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We aim to serve you well, while being sensitive to the value of our services. To that end, we provide high-quality, sophisticated legal services and counsel for reasonable fees. Our comfortable size and multi-office platform allow us the flexibility to work efficiently and provide cost-effective solutions to all of our clients—excellent outcomes often at significant savings over other law firms.

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Partners

Name Phone Number Email Practice Areas
W. Carter Bates III
Partner
478.749.9906 CBates@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
T. Daniel Brannan
Partner
404.997.6023 DBrannan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Real Estate
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
G. Grant Greenwood, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9935 GGreenwood@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Healthcare
  • Data and Information and Security
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction
Duke R. Groover
Partner
478.749.9931 DGroover@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Employment Law
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Agriculture Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Local Government Law
Corrie E. Hall
Partner
478.749.9949 CHall@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Subrogation
  • Employment Law
Chason L. Harrison, Jr.
Partner
404.997.7504 CHarrison@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Heather D. Hestley
Partner
404.997.6032 HHestley@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA, USDA)
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
William P. Horkan, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9960 WHorkan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Agriculture Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business and Partnership Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Estate and Trust Disputes
  • Probate Administration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Law
  • Data and Information and Security
Senator John F. Kennedy
Partner
478.749.9981 JKennedy@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Receivership
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Business Advice
  • Railroad Defense
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Michelle LaLonde
Partner
404.997.7510 MLalonde@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Corporate Business Law Agreements
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Gift Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Healthcare
Hays B McQueen
Partner
478.749.9915 HMcqueen@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Public Finance
  • Business Planning
  • Asset Protection
Jo Lanier Meeks
Partner
404.844.2755 JMeeks@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Financial Services Professional Liability Defense
  • Securities Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Agent Liability
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Services Litigation
John B. (Jack) Nichols
Partner
478.749.9982 JNichols@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Appellate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Litigation
Sara Kate Rumsey
Partner
404.997.7516 SKRumsey@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate + Transactional
Alec N. Sedki
Partner
404.997.7511 ASedki@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation
Bryson M. Smith
Partner
404.997.7505 BSmith@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Real Estate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Gregory C. Sowell
Partner
706.215.8330 GSowell@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
Willard D. Thompson
Partner
706.215.8324 WThompson@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Family Business Planning
  • Taxation
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations & Charitable Giving
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate, Business & Transactional Planning
  • Corporate & Transactional Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Business Succession Planning
Michael N. White
Partner
706.215.8323 MWhite@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Securities Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
Doroteya N. Wozniak
Partner
404.997.6031 DWozniak@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation

Counsel

Name Phone Number Email Practice Areas
Richard A. Epps, Jr.
Counsel
478.749.9917 REpps@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Real Estate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
Christopher Gordon
Counsel
478.742.4280 CGordon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Criminal Law
  • Appellate
S. Elizabeth Hall
Counsel
478.749.9923 EHall@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
W. Donald Handberry
Counsel
478.749.9973 dhandberry@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Litigation
  • General Liability Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Subrogation
Amanda M. Morris
Counsel
478.749.9976 AMorris@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
Edgeley A. Myers
Counsel
478.749.9987 EMyers@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
Dallas J. Roper
Counsel
478.749.9937 DRoper@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
Lauren N. Schultz
Counsel
478.749.9993 LSchultz@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Local Government
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Tort Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Ad Valorem Tax Appeal
  • Litigation
Shepard R. Smith
Counsel
706.215.8327 SSmith@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
Kim H. Stroup
Counsel
478.749.9929 KStroup@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Probate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Adoptions
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
Kathryn S. Willis
Counsel
478.749.9914 KWillis@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate Matters

Associates

Name Phone Number Email Practice Areas
Taylor Alig
Associate
478.749.9912 TAlig@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
James F. Banter
Associate
478.749.9992 JBanter@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
Andrew T. Barksdale
Associate
404.844.2768 ABarksdale@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Healthcare
William L. Bennett
Associate
478.336.5513 WBennett@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Trust Modification
  • Charitable Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
Mark A. Buckland
Associate
478.749.9928 MBuckland@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Business Litigation
  • Asset Protection
  • Business Planning
  • Real Estate
H. Park Burford
Associate
478.742.4280 PBurford@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
Jackson A. Bush
Associate
404.844.2761 JBush@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA, USDA)
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Mary Frances Dennis
Associate
404.978.7768 MDennis@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Bruce D. Dubberly IV
Associate
478.742.4280 BDubberly@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Probate and Estate Administration
Taylor S. Eisenhauer
Associate
404.978.7807 TEisenhauer@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Technology
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
Walker W. Kinney
Associate
404.977.7512 WKinney@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Kelly L. Mason
Associate
478.336.5502 KMason@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Insurance
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
Jonathan O. Nwiloh, Jr.
Associate
404.978.7804 JNwiloh@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
Blake Ogden
Associate
706.215.8334 BOgden@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Litigation
Morgan S. Ownbey
Associate
404.997.6029 MOwnbey@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Andrew G. Smith
Associate
404.844.2764 ASmith@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Andrada Steele
Associate
478.749.9913 ASteele@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Litigation
Donia M. Wanna
Associate
478.336.5500 DWanna@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Local Government Law
Joshua J. Ware
Associate
478.336.5510 JWare@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Probate & Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
L. Carrington "Carrie" Weldon
Associate
478.749.9979 CWeldon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Insurance
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • General Litigation
Erin S. Woodside
Associate
706.215.8325 EWoodside@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
Spencer D. Woody
Associate
478.749.9972 SWoody@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Local Government Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
G. Grant Greenwood, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9935 Download GGreenwood@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Healthcare
  • Data and Information and Security
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction
Senator John F. Kennedy
Partner
478.749.9981 Download JKennedy@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Receivership
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Business Advice
  • Railroad Defense
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Appellate

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Christopher Gordon
Counsel
478.742.4280 Download CGordon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Criminal Law
  • Appellate
John B. (Jack) Nichols
Partner
478.749.9982 Download JNichols@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Appellate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Litigation

Banking + Financial Institutions

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
James F. Banter
Associate
478.749.9992 Download JBanter@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
T. Daniel Brannan
Partner
404.997.6023 Download DBrannan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Real Estate
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
Jackson A. Bush
Associate
404.844.2761 Download JBush@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA, USDA)
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Richard A. Epps, Jr.
Counsel
478.749.9917 Download REpps@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Real Estate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
G. Grant Greenwood, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9935 Download GGreenwood@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Healthcare
  • Data and Information and Security
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction
Corrie E. Hall
Partner
478.749.9949 Download CHall@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Subrogation
  • Employment Law
S. Elizabeth Hall
Counsel
478.749.9923 Download EHall@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
Heather D. Hestley
Partner
404.997.6032 Download HHestley@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA, USDA)
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
John B. (Jack) Nichols
Partner
478.749.9982 Download JNichols@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Appellate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Litigation
Morgan S. Ownbey
Associate
404.997.6029 Download MOwnbey@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Sara Kate Rumsey
Partner
404.997.7516 Download SKRumsey@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate + Transactional
Alec N. Sedki
Partner
404.997.7511 Download ASedki@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation
Bryson M. Smith
Partner
404.997.7505 Download BSmith@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Real Estate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Kim H. Stroup
Counsel
478.749.9929 Download KStroup@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Probate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Adoptions
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
Michael N. White
Partner
706.215.8323 Download MWhite@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Securities Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
Erin S. Woodside
Associate
706.215.8325 Download EWoodside@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
Doroteya N. Wozniak
Partner
404.997.6031 Download DWozniak@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation

Churches + Religious Organizations

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
W. Carter Bates III
Partner
478.749.9906 Download CBates@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
T. Daniel Brannan
Partner
404.997.6023 Download DBrannan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Real Estate
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
Taylor S. Eisenhauer
Associate
404.978.7807 Download TEisenhauer@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Technology
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
G. Grant Greenwood, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9935 Download GGreenwood@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Healthcare
  • Data and Information and Security
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction

Construction

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
G. Grant Greenwood, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9935 Download GGreenwood@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Healthcare
  • Data and Information and Security
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction
Duke R. Groover
Partner
478.749.9931 Download DGroover@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Employment Law
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Agriculture Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Local Government Law

Corporate + Transactional

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Taylor Alig
Associate
478.749.9912 Download TAlig@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
Andrew T. Barksdale
Associate
404.844.2768 Download ABarksdale@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Healthcare
W. Carter Bates III
Partner
478.749.9906 Download CBates@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
William L. Bennett
Associate
478.336.5513 Download WBennett@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Trust Modification
  • Charitable Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
T. Daniel Brannan
Partner
404.997.6023 Download DBrannan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Real Estate
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
Mark A. Buckland
Associate
478.749.9928 Download MBuckland@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Business Litigation
  • Asset Protection
  • Business Planning
  • Real Estate
Mary Frances Dennis
Associate
404.978.7768 Download MDennis@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Taylor S. Eisenhauer
Associate
404.978.7807 Download TEisenhauer@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Technology
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
Chason L. Harrison, Jr.
Partner
404.997.7504 Download CHarrison@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Walker W. Kinney
Associate
404.977.7512 Download WKinney@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Michelle LaLonde
Partner
404.997.7510 Download MLalonde@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Corporate Business Law Agreements
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Gift Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Healthcare
Hays B McQueen
Partner
478.749.9915 Download HMcqueen@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Public Finance
  • Business Planning
  • Asset Protection
Jonathan O. Nwiloh, Jr.
Associate
404.978.7804 Download JNwiloh@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
Morgan S. Ownbey
Associate
404.997.6029 Download MOwnbey@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Sara Kate Rumsey
Partner
404.997.7516 Download SKRumsey@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate + Transactional
Andrew G. Smith
Associate
404.844.2764 Download ASmith@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Joshua J. Ware
Associate
478.336.5510 Download JWare@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Probate & Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
Michael N. White
Partner
706.215.8323 Download MWhite@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Securities Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
Erin S. Woodside
Associate
706.215.8325 Download EWoodside@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Tax + Wealth Planning

Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
S. Elizabeth Hall
Counsel
478.749.9923 Download EHall@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
Kim H. Stroup
Counsel
478.749.9929 Download KStroup@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Probate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Adoptions
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
Michael N. White
Partner
706.215.8323 Download MWhite@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Securities Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
Erin S. Woodside
Associate
706.215.8325 Download EWoodside@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
Doroteya N. Wozniak
Partner
404.997.6031 Download DWozniak@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation

Eminent Domain

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Bruce D. Dubberly IV
Associate
478.742.4280 Download BDubberly@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Probate and Estate Administration
Duke R. Groover
Partner
478.749.9931 Download DGroover@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Employment Law
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Agriculture Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Local Government Law
Gregory C. Sowell
Partner
706.215.8330 Download GSowell@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
Kim H. Stroup
Counsel
478.749.9929 Download KStroup@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Probate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Adoptions
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
Kathryn S. Willis
Counsel
478.749.9914 Download KWillis@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate Matters

Employment Law

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
James F. Banter
Associate
478.749.9992 Download JBanter@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
G. Grant Greenwood, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9935 Download GGreenwood@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Healthcare
  • Data and Information and Security
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction
Duke R. Groover
Partner
478.749.9931 Download DGroover@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Employment Law
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Agriculture Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Local Government Law
Corrie E. Hall
Partner
478.749.9949 Download CHall@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Subrogation
  • Employment Law
William P. Horkan, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9960 Download WHorkan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Agriculture Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business and Partnership Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Estate and Trust Disputes
  • Probate Administration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Law
  • Data and Information and Security
Amanda M. Morris
Counsel
478.749.9976 Download AMorris@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
John B. (Jack) Nichols
Partner
478.749.9982 Download JNichols@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Appellate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Litigation
Lauren N. Schultz
Counsel
478.749.9993 Download LSchultz@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Local Government
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Tort Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Ad Valorem Tax Appeal
  • Litigation
Donia M. Wanna
Associate
478.336.5500 Download DWanna@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Local Government Law
Kathryn S. Willis
Counsel
478.749.9914 Download KWillis@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate Matters

Environmental

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Alec N. Sedki
Partner
404.997.7511 Download ASedki@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation

Healthcare

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Andrew T. Barksdale
Associate
404.844.2768 Download ABarksdale@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Healthcare
G. Grant Greenwood, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9935 Download GGreenwood@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Healthcare
  • Data and Information and Security
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction
Michelle LaLonde
Partner
404.997.7510 Download MLalonde@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Corporate Business Law Agreements
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Gift Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Healthcare

Insurance

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Christopher Gordon
Counsel
478.742.4280 Download CGordon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Criminal Law
  • Appellate
Duke R. Groover
Partner
478.749.9931 Download DGroover@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Employment Law
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Agriculture Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Local Government Law
Corrie E. Hall
Partner
478.749.9949 Download CHall@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Subrogation
  • Employment Law
W. Donald Handberry
Counsel
478.749.9973 Download dhandberry@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Litigation
  • General Liability Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Subrogation
Kelly L. Mason
Associate
478.336.5502 Download KMason@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Insurance
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
Jo Lanier Meeks
Partner
404.844.2755 Download JMeeks@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Financial Services Professional Liability Defense
  • Securities Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Agent Liability
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Services Litigation
Amanda M. Morris
Counsel
478.749.9976 Download AMorris@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
Lauren N. Schultz
Counsel
478.749.9993 Download LSchultz@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Local Government
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Tort Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Ad Valorem Tax Appeal
  • Litigation
Shepard R. Smith
Counsel
706.215.8327 Download SSmith@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
L. Carrington "Carrie" Weldon
Associate
478.749.9979 Download CWeldon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Insurance
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • General Litigation
Spencer D. Woody
Associate
478.749.9972 Download SWoody@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Local Government Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation

Litigation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
James F. Banter
Associate
478.749.9992 Download JBanter@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
H. Park Burford
Associate
478.742.4280 Download PBurford@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
Bruce D. Dubberly IV
Associate
478.742.4280 Download BDubberly@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Probate and Estate Administration
Richard A. Epps, Jr.
Counsel
478.749.9917 Download REpps@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Real Estate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
Christopher Gordon
Counsel
478.742.4280 Download CGordon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Criminal Law
  • Appellate
G. Grant Greenwood, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9935 Download GGreenwood@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Healthcare
  • Data and Information and Security
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction
Duke R. Groover
Partner
478.749.9931 Download DGroover@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Employment Law
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Agriculture Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Local Government Law
Corrie E. Hall
Partner
478.749.9949 Download CHall@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Subrogation
  • Employment Law
W. Donald Handberry
Counsel
478.749.9973 Download dhandberry@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Litigation
  • General Liability Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Subrogation
Senator John F. Kennedy
Partner
478.749.9981 Download JKennedy@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Receivership
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Business Advice
  • Railroad Defense
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Kelly L. Mason
Associate
478.336.5502 Download KMason@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Insurance
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
Jo Lanier Meeks
Partner
404.844.2755 Download JMeeks@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Financial Services Professional Liability Defense
  • Securities Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Agent Liability
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Services Litigation
Amanda M. Morris
Counsel
478.749.9976 Download AMorris@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
Edgeley A. Myers
Counsel
478.749.9987 Download EMyers@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
John B. (Jack) Nichols
Partner
478.749.9982 Download JNichols@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Appellate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Litigation
Blake Ogden
Associate
706.215.8334 Download BOgden@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Litigation
Dallas J. Roper
Counsel
478.749.9937 Download DRoper@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
Lauren N. Schultz
Counsel
478.749.9993 Download LSchultz@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Local Government
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Tort Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Ad Valorem Tax Appeal
  • Litigation
Alec N. Sedki
Partner
404.997.7511 Download ASedki@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation
Shepard R. Smith
Counsel
706.215.8327 Download SSmith@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
Gregory C. Sowell
Partner
706.215.8330 Download GSowell@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
Kim H. Stroup
Counsel
478.749.9929 Download KStroup@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Probate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Adoptions
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
Donia M. Wanna
Associate
478.336.5500 Download DWanna@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Local Government Law
L. Carrington "Carrie" Weldon
Associate
478.749.9979 Download CWeldon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Insurance
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • General Litigation
Michael N. White
Partner
706.215.8323 Download MWhite@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Securities Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
Kathryn S. Willis
Counsel
478.749.9914 Download KWillis@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate Matters
Spencer D. Woody
Associate
478.749.9972 Download SWoody@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Local Government Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation

Real Estate

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
T. Daniel Brannan
Partner
404.997.6023 Download DBrannan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Real Estate
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
Mark A. Buckland
Associate
478.749.9928 Download MBuckland@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Business Litigation
  • Asset Protection
  • Business Planning
  • Real Estate
Jackson A. Bush
Associate
404.844.2761 Download JBush@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA, USDA)
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Richard A. Epps, Jr.
Counsel
478.749.9917 Download REpps@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Real Estate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
S. Elizabeth Hall
Counsel
478.749.9923 Download EHall@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
Heather D. Hestley
Partner
404.997.6032 Download HHestley@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA, USDA)
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Sara Kate Rumsey
Partner
404.997.7516 Download SKRumsey@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate + Transactional
Bryson M. Smith
Partner
404.997.7505 Download BSmith@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Real Estate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Gregory C. Sowell
Partner
706.215.8330 Download GSowell@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
Kim H. Stroup
Counsel
478.749.9929 Download KStroup@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Probate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Adoptions
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
Michael N. White
Partner
706.215.8323 Download MWhite@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Securities Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
Kathryn S. Willis
Counsel
478.749.9914 Download KWillis@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate Matters

Tax + Wealth Planning

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Taylor Alig
Associate
478.749.9912 Download TAlig@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
W. Carter Bates III
Partner
478.749.9906 Download CBates@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
William L. Bennett
Associate
478.336.5513 Download WBennett@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Trust Modification
  • Charitable Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
Michelle LaLonde
Partner
404.997.7510 Download MLalonde@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Corporate Business Law Agreements
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Gift Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Healthcare
Jonathan O. Nwiloh, Jr.
Associate
404.978.7804 Download JNwiloh@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
Kim H. Stroup
Counsel
478.749.9929 Download KStroup@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Probate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Adoptions
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
Willard D. Thompson
Partner
706.215.8324 Download WThompson@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Family Business Planning
  • Taxation
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations & Charitable Giving
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate, Business & Transactional Planning
  • Corporate & Transactional Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Business Succession Planning
Joshua J. Ware
Associate
478.336.5510 Download JWare@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Probate & Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
Erin S. Woodside
Associate
706.215.8325 Download EWoodside@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Tax + Wealth Planning

Adoptions

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Kim H. Stroup
Counsel
478.749.9929 Download KStroup@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Probate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Adoptions
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Tax + Wealth Planning

Agriculture Law

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Duke R. Groover
Partner
478.749.9931 Download DGroover@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Employment Law
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Agriculture Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Local Government Law
William P. Horkan, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9960 Download WHorkan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Agriculture Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business and Partnership Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Estate and Trust Disputes
  • Probate Administration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Law
  • Data and Information and Security

Asset Protection

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Mark A. Buckland
Associate
478.749.9928 Download MBuckland@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Business Litigation
  • Asset Protection
  • Business Planning
  • Real Estate
Hays B McQueen
Partner
478.749.9915 Download HMcqueen@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Public Finance
  • Business Planning
  • Asset Protection

Asset Protection Planning

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
W. Carter Bates III
Partner
478.749.9906 Download CBates@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Churches + Religious Organizations

Business

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Doroteya N. Wozniak
Partner
404.997.6031 Download DWozniak@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation

Business Advice

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Senator John F. Kennedy
Partner
478.749.9981 Download JKennedy@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Receivership
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Business Advice
  • Railroad Defense
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Business and Commercial Litigation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
James F. Banter
Associate
478.749.9992 Download JBanter@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
H. Park Burford
Associate
478.742.4280 Download PBurford@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
Bruce D. Dubberly IV
Associate
478.742.4280 Download BDubberly@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Probate and Estate Administration
Duke R. Groover
Partner
478.749.9931 Download DGroover@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Employment Law
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Agriculture Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Local Government Law
Corrie E. Hall
Partner
478.749.9949 Download CHall@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Subrogation
  • Employment Law
Kelly L. Mason
Associate
478.336.5502 Download KMason@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Insurance
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
Jo Lanier Meeks
Partner
404.844.2755 Download JMeeks@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Financial Services Professional Liability Defense
  • Securities Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Agent Liability
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Services Litigation
Edgeley A. Myers
Counsel
478.749.9987 Download EMyers@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
Alec N. Sedki
Partner
404.997.7511 Download ASedki@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation
Gregory C. Sowell
Partner
706.215.8330 Download GSowell@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
Kim H. Stroup
Counsel
478.749.9929 Download KStroup@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Probate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Adoptions
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
Donia M. Wanna
Associate
478.336.5500 Download DWanna@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Local Government Law
L. Carrington "Carrie" Weldon
Associate
478.749.9979 Download CWeldon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Insurance
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • General Litigation
Spencer D. Woody
Associate
478.749.9972 Download SWoody@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Local Government Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation

Business Law

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
W. Carter Bates III
Partner
478.749.9906 Download CBates@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
Jackson A. Bush
Associate
404.844.2761 Download JBush@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA, USDA)
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Heather D. Hestley
Partner
404.997.6032 Download HHestley@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA, USDA)
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Blake Ogden
Associate
706.215.8334 Download BOgden@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Litigation
Dallas J. Roper
Counsel
478.749.9937 Download DRoper@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
Gregory C. Sowell
Partner
706.215.8330 Download GSowell@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain

Business Litigation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Mark A. Buckland
Associate
478.749.9928 Download MBuckland@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Business Litigation
  • Asset Protection
  • Business Planning
  • Real Estate
Senator John F. Kennedy
Partner
478.749.9981 Download JKennedy@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Receivership
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Business Advice
  • Railroad Defense
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Amanda M. Morris
Counsel
478.749.9976 Download AMorris@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
Dallas J. Roper
Counsel
478.749.9937 Download DRoper@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation

Business Planning

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Mark A. Buckland
Associate
478.749.9928 Download MBuckland@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Business Litigation
  • Asset Protection
  • Business Planning
  • Real Estate
Hays B McQueen
Partner
478.749.9915 Download HMcqueen@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Public Finance
  • Business Planning
  • Asset Protection

Civil Litigation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Bruce D. Dubberly IV
Associate
478.742.4280 Download BDubberly@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Probate and Estate Administration
W. Donald Handberry
Counsel
478.749.9973 Download dhandberry@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Litigation
  • General Liability Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Subrogation
Dallas J. Roper
Counsel
478.749.9937 Download DRoper@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
Lauren N. Schultz
Counsel
478.749.9993 Download LSchultz@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Local Government
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Tort Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Ad Valorem Tax Appeal
  • Litigation
L. Carrington "Carrie" Weldon
Associate
478.749.9979 Download CWeldon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Insurance
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • General Litigation
Kathryn S. Willis
Counsel
478.749.9914 Download KWillis@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate Matters

Commercial Litigation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Christopher Gordon
Counsel
478.742.4280 Download CGordon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Criminal Law
  • Appellate
S. Elizabeth Hall
Counsel
478.749.9923 Download EHall@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Real Estate
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
W. Donald Handberry
Counsel
478.749.9973 Download dhandberry@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Litigation
  • General Liability Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Subrogation
Senator John F. Kennedy
Partner
478.749.9981 Download JKennedy@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Receivership
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Business Advice
  • Railroad Defense
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Amanda M. Morris
Counsel
478.749.9976 Download AMorris@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
John B. (Jack) Nichols
Partner
478.749.9982 Download JNichols@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Appellate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Litigation
Doroteya N. Wozniak
Partner
404.997.6031 Download DWozniak@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Alec N. Sedki
Partner
404.997.7511 Download ASedki@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation

Corporate

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Donia M. Wanna
Associate
478.336.5500 Download DWanna@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Local Government Law

Corporate Law

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Jackson A. Bush
Associate
404.844.2761 Download JBush@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA, USDA)
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Heather D. Hestley
Partner
404.997.6032 Download HHestley@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA, USDA)
  • Banking + Financial Institutions

Creditor Bankruptcy

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Kim H. Stroup
Counsel
478.749.9929 Download KStroup@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Probate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Adoptions
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Tax + Wealth Planning

Estate Planning

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Taylor Alig
Associate
478.749.9912 Download TAlig@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
Michelle LaLonde
Partner
404.997.7510 Download MLalonde@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Corporate Business Law Agreements
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Gift Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Healthcare
Kim H. Stroup
Counsel
478.749.9929 Download KStroup@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Probate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Adoptions
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Tax + Wealth Planning

General Civil Litigation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Senator John F. Kennedy
Partner
478.749.9981 Download JKennedy@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Receivership
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Business Advice
  • Railroad Defense
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

General Corporate Business Law Agreements

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Michelle LaLonde
Partner
404.997.7510 Download MLalonde@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Corporate Business Law Agreements
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Gift Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Healthcare

General Liability Defense

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
W. Donald Handberry
Counsel
478.749.9973 Download dhandberry@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Litigation
  • General Liability Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Subrogation
Lauren N. Schultz
Counsel
478.749.9993 Download LSchultz@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Local Government
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Tort Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Ad Valorem Tax Appeal
  • Litigation
Kathryn S. Willis
Counsel
478.749.9914 Download KWillis@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate Matters

General Litigation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Christopher Gordon
Counsel
478.742.4280 Download CGordon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Criminal Law
  • Appellate
Blake Ogden
Associate
706.215.8334 Download BOgden@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Litigation
Gregory C. Sowell
Partner
706.215.8330 Download GSowell@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
Andrada Steele
Associate
478.749.9913 Download ASteele@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Litigation
L. Carrington "Carrie" Weldon
Associate
478.749.9979 Download CWeldon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Insurance
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • General Litigation

Gift Tax Planning

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Michelle LaLonde
Partner
404.997.7510 Download MLalonde@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Corporate Business Law Agreements
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Gift Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Healthcare

Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA, USDA)

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Jackson A. Bush
Associate
404.844.2761 Download JBush@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA, USDA)
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Heather D. Hestley
Partner
404.997.6032 Download HHestley@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Government Guaranteed Lending (SBA, USDA)
  • Banking + Financial Institutions

Litigation and Appeals

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Jo Lanier Meeks
Partner
404.844.2755 Download JMeeks@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Financial Services Professional Liability Defense
  • Securities Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Agent Liability
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Services Litigation

Mergers and Acquisitions

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Andrew T. Barksdale
Associate
404.844.2768 Download ABarksdale@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Healthcare
Mary Frances Dennis
Associate
404.978.7768 Download MDennis@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Taylor S. Eisenhauer
Associate
404.978.7807 Download TEisenhauer@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Technology
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
Chason L. Harrison, Jr.
Partner
404.997.7504 Download CHarrison@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Walker W. Kinney
Associate
404.977.7512 Download WKinney@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Michelle LaLonde
Partner
404.997.7510 Download MLalonde@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Corporate Business Law Agreements
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Gift Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Healthcare
Hays B McQueen
Partner
478.749.9915 Download HMcqueen@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Public Finance
  • Business Planning
  • Asset Protection
Morgan S. Ownbey
Associate
404.997.6029 Download MOwnbey@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
Andrew G. Smith
Associate
404.844.2764 Download ASmith@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Michael N. White
Partner
706.215.8323 Download MWhite@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Securities Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law

Probate and Estate Administration

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Bruce D. Dubberly IV
Associate
478.742.4280 Download BDubberly@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Probate and Estate Administration

Probate Planning

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Kim H. Stroup
Counsel
478.749.9929 Download KStroup@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Creditor Bankruptcy
  • Probate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Adoptions
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Eminent Domain
  • Tax + Wealth Planning

Railroad Defense

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Senator John F. Kennedy
Partner
478.749.9981 Download JKennedy@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Receivership
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Business Advice
  • Railroad Defense
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Receivership

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Senator John F. Kennedy
Partner
478.749.9981 Download JKennedy@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Receivership
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Business Advice
  • Railroad Defense
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Securities Law

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Michael N. White
Partner
706.215.8323 Download MWhite@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Securities Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law

Securities Litigation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Jo Lanier Meeks
Partner
404.844.2755 Download JMeeks@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Financial Services Professional Liability Defense
  • Securities Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Agent Liability
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Services Litigation

Tax Law

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
W. Carter Bates III
Partner
478.749.9906 Download CBates@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Churches + Religious Organizations

