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A Georgia criminal defense lawyer at Cox, Rodman, & Middleton understands that you’re going through a lot, and we’re here to help.
The primary focus of the practice of law is to represent the best interest of the client and protect the principles outlined within the US and Georgia State Constitutions. This objective is applied to client legal matters in the courtroom as well as in society.
All top Georgia criminal defense law experts know that goal is to be not only a great advocate but also a great advisor to help formulate a plan of action for the client through community partnerships and goal setting. We do not merely seek to stand beside you in the courtroom, we seek to walk with you through each challenge and support each accomplishment.

No matter the cause of your charge – DUI, aggravated assault, theft, white-collar crimes, or other incidents – our Georgia criminal defense attorneys may be able to help you obtain the best outcome.

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    Top Criminal Defense Lawyers | GA

    Cox, Rodman, & Middleton’s criminal defense lawyers in Georgia have the experience and dedication to provide you with quality representation and plenty of fight. Our law firm has been protecting the rights of the criminally accused for a combined 50+ years and has dealt with all types of criminal charges, hearings, jury trials, and appeals.

    “We have a strong passion for the law and the community. Regarding the law, we enjoy solving problems and facilitating strategic planning for our clients. Regarding the community, we believe in the collective power of unity.”

    Christopher K. Middleton

    Lead Counsel, Founder Partner
    Cox, Rodman, & Middleton, LLC

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    Cox, Rodman & Middleton

    Award-Winning, Personalized Legal Services Specializing in GA Criminal Defense Law
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    we are proud that our dedication and efforts have been recognized by organizations and a growing list of satisfied clients
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    “My son’s livelihood was at stake.”

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    Words cannot express our gratitude. We thank and appreciate you for all your professionalism but most of all for getting those lies dismissed so my son could get his livelihood back. You are greatly appreciated!!!!
    Our Core Values

    Wisdom. Justice. Advocacy.

    We have the knowledge and the experience to provide expert advice and analysis at every step of the process as we craft the most effective strategy to address issues across a wide spectrum of possibilities.

    Cox, Rodman, & Middleton law firm is passionately devoted to maximizing every client’s chances at the best potential outcome in every civil and criminal matter.

    We guarantee maximum effort through legal research, factual investigation, strategic planning, communication, and preparation to best serve our clients as their listening ear and capable mouthpiece in every venue.

    “At Cox, Rodman, and Middleton, we focus on the client, not just the case.”

    Falen O. Cox

    Attorney, Founding Partner
    Cox, Rodman, & Middleton, LLC

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    LilBit Kayy
    LilBit Kayy
    Mr. Middleton and his team did a wonderful job handling my case. 10 out of 10 recommend
    Supreme Scott
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    Great services from even better people, very knowledgeable with every step, and also very helpful with giving knowledge behind the steps. Highly recommended!
    Kenny Thomas
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    Latoya Roberts
    If your looking for a firm that cares about their client then look no further. I worked with Mr. Middleton and Mr.Gates. They both represented my son. Usually, one lawyer takes the case but not at this firm. They will tag team your case and It didn’t cost me extra money. They work together. I also like how your aware of the plans prior to court. We had a plan A, B and C. Needless to say we didn’t even need plan B or C. I’m so happy I choose this firm and you will be too.
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    KUDOS ! to an experienced and professional group of attorneys. This firm is awesome. The attorneys are all grounded in a platform that models the Six Pillars of Character ( Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship) I WAS OVERWHELMED with uncertainty, fear, and hopelessness concerning my son. This firm made my struggle their struggle They accepted my son's federal case and give us realistic outcomes. They were straightforward with all questions and answers and gave effective guidance.. The office staff is professional and responded to all calls . I called whenever l had a concern and I was received with kindness regardless of the redundancy and or content. I am very happy with the outcome of my son's situation and l highly recommend this firm to everyone in need. Elyse Sherman
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    Miss Cox was upfront and honest and turned over more than what she promised.
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    Torian JM
    I had the honor of working with the team of Cox, Rodman & Middleton, LLC. Falen Cox was wonderful to work with. This was a first time experience for me and she provided the support, information, reassurance and guidance that I needed. I appreciated it more than I can express. I hope I won't need their services again, but if I do I know whom to call.
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    My experience with Attorney Middleton is nothing less of excellent!
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    First of all amazing Coustomer service , Mr Middleton went above and beyond for me. Very attentive, He does his due diligence. I went through 2 lawyers I paid in full in 2 and a half years before him on this same case they wanted me to plea out to something I didn’t do It’s been a battle. when I hired Mr Middleton he got right on it, his assistant Brianna is wonderful. I hired him in February it is now MAY 11th he was able to get a dismissal…. He made me feel comfortable, trial can be very nerve-racking, Mr. Middleton made me feel confident he actually showed compassion for my family and I. He literally did in 3 months what 2 previous attorneys couldn’t do and 2 1/2 years. Thank you very much , you are a blessing, you are very passionate about your work it shows you don’t play no games …

    Practice Areas

    As highly-rated and award-winning Georgia criminal defense lawyers, our attorneys have earned a solid reputation as an award-winning criminal defense law firm because we take an organic and personalized approach to address each client’s criminal case, including those who have been jailed or convicted in Georgia.

