Attorney Theo Sereebutra

Former Prosecutor Backed by Experience on Both Sides of the Courtroom

For nearly two decades, Theo Sereebutra has been practicing law in Georgia. Prior to working in the field of criminal defense, he spent approximately 7 years as a prosecuting attorney. Although he has experience handling civil law matters, he focuses majority of his practice on criminal law. While Attorney Sereebutra focuses primarily on criminal defense, he also handles select wrongful death and personal injury cases.

As a knowledgeable defense lawyer, he has garnered a reputation for meticulous and aggressive criminal defense. Between his experience as a former prosecutor and his experience as a criminal defense attorney, he is a formidable adversary in the courtroom. 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:

His Former Role as a Prosecutor

Prior to moving into criminal defense, Attorney Sereebutra workedas a prosecutor, handling a broad range of criminal offenses ranging from misdemeanor DUI cases to murder trials. Today, he uses his "insider" knowledge to defend his clients, allowing him to negotiate reduced penalties and sentences for his clients facing serious criminal charges. Additionally, 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.

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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