Jill G. Polster

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Atlanta, Georgia
Avvo Rating | 10.0 Superb | Top attorney Criminal defense

Known as a fierce advocate, what distinguishes Jill G. Polster from other criminal defense attorneys is her passion for fighting for the underdog along with her extensive experience handling criminal cases.

  • Polster has experience on both sides of the courtroom as a prosecutor and a defense attorney giving her a 360-degree view of your case.
  • Polster has handled literally thousands of criminal cases from misdemeanors to murders.
  • She has Extensive jury trial experience with a proven track record of success both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney.
  • Polster thinks outside-the-box when it comes to crafting the most favorable resolution possible on even the most serious of criminal cases.
  • She is Well-versed in the ever-changing Georgia Criminal Code and Georgia caselaw.
  • Throughout her career, Polster has sharpened her skills through her commitment to recruiting, teaching and training young lawyers.
  • Polster strives to nurture her relationships with her clients. She feels she can best advocate for her clients through getting to know them as a person rather than just a name on a file.
  • Polster's credential are impeccable. She brings a wide array of experience to every criminal case she handles.
  • Polster is well-known and respected by Judges, Prosecutors, Clerks, Court Personnel, Law Enforcement and her colleagues.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2002
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2002
  • Maine, 2016


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D.
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca , New York
    • B.A.


  • Frequent Speaker, Student Programs, Georgia State University College of Law
  • Faculty: Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program, Emory Univ. College of Law, 2010 - 2011
  • Visiting Professional - Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Special Recognition Award from the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division for founding the Georgia Innocence Project, 2001
  • Selected Participant, Bill Daniels Trial Advocacy Program, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • DeKalb Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1999 - Present
  • NORML, Attorney - Member
  • State Bar of Georgia , Chairperson, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee for Judicial Administrative District 4, December 11, 2013 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • DeKalb County District Attorney's Office, Senior Assistant District Attorney, Trial Division and the Special Victims Team, 2008 - 2011
  • Metro Conflict Defender, Senior Staff Attorney, 2003 - 2008
  • Fulton County Public Defender, Staff Attorney, 2001 - 2003
  • The Steel Law Firm , Law Clerk, 1999 - 2001

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Advisors - Peachtree NORML
  • Legal Advisors - Georgia Care

Ancillary Businesses

  • First Amendment Rights