Page Pate

U.S. News Best Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021; “Superb” Rating on AVVO; “Super Lawyers” List 2008,
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

In 2000, Page Anthony Pate launched a trial practice that would eventually become Pate, Johnson & Church, LLC, an elite law firm dedicated to fighting for justice in criminal and civil cases in courtrooms across the country. Page passed away in September 2022 in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Page graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was consistently recognized as one of the school’s finest advocates. After graduation, Page worked at a few prominent law firms in Atlanta before starting the practice that would become Pate, Johnson & Church. Page later became an adjunct professor at Georgia Law teaching trial practice and litigation strategies.

For over 25 years, Page represented people in courts across the state of Georgia and the United States. Page won countless awards and recognition for his outstanding advocacy on behalf of others, including recognition as a “Super Lawyer” since 2008, a “Best Lawyer in America” by U.S. News, and a “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Page later became a trusted face and voice of reason on local and national media outlets, including CNN, 11Alive News, CBS46 News, WABE, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and others. Page was best known for giving his honest take and straightforward answers to some of the nation’s most pressing legal questions during one its most turbulent times.

Page was also a founding member of the Georgia Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to seeking justice for the wrongfully convicted. He was a member of the Federal and Atlanta Bar Associations, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and numerous other organizations dedicated to advancing justice and the legal profession. Page gave back to countless other causes as part of a broader effort to leave the world a better place than he found it. He believed in serving others, and that is clearly reflected in his life’s work, work that will live on through his partners and his staff at Pate, Johnson & Church.


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