About Christine

Christine A. Koehler is considered one of Georgia's premier criminal defense attorneys. She is an aggressive trial lawyer who has vigorously defended those accused of crimes for the last 17 years. She is a graduate of Georgia State College of Law (cum laude 1995) and a graduate of both the National Criminal Defense College and the National College of DUI Defense. Christine's courtroom success makes her a sought after instructor at Georgia's leading trial skills programs. She is also a frequent lecturer at criminal defense seminars, nationwide. Christine is an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell. Christine was recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer by her peers in Atlanta Magazine since 2004. Georgia Trend Magazine's has named Christine one of their Legal Elite, repeatedly. Christine served on the Investigative Panel of the State Bar of Georgia and is a founding member of the Georgia Innocence Project. Christine's unyielding dedication to her clients led to the three month halt of jury trials in Gwinnett County, Georgia, after she successfully challenged Gwinnett's jury system. Christine successfully tried a high profile, nine week death penalty case, the longest trial in Gwinnett County history.

Whether you're looking for an attorney misconduct lawyer or a DUI lawyer, you don't need to search far and wide in the Lawrenceville, GA area. Just call on Christine A. Koehler Attorney at Law.

You can rely on Attorney Christine Koehler to:


  • Review the facts surrounding your case
  • Explain your options
  • Communicate and explain complicated legal jargon
  • Use her vast network of resources
  • Utilize her competitive nature and determination to win




• Private Practice, Gwinnett County
• Associate, Head, Mullis, Thomas & Webb
(DUI Defense Firm) 1996-1997
• Associate/Clerk, Law Office of Mike Maloof 1995-1996



• Georgia Super Lawyer 2004 to present
• Top 50 Female Lawyers In Georgia 2006
• Georgia Legal Elite 2004, 2005
• Best of Gwinnett – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
• DUI Lawyer with the most effective motions practice DODD 2002
• Best Overall Advocate, Cathy Bennett National Mock Trial Tournament, 1994
• Al Horn Scholarship, 1998
• Best Law Firm in Gwinnett 2003-2006
• GACDL Indigent Defense Award 2007
• Stonewall Bar Association Award recipient 2012





• Faculty, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Trial Skills Program, 2000-Present
• Faculty, Georgia Institute for Trial Advocacy, University of Georgia School of Law, May 1996 -2000
• Faculty, Emory University College of Law Trial Skills Program – 2000
• Life Member of Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
• Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
• Vice President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
• Past President of the Gwinnett County Criminal Defense Bar
• Member, Georgia Bar, 1995
• National College of DUI Defense Summer Session Graduate
• Member of the Defense of Drinking Driver’s Network
• Graduate of the National Criminal Defense College
• Trained & Certified in Field Sobriety Tests
• Former Chair of the Investigative Panel of the State Bar of Georgia – Served on the Panel 2004-2012
• Founding Member of the GA Innocence Project in 2002
• Served on the State Bar Indigent Defense Committee 2008-2010
• Education Services Chair – GACDL
• Indigent Defense Committee Chair – GACDL
• Past President of Stonewall Bar Association
• Life Member of GAWL
• Member of the Gwinnett Indigent Defense Governing Committee 2011-2017
• State Bar of Georgia Criminal Justice Reform Committee – 2011-Present
• Served on the Formal Advisory Opinion Board of the State Bar of Georgia _______
• Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
• Lawyers Foundation of Georgia






“Too Much Vermouth in My Martini – And more Serious Bar Complaints” New York State Bar Association (May 2014)
Ethics Panel – Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (March 2014)
“Suppressing Chemical Tests with Implied Consent Errors” GACDL DUI Boot Camp, Atlanta, GA (March 2014)
“Too Much Vermouth in My Martini – And More Serious Bar Complaints” NCDD, San Diego, CA (January 2014)
“Implied Consent: Errors in the State’s Case that Can Make a Difference” GPDSC & NCDD Public Defender DUI Seminar, Atlanta, GA (October 2013)
“Avoid Being Sacked by a Bar Complaint” – GACDL/ACDLA The National Championship of Criminal Defense Spring Seminar
Panama City, FL (May 2013)
“Too Much Vermouth in My Martini and More Serious Bar Complaints” DeKalb Bar Association Decatur, GA (April 2013)
“Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation” ICLE Atlanta, GA (March 2013)
“How to Keep Your Cross From Being Shut Down” (December 2012)
“In Your Face Filings” (November 2012)
“Winning When Your Cross Is Shut Down” (October 19, 2012)
“Creative Motions Practice” Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (June 3, 2011)
“How to Avoid Bar Complaints and What to do When You Get One” DOD December 1 and 2, 2011
“Too Much Vermouth in My Martini-And More Serious Bar Complaints – GACDL’s Fall Seminar (November 2010)



• Georgia State University College of Law
• Juris Doctorate Cum Laude – May 1995
• National Champion Criminal Mock Trial Team
• Bleckley Inn of Court
• Moot Court Georgia Southern University
• Bachelor of Science Communication Arts – December 1990
• Outstanding Senior
• Athletic Grant-In-Aid (Softball)