Holly M. Waltman

The Waltman Firm LLC
The Waltman Firm LLC
55 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta, GA 30060 United States

Your Criminal Attorney in Marietta GA

Owner and Managing Partner Attorney Holly Waltman’s passion for litigation is evident in her proven track record of success. Holly calls Marietta, Georgia home and was raised nearby in Cobb County. Georgia has always been Holly’s home and she is licensed to practice law in all 159 counties of Georgia on both the State and Superior Court levels. She is sworn into the Court of Appeals as well as the Supreme Court of Georgia. Holly also handles Federal Cases all across the nation and in The United States Federal Court for The Northern District of Georgia.

A diverse litigator with thousands of criminal defense hearings under her belt as both a prosecutor as well as a defense lawyer, Holly is a Fourth Amendment expert with substantial expertise in criminal drug cases, federal civil asset forfeitures, juvenile law, as well as major complex felony cases. Holly has built cases for the Government while she was a prosecutor and knows how the State will likely try to rip you of your liberty, property, and resources. That plethora of extensive experience has equipped her with the criminal defense skills to know exactly what it takes to get your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed as your Georgia criminal defense lawyer. Call and schedule a consultation with Holly Waltman now.

Building a Strong Defense with a Marietta Criminal Defense Attorney 

At The Waltman Firm, success is our mission, and we’re determined to get your life back on track. If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Marietta, Cobb County or the greater Atlanta area, time is of the essence for your criminal defense. The sooner you let The Waltman Firm begin fighting for your rights with aggressive representation, the sooner you can anticipate seeing a beneficial resolution to your Georgia criminal defense case.

Don’t let your future lie at the mercy of a criminal justice system that’s anything but just. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin developing a powerful criminal defense strategy.

Holly is considered to be one of the top 40 attorneys under 40 in the State of Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers Association, where membership is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications.

Additionally, According to Super Lawyers, Holly is a ‘Georgia Rising Star’, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia receive this distinction and Holly has been named to this list multiple years in a row. She was also selected by Attorney and Practice Magazine as one of Georgia’s top 10 Attorneys in GA criminal defense. She is a graduate of the GACDL (Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) – Bill Daniels Trial Advocacy Program where she was trained by 25 of the nation’s top trial attorneys.

Extensive Felony Trial Experience

Holly found her love for criminal law as an Assistant Conflict Defender for the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit, where she managed not one, but two Superior courtrooms simultaneously, specializing in criminal defense law for complex felony cases.

Holly has tried countless jury trials for clients charged with complex criminal charges such as sex crimes, aggravated assault, murder, and drug trafficking. She also developed and managed the intern program at the Conflict Defender’s office and finds training younger criminal defense lawyers very rewarding.

Former Prosecutor

Holly started her career at The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. In this office, she argued numerous motions and was afforded the opportunity to try her first felony jury trials. Holly has presented criminal cases and appeared before all 10 DeKalb County Superior Court Judges. This makes her a unique criminal defense attorney, as she knows exactly how the prosecution is building their case before it ever goes to trial as well as how any judge may view particular facts about your case.

State Court Defense Work

After her time at the District Attorney’s Office, Holly worked in the State Court of Henry County assigned to Chief Judge Ben Studdard’s courtroom, providing defense for clients charged with misdemeanor offenses such as marijuana possession, DUI, and domestic violence charges.


Holly received her education in Georgia and earned her undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Economics from Georgia Southern University. She then acquired her Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, where she served as a peer mentor to younger law students. At graduation, Holly was recognized with The Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears Award for the highest overall pro bono hours in her law school class.


When Holly is not in the courtroom zealously fighting for justice, she enjoys traveling, snow skiing, and spending time with her family. Holly also volunteers her time with anti-conviction programs and alternative prosecuting projects as well as with local animal shelters. Holly is a proud member of Buckhead Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

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