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Best Lawyers in Georgia - Best Attorney in Atlanta

By William C. Head  Jan. 26, 2017 3:41a

Best Lawyers in America is the most exclusing national attorney rating service. in 2017, for the second time, Atlanta DUI Lawyer was named the Top DUI lawyer in Atlanta. The previous award was in 2012.

Mr. Head's checklist of benchmarks in the DUI industry go far beyond Georgia. His profile is NATIONAL. He has 40 years of accomplishments, including having leadership roles in launching important DUI law organizations. He has had over 300 seminar speaker invitations, and has been a mentor to hundreds of other DUI attorneys,. A drunk driving book author for over a quarter of a century, he wrote the first book on "How to Beat a DUI" in 1991, with the late Reese I. Joye, Jr. His proven DUI trial results (in Georgia and other states), and his groundbreaking criminal law appeals relating to Georgia implied consent law for DUI alcohol and DUI drugs have helped him earn the reputation of being one of the best lawyers in Georgia, and the best Atlanta DUI lawyer.

No other Atlanta criminal defense attorney, Georgia DUI defense lawyer, or criminal defense lawyer anywhere else in America can match Bubba Head's list of “firsts,” “uniques,” “industry-leading” accolades and recognitions in the field of criminal law relating to alcohol and drugs:

  • Board-Certified in DUI Defense - ABA certification overseen by the National College for DUI Defense - 1 of only 4 in GA, all of whom are located in one of the 4 Metro Atlanta counties, incidentally, and one of fewer than 60 DUI Lawyers nationwide.
  • Named to Super Lawyers every year since the accolade has existed in GA for DUI defense (only 1 of 2 DUI attorneys in the entire State of Georgia).
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America longer than any other DUI lawyer in Atlanta or any other Georgia city, and twice named "DUI Lawyer of the Year" by this international attorney reviews company. No other DUI lawyer in Atlanta (or Georgia) has more recognitions.
  • The only DUI lawyer in America voted upon by the entire national membership of NCDD.com, and named "Best Lawyer in America" in 2003.
  • The only DUI lawyer in Georgia to be an invited speaker for either ICADTS (International Council on Alcohol, Drugs & Traffic Safety) in 2008, or AAFS (American Academy of Forensic Sciences) in 2012 (keynote speaker for the Toxicology section).
  • U.S. News and World Report, Best Law Firms in America. The law firms he has lead, as Senior Partner, have been named to EVERY one of this prominent magazine’s lists.
  • Martindale-Hubbell “av” (Best) and preeminent (Highest Ethical Values) for over two decades.
  • Invited speaker to over a dozen Judges’ seminars, including (in Georgia) Superior Court, State Court, Municipal Court, Probate Court, and Administrative Law Judges (Office of State Administrative Hearings). Additionally, Mr. Head has been invited to two different ABA national Judges’ conferences, with one in Chicago, IL and another in Lake Chelan, Washington.
  • The only DUI lawyer in America to be allowed to go to a state crime lab for purposes of videotaping the various laboratory testing methods used to determine qualitative standards and quantitation processes of biological samples to be used to train fellow impaired driving lawyers.
  • Unmatched advanced training in Field Sobriety Test research and reliability (over a dozen courses), plus Mr. Head originated the concept of sponsoring the initial field sobriety test training courses for DUI attorneys in the mid-1990s. This training not only provides Mr. Head with an edge in trial, but greatly assists in an exhaustive analysis of the performance of each arresting officer in DUI cases that Mr. Head handles.
  • Extensive Blood Test Forensic Laboratory Training, to be able to challenge a blood drug test or alcohol blood test (over 200 hours of total training on methods, instrumentation, sources of error, causes of contamination, toxicology, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and presumptive tests vs. confirmatory tests by crime laboratories).
  • Book author or co-author on DUI defenses since 1991, starting with “101 Ways to Avoid a Drunk Driving Conviction,” and in over a dozen DUI defense law books, including being co-author of the leading publication in Georgia on GA DUI laws, The Georgia DUI Trial Practice Manual, published by the world’s largest law book publisher, Thomson-Reuters (formerly West Publishing).
  • Life member, NACDL (National criminal defense lawyer organization).
  • Life member, GACDL (Georgia’s largest criminal defense attorney organization).
  • Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
  • Member of IACT (International Association for Chemical Testing) where mostly state experts (like the GBI) send their crime lab employees for training on breath alcohol testing, blood drug test results, types of blood test used by a crime lab, and various alcohol breath test devices.
  • Borkenstein Institute Training – In 2000, Mr. Head was permitted to attend this specialized course in Bloomington, Indiana, named after the inventor of the breathalyzer, Dr. Robert Borkenstein. Fewer than 5 Georgia lawyers have ever taken this course, since their main purpose is to train state crime laboratory employees worldwide.
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