Breaking News

Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer Switches Places and Now Needs a Defender
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Holly Hogue

Summary: A lawyer in Georgia needed a public defender to represent her against distribution of drug charges.

Macon, Georgia attorney Holly Hogue Edwards was charged with three counts of distribution of the prescription drug oxycodone and one count of distribution of oxycodone and methamphetamine. She was served an arrest warrant for her charges during a traffic stop on Interstate 75 early Monday morning.


Edwards is a criminal defense attorney that has been admitted to practice in Georgia since 2005. She opened her own practice in 2009. Her latest case was representing a former employee of OrthoGeorgia, Melissa D. Zediker. Zediker was charged with theft for supposedly stealing roughly $100,000 from the clinic.

Before opening her own law office, Edwards worked as an assistant public defender for Houston County and as an associate attorney at Hogue & Hogue. She was fired from Hogue & Hogue because she was unable to get along with the owners, her former in-laws. She graduated from Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.

She has been accused of selling drugs to undercover agents in Monroe County. The investigation into her began in May after receiving information that she may be “conducting illegal activities” in the county. The investigation determined that she was using and distributing illegal drugs in May and June.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

She was released on a $15,000 unsecured bond Monday afternoon. Being arrest doesn’t guarantee a lawyer will be unable to practice law unless bar rules have been violated. If a lawyer is convicted, they will most likely be suspended from practicing until their appellate rights have expired. Then the bar will ask that the lawyer be disbarred.




Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Business Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Santa Monica

Santa Monica office of our client seeks business litigation attorney with 1-3 years of experience. T...

Apply Now

Intellectual Property Litigation / Enforcement Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks intellectual property litigation / enforcement associate at...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney

USA-CA-Menlo Park

Menlo Park office of sophisticated boutique firm is seeking a corporate attorney with experience in ...

Apply Now

Mid-level Computer Science Patent Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks mid-level patent attorney with 3-5 years of intellectual pr...

Apply Now


Corporate / Commercial Attorney | Lebanon, NH


Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC seeks an experienced corporate / commercial attorney to join its Lebanon o...

Apply now

Executive Assistant / Office Administrator


If you have administrative support experience in the legal industry, or even paralegal expertise,...

Apply now

Associate - Mid-Level - GL Group


Defense firm seeking mid-level associate for Westchester office to fill General Liability position. ...

Apply now

Litigation paralegal


We are looking to immediately hire a responsible, highly organized, self-motivated litigation parale...

Apply now


To Top