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Page Pate

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense 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 Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Appellate, Civil Rights, Employment & Labor: Employee
Attorney Profile

Page Pate is an accomplished trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience in criminal defense and civil litigation. He has a national practice and has represented people in federal district and circuit courts all across the country. He has also helped resolve international legal disputes in Great Britain, Ireland, The Bahamas, and Spain.

Page has been named to the list of Super Lawyers for the past 11 consecutive years. He is also listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News, and was recently named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Page is a founding member of the Georgia Innocence Project, and an active member of the Federal Bar Association, the National Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a Champion Member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Page previously served as a board member of the Federal Defender Program in Atlanta and was the Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. Page also served on the Judicial Selection and Tenure Committee of the Atlanta Bar Association, a committee that reviews judicial nominees and makes recommendations on potential judges.

Page is a regular contributor to local and national media on legal issues and high-profile trials. Page is a frequent guest on CNN and has appeared regularly on Fox News, 11 Alive News, CBS Atlanta, and Fox 5 Atlanta. Page has been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, and in many other national and local publications on constitutional law and other legal matters.

Page has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Georgia teaching law students litigation and trial strategies. Page graduated with honors from the University of Georgia’s Law School in 1994 and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Advocacy. While in law school, Page was the top advocate in several moot court competitions and was elected into the Order of Barristers. Page received his undergraduate degree from Georgia State University where he graduated with honors and was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa scholarship award for being in the top ten percent of his graduating class.

Page is a life-long resident of Georgia and divides his time between Atlanta and St. Simons Island. He and his wife Elizabeth have two sons who attend Glynn County public schools. Page is a longtime supporter of Heartbound Ministries (a group dedicated to improving the lives of Georgia inmates and their families), the Georgia Justice Project, and Ferst Readers (a childhood literacy project). Page is also very active in environmental advocacy efforts to protect Georgia’s coast and rivers.

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
  • 20%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Civil Rights
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Appeals, Whistleblower


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022

About Page Pate

First Admitted: 1994, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • Georgia State University, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship Award

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Founding Member, Georgia Innocence Project

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The Definitive Guide to the Most Distinguished Law Firms in America
  • RICO Defense Strategies Panel, RICO Law, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Board Member, Federal Defender Program, 2012 - 2015
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member, Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Chairman, Atlanta Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 2006 - 2007
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Georgia Trend Magazine as a member of "Georgia's Legal Elite", 2007 - 2012
  • Cum Laude, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Advocacy, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Board Member, Federal Defender Program in Atlanta
  • Order of Barristers

Industry Groups

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Georgia Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • “Page is always available by phone whenever I have a criminal law question that intersects with my practice. He has represented a few of my clients with criminal matters and they have always been pleased.”
  • “Page is probably one of the top criminal defense lawyers on the East Coast.”

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

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Office Location for Page Pate

101 Marietta St NW
Suite 3300
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-223-3310

Fax: 404-223-3392

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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