Joyce Gist Lewis

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Atlanta, Georgia

Krevolin & Horst, LLC
Joyce Gist Lewis
Krevolin & Horst, LLC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Employment Litigation; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1999

Education: Georgia State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2007, 2009 - 2011

Krevolin & Horst, LLC

One Atlantic Center, Suite 3250
1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309 Visit website


Joyce Gist Lewis is a skilled and tenacious advocate for private companies and governmental entities in and out of the courtroom. Joyce’s two decades of experience includes serving as lead counsel for claims involving professional liability, director and officer liability, business divorce, real estate litigation, employment discrimination defense, and catastrophic injury defense. Her appellate experience includes arguing cases before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and successfully petitioning for certiorari to Georgia’s Supreme Court. Joyce is also a top choice for government clients seeking counsel in sensitive intra-agency disputes and investigations. Her reputation as a principled trial advocate has resulted in Joyce being named to the “short-list” of nominees recommended by Georgia’s Judicial Nominating Commission for appointment to the Georgia Court of Appeals in 2018 and to the Atlanta Judicial Circuit in 2011 and 2012.

Joyce received her BA, magna cum laude from Wake Forest University (1993) and her law degree from Georgia State University College of Law (1999). She is Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated Preeminent, and has been repeatedly rated by her peers as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia, as well as one of the Top 50 Women. Joyce’s past leadership positions include serving as President of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, President of the Board of the Federal Defender Program, Inc., and President of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers' Atlanta Chapter. She is a Master in GSU’s Bleckley Inn of Court, and in 2018 was elected to the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors, where she serves on the Bar’s Advisory Committee on Legislation, Statewide Judicial Evaluation Committee, and Attorney Well-Being Committee. The recipient of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Outstanding Woman in the Profession Award for 2018, Joyce is frequently invited to speak on matters of trial practice and law practice management.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, Employment Litigation: Defense

Focus areas

Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employer, Non-Compete Agreements, Retaliation, Trade Secret

  • 50% Business Litigation
  • 30% Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 20% Employment Litigation: Defense

First Admitted: 1999, Georgia

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2020
  • Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2021
  • Georgia trial courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), Co-Chair, Trials Practice Area Committee
  • BOG member for Atlanta Circuit Post 12

  • State Bar of Georgia (Chair, Statewide Judicial Evaluation Committee; Co-Chair, Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession; Diversity Program Steering Committee; Bench & Bar Committee); Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (2011-2013, Chair, Judicial Applicant Review Committee; 2007-08 President, Atlanta Chapter); Lawyers Club of Atlanta (2010-present, Executive Committee; 2007-09 Co-Chair, Membership Committee); Atlanta Bar Association; Gate City Bar Association; Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys.
Educational Background:
  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1993
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors, 2018
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2021
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2021
  • Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) Member Firm, 2015
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Commercial litigation, Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Outstanding Woman of Achievement Award from Atlanta Bar Association

    , Outstanding Woman in the Profession, Atlanta Bar Association, 2018
  • Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2018
  • Martindale Hubbell AV-Rated Preeminent
  • Top 50 Women
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia
  • Super Lawyer
  • AVVO Rated 10.0 “Superb"
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2014
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2012
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2011
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2010
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2009
Industry Groups:
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate
  • State And Local Government
  • Transportation
  • Voting Rights and Election Law

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Joyce is one of the best persuasive writers I have ever seen. She has an amazingly quick mind, and can unravel complicated legal scenarios and develop a strategy for resolution with extraordinary speed and expertise. She is top notch.”

“Joyce is an outstanding litigator and one of the best communicators I have ever seen. Her legal writing is exquisite. There is no one better in court than Joyce.”

“One of the best trial lawyers in Georgia!”

“I trust Joyce to handle any business litigation matters that may arise for my clients. She's a superstar in the field and in the Georgia Bar in general.”

“Joyce is a passionate and hard-working attorney who goes the extra mile for her cases.”

Office location for Joyce Gist Lewis

One Atlantic Center, Suite 3250
1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 404-888-9700

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