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Steven Sadow


Steven H. Sadow is a nationally known, high-profile criminal defense attorney who has been practicing law for almost 43 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 & Weiss, LLP, where he serves as head of the firm's white collar and high-profile criminal defense section. Steve's diverse criminal trial and appellate practice focuses on the following offenses: white collar, healthcare fraud, RICO, drugs, firearms, murder, and forfeiture.

Several of Steve’s cases have drawn national media coverage and television networks such as Court TV, NBC and A&E have featured his cases. He obtained an acquittal for his client Joseph 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.

In one of the most high-profile federal cases in Georgia history, Steve successfully defended Steve Kaplan, the former owner of the infamous Gold Club strip establishment, against RICO conspiracy charges. He also obtained what commentators have called a "miracle" outcome for rap/entertainment artist "TI" after he was charged with federal firearms offenses in Atlanta.

Steve won an acquittal for 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 successfully represented rap artist & business mogul Rick Ross, who was charged in Georgia with multiple violent felonies carrying life sentences. After the Judge heard testimony surrounding the alleged incident, the prosecutor chose to drop and reduce charges to misdemeanor offenses, and his client received probation upon pleading no contest.

In 2019, Steve defended a businessman charged with 30 counts of mail & wire fraud and 10 counts of money laundering in federal court in PA. His client’s business was alleged to have paid 5.1M in kickbacks over 22 years to a VP at Rite Aid Corp. in return for 45M in vendor sales. The VP and his client’s sole partner plead guilty and testified against him. The defense called no witnesses, and his client did not testify. The jury found his client not guilty on all counts. He was facing 700 years in prison and 15M in forfeiture and restitution.

Steve currently represents rap artist Sergio Kitchens aka Gunna in the Fulton County, GA “YSL” RICO gang case.

 A 1979 graduate of Emory University School of Law, Steve has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1993 in criminal defense: white collar & general practice, and Georgia SuperLawyers since 2004 in the same areas. He has also been named by Atlanta Magazine as one of Atlanta’s 500 most powerful leaders for the last three years.

Steve has NEVER been a prosecutor. He has devoted his entire career to defending the accused.