Attorney Scott Fortas
Scott Fortas focuses his practice on traffic ticket defense, criminal defense, consumer law and personal injury and has been practicing in the state of Georgia since 1999.
Mr. Fortas began his career as the managing partner of the Georgia division of Krohn and Moss, Ltd. from 1999-2005. At that time his trial and appellate cases helped to sculpt the current consumer advocacy laws in Georgia.
In 2006, Scott founded the Fortas Law Group to provide additional legal assistance to those in need of traffic and criminal defense. He has handled thousands of traffic cases, diligently working to minimize the impact of traffic infractions. Mr. Fortas has successfully litigated and settled hundreds of serious criminal cases, high-dollar personal injury claims, and lemon law/consumer fraud cases against automobile manufacturers and dealerships for Georgia drivers.
Scott joined Hawkins, Spizman, Fortas in 2018 to further develop his practice and continue to fight for those in need. He heads the firm’s consumer advocacy and traffic divisions.
He is a member in good standing of the Georgia Bar and has been admitted to practice before the Georgia Court of Appeals. Scott comes from a long and respected legacy of prominent lawyers, as his Uncle Abe Fortas served as a United States Supreme Court Justice from 1965-1969.
Attorney Fortas believes that each client and case is unique and thus deserving of the highest level of commitment towards an equitable outcome.
Please read reviews from clients for Atlanta Attorney Scott Fortas, below.
Scott was recommended to me by a family member while I was travelling in Atlanta from N.Y. Have been dealing with him ever since 2011, he has provided attorney referrals as well and will tell you what areas of law he is not practicing in. Unlike other attorneys that forge ahead with no experience he will send you to someone better suited for your particular case. He was very helpful to me being new in the area, explaining how long it would take to get to the office with Atlanta traffic etc. I was going through a very difficult time & assured me all would work out fine. Because of his expertise and knowledge of all local laws ALL DID WORK OUT FINE. He did not quote me outlandish fees, worked with me on a family matter, & stayed open late to enable me to get there in the unexpected traffic. All dealings with him were totally upright & honest, without impropriety. Which I would say is better than dealings I have had in NY. Highly recommend + he answers the phone.
If it were possible to leave 10 stars l would!! Scott Fortas’ level of professionalism & knowledge of his cases including several that he helped both myself and my son with is top-notch. He knows your case inside and out ( do you ever sleep?). He gives out his personal cell # so you can reach him! He returns all calls promptly even if it’s after hours & does not get upset. He is very reassuring ,both myself, my girlfriend & my son were highly impressed. Between us have retained him 7 times since 2012 all with best possible outcomes that were explained before court/ trial. LOOK NO FURTHER SCOTT’S YOUR GUY WHEN YOUR IN A JAM !!!
Scott Fortas is one of the best criminal attorneys that I have worked with and through the years I have had to work with quite a few. He is on point on every detail of the case and gets results. Through my years as a music manager my team and I have run into a quite a few situations that have required Scott’s services. He has come through with the best results every time. I mean every time. He gets people out of trouble and he isn’t going to hit you with crazy fees to do it.
Our son was arrested in Northern Georgia over Thanksgiving weekend for speeding. He posted bail and we hired Scott Fortas to represent him at the court hearing. Scott Fortas was professional and he explained the process to us thoroughly and always called us back within 24 hours. Best yet he got the charges reduced to a violation of a county ordinance with no points! We are very grateful to him and I highly recommend Scott Fortas for any traffic or criminal citations…
Scott is very professional and direct which is a much sought out quality in an attorney. He treats his clients with the utmost respect and has the integrity that every lawyer should have. I never had to seek a lawyer and knew nothing about court rooms, but he guided me through the whole process and didn’t leave me hanging in any instance. I highly recommend Scott to anyone and will definitely be hiring him again if need be.
Wish you had a lawyer friend? Well you do, and his name is Scott Fortas. He’s fulfilled his commitment in traffic court, and his recent representation brought peace of mind for my entire family! He is my friend for life.
Scott is a straight-shooter, tells it like it is in words you can understand, is very patient, and answers ALL your questions. He’s a good guy.
He won’t make a promise he can’t keep, and will work his tail off for you because he believes in what is right and just. Don’t expect a fancy office. He offers his services at a very fair price.
He knows the system and the process, but you have to be patient and give him the time he needs to create the outcome you want. He’s “the man”, and I can’t thank him enough!
Thank you so much for your assistance in this matter. I have been very pleased with the services I have received from Fortas Law Group.
Many thanks for your handling of this matter. I am very appreciative of your knowledge of the law, the people in the judicial system and the process by which cases are handled. I am also grateful to you for accommodating (facilitating?) the schedule changes which were part of the resolution of this issue.
Thanks again for gaining a successful outcome to my problem.
To: Mr. Scott Fortas, Esq – 6/23/15
Thank you so much for representing me in my traffic speeding ticket. As a Florida resident I would not have been able to have my ticket reduced to non-re-portable violation without your representation. You did what you said you would do!
Please feel free to use this as a testimony to others who have been in similar situations.
John M., CNMT
Attorney Scott Fortas was my attorney and defended me in a serious criminal case. He is everything you pay for and more. He is honest and fair and treated me with respect and more like a brother than a client. He communicated all the information about the case, gave 125% effort but also he explained that it could go either way. The case moved fast and the whole time Attorney Fortas was prepared with the details of the case, and kept me in on the information, he went above and beyond to make sure I understood what was going on. I trusted him because I believed in him and he believed in me, I listened to his advice and glad I did. He was very good at presenting my case in court, I was impressed with the way he delivered the facts and showed the evidence in the case. The trial lasted around 4 days and we got a not guilty verdict. I am pretty sure that because Scott Fortas was my attorney, I got that not guilty verdict.
I scheduled a consultation with Scott, and he was very knowledgeable about the situation and gave me advice on what I should do on my behalf. I will be definitely using him in the future for any legal matter I may have.
Mr Scott (Fortas) has been my lawyer for many years. My first arrest occurred a few years ago and while I haven’t been pleased with past lawyers I sought recommendations from others. Mr. Scott came HIGHLY recommended by MANY people. I was arrested and sent to jail for several hours before I contacted Mr. Scott. As soon as Mr. Scott was on my case I was released immediately. Since then I have used him for several different offenses and found him to be extremely knowledgeable, timely and always kept me informed of the situation. I have researched him thoroughly and also spoke with many other people who have used him and everything was extremely positive. I am shocked to see that a bad review was written about him. There has to be another explanation for it.
Criminal Defense Client
I made an appointment to see Scott Fortas, being a little skeptical because I had read a “rip off review” online. However, I found Scott to be attentive and knowledgeable in his approach and resolution to my son’s case. Anytime I reached out to him, he contacted me right away, and the result he predicted came around. Everything went smoothly, with no negative surprises or false promises. Wish I had contacted him five years ago. I could not be more pleased with his service and/or result. I would highly recommend him.
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