Strongwater & Associates

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere - Martin Luther King Jr.,
Letter from Birmingham jail, April 16, 1968

Jay Strongwater has dedicated his career to representing people whose lives who have been impacted by the criminal justice system. His first priority is always to the client. Thirty years as a criminal defense attorney has taught him there is no substitute for experience and hard work in the fight for justice. He also believes that the respect and trust he has with judges, prosecutors and fellow defense attorneys benefits his clients.

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About Jay Strongwater

Jay Strongwater has dedicated his career to representing those people whose lives have been impacted by the criminal justice system. His first priority is always the welfare of his client. Thirty years as a criminal defense attorney has taught him that there is no substitute for experience and hard work. He also believes that the respect and trust he has with judges, prosecutors and fellow defense attorneys benefit the client.

Mr. Strongwater has earned a reputation as a conscientious and thoroughly prepared attorney. He asks the tough questions and knows how to build a winning strategy. Jay has experience in defending clients in all phases of the criminal process: investigation, trial, and appeal. He has handled cases of every kind in federal courts primarily in Georgia but also throughout the United States. Mr. Strongwater incorporates the lessons learned from clerking for federal magistrate and district court judges. Mr. Strongwater is often quoted in the media on pending high profile cases. As the principal of the firm, Mr. Strongwater personally handles every case. You will always work exclusively with a highly experienced criminal defense attorney.

If you or someone you know is being investigated, questioned or has been arrested and charged with a crime, contacting an experienced criminal defense attorney should be your highest priority.

Biographical Information

Born: New Rochelle, New York
Date of Birth : November 17, 1951
Admitted to Bar: Georgia 1973

Education:
BA Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1973
JD University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia 1977

Clerkships:
Hon. Robert L. Vining, Jr., United States District Judge
Hon. John E. Dougherty, United States Magistrate Judge

Member:
Georgia Bar Association
American Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member, Vice President, 1996-97)
Atlanta Bar Association (Board of Directors, 1994-95)
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
American Constitutional SocietyAmerican Board of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Also Notable:
Admitted to all Georgia courts, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Supreme Court
Admitted to district courts throughout the United States on a pro hac vice basis
Appeared before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Second Circuits
Counsel to Consulate General of Colombia
Joined the list of 2010 Super Lawyers in Georgia
Frequent seminar participant on a full range of federal criminal matters

Jay's Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review

Jay L. Strongwater has practiced law for over thirty years. He is an AV-rated attorney by his peers.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Information
FN1.There are two components to Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings:
1. General Ethical Standards Rating
The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.
The General Recommendation Rating is:
V - Very High
A lawyer must receive a General Ethical Standards Rating before his or her review can proceed to the next step.
2. Legal Ability Ratings
Legal Ability Ratings take into consideration the standard of professional ability in the area where the lawyer practices, the lawyer's expertise, and other professional qualifications. If a lawyer's practice is limited or specialized, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are based on performance in those specific fields of law.
Legal Ability Ratings are:
C - Good to High
B - High to Very High
A - Very High to Preeminent
When both categories of Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are confirmed, a lawyer receives an CV®, BV® or AV® Rating

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