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About Me

  My firm provides a unique combination of high-level skill and experience from representing hundreds of clients on complex and simple legal matters.  Reasonable, affordable fee structures are made possible by keeping my cost of doing business at an efficient level through technologies that conserve resources.  Clients and peers  consistently find my knowledge and execution combine to provide superior legal representation.  Construction law matters, other business matters, and arbitrator/mediator appointments are all competently and professionally handled in ways that win the admiration and respect of those I work for and those who refer my services.   


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas


  1. Construction & Development: 80%
    34 years, 750 cases
  2. Mediation: 10%
    27 years, 100 cases
  3. Arbitration: 10%
    34 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($200-340/hour)

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Judd S Nemiro

    I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the community.


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  • Jill L Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer. Very skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to the law.


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Contact Info

Richelo Law Group, LLC

8230 Grogans Ferry Road.
Atlanta, GA, 30350


GAActive Member in Good Standing 198109/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2014
Top Rated LawyerAmerican Lawyer Media2014
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013
Top Rated LawyerAmerican Lawyer Media2013
Certificate: General MediationGeorgia Office of Dispute Resolution2007
AV Preemient Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1991
Elected to TeamNational Moot Court Competition Team1980
Elected MemberMoot Court Board1980
Editorial Board MemberDuke Law Journal1980
N Joseph Rahall PrizeDuke University Political Science Department1978
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
CEORichelo Law Group, LLC2006 - Present
Managing PartnerRichelo Morrissey & Wright, PC1994 - 2006
AttorneyLaw Offices of Thomas Richelo1991 - 1993
Associate; PartnerPeterson Dillard Young Asselin Powell & Wilson1981 - 1991
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Arbitration AssociationPanel of Mediators2013 - Present
Georgia Utility Contractors AssociationAssociate Member2009 - Present
Habitat for HumanityVolunteer2006 - Present
Honduras Outreach, Inc.Group Leader and Mission Team Member2001 - 2008
Druid Hills Civic AssociationBoard Member2000 - 2003
American Arbitration AssociationPanel of Construction Arbitrators1984 - Present
American Bar Association: Litigation Section, Public Contract Law Section, Tort, Trial & Insurance Law Section, Forum Committee on the Construction IndustryMember1981 - Present
State Bar of Georgia; Dispute Resolution SectionMember1981 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association: Construction Law Section, Dispute Resolution Section, Small Firm/Sole Practitioner SectionMember1981 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Astra Group v. City of Lilburn, 286 Ga. App. 568 (2007)Won verdict and appeal of over $160,000 judgment that included client's attorneys' fees.
Hull v. Norcom, Inc., 750 F.2d 1547 (11th Cir. 1985)Won declaratory judgment of invalid arbitration agreement; forced settlement of six-figure recovery for client.
Akers Group International, Inc. v. Bank of Brewton, 66 F.3d 341 (11th Cir. 1995)Won appeal to reverse improperly granted summary judgment; obtained settlement of $625,000 for client.
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Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarApplying the Rules of Civil Procedure In Georgia2015
National Business Institute Seminar"Using a Mechanic's Lien to Get Your Money"2006
Half Moon Seminars, LLC"Construction Site Safety Issues"2005
Design/Build Contracting Handbook by Wiley Law PublicationsApplication of Design/Build to this Age of Technological Advancement"2001
National Business Institute Seminar"Georgia Construction Law: What Do You Do When . . .?""1996
ASHE and AHA Proceedings ManualThe Great Design and Construction Contracting Game1995
Associated General Contrators, Georgia Branch Mid-winter Meeting"Your Surety: His Responsibilities and Rights"1990
Associated General Contractors, Georgia Branch, Mid-Winter Meeting"Pay When Paid Clauses: Interpretation and Enforcement"1990
Mechanical Contractors Association of America HandbookConstruction Arbitration: Is It In Your Best Interest?1985
Handbook of Annual Conference, Mechanical Contractors Association of AmericaConstruction Arbitration1984
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawlaw1981
Duke UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Applying the Rules of Civil Procedure in GeorgiaCivil Procedure2015
Monthly MeetingBasics of Construction Law2012
Mid-winter Management ConferenceConstruction Law Developments2010
Mid-Winter Management ConferenceConstruction Opportunities from The Stimulus2009
General Contractor's Winter Management MeetingLessons of Construction Law Matters2002
Program on Outpatient FacilitiesContract Negotiation: Getting the Right Construction and Design Contracts1991
Symposium on Design-Build MethodDesign-Build in High Tech Projects1990