5.0 stars 34 totalReview Page Pate
Posted by Wanda
First I must saw Thank You for the Outstanding job in representing my husband. I had no clue as to what we were up against with the charges that were presented in the case against my husband. Without hesitation you assured me that you will represent my husband and see this case til the end. Til the end you did with the end result being a Dismissal!!
I can not say Thank You enough.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Pate is a competent criminal defense lawyer and we highly recommend him to anyone who’s in some legal shambles. A beloved member of our family was extradited to the US on a federal charge. Without any knowledge of how the States judicial system works, it was obvious we need the help of an adept counselor. After intensive researches and painstaking interviews with many lawyers, Mr. Pate was our choice because not only of his confidence but his knowledge and professionalism. Mr. Pate was able to negotiate a very satisfactory deal for us in a short time, avoiding a possibility of 10 years or more in prisons. Words couldn’t describe how happy we were considering all the mental and physical exertion this mess put us through. I truly thank god for sending Mr. Pate to help us flight this criminal case. If it wasn’t for Mr. Pate we wouldn’t have our normal life back. If you want a lawyer that will flight for your freedom, it would be Mr. 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.