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Tough, experienced trial lawyers ready to fight back to protect our clients.

Our firm exists to help people successfully navigate serious legal challenges. For over 20 years, we have defended people charged with serious crimes and helped whistleblowers who have reported corporate fraud recover substantial rewards.

The people who work at this firm come from different backgrounds, but we all share four core principals that guide our work every day:

1. We always tell you the truth – We stay in close touch with our clients and their families, answer all of their questions, and tell them the honest truth about their case.

2. We finish the case strong – We don’t quit on our clients. We keep working until we have done everything we can possibly do to finish the case successfully, no matter how long that may take.

3. We work from the heart – We treat people like we would want to be treated, and we give each client the personal attention they deserve.



Page Pate - Attorney - Pate, Johnson & Church

Senior Trial Attorney

Page Pate

Page Pate is one of the best trial lawyers in the United States with over 25 years of experience in criminal defense and civil litigation.


Jess Johnson - Attorney - Pate, Johnson & Church

Trial Attorney

Jess Johnson

Recognized as a “Rising Star” in criminal defense and civil litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine for several years.


Thomas Church - Attorney - Pate, Johnson & Church

Trial Attorney

Thomas Church

Tom joined Pate & Johnson in 2017 after graduating with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law.