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Jess Johnson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Atlanta, GA

Pate, Johnson & Church, LLC
101 Marietta St NW, Suite 3300
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-223-3310
Fax: 404-223-3392
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019, 2021 - 2023
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

As part of the team at Pate, Johnson & Church, LLC, with offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Brunswick, Georgia; Los Angeles, CA; and Washington, DC, Jess Johnson is dedicated to quality, professional civil and criminal defense services. He has extensive experience in a variety of matters, including federal and state criminal defense cases, business torts, contract disputes, criminal appeals, constitutional rights, serious injuries and whistleblower claims. Mr. Johnson has developed a reputation for skilled and aggressive representation in the courtroom, with a passion for protecting the rights of clients who are injured or accused of crimes. He represents clients in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Mr. Johnson recognized the importance of high academic excellence, which formed the cornerstone of his career. After graduating first in his class in 2006 from the University of Georgia, focusing on political science and sociology, he went on to graduate cum laude in 2009 from the University of Georgia School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Johnson demonstrated a particular talent in mock trials and was elected to the university's mock trial executive board. Mr. Johnson worked in Washington, D.C., for a prominent member of Congress, where he realized his passion was in protecting the constitutional rights of others.

Each client deserves dignity, respect and fair representation, whether they are facing a criminal charge or find themselves up against a powerful corporation in a personal injury or whistleblower dispute. Mr. Johnson is committed to handling each case with the utmost care and attention from its conception to its conclusion, and in achieving the best results possible.

Atlanta                                                          Brunswick                                Washington, DC                                                    

101 Marietta Street NW, Suite 3300              1715 Reynolds Street                 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1025           
Atlanta, GA 30303                                          Brunswick, GA 31520                 Washington, DC 20006                                           
(404) 223-3310                                               (912) 574-3000                          (202) 660-0727                                                       

Los Angeles, CA Office                                Northern Virginia Office

100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700                 114 North Alfred Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401                                Alexandria, VA 22314
(310) 862-5300                                               (703) 420-3300

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Criminal Defense
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Assault, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Criminal Law, Litigation


11 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019, 2021 - 2023

About Jess Johnson

First Admitted: 2009, Georgia

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, American Bar Association, 2010 - Present
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense, 2009 - Present

Educational Background

  • University of Georgia, Dual Degrees in Political Science and Sociology, 2006


  • Cum Laude, University of Georgia School of Law, 2009
  • Won a major federal drug case for pilot charged with importing 175 kilos of cocaine., Acquittal Club Member, Federal Defender Program, 2010
  • Mock Trial Executive Board, University of Georgia School of Law, 2009
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Office Location for Jess Johnson

101 Marietta St NW
Suite 3300
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-223-3310

Fax: 404-223-3392

Last Updated: 8/26/2022

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