Jake Arbes

ISLN: 909398734
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Practice areas

  • Criminal defense (State and Federal)
  • Parole and probation
  • Criminal appeals
  • Post-conviction remedies
  • Habeas corpus
  • Criminal fraud
  • Criminal investigation
  • Criminal conspiracy
  • Grand jury practice
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Murder
  • Assault
  • Aggravated assault
  • Battery
  • Arson
  • Kidnapping
  • Bad checks
  • Bribery
  • Weapons offenses
  • DUI with injury
  • False imprisonment
  • Family violence
  • Forgery
  • Habitual violator
  • Racketeering
  • Receiving stolen property
  • Terroristic threats
  • Theft
  • Manslaughter
  • Sex offenses
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug sale or distribution
  • Drug possession
  • Health care fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Internet computer crimes
  • Prison designations and transfers
  • Corporate “whistle blowers”
  • Major Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Medical and Legal Practice


  • Georgia, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia and U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1992


  • New York University, J.D.
  • Harvard University, A.B.
  • Princeton University, M.P.A.


Associations and memberships

  • Atlanta Bar Association (Chairman, Criminal Law Section, 1989-1990; Member, Board of Directors, Criminal Law Section, 1985-1988; Co-Chair, State Practice Committee of the Appellate Practice Section, 2000-2001)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Member, Criminal Law Section)
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Vice-President; Member, Board of Directors, 2001-2004; Member, Legislative Committee)
  • Georgia Innocence Project (Founding Member and Member of Case Selection Committee)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Biographical details

Recipient, Rotary International Fellowship; Root-Tilden Fellow, NYU Law School; Law Clerk to the Honorable Phyllis A, Kravitch, U.S. Circuit Judge, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-1980. Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Georgia, 1980-1982. Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Emory University Law School, 1983-2004; President, Harvard Club of Georgia, 2008; Member, Civil Rights Committee of the Georgia Anti-Defamation League. Recognized as a Super Lawyer in Georgia Super Lawyer Magazine, one of the Top Lawyers in Georgia by Atlanta Magazine, and named a Legal Elite Lawyer by Georgia Trend Magazine.

Jake Arbes serves clients in Atlanta and throughout Georgia and the United States.