When the future of your career, your business, and your reputation is at stake, you need an attorney with experience and a proven record in high profile litigation.  While you may be assigned an attorney by the insurance company, you have the right to choose an attorney with proven experience in high stakes cases when your future is on the line.

For more than 25 years, Annarita McGovern has defended public officials, law enforcement officers, businesses, and medical professionals in high profile, high stakes matters widely covered by local and national press. While Ms. McGovern is an approved attorney for state employees and certain private insurance companies, you always have the right to select the attorney you need to protect your interests.

Prior to practicing law in Georgia, Ms. McGovern served as a staff attorney for Chief Judge Joe B. Jones on the Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals, and as a law clerk to the Hon. Kay Robilio in the Memphis Circuit Court. Ms. McGovern received her B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1991, and her J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law in 1997, where she was on the Moot Court Board and Law Review.


Ms. McGovern has litigated hundreds of cases to completion, has tried cases in state and federal court, has argued before both state and federal appellate courts, and has litigated within the United State Supreme Court. Ms. McGovern serves as outside general counsel for public, private, and nonprofit organizations and she speaks regularly on issues pertaining to her practice areas.

Representative high profile cases

  • Obtained dismissal of  suit brought against Fulton District Attorney employee by the officers terminated following the Raynard Brooks shooting in Atlanta; - Read More
  • Obtained jury verdict in favor of former Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard on sexual harassment/hostile work environment claim brought by former employee; - Read More
  • Obtained dismissal of claims brought against a Georgia legislator who attempted to assist after a vehicle struck and killed a biker;
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against Board of Regents employee for suit brought by UGA athlete Jonathon Sasser for sanctions after using racial slur against UGA football player; - Read More
  • Obtained summary judgment for a law enforcement officer for claims brought in nationally publicized case by transgender inmate Ashley Diamond; - Read More
  • Defended and resolved the civil suit brought by Todd and Julie Chrisley against Georgia Department of Revenue employee; - Read More
  • Successfully defended dozens of cases for physicians and nurses treating inmates in Georgia State prisons, as well as Deputy Wardens; - Read More
  • Obtained dismissals of numerous suits against district attorneys and their staff based on prosecutorial immunity.

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Client Testimonials

"Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure to work with Annarita McGovern as our attorney through mediation and settlement procedures.  Her professionalism is what I noticed first, but her overwhelming knowledge is where her real strength as an attorney lies.  She’s passionate and very personable.  I’ve always felt extremely confident in her ability, and she’s demonstrated on several occasions her dedication to me and my organization as her client.  I trust her completely and I look forward to working with her in the future."

- Angela Holt, Chief Executive Officer, Middle Flint Health & Wellness

"Annarita McGovern exemplifies an unparalleled work ethic, consistently going above and beyond in her dedication to my case. Her thorough understanding of both Georgia and Federal law is evident in every aspect of her legal strategy, ensuring comprehensive and effective representation. McGovern's commitment to her clients is truly commendable, making her a reliable choice for anyone seeking legal expertise in the state."

- Josh Waites, former Director of the Office of Special Investigations, GA Department of Revenue

"Annarita McGovern is the most professional and well-rounded attorney that anyone could ever ask for."

- Josh Eason, former Sergeant, GA Department of Corrections