Drew-Findling
Drew Findling | Biography

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  • Full Name Drew Findling
  • Occupation Defense Lawyer
  • Nationality American
Criminal Defense Lawyer known for representing Hip Hop musicians

Drew Findling | Biography

Findling founded The Findling Law Firm in 1987, shortly after earning a degree from the law school

Drew Findling, who has been practicing law for more than 30 years, has represented notable clients, including Grammy-nominated artist Faith Evans, former Douglas County District Attorney David McDade, Hip Hop artists Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, Cardi B, and many more. Findling is frequently contacted backstage at events by hip-hop performers, whom he might or might not be well acquainted with, to express gratitude for what he has done for the industry.


Drew Findling is an American criminal defense lawyer known for defending American hip-hop artists.

Who is Drew Findling?

Findling's birthday falls on 22 December. He is a well-reputed criminal defense lawyer who served as the attorney of prominent figures, namely Cardi B, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, Shaquille O'Neal, and many more.

He has also served stints in various capacities at prestigious associations such as the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and many more.

Career

Drew Findling began his legal career as an assistant public defender in Fulton County, Georgia, where he was assigned to the late Judge William Daniel's courtroom. Judge Daniel was well-known in Georgia for having penned down three important treatises on Georgia criminal law. He led the abused woman syndrome defense while working as a public defender. 

The Findling Law Firm, P.C.

He then founded The Findling Law Firm, P.C., in 1987, shortly after earning a degree from his law school. As a part of the firm, he has defended clients in state and federal courts from across the USA, including Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, and many more. He had also outstretched his catchment to international regions; Europe and the Middle East. 

Findling had prosecuted cases ranging from complicated white-collar offenses to major violent crimes. In addition, he pioneered defense for verbal abuse in the US. He was honored by The Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL) with the 'Indigent Defense Award' for the given contribution.

High-profile Clients

Findling has been practicing law for more than 30 years. Amidst the work period, Findling managed to garner substantial prestige and reputation by representing notable clients, including Grammy-nominated artist Faith Evans, former Douglas County District Attorney David McDade, former President of Morris Brown College Dolores Cross, NBA Superstar Shaquille O'Neal, Hip Hop artists Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, Cardi B and many more. 

He is renowned as a "witch doctor," a "magician," and a "god in the streets" within the hip-hop industry, particularly in Georgia. Findling is frequently contacted backstage at events by hip-hop performers, whom he might or might not be well acquainted with, to express gratitude for what he has done for the industry.

Associated Organizations

Findling is affiliated with professional organizations like the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the American Bar Association. Similarly, he is one of the members of the Board of Advisors for the renowned National Clearing House on Science and Technology of Law. 

Findling is also a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). He became a member of the association in 1988 and has served several stints as its Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. Between 2018 and 2019, Findling held the position of President of NACDL. He is committed to contributing as head of many forensic science committees at NACDL, its Membership Committee, Discovery Reform Committee, and Nominating Committee. He has been on the Advisory Board of National Forensics Litigation College.

Other Works

Findling had authored numerous scholarly articles and delivered speeches in more than 35 states. His speech concentrated on defending cases that involved levitation of mental health issues in abused women, jury selection in the cases of high profile or popular individuals, forensic preparation whilst a criminal trial, and triangulation of the homicide trial. 

He also gave lectures at numerous law schools like Emory Law School, Georgia State University College of Law, the National Criminal Defense College, the Georgia Institute of Trial Advocacy, and Defense Lawyers Criminal Defense College. 

Findling is quite prominent for his legal analysis and trial capacities. He contributes as a regular guest on programs produced by Fox News and CNN, where he disseminates his legal perspectives. He also serves as a legal analyst of Atlanta's All News 106.7.

Awards and Recognitions

Findling earned the NAACP's 'Civil and Human Rights Award' and recognition from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus for his efforts in the widely publicized public corruption prosecution of Clayton County and GA Sheriff Victor Hill. He has also been named one of Georgia's 'Legal Elite' in Georgia Trend Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution's 'Top Lawyers in Georgia,' a Georgia "Super Lawyer" by Atlanta Magazine, and one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2018 in the realm of a criminal conviction.

He has also been designated a 'Power Lawyer' and one of the 'Top 20 Troubleshooters' by the Hollywood Reporter. Moreover, Billboard Magazine named him one of the industry's 'Power Players' in R&B and hip-hop.

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