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Robert F. Schnatmeier, Jr.


Cobb County Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorney

Rob is a partner with Smith, Schnatmeier, Dettmering & Kilgo, LLP. His practice areas include criminal defense, DUI defense, personal injury, automobile accidents, wrongful death, and general litigation.

Rob was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1968. He earned a basketball scholarship to the College of Charleston and received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in 1991. Rob was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1994 after receiving his Juris Doctor degree from Georgia State University’s College of Law. Prior to entering private practice, Rob was an Assistant District Attorney in DeKalb County where he was a trial attorney prosecuting felonies in the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit. He began his legal career as an Assistant Solicitor General prosecuting DUI cases and other misdemeanors in the State Court of Cobb County.

Rob is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Cobb County Bar Association (Past President of the organization), the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Cobb County Criminal Defense Section (Past President of the organization), and the Christian Lawyers Fellowship. He is also a founding member of the Marietta Lawyers Club. Rob has been appointed by the President of the State Bar of Georgia to the Criminal Justice Reform Committee to advise lawmakers on important issues related to the Georgia Code. Rob also serves as an Associate Prosecutor in the Municipal Courts of Marietta and Smyrna.

In addition to the Georgia Bar, Rob has been admitted to practice before the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the United States District Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

Rob has been rated by his peers “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and a perfect 10.0 “Superb” by AVVO. He has also been selected as a Georgia “Super Lawyer” every year from 2012 through 2023, Super Lawyers recognized Rob as being one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia.”


  • State Bar of Georgia

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • General Civil Litigation

  • B.S. (Cum Laude) College of Charleston - University
  • J.D. Georgia State University College of Law - Graduate School

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