What Lawyers For Equal Justice does: 

Lawyers for Equal Justice (“L4EJ”) is an incubator program that provides a springboard for recent law school graduates to start innovative, socially conscious and sustainable law practices providing affordable legal services to low and moderate income clients.

L4EJ provides an 18-month program to help attorneys accelerate the launch of their solo practices in a range of practice areas. Attorneys who are selected by L4EJ to participate pay a participation fee and benefit from a collaborative office environment; a case referral program; practical resources including law practice management technology; and top-notch training, mentoring and business coaching.

L4EJ seeks to identify talented, public-interest minded and entrepreneurial lawyers who want to build innovative practices that “break the mold” to provide cost-effective services. L4EJ participants are chosen through a competitive selection process that includes a personal statement and interview. L4EJ accepts a group of up to 10 participants every November and June, with up to 30 participants total in the program at any time.  Watch our Facebook page for more information on applications 

L4EJ is not a law firm.  L4EJ and its staff do not exercise direct or indirect supervisory or managerial authority over the participating attorneys, and L4EJ does not share legal fees with the participating attorneys.  L4EJ is a community for individual, Georgia attorneys committed to serving people of modest economic means.  Each participating attorney operates his or her own, distinct and independent practice. No legal representation relationship exists in any way between L4EJ and any of the clients or prospective clients of the participating attorneys and/or between any user of this website and L4EJ or any of its affiliates.


Attorneys Participating in L4EJ: 

Please feel free to contact directly any of the attorneys participating in L4EJ for legal services.


Name: R. Mathias Bettendorf

Firm Name: The Bettendorf Firm, LLC

Practice Areas: Appeals, Civil Law, Criminal, DUI, Education, Expungement, Family and Juvenile

Phone: (470) 387-9222

Email: rbettendorf@l4ej.org

JoAnna Smith  
Name: JoAnna Smith
Firm Name: Anderson Rupani & Smith, LLC
Practice Area: Family 
Email: joanna@arsfamily.com
Phone: 404-480-2701
Website: www.arsfamily.com
Greg Clement
Name: Greg Clement
Firm Name: The Clement Law Firm, LLC Atlanta, GA
Practice Area: Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Other
Website: www.clementlawyer.com 
Email: greg@clementlawyer.com
Phone: 404-549-6600
Francis Dixon
Name: Francis Dixson
Firm Name: Dixson Law, LLC 
Practice Areas: Business and Corporate, Commercial, Contracts and Other
Phone: (678) 214-7700
Email: francis@dixsonlaw.com

Olga Gambini


Name: Olga Gambini
Firm Name: Gambini Law, LLC
Practice Area: Immigration, Bankruptcy 
Phone: (678) 926-8358
Email: olga@gambinilaw.com


Name: Esther Graff-Radford
Firm Name: Graff-Radford Law, LLC
Practice Area: Immigration and Landlord-Tenant
Phone: (470) 485-3373
Email: esther@graff-radford.com



Name: JB Hilliard
Firm Name: The Law Office of JB Hilliard, LLC
Practice Area: Business and Corporate, Contracts, Other, Power of Attorney, Probate, Trusts and Estates, Wills and Living Wills
Phone: 404-980-3135
Website: www.jblaw.biz

Narissa Jackson


Name: Narissa Jackson
Firm Name: Juitt-Jackson Law Firm, LLC Atlanta, GA
Practice Area: Divorce and Separation, Family, Marriage and Prenuptial
Phone: 678-252-9199
Email: njackson@juittjacksonlaw.com
Website: www.juittjacksonlaw.com


Name: Doug Hendy
Firm Name: Hendy Law, LLC
Practice Area: Criminal,Wills, Traffic, Landlord-tenant, DUI, Probate, Real Property
Phone: 404- 241- 5598

Name: Stephanie G Johnson


Firm Name: Stephanie G Johnson Legal LLC


Practice Areas: Criminal, DUI, Juvenile, and Personal Injury


Phone: (404) 946-3443


Email: legal@stephaniegjohnson.com 




Name: Hazel Langrin-Robertson
Firm Name: Langrin-Robertson Law, LLC Atlanta, GA
Practice Areas: Contracts, Juvenile (dependency), Real Estate, Wills 
Email: hazel@langrinrobertson.com
Phone: 678-242-9280



Name: Yesenia Muhammad
Firm Name: The Muhammad Law Firm
Practice Areas: Immigration, Business, Wills and Personal injury 
Phone: 770-363-6900



Name: Sasan Nematbakhsh
Firm Name: Nemat Law Firm
Practice Areas: Real Estate, Land Use, Construction
Phone: 770-285-8008


