Joseph C. "Tripp" Peake, III


Joseph C. “Tripp” Peake, III, is a civil trial attorney with more than 20 years of significant experience handling matters on behalf of corporate, individual, insurance, and governmental clients. During such time, Mr. Peake has successfully litigated a wide range of complex civil claims and commercial disputes, as well as actions resulting from the negligence of others.

Mr. Peake is a focused, hands-on attorney who works closely with his clients to ensure that their goals are achieved. Mr. Peake’s areas of practice include complex civil and commercial litigation, contract disputes, business torts, trade secret, confidential information and restrictive covenant disputes, fraudulent business practices, fiduciary duty litigation, construction and real property disputes, labor and employment claims, as well as personal injury, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, vicious animal, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death claims.

Prior to establishing Shires Peake & Gottlieb, Mr. Peake was a partner with Stout Kaiser Peake & Hendrick, where he successfully litigated numerous complex civil, personal injury, and commercial matters garnering millions of dollars in judgments and recoveries for his clients. Before that, Mr. Peake was a partner with Jarrard & Davis, where he provided counsel to Forsyth, Cherokee, Barrow and Franklin Counties.

Mr. Peake received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia in 1995, and his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1998. He is admitted to practice in all State and Superior Courts in Georgia, as well as the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Peake is a member of the State Bar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Fulton and Forsyth County Bar Associations, Leadership Resource Team, Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta, and a 2007 graduate of Leadership Forsyth. Outside of work, Mr. Peake enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading, live music, and UGA football. He and his wife, Emily, reside in Cumming, Georgia, with their three daughters, Caroline, Whitney, and Sara Cate.

Mr. Peake has authored several materials on employment law, including “Discrimination in the Workplace: Claims, Cases & Prevention” and “Cost Saving Measures that Impact Personnel,” as well as a presentation to the Georgia Local Government Personnel Association Spring 2010 conference entitled “Issues that Keep Local Governments in Court: Case Studies on Liability.” Mr. Peake also co-authored “Fraud in the Application – The Insured’s Perspective,” an ICLE presentation at the 18th Annual Insurance Law Institute Conference.