Rafe Banks, III

Attorney in Cumming, GA
Named Appellate Attorney of the Year, Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers, 2009. District Attorney, Blue Ridge Circuit, 1981-1988. Assistant District Attorney Blue Ridge Circuit 1978-1981.
770-887-1209
Credit Cards Accepted

Areas of Law

  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Forgery
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Parole and Probation
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • Civil Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

 

Overall Client Rating

in Litigation and Criminal Law
5.0 out of 5.0

Communication Ability
5.0
Responsiveness
5.0
Quality of Service
5.0
Value for Money
5.0

  • Data based on 2 reviews
  • Recommended by 2 Clients
  • Last reviewed on 08/24/12
Posted by a Consumer on 08/24/12
Recommended
5.0 out of 5.0
Rafe Banks is one of the best in the business. He represented me with a degree of professionalism, diligence, and dedication seldom seen in the legal profession. Rafe always answered my questions and kept me informed throughout the entire trial(s) process and never left me wondering what to expect.
His staff at is exemplary, always attentive yet professional and helpful in every aspect.
I don't think you could find a better defense attorney.
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Experience & Credentials

Position

Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1976, Georgia
1979, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia and Supreme Court of Georgia
1992, U.S. Supreme Court
1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

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Law School Attended

Emory University
Class of 1975
J.D.

University Attended

Emory University
Class of 1972
B.A.

Associations & Memberships

Forsyth County (President, 1996-1997) and Blue Ridge (President, 1989-1990) Bar Associations; State Bar of Georgia (Former Member, Disciplinary Panel); Georgia Association of Criminal Lawyers (... More

Representative Cases

Burchette v. State , 278 Ga. 1 (596 S.E.2d 162)(2004); Bradford v. State, — Ga. — (673 S.E.2d 201) (2009); Tidwell v. State, — Ga. — (Case No. S08A1783, March 9, 2009); State v. Layman, 279 Ga. 340 (613 S.E.2d 639) (2005); State v. Luck, 252 Ga. 347 (312 S.E.2d 791)(1984); reversing Luck v. State, 168 Ga. App. 464 (309 S.E.2... More

Contact Information

Phone

770-887-1209

Email

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Office Information
Rafe Banks, III
Partner
 309 Pirkle Ferry Road, Bldg. F,
Cumming, GA 30040

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