Tax-Exempt Organizations

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
W. Carter Bates III
Partner
478.749.9906 Download CBates@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Churches + Religious Organizations

Technology

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Taylor S. Eisenhauer
Associate
404.978.7807 Download TEisenhauer@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Technology
  • Churches + Religious Organizations

Tort Litigation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Bruce D. Dubberly IV
Associate
478.742.4280 Download BDubberly@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Probate and Estate Administration
W. Donald Handberry
Counsel
478.749.9973 Download dhandberry@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Litigation
  • General Liability Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Subrogation
Senator John F. Kennedy
Partner
478.749.9981 Download JKennedy@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Receivership
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Business Advice
  • Railroad Defense
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Lauren N. Schultz
Counsel
478.749.9993 Download LSchultz@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Local Government
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Tort Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Ad Valorem Tax Appeal
  • Litigation
Kathryn S. Willis
Counsel
478.749.9914 Download KWillis@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate Matters

Trial Practice

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Senator John F. Kennedy
Partner
478.749.9981 Download JKennedy@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Receivership
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Business Advice
  • Railroad Defense
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Wills and Trusts

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Michelle LaLonde
Partner
404.997.7510 Download MLalonde@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Corporate Business Law Agreements
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Gift Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Healthcare
Joshua J. Ware
Associate
478.336.5510 Download JWare@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Probate & Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Tax + Wealth Planning

Taxation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Willard D. Thompson
Partner
706.215.8324 Download WThompson@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Family Business Planning
  • Taxation
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations & Charitable Giving
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate, Business & Transactional Planning
  • Corporate & Transactional Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Business Succession Planning

Tax-Exempt Organizations & Charitable Giving

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Willard D. Thompson
Partner
706.215.8324 Download WThompson@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Family Business Planning
  • Taxation
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations & Charitable Giving
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate, Business & Transactional Planning
  • Corporate & Transactional Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Business Succession Planning

Corporate, Business & Transactional Planning

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Willard D. Thompson
Partner
706.215.8324 Download WThompson@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Family Business Planning
  • Taxation
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations & Charitable Giving
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate, Business & Transactional Planning
  • Corporate & Transactional Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Business Succession Planning

Probate & Estate Administration

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Willard D. Thompson
Partner
706.215.8324 Download WThompson@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Family Business Planning
  • Taxation
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations & Charitable Giving
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate, Business & Transactional Planning
  • Corporate & Transactional Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Business Succession Planning

Estate & Asset Protection Planning

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
William L. Bennett
Associate
478.336.5513 Download WBennett@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Trust Modification
  • Charitable Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
Jonathan O. Nwiloh, Jr.
Associate
404.978.7804 Download JNwiloh@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
Willard D. Thompson
Partner
706.215.8324 Download WThompson@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Family Business Planning
  • Taxation
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations & Charitable Giving
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate, Business & Transactional Planning
  • Corporate & Transactional Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Business Succession Planning

Commercial Law

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Senator John F. Kennedy
Partner
478.749.9981 Download JKennedy@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Receivership
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • Business Advice
  • Railroad Defense
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Michael N. White
Partner
706.215.8323 Download MWhite@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Securities Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights + Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Law

Subrogation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Corrie E. Hall
Partner
478.749.9949 Download CHall@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Subrogation
  • Employment Law
W. Donald Handberry
Counsel
478.749.9973 Download dhandberry@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Litigation
  • General Liability Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Subrogation

Financial Services Professional Liability Defense

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Jo Lanier Meeks
Partner
404.844.2755 Download JMeeks@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Financial Services Professional Liability Defense
  • Securities Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Agent Liability
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Services Litigation

Directors and Officers Liability

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Jo Lanier Meeks
Partner
404.844.2755 Download JMeeks@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Financial Services Professional Liability Defense
  • Securities Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Agent Liability
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Services Litigation

Licensing and Distribution Agreements

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Michelle LaLonde
Partner
404.997.7510 Download MLalonde@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Corporate Business Law Agreements
  • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
  • Gift Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Healthcare

Local Government Law

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Duke R. Groover
Partner
478.749.9931 Download DGroover@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Employment Law
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Agriculture Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Local Government Law
John B. (Jack) Nichols
Partner
478.749.9982 Download JNichols@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Appellate
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Litigation
Blake Ogden
Associate
706.215.8334 Download BOgden@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • General Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Litigation
Gregory C. Sowell
Partner
706.215.8330 Download GSowell@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Local Government Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
Donia M. Wanna
Associate
478.336.5500 Download DWanna@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate
  • Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Local Government Law
Spencer D. Woody
Associate
478.749.9972 Download SWoody@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Local Government Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation

Banking Litigation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
W. Donald Handberry
Counsel
478.749.9973 Download dhandberry@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Litigation
  • General Liability Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Subrogation

Workers' Compensation Litigation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
W. Donald Handberry
Counsel
478.749.9973 Download dhandberry@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Litigation
  • General Liability Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Subrogation

