James H. Wall

James H. Wall

Suwanee , Georgia

Jim began his career as a prosecutor in both state and superior court.  He has extensive trial experience having tried nearly 100 cases over the course of his career.  He has handled every type of criminal case, including drug cases, DUI, vehicular homicide and serious injury by vehicle cases, and all major felony cases.

Jim went into private practice to help people dealing with difficult issues and a complicated legal process.  During this time in private practice he has developed a robust family law practice where he strives to resolve cases as amicably as possible and to facilitate co-parenting for the best interests of the children involved.  However, if the case cannot be resolved amicably, Jim is prepared to go to court and fight for his client and to get the best result the law provides. 

Jim has a background in accounting and worked for an international accounting firm prior to going to law school.  He is a past president of the criminal defense section of the Gwinnett County Bar Association, a published author of "The Georgia Handbook on License Withdrawals" that covers in-depth the effect a criminal conviction will have on a driver's license.  Jim is a veteran of the U.S. Army, a current part-time city solicitor and associate municipal court judge.  He is married and lives in Lawrenceville with his wife and two children.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Criminal Defense
  • 40% Domestic Law
  • 20% Wills, General Civil Litigation, Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2008


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: Moot Court board member; Student Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • BBA and Master of Taxation - 1993
    • Major: Accounting

Published Works

  • Georgia Handbook on License Withdrawals, ICLE Georgia, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Criminal Defense Section, Gwinnett County Bar Association, Past President, 2014 - 2015
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Associate, 2008 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, April, 2006 - April, 2008
  • DeKalb County Solicitor-General's Office, Senior Assistant Solicitor-General, June, 2003 - March, 2006
  • Ernst & Young, LLP, Tax Compliance Specialist, 1997-2000
  • Brooks, Holmes, Williams and Cook, LLC, Associate, 1993-1997