Jess Johnson

Jess Johnson

Pate, Johnson & Church, LLC
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, Business Law...
  • District of Columbia, Georgia
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Summary

Jess Johnson is one of the best young lawyers in Georgia. He has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in criminal defense and civil litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine for the past several years. While only 2.5% of lawyers in Georgia under the age of 40 receive such an honor, Jess was first named to this list after only 3 years of practice.

Jess has been instrumental in our firm’s success in both trials and appeals. In his very first trial, Jess was awarded an Acquittal Award from the Federal Defender Program for helping our firm win a “not guilty” verdict in a major federal case. Jess coordinates all our firm’s appeals and recently argued before the Supreme Court of Georgia. Jess’ hard work, creativity and diligence have helped our clients win precedent-setting motions and arguments in courts across Georgia.

Jess is especially talented in negotiating favorable results for our clients in both criminal and civil cases without the need for a trial. He has helped our clients get difficult criminal cases dismissed, and has secured significant financial settlements in complex civil cases.

Jess graduated first in his class from the University of Georgia in 2006 with dual degrees in political science and sociology. He went on to attend the University of Georgia School of Law where he excelled at mock trial and was elected to the Mock Trial Executive Board before graduating with honors in 2009.

Jess is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and authorized to practice in all federal and state courts in that state. He is also a member of The District of Columbia Bar in Washington, DC, and admitted to practice in all its courts. Jess regularly appears in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and is admitted to the Court of International Trade.

Prior to practicing law, Jess worked for a prominent member of Congress in Washington, DC.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • White Collar Crime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Georgia
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Federal Circuit
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Education
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.A.
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The University of Georgia School of Law
J.D.
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Professional Associations
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
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Federal Bar Association
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Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Georgia State Bar
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Georgia Trial Lawyer Blog
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Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Main Office
Centennial Tower
Suite 3300
Atlanta, GA 30303
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 923-3310
Telephone: (404) 223-3310
Savannah
100 Bull Street, Suite 200
Savannah, GA 31401
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Telephone: (912) 944-5000
Brunswick
1715 Reynolds Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
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Telephone: (912) 574-3000
Washington, DC
1155 F Street NW Suite 1050
Washington, DC , GA 20004
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 923-3310
Telephone: (202) 660-0727