Theodore Freeman

Partner

Atlanta, GA
D 770.818.1401 | F 770.937.9960
[email protected]

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
    Order of the Coif, Georgia Law Review, Member
  • University of Virginia, B.A., With Distinction
Overview

Ted Freeman is one of the founders of Freeman Mathis & Gary and is now retired from the active practice of law. For over 40 years, he focused on governmental and corporate liability, civil rights and general litigation. He was an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer who has represented all types of governmental and corporate entities.

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Bar Admissions

Court of Appeals of Georgia

Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Publications & Engagements
  • “Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Person’s Act,” For The Defense (June 2007)
  • “Liability for High-Speed Police Pursuits,” For The Defense (June 2003)
Representative Cases & Clients
  • Cruz v. Davidson, 12-10893, 2013 WL 5832531 (11th Cir. Oct. 13, 2013)
  • Williams v. Boehrer, 530 F. App’ 891 (11th Cir. 2013)
  • Rehberg v. Paulk, 132 S. Ct. 1497 (2012)
  • Wilcox v. Fenn, 289 Ga. 750, 716 S.E.2d 144 (2011)
  • Barnwell v. Douglas County, 390 Fed. App’. 862 (2010)
  • Teasley v. Freeman, 305 Ga. App. 1, 699 S.E.2d 39 (2010)
  • Campbell v. Goode, 304 Ga. App. 47, 695 S.E.2d 44 (2010)
  • Clarke v. Freeman, 302 Ga. App. 831, 692 S.E.2d 80 (2010)
  • Davis v. Carter, 555 F.3d 979 (11th Cir. 2009)
  • Gregory v. Clive, 282 Ga. 476, 651 S.E.2d 709 (2007)
  • Golden v. Vickery, 285 Ga. App. 216, 645 S.E.2d 695 (2007)
  • Griffin Industries, Inc. v. Irvin, 496 F.3d 1189 (11th Cir. 2007)
  • Dalton v. City of Marietta, 280 Ga. App. 202, 633 S.E.2d 552 (2006)
  • Daley v. Clark, 292 Ga. App. 235, 638 S.E.2d 376 (2006)
  • City of Pendergrass v. Skelton, 278 Ga. App. 37, 628 S.E.2d 136 (2006)
  • Purcell v. Toombs County, 400 F.3d 1313 (11th Cir. 2005)
  • Mladek v. Day, 320 F. Supp. 2d 1373 (M.D. Ga. 2004)
  • Mladek v. Day, 293 F. Supp. 2d 1297 (M.D. Ga. 2003)
  • Garrett v. Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, 246 F. Supp. 2d 1262 (M.D. Ga. 2003)
  • R&S Farms, Inc. v. Butler, 258 Ga. App. 784, 575 S.E.2d 644 (2002)
  • Cherokee County v. Martin, 253 Ga. App. 395, 559 S.E.2d 138 (2002)
  • Seals v. Shah, 145 F. Supp. 2d 1378 (N.D. Ga. 2001)
  • Anderson v. ACOG, 273 Ga. 113, 537 S.E.2d 345 (2000)
  • Pyle v. City of Cedartown, 240 Ga. App. 445, 524 S.E.2d 7 (1999)
  • Thomas County Branch of N.A.A.C.P. v. City of Thomasville School Dist., 187 F.R.D. 690 (M.D. Ga. 1999)
  • Rowe v. Coffey, 270 Ga. 715, 515 S.E.2d 375 (1999)
  • Woodall v. City of Villa Rica, 236 Ga. App. 788, 513 S.E.2d 525 (1999)
  • Puglise v. Cobb County, 4 F. Supp. 2d 1172 (N.D. Ga. 1998)
  • Gainor v. Douglas County, Georgia, 59 F. Supp. 2d 1259 (N.D. Ga. 1998)
  • Coffey v. Brooks County, 231 Ga. App. 886, 500 S.E.2d 341 (1998)
  • Goodman v. City of Smyrna, 230 Ga. App. 630, 497 S.E.2d 372 (1998)
  • Hibbs v. City of Riverdale, 227 Ga. App. 889, 490 S.E.2d 436 (1997)
  • Wasilkoff v. Douglas County, 227 Ga. App. 232, 488 S.E.2d 722 (1997)
  • McClendon v. 1152 Spring Street Associates-Georgia, Ltd. III, 225 Ga. App. 333, 484 S.E.2d 40 (1997)
  • Roberts v. Burke County School Dist., 267 Ga. 665, 482 S.E.2d 283 (1997)
  • Gaskins v. Hand, 219 Ga. App. 823, 466 S.E.2d 688 (1996)
  • Teston v. Collins, 217 Ga. App. 829, 459 S.E.2d 452 (1995)
  • Haney v. City of Cumming, 69 F.3d 1098 (11th Cir. 1995)
  • Vallone v. Lee, 7 F.3d 196 (1993)
  • Conner v. Sticher, 801 F.2d 1266, C.A.11 (Ga.) (1986)
Affiliations
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, President (2013-2014)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Defense Research Institute- Georgia State Representative (2014-)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel

 

Awards and Recognition
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, 2021 Edition in the field of Civil Rights Law
  • Georgia Super Lawyers 2014
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • “Handling the Police Liability Claim,” National Business Institute (August 2012)
  • “A Practical Guide to Understanding Sovereign Immunity as it Applies to Counties, School Districts and Cities,” ICLE in Georgia (November, 2009)
  • “Liability of Local Governments,” ICLE in Georgia (November 2007)
  • “School System Liability,” Defense Research Institute (October 2007)
  • “Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act in the Context of Jails,” International Municipal Lawyers Association (April 2007)
  • “Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability,” Defense Research Institute (January 2003)
  • “Police Liability in Georgia,” Lorman Education Services Inc. (April 2001)
  • “Litigation Under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983,” ICLE in Georgia (December 1999)
  • “Litigation Under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983,”ICLE in Georgia (December 1997)
  • “Update of Litigation Under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983,” ICLE in Georgia (November 1996)
  • “Update of Litigation Under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983,” ICLE in Georgia (November 1995)
  • “Federal Civil Litigation,” Lorman Education Services, Inc., (July 1995)
  • “Update of Litigation Under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983,” ICLE in Georgia (November 1994)
  • “Local Government Tort Claims Act Study Committee,” Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (November 1994)
  • “Federal Civil Litigation,” Lorman Education Services, Inc. (June 1994)
  • “Update of Litigation Under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983,” ICLE in Georgia (November 1993)