Johnson & Ward is a small, specialized civil litigation boutique which has been a fixture in the Atlanta legal community for over 70 years, being the successor to Phillips & Johnson, founded in 1949. The firm’s practice over the ensuing five decades has focused primarily on civil litigation and general corporate services. Johnson & Ward is listed in AVVO, the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and has been AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for decades. Most of the firm’s clients are referred by other lawyers or former clients.


About us

Firm members have long been active in the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Atlanta Bar Association, have served in various official capacities in these organizations, and have lectured for numerous Bar related organizations, seminars and courses. For example, firm members assisted in the founding of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and have served as Presidents and Vice Presidents thereafter. Firm members have served as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chair of the Litigation Section and in other capacities with the Atlanta Bar Association.

The firm’s litigation practice concentrates on catastrophic wrongful death and personal injury claims, as well as disputes arising out of commercial, contract and business transactions. The firm’s litigation practice also focuses on federal and state employment law issues such as discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, as well as the enforcement or defense of severance agreements, restrictive covenants, such as non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure, and trade secrets. The non-litigation aspects of the firm’s practice concern general business and corporate work, including significant real estate, bankruptcy, probate, immigration, copyright, trademark and contract matters.

While the emphasis at Johnson & Ward is on the successful resolution of our clients’ problems, including the use of new developments in alternative dispute resolution, the most up-to-date technology, and current legal scholarship, there is also an old fashioned emphasis on collegiality and close client contact, which has manifested itself over the years in a satisfying law practice, and congenial, long-term relationships with our clients.