Practice Areas

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Personal Injury
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Workers’ Compensation
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Criminal Defense
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Estate Planning
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Probate
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Juvenile Court/ Dependency
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Family Law
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Civil and Criminal Appeals

A Distinguished Law Firm With A Reputation For Results

At the law office of Margaret Gettle Washburn, P.C., we provide high-quality legal counsel and representation focused on our clients and their needs. Led by our founding attorney Margaret Gettle Washburn, our attorneys and legal staff put their extensive experience to work to reach positive results for our clients in all aspects of family law, personal injury, workers’ compensation, criminal defense, estate planning and general litigation, including complex civil and criminal appeals.

Experienced And Knowledgeable Legal Representation

The quality of your legal counsel can greatly influence the outcome of your case — whether you are facing a divorce, criminal charges, a lawsuit or any other legal concern. As experienced negotiators and accomplished trial lawyers, we are always prepared to do what it takes to serve the needs of our clients. When you need a skilled and dependable attorney in Gwinnett County, Jackson County or Barrow County, we are proud to serve you.

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What Our Clients Say

Excellent Attorney!!!!

Margaret and her staff always made me feel comfortable and like I was part of their family. Margaret is responsive; she follows up and follows through!
– Kim

Amazing Guidance And Efficiency

If you need honesty met with efficiency in an attorney then Margaret Washburn is who you need to call. She’s a slam dunk.
– Jordan

Firm News

Duluth Municipal Court Associate Judges

The Duluth Municipal Court adjudicates cases arising out of alleged violations of local ordinances and certain state laws. The court is headed by Chief Judge and Court Administrator Charles L. Barrett III and assisted by court staff. Municipal courts are the largest class of courts in the state of Georgia, managing almost a million cases annually.

Duluth Municipal Court Associate Judges

The Duluth City Council voted recently to reappoint Judge Margaret Washburn, Judge Chung Lee and Judge Claude Mason to serve as Duluth Municipal Court Associate Judges for 2017-2018.

What Sets Our Firm Apart

Our principal lawyer, Margaret Gettle Washburn, is an influential leader at our firm and in the community. Ms. Washburn is a former state prosecutor who has practiced law for over 35 years. She currently serves as:

  • Chief Judge, City of Sugar Hill
  • Associate Judge, Duluth Municipal Court
  • Associate Judge, City of Berkeley Lake
  • Chair, Council of Municipal Court Judges Training Council (June 2016 – present)
  • Special Master by appointment by the Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Member, Criminal Justice Reform Committee; Probation Sub-committee
  • Member, Judicial Council Standing Committee on Education and Training
  • Master, Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Inn of Court
  • Chief Judge, City of Sugar Hill
  • Associate Judge, Duluth Municipal Court
  • Associate Judge, City of Berkeley Lake
  • Chair, Council of Municipal Court Judges Training Council (June 2016 – present)
  • Special Master by appointment by the Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Member, Criminal Justice Reform Committee; Probation Sub-committee
  • Member, Judicial Council Standing Committee on Education and Training
  • Master, Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Inn of Court

Meet Our Attorneys

Margaret Washburn

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Houston Washburn

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Scott Mitchell

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