a full-service business law firm

James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is a full-service business law firm delivering high-quality, cost-effective legal services for individuals and businesses throughout Georgia. Our firm believes in Southern values and represents Southern progress. As Georgia’s Law Firm, James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is here to help grow and protect our clients’ interests — and to deliver an entrepreneurial, creative approach designed to help our clients throughout Georgia succeed in achieving their goals. We do so with a non-negotiable commitment to our core values: excellence, integrity, honesty, client driven, Scriptural principles and respect for families and staff.

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James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce that Marlina Rogers has joined the firm

November 11, 2017

JBBG announces the addition of attorney Marlina Anne Rogers to the firm’s General Litigation practice group. Marlina’s practice focuses on general civil litigation, employment law, premises liability, eminent domain, business law, insurance litigation and appellate litigation. She is passionate about providing superior client representation and brings experience from varied types of in-house counsel settings, both within the private and government sectors. Prior to joining James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP, Marlina worked as an Associate Attorney at Harris & James, LLP where she gained experience in estate planning, business litigation, eminent domain, municipal law and healthcare law. Marlina earned her Juris Doctor with honors from the University Of Tulsa College Of Law in 2015 and her Bachelors of Arts, Communications from East Tennessee State University in 2012. James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is excited to have the experience, knowledge, values, and commitment that Marlina brings to the team. Marlina can be reached at mrogers@jamesbatesllp.com or 478.749.9987.

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JBBG Featured in Article by the United Soccer League

September 28, 2017

Duke Groover, senior partner at James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP, is leading a steering committee to bring professional soccer to Central Georgia following the United Soccer League’s Division III expansion team’s visit to Macon, Georgia, on Wednesday. Groover also revealed intentions to explore the development of a soccer-specific stadium in downtown Macon, which could host a variety of other sporting and entertainment events year-round. Macon has seen recent downtown commercial development and has a vibrant student population from Mercer University, Wesleyan College, Macon State College and Central Georgia Technical College – all of which call the Georgia city home. Click Here to continue reading. 

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James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce that Rob Swartwood has joined the firm

August 09, 2017

JBBG announces the addition of attorney Robert L. Swartwood II to the firm’s Corporate and Transactional practice group. Rob provides comprehensive corporate counsel to businesses throughout the country, with a specific emphasis on mergers and acquisitions in the middle market. With a breadth of experience leading buy- and sell-side transactions, across a variety of industry verticals, for financial and strategic buyers and sellers alike, Rob brings a wealth of experience that adds value to his clients as a true advisor and trusted counselor. Prior to joining James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP, Rob worked as an Associate Attorney at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers, LLC in Marietta, Georgia. Prior to becoming an attorney, Rob was an infantry officer in the United States Army, and served his country faithfully for fourteen years, including multiple overseas tours. Rob earned his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2009, and his Bachelor of Science in Military Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2001. Mr. Swartwood can be reached at rswartwood@jamesbatesllp.com or 404.844.2756. 

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