Juliana Mesa represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex trial and appellate litigation with an emphasis on matters involving corporate civil liability, fraud and contract disputes. Her clients include publicly traded Fortune 500 companies, closely held family businesses and a broad range of individual clients from corporate executives to sex trafficking survivors.
She also maintains an active pro-bono practice. Previously, she represented a class of Georgians in an action against the Georgia Department of Labor and currently volunteers with the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network.
As a Colombian immigrant, Juliana is committed to helping the next generation of Latino students succeed. She is the founder and chair of the Georgia Latino Law Foundation’s Office Hours program, where she works with volunteer attorneys to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in law school and beyond.
In 2022, she received the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association’s Rising Star Award for her commitment to the practice of law and her community.
Prior to joining the firm, Juliana spent three years at United Way in various roles, including as a corporate relations manager where she managed strategic campaigns and events to cultivate support from foundations and major corporations.
Juliana received her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law where she served as the managing editor of the Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Represented liquidators of entities looted by a years-long, multi-jurisdiction Ponzi scheme in claims against an international bank alleged to have aided the fraud.
Represented sex trafficking victims against hotels that facilitated and participated in their trafficking.
- April 28, 2023Law360
- June 25, 2021SPLC
Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2020,
summa cum laude
- Law Review, Managing Editor
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Torts, Professional Responsibility, HeLP Clinic II
- Awarded highest grade in Lawyering: Advocacy (2L Litigation Practicum)
- VP of Latinx and Caribbean Law Student Association
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 2013
Extern, Judge Amy Totenberg, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2020
- State Bar of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia