Experienced lawyers. Personal service. 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.
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.
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.
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.