Criminal defense and appeals should not be taken lightly. If you are convicted of the crime, you could be left facing outrageous fees or even jail time. Geerdes and Associates, LLC has the experience necessary to help navigate you through the criminal legal system.

When it comes to criminal trial and appeals our criminal defense team includes two of the best lawyers in the state of Georgia, Tom West and Holly Geerdes. Tom West has over 20 years of experience in both state and federal criminal law with an emphasis on litigating the death penalty. Some of his more notorious criminal cases include: The Bath Tub Strangler, Walraven v. State, 255 Ga. 276(1985); The Alday Murders; The Doom Gang Cases; Goodwin v. Balkcom, 684 F.2d 794 (11th Cir. 1982); The Olympics Army Reserve Cases; Dawson v. State, 274 Ga. 327 (2001) (Electrocution declared cruel & unusual punishment); The Flower Box Case (Lita Sullivan murder); The Bautista Ramirez case (accused of killing police officer Hugo Arango).

Holly Geerdes has experience with federal criminal cases including the death penalty direct appeals and numerous appellate cases in the Georgia Supreme Court that results in clients no longer racing the death penalty. Holly Geerdes was named outstanding lawyer of the year by the Young Lawyer Division of the State Bar of Georgia and has received the “case of the year” award for 4 consecutive years. Most recently, she was named one of the “top 14 lawyers under 40.&#8221 and Super Lawyer voted by the legal community, attorneys, and judges in State of Georgia;

Geerdes and Associates, LLC can help you in all of the following areas: