John W. Sillay











John Sillay joined James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP in 2016. His practice focuses on providing financial institutions with legal services that address potential risk while allowing daily business operations to go uninterrupted. John works closely with executive management, loan officers, and branch personnel to ensure that his clients are able to mitigate risk while continuing to serve their customers. John has extensive experience negotiating vendor contracts in a highly scrutinized regulatory environment and handles almost any issue that a financial institution may face in its day-to-day operations.

John is an active member of the Macon community. He is a member of the Macon North Rotary Club where he serves on the Community Service Committee, planning and executing the club’s many community service projects. John also serves as the Enterprise Risk Management Chairman for the Executive Board of the Central Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America, applying his skills in risk assessment and mitigation to give back to an organization that has played a large role in John’s life.

John enjoys reading, playing golf and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Practice Areas

Professional Organizations/Activities

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Macon Bar Association
  • Boy Scouts of America, Central Georgia Council
  • Macon North Rotary Club


  • Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University (J.D., 2013)
  • University of the South (B.A., Philosophy, 2010)


  • Georgia, 2013
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Administrative/Legal Assistant Contact

Name: Cindy McCuen
Title: Legal Assistant
Phone: 478.749.9910

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