Joshua G. Schiffer was raised in the wilds of East Cobb County by Dr. Daniel and Prof. Gail Schiffer. He attended Rocky Mountain Elementary, Mabry and Simpson Middle Schools, and graduated from The Walker School in 1994. He graduated from Clark University in Worcester, MA where he majored in Government/International Relations with a minor in International Development. Mr. Schiffer studied economics in Luxembourg and traveled extensively. After working as a truck driver and warehouse worker during and after college, Mr. Schiffer continued his education and obtained his Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law in 2002. While in law school Mr. Schiffer was active in Mock Trial, Student Trial Lawyers Association and a variety of social/professional groups.
Mr. Schiffer began his career as a clerk in the superior court of Cobb County, transitioned into real estate and eventually gravitated towards trial work as a senior trial attorney for the Metro Conflict Defender and Georgia Public Defender Standards Counsel. During this period, Mr. Schiffer trained numerous attorneys in complex trial techniques and was the senior trial attorney for several judges. He has supervised the All Purpose/Fast Track Courts, Magistrate Courts and General Trial Courts.
In 2007 Mr. Schiffer was invited to the exclusive Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Duboise, WY where he spent the summer working with a class of 50 plaintiffs and criminal defense lawyers on advanced trial techniques including sociometry, psychodrama, experiential therapy and group dynamics with an internationally acclaimed faculty including Gerry Spence, Joane Garcia-Colston, Fredilyn Sison, Rafe Foreman, Joshua Karton, Betsy Greene, and Maren Chaloupka. Mr. Schiffer continues to attend college events on a regular basis and relies extensively on the network of graduates to ensure his clients achieve the greatest results in their cases.
Mr. Schiffer formed The Schiffer Firm, LLC upon his return from the College. The Schiffer Firm, LLC continues to represent the victims and accused in cases involving domestic violence, both in civil and criminal arenas. Mr. Schiffer is regarded as one of Georgia’s leading authorities on domestic violence issues and dedicates much of his pro bono efforts to this area.
In 2011 Mr. Schiffer and Mr. Chanco formed Chanco Schiffer as a new paradigm in legal services.
Mr. Schiffer is married to a successful financial executive and lives in Buckhead with his daughter and Chihuahuas. A supporter of various social and political organizations, he enjoys fishing, gardening, theater, target shooting and politics.