Sam McRae grew up in Laurinburg, NC, and earned a Bachelor of History attending the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He moved to Georgia to pursue his graduate degree in history from the University of West Georgia. After completing his masters, he rediscovered an interest in the law that he had inherited from his family, so he decided to go to law school at Georgia State University in Atlanta. His primary focus while attending was on litigation and criminal law.

During his time at law school, McRae interned with the DeKalb County Public Defenders, starting out in appeals. He quickly moved into the courtroom and handled thousands of traffic ticket cases even before his graduation from law school.

After graduation, McRae became a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Bar Association. He then decided to move into private practice, establishing his own firm with Sam McRae Law.

McRae chose this career path so he could focus on dedicating his time and expertise to assisting those who find themselves in difficult situations. He knew that there is no situation more difficult than being charged with a crime.

McRae’s passion and determination have led to our firm’s 90 percent success rate and ongoing quality that our representation offers each and every client.

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  • Georgia State University – Juris Doctorate
  • University of West Georgia – Master of History
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke – B.A. History

Legal Experience:

  • Owner/Attorney at Sam McRae Law (2010 to present)
  • Intern at Dekalb County Public Defender’s Office (2008 to 2010)

Professional Memberships:

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association

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