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Trump hires Atlanta attorney Drew Findling to represent him in Fulton County grand jury probe

Bill Rankin, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on

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ATLANTA — Former President Donald Trump has retained noted Atlanta lawyer Drew Findling to represent him in the ongoing criminal investigation by the Fulton County special purpose grand jury examining what happened in Georgia after the 2020 presidential election.

Trump’s hiring of Findling, along with Atlanta lawyer Jennifer Little, was confirmed by attorneys with knowledge of the matter. Findling, a highly regarded criminal defense attorney, has represented a number of notable clients. These include Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill, former Atlanta City Hall employee Mitzi Bickers, NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, singer Faith Evans and several famous rappers, including Gucci Mane and Migos.

Now Findling’s law firm represents a former president in one of the highest profile cases in the country.

“Drew is a spectacular attorney and the former president could not have chosen better,” said Atlanta criminal defense attorney Bruce Morris.

Findling, known for his trademark dark sunglasses, is a former president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. On his Twitter account, he refers to himself with the hashtag #billiondollarlawyer.

Little, both a criminal defense lawyer and civil litigator, once prosecuted major cases for the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office. In 2010, she was named Attorney of the Year by the DeKalb DA’s office.

 

When reached Thursday, both Findling and Little declined comment.

Findling, who is active on social media, has sent out a number of tweets critical of Trump. For example, in 2018 when Trump criticized NBA star LeBron James, Findling tweeted, “POTUS pathetic once again!”

The special purpose grand jury was convened in May. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has said the primary impetus behind the probe was Trump’s Jan. 2, 2021, phone call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which he asked Raffensperger to “find” him 11,780 votes, one more than was needed to overturn the election results.

Trump has said he did nothing wrong and characterized the conversation as a “perfect phone call.”

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