Forsyth County & North Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorneys

Powerful DUI & Criminal Defense

The criminal defense attorneys at Zeliff | Watson provide our clients with a client-centered, aggressive and responsive legal team who is ready to use all available resources and knowledge to protect your rights and restore your good name.

Currently, our defense team places an emphasis on defending clients charged in Municipal and State Courts for misdemeanor charges like DUI, serious traffic offenses, shoplifting, and family violence crimes. Our thriving felony practice covers Georgia Superior Courts and places an emphasis on crimes such as family violence and self-defense charges, theft and property crimes, felony drug charges, as well as all sex-related offenses. Our trial team uses abundant resources to effectively mitigate and litigate charges from the first day you step in the door to meet us. Our case plans provide a strategy for all pretrial stages, trial stages, and post-trial stages.

If you have a case pending in Cumming, Forsyth County, Alpharetta, Atlanta, or other north Atlanta and Fulton County courts, look no further than our trial lawyers. We know the importance of acting quickly and effectively to achieve the best results in the criminal arena. After all, your future and freedom are at stake, and we will never forget that. Our attorneys are considered some of Georgia’s most successful DUI and criminal defense attorneys, with over 30 collective years of experience. We have earned numerous peer and client awards, including being named 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers, since founding our firm in 2011 and stay focused and up to date on the latest strategies and happenings in our field.

Whenever anyone is charged with a criminal offense, it is vital to obtain legal representation as soon as possible. Contact us at (770) 676-1340 to get started on your free case evaluation.

Awards &

  • Avvo 10 Rating
    Avvo 10 Rating
  • 2016 Best of Forsyth
    2016 Best of Forsyth
  • State Bar of Georgia
    State Bar of Georgia
  • GTLA
  • National College for DUI Defense
    National College for DUI Defense
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
    National Trial Lawyers

Hear From Our
Previous Clients

  • I was fortunate to find an exceptionally honest, professional, and caring lawyer in Peter Zeliff.

    - Anonymous

  • I trusted Peter through the entire DUI legal process, even when the end was nowhere in sight, and today we claimed victory!

    - Anonymous

  • If anyone has any problem big or small, I would strongly urge you to put your trust in Mr. Watson.

    - Anonymous

  • Evan made it as easy and less stressful as possible for me. I would highly recommend him for a DUI case.

    - Anonymous

  • Anyone who is in need of a lawyer, I promise you will be as amazed as me if you choose Evan Watson.

    - B.M.

  • Mr. Watson’s dedication to his clients, experience, and personality truly set him apart from every other lawyer.

    - Anonymous

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Our Proven Trial Team

Don’t face the legal system without a skilled
advocate on your side.

Why Choose Zeliff | Watson?

  • We use a client-centered approach where you come first
  • We have a full-time staff to assist 24/7
  • We have over 30 years of experience as defense lawyers
  • We have achieved jury trial acquittals in 2011,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16,'17, '18 & '19
  • We know the ins and outs of all area courtrooms
  • We stay current on the trends, laws, and science in our field
  • Our resources run deep with experts in all fields of defense
Why Hire Us

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