Mediation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
William P. Horkan, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9960 Download WHorkan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Agriculture Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business and Partnership Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Estate and Trust Disputes
  • Probate Administration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Law
  • Data and Information and Security

Arbitration

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
William P. Horkan, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9960 Download WHorkan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Agriculture Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business and Partnership Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Estate and Trust Disputes
  • Probate Administration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Law
  • Data and Information and Security
Jo Lanier Meeks
Partner
404.844.2755 Download JMeeks@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Financial Services Professional Liability Defense
  • Securities Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Agent Liability
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Services Litigation

Probate Matters

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Kathryn S. Willis
Counsel
478.749.9914 Download KWillis@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Tort Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate Matters

Local Government

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Lauren N. Schultz
Counsel
478.749.9993 Download LSchultz@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Local Government
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Tort Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Ad Valorem Tax Appeal
  • Litigation

Ad Valorem Tax Appeal

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Lauren N. Schultz
Counsel
478.749.9993 Download LSchultz@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Local Government
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • General Liability Defense
  • Tort Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Ad Valorem Tax Appeal
  • Litigation

Public Finance

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Hays B McQueen
Partner
478.749.9915 Download HMcqueen@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Public Finance
  • Business Planning
  • Asset Protection

Probate & Estate Planning

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Joshua J. Ware
Associate
478.336.5510 Download JWare@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Corporate + Transactional
  • Probate & Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Tax + Wealth Planning

Family Business Planning

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Willard D. Thompson
Partner
706.215.8324 Download WThompson@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Family Business Planning
  • Taxation
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations & Charitable Giving
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate, Business & Transactional Planning
  • Corporate & Transactional Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Business Succession Planning

Corporate & Transactional Planning

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Willard D. Thompson
Partner
706.215.8324 Download WThompson@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Family Business Planning
  • Taxation
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations & Charitable Giving
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate, Business & Transactional Planning
  • Corporate & Transactional Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Business Succession Planning

Business Succession Planning

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Willard D. Thompson
Partner
706.215.8324 Download WThompson@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Family Business Planning
  • Taxation
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations & Charitable Giving
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Corporate, Business & Transactional Planning
  • Corporate & Transactional Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Business Succession Planning

Federal Criminal Defense

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Christopher Gordon
Counsel
478.742.4280 Download CGordon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Criminal Law
  • Appellate

White Collar Crimes

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Christopher Gordon
Counsel
478.742.4280 Download CGordon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Criminal Law
  • Appellate

Criminal Law

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Christopher Gordon
Counsel
478.742.4280 Download CGordon@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Criminal Law
  • Appellate

Insurance Agent Liability

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Jo Lanier Meeks
Partner
404.844.2755 Download JMeeks@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Financial Services Professional Liability Defense
  • Securities Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Agent Liability
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Services Litigation

Banking and Financial Services Litigation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Jo Lanier Meeks
Partner
404.844.2755 Download JMeeks@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Financial Services Professional Liability Defense
  • Securities Litigation
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Agent Liability
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Services Litigation

Business and Partnership Litigation

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
William P. Horkan, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9960 Download WHorkan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Agriculture Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business and Partnership Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Estate and Trust Disputes
  • Probate Administration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Law
  • Data and Information and Security

Corporate Governance

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
William P. Horkan, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9960 Download WHorkan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Agriculture Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business and Partnership Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Estate and Trust Disputes
  • Probate Administration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Law
  • Data and Information and Security

Estate and Trust Disputes

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
William P. Horkan, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9960 Download WHorkan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Agriculture Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business and Partnership Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Estate and Trust Disputes
  • Probate Administration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Law
  • Data and Information and Security

Probate Administration

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
William P. Horkan, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9960 Download WHorkan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Agriculture Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business and Partnership Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Estate and Trust Disputes
  • Probate Administration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Law
  • Data and Information and Security

Trust Modification

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
William L. Bennett
Associate
478.336.5513 Download WBennett@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Trust Modification
  • Charitable Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional

Charitable Planning

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
William L. Bennett
Associate
478.336.5513 Download WBennett@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Tax + Wealth Planning
  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning
  • Trust Modification
  • Charitable Planning
  • Corporate + Transactional

Data and Information and Security

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
G. Grant Greenwood, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9935 Download GGreenwood@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Employment Law
  • Healthcare
  • Data and Information and Security
  • Banking + Financial Institutions
  • Churches + Religious Organizations
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction
William P. Horkan, JD, CIPP/US
Partner
478.749.9960 Download WHorkan@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Agriculture Law
  • Arbitration
  • Business and Partnership Litigation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Estate and Trust Disputes
  • Probate Administration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Law
  • Data and Information and Security

Railroad Law

Name Phone Number VCARD Email Practice Areas
Amanda M. Morris
Counsel
478.749.9976 Download AMorris@JamesBatesLLP.com
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Railroad Law
  • Insurance
  • Litigation