Hollberg & Weaver, LLP | Attorney Profiles


The lawyers at Hollberg & Weaver, LLP are committed to providing legal services that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each of our clients. Our lawyers concentrate on a variety of legal areas including personal injury, wrongful termination, civil rights cases, corporate litigation, medical malpractice, divorce defense, and criminal law. We have earned an outstanding reputation due to our attorneys' skill, experience, and dedication to providing clients with exceptional legal advice.

Our firm is located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia, and we serve clients throughout the state, including Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Cherokee, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties.

If you need the assistance of an experienced Atlanta lawyer, please contact Hollberg & Weaver, LLP for a free telephone consultation. We are a client-focused law firm with a dedication to providing personalized solutions that meet our clients' legal needs.



WILLIAM B. HOLLBERG
Partner


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| (404) 760-1116 (Ext. 12)

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| (404) 760-1136

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WILLIAM B. HOLLBERG is a partner of Hollberg & Weaver, LLP. He received his B.A. degree from Wheaton College in 1968. He attended law school at the University of Georgia and received his J.D. degree in 1971. In 1987, he earned his M.A. degree from Georgia State University. Bill has been recognized as one of Georgia's Super Lawyers (published by Law and Politics, and Atlanta Magazine) and as one of Georgia's Legal Elite (Georgia Trend Magazine).

Areas of Practice:

  • Corporate Law
  • Domestic Defense
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation
  • Probate
  • Real Estate


Litigation Percentage:

  • 66% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982

Education:

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, 1971 (J.D.)
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1987 (M.A.)
  • Wheaton College,Wheaton, Illinois, 1968 (B.A.)

Published Works:

  • "The Law and History of Abortion: The Supreme Court Refuted," Abortion, Medicine, and The Law, 196, 1986 (co-author with Stephen M. Krason)
  • "Religious Liberty Law and the States," 3 Georgia State University Law Review 19, 1986

Representative Cases:

  • Duncan v. Poythress, 515 F.Supp. 327 (N.D. Ga. 1981), 657 F.2d 691 (5th Cir. 1981), briefed but not argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, 103 S.Ct. 368 (1982)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Christian Legal Society, Member
  • Common Cause Georgia, 1976 - 1977, Chairperson
  • Georgia Campaign and Financial Disclosure Commission, 1982 - 1983, Chairman
  • Rutherford Institute of Georgia, 1984 - 1989, President



GEORGE M. WEAVER
Partner


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| (404)760-1116 (Ext. 20)

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| (404) 760-1136

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GEORGE M. WEAVER is a partner of Hollberg & Weaver, LLP. He attended Taylor University and Georgia State University and received his B.A. degree from Georgia State University. He attended law school at the University of Georgia and received his J.D. degree in 1975. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Georgia (published by Law and Politics and Atlanta Magazine).

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Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 1975
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

Education:

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, 1975 (J.D.)
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1972 (B.A.), with honor

Published Works:

  • "Ratification as an Exception to the § 1983 Causation Requirement: Plaintiff’s Opportunity or Illusion?" 89 Neb. L. Rev. 359 (2010).
  • "The Precedential Value of Unpublished Judicial Opinions," 39 Mercer Law Review 477, Winter, 1988
  • "Handbook on Prosecution of Obscenity Cases," New York: National Obscenity Law Center, 1985
  • "The Effect of a Plea of Nolo Contendere," 13 Georgia Law Review 723, Spring, 1979

Representative Cases:

  • Bearden v. Georgia, 103 S.Ct. 2064 (1983)
  • Griffin Industries, Inc, v. Irvin, 496 F.3d 1189 (11th Cir. 2007)
  • Higdon v. Jackson, 393 F.3d 1211 (11th Cir. 2004)
  • Palmer v. Board of Regents, 208 F.3d 969 (11th Cir. 2000)
  • Morgan v. Ford, 6 F.3d 750 (11th Cir. 1993)
  • American Booksellers Association v. Webb, 919 F.2d 1493 (11th Cir. 1990)
  • High Ol'Times, Inc. v. Busbee, 673 F.2d 1225 (11th Cir. 1982)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member

Past Employment Positions:

  • Fulton County, Georgia, Assistant Solicitor General, 1977 - 1981
  • State of Georgia, Assistant Attorney General, 1981 - 1984
  • State of Georgia, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1984 - Present



JOHN R. LOVELL
Of Counsel


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| (404)760-1116 (Ext. 15)

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| (404) 760-1136

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JOHN R. LOVELL is of counsel at Hollberg & Weaver, LLP. He received his B.A. degree from Oral Roberts University in 1989. He attended law school at Albany Law School and earned his J.D. in 1993.

John has served in Georgia as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, an Assistant Attorney General, and as an Assistant District Attorney in Georgia and New York.

John is a trial attorney with over 20 years of trial experience.  He has tried cases in the Superior Court of Georgia, Supreme Court of New York, and Federal District Court.  He has presented numerous briefs and argued before the appellate courts of New York,Georgia, and Federal Court in Georgia.

In the civil arena, he handles all forms of trial work including personal injury cases and general business litigation. John represents various individual and family-owned business.

In the criminal courts of metro Atlanta, he uses his experience and knowledge to advocate for his clients.  He has a great record of success representing people who desperately need an attorney to explore and negotiate alternatives to incarceration.  He has helped clients avoid a criminal record through negotiations, via a dismissal of charges, and by getting a “NOT GUILTY” verdict.

He also represents accused persons charged with serious crimes in the state and federal courts throughout Georgia.

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 1998
  • New York, 1994
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Federal District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Education:

  • Albany Law School, Albany, New York, 1993 (J.D.)
  • Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1989 (B.A.)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • State Bar of New York, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions:

  • Atlanta, Georgia, Special Assistant United States Attorney, July 2000 - July 2006
  • Atlanta, Georgia, Assistant Attorney General, January 2000 - July 2006
  • Atlanta, Georgia, Assistant District Attorney, March 1998 - December 1999
  • Troy, New York, Chief Assistant District Attorney, November 1993 - February 1998

Personal:
John and his family live in Newnan and. John has been active in Coweta County as a youth athletic coach and member of Crossroads Church in Newnan, where he serve as an elder.  The family enjoys travel and virtually all outdoor activities!