Rafe Banks III

Dedicated defense lawyer with integrity, insight and commitment. Rafe did a fantastic job of understanding my situation and defending me. He was open minded and always eager to listen and work on my case. He came and visited me day, nights, weekends and worked diligently on my case. He always kept my best interest at heart and never wavered from this.

- Don

Areas of Practice

  • All Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Bond Hearings
  • Criminal Defense
  • Computer and Internet Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI Defense
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Bad Checks
  • Weapon Offenses
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Non-Violent Crimes
  • Probation Violation Hearings
  • Parole Violation Hearings
  • Warrant Application Hearings
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Violent Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Appeals
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Power Line and Eminent Domain Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1976
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1979
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia - 1975
  • Emory University
  • Bachelor of Arts - 1972

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Member Forsyth County Bar Association , President, 1996 - 1997
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Lawyers , GACDL
  • Defense of Drinking Drivers Group , DODD
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Criminal Defense Bar of Forsyth County , President, 2000 - Present
  • Georgia State Bar Disciplinary Panel, Former Member
  • Blue Ridge Bar Association , President, 1989 - 1990

Past Employment Positions

  • The Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit , District Attorney , 1981 - 1988
  • The Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit , Assistant District Attorney , 1978 - 1981

Pro Bono Activities

  • Cumming Rotary Club, 1982 - Present
  • Former Member, Regions Bank Advisory Board
  • Former Member, First Methodist Church of Cumming Board of Trustees