Joseph P. Farrell

Partner – Litigation

Phone: 770-497-1880

Fax: 678-812-1186

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Joe Farrell is a graduate from The University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Georgia State University College of Law, graduating Cum Laude in 1997. After Joe had been a partner at a boutique litigation firm for approximately seventeen (17) years and having had his own practice for two (2) years prior, he now 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. Joe is also admitted to the Southern District. 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. 


Mr. Farrell’s Reviews


Well prepared
5.0 stars
Posted by Carrie
September 14, 2018


I had a dispossessory put on me that was false. Joe was well prepared and made me feel very secure in court. He was open to the things that I had to say and was good at thinking ahead. He handled the situation very professionally and in the end I won. I am grateful for his honesty and fairness from the moment of my first phone call.


Great people skills and resolved my legal issue in no time!
5.0 stars
Posted by Erica
July 26, 2018


This lawyer offers selfless service to active duty military if they are unable to financially afford or at discounted prices. I had an issue with my landlord that was withholding my deposit and with his assistance I was able to obtain my deposit in full. He is very professional, kind and can explain your case and laws in a way you can understand. Very great man and I recommend him highly!!


This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
Legal Advice and Legal Work
5.0 stars
Posted by Oscar
July 26, 2018


I requested, on behalf of my real estate clients, legal advice and the obtention of information that was crucial for a deal we – my clients and me, have been trying to execute in the most fair way. Joseph P. Farrell was extremely helpful, and diligent returning my calls and delivering according to his agreement with us. I am thankful for the help, the customer service and the quality of the work performed.


This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
Great Professional Attorney
5.0 stars
Posted by Gary
June 7, 2018


Joe handled our case in a very professional manner. He prepared well and did an outstanding job. He took a very difficult and unusual case and made it ease for us to be successful. He allowed me to do well in the trial. He guided me through all the legal issues I faced and consider him a great attorney and a good friend.


This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
Great Ethics
5.0 stars
Posted by Christopher
June 1, 2018


Although I didn’t hire Mr. Farrell, he and his colleagues spent the time to help me navigate a sensitive landlord/tenant situation.


And their advice was spot on, all worked out perfectly. Their law office didn’t want me to hire them, because the situation was not serious enough for attorneys – now that’s some honesty right there. I know who I’ll call if I end up really needing to hire an attorney one day! Thanks.


This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
Extremely professional, confidence, and a master at what he does
5.0 stars
Posted by Willie
July 13, 2017


First and foremost, I would like to thank Mr.Farrell for his outstanding work and commitment with my case in such a short time. If you are looking for a excellent attorney, Joseph is the right person to represent you. You won’t regret hiring him to stand by your side, extremely professional, confidence, and a master at what he does. I was really excited with the outcome of my case. I am looking forward to working with him again in the near future.