Lawyers

Manoj S. “Sachin” Varghese, Associate

Sachin represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex trial and appellate litigation, including matters involving contract disputes, business torts, fraud, and false claims. Sachin has helped plaintiffs recover more than $200 million dollars and has successfully represented defendants in business disputes, including obtaining a complete defense verdict following trial.

Before joining the firm, Sachin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard W. Story in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Sachin received his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Law Review and a member of the national moot court competition team. He received his undergraduate degree in political science, magna cum laude, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs.

Representative Work

Successfully served as plaintiffs’ counsel in an action alleging professional malpractice, fraud, and RICO claims against a Big Four accounting firm.

Successfully served as plaintiffs’ counsel in a class action breach of contract/RICO case alleging that a Fortune 100 shipping company intentionally overcharged its customers by imposing unwarranted delivery surcharges.

Successfully represented defendants in obtaining a jury verdict on all claims, including RICO claim, in an action brought by a former business partner seeking over $5 million in damages.

Successfully obtained multiple, multi-million dollar judgments on behalf of a bank in breach of contract actions.

Successfully defended a corporation against claims by a competitor of tortious interference with contract.

Successfully defended a corporation against claims by minority shareholders of fraud and wrongdoing.

PRO BONO CASES

Successfully represented an inmate abused by a prison official. 

Represented tenants facing eviction through AVLF’s Eviction Defense Program.

Represented the Legislative Black Caucus of Georgia, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, and League of United Latin American Citizens in challenging Georgia’s 2011 redistricting plans.

Represented a death row inmate in challenging Georgia’s lethal injection secrecy act, including oral argument before the Georgia Supreme Court.

Successfully represented an elected official in pursuing a defamation claim relating to false political advertising.

Professional Activities

Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, Board of Directors, Member

GreenLaw, Board of Directors, Member

LEAD Atlanta Class of 2014

University of Georgia Law School Association Council, Member

Red Clay Democrats, Board of Governors, Member

American Constitution Society, Georgia Lawyers Chapter Executive Board, Member

Barrister, Lumpkin Inn of Court (2013 - 2015)

Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy, State Bar of Georgia (2013 - 2014)

Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Member

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Atlanta
1201 West Peachtree Street NW
Suite 3900
Atlanta, GA 30309

Education

University of Georgia, J.D., cum laude, 2009

  • Articles Editor, Georgia Law Review
  • Winner, Talmadge Moot Court Competition
  • Winner and Best Oralist, Russell Moot Court Competition
  • Winner, Beaird Closing Argument Competition
  • Order of the Barristers

University of Georgia, M.P.A., 2005

University of Georgia, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005

  • Foundation Fellow
  • Phi Beta Kappa 
  • President, Student Government Association

Previous Experience

Law Clerk, Judge Richard W. Story, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2009-2011

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