Like most people, I never thought I would be in need of a criminal defense attorney. Unfortunately that day came when I needed one for my son. I had no idea who to call or what to do. Luckily, I was referred to Tom Church. I called Tom Church late on a Sunday night and he immediately returned my call. He explained what was going to happen, what he was going to do and what I needed to do to help. Tom was there through every step of a very frustrating and drawn-out process. He would always take my call and provide updates and discuss options. If anyone has ever had to deal with Fulton County, then you will understand how frustrating the process and system can be. I greatly appreciated Tom’s tenacity with which he worked to get my son released and then ultimately, his case dismissed! Because of Tom Church, my son has his life back and has been able to put this awful chapter behind him
There are no words for how thankful I am for Mr. Church. A few years ago, my brother found himself in legal trouble on a federal level. We live in New York and at first I was a bit skeptical about him choosing a firm based in Georgia to represent him. I thought with the seriousness of his charges that maybe his case wouldn’t get the attention it needed from that far away. Mr. Church proved me wrong in every way. I know there was a challenge with the height of the COVID-19 pandemic going on at the same time. Court was pushed back many times. Throughout the two and a half years, Mr. Church always kept in contact with my brother and kept him updated on his case. My brother is Autistic and Mr. Church not only provided excellent service as an attorney in his case, but he really helped give my brother the tools to help him manage his Autism and overall mental health going forward in his life. For that, I am extremely grateful. In terms of my brother’s case, he was facing very serious federal charges that almost guaranteed jail time. I was terrified of my brother being put in prison with him being Autistic and being such a kind and trusting person. He may have made mistakes, but my brother is by all means no vicious criminal. My whole family was anxious those two and half years, not knowing what would happen to him. Thankfully, he was on house arrest the whole time awaiting the courts final judgement. When the Judge made his final ruling, I breathed a sigh a relief for the first time in those two and a half years. My brother, thanks to all the work Mr. Church put in, along with my brother’s dedication to making things right, was sentenced to 5 years probation. This was a miracle, as I mentioned with his charges it seemed like some kind of prison time was guaranteed. Mr. Church helped my brother legally, but he also helped my family finally breathe a sigh of relief. As I’ve said, he put my brother on an excellent path to helping himself navigate his Autism and mental health that will have such a good impact on his future. On another note, I thought for sure that most lawyers were fake and in it for the money. Mr. Church has got to be the nicest and most compassionate lawyer I have ever met. He treated my brother and our family like dear friends rather than merely a client. He is truly a wonderful man. If you want anyone representing you, it is definitely him. He is not just representing his clients, for some he is giving hope and changing their lives for the better. This was definitely the case for my brother. I hope life brings Mr. Church many blessings for the work he does for others. It might sound cheesy, but I thank God that my brother went to Church!!!
I will be eternally grateful to Tom Church in obtaining a Not Guilty verdict in my husband’s fight against a false allegation that led to his arrest and ultimately a criminal trial two years later. Tom helped us every step of the way during our long fight for justice. He responded quickly and thoughtfully to all of our questions and concerns. He never gave us a false hope, but gave us a clear understanding of the legal process and what to expect each step of the way. I would highly recommend The Church Law Firm to anyone fighting a criminal charge. Tom’s knowledge of the law, diligent efforts to prove my husband’s innocence, and the combination of his compassion and professionalism helped alleviate the burden of an extremely stressful time in our lives
If you need someone to fight for you, to truly stand by you, and if you need someone to come to your rescue who truly cares, then you need The Church Law Firm.
When I tell you that Tom Church is an amazing lawyer, my words would do no justice. Prepared, precise and perfection are just a few words to describe my experience. He was able to give me back my life after ten years of it being on hold. This law firm is by far the best and has the most well equipment/knowledgeable lawyers!! Thank you so much Tom Church!
It isn’t hyperbole to say that because of Tom Church I am here and able to write this review. Despite statistically facing near certain time in prison for my charges, he was able to successfully negotiate a probationary sentence. Not only was the outcome incredibly rare, but it was also achieved far from Tom’s home state. My case went long due to COVID related delays, and even in months where nothing was happening, he would get back immediately if I had any questions or concerns. I was also kept up to date with every milestone from arrest up until sentencing. Where Tom really stands out is on a personal level. From the beginning he was invested in my case, and helped support both myself and relatives over any concerns. If I had a good idea all I needed to do was ask and he would consider it. He has been a good friend the duration of the case and beyond. Criminal cases are often the worst times in a person’s life, it was for me. If I could give any advice to someone in a similar situation it would be to say your prayers and go to Church.
