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Archie Speights

Archie Speights is a co-founder and lead criminal law attorney of Speights Law in Cherokee County. He is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who handles an assortment of major felony cases, including murder, sex crimes, aggravated assault, and drug crimes in the state of Georgia.

Archie Speights graduated first in the December class from The University of Mississippi School of Law in 2000. During his time in law school, he served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of National Security Law and was voted among the Legal Elite in Georgia by Georgia Trend Magazine.

 

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Since he began practicing law in 2001, Archie has represented clients in Cherokee County in a variety of criminal legal matters. He recently represented a client who was facing a mandatory life sentence with a minimum of 25 years in jail for a serious felony of aggravated sexual battery.

After winning in a jury trial, his client was acquitted of any felony conduct. Archie says that the best part of trying this case before a jury and getting an acquittal is that his client now has a well-deserved fresh start with no felony record.

These types of cases have earned Archie Speights a reputation as a well-respected and successful criminal defense attorney in the legal community and amongst his peers.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, December 2000, first in graduating class
  • Journal of National Security Law, Editor-in-Chief
  • Dean Robert J. Foley Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement (Valedictorian)
  • Outstanding Student Award Criminal Law
  • Outstanding Student Award Contracts

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law Section
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Blue Ridge Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Voted by his peers as among the Legal Elite in Georgia by Georgia Trend Magazine.

Testimonies and Reviews

Satisfied Client

My experience with Archie Speights was phenomenal! I can not thank him & his staff enough for their amazing job. I highly recommend Speights Law!”

Satisfied Client

“Archie is great! I always recommend him or his wife Amanda when friends or family are looking for an attorney. He has helped my family in Cherokee & Pickens County so make sure you talk to Speights Law before you make your final decision on hiring an attorney!”

Satisfied Client

“This is the best law firm ever! Mr. Speights was super informative, a pleasure to work with, and helped me beyond belief. I really trusted him and he was the best attorney I ever had. Extremely knowledgeable, super professional, and got everything done in a timely manner. I barely even had to anything - took a lot of the burden off of me. Thank you Mr. Speights for all that you did for me!! I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone that needs an attorney.”

Satisfied Client

“Mr. Speights did a phenomenal job representing me over the span of a couple years. Every time we were in contact he was very straight forward and honest about the situation. Eventually he came to a great resolution, andI cannot thank him enough.”

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