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Joel S. Wadsworth

Joel S. Wadsworth

Practice areas:

Litigation, Securities Offerings, Real Estate, Business, Debt & Lending Agreements, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Public Finance & Tax Exempt Finance, Limited Liability Company (LLC)

About Me

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Litigation: 25%
    43 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Securities Offerings: 20%
    43 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Business: 15%
    43 years, 7.5 thousand cases
  4. Real Estate: 15%
    43 years, 15 thousand cases
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Suite 56-304
2625 Piedmont Rd., N.E.
Atlanta, GA, 30324

Joel S Wadsworth
2625 Piedmont Rd NE # 56-304
Atlanta, Georgia, 303243086




FLMember in Good Standing197208/17/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 197208/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Marquis Who's Who in Emerging LeadersMarquis Who's Who2000
Directory of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell1998
DesigneeMarquis Who's Who in American Law1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing MemberThe Wadsworth Firm PLLC1979 - Present
Senior AssociateJones Day Reavis & Pogue1971 - 1979


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Atlanta Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1987 - 1989
Atlanta Bar AssociationChairman, Real Estate Section, Two Terms1979 - 1982
Bar of the United States Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice1976 - Present
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitAdmitted to Practice1972 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitAdmitted to Practice1972 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Urbanek V KandellCase of first impression; Numerous cases as co-counsel and rewriting lender documents to avoid unintended liability
City of Fort Walton Beach Enterprise Zone and Industrial ParkAggressive use of tax advantages wirhout challenge by Internal Revenue Service.

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Publication NameTitleDate
National Association of Bond LawyersCreditors Rights in Bond Finance (Original and Update)2003


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of FloridalawJD with Honors1971

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Bond Lawyers WorkshopCreditor's Rights and Bondholders/ Trustees2002
Bond Lawyers WorkshopTaxable Registration Exempt Bonds1989
Bond Lawyers WorkshopTaxable Municipal Bonds and Incentives1988