England & England, LLP

Personal injury, criminal law and wills law firm

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Firm Overview

England & England, LLP has a reputation for being a reliable, efficient and knowledgeable law firm that is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality legal counsel. We have more than 60 years of combined legal experience.

In addition to handling a variety of general legal matters, Attorneys J. Melvin England and John W. England do extensive trial and appellate work in federal and state courts. Mel England has substantial experience in private practice, has tried cases before 249 juries and is a former FBI agent and trial district attorney. In 1990, he obtained a jury verdict of $8.5 million compensatory damages in a products liability case, a record in Georgia for compensatory damages at that time.

We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal cases, giving us a distinct advantage in winning your cases. We also represent citizens who are prosecuted in federal and state courts and represent plaintiffs and defendants in law enforcement-related civil rights cases.

We can help you with the following:
-Administrative law
-Computers and software
-Construction
-Corporate
-Creditors rights
-Estate planning and probate
-Family
-General civil and criminal practice and trials in courts of the State and Federal Court
-General insurance litigation
-Landlord-tenant
-Medical malpractice
-Municipal law
-Personal injury law and products liability
-Civil rights
-Tort
-Trusts
-Wills

Respected Georgia law firm committed to clear communication and personalized attention
At England & England, LLP, we strive to provide personal attention to each client. As your trusted legal advisors, we are dedicated to giving you the attention, advice, support and empowerment you need effectively to resolve your legal challenges.

We are accessible and responsive to your needs and concerns and are committed to helping you resolve your legal issues in the most effective, cost-efficient manner.
Main Office

Main Office
201 Bombay Lane
Roswell  GA  30076

Phone
  • (770) 641-6010
Fax
  • (770) 641-6003
Criminal Defense
Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney
An experienced firm fighting for your rights:
If you have been charged with a crime in Georgia, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. With more than 60 years of combined legal experience, criminal law attorneys at England & England, LLP have been fighting to defend the rights of our clients. We have built our reputation on getting results. We are intimately familiar with all facets of the Georgia criminal justice system, and have the knowledge and skill to make sure you understand your legal options and to guide you through the legal process. Mel England was a Trial Assistant District Attorney inFulton County where he tried cases before 179 separate juries and now in private practice before 163 separate juries.

We have represented clients in state and federal courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:
-Traffic violations
-Assault and battery
-DWI/DUI/OWI
-Possession of drugs
-Theft
-Alleged child molestation
-Rape
-Homicide - murder/manslaughter
-Domestic violence
-White collar crime
-And more

When you have charges on your record that you want eliminated, we can help you get those charges sealed or expunged, or represent you in appellate court.

No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that we strive diligently to help you overcome it, and work tenaciously to attain the best possible result for you.

Going the extra mile to ensure your freedom
At England & England, LLP, we go the extra mile to ensure that you get the best possible result to protect your liberty and future. We have taken an oath to provide exemplary service, an oath that we are dedicated to honoring. Through meticulous preparation and a firm attention to detail, our efforts are always focused on achieving that goal. We personally speak with witnesses, examine police records and examine the alleged crime scene with a fine-toothed comb, if necessary. We also bring in experts when needed as witnesses.
Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact our firm today.

J. Melvin England

ISLN: 907591786
Senior Partner

Practice areas:
-Tort and personal injury
-Products liability
-Medical malpractice
-Civil rights litigation
-Criminal law
-Contract litigation
-Wills
-Estate planning
-Probate
-Trusts
-Family
-Municipal law
-Insurance litigation
-Administrative law
-Probate litigation

Admitted:
-Georgia, 1959
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit and U.S. District Court,
Northern District of Georgia, 1967
-U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1976
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1981
-U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 1986
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia and U.S.
District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1991

Education:
-University of Georgia, LL.B., now J.D.
-Bachelor of Divinity, Columbia Theological Seminary, magna
cum laude, 1964

Recognitions:
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics.

Associations & memberships:
-Atlanta (Chairman: Public Relations Committee, 1974-1975;
Membership Committee, 1975-1976; Vice Chairman, Criminal Law
Section, 1975-1979) and American Bar Associations
-State Bar of Georgia (Chairman: Criminal Law Section, 1975-
1976; Criminal Justice Committee, 1978; State Bar's
Consultant to Uniform Superior Court Rules Committee of
Council of Superior Court Judges, 1984-1985; The Mandatory
Continuing Legal Education Overview Committee, 1984-1985; Rules of Practice Study Committee, 1984--)
-Lawyers Club of Atlanta
-National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-American Association for Justice
-Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Biographical details:
Phi Alpha Delta. Member, Blue Key. Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1956-1960. Presbyterian Pastorate, 1964-1967. Assistant District Attorney, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, 1967-1975. Member of Board, Metropolitan Atlanta Council on Alcohol & Drugs, 1971-1973, 1975-1976. Special Prosecutor for Governor, 1976-1979. Special Consultant to Supreme Court of Georgia on Appellate Reform, 1979-1980. Member, Speedy Trial Planning Group, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1980-1983. Member, Board of Directors, Federal Defenders Program, Inc., 1985-1987. Listed: Who's Who in American Law; Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World; International Who's Who of Professionals.

Cases:
-Litterilla and Hyde v. Hospital Authority of Fulton County,
262 Ga. 34, 413 S.E.2d 718 (1992);
-Rolader v. The State, 202 Ga. App. 134, 413 S.E.2d 752
(1991);
-National Teen-Ager Co. v. Scarborough, 254 Ga. 467, 330
S.E.2d 711 (1985);
-Lavelle v. The State, 250 Ga. 224, 297 S.E.2d 234 (1982);
U.S. v. Tookes, 633 F.2d 712 (5th Cir. 1980); Tuzman v. The
State, 145 Ga. App. 761, 244 S.E.2d 882 (1978);
-Geiger v. The State, 129 Ga. App. 488, 199 S.E.2d 861 (1973);
-Ansley v. The State, 124 Ga. App. 670, 185 S.E.2d 562 (1971);
-Morris v. The State, 228 Ga. 39, 184 S.E.2d 82 (1971);
-Johnson v. The State, 226 Ga. 511, 175 S.E.2d 840 (1970);
-Battle v. The State, 275 Ga. App. 301 (2005).
Education
  • University of Georgia
    Juris Doctorate

John W. England

ISLN: 912449942
Partner

Practice areas:
-Commercial law
-Business law
-Corporate law
-Family law
-Creditors representation
-Construction law
-Computers and software
-Landlord and tenant law
-Criminal law
-Personal injury

Admitted:
-Georgia, 1996
-U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Education:
University of Georgia, J.D.

Military service:
-USNR 1975-1977
-USMCR 1977-1980
-USMC, 1980-1992
-Major, USMCR, 1992-1998
Education
  • University of Georgia
    Juris Doctorate
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