Attorney Thomas Church was the “Ray of Hope” that our family needed when we were struggling with how to get our son released from prison during the COVID-19 Pandemic. He was professional, knowledgeable, dedicated, and caring. He was in constant communication with us, the case was handled in a very timely manner, and he brought our son home! He made a stressful time a lot easier, which we greatly appreciated. We could not have found a better lawyer. Be Blessed and Thank You Mr. Church!
I am beyond satisfied with the work and fight Tom church put up for me to stay home with my family for the holidays ! If you want someone who’s gonna dedicate their time to give you the best result Tom church is the person your looking for, every time I lost hope he brought it back instantly he always stayed in contact with me through every step of the way and was always on top of everything . I will always recommend and go to Tom church there’s no one else I would put my trust in . He treated me as a family member not a client and he had my back like family . Thanks to him I will stay home and not miss anything thank you Tom church your the best.
I would like to thank Tom Church for helping me out during a time of severe distress and urgency. There is nothing scarier than being persecuted and besieged by people seeking to manipulate the authorities by making false claims against you. In my case, the intention was to ruin my reputation and put me behind bars. Tom was able to quickly shut down a brewing investigation in the sheriff’s department and at the DA level that was being fabricated on pure unadulterated lies. Than you, Mr. Church, for your assistance and advise on this serous matter.
This guy is awesome. If you’re looking for an attorney with some fight in him Tom is your guy. I recommend!
My husband reached out to Mr. Tom Church during a time of despair after his previous attorney failed to resolve important and pertinent items with his case. Mr. Church always demonstrated concern, professionalism and dedication to my husband’s case from the first meeting and consultation to the present. Mr. Church has a passion for doing what is right and at every step of the process has given thoughtful advice and encouragement. He has never wavered and is personally invested in the outcome as if he is the client. Our previous attorney was a disappointment and a mistake from the beginning. My husband’s time to serve was reduced after a motion was filed by Mr. Church which is extremely rare in cases such as ours. His tactics as a criminal defense attorney in the courtroom are impressive to say the least. If you desire an attorney, you can trust and depend upon in difficult situations Mr. Tom Church should be your first and only choice. Our family is truly grateful for the almost impossible outcome Mr. Church has accomplished in our behalf
Tom Church gave me my life back! I was convicted of a very serious crime almost four years ago that would have resulted in a lifelong hardship and very little chance of living a normal life of any kind. With little hope, I contacted Mr. Church to see if there was ANYTHING he could do to make my life just a little less painful. Without hesitation, he knew exactly how to handle my situation. Tom quickly wrote up a motion, set a hearing date, and successfully had my original conviction withdrawn and changed to a lesser charge. The new charge allowed me to have first offender, meaning after probation all charges would be expunged and my records sealed. Next, he filed a motion to have my probation sentence terminated early. Tom found a way to have my case heard virtually, even with the COVID restrictions. While in court, Tom knocked it out of the park. His outstanding work and line of questioning quickly convinced the judge to terminate my ten-year probation after serving less than four years. The judge and ADA were so impressed with his professionalism that they took a significant amount of time out of my hearing to personally thank him and even encouraged him to handle more cases in my county! Thanks to Tom I now have a promising future and a CLEAN RECORD. Tom answered every one of my emails promptly and truly cared about my case and my endless questions. Even after his work with me was done, Tom continued to help me with lingering issues that were far beyond the scope of our contract. You cannot do better than Tom Church if you find yourself in a hopeless legal situation. No need to keep searching for the right attorney, Tom is as good as it gets. He accomplished what seemed impossible, I can’t thank you enough for your diligence and dedication to my case.
Mr. Church is an outstanding lawyer. While I was incarcerated, my family hired him to file my 3582. It was professionally done and he stayed in touch with me throughout the entire process. The motion was a success and now I’m at home with my family and am preparing to see my children for the first time in 16 years. I highly recommend his services to anyone who is serious about getting their family members home to them.
