Meet Attorney A.J. Balbo Former Military Prosecutors with Years of Trial Experience

A. J. Balbo Esq.




Mr. Balbo’s practice focuses primarily on the area of Criminal Defense. Mr. Balbo handles felonies and misdemeanors in Federal, State, and Military Courts. He has defended clients against charges of Murder, Rape, Sexual Assault, Drug Distribution, Molestation, Child Pornography, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), and Domestic Violence. Several of his cases have garnered national media attention, including two federal cases in which capital punishment was a possibility. He has also defended a person accused of impeding Congress on January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol. He is certified in the methods of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and was the first attorney in Georgia to voluntarily install a Smart Start Ignition Interlock Device into his vehicle to learn about its use firsthand. When defending a client, knowledge of the law and mastery of the facts are critical for success. Every client deserves an attorney who will aggressively fight for them every step of the way.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Balbo attended Duquesne University and Fordham University School of Law. He entered the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps and was an Honor Graduate of the 157th JAG Basic Course. After being assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Mr. Balbo deployed to Kuwait and “crossed the berm” into Iraq in March 2003 with Operation Iraqi Freedom, earning the Bronze Star. Upon his return to the United States, Mr. Balbo continued to act as a military prosecutor until leaving the service in 2006. While in uniform, Mr. Balbo prosecuted a high-profile desertion case and even argued against a former Attorney General of the United States.

Mr. Balbo has presented courses on the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act on behalf of the American Bar Association and on Federal and State Law on behalf of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was also selected as Bryan County’s Favorite Lawyer multiple times.


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)
  • Veterans of Foreign War (VFW), Post #7331
  • Italian Society of Savannah
  • Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF)
  • St. Frances Cabrini Parish

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
  • J.D.
  • Honors: Moot Court Board
  • Law Journal: Fordham Urban Law Journal, Editor
  • Duquesne University
  • B.A.

Honors and Awards

  • Bronze Star Medal

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Savannah Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Parishioner of St. Frances Cabrini

Past Employment Positions

  • US Army, Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • VFW
  • Bryans Favorite
  • Avvo


  • 40+ Years of Combined Experience

  • Thousands of Cases Successfully Resolved

  • Former Military Prosecutors in Your Corner

  • One of the More Experienced Firms in the Area

  • Serving Coastal Georgia & Military Families Worldwide

Get in Touch!

How to Reach Us 866.580.3089
Richmond Hill
438A, West General Screven Way Map & Directions
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