Hon. John J. Goger

Rates (per party, per hour)

Two Party $275.00
Three Party $220.00
Four Party $190.00
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Travel Policy

Hearings outside metro Atlanta area - $325.00 per hour for travel time; plus customary travel expenses including, but not limited to airfare, mileage, car rental, lodging and meals.

Seven hour minimum for all cases outside of metro Atlanta.

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Biography

Judge Goger has been a trial judge in the State and Superior Courts of Fulton County since 1995. Prior to taking the Bench, he was in private practice with an emphasis in commercial litigation and bankruptcy. As a judge, he presided over complex civil and criminal cases. Judge Goger has been a frequent lecturer at legal seminars including the Business Law Institute. Since 2011 he has been the Presiding Judge of the Metro Atlanta Business Court Division of the Superior Court of Fulton County and is a member of the American College of Business Court Judges. In 2016, he oversaw the incorporation of the Gwinnett Superior and State Courts into the Business Court Division. The Judge also served for 3 years in the Family Division of the Superior Court. On January 1, 2019 the Judge was appointed as a Senior Judge and will continue to serve the Court in the Business Division and otherwise as needed.

Education

  • Xavier University, B.S.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cum Laude
  • Boston College Law School; J.D.; Editor, Boston College Law Review

Bar Admission

  • Georgia
  • 11th and 5th Circuit Courts

Employment and Community Service

  • Senior Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County (2019 - present)
  • Judge, Superior Court of Fulton County (1998 - 2018)
  • Judge, State Court of Fulton County (1995 - 1998)
  • Kirwin, Goger, Chesin & Parks (1985 - 1995)
  • Arrington, Rubin, Winter, Krischer & Goger (1978 - 1985)
  • Krischer & Goger (1975 - 1978)
  • Law Clerk, Newell Edenfield, Chief Judge, Northern District of Georgia (1973 - 1975)

Professional Affiliations and Social Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Old War Horse Lawyers Club
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1978 - 1995); Treasurer (1980 - 1995)
  • Registered Neutral with the Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Member, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel of Trustees for the Northern District of Georgia(1978 - 1995)
  • Member, Council of State Court Judges (1995 - 1998)
  • Member, Council of Superior Court Judges (1998 - present)
  • Member, State Bar Study Committee for the Rules of Evidence
  • Member, Lamar Inn of Courts
  • Member, Gate City Bar Association
  • Ansley Golf Club
  • Leadership Atlanta

Mediation/Arbitration Training

  • Henning Mediation & Arbitration Services (2016)

Areas of Expertise

  • Complex Domestic Relations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Disputes
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Insolvency
  • Wrongful Death
  • Fiduciary Disputes

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