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We provide a broad variety of general civil and commercial legal services to our clients, including assistance in real estate transactions and litigation, alternative dispute resolution, business transactions and litigation, wills, trusts and probate.

Areas of Practice

We specialize in helping our clients resolve business and real estate transactions and disputes, and general estate planning and asset management. We help our clients set up new businesses and are there to help as their companies thrive and grow. We tailor all types of contacts for each client’s needs, from shareholder, partnership and operating agreements, to employment contracts, contractor agreements, residential and commercial leases, and real estate sales contracts. We draft and supervise execution of basic wills, powers of attorney and healthcare directives for our clients who need them. As our clients mature and their families grow, we craft more sophisticated survivorship deeds, testamentary and living trusts, guardianship designations, prenuptial agreements, and similar devices designed to make sure that that assets are protected and managed in a way that suits each client’s particular needs. We are proud of the fact that we still represent today and serve the legal needs of some of the same clients whom we represented dating back to 1983.

Legal Consultation

J. Patrick McCrary

Principal Attorney at McCrary Legal, P.C.

Education & Credentials

University Attended:

Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Science in Biology & Chemistry, 1980

Law School Attended:

Vanderbilt University, Juris Doctorate, 1983

Bar Admission:

State Bar of Georgia, 1983; Tennessee State Bar, 1984

Court Admission:

Georgia Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, State & Superior Courts; U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, District of Colorado, District of Arizona, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Tax Court

Bar Associations:

Atlanta, Tennessee, and American Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia, Stonewall Bar Association


J. Patrick McCrary


I have now been practicing law for more than 28 years, either as a member of a larger firm, a small firm owner, and/or as a sole practitioner. In 1983, I began practicing law in the area of commercial litigation, more specifically in the area of trade secrets and propriety information. I pride myself on the fact that I still represent today my very first clients.

In the mid-1980s, I continued to specialize predominantly in litigation, but the focus of my practice became the representation of small businesses and small business owners, many of them involved in the real estate industry, including builders, developers, realtors, mortgage brokers, and home or property owners. I also began doing more transactional work for my clients, including incorporations, general real estate and business contracts, employment contracts, wills, trusts and probate.

My greatest pleasure in the practice of law is helping fledging business owners set up their new businesses, helping them grow and flourish, serving the personal broader legal needs of their owners and employees, handling their basic document needs and, when necessary, handling their litigation and/or alternative dispute resolution needs either as plaintiff or defendant.

Within the last few years, Superior Court Judges have called upon me to serve as special master, receiver and/or commissioner in real estate matters, including quiet title actions. I also offer services, and have been trained, as a third-party, court-registered "neutral" in mediation proceedings.

Since I started my own business in 1992, I have variously had associates and/or worked within a collaborative legal practice, sharing space with several other attorneys. Currently, I am a sole practitioner, but I network with a wide variety of legal and financial professionals. If you need a lawyer, please give us a call to let us know how we can best serve you. If we cannot fulfill your needs, we will do our best to find you someone who can.

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