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A Criminal Defense Law Firm

Our Firm

For over fifteen years, The Semrau Law Firm has defended the rights of individuals charged with criminal offenses with skill, persistence and creativity. The mission of our practice is to provide total, professional service to people charged with criminal offenses, making the “best defense” the goal of every case. An aggressive, thorough and creative approach is brought to every case.

We believe that we can only be free if all people are free. We keep our promises, and we gladly accept a lawyer’s ethical duty to represent our clients “zealously within the bounds of the law”. We are a small criminal defense firm with just two lawyers, Scott Semrau and Michael Burns, an office manager, Tomeca Kellogg, and a legal assistant, Melissa Brown.

Michael A. Burns, Jr., Attorney

Michael A. Burns, Jr. joined The Semrau Law Firm in 2013 as an Associate Attorney. He represents clients charged with traffic violations, driving under the influence, and other misdemeanors and felonies.

Born and raised in Cobb County, Mike graduated from Sprayberry High School in Marietta. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in 2002, and subsequently worked as a newspaper reporter, covering politics and government for The Cherokee Tribune in Canton and The Marietta Daily Journal. Mike returned to Athens to attend The University Of Georgia School Of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in 2009. He began his legal career with handling court-appointed criminal defense cases in Cherokee County. and he later joined The Cherokee County Solicitor General’s Office where he developed his trial skills while becoming familiar with the courts of the northern metro Atlanta area.

Mike lives in Woodstock, Georgia, with his wife and two children.

Scott Patrick Semrau, Attorney

Scott Semrau was born in Detroit, Michigan and lives in Cobb County with his wife and three children. He is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College. He received his law degree cum laude from Tulane Law School and his undergraduate degree cum laude from Georgia State University. Mr. Semrau is a past President of the Cobb Bar Association Criminal Law Section and a past Vice President for the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Scott also teaches a criminal law class at Chattahoochee Technical College. He is a published author and speaker on topics including criminal defense, probation revocation, child molestation defense, legal research, law practice management, and criminal evidentiary foundations. Mr. Semrau is admitted to practice in all Georgia State and Superior Courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Tomeca L. Kellogg, Senior Legal Administrator

Tomeca Kellogg was also born and raised in Marietta, Georgia. She is a graduate of Marietta High School and completed her undergraduate training in paralegal studies at Clayton College and State University. She has worked in administrative roles in the Marietta legal community since January 2001.

Ms. Kellogg keeps the office running, the cases files in order, and the calendars straight. She manages the attorney’s schedules and knows where to find them at any time. She can always help answer any case-specific or procedural questions about the legal process at 770-795-7751.

Liberty and Justice for All!

The Semrau Law Firm offers Criminal Defense and Personal Injury services to clients in all local, state, and federal courts in metro Atlanta and northwest Georgia. We can make the difference between losing and preserving your driver’s license, a prison sentence and freedom, and financial security and injustice. We believe that we can only protect our own liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s liberties and that the right to a skilled attorney is a foundation for our democracy.

About The Semrau Law Firm, P.C.

The Semrau Law Firm, P.C. is a full-service criminal defense law firm. For over 15 years, the firm has practiced in North Metro Atlanta, focusing exclusively on defending persons charged with traffic, misdemeanor and felony offenses. We are professional, skilled and effective. We believe that our clients always come first, and always deserve the best defense.