Danielle Britt Mays

Danielle Britt Mays

Danielle Britt Mays – Attorney
Email: dmays@cbjblawfirm.com

Legal Assistant: Angela Burge, aburge@cbjblawfirm.com

Practice Areas: Family Law & Criminal Defense

Danielle was born and raised in Buford, Georgia. After receiving her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia and her law degree and Advanced Legal Writing certification from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, Danielle practiced criminal defense and family law in Northwest Georgia, where she also served as the defense attorney for the Tallapoosa Circuit Drug Treatment Court Program and the President of the Tallapoosa Bar Association. In 2014, Danielle and her husband, John A. Mays, Jr., returned to Gwinnett County and joined CBJ. Danielle serves our local community as Treasurer of the Gwinnett County Bar Association and as defense attorney for Gwinnett County’s Drug Treatment Court Program. Danielle and her husband welcomed their son John Walt Mays into the world in 2018, and Danielle is loving her new role as “mom”. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys yoga, cycling, hiking, kayaking, reading, traveling, being a foodie, and spending time with her dogs Darla, Bitsy, and Braxton, who often make appearances at CBJ.


  • Gwinnett County Bar Association- Treasurer (Present); Secretary (2017-2018); Editor-In-Chief of the GCBA Monthly Newsletter (2017-2018); Law Day Chair (2016-2017)
  • Gwinnett County Drug Court Defense Attorney (2014 to present)
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2009 to present)
  • National College of DUI Defense (2013 to present)
  • State Bar of Georgia (2012 to present)- Member of Family Law Section
  • Tallapoosa Circuit Bar Association- President (2013-2014)
  • Tallapoosa Circuit Drug Treatment Court Defense Attorney (2013-2014)
  • National Criminal Defense College- Staff Member (2010)

Former Professional Experience:

  • Gwinnett County Indigent Defense Trial Attorney (Felony, Misdemeanor, Juvenile)
  • Office of the Public Defender, Tallapoosa Circuit (Polk Co.) Trial Attorney (Felony and Misdemeanor)
  • Jon R. Dennis, Attorney at Law and Mediation (Family Law, Mediation, and Criminal Defense)
  • Office of the Public Defender, Macon Circuit, Felony Property Division Law Clerk (Third Year Practice Act)
  • National Criminal Defense College, Staff
  • Mercer Law School’s Habeas Appeal Project
  • Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting Certification


  • Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 2012
  • University of Georgia, B.A. History, Magna Cum Laude, 2009
  • Buford High School, Magna Cum Laude, 2005


  • 2012, Georgia
  • 2014, Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • 2015, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia