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James L. Paisley

Personal injury Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   15 reviews

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    40%
    James L. Paisley represents injured people through the litigation process to ensure their financial and legal needs are met by the perpetrators who injured them.

    17 years

  2. Personal injury
    40%
    James L. Paisley represents injured people through the litigation process to ensure their financial and legal needs are met by the perpetrators who injured them.

    17 years, 200 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    James Paisley has over a 99% success rate at getting traffic tickets dismissed or reduced so there are no points, your insurance company never finds out, and your record stays clean

    17 years, 5,000 cases

  4. Wrongful death
    10%
    James L. Paisley represents injured people through the litigation process to ensure their financial and legal needs are met by the perpetrators who injured them.

    17 years

James L. Paisley of is an Atlanta native who grew up in Marietta, GA. Paisley completed his undergraduate work at Georgia Tech, graduating with high honors, before going on to law school at Florida State University. Graduating near the top of his class, Paisley began his legal career as a public defender, which equipped him with a valuable perspective before he switched sides to become a state prosecutor. As a prosecutor litigating cases, Attorney Paisley familiarized himself with judges and formed relationships with some of the most experienced attorneys. During his time as a prosecutor, Attorney Paisley tried over fifty jury-trials against the most reputable attorneys.

Ultimately, Paisley wasn't meant to be a prosecutor as he found himself missing the client contact. Good people make honest mistakes and Paisley discovered his passion in providing these people with effective and affordable representation allowing them to get their lives back on track. He started his defense work again, focusing solely on traffic-related cases like DUI's and other citations.

Attorney Paisley started Paisley Law LLC Trial Lawyers in April 2010, and takes immense pride in the personal injury clients he represents, helping innocent victims earn back their quality of life.

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Licensed for 16 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/03/2022
State FL
Status Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact James

Paisley Law, LLC / PaisleyLaw.com
1720 Peachtree Road NW
Suite 332
Atlanta, GA, 30309

Reviews

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Posted by Amanda | June 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt and Honest
Paisley Law was my voice in my auto accident case. I was a passenger and they went to bat for me and made sure I was taken care of. Jim and Alex made sure I was getting the right treatment for my injuries and that I was getting better. And my family and I truly believe we could not have found a better firm than Paisley Law Firm.
Posted by John | April 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CDL Incident Solved
I am so pleased of the outcome of my improper lane change involving an accident. They got it reduced to a mudflap violation. Totally awesome firm to deal with, Thanks so much.
Posted by Baron | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service!!
Received the best outcome possible for two tickets I received. One for speeding and the other failure to maintain lane: Just paid the fine on the speeding and had the failure to maintain dismissed. Would highly recommend his services!
Posted by Richard | April 19, 2015
Traffic Fine
I would like to thank Mr. Paisley for taking caring of a traffic fine I got in the City of Atlanta. I spoke with Mr. Paisley about this fine and he took care of it for me. I enjoyed talking to Mr. Paisley about this and he took care of this fine for me. I didn't have to miss work, because he went to court for me, reduced the fine and no points on my MVR. I haven't had a traffic fine in 14 years and that helped as well. Thanks again Mr. Paisley, your are a excellent lawyer, sir!!! :)
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2014
Not from Atlanta? No problem.
I work with traffic defense attorneys on a regular basis; it's what I do. But I don't do it in Georgia. When my daughter called in a panic about an Atlanta traffic citation, I couldn't help her. This attorney and his practice resolved the citation in short order and it was practically painless. Now, I don't condone actions without consequences; but, when you are not familiar with a jurisdiction's laws and local rules you really need to find local representation. Excellent service; excellent result.
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Posted by Ellen | December 15, 2013
Answer to a prayer on my personal injury case
I was the victim of a hit and run. I did not have uninsured motorist coverage. That's usually a terrible combination. I was T - boned in Fulton County and the scum left me at the scene unable to move and desperate. I didn't remember hardly anything about the accident. Mr. Paisley called everyone on the accident report but nobody got the a_#holes license plate number. Mr. Paisley went to the extent of subpoenaing the camera footage from 3 businesses in the area and through that we were able to make out the person's license plate number. I'm thankful Mr. Paisley did this since the police even refused to do this. Mr. Paisley sent the footage and the findings to the police and they followed up with the owner of the vehicle and he admitted everything. Only because of Mr. Paisley's hard work was I able to get the recovery and deserved and my medical bills paid. He will always be the first lawyer I call when I need advice. I would only trust Mr, Paisley to handle a personal injury case for me.
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Posted by Javier | November 1, 2013
He worked harder and smarter and withou him I would not have won my personal injury case.
I was beside myself! 2 other lawyers would not take my injury case because it appeared that both myself and the other driver were equally at fault. When I spoke to other lawyers, I didn't feel like they were listening. Mr. Paisley listened and he truly believed what I was telling him. He got the accident report, and he kept asking me to re-tell him the scenario. I could see the motors going in his head, and finally he told me something didn't seem right about the case. He took the time to personally find the officer in my case and call him up. Come to find out, and I had no idea, the other driver was arrested at the scene for DUI. He was drunk, and this was not listed on the accident report. This broke open my injury case, and I was able to recover the maximum amount available because Mr. Paisley listened to me and took the time to help. He is my lawyer for life.
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Posted by Devin C | September 21, 2013
Excellent Attorney!
Thanks to Mr Paisley and his assistant Alex i am now back on the road with a valid DL. I had no clue how or where to start in getting my citations resolved. I live in California and the tickets i had were in Georgia it would have been EXTREMELY expensive to fly out and handle them my self. When i contacted Mr Paisley he assured me that he would help me take care of this and that was exactly what he did!
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2013
Speeding 120 in a 65, kept his license and only paid $300!
Three months before my boyfriend turned 21, he got a speeding ticket going 120 in a 65mph. Because he was under 21, we were told he would lose his license and possibly do some time in jail. I called 7 lawyers and offices. I was told the same thing over and over. Until I called Attorney Paisley. He was extremely understanding and knowledgeable. I remember he called the prosecutors by name and some of the judges. He told me he could make sure he kept his license by asking for a continuance until after he turned 21. He recommended my boyfriend do a defensive driving class, write an essay over it, and do 30 or more hours of community service before the court date. He did, and he kept his license, paid only $300 fine, and his ticket was reduced to 84 in a 65. No insurance increases! I was amazed by Attorney Paisley's work for us and absolutely thrilled with the outcome. I would recommend him to anyone dealing with any sort of traffic ticket.
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Posted by Fred G | April 18, 2013
Top Notch Attorney, that is more than fair and will represent your full interest
This attorney knew the law and exactly how to negotiate with the solicitor for a better than expected outcome. He is more than fair and handled this case with the upmost professionalism. I truly believe you would be hard pressed to find a better attorney.
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2012
What a great lawyer!
I was terrified over the implication with my license after I got a speed ticket in Atlanta, GA.. I am from California, and here we deal differently with traffic tickets. I looked up online and I found Mr. Paisley. I hired him in few min. after we had a short conversation. He represented me in court, and my case was dismissed. Mr. Paisley is an excellent attorney. Thank you.
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Posted by Missy | May 15, 2012
very knowledgable, and a gentleman
I hired James for a 2nd in 5 DUI and was terrified over the implications with my license and possible jail time. In addition i didn't recognize that i had other serious problems in my life. James knew the system so well he made sure I was never without my license. When the case finally went to court 2 years later, he found a technicality that resulted in the case being dismissed. I was not happy to "get off," but accepted this as a sign from God. He also help be get treatment for the issues I was going through and helped me get through that tough period without losing everything. Thank you so much James!
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Posted by Jeremy | October 24, 2011
A real freedom fighter!
My case was a special one. I forgot a had left my firearm in my bag when I went into a store in N. Georgia. I was stopped and investigated for nothing other than being a black man. They detained me and arrested me for no reason and then found the firearm in my bag. They couldn't charge me with anything else other than the weapon. Mr. Paisley files motions to throw the case out because I was searched without reason or cause. He won the motion for me and the case was dismissed. Thank you Mr. Paisley - you were a true blessing.
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Posted by Phil | April 11, 2010
Solid Attorney
Good man. He truly cares about his clients and calls me back whenver I had a question. A pleasure knowing him.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2009
Unbelievable Attorney!!!!
i was referred to this attorney for my criminal DUI case and most lawyers before told me I would be going to jail. Mr Paisley researched many legal issues, kept me informed, helped me learn a lot and finally he found a way to get most of the evidence thrown out. After the the judge threw the evidence out the prosecutor dropped the case. I would have lost my job, and my livlihood if it was not for this man.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Paisley Law, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Owner, Managing Partner
  • Paisley Law Group, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Hollander Law Office, PA
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Florida State Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Public Defender
  • Florida Public Defenders Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Legal Aid Of North Florida
  • 2005 - 2006
  • General Counsel
  • Children's Advocacy Center
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • March 2011 Aggravated Battery
  • Charges dismissed

