5.0 stars 23 totalReview Page Pate
Posted by DRB
Page Pate is the right choice.
On July 1st 2009 I resigned from a 25 year law enforcement career in lieu of termination. I had reached an emotional breakdown creating a long running set of circumstances that went from negligence in my performance to the exposure of actions perceived to be criminal behavior. This brought humiliation to my agency and my family as these events became media worthy snowballing out of control. After several months I found myself on the opposite side of the criminal justice system I once championed. Although I never viewed my actions to be criminal, I had no trouble seeing how the Police Department could reach such a conclusion. In short, I felt responsible for the performance that brought such negative publicity to the Gwinnett County Police Department and had no desire to dispute charges which revolved around my inability to properly document my actions. I accepted their interpretation and did not seek legal counsel. This decision was against the advice of my family and proved to be a mistake. Fortunately for me, my family had been researching attorneys who specialize in representation of law enforcement officials.
In May of 2010 I found myself in the middle of an investigation that grown from a documentation issue to implications of serious criminal allegations. In March of 2011 I received notice that the Gwinnett County Police were seeking indictment for these serious allegations. It was at this time and at my family’s urging that II agreed to hire an attorney to protect my interest. My family members had long known the attorney they felt was suited for my situation and that attorney was Page Pate. I reviewed a long list of very impressive credentials and agreed to meet with Mr. Pate. Having had 25 years of exposure to court room procedures, I had an idea as to the character and demeanor I would hope to see in the person who would speak on my behalf and represent me. From the moment I met Mr. Pate I knew he met my every expectation. His persona was professional, knowledgeable and caring. He took the time to understand not only my point of view but each member of my family’s as well. He understood that I was not trying to avoid responsibilities for my actions but to ensure that I would be afforded a fair and just accounting. I felt no judgment from Mr. Pate while knowing his integrity would not be compromised. He showed compassion for my family and provided a confidence that brought self-assurance that I had someone in my corner.
In the courtroom Page Pate has a low key articulate demeanor that is respectful to the court and his counterparts while boldly defending his clients. For more than a year Page Pate delivered on every court appearance and his counsel was 100% accurate. He exceeded every expectation I could have hoped for in an attorney. It was the intention of the District Attorney’s Office and the Police Department that I would be incarcerated. Mr. Pate negotiated a plea that both sides could agree upon. I was not acquitted but feel I received a just outcome that allows me to accept responsibility for those things I was responsible for and not punished for those I was not. Page Pate earned every dime he was paid for my representation leaving me feeling like he actually deserved more. His credentials speak for themselves but if the voice of a person on the wrong end of the criminal justice system counts, he is the right choice.
Posted by Glen
When I had asked several people who was the best defense attorney in the State of Georgia, everyone recommended Page Pate. So I engaged Mr. Pate as my defense attorney. All the way through the process Mr. Pate and his staff were always very couteous and professional. I would recommend Mr. Pate for any legal issues you might have and if I would ever need an attorney I will hire Mr. Pate.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
After interviewing countless attorneys, my husband and I hired Mr. Pate's firm to defend against unfortunate and serious criminal charges brought against him in 2006. (He is a family practice physician in Northeast GA.) These charges not only threatened to end his medical career after 20+ years of training & experience, but shook the very foundation of our family itself. After a lengthy legal battle lasting almost 6-years, his case finally went to trial with proceedings lasting 3 days. After only a brief 25 minutes of deliberation, the jurors returned a NOT GUILTY verdict. Mr. Pate worked tirelessly, diligently, and professionally at all times, leaving no stone unturned. He always patiently & thoroughly answered our questions, returned our phone calls immediately, and offered us strength, honesty, and hope during very difficult days. While our family lost much sleep during those challenging years, we rested soundly knowing that Page Pate was our attorney. He made us feel as if he were fighting not only for my husband's career as a doctor, but whole-heartedly for our family every step of the way. My husband looks forward to many years of continuing to meet the needs of his patients in our community as he feels God has called him to do, and I as a wife and mother of 3 little ones can enjoy peace-of-mind as we look forward to brighter days ahead. Thank you, Mr. Pate!
Posted by PJ
I hired Mr. Pate's law firm on a recommendation after having dismissed another law firm who I did not believe was acting in my best interests... financially and legally. Something that is important to me is communication, especially concerning my family and business interests. To that effect, Mr. Pate was communicative and expressed sincerity in acting in my best interests. He returned calls promptly and never had me feel less than in my questioning of issues concerning my circumstance. End result: a potential case that could have blossomed into a full blown criminal legal case and an ensuing expensive trial, never got off the ground and all legal issues evaporated. What more is there to say. If I ever need legal representation again (hopefully I will not) I would not hesitate to use Mr. Pate's firm again!
Posted by a Gaming client
I am a member of a fraternal organization that was facing a serious federal charge that could have resulted in the loss of all of our assets including building and land. Further, it could have resulted in individuals facing felony charges. With Page's diligence and tenacity no individuals were charged and we were able to keep the bulk of our assets allowing us to continue as an organization. Page was very accessible when called with questions. I highly recommend Page to anyone needing his help.
