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James W. Penland

Attorney at Law






Phone: 404 636-1000



Admitted to the Georgia Bar on June 12, 1975

Civil Litigation and Appeals concerning Attorney Fee Issues, Contracts, Business Torts, Internet disputes, Bankruptcy, Real Estate, Corporations, Probate Estates, and Partnerships.



Juris Doctor, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1975
Bachelor of Arts (Economics Major), Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1972.




Federal Courts
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

 United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia


Georgia Courts
Supreme Court of Georgia
Court of Appeals of Georgia
Georgia Superior Courts and other state and local trial courts.


     Mr. Penland is an experienced litigator and active trial attorney who has handled hundreds of complex civil litigation matters, including jury trials, bench trials, appeals, and complex negotiations since 1975. Mr. Penland's special talent is in representing individuals in matters involving complex financial issues and difficult emotional issues between the parties, such as high stakes partnership disputes, and business disputes. He also represents peripheral parties in major business litigations.


    Mr. Penland is has handled cases involving domestic relations, probate, contracts, torts, software technology, internet law, trademarks, copyright, and intellectual property disputes. Mr. Penland has developed effective procedures for managing cases having high volumes of documentary evidence using case and document management software he developed over the years and customizes for the needs of the individual case.


     Mr. Penland is a recognized litigator, speaker, and authority on the law and procedure of Attorney Fees in Georgia, including matters arising under O.C.G.A. §13-6-11, §9-15-14, and attorney fees arising in domestic relations cases. He has litigated and consulted on attorney fee issues at the trial level and handled appeals in the appellate courts.



     Mr. Penland is a lecturer in the annual seminar on Abusive Litigation presented in February of each year by the Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  He presents a lecture on the elements, intricacies, and pitfalls arising under Georgia's expression of the "American Rule" for awarding attorney fees in litigation as expressed in O.C.G.A. §13-6-11. 
The following link is to the paper for the 2017 seminar as updated in September, 2017:


Phone 404 636-1000
Mailing Address
James W. Penland
P. O. Box 450268
Atlanta, GA 31145-0268
Office Location
Northlake Commons
3756 Lavista Road, Suite 106
Tucker, Georgia 30084
Enter Northlake Commons from Lavista Road.  Suite 106 is on the East end of Building 3756.  There is no entrance from Ludovie Ln.

 James W. Penland, Attorney at Law
404 636-1000

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