Associations

  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Chairperson
  • 2013 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best of 2012
  • Creative Loafing
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Court of Appeals
  • State of Florida v. Jenkins
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (45)
Given (45)
Endorse James
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a smart, dedicated, and passionate attorney who genuinely cares about his clients. I know that if I send a client to James, I don't have to worry - they will be well taken care of. Highly recommend."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is an excellent attorney who cares a great deal about his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney in any area of the law."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James is a truly excellent attorney who is highly dedicated to his craft. He obtains excellent results for his clients. He has a high degree of skill in trial and always puts the clients best interest at the center of any matter he is associated with."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Paisley makes Matlock look weak. Excellent attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I was fortunate to meet Jim Paisley years ago when we had a mutual client. He is a great communicator, always up to date on the law. Jim is always willing to fight for his clients and take a case to trial. His clients are lucky to have him!"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James has a great devotion for his clients and has good knowledge of the legal system. He would be a credit to anyone's case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know James to be an outstanding lawyer. He is not only highly skilled, aggressive, and successful when it comes to helping his clients, but more importantly, he truly cares. He works closely with his clients to ensure that they obtain the justice they deserve. I am happy to endorse this attorney's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James is very good with personal injury cases. His knowledge of Georgia traffic laws is invaluable, especially where liability is an issue. I trust him and he cares about his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James' knowledge and experience in the field of DUI and traffic law contributes to his overall reputation as an excellent attorney in Atlanta. He works hard for his clients and represents each one with integrity and enthusiasm. I'm thankful to work with him in this community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jim for years and still go to him for complicated issues involving DUI or traffic violations. He has built an excellent reputation with prosecutors and judges and is very respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is dedicated attorney who fights for his clients. He has answered many of the questions I have had dealing with criminal cases. I have know him since college and he is one of the hardest working people I know."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is an extremely skilled, highly competent attorney. I do not hesitate to refer clients to James. He's a great lawyer and a good person."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Paisley is an outstanding attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. He has built great relationships with prosecutor and judges in the courts throughout metro Atlanta. I endorse Mr. Paisley."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a well-respected attorney in the community and fights hard for his clients. I happily endorse James."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Paisley is a passionate, aggressive and caring advocate for his clients. He is a skilled litigator and a great guy. You are in excellent hands with Jim Paisley!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A terrific lawyer and a terrific man! Jim really cares about his clients and that is why I do not hesitate to refer clients to him. Not only does he work hard, but he gets excellent results. I would not hesitate in hiring him for your case."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Atty. Paisley is an excellent attorney who works hard, fights for his clients and gets results! I highly recommend him!"
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