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

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Updates on Preparation for COVID-19

March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020 Update:JBBG remains open and ready to meet the needs of our valued clients. In effort to remain cautious and protect our clients and employees, we have temporarily suspended in-person meetings, but are available by phone, email or video conference.  JBBG will provide updated notifications through email and social media pages. In this time of social distancing, it is more important than ever to stay connected. We are fully equipped to continue to meet your needs. Our attorneys and staff are available by email, phone and video conference and stand ready to assist you. March 17, 2020 Update: At James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP (JBBG), the well-being of our employees, clients, and community is our top priority. JBBG is keeping a close eye on the spread of COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, within the state of Georgia and we continue to do everything in our power to keep clients and employees informed and updated. JBBG offices are open and will remain open at this time. If either or both offices must close in order to ensure the safety of our employees and clients, JBBG will immediately do so. We are, of course, equipped with technology for situations such as this and are ready and able to meet your needs in the event of an office closure.  Our attorneys and staff are available by email, phone and video conference and stand ready to assist you. Rest assured, we are monitoring and adjusting all operations to ensure we meet the needs of our clients. Some of the steps JBBG is taking to ensure the safety of our employees and clients are:- Routinely and thoroughly sanitizing all public areas within JBBG facilities;- Reminding employees of proper hygiene procedures to remain healthy and prevent the spread of illness; and- Instructing employees to prioritize their health and the health of others in the office by remaining home if they are feeling unwell. As part of our commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for our employees and clients, we are taking the following precautions and are asking our attorneys and staff to meet with clients via telephone or video conference instead of in person meetings. You may also arrange to e-sign documents and pay invoices via credit card. Know that JBBG is doing everything in our power to provide the exceptional level of service of our clients expect. JBBG continues to monitor developments concerning the virus from trusted sources, including the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organizations (WHO), federal agencies/regulators, and state/local health agencies. We do not yet know the full extent of the impact of this unprecedented situation; however, we remain fully focused on serving to our clients and community.


James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce that Kathryn Willis has joined the Firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group.

March 06, 2020

We are thrilled to announce the addition of attorney Kathryn Willis to the Firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group. Kathryn Willis maintains a statewide general litigation and trial practice, representing individuals, businesses, and local governments in a variety of civil matters including business disputes, employment disputes, contractual disputes, and probate matters, including guardianship/conservatorship matters and will/trust disputes. Kathryn also has experience in both transactional and litigation real estate matters, including stormwater runoff litigation, boundary line disputes, eminent domain, billboard sale/acquisition transactions, and other commercial real estate development matters such as zoning, permitting and construction financing. Kathryn Willis earned a B.S. in psychology from the University of Georgia, graduating cum laude in 2006. While at UGA, Kathryn was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. Thereafter, she moved to Macon to attend the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor and graduated cum laude in 2009. While at Mercer University, Kathryn was a member of the Mercer Law Review. James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is excited to have the experience, knowledge, values, and commitment that Kathryn brings to the team.


JBBG welcomes Jamie Shaw

January 29, 2020

Please help us welcome Jamie Shaw as the newest legal assistant in our Commercial Litigation practice group. Jamie was born and raised in Alabama. She enjoys reading, bowling, traveling, college football, the Auburn Tigers and spending time with family, especially her husband and three daughters. Welcome Jamie, we are thrilled you have chosen to be a part of the JBBG family.


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