Tom Church represented me in a civil matter. Because of COVID the process took almost two years. Mr. Church kept me up to date along the way. We finally got a hearing on Monday Feb 7th. Mr. Church was well prepared speaking with witness even on the Sunday before. Mr. Church went so far as to email me on the Friday before reassuring me and letting me know not to fret over the weekend. On Monday the 7th Mr. Church laid out my case so well that the State had nothing to say. My request was granted by the Judge. I want to thank Mr Church and his team for dealing with me over the past two years. If I could I would give Mr Church and his team 10 stars
Thomas Church provided legal representation for a dear friend of mine. After having a bad experience with a different lawyer from Atlanta who did not communicate, did not advocate for his client, and was only interested in money, Mr. Church and his team was a breath of fresh air. We made a call and within 12 hours he had done more for my friend than his previous lawyer had done in the past 3 years. He was open, honest, made sound legal advice, and actually followed up on information that was provided to him as evidence of innocence. Once retained he contacted the prosecutors to share the evidence who had never seen it before (due to the horrible initial attorney), appropriate paperwork was filed and all charges were dismissed as there were no findings of wrongdoing evident. What one poor attorney could not do in 3 years was cleared up in less than two months by Thomas Church and his team. He was honest, always available, and never promised more than he could deliver. I am glad that we found him and he took over this case, otherwise things may have turned out very differently for an innocent man. If you want a good, honest attorney that will work for you, this firm is for you. We will always be grateful.
Responsive, well-informed, reassuring and humble…those are the first words that pop into my head when I think about Tom Church. I hired Tom about two years ago to represent me in the process of getting removed from the requirements of the Georgia Sex Offender Registry. From day one, I felt completely at ease and was able to easily discuss things that I had really messed up in my past. Tom just took everything in and, after some research, we had a plan of action. There were decisions to be made along the way, and Tom provided professional, well-informed advice. He was always prompt in getting back to me to answer any of my questions or concerns, and he always kept me in the loop, sometimes just reassuring me that everything was on-track and going as expected. I think one of the things that really stood out to me about Tom was his humility. He didn’t claim to know all the answers; he would admit that he needed to research something or discuss it with his colleagues. I felt that he truly desired to give me the very best representation….and I believe he did.
I have been trying to get relief from Registration requirements for a very long time. I have hired attorneys in the past but with no positive out come. All the attorneys seem to do was sell you on how they can help you and had no problem depositing your money right away! Good luck if you could even reach them if you had a question. Mr church ,his partners and staff where on there game. They had no problems answering my Questions and they went to battle for me without any hesitation. Most of the time I knew more about the law than most attorneys proclaimed. Mr church is very knowledgeable about the law and will fight tooth and nail for you! I am extremely happy with my positive out come and now i am able to have my life back. Thanks again to you Mr Church!!!!
During the process of my legal matter, Tom took the time to thoroughly explain what was needed to be done. He stated there maybe somethings we didn’t like to hear but he refused to leave any detail out of his explanation. I’ve never experienced a better lawyer. Tom was outstanding and I would recommend Pate & Johnson Law Firm to everyone.
I can honestly say I have received the best service and support from Tom Church. He did amazing work, fought for me, and was able to accomplish a compassionate release. I am super blessed and grateful for his assistance and for giving me another opportunity in life. He is very trustworthy, he told me what to expect each step of the way, and maintained constant communication. I highly recommend him, don’t hesitate to reach out and get help!
Thank you sir Mr Tom Church You are great and responsive as well as very responsible and keep your promises. We certainly appreciate your kind help. We recommend you whole heartedly.
Strong Recommendations for Thomas Church! Knowledgeable of the law, dedicated and outcome driven. Despite covid court shutdowns and a lot of hurdles, Mr. Church stayed true to his word long after many would’ve let the file fall to the wayside. He stayed on mission for over two years and in the end was successful. His work will make a long lasting difference for us.
Extremely professional and strategically manage your case. Tom Church was always available and provided sound counsel at every stage. They are the team to deal with.
Tom Church was compassionate and polite with my case and resolved it as quickly as the wheels of bureaucracy allowed, and to my advantage as well. Highly recommended.
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Recently we began searching for Law Firms having Federal Court qualified Defense Attorneys with expertise in Compassionate Release for the Incarcerated. Our internet research led us to Mr. Tom Church of Pate, Johnson and Church…a fortunate find for our family and son. During our initial phone conversation with Mr. Church, it was apparent that his staff had already completed preliminary research into our son’s severe health issues and the State of Wyoming Federal Court procedures. Mr. Church was well versed in Compassionate Release Pursuant to the new First Step Act legislation. Mr. Church’s calm demeanor, spot on analysis, ability to outline a path to a possible successful outcome, unhurried manner made us retain him on the spot. It was one of our best decisions ever. Mr. Church is a consummated professional with an uncanny understanding of the legal process. His written Motions and correspondence are well researched, analytical, logical and skillfully written. We are very impressed, extremely grateful, feeling very fortunate having his expertise and him in our corner. He kept us appraised of developments, emailed constantly with our son, returned all phone calls personally. He is a breath of fresh air in the judicial procedure jungle. Under his counsel we were successful. We are most appreciative and of course our son is beyond ecstatic. He can now receive proper care for his medical condition while protected from COVID-19. It is with pleasure we strongly recommend Attorney Tom Church of Pate, Johnson and Church for criminal legal proceedings that may have arisen in your life.
