Joseph H. Wieseman


Joe Wieseman has a diverse practice and has successfully represented clients in matters involving legal malpractice, RICO, intellectual property, professional liability, and products liability.  He serves as outside counsel for numerous car and truck dealerships in Georgia and handles claims involving commercial contracts, consumer protection statutes, and fraud.  Joe also regularly defends companies in catastrophic injury and death cases.  He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (U.S. private sector) with the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Professional Expertise

  • Oversaw and conducted internal investigation of a large financial institution involving allegations of liability for losses exceeding $15,000,000.
  • Successfully drafted post-trial and appellate briefs where the Supreme Court of Georgia established the boundaries of expert testimony in legal malpractice lawsuits and reversed an adverse judgment in excess of $2,500,000.
  • Granted summary judgment for commercial printer in a multi-million dollar trademark infringement action under the Lanham Act.
  • Granted dismissal for law firm in lawsuit alleging complicity in an international investment fraud alleging damages in excess of $3,000,000.
  • Obtained a defense verdict in arbitration for financing company concerning proper application of the FTC Holder Rule.
  • Granted dismissals for numerous attorneys and law firms in actions alleging legal malpractice, RICO, and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Advise clients on data breaches involving PII including pre-litigation strategies and responses to potential third-party claims.
  • Successfully argued before and drafted briefs at Georgia Court of Appeals on disclosure of private drug-rehabilitation records, an issue of first impression.



  • Vanderbilt University Law School  (J.D., 2005)
    • Member, Vanderbilt Law Review
  • Vanderbilt University  (B.A., 1999)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Colorado


  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
    • Technology Law Section
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Atlanta Bar Association
    • Atlanta Council of Young Lawyers


  • Portuguese