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Maddox began his legal career serving as a law clerk for the former Cobb County Superior Court Judge and current Georgia Supreme Court Justice P. Harris Hines.  As a law clerk on the Georgia Supreme Court, Maddox honed his craft of legal writing at the highest level.  As an advocate, Maddox cut his teeth as an Assistant Attorney General for five years, where he argued habeas corpus cases across the State of Georgia and represented the State in murder cases before the Supreme Court of Georgia.  He then served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Cobb Judicial Circuit for six years where he successfully tried dozens of felony jury trials, including defendants charged with murder, armed robbery, child cruelty, and trafficking narcotics.

 Armed with those years of prosecutorial and appellate experience, Maddox began defending juveniles and adults at every stage of the criminal justice system, from investigation, to trial, appeal, and habeas corpus.  Maddox has successfully defended mentally-ill clients charged with murder, obtaining verdicts of NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY three times in the last few years [Cobb County 2011, Cobb County 2015, Cobb County 2017].  Maddox is particularly honored to champion the mentally-ill and has been asked to lecture on the subject of mental health defenses, addressing a statewide conference of defense attorneys on the subject.  Much of his expertise is devoted to appellate practice before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court, where Maddox has successfully won new trials for his clients.  Maddox is a member of the Bar in both Alabama and Georgia.

In March 2018, Maddox will be sworn-in as the president of the Cobb County Bar Association.  In 2017, the Supreme Court of Georgia appointed Maddox as the Coordinating Special Master for attorney discipline cases prosecuted by the State Bar of Georgia.        

Experience

  • Georgia Supreme Court 1995-1996 Law Assistant to Justice P. Harris Hines
  • Georgia Department of Law 1996-2000 Assistant Attorney General
  • Cobb District Attorney’s Office 2000-2005 Assistant District Attorney
  • Criminal Defense Attorney 2006 - Present

Education

Emory University 1989, Bachelor of Arts

Samford University 1993, Juris Doctorate

Courts Admitted to Practice

What Our Clients are Saying:

"Lucky we found him. Maddox helped me get my family back. He always told me what could happen, and always made sure to have me expect the worst. Fortunately for me and my wife, he was able to pull through with the best every time. Maddox kept us informed, always. He spent a lot of time with us, and made sure he told us everything he could use to make our situation better. Would definitely recommend him to anyone. Will always be the first person I call if I need legal counsel." - Mark