No one wants to be in the position of needing a criminal defense attorney. But if you do, you want the best criminal defense attorney you can get. Sandy Wallack is dedicated to criminal defense and will fight tirelessly for you.

Sandy focuses exclusively on criminal defense of those charged with state and federal crimes. With years of experience representing individuals and corporations charged with crimes in state and federal court throughout Georgia, he fights to ensure that your rights are protected and that your case results in a successful disposition. Sandy approaches each case utilizing all his experience, tenacity and innovation. He thinks outside the box to formulate a unique plan for reaching the outcome you need.

Sandy takes great care to provide his clients with personal attention and to keep them apprised of every aspect of their case. His clients are informed of each step of the legal process and kept up-to-date on the status of their case. He presents clients with all options available in a clear, easy to understand manner so that they can make informed decisions on how their case should proceed.

Sandy understands that providing proper representation is a serious matter that requires dedicated attention and a defense strategy that is unique to that case. He is committed to working toward the best resolution, not only for each case but for each client as well.

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Sanford A. Wallack  |   Bio

Sanford A. Wallack
Managing Partner

Sandy has been practicing criminal defense throughout the metro Atlanta area for over 20 years. He has experience handling offenses including murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, white-collar crime, sexual offenses, commercial gambling, drug offenses and RICO actions. Sandy has experience and handles cases at both the trial and appellate level in state and federal court. In addition to his court work, Sandy regularly speaks with groups and organizations on a variety of criminal defense topics. To learn more and to invite Sandy to speak at your next event, click here.

Licensed by the Georgia State Bar since 1994, Sandy has worked in both the public and private sectors. He received his B.A. in Political Science from University of Florida and his J.D. from Emory University School of Law. He is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute. Sandy is a life member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers and one of the Premier 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers by The National Academy of Jurisprudence. He is a member of the Animal Law section of the Georgia bar and has provided pro bono assistance in the area of animal law since law school.

Sandy calls Atlanta home with his wife, three kids and their dog.

Sanford Wallack

Sandy is admitted to practice in the following courts:

  • All courts in the State of Georgia including the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and all State of Georgia county and municipal courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia


If you are charged with a crime, you face losing your liberties and freedom through imprisonment, probation, fines, driver’s license suspension and/or other sanctions. It’s important to have someone on your side that thoroughly understands the law and how it applies to you.

Wallack Law has the experience and know-how to help you develop a strong defense and bring your case to a successful resolution.

Criminal Defense:

Sandy has considerable experience representing criminal defense clients in both state and federal court. His experience includes but is not limited to:

State Felonies & Misdemeanors

  • Violent Crimes (Murder, Aggravated Assault, Armed Robbery, Carjacking, Kidnapping)
  • Commercial Gambling
  • Drug and Drug Related Crimes (Trafficking, Possession with Intent, Possession)
  • Sexual Offenses (Rape, Child Molestation, Child Pornography, Computer Pornography)
  • Theft & Forgery Related Offenses (Theft by Taking, Theft by Receiving, Burglary, Bad Check/Deposit Account Fraud)
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Obstruction

Federal Offenses

  • Violent Crimes (Murder, Attempted Murder, Robbery, Carjacking, Kidnapping)
  • Drug and Drug Related Crimes (Trafficking, Possession with Intent, Money Laundering, Conspiracy, Manufacturing)
  • Racketeering (RICO)
  • White-Collar and Financial Crimes (Bank, Mail, Wire, Securities, Mortgage, and/or Healthcare Fraud, Identity Theft, Embezzlement, Money Laundering)
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Cyber Crimes
  • Firearm and Firearm Possession Related Offenses


  • Motion for New Trial
  • Appeal
  • Writ of Certiorari
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Sentencing Modification/Reduction
  • Probation Revocation Hearings

Quasi-Criminal & Administrative Proceedings

  • Forfeiture
  • Condemnation
  • Civil RICO Proceedings

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING  |   Testimonials

“Sandy Wallack has been the biggest answer to my prayer. No words will ever say what is in my heart. Good has gifted this earth with him and forever I’m grateful. My heart is touched by his dedication and no doubt all who come in contact with him feel the same. You are my here and I thank you.”

