Patrick J. McDonough leads the criminal defense division for Andersen, Tate & Carr, and is among the most sought after criminal defense attorneys in the state of Georgia. He has received national attention from the news media, and has been featured in leading publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, AJC and Forbes. His criminal practice includes both state and federal white-collar and general criminal defense. Yet, his primary focus is helping the average citizen who has gotten caught up in the system from a kid shoplifting to a DUI.
Before earning his reputation as a criminal defense attorney, Pat was the youngest serving District Attorney in the state of Georgia, where he boasted over a 99% conviction rate in the multi-county Cordele Judicial Circuit.
Pat built exclusive relationships while serving alongside each of Georgia District Attorneys’ and US Attorneys’ Offices, giving him exceptional credibility as a defense attorney. With a better understanding of a prosecutor’s mentality, Pat excels at objectively evaluating each case and creating a customized strategic defense.
While a majority of his cases are focused on criminal defense, Pat also excels while working within the firm’s domestic division. Using an unparalleled amount preparation combined with his extensive trial experience, he commits himself to providing clients with the best possible legal representation, resulting in the most favorable outcome possible.
Outside the courtroom, Pat uses his energy to advocate for the homeless population alongside the United Way of Greater Atlanta. After establishing the Gwinnett Reentry Intervention Program (GRIP), his efforts have helped to provide housing and case management services to homeless men and women recently released from jail. Through his dedication to the GRIP Program, Pat became the first recipient of the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s inaugural Corporate Community Champ