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Our Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

We are dedicated to providing effective and strategic criminal defense representation to our clients. We understand the challenges that come with being caught up in the criminal justice system, and we are committed to serving, protecting, empowering, and amplifying the voices of marginalized people. Our criminal defense services include representation in misdemeanor, felony, and probation revocation matters.

Juvenile Defense

We recognize that children who are accused of crimes are especially vulnerable, and we are committed to providing compassionate and effective representation for juvenile clients. Our juvenile defense services include representation in delinquency cases. 

Practice Areas

Meet Attorney Diane A. Shearer

Attorney Diane A. Shearer, the founder of Shearer Legal Defense Firm, LLC, is a passionate advocate dedicated to ensuring that every individual receives fair treatment under the law. Admitted to practice law in Georgia and New York, Diane brings a wealth of legal experience and a client-centered approach to her practice.

Diane earned her Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School where she not only excelled academically but also played a crucial role as a founding board member and associate editor of the Columbia Journal of Race and the Law.  Her commitment to justice was evident early in her career when she served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Office of the Bronx County District Attorney. In this role, she drafted accusatory instruments, briefs, and motions in post-conviction cases, and argued cases before the New York State Appellate Courts.

Building on her experience in criminal law, Diane further honed her skills in civil litigation while working at legal service providers in New York City. Her diverse background equipped her with the tools necessary to navigate complex legal challenges.

As the owner and principal attorney of Shearer Legal Defense Firm, LLC, Diane's passion lies in defending the rights of the accused and the marginalized. With over a decade of legal experience, she has earned a reputation as a top-tier lawyer known for her compassionate and effective advocacy. Diane's unwavering commitment to justice makes her a formidable ally for those in need of a dedicated legal representative.

Prior to attending law school, Diane earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brown University and a Master of Arts Degree from Columbia University.  

Diane currently resides in the Metro Atlanta area with her family.  She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Stonecrest, Georgia. 

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120 West Trinity Place

Decatur, GA 30030




Mon - Fri

9:00 am – 6:00 pm


By appointment



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