– Amy Williams

“Sandy showed great concern for the legal portion of my case, but personally took the time to answer any questions that I had.”

– Raven Thompson

“Wallack Law works very hard on our case, very professional. I owe them my life. Thank you.”

– Reginald Brown

“Sandy Wallack handled my account from top to bottom. He was very understanding and respectful. Very patient and knowledgeable.”

– Kristie

“When I met with Sandy Wallack to represent me in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial, I knew he would do the best job. He promised me he would work hard to prove my innocence and do everything he could, and I could just tell he would. There were so many confusing parts and sometimes I didn’t understand what was going on, but he was there to explain everything to me and help me understand. He was incredibly dedicated to helping me. He was my gift from God.”

– Dessa Curb

“I strongly and highly recommend Sanford “Sandy” Wallack. I have known Sandy professionally for 15 years. We first met as adversaries, when I was an Assistant District Attorney and he was a defense attorney. Most recently, Sandy and I tried a case as criminal defense attorneys representing co-defendants. I admired and respected Sandy in both roles – as an opponent so many years ago, and as a teammate most recently. When you hire Sandy, you are hiring an intelligent, passionate, and exceptionally prepared PROFESSIONAL who is ready to advise you impeccably and fight for you tirelessly.”

– J. Kevin Franks, attorney at law

“Sandy Wallack helped my wife and me with a legal problem from about a thousand miles away.  Living so far made the situation difficult, but Sandy was there for us via phone or e-mail every step of the way, even corresponding on Sunday nights. He was friendly and courteous, but above all very helpful with difficult legal matters and made us feel safe and well taken care of.  He continues to follow up to take care of loose ends and keeps us informed as to what is going on. I heartily recommend Sandy Wallack for any legal problems that may occur!”

– Don Jackson

“My experience as a client for 9 months with Sanford Wallack was always professional and respectful. He always returned my calls and was always available to discuss matters at hand.”

– Michael R.

“Mr. Wallack was great. He was very helpful throughout the whole case and helped me get the best outcome I could have gotten. He’s always there when needed and explains any questions you may have in the best understanding way. He responds to emails fast. He did the best to help me out.”

– L.E.

“Mr. Wallack is professional, personable, knowledgeable and responsive. It is a good feeling to speak directly to your lawyer when you need him. He always returns phone calls and looks at the facts of your case thoroughly and completely. He tells you what it is, not what you want to hear, while looking at all possible scenarios. He is the BEST!!!”

– Shay

“I have worked extensively with Sandy on complicated and serious criminal matters and find him to be diligent and hard-working, with excellent trial skills. I think he does an excellent job for his clients as evidenced by the recent acquittal of his client in the Atlanta Public School cheating case.”

– Bob Rubin, attorney at law

“Sandy Wallack not only was extremely professional during a very stressful time during my life, but he was very calming and reassuring that the situation would be okay in the end. To my surprise, he was correct and I highly recommend him!”

– J. Hurley

“Attorney Wallack was well prepared for our consultation and well prepared for court. He was diligent in following up with witnesses, ensuring that subpoenas were delivered and that all necessary paperwork was filed. If it were not for Attorney Wallack providing such superb service, I would not have won my case.”

– Ms. J. Lewis

“Wallack Law was capable and efficient. They went right to work on my case and got me a sufficient verdict. I was thankful to have them on my side.”

– J. Collins

“Sandy Wallack has not only a business, but a personal relationship with his clients. He is very precise in his methods. Very knowledgeable about his practice. And he stands beside his word. Wallack Law is a very stand up firm.”

– Kareem Y. Rogers

“Sandy maintains positive, valuable relationships with legal colleagues on the opposing side; which I feel were tremendously helpful in the negotiation of my plea bargain.”

– Lou Samba


Wallack Law

659 Auburn Avenue
Studioplex Suite 153
Atlanta, GA 30312
o: 404.919.4411
f: 404.919.4411

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