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Why Hire The Heller Law Firm?

When it comes to choosing a law firm, individuals and families have many options.  This is true not only in large cities such as Atlanta, but also in smaller counties such as Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, Bartow, Paulding and others in North Georgia.

Clients routinely hire our law firm for the following reasons:

Experience.  Simply stated, there is no substitute for real-world experience in the legal system.  Our team has over 60 years of combined experience helping clients through challenging legal matters.  But perhaps more importantly, our past experience is directly applicable to the work we do today.  For example, Jeff Heller spent years as a military trial attorney, where he learned how to thrive under pressure and fight for justice for those who wear the uniform.  Similarly, Kam Keene is a former Cherokee County assistant prosecutor, experience that provided an insider’s view into why and how cases are handled in the very region where we practice.

Award-winning and highly rated.  Our firm and its attorneys are routinely recognized by independent attorney rating organizations for excellence in the practice of law.  These include Martindale-Hubbell, Avvo.com, Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers, and Georgia Trend Legal Elite.  In addition, former clients rate our firm very highly for both results and personal service.  Our Google business rating is over 4.5 and we have more than 150 positive online reviews across the most important review platforms.  In 2021, our firm was named the Best Criminal Defense law firm in Cherokee County by local residents in the Enjoy Cherokee! Magazine survey.

Limited Focus.  One of the best ways to ensure you receive effective legal representation is to hire a law firm that doesn’t try to handle every type of case.  At J. M. Heller, Attorney at Law, P.C., we limit our practice to four main areas:  Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy, Family Law, and Personal Injury.  This allows both our lawyers and staff to maintain an in-depth skillset in areas for which we are hired as opposed to a broad understanding of too many areas of the law.

Knowledge of the Local Courts.  Movies and TV shows often exaggerate the relationships between judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, and attorneys.  In truth, these different segments of our legal system operate very independently and “by the book” when it comes to communication, negotiation, and final decisions in the legal process.  With that said, familiarity with how different members of the legal system handle cases is absolutely an advantage.  Knowing how a specific courthouse operates and being familiar with past decisions by the judges and prosecutors helps set correct expectations for clients while also setting the best strategy.  In addition, when the other side knows the ability and willingness of your lawyer to fight for justice, it makes them more inclined to resolve the issue fairly.

Commitment to Community.  While winning cases is our number one priority, we also believe in giving back to the community in other ways and have supported dozens of organizations, schools, teams, families and individuals over the years.  Some of this work involves donating time and expertise, such as working with veterans in the State Bar of Georgia Military Legal Assistance Program.  In other instances, we provide financial support to worthwhile causes such as Beat Out Cancer, Footsteps for the Cure, and The Children’s Haven.

It can be difficult to make the right decision about legal counsel, especially if this is the first time you’ve needed a lawyer to represent you in a criminal, bankruptcy, family law, or personal injury matter.  We hope the above provides a good summary of our team’s strengths and encourage you to call our office today at 770-345-1130 to learn more about how we can help you move forward.