J.D., Emory Law School, 1984
B.A., Oglethorpe University, 1981
Drew spent the first three years of his career as a lawyer as a Fulton County, Georgia, assistant public defender assigned to the courtroom of the late Judge William Daniel, known throughout Georgia for having authored three fundamental treatises on Georgia criminal practice. Just a few years after graduating from law school, in 1987, Drew “hung out a shingle” and started The Findling Law Firm. Since then, Drew has represented clients in state and federal courts in many states, including Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. He has also handled international matters in the Middle East and Europe.
Drew has enjoyed great success as a trial lawyer representing clients with charges ranging from minor offenses to multi-million dollar federal conspiracy cases. Over the years, his reputation for zealous and skilled representation has resulted in his being retained to represent numerous high-profile clients, including Grammy-nominee Faith Evans, Former Douglas County District Attorney David McDade, Former Fulton County, Georgia, Sheriff Jackie Barrett, current Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill, Former President of Morris Brown College Dolores Cross, NBA Superstar Shaquille O’Neal, former NBA great Dennis Rodman and NBA first-round draft choices Al-Farouq Aminu and Roshown McLeod and retired baseball slugger Oscar Gamble, and rap superstars Gucci Mane Waka Flocka Flame and Migos’ Offset.
In his over 30 years of practice, Drew has published numerous articles and given speeches in over 35 states on such topics as defending battered woman syndrome cases, jury selection in high profile cases, forensic preparation for a criminal trial, giving effective opening and closing statements, and cross-examination, including several on the cross-examination of the homicide detective. He has lectured at Emory Law School, Georgia State University College of Law, the National Criminal Defense College, the Georgia Institute of Trial Advocacy, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Criminal Defense College. Respected for his legal analysis and trial abilities, Drew is also regularly invited by Shepard Smith of Fox News and Brook Baldwin of CNN to serve as legal analyst on their programs. In Atlanta he is also the exclusive legal analyst of Atlanta’s All News 106.7.
Drew’s professional memberships include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers where he was recently elected Secretary and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers where he is on the Board of Governors. Drew also serves on the Board of Advisors for the prestigious National Clearing House on Science and Technology of Law. He has been named as one of Georgia’s Legal Elite in Georgia Trend Magazine, Georgia “Super Lawyer” by Atlanta Magazine, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Lawyers in Georgia. He recently received the NAACP’s Civil and Human Right’s Award.
J.D., Loyola Law School, 2008
B.A., University of California at Davis, 2005
Marissa Goldberg is an associate of The Findling Law Firm, P.C. and a member of both the Georgia and California State Bars. She attended school at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California and while there, participated in the Hobbs Trial Advocacy program and clerked with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. After school, Marissa practiced criminal defense in Los Angeles where she represented hundreds of clients in both State and Federal court. After relocating to the Atlanta area, Marissa worked with the Georgia Innocence Project and in Clayton County State Court doing indigent criminal defense where she was able to serve her term of employment without ever losing a jury trial. Along with Drew, she received local and national notoriety for their successful defense of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill and former Douglas County District Attorney David McDade.
J.D., University of Georgia School of Law
B.A., University of South Carolina
Zachary Kelehear is an associate of The Findling Law Firm, P.C., and a member of the Georgia Bar. He graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the Georgia Law Review, participated in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition, and the Lumpkin Inn of Court. Zack is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee and received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of South Carolina.