A Civil Rights Practice
Results. Our job is to identify your issue and deliver a solution. What sets us apart from other law firms is our track record. A boutique civil rights practice, our Atlanta First Amendment lawyers developed our expertise over years of helping restaurants, nightclubs and other businesses reach their goals. We also lend our skills to individuals facing discrimination. Using experience, intelligence and pragmatism, we get excellent results for our clients.
Efficiency. Clients want quick answers. So we have pioneered a billing format that rewards speedy results, not protracted litigation. By offering “value billing” rather than hourly billing, we customize fee arrangements to fit client expectations. We also offer flat fees. Our performance-based fee structures and state-of-the-art research and case-management systems help us solve matters efficiently.
Dedication. In our mission statement we put the client first. This is why messages received during business hours are answered before the sun sets. E-mails are promptly returned. And clients are updated with phone calls and detailed summaries — not hourly bills. It is the dedication of our Atlanta First Amendment attorneys that makes delivering superb service come naturally.
My passion for representing the underdog has lead us to broaden our practice niche slightly: For the past several years, in addition to representing businesses, we have represented individuals who have suffered civil rights violations. The cases are hard. But that aspect only makes winning (i.e., achieving client satisfaction) that much more meaningful.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1997||07/25/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|ABA Journal Blawg 100||American Bar Association||2007|
|14 Under 40 On The Rise||Fulton County Daily Report||2006|
|Managing Partner||Cook Youngelson & Wiggins||2001 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Member||2011 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of Atlanta||Member||2009 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2004 - Present|
|Atlanta Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|First Amendment Lawyers Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Administrative Law and Regulatory Section, Beverage Alcohol Practice Committee||Chairperson||2006 - 2010|
|Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice||Contributing Writer - Beverage Alcohol Practice||2009|
|Encyclopedia of the First Amendment||Contributing Essayist||2008|
|e-Commerce Law & Strategy Newsletter||Wine Online||2008|
|Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice||Contributing Writer - Beverage Alcohol Practice||2007|
|Mother Jones||Dead as a Dildo||2006|
|Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice||Contributing Writer - Beverage Alcohol Practice||2005|
|Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice||Contributing Writer - Beverage Alcohol Practice||2003|
|Mississippi College School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of Florida||BS - Bachelor of Science||1993|
|First Amendment Lawyers Association||Prior Restraints -- An Update||2011|
|First Amendment Lawyers Association||Prior Restraints -- An Update||2010|
|First Amendment Lawyers Association||Prior Restraints -- An Update||2009|
|Adult Entertainment Expo||Emerging Issues in Adult Entertainment Law||2009|
|CLE Luncheon||The Other Side of Entertainment||2005|
|Curves, LLC v. Spalding County, 569 F. Supp. 2d 1305 (N.D. Ga. 2007)||preliminary injunction granted|
|Freese v. Regions Bank, N.A., 284 Ga. App. 717 (2007)||Appeal lost|
|This That and The Other Gift & Tobacco, Inc. v. Cobb County, 439 F.3d 1275 (11th Cir. 2006)||Reversal|
|Central Avenue, Inc. v. City of Charlotte, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68074, (W.D. N.C. Sept. 6, 2006)|
|For Your Eyes Alone, Inc. v. City of Columbus, 281 F.3d 1209 (11th Cir. 2002)||Appeal won|
Posted by John Cornetta
Wed Oct 01 2008