been an adjunct professor in the Litigation Department at Georgia State University's College of Law since January 2004 and also lectures throughout the state at CLE seminars on criminal defense, criminal litigation and criminal procedure.

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