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Joel Maynard Baskin

Personal injury Attorney at Atlanta, GA

4.8   23 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1997
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About Joel

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Joel was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in northern Virginia in a suburb just outside of Washington. In a way, attorney Joel Baskin began learning how to be a lawyer before he ever stepped into the classroom. He remembers as a child wanting to carry his father’s briefcase to the courtroom and always asking lots of questions about the law. Joel watched his dad’s patience and preparedness at work and grew to greatly respect his father seeking justice and helping others. Growing up as the son of an attorney speaks volumes, not only about Joel’s innate understanding of the law but also of his deeply rooted passion for the practice of law and the positive impact he can have on other people’s lives.




He doesn’t rely on marketing himself to bring in cases, but instead, he relies on his good reputation, which he has earned over the last 25+ years of practicing law. Joel focuses on practicing personal injury and criminal defense, serving the entire Atlanta area from offices in Vinings and East Point.


Joel attended John Marshall Law School, earning his J.D. in 1996. Prior to that, he received his B.A. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) as an English major and history minor.


His commitment to clients and many years of experience make him a sincere and effective advocate. He prides himself on being accessible, seeing the importance of answering phone calls and messages in a timely manner. His dedication to his clients’ success drives him to always be well prepared and diligent in everything he does. Joel treats every client like they’re his last, meaning he works as though each and every case will define his legacy.


As a highly experienced personal injury lawyer, Joel represents clients throughout the state of Georgia who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of the negligence of others. Joel has represented clients who have been victims of tractor-trailer collisions and automobile accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, products liability, and dog bites.


Joel is married and has four children. Outside of the courtroom, Joel likes to spend his free time reading, swimming, skiing, and traveling with his family. He is also an avid fan of college and professional football as well as hockey.


