John J. Goger

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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 John J. Goger has served as a trial judge in the State and Superior Courts of Fulton County since 1995, presiding over complex civil and criminal cases. Before taking the bench, he worked in private practice with an emphasis on commercial litigation and bankruptcy. Since 2011, he has been the Presiding Judge of the Metro Atlanta Business Court Division of the Superior Court of Fulton County, and was appointed Senior Judge in 2019. His storied career includes overseeing the incorporation of the Gwinnett Superior and State Courts into the Business Court Division (2016), as well as a three-year stint in the Family Division of the Superior Court.

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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