A Hard Look at Major Crimes in Court
The SWORN podcast, presented by UP AND VANISHED, pulls back the curtain on the criminal justice system, exposing untold stories and hard truths. This season, host PHILIP HOLLOWAY, a defense attorney and former prosecutor with a background in law enforcement, takes on the big topics in our legal system – the problems and pitfalls that result in high-pressure cases, wrongful convictions, and heartbreaking decisions. Hear from people who have lost years of their life to the prison system and the people who are fighting to make it better.
What happens to the legal system when sentencing power is taken out of judges’ hands? Phil and his team explore this debate with a defense attorney, prosecutor, judge, and former lawmaker.
What are the hidden risks of going to trial and why do innocent people plead guilty?
Philip Holloway is the founder of the Holloway Law Group based in Cobb County, Georgia. A former prosecutor and police officer, he has a wide range of experience in legal matters and law enforcement matters, both as a practicing attorney and as a media analyst. Philip is also an excellent political analyst where law and politics intersect.
Holloway’s primary focus is criminal law, and he appears regularly in various courts in the state of Georgia. His cases include criminal defense, juvenile law, police law (including police brutality), military law and select civil litigation. He is a legal adviser to the Oconee County, Georgia sheriff’s office and maintains his certification with the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council. Police use-of-force and investigative tactics are among his areas of specialty.
A native Georgian, former police instructor and certified flight instructor, Holloway began his legal career after graduating summa cum laude in 1996 from South Texas College of Law, where he was on law review and the varsity mock trial team. He went on to serve as an officer and judge advocate in the U.S. Navy. While on active duty, Holloway, then a lieutenant, graduated from the Naval Justice School’s trial advocacy course and earned certification as trial and defense counsel. Holloway has also served as an assistant district attorney, president of the Cobb County Bar Association’s criminal law section and has sat as a substitute judge. He has been an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Kennesaw State University. He is admitted to practice law in Georgia, Ohio and the federal courts and is a member of the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.