Peter J. Wosnik is a talented trial lawyer who has defended people in hundreds of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases throughout Georgia. Pete has been selected to “Rising Stars” with Super Lawyers, the National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense”, and has received a 10/10 AVVO rating.
Pete has taken multiple cases to trial and has achieved not guilty verdicts for charges of drug trafficking and possession, and battery, and criminal trespass. He 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, child cruelty, robbery, burglary, criminal damage to property, theft by taking, and more.
Pete also manages a growing family law practice that helps clients with cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, contempt, legitimation, and temporary protective orders. He has served as a Guardian ad Litem in juvenile court where he has represented the best interest of children in dependency 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, worked as a student editor for the Journal of Law and Religion, and 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 the current president of the Walton County Bar Associations, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Monroe, Georgia, the Walton County Chamber of Commerce, the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, and the Georgia Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is admitted to the practice of law in both the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia.