5.0 stars 32 totalReview Page Pate
Posted by anonymous
In 11/15, the FBI broke down my front door, pointing weapons at me and my family. After a long while, the agents finally told me that an IP address linked a computer in my home to a child porn website. The agents stayed nearly four hours, searching through our electronic devices. After finding nothing, they took numerous items, with one agent promising to see me “sooner, rather than later.”
Even though no one in my family would do anything like what was being accused, and no one was charged with anything, I knew that I wasn’t going to sit around and wait. I immediately researched attorneys who specialized in these types of Federal cases, narrowing my choice between Pate and Johnson and another Atlanta area firm.
I contacted the latter firm first. When a representative called me, he had an unprofessional attitude. He asked me had I ever had any legal problems before, and when I answered that I’ve never even had a speeding ticket, he laughed and said, “I wish I could say that.” When I asked about the retainer cost, he told me that would be discussed when I met with the attorney. To me, this firm reminded me of buying a used car. I didn’t feel like I would have the best representation with them.
By contrast, the woman from Pate and Johnson was immensely professional. She had a calming demeanor and put me in touch with Mr. Jess Johnson. I knew when I talked with Mr. Johnson that I’d found my counsel. He was very upfront about everything, including the retainer.
Later that evening, Mr. Pate called me. Though it was a brief discussion, I felt at peace for the first time since the FBI came. I commented to Mr. Pate, “I assume you’re pretty good with these types of cases.” His response was that he was “the best.” The way he said it was not of arrogance, but of confidence, which was reassuring. At no time did Mr. Pate give me false hope, or “tell me what I wanted to hear.” This was what I wanted in an attorney.
I had asked Mr. Pate to handle everything and that, no offense, I wished to minimize our contact. This situation was devastating to me and my family, so the less I had to think about it, the better. I mention this because though I only contacted my attorneys a couple of times, they responded quickly and I got the impression that if I had needed more contact, they would have been available.
Throughout all, Mr. Pate kept me informed of developments in the case. I never got the impression that he was not on the case, working for me. When a judge made a decision in a case that may have impacted mine, he called me, which kept my spirits up.
In 09/16, Mr. Pate called me to let me know that he had spoken with the US Attorney and that due to recent court decisions and that no corroborating evidence had been found, the case was being dropped. He also assisted in the return of my seized property.
I’ve now learned that the government, with the flimsiest of evidence, can and will invade your home, damage your possessions, wreck your life, then move on. If this happens to you, you will need someone with experience in defending your constitutional rights. I firmly believe that even with the barest of evidence, the government would have proceeded with the case had I not been represented by an attorney of Mr. Pate’s caliber.
A final word-depending on your situation, you may have a bit of “sticker shock” at retaining quality legal counsel. As someone who spent nearly a year in hell, I can honestly say that the peace of mind that your case is being properly handled is worth every dime you spend on the retainer. Never once worry if my attorney was actually representing me, and considering my mental state during this, that was invaluable. Trust me, if you are in serious legal trouble, retaining Page Pate will remove a huge burden from you and allow you to have the clarity to focus on keeping your life together until your case is resolved.
Posted by Roberta Kologinczak
I contacted Page Pate to handle a drug case for my son. I did a lot of research before hiring him. I knew the day that I met him in his office, he would do everything he possibly could for my son. He was able to get my son's record expunged so he would be able to use the "safety" valve. Even though we did not get the outcome we hoped for (probation only), I do believe Page Pate did an excellent job. Instead of years in federal prison, he only received two months prison, two months house arrest, and two years probation. I highly recommend him. Thank you Page!!
Posted by anonymous
Page and his partner Jess worked tirelessly to get my case ready for trial. Because of their superior preparation (and I know it was superior because I began fighting these charges with other legal representation), I was offered a deal with no prison time. Page, Jess, and their staff are professional, reply promptly to emails and phone calls, and communicate well. My family and I will be forever grateful that Page took my case and helped me achieve an outcome that I could feel good about.
Posted by Kelly Spivey Wells
Page is an amazing, brilliant and exceptionally talented attorney. He represented me in a Whistleblower False Claims Act case which resulted in a $15M settlement with Z Gallerie, a major US furniture retailer who evaded paying antidumping duties to US Customs and Border Protection for many years. My award was a life changing $2.4 Million. Page has long standing, established relationships with the Department of Justice and knows exactly how to navigate the complicities of pursuing such a case with the government. The detailed and precise complaint he prepared and submitted to the US Department of Justice is one for the record books, truly amazing. The Government immediately took up the case with much enthusiasm. Page was engaged with the US Attorneys throughout the entire process. Words alone can not express the gratitude I have for Page Pate!
Posted by anonymous
After extensive research and telephone calls on the best attorney to handle my case, Page Pate was selected based upon his experience, knowledge, and respected reputation in the legal community. After watching his legal commentary on CNN, I knew that he could navigate the myriad of issues surrounding my circumstances. When I first met with him, he exhibited the ‘take charge’ attitude yet compassionate demeanor needed to handle my case. He attentively listened and prepared me for the upcoming months. He showed sincere concern for my and my family’s well-being during the tumultuous time. He was able to easily navigate the issues and vigorously defend me even in the face of pre-judgment. He understood that there is more to the story than some would have others believe. People constantly ask me for his contact information because they were impressed by his demeanor and courtroom style. He was the right man for the situation- hands down.
Posted by anonymous
After being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security for downloading child pornography on a family computer, I was charged with possession and receiving child pornography. Eventually we found out that no images or video of any kind were found on any computer, it seemed I was charged in an over abundance of caution because I was in the childcare industry. My first lawyer encouraged me to take a plea deal of 3 years in federal prison and a lifetime on the national sex offender registry, expecting it to be the easiest way out with minimal damages. However I was uncomfortable with this idea especially when no evidence was found and I felt I had done nothing wrong.
Mr. Pate took our case and immediately proved he had far more experience in the federal court system and trial than my first lawyer. Mr. Pate gave us the confidence to take this to trial and fight. After 20 months of being on house arrest, losing my career and my reputation in the community destroyed, my case was dismissed.
Working with Mr. Pate and his associate was the best decision we made involving this situation. He is confident in his ability and took a respectful and non-judgmental approach to my case. It wasn't always easy to hear what he had to say, but he told the blunt truth that we needed to hear. Preparing for trial was immensely stressful for my family and I, but I am grateful I had Mr. Pate by my side. A week before trial, as I am in his office and he is preparing me to take the witness stand, the prosecutor called his office and informed him my case had been dismissed.
We are confident we would have won the case at trial but relieved we didn't have to go through what would have been a nasty and stressful court battle. Mr. Pate knew exactly what to do and the approach to take for my defense. There was very little evidence in my case and the prosecutor knew this. The DA made the right decision to dismiss the case because he wouldn't have had a chance against Mr. Pate and his associate.
The biggest lesson my family, friends and I have learned from this horrible situation. Don't EVER talk to law enforcement without a lawyer present. This seems like common sense now, but at the time I felt I had nothing to hide. If you are ever in need of an attorney to represent you, Start with Mr. Pate. You will not find anyone better.
Thank you Mr. Pate for taking my side and fighting for me. We cannot thank you enough.
Posted by CKC
I hired Mr. Pate and his team (Mr. Johnson and Ms. Emily) at the onset of a public corruption investigation. I was alarmed by my initial visit from the authorities, however after my initial conversation with Mr. Pate, I knew I had an advocate, who would provide legal balance to the scales of justice, which are heavily weighted on the side of the prosecution.
Mr. Pate and his team worked tirelessly over a two year period to minimize my culpability in a complex case. If you are in need of a criminal attorney, you would be best served by giving Page and his outstand team a call. Hire an attorney, get a superb legal team!!!
Posted by Daniel
Almost 10 years have pass after that morning when I made the call to Page pate and ask him to evaluate my case, it was from all stand points a difficult situation and it would require a highly skilled and experienced attorney, especially when it comes to federal charges or violations defense, after analyzing it and carefully cover all angles he agreed to take my case, from that moment on he calculated the time and place to confront the U.S District Attorney.
The moment came, and for me it was a frightening one, but all my fears came to a halt, and a felling tranquility when thru my body when Page started to convey all aspects of my case, he did it with such an overpowering knowledge of the law that I think it set the pace of the hearing.
The day of the sentence arrive, and to all eyes with the exception of Page I was going to be expending the next 10 or 5 years in a federal prison, the court when on recess to have a meeting it lasted almost an hour, when judge the DA and Page return to the courtroom, Page approached me and give me the news, I was going on probation for 5 years, plus restitution since it was a fraud and embezzlement at a federal level.
There is a saying that you get what you pay for, and in my case it was money well spend I had the best of the best.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Pate, Mr. Johnson, and Emily worked very hard for me over the course of three and a half long years in a very complex drug case. Initially, my situation was seemingly hopeless and the best offer the DA had was for me was to serve 10 years in a Georgia state prison. I have some health issues and next to no street smarts and I was completely petrified of having to serve this very hard time. Mr. Pate and his team were very patient and compassionate with me throughout this dark time in my life and they always returned my emails and calls within 24 hours. I was so impressed with Mr. Pate’s professionalism, experience, legal connections, and sincere desire to get me the best outcome to my case as possible. He even accompanied me to Los Angeles twice in order to get my case transferred from the state to the federal level so that I would be able to serve much less and easier time. I was just sentenced to a year and a day in a minimum security federal prison camp and am very happy with this outcome. I highly recommend the Pate Law Firm to anyone who is in need of serious legal assistance and I will feel forever grateful to Mr. Pate and his team.
Posted by Vert
I was charged with two counts of violating Federal drug laws in the Middle District of Georgia. The charges consisted of a conspiracy charge and a possession with intent to distribute drugs. One count required a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years with the maximum sentence range of life. The second count required a maximum sentence ranges of twenty years. Upon finding out about these charges, I immediately prayed then researched Google for the best Federal attorney in the state of Georgia and thank God for Google! Google's search results produced Mr. Pate, who is truly blessed by God. I called his Law firm where I encountered via telephone one of the most respected ladies professionally ever: Ms. Emily Brooks, who is the paralegal for the Pate Law Firm. I explained my situation to her because Mr. Pate was in court elsewhere that day. Ms. Brooks stated Mr. Pate would contact me later on. True to her word Mr. Pate contacted me that day. Ms. Brooks has always exhibited wholesome and professional values to my family (especially my wife). It is noted that we have never met her but her attitude to help exceeded traditional standards. Now back to Mr. Pate, who prior to instructing me to turn myself in to the Federal government explained that he is well knowledgeable and experienced with the Federal law. Which is quite an understatement. When I finally met Mr. Pate at my bond hearing he exuded a sense of confidence that only God could give. Mr. Pate according to my family prayed with them. Mr. Pate explained to me our purpose of this hearing was not to seek a bond but knowledge about my case. He was up front that I would not be granted a bond but this information could possibly lead to winning the war. I must add this as well to further show the complexity of my case... This was my second Federal charge. Mr. Pate and his Law firm were fighting an uphill battle. Mr. Pate filed a motion to suppress the evidence which I felt was accurate and precise with current law. Then the Government responded with some alleged wiretaps from me that was not mentioned before to attempt to substantiate probable cause. Mr. Pate came and explained the dynamics of this issue to my case. Yet we proceeded to the hearing, and again Mr. Pate said we will gain knowledge to win the war verses attempting to win the motion to suppress hearing. Following the hearing Mr. Pate and I through God were showed the wiretaps being assigned to an unknown male not me. Mr. Pate aggressively pointed this out to the court that the agent was lying six months later the court decided against me. I have to mention the wealth of confusion that I prayed for regarding this case...I prayed that God utilizes Mr. Pate and expose the lies. First Mr. Pate sought out a favorable deal of two years which I refused, which was great considering I was a two time offender with the Federal Government. But my God intervened then the Government responded by offering me life. Be careful what you pray for...I asked for the lies to be exposed. So it went from hard to impossible. I will not suggest what I did next to anyone else...unless you are blessed by God like Mr. Pate and I were...we proceeded to trial. I asked Mr. Pate to fight for my life as if it was his. His response was Vert I will. I told him I will pray and God will deliver. Let's trust God. He agreed. God showed up because Mr. Pate and his firm (Mr. Jess Johnson included) researched the agent and presented only a God sent defense. Mr. Pate exposed the overly aggressive prosecuting of me due to my past through lying witnesses; the agent lying about his credentials and bolstering evidence. Mr. Pate also engaged the jurors attention while fighting my case. God utilized Mr. Pate to obtain two Not Guilty verdicts for me when both of my co defendants were found guilty of all counts. I walked out of the courthouse immediately with Mr. Pate upon acquittal! God sent! With God and Mr. Pate's law firm how can you go wrong! Blessed