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.

CJA Panel Addition

Emily is one of five attorneys in the area to have just been added to the Criminal Justice Act Panel. After four years of practice in the Federal Courts, she is now taking on her own appointed cases. The CJA cases have been the most rewarding to her throughout her career. Emily is grateful for the opportunity and privilege to represent more indigent defendants. 




Are We Really Cleaning Up the Prison Industry in Georgia?


Currently, local and federal authorities in Georgia are on a mission to "clean up" the prisons. The problem is, rather than attacking the private prison industry itself, they are using undercover agents to set up inmates, both inside and out of the prisons. The effect it is having is that the problems persist, employees remain in poverty which the industry booms,  while drug guidelines place harsh penalties on inmates that did nothing more than make an introduction for a government informant. 

Strongwater & Associates has several open cases regarding this initiative to clean up the prisons in Georgia. The case of Kevin Patterson is just one.

For more information, watch the interview with Jay Strongwater here.  

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