This history includes successfully litigating for the City of Atlanta, Fulton County, Henry County, DeKalb County, Jasper County, Liberty County, and Newton County.
As a minority-owned firm that knows the ins-and-outs of the procurement process, many of the largest law firms in the state have joint ventured with us on complex litigation issues. In one such situation, we worked with Holland & Knight to represent the City of Atlanta and Fulton County in litigation that involved the Atlanta Fulton County Water Resource Commission. The three-year project involved developing an equitable solution for city and county residents to share the usage and cost of water.
Our Governmental Law Group represents counties, municipalities and other governmental entities. Focus areas include ad valorem property tax appeals,; condemnation; procurement and construction; employment; insurance defense and self-insurance; and tort defense litigation. We also provide counsel in drafting of ordinances, charters, and laws concerning environmental issues.
In addition, in 2002, the City of Atlanta selected our firm, in conjunction with Kilpatrick Stockton, to assist the City’s law department on legal matters related to the $6.7 billion Hartsfield-Jackson Development Program—an unprecedented legal contract for the state of Georgia. This 10-year program includes the construction of the recently opened fifth runway, a new international terminal, enhanced road and rail access, additional parking facilities, and new rental car facilities. During this project, the City has recognized our firm for excellent legal support by awarding us with all types of achievement awards.
Johnson & Freeman, LLC is different from other legal firms in important ways. Instead of a one-size-fits-all service approach, we embark upon cases with a holistic approach. By doing this we achieve results that are in-line with your goals; we ensure that your legal problems do not reoccur; and we make prudent choices to minimize the legal costs and the ongoing economic impact to your business.