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Andrea Sneiderman trial: Meet the attorneys

  • Andrea Sneiderman is accused of conspiring to kill her husband in November 2010
  • Her trial is set to begin on July 29
Andrea Sneiderman trial: Meet the attorneys

Attorneys will face off in a Georgia courtroom in late July in the murder conspiracy trial of Andrea Sneiderman. Here's a look at the people who will be litigating the case:

Robert James, Prosecution:

Robert James is the district attorney for DeKalb County, Georgia. He was sworn in in November of 2010. Before being elected, James was elected solicitor general in 2007, a position that focuses on misdemeanor offenses. 


Prior to his arrival in DeKalb County, James was an assistant district attorney and a special prosecutor in Rockdale County, Georgia. As a special prosecutor, James worked with the Crimes Against Children Unit.

Read more about Robert James here

J. Tom Morgan, Defense:

J. Tom Morgan is a defense attorney representing Andrea Sneiderman. Prior to going into his private practice, Morgan was the district attorney for DeKalb County for 12 years. Morgan was with the District Attorney’s Office for more than 20 years.

Morgan has tried more than 100 trials in front of juries and started his own practice in 2007. According to his website, Morgan has the “highest rating issued by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer in general litigation by his peers.”

Read more about J. Tom Morgan here

Thomas S. Clegg & John H. Petrey, Defense:

Thomas S. Clegg and John H. Petrey are law partners and are also representing Andrea Sneiderman. With a focus on criminal defense, Clegg & Petrey have a combined 70 years of experience.

Petrey and Clegg were both assistants to J. Tom Morgan when he was district attorney in DeKalb County. They prosecuted former DeKalb County Sheriff Sidney Dorsey in a highly publicized murder-for-hire case.  

Read more about Thomas Clegg & John Petrey here

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