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Novay, Kristen Wright

3151 Maple Drive, N.E.Atlanta, GA 30305
Phones: 404-975-0459
877-650-0825
Fax: 404-365-5041
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Kristen chose to practice criminal defense after her experience interning for the Georgia Innocence Project, working to free people who were wrongfully convicted and help them rebuild their lives. Normally, the interns are law school students, but Kristen was selected while she was still an undergraduate student at Auburn University.

I found I enjoyed helping people, especially in this project. It's an extra check on the justice system, which is needed because people's lives, their...

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Kristen chose to practice criminal defense after her experience interning for the Georgia Innocence Project, working to free people who were wrongfully convicted and help them rebuild their lives. Normally, the interns are law school students, but Kristen was selected while she was still an undergraduate student at Auburn University.

I found I enjoyed helping people, especially in this project. It's an extra check on the justice system, which is needed because people's lives, their families, their money, and certainly their freedom, are involved, she said.

Kristen gained experience in both defense and prosecution at the state and federal levels in Virginia and Tennessee before returning to her hometown of Atlanta. She worked at the Nashville Office of the Public Defender, interned at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia and the Richmond Commonwealth Attorney's Office, and was an associate at the Stone & Cardwell criminal defense law firm in Richmond before joining Garland, Samuel & Loeb.

While a student at the University of Richmond School of Law, Kristen excelled in numerous law competitions in negotiation, trial advocacy, and moot court. She also studied in the Richmond Summer Program at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.

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Practice Areas
Criminal Defense
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
District of Columbia, 2011Georgia, 2010Virginia, 2009U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2009U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2010U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2010U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2010Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2012
Other Affiliations
Virginia State Bar, Criminal Defense SectionAmerican Bar AssociationRichmond Criminal Bar Association
Honors
National and Regional Champion, 2008 American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Trial Advocacy CompetitionNational Semi-finalist, 2008 American Association for Justice Trial Advocacy CompetitionRegional Champion, 2008 American Association for Justice National Mock Trial CompetitionFinalist, 2007 Carrico Moot Court Competition; awarded membership to Moot Court BoardFinalist, 2007 Trial Advocacy Competition; awarded membership to Trial Advocacy BoardSemi-finalist, 2006 Negotiation Competition; awarded membership to Negotiation BoardCALI Excellence for the Future Award for Advanced Trial AdvocacyOrder of the Barristers
Past Positions
Stone & Cardwell Criminal Defense Law Firm, Associate
Education
University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia, May, 2009
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, May, 2005
B.A.
Honors: cum laude
Emmanuel College, Cambridge University
Richmond Summer Program
Fees
Offers Free Initial ConsultationAccepts Credit Cards
Office Information
Address
3151 Maple Drive, N.E.Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone
404-975-0459 877-650-0825
Fax
404-365-5041
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