Lee M. Gillis, Jr.











Lee M. Gillis, Jr. has successfully represented clients in business, employment, civil rights and general liability defense litigation. A significant portion of Lee’s practice is dedicated trial and appellate practice. Lee also oversees the firm’s statewide uninsured motorist litigation practice. In addition, Lee has experience in fire, arson, and special investigations. Lee has also handled various claims involving insurance fraud in the context of property and bodily injury losses.

Lee is a regular presenter to the Insurance Law Institute on the development of liability defense law. Lee also has experience representing employers in various areas of employment law, including hospitals, school boards and small businesses. 

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

  • Supervised a practice group handling cases in each of Georgia’s 159 counties within a five year period.
  • Representing a national testing corporation regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Representing a party in a multi-million dollar re-insurance dispute.
  • Successfully Representing an insurance company in a wrongful death case in which the insured and four others were killed in a plane crash.
  • Successfully Representing an insurance company in litigation stemming from an insured crematory that had discarded bodies on its property rather than cremating them.

Professional Organizations/Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Macon Bar Association
  • Federalist Society
  • The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Awards + Recognitions

  • Rated by Super Lawyers® as Top Insurance Coverage Attorney in Macon, GA
  • Rated America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® in Georgia

Presentations + Publications


  • University of Georgia (B.A. Political Science, magna cum laude 2003)
  • Member, Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2007)
  • Legislation Editor 2006-2007 and Member 2005-2006, Georgia State University Law Review


  • Georgia, 2007
  • Middle District of Georgia, 2007
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2008
  • Northern District of Georgia , 2008
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2008
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2008
  • Southern District of Georgia, 2020 

Administrative/Legal Assistant Contact

Name: Penny Bunn
Title: Legal Assistant
Phone: 478.336.5504

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