38 months ago our son was charged with sexual assault with very unusual circumstances not exactly as charged. Mr. Church with assistance from Mr Pate became very actively involved and it was resolved with satisfactory results for all. Mr Church NEVER failed to immediately reply to our phone calls, emails and texts immediately I would strongly recommend this firm and Tom Church.
A HUGE thank you to Tom Church and the entire staff at Pate & Johnson…they are amazing! Tom was always prompt and responsive to answer any of our questions or concerns, of which we had many. He was kind, patient and reassuring every step of the way. There were decisions to be made, and Tom provided professional, well-informed advice. Admittedly, we were nervous about going to court, but as soon as Tom arrived, he was easily able to calm our nerves and prepare us for the proceedings. We would highly recommend Pate & Johnson, and particularly Tom Church, to anyone seeking a knowledgeable, caring and professional attorney.
My experience with this law firm is one of gratitude Page Pate and Tom Church are most Trustworthy people I have meet. They break down the law making me understanding exactly what they are doing and explain the good and the bad. I was never misled by Pate and Church, instead I was educated not intimidated I was told each step of way what to expect and they are always in constant communication with me. My calls were answered timely. In short I can sincerely say that I have received the best services and support from Pate and Tom. Page Pate and Tom Church team is best criminal defense lawyers you will fine I highly recommend Pate Johnson & Church firm.
I have never had dealings with a law firm before, but the law firm of Pate, Johnson and Church, and Tomas church in particular, put me at ease immediately and the entire experience exceeded my expectations. Mr. Church always responded to my communications immediately and in such a way that it was easy to understand. He was compassionate and respectful and went above and beyond his professional duties to make me feel comfortable. I give them my highest unqualified recommendation and would definitely use this law firm for any future legal matters that I may have.
I can honestly say I’m glad I chose, Pate, Johnson & Church law firm. Tom I really appreciate the support from you throughout my case, thank you for the countless calls and messages. You were very professional, no matter when I needed you, Tom you were there, I will recommend you all to anyone.
Our family worked with Jess Johnson & Tom Church on a federal compassionate release motion for my elderly father. They are ultra professional, compassionate and they or their staff were always available to answer questions – they followed up with status updates promptly and courteously. There was no comparison in the level of service compared to prior lawyers my family has hired – we had such a peace of mind knowing they were working on things behind the scenes for us. They are top tier! I would give them 10 stars if I could and am deeply grateful for the persistent work they did for my father and family. We will forever be thankful to them! Do not ever hesitate to contact them and hire them to battle for your family, as they are more than highly qualified, honest and worth every penny! Thank you Tom & Jess so much!!!
Words cannot express the appreciation I have towards Mr. Church and the Pate, Johnson & Church law firm. Unfortunately, this was not my original law firm. I had been advised by my original lawyer to take a guilty plea deal even though I was innocent. Two days before my hearing I reached out to Pate, Johnson & Church for assistance. After talking to Mr. Church I felt a ray of hope. Mr. Church actually listened to me and what had happened. He was able to review my case and within 24 hours informed me that the case against me had been mishandled. Within two months I went from possibly going to jail, or a lifetime being as a convicted felon to having the case dismissed and looking at possible retribution against the individuals and organizations that had accused me of a crime I had not committed. There are a lot of law firms out there that simply want your money and could care less about the end result, Pate, Johnson & Church are not one of those. They listened to me, fought for me, and in the end the case was dismissed. I would highly recommend using Pate, Johnson & Church as your law firm.
Tom Church from day one was top class. In a very stressful and unfamiliar time he offered quality guidance to myself and family. He was always available to speak with us and made us feel we were a top priority. I would strongly recommend his service to anyone.
Mr. Church was our attorney and he was very professional, he was very trustworthy, his communication was always in a timely manner, and he showed up to court completely prepared for anything. Mr. Church won us our case and in the future if we need a lawyer we will definitely go back to him.
I would hire Tom Church time and time again, as I will also recommend anyone that needs a great attorney to Pate, Johnson & Church. Tom fights hard for his clients and knows what he is doing. Thank you for everything, and look forward to doing more business with this firm in the future.
Mr. Church handled an emergent situation for us. He was kind, very professional, accessible and got us a quick result. I highly recommend him.
Thomas handled my case knowledgeably and professionally, and I can’t thank him enough for his work. After our first meeting, I already felt like the outcome of my case was guaranteed, and he still managed to exceed my expectations. You are absolutely in the best hands with Thomas Church representing you.