Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: (404) 262-6503
Fax: (404) 261-2842


Joe’s areas of practice are government and regulatory affairs, complex litigation, internal investigations, public policy and campaign finance. He primarily helps individuals and businesses navigate and solve various government-related issues or challenges. Joe also supports local jurisdictions and other governmental entities in the capacity of outside counsel.

Prior to joining Chilivis Grubman, Joe served as Special Advisor to the City Attorney for the City of Atlanta and as legal counsel to Atlanta’s public safety agencies. He handled issues, among many others, arising from licensure, permitting and code enforcement by the Atlanta Police Department. Joe’s work for the City of Atlanta also included representing the City and its officials in a wide range of civil litigation and administrative matters. Preceding his time with the City of Atlanta, Joe was a partner at The Cochran Firm and litigated cases nationwide, recovering millions in verdicts and settlements for his clients.

For his legal work, Joe has been recognized with several accolades, notably being named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

On a full-tuition scholarship, Joe attended and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law. While in law school, he was selected for a legal externship program in Washington, D.C. where he clerked for U.S. House of Representatives Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, now the Majority Leader. Joe received a B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Alabama’s Honors College and Business Honors Program, while completing part of his coursework at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Joe is licensed in Georgia, Alabama, California, and the District of Columbia.


University of Alabama School of Law, 2013, J.D.

University of Alabama, 2010, B.S.


Bar Admissions

Georgia (2020)

California (2019)

District of Columbia (2015)

Alabama (2013)