After being a partner at a boutique litigation firm for approximately seventeen (17) years and having his own practice for two (2) years prior, Joseph “Joe” Farrell leads the Litigation Section at O’Kelley and Sorohan and assists as general counsel for the Firm.
Mr. Farrell focuses his practice primarily on real estate and commercial litigation. In real estate litigation, he has represented companies and individuals in a variety of litigation related to real estate including boundary or easement disputes, buyer-seller disputes, owner/contractor disputes, landlord/tenant cases, real estate developer representation, and HOA disputes. Mr. Farrell is an integral part of the team that represents national companies who own and lease single-family residences. In commercial litigation matters, he has focused on representing small-to-medium sized businesses in litigation and arbitration including disputes involving buy-sell agreements, noncompetes, contract disputes, etc. Additionally, Mr. Farrell has represented creditors (including financial institutions) in commercial collection cases. In such capacity, he has handled hundreds of matters including collection cases, workout agreements, lawsuits, confirmation cases, etc. He has also defended financial institutions in lawsuits or counterclaims brought against them. Mr. Farrell served as outside counsel for the FDIC during the Financial Crisis of 2007-2008.
As chair of the Pro Bono Section of the State Bar of Georgia Real and a former military member himself, Mr. Farrell has arranged for representation of dozens of military veterans seeking legal assistance. Apart from the real estate and business cases, Mr. Farrell has, over the years, represented individuals in family law matters and does so upon special request and in exceptional circumstances. Mr. Farrell has also represented clients in diverse matters such as probate matters, cases against county school systems, cases against insurance companies, etc. Mr. Farrell views this experience as helpful in giving clients a broad perspective in their current circumstances.