Joan Woolley


Joan M. Woolley is a seasoned litigator whose practice is dedicated to long-term care litigation. Following a fifteen-year legal career defending large companies, including many of Georgia’s long-term care facilities, Joan left private practice to devote her professional life to championing those without a voice. From 2018 to early 2022, she worked in-house at Fulton County Animal Services, where she dedicated her practice to protecting the pets and people of Fulton County, while also serving the vulnerable and underserved populations in the Greater Atlanta area. Joan now proudly advocates for our injured and neglected elderly residents and their loved ones at PMHP Law.

Joan graduated cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law in 2001, where she attended law school on a full scholarship as an Atlanta Law School Fellow. She is a “double Panther,” as she also obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University in 1994, graduating cum laude. While in law school, Joan was a member of the Georgia State University Law Review, while also raising her daughter as a single parent. Following graduation from law school, Joan practiced in the areas of corporate finance and banking in a large Atlanta law firm, while also serving as a “Saturday Lawyer” for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, providing pro bono legal services to low-income Fulton County residents.

Joan is admitted to all Georgia state trial courts and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia.

Practice Areas

  • Long Term Care
  • Medical Malpractice
  • General Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2002

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2004
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2006
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2006