David Lyles has served the people of the State of Georgia as a prosecuting attorney for nearly 18 years, having spent his entire career in the Superior Courts working with judges, fellow attorneys, and members of the public. David has handled thousands of cases ranging from traffic offenses to serious violent crimes such as murder, armed robbery, and rape.
Along with his criminal caseload, David also handled all of the civil forfeiture cases for the Paulding Judicial Circuit for many years. As a Senior Assistant District Attorney, David makes difficult choices every day, all of which have real life consequences on the victims of crime, those accused of committing the crimes, and the Paulding County community.
A seasoned and skilled trial attorney, David must also make split second decisions during a trial based upon the rules of evidence, important decisions that may determine not only the outcome of a case, but whether that case will stand up on appeal. In nearly 18 years of trial practice, he has never had a case reversed for a rules violation.
In addition to his trial work, Mr. Lyles teaches trial litigation at an annual statewide intensive hands-on course for the Georgia Prosecuting Attorney’s Council. He is frequently invited to speak at statewide conferences for prosecutors and co-authored the fact pattern for the 2014 Capital Litigation Trial Advocacy Course. David also serves as a faculty instructor at Emory Law School’s nationally recognized Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Program.