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Brian Atkinson

Brian Atkinson

Clinic Staff Attorney & Adjunct Instructor

B.A., J.D., University of Georgia

Brian Atkinson is the staff attorney for the CEASE Clinic at the University of Georgia School of Law. In this role, he leads the clinic’s litigation efforts and supervises law students in civil lawsuits, juvenile court dependency proceedings, and post-conviction relief matters.

Before joining the law school, Atkinson worked at the Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office as the chief assistant district attorney, where he prosecuted felony and misdemeanor criminal cases from intake through trial and appeal, and acted as lead prosecutor for the circuit on all special victims cases involving crimes against women and children. Previously, he served as a staff attorney in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit reviewing and making recommendations on a variety of motions and pleadings in both civil and criminal matters before the Superior Courts of Barrow, Jackson and Banks counties.

Atkinson earned both his bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia. While in law school, he participated in the Prosecutorial Clinic and the Public Interest Practicum.