JOHNSON & FREEMAN, LLC was founded in 1994 by Horace J. Johnson, Jr. and Ronald J. Freeman, Sr. In 1999, Patrise Perkins Hooker merged her commercial real estate practice, and the firm was later renamed Johnson Freeman & Perkins-Hooker. During that time, the firm-maintained offices in Midtown Atlanta and Covington Georgia. Since its’ inception, the firm has celebrated 28 years of legal service to the business and governmental communities. Our staff remains true to the high standards set by the founders of commitment to integrity, and the provision of the highest level of legal services to our clients.
Adherence to these principles allows the firm to build a sterling reputation in the legal profession as evidenced by the elevation of founding partner, Horace J. Johnson, Jr., to the Newton County Superior Court bench in 2002, and the naming of the other founding partner, Ronald J. Freeman, Sr., as a “Georgia Super Lawyer” for the year 2004 and successor years. Mr. Freeman has also received the designation of a “Georgia Legal Elite” since 2003. In 2018, Attorney Freeman was recognized as a “Top Georgia Business Lawyer” by his peers. In 2019, Attorney Freeman was recognized as a “Top Business Lawyer” Nationally by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation. In 2001, Patrise Perkins-Hooker left the firm to pursue other professional endeavors including serving as the General Counsel for the Atlanta Beltline, State Bar President of Georgia (First African American to serve in this role) and as the Fulton County Attorney. In 2020, Horace J. Johnson, Jr. passed due to COVID related causes and later that year, the Newton County Courthouse was renamed the Horace J. Johnson, Jr. Justice Center. In 2021, Patrise Perkins Hooker rejoined the firm as its Administrative Partner and head of the Commercial and Transactional Practice Group.
JOHNSON & FREEMAN is Georgia’s premiere minority-owned business litigation firm with an office in Historic Union City and South Fulton . The firm has in excess of 100 years of practice experience among its lawyers. We offer our clients expertise in the areas of corporate law; business litigation; governmental law; construction law; labor and employment; estate planning; real estate and land use. We represent a wide spectrum of clients from governments, financial and religious institutions to educational institutions and small businesses to individuals.
Known for our Civil Litigation Practice, JOHNSON & FREEMAN provides counsel to institutions and individuals in commercial and contract disputes. The general litigation group has substantial experience in arbitration and administrative proceedings before boards and agencies of all levels. Our attorneys are routinely requested to provide co-representation in cases of public interest.
JOHNSON & FREEMAN has joint ventures with the law firms of Holland and Knight, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Fellows LaBriola, LLP, McGuire Woods, and Shulman Rogers, et al. in Washington DC. Success with these ventures positions us to attract corporate clients seeking to answer the call for diversity in legal representation. These joint venture relationships have proven to be beneficial to the client, the industry, and the members of the firm. JFLLC routinely partners with other domestic and international firms to provide business representation on governmental and private sector projects and transactions.
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More than 26 years of service gives Johnson & Freeman with the experience, reputation, resources, and vision to serve clients’ dynamic needs.
Johnson & Freeman brings more than 85 years of litigation, negotiation, and strategy to support our clients. Our team of attorneys offer a wealth of experience, unique set of skills and diverse solutions that extend far beyond our practice areas.
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