Attorney Linda Sheffield is a criminal defense litigator whose office is in Atlanta, Georgia.  Linda represents clients in post-conviction law including habeas petitions and appeals.  She is known by inmates throughout the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Georgia Department of Corrections for her success in helping clients convicted of federal or state crimes.  Her areas of concentration include direct criminal appeals, habeas corpus ‘2254 ‘2255 and ‘2241 petitions, parole hearing representation, Federal Bureau of Prisons medical care and administrative remedies.

For over 25 years, Linda has worked with clients and she prides herself on a tireless work ethic.  Her federal and state cases range from Drug Crimes, Racketeer Influenced, and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), White Collar Crimes, Violent Offenses, and Theft Offenses as they relate to Direct Appeals, Post Conviction Matters, and Federal Bureau of Prisons Administrative Matters.

Linda is admitted to practice in all Georgia State Courts, Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the  United States Courts of Appeal in the following Circuits: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th and the United States Supreme Court.

Linda is a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).

Appellate and Post Conviction

Practice Areas:  Direct Appeals, Post Conviction Matters, Federal Bureau of Prisons Administrative Matters, State and Federal Appeals, Clemency Petitions and Grand Jury Representation.

Linda Sheffield has successfully practiced in the area of internet sex offenses, and has access to top experts in this field. Linda’s son, Jason Sheffield, a partner in the law firm Peters, Rubin & Sheffield, is a trial attorney in the area of cyber-sex law. In 2010, Jason was named a Rising Super Star Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine.


Linda is an active volunteer in all breed dog rescue. She currently owns two retired racing greyhounds, Tempo Tito, and Susie Slots “Bunny”; a spanish galga named Valentina; Leonard Sheffield a bassett bulldog mix who has his own Facebook page, and a Shih Tzu names Pishu. All of her dogs are rescues.
Preceding them were her angels, Dory’s Party On “Gussie”, and FatPat Rochester “FatPat”. Click here to download FatPat’s winning 3rd birthday racing video at the Jacksonville, Florida track. For more information about greyhound racing and greyhound rescue see the following links:;