Rocco E.


Rocco Testani is co-leader of the firm’s Business and Commercial Litigation team and head of the firm’s Education, Government and Civil Rights team. He has represented state and local government officials across the nation in school finance matters, including education funding and adequacy litigation. Rocco also represents clients in litigation ranging from complex business disputes to civil rights and constitutional law cases.

Over the past 20 years, Rocco has tried numerous cases in both federal and state courts, in Georgia and other states. He has a broad range of experience in many types of cases including “bet the company” business litigation matters, as well as in high-profile public policy and governmental disputes. Rocco has also served as a special assistant attorney general.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of commercial litigation (2015) 

Selected as a Georgia Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation (2012-2016)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of education law (2007-2016)

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, Federalist Society
Member, Law and Judiciary Committee, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Member, State Bar of Georgia/Georgia Chamber of Commerce Task Force on Electronic Discovery
Chairman of the Board, Reach for Excellence, Marist School
Past Chairman of the Board, Catholic Charities Atlanta
Past Chairman of the Board, Christ the King School

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Emory University, Phi Beta Kappa
    Harry S. Truman Scholar
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Trial and Appellate Courts Georgia

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