Client's Choice 2018,2015
Client's Choice
2018 2015


Joel M. Baskin, P.C.
2675 Paces Ferry Road Suite 220
Atlanta, GA, 30339
Joel Maynard Baskin
2791 Main Street
East Point, GA, 30344
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  23 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kimberly | July 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Mr.Baskin told me that he would make sure I was takin care of and they did just that..All my questions was answered and all my concerns was address.i am very pleased.
Posted by Shunkesha | October 17, 2019
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Accident Case
Attorney Baskin and his Staff have kept me updated every step of the way. His associates have wonderful customer service and is very knowledgeable of what they are doing. I would recommend them to family and friends. I would also give them 100 stars if I could. Kim and Natasha are the Best!
Posted by Michael | May 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Big settlement from a car dealer.
My wife was test driving at a big name car dealership, when one of the dealerships people slammed into the back of her. Both my wife and my mother-in-law were in the car and suffered injuries. We were referred to him by a friend of ours, who took the case. A few months later, when all was said and done, they both got 5-figure checks in the settlement. We have since referred Joel to a number of friends and business associates. He has done a stellar job on each one. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Elijah | March 23, 2018
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Awesome Service
I was in a car accident in August of 2017 and solicited Mr. Baskin for his services. I was able to access him and his team when needed and received great service as well as a nice settlement. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer and wants the most for their money.
Posted by Waazeer | March 21, 2018
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Great at what he does !
Second time using Joel. Very effective at keeping me updated and handling my car injury cases . Would recommend him because he reprents me well and does what he says.
Posted by Alize | February 21, 2018
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Wonderful Attorney
I've heard good reviews on Mr.Baskin. I haven't hired Mr.Baskin for myself, but he has helped my mother, Rashonda Eady, and my Grandmother, Vivian Ruffin several times with their cases and they have won every last one ! Highly Recommended !
Posted by Nate Dingle | February 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A few years ago My Wife Tina Was T-Boned By a Drunk Driver;.. Joel and His Firm Made sure that My lovely and most precious darling was taken care of with the best Physicians Atlanta has to offer, his firms attention and timely service is nothing less than... Phenomenal............. Oh' By the way I forgot To Mention that the settlement he got me was more than enough to save my home from bankruptcy,foreclosure and i was able to replace the totaled vehicle and upgrade my current Lexus... How about that for Service... PHENOMENAL!!!!!!!!
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Posted by cindy | February 20, 2018
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Would highly recommend
We hired Joel for an automobile accident, he has been very attentive, in fact he gave me his cell number in case we had any concerns and needed to talk him, his office staff are always available and they keep you informed about the status of your case. We feel very confident in our choice of attorneys.
Posted by CCP | April 28, 2015
Professional on. Both sides of the aisle
Having known Joel on a professional bases, led to a personal bases. Joel handles his clients with the best possible knowledge and respect regardless of circumstances. He Has respect for Law EnforceKent and the job they do. Joel always tries to find the easiest way to make all parties save face. I have recommended friends to Joel and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Leah | April 27, 2015
An Attorney that truly cares for his clients!
I referred a friend to Joel that was in a horrible car accident that left her in ICU for 7 days after she was hit by a drunk driver. He was very helpful and compassionate in making a horrible situation a little easier. I have referred others to Joel and will continue to do so.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
I highly recommend Joel M. Baskin for outstanding legal representation
Joel recently represented me on a criminal case and he was the BEST lawyer I have ever hired! He has a great attitude! He demonstrated true compassion and concern for my case throughout the entire legal process. I would definitely recommend Joel M. Baskin to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney in Atlanta, GA!!!
Posted by PWMS | April 27, 2015
I was in a car accident December 2013 right before Christmas, my car was totaled. i suffered back injuries and face lacerations and didn't know where to turn, I contaced some of the attornieys shown on the television commercials and I was disappointed because i was never able to speak with the highly publicized attorney. It was then that I was introduced to Atty. Joel Baskin , which I found to be very personable,compassionate and an AWESOME ATTORNEYall about the business of assisiting me throughout my ordeal. He gave me Carte Blanche serviceby giving me his persoonal number to contact him at anytime which set my mind at ease. Bottom line he worked very hard on my behalf and consulted with me on all issues and financial decisions. I was very pleased with his services and trusted his decisions/legal knowledge made on my behal. I was very pleased with my settlement that we achieved together. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ATTORNEY JOEL M. BASKIN.
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Posted by Irma | April 27, 2015
Joel Baskin is a top notch lawyer
He was always professional, honest, courteous, and very knowledgeable. Joel Baskin helped me in a time of need. Thank you
Posted by Miguel | April 27, 2015
A Real Grinder
Joel Baskin has represented me on a personal injury case and he was always a professional, he never kept me guessing as to what was going on and I could always contact him if I had any concerns. Joel can be real anal when it comes to insurance companies not treating a client fairly Nevertheless, his tenacity worked in my favor. I would recommend Joel M. Baskin to all of my family and friends and anyone looking for an attorney that cares about his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
Needed a Good Attorney Fast.
I would highly recommend Joel Baskin! He spent a great deal of time working with me and was very helpful all the way to the end. He took care of everything and always answered any questions I had. He has a great attitude and treated me like family.
Posted by L Mullen | April 27, 2015
Best personal injury and criminal defense in town!
Joel and his staff are the best personal injury and criminal defense team in town. He is trustworthy, personable and he truly cares. Call him today.
Posted by Genieva | October 16, 2014
A lawyer who cares about his clients
I had a great experience with Joel. He was very knowledgeable and kept me informed about my case. I would recommend him to all of my friends and family. He is a lawyer that truly cares for his clients. Thank you Joel Baskin.
Posted by Al | March 5, 2014
Atlanta's Best Personal Injury Attorney
I refer everyone I know to Joel Baskin for personal injury cases and serious criminal defense. While his practice is busy, Joel takes a personal approach with each client. His staff provides prompt, professional, and friendly service. It is comforting to know that if I have an auto accident, fall, etc. I won't have to search for an attorney - I just have to call Joel and his staff.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2013
He will not disappoint!!!
Attorney Baskin was my personal injury attorney and he went above and beyond in handling my case. This was my first car accident but working with Mr. Baskin, the process was smooth from beginning to end. He is extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy, and readily available to speak with his clients. I have already referred several clients to Mr. Baskin and I will continue to use Mr. Baskin in the future.
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Posted by Jennifer | July 10, 2013
Treated me like family
A friend recommended Joel to us a couple weeks after we were involved in an accident in Atlanta the end of last year. Joel and his staff were really caring and understanding of our situation. We didn't even know if we had a case for sure before we contacted him, but after talking with Joel we were relieved to hear we might be able to eventually get some relief. Our medical costs had begun to add up and we were worried that we'd be stuck dealing with them forever! He's really personable, respectful, honest, smart... and was a great help to our family. Highly recommend him. If anything else, definitely give him a call and see for yourself how well he treats his clients.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)


  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • Atlanta Trial Lawyers Association
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  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
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  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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  • Atlanta Bar Association
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  • Cobb County Bar Association
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Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Awards
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • NHTSA's DUI & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course
  • NHTSA's DUI & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course - CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • Defense of a Personal Injury Case
  • Defense of a Personal Injury Case - CLE Attended
  • 2022
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury - CLE Attended
  • 2021
  • Georgia DUI Update
  • Georgia DUI Update - CLE Attended
  • 2021
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse Joel
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is an excellent attorney. He is ethical and highly knowledgeable. I refer all potential personal injury cases to Joel as I know he will handle the client's case with the utmost care."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joel for several years in the legal community in Atlanta. Joel is a successful and hardworking attorney in the personal injury area of practice. I have enjoyed getting to know him and look forward to working on some cases with him in the future."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joel and I have had the opportunity to work both as opposing counsel and as co-counsel. Joel is an extremely diligent lawyer and is dedicated to a successful outcome for his client. Joel will leave no stone unturned, and will go to bat for his client. Joel has an excellent reputation in the community as both a personal injury lawyer and a criminal defense lawyer. Joel gets very good results for his clients, and I highly recommend him. If I were in need of counsel, Joel is the first lawyer that I would turn to for advice and counsel."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joel is an outstanding trial attorney. His knowledge, professionalism and concern for his clients is well-known in the Georgia legal community. I highly endorse Joel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch defense lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joel for many years and consider him an excellent attorney and close friend. He is a zealous legal advocate and he gets great results. He is professional, experienced, hardworking and he really cares about his clients. I have seen his work firsthand and he has my strong endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hard-working - gets good results ."
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Atlanta Personal injury Lawyer Joel Maynard Baskin
Joel Maynard Baskin
Personal injury Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 26 years
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