Donald F. Samuel
B.A., Oberlin College
J.D., University of Georgia
Donald F. Samuel is a partner with Garland, Samuel & Loeb, specializing primarily in criminal defense and appeals in both state and federal courts. Having tried more than 100 felony cases, Samuel is ranked among the Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers, has been listed in Best Lawyers since 1991 and was recognized by Georgia Trend magazine for his work in criminal defense law.
Samuel is the author/co-author of several titles, including: Georgia Criminal Law Case Finder, Eleventh Circuit Criminal Handbook, Agnor’s Georgia Evidence, Georgia Criminal Law Forms and Federal Criminal Law Digest. He also has published several Georgia Bar Journal articles.
He is past-president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In 1999, he was elected to membership in the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. In 2000, he was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as editor of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. After law school, he served as a judicial clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Harold L. Murphy.