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Welcome to the law offices of John A. Steakley, P.C. Our firm of dedicated and experienced attorneys, trial lawyers, para-professionals, investigators, and staff members work as a team to provide our clients with the best legal services possible in the greater Atlanta area.


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Our top trial attorneys have been in the practice of law for decades and have personally overseen thousands of cases, from the most simple to the most serious, and have spent thousands of hours in the courtroom.  We know you want the peace of mind that comes from having people with the right  knowledge, skills and experience on your side.

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John A. Steakely

MR-JAY-Corrected-CroppedAttorney John Steakley is a 1996 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. He began his career as the Special Prosecutor for Drug Crimes for a multi-county, multi-agency drug task force in Tennessee, where he represented the State of Tennessee in thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases in a 5-county judicial district.

He was selected by the National College of District Attorneys to attend advanced legal seminars in Santa Fe, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Houston. In 2000, he was appointed to the position of Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee by Attorney General Janet Reno, and reappointed again the following year.

In 2001, he accepted an offer from the Gwinnett County District Attorneys Office and spent the next four years representing the State of Georgia in several hundred serious felony cases.   He continues to handle the most serious of cases, often winning outright dismissals of charges, or significant reductions for his clients.  For more about the type of cases Mr. Steakley has handled, click here:  Selected Criminal Cases

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Motunrayo "J.R." Awotona

Awotona-1a 448 x 336Attorney Motunrayo "JR" Awotona obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgia State University and earned his J.D. at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School while working full time and raising a child. He focuses his law practice largely on immigration law, including deportation cases.

Unlike many attorneys who merely practice Immigration Law, Mr. Awotona has also experienced it from the other side.  Having immigrated to the United States from Nigeria as a child, he has a unique understanding of the personal issues involved in Immigration Law. 

Rosie Nieves

Rosie-Blue-768x775Ms. Nieves was born and raised in New Jersey just minutes from the island of Manhattan. Her parents, who are both from Puerto Rico, raised Ms. Nieves to be fluent in both English and Spanish. In 2004, Ms. Nieves moved to Georgia and began working at a small general practice firm in Roswell where she gained experience in several practice areas such as personal injury, Family Law, Workers' Compensation, and Debt Collections. She enjoyed Criminal Defense the most and wanted to focus solely on that area.

She earned her Paralegal Certification from Kennesaw State University in 2009 while continuing to work in Criminal Defense full time and raising 3 children.

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540 Powder Springs Street
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Marietta, GA 30064

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