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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: integrity, servant leadership, respect for others and the pursuit of excellence. 

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James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce the addition of attorney Mark A. Buckland to the firm’s Tax and Wealth Planning practice group

June 24, 2022

JBBG is thrilled to announce the addition of attorney Mark A. Buckland to the firm’s Tax and Wealth Planning practice group. Mark’s practice focuses on corporate and transactional law, including corporate formation, structuring corporate entities and contractual negotiations. Prior to joining JBBG, Mark gained experience in a wide range of bankruptcy, real estate, corporate and business matters, including extensive experience in representation of property owners and tenants in commercial leasing matters. Mark earned his B.S. in Psychology from Georgia College & State University in 2014. He then earned his J.D. from Mercer University School of Law in 2018. James Bates Brannan Groover LLP is excited to have the knowledge, standards and dedication that Mark brings to the team.

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James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce the addition of attorney L. Carrington "Carrie" Weldon to the firm’s General Litigation practice group.

May 20, 2022

JBBG is thrilled to announce the addition of attorney L. Carrington "Carrie" Weldon to the firm’s General Litigation practice group.Carrie’s practice focuses on general litigation matters including representing insurance companies, local governments, and businesses in a variety of civil matters. Carrie has extensive experience in a wide range of matters in civil and family law. Prior to joining James Bates Brannan Groover LLP, the primary focus of Carrie’s practice was personal injury, family law, and general civil litigation. She also has experience in employment law, adoption, wills and estates and guardianships.Carrie is originally from Texas but has primarily resided in Georgia since graduating from college. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Bryan College, graduating cum laude in 1999. Carrie then earned her Juris Doctor from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law in 2019, graduating cum laude. While at Mercer, Carrie earned a certificate in Advance Legal Writing, Research and Drafting; competed in three moot court competitions; and was a published editing member of Mercer Law Review Volume 70 on her article related to Fourth Amendment rights to privacy.James Bates Brannan Groover LLP is excited to have the knowledge, expertise, standards, and dedication that Carrie brings to the team. 

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James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce the addition of attorney Amanda M. Morris to the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group.

May 13, 2022

JBBG is thrilled to announce the addition of attorney Amanda M. Morris to the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group.Amanda’s practice focuses on business and commercial litigation. She has extensive experience in a wide range of civil actions in both federal and state courts. Prior to joining James Bates Brannan Groover LLP, the primary focus of Amanda’s practice was railroad law, representing Class I and short-line railroads in Georgia and insurance defense matters. She also has experience in employment discrimination and retaliation cases, whistleblower claims, personal injury and wrongful death, tractor-trailer litigation, and Medicare compliance. Amanda also previously served as a judicial law clerk in the Oconee Judicial Circuit.Amanda is originally from Vidalia, Georgia. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Brewton-Parker College in 2000, where she was a member of the women’s varsity tennis team, and a B.A. in English from The University of Georgia in 2001. Amanda then earned her Juris Doctor as well as an additional certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law in 2004.James Bates Brannan Groover LLP is excited to have the knowledge, understanding, standards, and dedication that Amanda brings to the team.

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