James Houston Washburn

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James Houston Washburn
Founding Attorney


Houston Washburn was raised in Gwinnett County, Georgia where his parents both practiced law. Houston went to the University of Georgia where he studied Public and International Affairs and graduated with a Bachelors of Science. After college, Houston studied law at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School where he met his wife Brooke Puglise Washburn. Brooke and Houston share two dogs a black lab Boone and a golden retriever Baier.

After being admitted to practice law, Houston opened his own general practice firm in Gwinnett County. Houston practices in most metro-Atlanta counties mainly in the areas of criminal law, traffic citations and DUI, personal injury, civil litigation, and family law.

Licenses & Memberships

  • State of Georgia
  • United States of America's Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Gwinnett Bar Association
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)
  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)
  • American Association of Justice (AAJ)



  • Bachelor of Science The University of Georgia - Undergraduate School
  • Juris Doctor Atlanta's John Marshall Law School - Graduate School
  • Super Lawyers 2024
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • National College for DUI Defense
    "Mr. Washburn was very kind and genuinely cared"
    He offered to handle my case for an amount that I considered very fair,given that I had run to another state violating my state probation.  I would honestly recommend Mr. Washburn to anybody wanting to be represented with positive results
    - Alex M.
    "Attorney Washburn is a very stand-up guy."
    I had a 19 year old ticket outstanding, and I needed to get it settled. I live out of state, and figured it would be easier to find an attorney to handle it. I'm in the industry of providing a service to customers, too, and I often will simply do things ou
    - William M.
    "They make it easy to comprehend."
    Mr. Washburn has helped me with all of my traffic citations over the years and recently helped my wife with hers. Their firm is friendly and explain everything with the court process.
    - Orlando A.
    "He got me a reduced fine and I never had to worry about a thing."
    He got me a reduced fine and I never had to worry about a thing. He was professional and friendly, Very easy to work with and very hardworking. I would recommend to anyone! Thanks again.
    - Former Client
    "I feel that I made the correct choice in selecting him for the services that I needed."
    He was able to give me quick answers and resolutions and this took a lot of stress off me. I feel that I made the correct choice in selecting him for the services that I needed.
    - Cheryl
    "Mr. Houston was a pleasure to work with."
    Mr. Houston was a pleasure to work with, This was my first time having a lawyer and it was a great experience. Mr. Houston explained everything to me and got the job done, as planned and on time. 10 out of 10.
    - Former Client
    "Attentive, passionate, and trustworthy!"
    Attentive, passionate, and trustworthy!!! Washburn Law will always be my #1 for legal defense.
    - Former Client
    "He's very professional, and courteous."
    I'm very happy that I found Mr. Washburn to help me with my traffic violation. He saved me a lot of headaches and money in the long term by protecting my driving record. He's very professional, and courteous.
    - Ron

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