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Thomas Church

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 Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2017
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Appellate
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

A passionate trial attorney and a partner at the law firm of Pate, Johnson & Church LLC in Atlanta, Georgia, Thomas Church’s practice is based on a desire to help common people who are facing a federal or state criminal accusation or personal injury. He devises the most effective defense strategies for clients who are up against charges such as:

  • Assault, murder and battery
  • Theft and fraud
  • Child molestation and kidnapping
  • Gun charges and weapons offenses
  • Sex offenses and rape
  • White collar crimes
  • Drug trafficking and conspiracy 
  • Immigration offenses

Licensed to practice in Georgia since 2017, Mr. Church completed his Bachelor of Arts in sociology and history at Emory University in 2012. He earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law. While there, he was a part of the UGA Moot Court Team and Mock Trial Team and participated in a corporate litigation course with Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III.

Mr. Church functioned as a research assistant to professors Dan Coenen and Michael Wells and gained practical knowledge on constitutional law and litigation. He interned at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and worked with several other esteemed Atlanta law firms before partnering with Pate, Johnson & Church LLC. 

Backed by a track record of success, Mr. Church has obtained many dismissals on behalf of his clients facing complex criminal charges. Furthermore, he has filed multiple motions with courts seeking compassionate release for prison inmates across the U.S. for an early release during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over his time in practice, Mr. Church has gained many awards and recognitions from prestigious organizations. He was selected for inclusion in the Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers. For his early career accomplishments, he was listed in the “Ones to Watch” in America in 2021 by Best Lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Criminal Defense
  • 60%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20%Appellate
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Appeals


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023
Office Location for Thomas Church

101 Marietta St NW
Suite 3300
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-223-3310

Fax: 404-223-3392

Last Updated: 8/30/2022

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