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-Acclaimed Prosecutor Clint Rucker joins the Firm-

Atlanta, GA- Fierce legal competitors for decades become allies in the name of justice. Partners at Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C. (GSL), announce Clinton ‘Clint’ Rucker has joined the firm. The nearly 30-year veteran prosecutor recently retired from public service as an Executive District Attorney in the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, and will now serve as a trial attorney for GSL. “Clint is the best trial attorney bar none and will be effective in criminal and civil cases because of his ability to connect with victims and juries”, says Ed Garland, Senior Partner.

Rucker and GSL attorneys have been on opposite sides of the courtroom in a number of high-profile cases in Fulton County for over 25 years including State v. James Vincent Sullivan; State v. Dione A. Baugh; State v. Ray Lewis; and State v. Claude ‘Tex’ McIver.  Now, the powerhouse litigators are on the same team.  GSL Partner Don Samuel says, “Just as Tom Brady went to Tampa after winning several Super Bowls with New England, we believe Clint is a natural fit for GSL and will help us win big cases.”

After trying more than 150 cases over his career with compelling closing arguments, Rucker retains a 98 percent trial success rate and has won numerous professional accolades including the National District Attorneys Association’s Homerun Hitter Award, and State of Georgia’s Prosecuting Attorneys Council Prosecutor of the Year. “I’ve spent my entire career seeking justice for families and victims, and joining GSL gives me an opportunity to continue in this pursuit and work alongside the best in criminal defense”, says Clint Rucker.

For more than 70 years, individuals and business owners in Georgia have turned to Garland, Samuel & Loeb to solve complex legal problems in the areas of criminal defense, serious injury and commercial litigation. Rucker joins attorneys Garland, Samuel, Robin N. Loeb, John A. Garland, Amanda R. Clark Palmer, Kristen Wright Novey, Sara Dykes Sibley and Lukas K. Alfren.

Rucker obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Emory University and a Juris Doctor from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. He is a member of several civic and professional organizations including the Georgia Humanities Board, Leadership Atlanta, 100 Black Men, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.