Jessica R. Towne, PC

Firm Overview

As a local DUI defense attorney with more than 22 years of experience in Gwinnett County, Jessica Towne has literally handled thousands of DUI and serious traffic cases in the Gwinnett court system, including Recorders Court, Lawrenceville Municipal Court, Suwanee Municipal Court, Duluth Municipal Court and others. She knows all the judges, prosecutors, and staff who work at the Gwinnett courts. And the way things need to be done.
Main Office
Jessica R. Towne
1755 North Brown Road, NW
Suite 200
Lawrenceville  GA  30043
Phone
  • (770) 338-2338
Fax
  • (770) 338-2341
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Free phone consultation. $100 office consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Call for information.
Hourly Rates
Call for information.

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday — Friday, 9-5, other hours available by appointment.
Emergency After Hours
Yes

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

No.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

When appropriate.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

On occasion.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Clark & Towne offers personalized service to their clients. Lawyers take care of their clients from start to finish, never passing off any part of the job to paralegals or secretaries.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We strongly encourage all our clients to educate themselves about their situation.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

On a case-by-case basis.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

No.

Jessica Towne

Jessica Towne is a respected attorney and former Gwinnett County prosecutor. She is the author of the books "How to Choose a Georgia DUI Lawyer" and "What You Should Know About Georgia DUI Laws". During her twenty-plus-year legal career, she has given dozens of lectures on constitutional law, trial practice, and the admissibility of scientific evidence in court. She is a member of many legal societies, and as served as President of both the Gwinnett County Bar Association and the Criminal Defense Section of Gwinnett County Bar Association, and as the Vice President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a 2012--2016 Super Lawyer. She is a founding member of the national DUI Bar Association/ DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA). You can keep up with her on facebook and twitter.

Jessica Towne is a respected attorney and former Gwinnett County prosecutor. She is the author of "How to Choose a Georgia DUI Lawyer," and the popular blog on the clarktowne.com website. Over her twenty-plus year legal career, she has given dozens of lectures on constitutional law, trial practice, and the admissibility of scientific evidence in court. She is a member of many legal societies, and as served as President of both the Gwinnett County Bar Association and the Criminal Defense Section of Gwinnett County Bar Association, and as the Vice President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Ms. Towne's DUI courtroom expertise was firmly established in 1999, when she and her partner, David Clark, won Love v. State, which struck down Georgia's DUI-marijuana law as unconstitutional. That same year, they kept laser speeding guns from being used in Georgia. (The short-lived victory was hastily undone by the Georgia Legislature, which feared loss of revenue and passed a law stating that any police anywhere can use any laser gun.) Since then, Ms. Towne has won numerous key cases, while continuing to bring justice to her clients in the areas of DUI, traffic law, and similar offenses. Her law practice, Clark & Towne PC, is located in Lawrenceville, just outside Atlanta, GA.

Between 1996 and 2005, Clark & Towne employed and mentored eight other attorneys and kept an extensive staff of personnel busy with a "volume" practice. Since 2005, Clark & Towne has intentionally scaled back their practice. Clients have appreciated having their cases personally handled by Jessica Towne or David Clark, and not merely overseen by their expertise and advice.

License
  • Bar Number:
    Georgia , 1989

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