Human, Not Corporate

To us, there is no such thing as a “small” client or an “insignificant” relationship. We appreciate and value every relationship—our clients, lawyers, staff, and families. We do what we say. We treat everyone with respect. We honor our commitments. We take great pride in who we are, demonstrating excellence and integrity in how we practice law and how we live our lives every day.

At James Bates, we offer an exceptional opportunity for a challenging career in a work environment that combines the best features of both large and small law firms, and one that is based on honesty, integrity, professionalism, and a commitment to our clients’ needs and the needs of our lawyers and professional staff.

We sincerely believe that our firm’s success is measured by the quality of our people, their capabilities, and our ability to work together in a cohesive and friendly environment. The people here value family and community, as well as excellent client service. We seek lawyers and professional staff that are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of our clients by utilizing honorable and creative solutions. We believe that being a part of James Bates is a path to discovering your calling, to personal fulfillment, and serving others.

Our professional focus is on offering a pool of talented and principled professionals with a deep commitment to the personal interests of our clients. Our firm is founded in a tradition of excellence and integrity. We pride ourselves on treating our clients as we would want to be treated.

The success of our firm is driven by our capable people, our diversity, our integrity, our overall team effort, and our commitment to family values and Scriptural principles. We are an equal opportunity employer that is always seeking talented professionals, including laterals, associates, paralegals, and professional staff that will contribute to the firm.

In addition to offering a challenging and professional work environment, we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that is mutually geared toward ensuring that our people maintain a healthy lifestyle and a secure financial future. If you are interested in building your career and becoming part of our future, please submit a cover letter and resume, with salary requirements, to our Director of Human Resources.

Our policy is to select, place, train and promote the best qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all our employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, or genetic information. 

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Steve Foy, Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box 4283
Macon, Georgia 31208

Direct Line: 478.749.9920
Front Desk: 478.742.4280
Fax: 478.742.8720

Christi L. Simmons​, Assistant Human Resources Director
231 Riverside Drive,
Macon, GA 31201

Direct Line: 478-749-9963 | Ext: 163