About Theo Sereebutra

Criminal Defense Attorney in Marietta

Theo Sereebutra has been practicing law for over 19 years in Georgia, over a decade of which he spent practicing in the greater metro Atlanta area. Prior to working in the field of criminal defense, he spent approximately 7 years as a prosecuting attorney. Although he has done civil work with an Atlanta litigation firm, he has focused primarily on the field of criminal law.

Prior to moving into criminal defense, Attorney Sereebutra spent a number of years working as a prosecutor, during which time he prosecuted a broad range of criminal offenses ranging from misdemeanor DUI cases to murder trials and everything in between. To this day, he uses his "insider" knowledge to the greatest advantage of his criminal defense clients, and this experience is priceless when it comes to negotiating reduced penalties and sentences for his clients facing serious criminal charges.

Over the course of his career in criminal law, Attorney Sereebutra has personally handled over 1,000 criminal cases. He has been the lead trial attorney in over 50 jury trials involving serious crimes including: rape, murder, child molestation, child cruelty, drug manufacturing, drug sales, drug possession, armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft, forgery, burglary, DUI, battery, and juvenile crimes. He has represented clients at numerous probation revocation hearings, juvenile trials, bond hearings, and he has litigated countless bench trials.

Attorney Sereebutra has a substantial amount of experience in complex pre-trial motions where he challenged illegal searches and seizures that were conducted by law enforcement. He has also handled a large number of criminal appeals, many of which he successfully argued cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals.

After prosecuting criminal cases for approximately 7 years, Attorney Sereebutra realized his passion for defending the rights of the criminally accused. He eventually went into private practice where he co-founded the law firm of Henrickson & Sereebutra, LLC. Since going into criminal defense, he has handled criminal cases all over the metro Atlanta area. While Attorney Sereebutra focuses primarily on criminal defense, he also handles select wrongful death and personal injury cases.

As a knowledgeable Marietta criminal defense lawyer he has garnered a reputation for being a meticulous and aggressive criminal defense attorney. Between his experience as a former prosecutor, and his experience as a criminal defense attorney, he is a formidable adversary in the courtroom. When he has unique cases involving clients who are facing criminal charges that were also injured due to another's negligent actions, he is uniquely qualified to handle these types of cases because of his civil litigation background.

Theo Sereebutra received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the South in 1992. He later earned his Juris Doctorate law degree from Emory University School of Law in 1996.

Areas of Practice

  • 95% Criminal Defense and 5% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice is Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • State of Georgia, 1996

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia 1996 J.D.
  • University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1992 B.A.
  • Varsity Soccer Team, two time Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Selection

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • The Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Cobb County Bar Association
  • Federal Court of the Northern District of Georgia
  • Paulding County Bar Association

Previous Employment Positions

  • Paulding Judicial Circuit, Assistant District Attorney from 2002 – 2005
  • Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins, Litigation Association from 2000 – 2001
  • Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit, Assistant District Attorney 1999-2000 and 2001-2002
  • Waycross Judicial Circuit, Assistant District Attorney from 1997 to 1998

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