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DANIELLE BRITT MAYS

I am a trial attorney first. My knowledge of the courtroom, evidence, procedure, and the way judges “do things” and “see things” makes me an extremely effective resource and advocate for my clients. While I always try to seek a resolution that will benefit my clients outside of the courtroom, I know that if needed, I can back up my client’s position inside the courtroom where it counts.

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DANIELLE BRITT MAYS

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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, and Braxton, who often make appearances at CBJ.

Membership:

  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
    • Vice President (Current)
    • Treasurer (2018-2019)
    • Secretary (2017-2018)
    • Section Membership: Family Law, Criminal Defense, Solo and Small Firm
    • 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)
    • Section Membership: Family Law, Criminal Defense
  • Tallapoosa Circuit Bar Association- President (2013-2014)
  • Tallapoosa Circuit Drug Treatment Court Defense Attorney (2013-2014)
  • National Criminal Defense College- Staff Member (2010)

Education:

  • 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

Admitted:

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

Child Custody
Danielle Mays- Your Greatest Advocate
Posted by Ashley
August 17, 2018
Danielle is a fabulous attorney. She helped me through some really dark times through
a nasty 2 year long custody case that seemed unbeatable and 4 criminal cases. With
her excellent legal counsel, we won the custody case, and all 4 criminal cases resulted
in a “clean” record after probation. She communicates extremely efficiently, is a problem
solver, and the best legal advocate you can find. Honestly, she’s a role model for me,
and I have grown so much as a person just from being her client. I can’t thank her
enough for what she has done for my family and me on a personal and legal level.

Excellent!
Posted by Katie
February 21, 2016
I could not have picked a better attorney! Danielle is intelligent, patient and cares about
you and your case. Danielle represented me on a custody case and understood the
sensitive nature that comes along with you and your children. She always kept me
updated real time with any happenings in our case. I could go on and on, but Danielle
Britt Mays is the best choice!
I was referred to Danielle Britt Mays of CBJ law firm in Buford, GA. Danielle is amazing.
She is smart, caring, patient, and extremely quick thinking in the court room. Danielle
represented me in a custody case and knew how sensitive the subject of your child is
and approached with just that. If you are looking for an excellent attorney that will keep
you updated, give you great advice, and fight for what you truly want.. Danielle is what
you are looking for! – Katie, Google Review

Divorce

Excellent lawyer
Posted by anonymous

September 20, 2017
I used Danielle Mays when going through a divorce. She did an excellent job and I got
the results I was hoping for. She was professional, tough, prompt, and courteous. I
would highly recommend her.
Criminal defense

She gave my life back
Posted by anonymous
September 6, 2016
Mrs.Britt gave me my life back two years I was charged with a crimes that I did committ
and it was the worst time of my life going back and forth to court two to three times a
month I never experienced things like that in my life. I live a simple life for me that was a
life changing and shocking situation and Mrs.Britt took my case and believed in me and
in my case she told me to trust in her judgement and that she will help me and she will
get the job done and that she did she works extremely hard for her clients and does the
best for you she got two felonies drop before court started then she got all felony
charges dismissed I had 5 counts of felonies against me and she worked hard filing
motions, holding people in contemp, contacting whomever regarding my case,
communicating with you thru out my entire case her communication skills were excellent
and she did amazing job and got my entire case dismissed august 2016 she gave me
my life back and now I’m starting a business and going to live my life like no other she is
a life saver gods angel so if you need a criminal defense lawyer Mrs.Britt is who you
should hire one again thank you Mrs.Britt from the bottom of my heart
PS.now I can travel for the first time out of the country

couldn’t be happier
Posted by kelly
April 2, 2015
Ms. Britt was nothing but wonderful through our entire case. She kept us informed. .
Used her imagination and expertise to come up with what we considered a perfect
outcome. Best lawyer I’ve ever dealt with.
This firm epitomizes professionalism and knowledge of the law at its finest. They always
have their client’s best interests at heart. Danielle in particular is more than just a
fabulous attorney. She helped me through a grueling custody case and multiple criminal
cases, and we came out on top each time. She communicates extremely efficiently, is a
problem solver, and the best legal advocate you can find. Honestly, she’s a role model

for me, and I have grown so much as a person just from being her client. I can’t thank
her enough for what she has done for my family and me on a personal and legal level.-
Ashley, Google Review
Sentence Modification
A Job Well Done
Posted by Catarina
April 5, 2016
My husband hired Danielle Britt to get a modification on his sentence after a first
attempt which was denied. She worked thoroughly and gathered pertinent information to
build a case. She didn’t hesitate at all but listened and gave us time and effort. She
fought for us from beginning to end and answered all questions we had along the way.
My husbands motion was granted and we could not have asked for a better result…
Thank you Danielle a job well done

CONTACT INFORMATION



Phone: 770.271.2991

Email: dmays@cbjblawfirm.com

Legal Assistant: Angela Burge, aburge@cbjblawfirm.com

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

FAMILY LAW NAVIGATION

DIVORCE
CUSTODY AND VISITATION
CONTEMPT
MODIFICATION
LEGITIMATION AND PATERNITY
GRANDPARENT AND OTHER RELATIVE-RIGHTS
FAMILY VIOLENCE
JUVENILE COURT

CRIMINAL DEFENSE NAVIGATION

TRIAL
APPEALS AND MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL
PROBATION REVOCATION
SENTENCE MODIFICATION
CRIMINAL HISTORY RESTRICTION/EXPUNGEMENT
WARANT APPLICATION HEARING


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