    A “Best of Georgia” Law Firm in 2020 & 2021!

    Georgia Criminal Defense Law Firm, Cox, Rodman, & Middleton, has the distinction of being a regional winner as “Best of Georgia” from Georgia Business Journal in 2020 & 2021!

    Case Types​

    • Criminal Defense Law
    • Personal Injury Law
    • Business and Contract Law
    • Family Law

    Criminal Charges & Trials

    • DUI / DWI
    • Hit and Run
    • Arson
    • White-Collar Crimes
    • Drug Crimes
    • Fraud / Identity Theft
    • Federal Crimes
    • Sex Crimes
    • Violent Crimes
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    Our Services

    Practicing Georgia Criminal Defense Law as a Full-Service, Local Law Firm

    As criminal defense trial attorneys, we provide the comprehensive and tailored services our clients expect and deserve.
    We are proud to be one of the few law firms that handle the full range of legal services for clients with criminal cases.

    Discovery & Audits

    From minor offenses to the most serious state cases, our legal representatives have used our insight, experience, and determination to secure favorable resolutions our clients need.

    Pre-Trial & Bond Hearings

    Pre-trial detention upends a person’s entire life. Petition the court for a bond and give your freedom a fighting chance.

    General Litigation

     Our litigators have obtained verdicts of acquittal on many criminal charges, from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies. 


    A defeat at the trial level does not have to be the end. With us, it is simply the next beginning. Appeals have strict deadlines. Don’t delay.

    Parole & Expungement

    Expungement laws and procedures can be complex and the rules for eligibility change. Because of the impact a criminal conviction or arrest record can have on your future employment opportunities, it is important to explore the possibility of expungement.


    Our criminal defense attorneys have been ensuring the rights of those accused of criminal offenses for more than a decade in dozens of cities in counties all across Georgia. See below to find a local Georgia criminal defense lawyer near you.

    Atlanta Metro
    Muscogee County/Columbus
    Clarke County/Athens
    Richmond County/Augusta
    Macon/Bibb County
    Savannah/Chatham County

    In the courtroom, adaptability and fearlessness are every bit as important as planning and preparation.

    John W. Rodman

    Attorney, Founding Partner
    Cox, Rodman, & Middleton, LLC


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    Why Hire a Local Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney?

    When you select an attorney to handle your legal matter, location is about more than convenience or the ease of a shorter driving time to an office location. A lawyer who is located near you and handles cases involving criminal law in Georgia will also be able to provide information that you can trust is correct because it comes from someone who has dealt with these types of issues in your location before.

    Which Court Will My Case Be Seen?

    The superior court exercises broad civil and criminal jurisdiction. Superior court judges preside over all felony trials, have exclusive jurisdiction over divorces, and may correct errors made by limited jurisdiction courts.

    How Much Time Can I Get?

    Most misdemeanors are punishable by a prison term of 1 to 12 months. However, felonies are generally punishable by a minimum of one year in prison. For the “Seven Deadlies” of major crimes in Georgia, including murder, rape, armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, and aggravated child molestation, you could face life in prison or even the death penalty.

    Can I Afford a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

    How much you pay can vary according to the court case, and the attorney’s fee structure including a retainer, if they charge a flat rate, hourly fees, court fees, and filing costs.

    When Should I Contact A Criminal Defense Attorney?

    You should demand to contact a lawyer early and often if you are being questioned by police. You must make this demand clear and firm. Even if you want to speak with the police, demand a lawyer first. Having a lawyer present can help you make sure that your story does not get misinterpreted and that you don’t get tied up by confusing or misleading questions.

    Above all, remember that the goal is not to avoid arrest because that is up to law enforcement to decide and that is not something you can not control. The goal is to prevent causing harm to your side of the case so that your attorney can give you your best fighting chance in court.


    Contact Us


    Our law firm is located in the heart of Savannah, Georgia

    5105 Paulsen Street Suite 236-C
    Savannah, GA 31405

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    F : +1 (912) 376-7012

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    We understand that the criminal charges facing you, your family, or your business can seem daunting.
    It is our goal to put you at ease.

    Submit email to Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyers – Cox, Rodman, & Middleton, LLC for a consultation.