John P. Reale

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  • Partner at Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP (116 Attorneys)
  • 303 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 3500, Atlanta, GA 30308
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Jack Reale has been practicing law for 38 years and focuses his trial practice on General Liability and represents corporations, insurance companies, and sports venues and arenas. He handles premises liability and general tort cases.

For nearly 25 years he has been the Administrator of the Georgia Self-Insurers Guaranty Trust Fund. Throughout this period, he has worked closely with the legislature and the State Board of Workers’ Compensation in drafting legislation regarding self-insurance in Georgia. Mr. Reale and his staff have resolved more than 400 claims and provided for nearly $50 million in benefits to injured workers, families and their dependents.

During his career, Jack Reale has represented hundreds of professional football players in the negotiation and drafting of playing contracts and commercial endorsements as well as estate planning, tax preparation, and general legal services. He has represented first round draft picks, and a number of NCAA National Football Coaches of the Year, as well as an NFL Coach of the Year. Mr. Reale is the Workers’ Compensation panel attorney for the NFL Players Association for Georgia and has the distinction of being the first licensed sports agent in Georgia.

Mr. Reale is designated a Martindale-Hubbell AV peer review attorney, the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics. In 2017, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 24th edition. Jack Reale was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 25th edition of Best Lawyers in America in the field of Workers' Compensation in Atlanta.

Related News, Publications & Presentations

DEF Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 . Best Lawyers. August 2018.

Partner Jack Reale to Speak at the Annual SIGFA Meeting . Self-Insurance Guaranty Funds of America. October 2018.

Attorney Jack Reale Recognized As One of the Best in Sports Law . Georgia Trend Magazine. December 2016.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • General Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Sports Law
  • Workers' Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404-885-6404  Phone
University Attended:
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, B.A., Political Science, 1971
Law School Attended:
Vanderbilt School of Law, J.D., 1976
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia; United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; Supreme Court of Georgia; Court of Appeals of Georgia; 1976, Georgia; United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


State Bar of Georgia, Workers' Compensation Section and the Sports and Entertainment Section

Atlanta Bar Association

Federal Bar Association


American Bar Association, Torts and Insurance Practice Section

Sports Lawyers Association


Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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