H. Joseph Colette


Forest Park, GA
D 470.322.1810
[email protected]


  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law
  • B.A., Emory University, cum laude

Joseph Colette is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Forest Park office. He is a member of the firm’s Government Law National Practice Section. He represents state governmental entities, private healthcare practices, and several regional and local businesses. Mr. Colette provides civil litigation and transactional experience in multiple practice areas, with an emphasis on healthcare law, governmental law, employment law, real estate law, business counseling and litigation, products liability law, insurance coverage disputes, and employee benefits law, including retirement and pension plans.

Following law school, Mr. Colette worked as an associate at Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP in Atlanta as an environmental litigation and real estate attorney. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Colette was a Partner at Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeney LLP in Atlanta, focusing on governmental and health care law, and a solo practitioner in New York City. Mr. Colette lives in Atlanta with his son Cruz.

Bar Admissions


Georgia Court of Appeals

Georgia Supreme Court

New York

U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

United States District Court Southern District of Georgia

  • Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar, Northern District Representative on the Executive Council
  • Labor & Employment Law Committee, YLD
  • Intrastate Moot Court Committee, YLD
  • New York State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Society for Healthcare Risk Management
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Awards and Recognition
  • Named in the Rising Stars list for 2014-2018 Georgia Super Lawyers magazine
  • Top 40 Labor & Employment Lawyers Under 40 in the State of Georgia by the American Society of Legal Advocates (3rd Consecutive Year)
  • Appointed as a Special Assistant Attorney General by Attorney General Samuel Olens to provide counseling and real estate representation to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
  • Named to Leadership Academy of Young Lawyers Division of State Bar of Georgia (2014)
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Overview, Compliance, and Notification Requirements,” International Security Management Group, Inc., August 2013.
  • “Patient Confidentiality: The Use and Disclosure of a Patient’s Health Information,” Clayton Center Community Service Board, July 2013.
  •  “Americans with Disabilities Act & Dentistry,” Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry, December 2012.