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.  For application information, please contact our Executive Director, Stephanie Everett.

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.

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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
   

JB

 

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 

   
Kathlyn Khashan
 
 
Name: Kathlyn Khashan
 
Firm Name: Khashan Law Office, LLC Atlanta, GA
 
Practice Area: Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Separation, Family and Traffic Violation
 
Phone: 678-873-4256
 
Email: kathlyn@khashanlawoffice.com
 
Website: khashanlawoffice.wordpress.com
   

HazelLangrin

 

 
 
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
   

 YeseniaMuhummad

 

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

Sasan

 

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: Audrey A Simmons, Esq.

Firm Name: The Simmons Legal Firm, P.C.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense and Immigration

Phone Number: 404-514-0731

Email: audrey@simmonslegal.org

Website: www.simmonslegal.org

   
AnsleySluss

 

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

Web:tadesselaw.com
 
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
   

StephenWeyer

 

 
 
Name: Stephen Weyer
 
Firm Name: The Law Office of Stephen Weyer, LLC
 
Practice Area: Trusts and Estates
 
Phone: 404-860-1313
 
Email: stephen@stephenweyerlaw.com
   
CJWilliams
 
 
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
 
   
D.A.Wilson
 
 
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
   

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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.  

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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.

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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

Michelle West, Director of TILPP

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Staff:

Sarah Babcock, Executive Director

Sarah@L4EJ.org

Keneecha Mays, Client Intake Specialist

kmays@l4ej.org

 

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Contact Us

229 Peachtree Street, Suite 450 – International Tower

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

404.474.7447