Gregory A. Futch is and has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia for 30 years. Greg is married and has 5 children. He has been a resident of Henry County since 1985.
Greg has dedicated himself to the betterment of his community and profession throughout his legal career. Greg is a former assistant district attorney in both Dekalb and Henry Counties, the current Municipal Judge for the City of McDonough, and has served as Special Master for the Superior Courts of Henry and Butts Counties, as a visiting Judge for the State Court of Henry County, and as Judge Pro Tempare for the Juvenile Court of Henry County. He has also presented at continuing education courses through the State Bar of Georgia. Greg is a member of the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia. These roles and responsibilities give Greg an insider’s viewpoint of the legal system.
Greg is a registered court mediator to mediate all types of cases, and he is one of a select few attorneys certified to represent clients in death penalty cases. Greg has assisted clients in almost every County in Georgia for 30 years.
During the course of his career, Greg has represented both the State of Georgia in criminal cases as well as those accused of crimes against the State from misdemeanors to the death penalty. He has represented clients in most all types of civil cases including divorce, custody, and general civil litigation.
Mr. Futch has extensive experience in criminal law, having served as an Assistant District Attorney for almost 8 years in both the Stone Mountain and Flint Judicial Circuit. Mr. Futch is also death penalty certified having prosecuted and defended death penalty cases. Mr. Futch is also a past officer of the criminal law section of the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Futch is also a contributing author to Inside the Minds: Trends in DUI Discovery, "Thorough Discovery Now Yields Better Case Results Later." (2011)
Experience: - Served as lead or sole counsel in over 200 criminal jury trials.
- Handled over 1,000 criminal cases including DUI, aggravated assault, rape, battery, theft, and murder.
- Mr. Futch successfully defended the accused in a death penalty case resulting only in life imprisonment.
Areas of Practice:
Death Penalty Qualified
Criminal DefenseGeneral Civil Litigation
Appointments as Guardian Ad Litem
Divorce (Contested and Uncontested)
Child Custody, Visitation and Modification
Certified Mediator in Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia, 1984
Georgia Court of Appeals, 1984
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1983
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1983
Honors: With Honors
Honors: Dean’s List, 1980-1983
Honors: Member, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Society
Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, December 1979B.A.
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: With Honors
Honors: Pre-Law Club
Major: Political Science
Economical Development Law in Georgia, ICLE Seminar, 1998-2001
Honors and Awards:
Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
Superb Rated Attorney 10.0 Avvo Rated (2013)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia Representative, Flint Judicial Circuit Board of Governors 1997-Present
District Six Municipal Court Judge’s Council Representative 2008-2012
Henry County Bar Association, 1994 Past President
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Past President
State Bar of Georgia Member for 30 years
Past Employment Positions:
Municipal Court for the City of McDonough, Georgia, Chief Judge, 2006-October, 2013
Superior Court, Special Master
State Court of Henry County, Visiting Judge
Henry County Juvenile Court, McDonough, Georgia, Judge Pro Tempore, 1995-1999