Name: Sheryl Olah
Firm Name: Olah Family Law, LLC
Practice Areas: Family and Probate.
Phone: (678) 389-9786
Email: solah@l4ej.org


Name: Jerry Parisi

Firm Name: The Parisi Law Firm, LLC

Practice Areas: Bankruptcy Chapter 13, Bankruptcy Chapter 7, Bankruptcy and Consumer Debt Collection

Phone: (404) 594-5130

Email: jerry@parisifirm.com


Meredith Permar


Name: Meredith Rainey Permar
Firm Name: Rainey Permar Law, LLC
Practice Areas: Divorce and Separation and Family
Email: meredith@raineypermarlaw.com
Phone: 404-631-6393
Website: www.raineypermarlaw.com 




Name: Ansley Sluss

Law Firm: Sluss Law, LLC

Phone: 404-565-4877

Practice Area: Immigration, Traffic, Criminal

Web: www.slusslaw.com
Email: ansley@slusslaw.com


Erwin Stephens
Name: Erwin Stephens
Firm Name: Erwin Mark Stephens Attorney at Law, LLC
Practice Areas: Divorce and Separation, Personal Injury and Other
Email: erwin@emstephenslaw.com
Phone: 404-954-2806
Website: http://www.emstephenslaw.com 
Name: Jessica Stockard, Esq.
Firm Name: Jessica Stockard Law, LLC
Practice Areas: Administrative Law, Criminal, Education, Juvenile, and Personal Injury
Phone: (404) 954-0980
Meron Tadesse


Name: Meron Tadesse

Firm Name: Tadesse Law, LLC.

Practice Area: Business, Tax, and Family 

Phone: 678-263-0837

Email: meron@tadesselaw.com


Andrew Thompson
Name: Andrew Thompson
Firm Name: Thompson Law, PC 
Practice Areas: Administrative Law, Business and Corporate, Elections, Government and Non-Profit and Social Enterprise
Email: Andrew@AndrewThompsonLaw.com
Phone: 678- 263- 3925
Website: https://www.andrewthompsonlaw.com
Name: CJ Williams
Firm Name: Law Office of C.J. Williams, LLC
Practice Areas: Divorce and Separation, Family, Traffic Violation and Personal Injury
Phone: 770-857-3595
Email: cjw@williamslegal.com
Name: D.A. Wilson
Firm Name: The Wilson Firm, LLC 
Practice Areas: Business and Corporate, Probate, Taxation, Trusts and Estates
Phone: 470-223-8271
Email: DA@wilsonfirmatlanta.com
Website: www.wilsonfirmatlanta.com


Who we serve:

While Georgia’s non-profit legal service providers do their best to help those in need, there are over 1.69 million Georgia households in the low and moderate income brackets who do not qualify for free services and cannot afford legal help. It is estimated that 90% of these Georgians do not obtain legal help for issues where legal representation could significantly change the outcome and improve their lives significantly.

Participating law firms work to close this gap by developing practices that provide quality legal services that are accessible and affordable. Participants accomplish this by leveraging technology, offering alternative fee arrangements and a la carte services, and maximizing collaboration with their clients.  


Who we are:

L4EJ, a Georgia non-profit corporation, is a collaborative project of the Georgia Supreme Court, State Bar of Georgia, and the five ABA-approved law schools in Georgia - Emory University School of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, John Marshall Law School, Mercer University School of Law, and University of Georgia School of Law.


Board of Directors and Appointing Authorities:

Justice Carol Hunstein, Supreme Court of Georgia (Vice Chair)

Bucky Askew, Supreme Court of Georgia (Chair)

Rita Sheffey, Emory Law School

Kenny Tatum, Georgia Law School

Clark Cunningham, Georgia State College of Law

Katheen Burch, John Marshall Law School

Patrise Perkins-Hooker, State Bar of Georgia (Treasurer)

Shatorree Bates, State Bar of Georgia

Damon Elmore, State Bar of Georgia

Darrell Sutton, State Bar- Young Lawyers

Michael Lucas, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (Sec.)

Steve Gottlieb, Atlanta Legal Aid Society

Rob Wellon, Atlanta Bar/Solo Section

Karlise Grier, Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism

Michelle West, State Bar of Georgia, Transition into Law Practice Program

Natalie Kelly, State Bar of Georgia, Law Practice Management Program

Mike Monahan, State Bar of Georgia, Pro Bono Director

Tangela King, Institute Continuing Legal Education

Stephanie Powell, Mercer



Contact Us

229 Peachtree Street, Suite 450 – International Tower

Atlanta, Georgia 30303