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R. Keegan Federal Jr.

R. Keegan Federal Jr.

also known as Keegan Federal, Robert Keegan Federal, Jr.

About me

As a former Superior Court Judge, and the father of a daughter with a traumatic brain injury, I know both the professional and the personal difficulties of dealing with catastrophic injuries. Because of her injury, I have devoted my practice to representing people in that same situation, and I am committed to obtaining the maximum recovery possible for my clients, in order to provide them with a higher quality of life for many years into the future.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Brain Injury: 50%
    26 years, 100 cases
  2. Arbitration: 25%
    32 years, 100 cases
  3. Mediation: 25%
    32 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($385-535/hour), contingent (15-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeannine Marie Lowery

    R. Keegan Federal Jr. is an outstanding trial attorney and a gifted mediator/arbitrator. He is the one you need to use if you have a tough case that seems unlikely to settle.


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    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse R. Federal. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Federal Firm, LLC

750 Hammond Drive
Building 12 Suite 200
Atlanta, GA, 30328


GAActive Member in Good Standing 196601/14/2016
DCInactive 198605/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Georgia "Superlawyer" (Top 5%)Georgia Lawyers and Judges2014
Georgia "Superlawyer" (Top 5%)Georgia Lawyers and Judges2013
Georgia "Superlawyer" (Top 5%)Georgia Lawyers and Judges2012
Lifetime Achievement AwardACLU of Georgia2012
Georgia "Superlawyer" (Top 5%)Georgia Lawyers and Judges2011
Georgia "Superlawyer" (Top 5%)Georgia Lawyers and Judges2010
Georgia "Superlawyer" (Top 5%)Georgia Lawyers and Judges2009
Georgia "Superlawyer" (Top 5% statewide)Georgia Lawyers and Judges2008
"Top Georgia Lawyers"Atlanta Magazine2007
"The Best Lawyers in America"Peers2007
Bar Register of Preeminent AttorneysMartindale-Hubbell2007
Georgia "SuperLawyer" (Top 5% statewide)Georgia Lawyers and Judges2007
"The Best Lawyers in America"Peers2006
Georgia "SuperLawyer" (Top 5% statewide)Georgia Lawyers and Judges2006
Georgia "Superlawyer" (Top 5% statewide)Georgia Lawyers and Judges2005
Outstanding Young People of AtlantaTOYPA1978
Bronze StarUnited States Army1970
American Jurisprudence Award (1st in Labor Class)Emory University School of Law1966
American Jurisprudence Award (1st in Advocacy Class)Emory University School of Law1965
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Mediator/ArbitratorMiles Mediation, Inc.2014 - Present
AttorneyThe Federal Firm, LLC2013 - Present
Senior PartnerFederal & Hasson, LLP2008 - Present
Owner & Senior PartnerKeegan Federal & Associates1987 - 2007
Lead Trial Counsel for Atlanta Journal-Constitution & WSB-TVDow Lohnes1984 - 1987
Adjunct ProfessorEmory University School of Law1978 - 1984
JudgeSuperior Court of DeKalb Co, Georgia1977 - 1984
AttorneyOrr & Federal1972 - 1976
AttorneyNall Miller & Cadenhead1970 - 1972
Lieutenant/Defense CounselU.S. Army1968 - 1970
AttorneyShoob McLain & Jessee1966 - 1968
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Carter Presidential CenterBoard of Councilors2011 - Present
Georgia Academy of Mediators and ArbitratorsMember2009 - Present
Hispanic Contractors Assn of GeorgiaChairman, Board of Directors2009 - 2011
Georgia Hispanic Chamber of CommerceParliamentarian, Board of Directors2008 - Present
Hispanic Contractors Assn of GAMember, Board of Directors2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
GA Hispanic Chamber of CommerceMember2004 - Present
Georgia Hispanic Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Georgia Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund CommissionBoard of Advisors2003 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident's Club2000 - 2001
Brain Injury Assn of GeorgiaBoard of Directors2000 - 2004
Brain Injury Family Assistance CenterChairman, Board of Directors1998 - 2003
Brain Injury Assn of GeorgiaBoard of Directors1991 - 1997
Atlanta Bar AssociationTreasurer, Board of Directors1986 - 1994
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1985 - 2006
Leadership AtlantaBoard of Trustees1984 - 1990
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1984 - Present
Georgia Vietnam Veterans Leadership ProgramState Chairman1982 - 1986
Leadership AtlantaPrograms Chair1980 - 1982
Judicial Division, American Bar AssociationState Delegate, Superior Courts of Georgia1980 - 1984
Council of Superior Court JudgesMember1977 - 1984
Atlanta Bar AssociationChair, Atlanta Public Schools' Summer Law Institute1974 - 1977
Nat'l Commission on Criminal Justice Standards $ GoalsChairman, Private Security Task Force, Comm on Gov't Regulation1972 - 1974
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1966 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Goldstein and Verbitsky vs BudellWon new trial on appeal.
Smith v ManghamWon new trial for Client.
Hammer vs Bank of AmericaWon $ 2+ Million arbitration award.
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Publication nameTitleDate
CasebookAvoiding Liability in Premises Security1989
CasebookAvoiding Liability in Hotel Security1987
CasebookAvoiding Liability in Retail Security1986
PeriodicalPrivate Security Case Law Reporter1982
TextbookLegal Aspects of Private Security1981
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1966
Emory UniversityLawA.B. in Law1965
Georgia State University, MBA programInsurance LawN/AN/A
Loyola University New OrleansPhilosophyN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar Seminar"Handling Brain Injury Cases"2008
Trial Lawyers SeminarBrain Injury Litigation2007
Legal/Medical Issues in TBICreating a TBI Family Assistance Program2002
NumerousLitigation, especially Brain Injury1995
NumerousPrivate Security Law1990