A former Marine Corps trial lawyer with more than 35 years of courtroom experience, Jeff Heller has earned a reputation as the go-to attorney for criminal defense, bankruptcy, and family law matters in Northwest Georgia. He understands that, for many clients, they will only receive one opportunity to ensure the legal system treats them fairly. And he is known for taking the most challenging cases to trial – and winning – when necessary to achieve a positive outcome.
Jeff has been recognized for his knowledge, skill, and commitment to ethics in the practice of law by the leading attorney rating services, including Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers (Top 5% in the state) and Avvo. He has also appeared on Georgia Trend Magazine’s list of Legal Elite for 10 consecutive years, an honor given to less than 1% of the attorneys in the state.
However, what drives Jeff and his team to routinely produce exceptional outcomes for clients is an unwavering dedication to explore and utilize every possible strategy in each case.
“Oftentimes, success on behalf of a client comes down to creativity, preparation, and a fearless approach to seeing the case through to resolution. Our legal team thrives on implementing every technique, strategy, and legal theory available to win our clients’ cases and allow them to move on with their lives.” – Jeff Heller
Jeff earned his Bachelors degree from Duquesne University before receiving his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. After graduation, he completed training at the Naval Justice School before serving as Senior Defense Counsel on Legal Team Delta in the Marine Corps. Jeff’s service to our country provided the foundation for the high quality and strong commitment he brings to the practice of law today.
Jeff is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia where he has volunteered with the Military Assistance Program. When not practicing law, he enjoys CrossFit, traveling, and watching professional baseball.
Honors & Awards
- Super Lawyers Honoree, Thomson Reuters
- Legal Elite Honoree, Georgia Trend Magazine
- Rated 10/10, Avvo
- Captain, United States Marine Corps
- Senior Defense Counsel, Legal Team Delta
- University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D.
- Duquesne University, B.S.
- State Bar of Georgia
- National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Family Law
- Personal Injury
- Military Assistance Program, State Bar of Georgia
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