Hasson Law Group Selected as Best Law Firm by US News’ Best Lawyers

The Hasson Law Group has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious US News & World Report  Best Lawyers list of Best Lawyers in the Atlanta Metro in three separate law categories:

  • Best Law Firm for Tax Law (Tier 1)
  • Best Law Firm for Non Profit / Charities Law (Tier 1)
  • Best Law Firm for Business Litigation / Taxes (Tier 3)

The US News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” rankings are based on a rigorous process that consists of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey and the Law Firm Leaders Survey and Best Lawyers peer-review.

The Hasson Law Group LLP

The Hasson Law Group, LLP, is an Atlanta, GA law firm dedicated to two principal practice areas: (1) winning high stakes disputes in the areas of business litigation, insurance recovery, and complex criminal defense, and (2) tax, corporate and regulatory law mechanisms affecting family businesses, tax-exempt organizations and the individuals who support or serve them.

We are a small firm with the experience, skill and effectiveness of the bigger firms, but with a dedication to personal service that can be missing with the large firms. All of our lawyers have top academic credentials and have honed their skills at either large, prestigious law firms or in government service prior to joining Hasson Law Group, LLP.

 The Hasson Law Group Difference

When you select one of our Hasson Law Group attorneys to represent you, your company or institution, you’ll work with our principals. We’re not going to hand your case or matter off to a young or unexperienced associate that you’ll never meet. All of our cases and matters are staffed by a small team of experienced lawyers who are thoroughly familiar with all the facts and are responsive to your needs. Our “hands on” approach enables us to provide you with a higher level of service at a more reasonable cost than you may find at the “big” firms. The way that we staff cases is just one of the ways our lawyers are better prepared to deliver the results you need and expect.

Why choose the Hasson Law Group to represent you?

When you have a complex legal issue, choosing a lawyer can be an intimidating and stressful process. You want an attorney who is knowledgeable, experienced and proven, with an excellent track record. Most importantly, you want someone you can trust to learn your business, institutional or personal objectives, do the hard work of applying the law to your specific situation, and have the mental toughness to leave no detail to chance in the pursuit of your interests. We realize that communication and understanding your objectives are crucial. Your Hasson Law Group attorney will know all of the details of your situation, and be able to effectively communicate them to you. We are driven to seek a successful resolution of your situation. We are often able to find creative solutions that deliver results that satisfy our clients. Our attorneys are highly rated by peer groups and attorney rating organizations.

Quality representation at an affordable cost

Because we are a small firm with a single permanent office, we don’t have the large overhead and staff costs that require the fee levels of large law firms. In some situations, we are able to offer alternative fee arrangements in addition to traditional hourly billing. In appropriate cases we offer fixed fees, contingency fees, and a wide range of flexible, customized fee arrangements. We understand that clients sometimes want to incorporate a risk-sharing component into the fee arrangement, such as a reduced hourly rate or fee hold-back, combined with the potential to earn a bonus for achieving specific goals, and we are always open to discussing that possibility.

Meet Our Attorneys

Keith S. Hasson

A former prosecutor and litigator with extensive trial experience, Keith’s practice focuses primarily on complex civil litigation, insurance recovery and insurance bad faith litigation, and white collar criminal defense. His experience includes litigating criminal and civil cases at the trial and appellate levels, defending individuals and companies in civil and criminal investigations, criminal prosecutions and regulatory disputes.

For five years, Keith served as a criminal prosecutor, first as an Assistant Solicitor in Cobb County, and then as a Senior Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County.  During that time, he served as lead counsel for the government in more than thirty jury trials, and earned the 2003 “Trial Attorney of the Year” award from the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office.

Keith earned a degree in history from Duke University and his juris doctorate from the Duke Law School.  Since 2008, he has served as a visiting professor at Georgia Tech, where he teaches a criminal law segment for a class on legal practice for undergraduates considering law as a career.

Keith has been recognized as a Superlawyer’s “Rising Star”, an award limited to the top 2% of attorneys in the State of Georgia in 2005-2007, and again in 2009-2012 (there was no award in 2008).  He was recognized as one of the top 40 trial lawyers in Georgia under the age of 40 by the National Trial Lawyer’s Association in 2012.

Keith is active in the community, having served as the Board Chair for the International Women’s House, a domestic violence shelter focusing on the needs of immigrant and refugee women.  Keith is on the board of directors of a privately held family business, House Hasson Hardware, Inc., one of the largest regional hardware suppliers in the U.S.  An Eagle Scout, Keith has volunteered with the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, helping their efforts to reach out to the Hispanic Community.  He is a first degree black belt and instructor with Shotokan Karate of America.  When not working, he spends as much time as he can with his lovely wife and two boys.

Keith is admitted to practice in Georgia and North Carolina, and is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the Georgia and North Carolina State Bar Associations, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta.

James K. Hasson, Jr.

Jim Hasson has joined the firm begun by his son, Keith, to pursue a vision of a better arrangement for the service of family businesses, tax-exempt organizations and the individuals and organizations that enable these businesses and non-profit organizations to function. Jim has moved his practice to Hasson Law Group, LLP, to design a more efficient and effective means for providing much-needed legal services to these organizations.

Jim moved to Hasson Law Group, LLP after spending his entire earlier legal career at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, a global law firm with offices in Atlanta, Washington, New York and elsewhere. During those earlier years, Jim was engaged in a wide variety of legal services, and he now provides those same sorts of services to clients of Hasson Law Group, LLP. In addition, Jim has worked as a board member or officer of a wide variety of business and non-profit organizations and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law for some 20 years. These roles have added to his understanding of the functioning of these organizations and the founders, executives, supporters and staff who do the hard work of implementing grand visions and mission statements. Jim has also been actively engaged in bar association and continuing education work, further adding to his base of knowledge and experience.

Some of these activities outside of direct service to clients include service as chairman of the board of directors of House-Hasson Hardware Company, a wholesale hardware distributor founded over 100 years ago by Jim’s grandfather; chairman of the board of trustees of Reinhardt University, a Methodist educational institution in North Georgia; chairman of the board of trustees of the Metropolitian Atlanta Crime Commission, a citizens’ organization focused on reduction of the causes and instances of crime in the community; chairman of the board of trustees of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta; director of the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, a medical research organization based in La Jolla, California; and chairman of the Rocky Mountain Tax Seminar for Private Foundations, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Jim is a graduate of Duke University, for both his undergraduate and law degrees, and is a committed supporter of that institution in both its academic and athletic programs.

Michael O’Neill

Mike has represented businesses and their owners in the Atlanta area since 1995, specializing in matters involving breach of contract, fraud, partnership disputes, banking, regulatory enforcement, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, insurance coverage, real estate, and collections.

As a younger lawyer, Mike gained valuable experience as counsel in the commercial litigation departments of two large, well-respected law firms, Alston & Bird and Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan.  Mike earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill, and graduated magna cum laude from the Honor’s Program at Florida State University, where he earned a degree in Political Science.  Mike and his wife, Dawn, live in East Cobb, where they both graduated from Wheeler High School.  Mike was a founding member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law and Litigation Section of the Cobb County Bar Association, and is active in community organizations such as Hands on Atlanta and Chattahoochee RiverKeeper.

Most recently, Mike has handled significant litigation matters for plaintiffs and defendants involving:

  • Disputes among business owners, partners and investors
  • Breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and other business torts
  • Real Estate disputes
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • Legal and accounting malpractice
  • Representation of financial advisors in regulatory proceedings
  • Complex breach of contract and other commercial disputes