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J. Scott Key

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Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Bleckley Inn of Court
    • Honors: Mock Trial Team
  • Mercer University Macon, GA
    • B.A.,
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Mercer’s Newton Award
    • Honors: Senior Capstone Program
    • Honors: Graduated with Highest Honors from the English Department
    • Honors: Section Editor
    • Honors: General Editor
    • Major: English and Theology
    • Minor: Political Science
  • Emory University’s Candler School of Theology
    • Master of Divinity
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Honors Graduate
  • Henry County High School

Classes & Seminars

  • Lecturer, Criminal Defense, Henry County Bar Association

Past Positions

  • Sexton & Morris
  • Sexton & Key, Partner
  • J. Scott Key, P.C.
  • Willis, McKenzie & Long, Clerk
  • Kam & Ebersbach
  • Miller & Key, P.A.

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia, Appellate Practice Section, Chair
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past President
  • Henry County Bar Association, Secretary
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Parliamentarian Co-Chair
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Legislative Co-Chair
  • Henry County Bar Association, President

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil

Pro-Bono Activities

  • First Baptist Church of Griffin, Georgia, Board of Deacons, Chair
  • Habeas corpus Program, Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2001
  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Representative Cases

  • State v. A.H., 2018
  • State v. A.R., 2018
  • ​State v. D.H., 2018
  • Morales v. State, (Decided July 7), 2015
  • Darst v. State (Decided July 16), 2013
  • J.D.P. v. S.D.P. (Decided September 27), 2018
  • Elliott v. State (Decided February 18), 2019
  • Gregory v. Sexual Offender Registration Review Bd. (Decided March 21), 2016
  • Neuman v. State (Decided June 15), 2015
  • Ellington v. State (Decided November 19), 2012
  • Ling v. State (Decided November 22), 2010

Current Employment Position

  • Founding Attorney