ATC Law is pleased to announce that Attorney Patrick J. McDonough, who leads the sex trafficking division at Andersen, Tate and Carr, has been awarded the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards by the AV Preeminent Rating for 2021. McDonough has used his unique legal insight and decades of experience to help countless sex trafficking victims and their advocates seek justice to the fullest extent of the law.

Given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards, this honor is achieved through an intensive peer-reviewed process that reflects confidential opinions and is managed and monitored by the world’s most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell. 

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the passionate members of the Bar and Judiciary,” said McDonough, who continued, “I’m dedicated to bringing relief to those affected by human trafficking in and out of the courtroom.”

In addition to leading the sex trafficking division, McDonough is also among the most sought-after criminal defense attorneys in the state of Georgia. He takes on select cases and mentors other attorneys for the criminal defense division of Andersen, Tate & Carr. Before earning his reputation as a criminal defense attorney, McDonough 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.


About Patrick J. McDonough 

Patrick J. McDonough leads the sex trafficking division for Andersen, Tate and Carr. He has dedicated a large part of his life to giving back to the community, helping countless survivors with arrest records and improper charges.

Before joining Andersen, Tate & Carr, Pat was the youngest District Attorney in the state of Georgia – leading a multi-faceted team that created child advocacy centers to help victims of sexual abuse with a comprehensive approach that addressed both trauma recovery and legal representation.

An active volunteer in the community, Pat has helped to raise over a million dollars to help the homeless population – including victims of human trafficking. He has also 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.