Posted by Steven
With 7 felony counts & public defender =20 years. .......hired Mr.Page Pate, within 72 hours 6 felonies dropped, pled to 1 felony=12months .....best lawyer I have spent money on, will give u your money worth then some......call him. .........hire him.....
Posted by Danny Brantley
I am pleased to give my highest recommendation for Page to anyone in need of a Top Quality Professional Attorney who is totally committed to his clients interest, especially to those who have been accused of very serious crimes.
My son Matthew was falsely accused of hitting another person with a beer bottle down in Jones County, Ga., which resulted in Aggravated Assualt charges.
In the beginning Matt had a Public Defender representing him and it became very, very difficult to distinguish the prosecutor from the public defender who was constantly advising him to accept the plea-offer of 20 do 10.
around last September of 2010, Matt released the Public Defender in his case and it was very obvious the Proscecutor was highly irritated when Page Pate was hired to represent my son.
Since this case is still on going I will stop here for now, however It is good to know that Page Pate is incharge of my Son's defence now. Why doesn't the prosecution seem so eager any more? Thanks again Pate
Posted by a client
I was charged with several felonies and felt that, if convicted, my life would be over. The period between investigation until arrest was close to two years, then almost another year for indictment. I had representation from an attorney who had done much business-related work for me in the past, but after reflecting on it, decided this matter was beyond his capabilities. I contacted Page, who spent quite a bit of time during our initial phone conversation listening and offering his opinion regarding my case. I had decided to hire him before I even made the phone call, but I felt even better after our first face-to-face meeting. I left his office knowing that I had the best possible legal representation. After he received my file from the DA in the county in which I was charged, he immediately found problems with the case. In every phone call he gave me realistic expectations and possible outcomes. The best phone call was the one where he informed me that, after much back-and-forth with the DA, all charges had been dismissed before trial. I know every case is different, but I never even set foot in a courtroom because of Page's expert handling of my case. Page's reputation is well-deserved.
Posted by Matt
Without going into too many details about my case, I can tell you that I was extremely impressed at how Page was able to prove my innocense without hurting anyone in the process. This was a difficult situation to be in, I can tell you first hand! The delicacy, professionalism and ethical approach taken by him and his office was second to none. Throughout the process, I found myself becoming bitter with the "State" and the "alleged victum", wanting to change my situation from a "defensive to offensive" scenario. Page, was very good about explaining why this was not a good idea and helped to keep me on track with the overall objective. I am sure that Page probably doesn't want to get very "personal" with his "clients" but when someone does their job with the ethics that he demonstrated throughout my case, there is no way a life-long friendship cannot be established.
Posted by a Violent Crime client
When I went to trial we had motioned for discovery, unbeknown to us three days into the trial the prosecution entered into evidence a 600 page federal investigation and nearly 20 mini discs the state never turned over as evidence they had recorded from alleged victims and witnesses. Irate, Page swiftly acted after a Federal agent made incriminating statements under oath against me. By the end of the day Pate was able to review hours of mini discs and hundreds of pages with his team and was able to determine that the federal agent was falsifying information on the stand in order to win a conviction for the state and begin proceeding with Federal charges. I'll never forget the way Mr. Pate took the stage and began to examine the federal investigator "Agent _blah blah blah_ (sort of rhymes with that) you're an educated man, I see that you studied at _Insert Elite Ivy League School_ in _Major US City_. Impressive. Do you read a lot? Oh really! How often!? What was the last book you read!? Very interesting. Now, earlier today you made incriminating statements that you said you had collected during your investigation. Statements that could turn a young man who was 18 at the time of this alleged crime for up to life imprisonment. Now would you please turn to page 456 (not the exact page) and read from paragraph 3, fourth sentence? ..... As the agent testified directly from his statement evidence to the contrary Page throw his arms up and was like "HOW DARE YOU COME INTO THIS COURT ROOM!" "JUDGE! REMOVE THIS WITNESS!" Brilliant.
In all honesty I was shocked and concerned about my freedom after the agent made those statements and after seeing the prosecution produce loads of mini discs Pate have never seen. WHO USES MINI DISCS!? How would Pate ever sift through all this jargon in time!? Pate even sternly chastised me that this is my life on the line and I better not have been lying to him or withholding the truth. But Pate had it under control as he staunchly returned from his review. Never wavering, Pate commanded the court room swaying jurors who were ready to hang me and presenting evidence that ultimately persuaded the judge that the case against me was bogus and the judged dismissed this case by directed verdict for not guilty never having to go to the jury. Amazing. I think I lost hair that day though. Had it not been for Page Anthony Pate and his team representing me I have no doubt in my mind that the prosecution would have won over the jury with their bogus evidence and continued to maliciously prosecute me... even though the main "victim" came and exonerated me saying that I was not the offender and had been telling the detectives and prosecution for months that I was not involved as they had charged me.