Peter J. Wosnik (“Pete”) is a talented trial lawyer who has defended people in hundreds of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. Pete has taken multiple cases to trial and has achieved not guilty verdicts in charges such as drug trafficking and possession, and battery and criminal trespass. Pete tried his first felony case before getting his bar results and achieved not guilty verdicts on both charges for his client. In addition to acquittals, he has also helped his clients receive dismissals in charges of aggravated assault, robbery, criminal damage to property, theft by taking, and more.
In addition to success in criminal cases, Pete has a growing family law practice where he has helped many clients with cases involving divorce, child custody, legitimation, temporary protective orders, and adoption. Pete is also a certified Guardian Ad Litem in the State of Georgia where he represents the best interest of children in dependency and other cases.
Pete is a graduate of Emory University School of Law (Juris Doctor) and Candler School of Theology (Master of Theological Studies) where he was awarded a merit scholarship and was the recipient of the Savage-Levey scholarship in law and religion. He competed on the law and religion moot court team and worked as a student editor for the Journal of Law and Religion. He has served as President of Emory’s Criminal Law Society.
While in law school, Pete interned for federal, county, and city prosecutors’ offices where he learned first-hand how prosecutors build and carry out their cases. He now uses that experience to his advantage in his criminal defense practice.
Pete is a member of the Gwinnett County and Walton County Bar Associations as well as the State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law Section. He is admitted to the practice of law in all Superior Courts, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Georgia.