Steven H. Sadow is a nationally known, high-profile criminal defense attorney who has been practicing law for 35 years. He is a sole practitioner at his firm, Steven H. Sadow, P.C., and special counsel for the Atlanta-based law firm Schulten Ward & Turner, LLP, where he serves as head of the firm's white collar and high-profile criminal defense section. Mr. Sadow's criminal trial and appellate practice focuses on the following offenses: white collar, cyber/computer, fraud, tax, RICO, murder, drugs, firearms, and forfeiture.
Mr. Sadow has NEVER been a prosecutor. He has devoted his entire career to defending the accused.
Several of Mr. Sadow's cases have drawn national media coverage. Television networks such as Court TV, NBC and A&E have featured his cases. Mr. Sadow obtained an acquittal for his client Joe Sweeting, who was tried along with former NFL football star Ray Lewis for two murders that occurred during a post-2000 Super Bowl brawl in Atlanta ("Turning The Prosecution Witness: Making The Witness Your Own."
In one of the most high-profile federal cases in Georgia history, Mr. Sadow successfully defended Steve Kaplan, the former owner of the notorious Gold Club strip establishment, against RICO conspiracy charges ("A Wink, A Smile: How Gold Club Defendants Bonded With Jury."
Mr. Sadow also obtained what commentators have called a "miracle" outcome for rap/entertainment artist "TI" after he was charged with federal firearms offenses in Atlanta ("T.I. 'Ain't No Such Thing As A Secret Snitch' – The Untold Story Behind the Deal."
Mr. Sadow also led the successful defense of Howard K. Stern, the attorney and boyfriend of the late playmate and model Anna Nicole Smith, who was charged with criminal conspiracy and prescription drug fraud in Los Angeles. Steve Sadow - A Real "Discovery"; Judge Frees Stern and Doctor.
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RECENT NOTEWORTHY CASES
- U.S. v. H... - Chiropractor investigated for medicaid and private health care fraud - corporation entered plea - individual was not prosecuted (S.D. Ill. 2014)
- Georgia v. Goins - Accused charged with murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, attempted robbery, & possession of a firearm during commission of a felony - jury verdict of not guilty on all charges (2014)
- U.S. v. Tony H. - Businessman facing 10 years to life for methamphetamine conspiracy - pled to lesser offense and sentenced to 5 months (E.D.Tn. 2013)
- Georgia v. A... - Therapist investigated for health care fraud - prosecution declined by Attorney General's office (2013)
- Georgia v. Nelson - Pedestrian mother whose 4-year old child was struck and killed after they entered a roadway outside a crosswalk charged with homicide by vehicle and reckless conduct - pled no contest to jaywalking & paid a $200 fine - homicide and reckless conduct charges dismissed (2013)
- Georgia v. Adams - Murder conviction reversed by GA Supreme Court (2013)
- Georgia v. Adams - College student charged with murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony in Savannah, GA. After fighting the case for 3+ years, the charges were reduced to hindering the apprehension of a criminal, making client immediately eligible for parole (2014)
- Georgia v. Champine - Pharmacist charged with felony drug and gun charges - pled nolo and sentenced to probation on misdemeanors (2013)
- Georgia v. Burks - Businessman indicted for trafficking in marijuana (50 lbs) - sentenced to probation (2013)
- Georgia v. Davis - Attorney arrested on multiple charges of securities fraud - case dismissed before indictment (2013)
- Georgia v. Gilllispie - Father arrested for aggravated sex offenses - faced 25 year mandatory minimum sentence - judge sentenced to probation (2013)
- Georgia v. Crowell - Star college football play charged with multiple gun offenses - case dismissed before indictment (2013)
- U.S. v. Young - Owner of rap music promotion and entertainment company charged with marijuana trafficking (5000+ lbs) - jury acquitted on all charges (M.D. Ala. 2011)
- U.S. v. Anderson - Businessman acquitted of illegal gun possession (N.D. Fla. 2007)
- Georgia v. Conzo - RICO prosecution dismissed (2007)
- Georgia v. Sinclair - Doctor charged with Medicaid fraud - sentenced to misdemeanor probation and medical license preserved (2008)
- U.S. v. Alamin - Businesswoman charged with structuring currency transactions involving over $2 million - sentenced to probation (N.D. Ga. 2008)
- U.S. v. Marshall - Businesswoman charged with $1.5 million fraud - sentencing guidelines advised 2+ years in prison - sentenced to 1 month imprisonment (N.D. Ga. 2008)
- U.S. v. Dahabreh - Businessman charged with fraud and structuring currency transactions involving nearly $2 million - sentencing guidelines advised 42+ months in prison - sentenced to probation (N.D. Ga. 2008)
- California v. Stern - Attorney charged with 11 counts of prescription drug fraud and conspiracy - jury acquitted on 9 charges after 2 1/2 month trial - judge acquitted on remaining charges (prosecution has appealed that ruling) (2011)
- U.S. v. McCranie - Attorney charged with Hobbs Act extortion and false statements - case dismissed (M.D. Ga. 2009)
- U.S. v. Shorr - Businessman stood trial on ten counts of money laundering involving more than $3.5 million. Judge acquitted on eight counts and convicted on two counts. Federal prosecutors sought 20+ years imprisonment. Judge sentenced to 5 months imprisonment and 5 months home detention (N.D. Ga. 2009)
- U.S. v. Mills - Businessman charged with money laundering - sentencing guidelines advised 78+ months in prison - sentenced to probation with 6 months home detention (M.D. Tn. 2010)
- U.S. v. Terry - Businessman charged with $12 million government fraud - case dismissed (N.D. Ga. 2009)
- U.S. v. Harris - Recording Artist/Actor T.I. charged with possession of machine guns and silencers and possession of firearms by a convicted felon - sentencing guidelines advised 10+ years in prison - sentenced to 1 year and 1 day imprisonment (N.D. Ga. 2009)
- Georgia v. Alvarado - Former law enforcement officer charged with felony sexual offenses carrying mandatory prison terms - suspended sentence imposed on misdemeanor nolo plea (2009)
- Georgia v. Wong - Murder case dismissed for constitutional speedy trial violation (2010)
Mr. Sadow choses to give back to the community by representing the unfairly or falsely accused for free. He typically picks these cases based on media reports that strongly suggest the accused needs his expertise and skill to avoid an injustice but can't afford to hire the right lawyer. For example: Sadow: Serious Problems with Crowell's Traffic Stop; Felony Weapons Charges Against Crowell Dropped; Raquel Nelson Back in Court with High Profile Lawyer at her Defense (Ms. Nelson later pled no contest to a jaywalking ticket and paid a $200 fine)