Attorney Profile

Learn More About Atlanta Criminal Defense Lawyer Jerome “Jerry” Froelich Jr.

With more than 30 years of experience, more than 100 jury trials and numerous successful results in high-stakes, high-profile cases, Jerry is one of the most accomplished criminal defense attorneys in the United States.


Over Jerry’s career, he has earned numerous honors and accolades that reflect his dedication and skill. Jerry is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” and the “National Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers.” Atlanta Magazine, which has referred to Jerry as “The Defense Genius,” annually names Jerry as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Georgia. Jerry has earned the AV* rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Teaching and Lecturing Experience

Jerry is happy to impart what he has learned to colleagues across the United States. Jerry is frequently asked to lecture to various bar associations. In addition, he has taught litigation programs at Emory University School of Law, Georgia State Law School, University of Georgia School of Law, The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and at the University of Passau in Germany. Jerry was the first criminal defense attorney invited to teach at the United States Department of Justice’s Trial Advocacy School in Columbia, South Carolina, from 1998 to 2001.


Over the years, Jerry’s work on behalf of his clients has earned significant media attention. Jerry’s cases have been reported in publications including People, The New York Times, The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Journal of the American Bar Association, The Fulton County Daily Report, Seasons Magazine, and Redbook.


Jerry is routinely asked to discuss cases that receive substantial media attention. For example, Jerry was the on-air legal consultant for WGST radio in Atlanta for State v. Williams, the missing and murdered children trial. Jerry was the on-air legal consultant for Channel 11, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta, and CNN in the O. J. Simpson murder trial. He has also appeared on CNN, ESPN, 60 Minutes, Dateline, A&E, City Confidential, and Inside Edition.

Jerry is licensed to practice law in Georgia and New Jersey and has been admitted to practice on a pro hac vice basis in nearly 30 states.

To learn more about Jerry’s experience and qualifications, please review the link below.

Jerome J Froelich Jr.

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