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 Chris Conley has joined the firm

July 07, 2017

Mr. Conley’s practice focuses on civil litigation, where he represents clients in business, employment, estate, contract, and personal injury matters. He is also a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Mr. Conley graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in December of 2016. While attending Wake Forest, Mr. Conley was heavily involved in the school’s clinical programs. He participated in the Commercial Law and Business Clinic as well as the Micro-Trade and Development Clinic in Nicaragua representing his clients in business planning and international trade. Mr. Conley also studied abroad in London in the summer of 2015 taking classes on the English common law and transnational litigation. In addition to his travels, Mr. Conley was very involved in Wake Forest’s Moot Court program. He was a semifinalist in the class-wide Moot Court Intramural Competition, earning automatic membership into the Moot Court program. He grew up in Jackson, Georgia and currently resides in Macon, Georgia. Mr. Conley can be reached at cconley@jamesbatesllp.com or 478.749.9908. 


James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce that John McMichael has joined the firm

April 14, 2017

McMichael practices in the fields of estate and asset protection planning. He works with clients to design and implement family asset protection plans and business succession plans. In addition, McMichael assists clients with other estate planning matters, including preparing Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Directives in Healthcare. He graduated from Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a degree in Economics, and then received his Juris Doctor from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He and his wife Kellam reside in Macon with their daughter Charlotte.


James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce that Hays McQueen has joined the firm

April 12, 2017

McQueen focuses his legal practice on business and corporate transactions including contractual negotiations, corporate formation, mergers, acquisitions and both public and commercial financing. In addition, he has garnered a vast array of experience in the areas of commercial litigation, appellate practice, and transactional work. McQueen currently works with clients to provide advice in areas of general need ranging from the formation of the business to exit strategies including mergers, acquisitions, dissolutions, and everything in between. Originally from Alabama but raised in Macon, Georgia, McQueen graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor at Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law. McQueen is a member of various civic and charitable organizations throughout the Macon area. He and his wife, Anne, have a son, Holmes, and are active members of Vineville United Methodist Church.


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