Stewart Bratcher


Stewart Bratcher is a trial attorney with over a fifteen years of experience in Georgia courtrooms. Upon graduation from law school in 2005 he accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney in the Cherokee Judicial Circuit (Bartow and Gordon Counties). While employed as a prosecutor, Stewart handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from traffic violations to capital murder and tried over 100 cases to verdict before a jury or judge in Superior Court. As the office appellate specialist, Stewart served as appellate counsel in more than 20 cases and argued cases before the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals.

Upon leaving for private practice, Stewart has continued representing clients before Georgia courts in criminal as well as civil litigation. Stewart's legal scholarship has been published in the John Marshall Law Journal, the Oregon Advocate, and has been presented at conferences of the Southern Political Science Association and the University of Georgia's Child and Family Policy Initiative.

In addition to serving as founding partner of Bratcher Martin, LLP, Stewart also serves as CEO of Pine Ridge Land Conservancy, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental preservation. He has been appointed to serve as a Mentor in the State Bar of Georgia Transition into Law Practice Program, and is recognized as a Guest Instructor by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council in the areas of search and seizure law and other legal issues.

A native of Silver Creek, Stewart graduated from Pepperell High School in 1999. He attended Kennesaw State University and completed his undergraduate education in three years, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2002. He attended the Georgia State University College of Law where he was active in the Public Interest Law Association, and served as the first President of the Georgia State University chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. While in law school Stewart worked in the office of the Policy Director for Georgia Secretary of State Kathy Cox, and worked as a contract researcher for the American Bar Association's Death Penalty Moratorium Research Committee.  He is married to Kristen Wilson Bratcher and they have a ten year old son. They attend Life Church.

  • Kennesaw State University, B.S., Psychology, 2002
  • Georgia State University, J.D., 2005
  • Georgia Bar
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Honors and Awards
  • Best of Rome 2023, Best Tax and Estate Attorney, Runner-Up
  • Best of Rome 2023, Best Overall Criminal Attorney, 2nd Runner-Up
  • Best of Rome 2019, Criminal Defense
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star, DUI Defense, 2019
  • SuperLawyers, DUI Defense, 2020-Present
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019 
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2017-Present
  • Attorney & Practice Magazine, 10 Best Georgia, 2018
  • AICLA 10 Best Georgia, 2018
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Rome Bar Association
  • Bartow Bar Association
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers