Ellijay, Georgia Business Lawyers

Ellijay, GA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(706) 698-7322 278 Dalton St
Ellijay, GA 30540
Business and Criminal
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
Jasper, GA Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(706) 692-3060 44 N Main St
Jasper, GA 30143
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Miami
Jasper, GA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(706) 235-3060 44 N Main St
Jasper, GA 30143
Business, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
Campbell University (NC)
Jasper, GA Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(706) 692-6192 72 S Main St
Jasper, GA 30143
Business, Divorce and Family
Emory University
Jasper, GA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(706) 253-2971 183 Stegall Dr
Jasper, GA 30143
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Cumberland L.S./Samford
Jasper, GA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(706) 692-3527 150 N Main St
Jasper, GA 30143
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Woodrow Wilson Col.of Law
Jasper, GA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(706) 692-2494 84 N Main St
Jasper, GA 30143
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
John Marshall (Chicago)
DJ Jeyaram
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Alpharetta, GA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(678) 325-3872 11175 Cicero Drive
Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative, Estate Planning and Health Care
Emory University School of Law
Healthcare, Regulatory, Special Needs & Estate Planning Attorney and Judge of Gwinnett County Magistrate Court

Mr. DJ Jeyaram provides legal services to a wide variety of healthcare providers including physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, Medicaid waiver providers as well as special needs families.

Healthcare & Regulatory

Mr. Jeyaram concentrates in healthcare regulatory matters, primarily in administrative appeals, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and program integrity audits and investigations.

Mr. Jeyaram’s practice also includes assisting clients with Stark, Anti-kickback issues, Certificate of Need (CON), Letters of Non-Reviewability (LNR), acquisition and opposition, as well as negotiating business, employment and contractual relationships between healthcare providers.

Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships &...
Donald C. Turner
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(770) 594-1777 Roswell, GA 30075
Free ConsultationRoswell, GA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
Business, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Woodrow Wilson College of Law
Don has been practicing law for over 40 years. During that time, he has built extensive relationships within the legal communities throughout northern Georgia. He has successfully defended thousands of clients facing criminal charges, including trying hundreds of cases in municipal, state, superior, and federal court systems.

Don is a Founding Member of the National Academy of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers, the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the Top 25 Auto Accident Trial Lawyers Association. He has won millions of dollars for clients injured in accidents and survivors in wrongful death cases.

Don is also a Founding Member of the National College for...
Gregory Riley
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Johns Creek, GA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
11555 Medlock Bridge Road
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Tulsa
Welcome. At Riley Law Firm, I work with clients in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning, real estate closings, and general business matters. With offices in Buford (Hamilton Mill) and Johns Creek, I offer my experience and dedication to build lasting client relationships in order to better serve my clients and help them make informed legal and financial decisions.
Richard Ferrell Evins
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Woodstock, GA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(770) 592-2780 345 Creekstone Ridge
Woodstock, GA 30188
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections and Consumer
John Marshall Law School
Richard F. Evins is an attorney with over 22 years of experience practicing primarily in the areas of commercial and business litigation, collection law, consumer credit and contract law. His offices are in Woodstock, Georgia, part of Metro Atlanta, and the firm handles legal matters statewide. Mr. Evins litigates a broad range of disputes including those related to commercial contracts, consumer law, business disputes, residential and commercial leases, small claims and general civil matters. He also defends consumers against the collection of medical bills, student loans, retail installment contracts, credit cards and other consumer debt. Mr. Evins practices in the...
Mr. Eric A. Ballinger
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Canton, GA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(770) 479-2020 151 West Main Street
Suite 302
Canton, GA 30114
Business, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School and Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
Prior to attending law school, I served in the United States Army as an Infantry Officer. I served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, Instructor, Battalion Staff Officer and an Infantry Rifle Company Commander. I began practicing law in Canton, Georgia in 1993. After obtaining a Master of Laws concentrating in litigation, I logged several thousand hours in the courtroom developing a practice in domestic relations, criminal law and commercial litigation. In 2007 I was certified as a mediator, using my years of courtroom experience coupled with alternative dispute resolution training to help people resolve...
Lori Pruitt
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Cartersville, GA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(770) 607-5265 2 Cain Dr
Cartersville, GA 30121
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Municipal
Emory University School of Law
Over 20 years of legal experience, working with Fortune 50 corporations, private companies and small businesses, helping them to resolve business issues. Expert contract draftsman with extensive depth reviewing, negotiating, and completing agreements, including global agreements for multi-million dollar purchases, licensing agreements for talent, technology and intellectual property, and a wide variety of contracts that every business now seems to be asked to sign each day just to do business. Clients have included Mohawk Industries, Coca-Cola Bottlers Sales & Services, Premiere Global Services, and Printpack, Inc., and Siegel Communications, Inc.
Craig Alan Long
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Cumming, GA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(678) 679-0680 2450 Atlanta Hwy
Suite 1904
Cumming, GA 30040
Business, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
George Mason Univ (Fairfax VA)
I founded Craig Long, LLC, in 2004 focusing on practicing law in the following areas: Real Estate Law, Corporate Law and Civil Litigation. I am a sixth generation native Atlantan, with deep familial roots in Atlanta. Five generations of my family are buried in the historic Oakland cemetery in Atlanta. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Government from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1997. I also served as vice-president and president of the student body while at Liberty University. My Juris Doctor degree was earned from George Mason University School of...
Ms. Bonnie Lowe Jones
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Dawsonville, GA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
Post Office Box 767
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home
Tulane University
Jones Law, LLC is a full-service law firm specializing in civil litigation and criminal defense. Clients from the greater Atlanta and North Georgia areas are welcome! Please feel free to contact us with any questions. You may reach us by telephone at (678) 947-4687 or by e-mail at info@JonesLawLLC.com. The following is a listing of the firm's typical areas of practice and may not necessarily include every type of law we handle. Please contact us with any inquiries or for additional information. Personal Injury Claims: Automobile Accidents; Premise Liability; Product Liability; Medical Malpractice; Wrongful Death Family...
Jerry Lee
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Cleveland, GA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(706) 219-2460 190 Whisperwood Way
Cleveland, GA 30528-7526
Business, Criminal and Divorce
Woodrow Wilson Col.of Law and Harvard Law School
James Cale Rogers
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Gainesville, GA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(678) 928-5755 1370 Thompson Bridge Rd
Suite 300
Gainesville, GA 30501
Business and Real Estate
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
Mr. Cale Rogers is a partner with Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP, Cale assists clients in a variety of areas, including general business and civil litigation, and serious personal injury matters. He is the supervising attorney in our commercial and residential real estate closing department. He also regularly represent clients in probate court, handles real estate litigation, general business and civil litigation, and serious personal injury matters.
Cale has earned a number of noteworthy distinctions. In 2013, he achieved an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards issued by one of the...
John David Hipes
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Alpharetta, GA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(770) 664-4087 3655 Brookside Pkwy
Suite 150
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Business, Construction, Employment and Insurance Claims
Georgia State University College of Law
Business litigation attorney with over 23 years of experience providing goal oriented and cost effective represenation in state and federal courts for small and large sized businesses. Practice areas include business litigation, insurance coverage, employment, construction, real estate, landlord/tenant, debtor/creditor, and shareholder/partnership disputes. Practicing in Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, Johns Creek, Cumming, Canton and throughout the metro Atlanta area, including Fulton, Forsyth, Cherokee, Gwinnett, Cobb and DeKalb Counties. LinkedIn information at http://www.linkedin.com/in/georgialawyer.
Scott Kelley Spooner
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Suwanee, GA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(678) 714-1131 3451-C Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Georgia State University College of Law
At Spooner & Associates, P.C., we put our clients first. Our objective is to efficiently resolve each case with our client's interests at the forefront of every decision. We are a firm of skilled litigators who are aggressive in the courtroom. However, when it is in our client's best interests, we can handle cases through negotiation or methods of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation.
James W. McKenzie Jr.
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Lawrenceville, GA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(770) 476-9793 3883 Rogers Bridge Road
Suite 206A
Lawrenceville, GA 30097
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
The University of Georgia School of Law
In 2011, Jim McKenzie was honored by Martindale Hubbell/Lawyers.com for having maintained an “AV” rating for highest or “pre-eminent” legal skills and ethical standards for thirty consecutive years (1980-2010). He continues to achieve that consistent “AV” rating. The significance of the “AV” Rating by Martindale.com and Lawyers.com is described as follows: “The AV preeminent [rating] is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.” www.martindale.com/products-services-peer-review-rating. (Martindale-Hubbell and Lawyers.com are the national legal locator and ranking service). Atlanta native and a Gwinnett...
Lorena Lee Saedi
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Gainesville, GA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(404) 889-8663 439 Green Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Free ConsultationBusiness and Bankruptcy
Emory University School of Law
Ms. Saedi is a partner at Saedi Law Group, where she concentrates her practice in all areas of bankruptcy, business, and tax law. Ms. Saedi offers clients quality legal services in all aspects of federal bankruptcy law, and is committed to providing personal attention and affordable solutions to each and every client’s financial obstacles. Prior to starting Saedi Law Group, LLC, Ms. Saedi was a founding partner of the consumer bankruptcy firm of Saedi & Wells, LLC for eight years. Prior to that Ms. Saedi worked as a corporate attorney representing technology companies on a variety of issues. Ms....
Robert Tharp
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Canton, GA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(866) 299-1778 270 East Main Street
Suite B, Century Building
Canton, GA 30114
Business, Divorce and Family
Emory University School of Law
Practice Areas Mr. Tharp practice areas include both business litigation and family law matters. Much like his law partner, Mr. Meriwether, he finds that handling both types of cases provides unique advantages for his clients. His business litigation and small business experience helps provide extensive financial expertise in handling divorces with large, complicated estates. His family law practice helps provide more frequent courtroom experiences that help him to continue to learn how to best present cases in front of judges and juries. Mr. Tharp handles a broad range of family law cases including divorce, modification actions, contempt...
David Edward Oles Esq.
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Alpharetta, GA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(770) 755-1622 5755 North Point Pkwy #25-A1
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Divorce and Employment
Harvard University
David Oles is an attorney in Alpharetta, GA with 25 years’ experience litigating extremely complex divorce, family and business law cases. A graduate of Harvard, contact Oles Law Group – Alpharetta Attorney at Law when you need a business, family law or divorce attorney.
Diane Baker
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Roswell, GA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(770) 992-4325 555 Sun Valley Dr
Ste N4
Roswell, GA 30076
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Emory University School of Law
Diane Baker is an AV-Rated Estate Planning and Business Law attorney. She has over 30 years experience practicing law in Atlanta.

She enjoys working with families to develop personalized Wills, Trusts and estate plans, based on each individual's personal goals. She also helps clients through the complexities of Probate, and the challenges of Will Contests and Estate Disputes. Her goal is to address each client’s personal objectives, while making the legal process understandable.

Diane's other major area of practice is business law, which she has practiced for over 30 years. Her work in this area includes general corporate law, limited liability...
Russell Hodges
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Cumming, GA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(888) 586-2621 520 Pirkle Ferry Road, Suite C
Cumming, GA 30040
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Vanderbilt University Law School
At Hodges Law Firm, we handle a wide range of legal issues for clients throughout the Atlanta area, including elder law, estate planning, probate, Medicaid planning and protection, asset protection, litigation, and business law and services. We are knowledgeable in the law and understand the real life implications of legal actions. I have devoted more than thirty years of practice to: -Helping people protect their assets and those of their elderly parents and loved ones; -Creating legal structures where they can grow those assets, safely; -Providing vehicles to pass those assets along, safely and securely to...
Sami Munir Dudar
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Alpharetta, GA Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(770) 609-1247 5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 51
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Business, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Jamie B Hernan
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Roswell, GA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(678) 275-4000 11050 Crabapple Road
Suite 101A
Roswell, GA 30075
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Immigration
Duke University School of Law
Jamie Hernan has spent his career representing thousands of individuals and companies, helping them face complex legal issues head on, offering solutions and providing results. His career has taken him from a large, internationally renowned firm to building from scratch with two partners a firm into a strong medium sized firm that is the dominant player in its niche market to where he is today as a solo practitioner, finally able to focus purely on the practice of law without all of the distractions that come from managing a larger firm. Jamie is able to focus on you, his client,...
Kevin O'Mahony
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Johns Creek, GA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(678) 612-4702 11175 Highfield Chase
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Health Care
William & Mary Law School
Kevin O’Mahony is an AV-Preeminent rated healthcare and business law attorney, representing clients in the Atlanta metro area. Previously, he led the healthcare practice groups of Miller & Martin's and McLain & Merritt's Atlanta offices. Before that, Kevin was a name partner in the Atlanta law firms of Allen McCain & O'Mahony and O'Mahony & Vancil, where he began representing Emory Healthcare, Emory University hospitals, The Emory Clinic, and other healthcare providers. He also served as healthcare and business counsel at the large Atlanta-based law firms of Troutman Sanders and Drew Eckl & Farnham. Mr. O’Mahony obtained his law degree...
Robert Wakefield Chambers III
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Gainesville, GA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(770) 534-3770 1370 Thompson Bridge Rd
Gainesville, GA 30501
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Mercer Univ-W.George L.S
Congratulations to Robert W. Chambers, who just received an AVVO.com rating which places him within the Top 1% of Local Lawyers! Rob Chambers is a founding partner of the law firm of Coleman and Chambers, LLP and is a well-respected lawyer in Gainesville, Hall County and throughout the State of Georgia. Over the course of Rob's distinguished legal career, he has had the honor of serving the people of Hall County as a State Court Judge, Flowery Branch, Georgia as their City Attorney, his fellow attorneys of Hall and...
Rustin L. Smith
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Gainesville, GA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(678) 273-2700 590 South Enota Dr. NE Ste. 3
Gainesville, GA 30501
Business, Appeals, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Emory University School of Law
As a partner in one of the largest law firms in North Georgia, Rustin defended insurance companies and large businesses before co-founding Smith Hulsey. He has handled cases in both federal and state courts, appearing in U.S. District Courts and counties throughout Georgia. He has argued before the Supreme Court of Georgia, and litigated appeals in the Georgia Court of Appeals and U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. Rustin graduate magna cum laude from the University of Georgia before attending Emory University School of Law, where he was selected for the Dean’s List, received the Dean’s Award, and was recommended...
Paula J. Mcgill
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Marietta, GA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(770) 367-1234 2265 Roswell Rd.
Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30062
Business, Divorce, Family and Landlord Tenant
University of Pennsylvania
Attorney Paula J. McGill provides personal service to a variety of clients. She is comfortable representing individuals and small to medium sized businesses. Moreover, Attorney McGill is not afraid to go after large corporations to force them to take personal responsibility for damages they cause. Her confidence in pursuing these companies comes from her 20+ years of experience. Furthermore, she is skilled in efficiently and effectively representing clients of most budgets. Many clients return for additional services or recommend her to family and friends.

Her experience spans small claims matters, contract disputes,...
Joann Brown Williams
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Calhoun, GA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(706) 383-6185 100 Court Street
Calhoun, GA 30701
Business, Appeals, Civil Rights and Employment
University of South Carolina School of Law
Joann Brown Williams has been litigating for well over a decade. Joann’s “bread-and-butter” is business litigation, including breach of contract, corporate governance, trade secret, non-compete and non-solicit covenants, employment related disputes in the areas of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Her “chocolate,” however, are claims dealing with First Amendment and defamation. Joann has tried cases throughout Northeast Georgia in both State and Federal Courts and has practiced in State and Federal Courts throughout the country. Joann has been involved in several high profile cases that have been written about in The Los Angeles Times, The National Law...
Frank G. Podesta
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Roswell, GA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(678) 341-5047 555 Sun Valley Drive
Suite N-3
Roswell, GA 30076
Business, Appeals, Estate Planning and Tax
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Susan M Hankins
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Peachtree Corners, GA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(770) 714-4062 4989 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 202
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP and Personal Injury
University of Georgia, School of Law
Representing clients for more than 30 years, my firm is ready and able to assist you with your legal services at affordable prices. No case is too small. Direct communication based on your needs is paramount to this practice as well as achieving a successful result. My firm handles a variety of legal issues from complex Personal Injury cases to Business startups and contracts. My clients are my best advertising. Call today, for your free consultation. Please visit my website for a full description. http://www.hankinslegal.com
Frederick Peter Kross III
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Sugar Hill, GA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(770) 676-1233 1400 Buford Hwy
Suite F-1
Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Foreclosure Defense
Georgia State University and Georgia State University College of Law
Are you considering filing for bankruptcy? Are you unsure where to turn now that you feel confused and worried about the wellbeing of your future? If so, then you can’t wait another minute to begin working with the intensive care of a legal professional. At Fred P. Kross, PC, you will be able to bring your questions the answers that are so necessary. Don’t let your heartache be forgotten unnecessarily. Rather, work towards the attentive case completion that’s needed. You have the ability to move beyond the pain of a bankruptcy issue, and filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13...
Danny Coleman
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Alpharetta, GA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(770) 609-1247 5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Georgia State University College of Law
Bar Admissions - State Bar of Georgia - State Court of Georgia - Federal U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia - Federal U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia Areas of Practice - Divorce and Family Law - Bankruptcy: Personal and Business - Business Law - Immigration
David Mark Messer
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Alpharetta, GA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(770) 410-1555 1001 Cambridge Square
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
University of Tulsa College of Law
Partner David Messer brings a dynamic courtroom presence and significant trial experience to the firm, which he joined in 2007. As a trial lawyer in Oklahoma for six years, David achieved both legally and socially significant appeals and courtroom victories. His current trial practice focuses on a full spectrum of business law, with an emphasis on all phases of business litigation and dispute resolution, including trials, appeals, mediation, and arbitration. David has been successful in oil and gas litigation, construction and engineering disputes, homeowners' association disputes, election disputes, and business disputes of all kinds, including high net-worth matters involving family-owned...
Laura Austin
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Woodstock, GA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(770) 427-0141 328 Creekstone Ridge
Woodstock, GA 30188
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Family
Woodrow Wilson Col.of Law
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, PERSONAL INJURY, FAMILY LAW, CRIMINAL DEFENSE LITIGATION; Laura Austin is an AV Preeminent rated litigator withover 37 years of experience. She is a Registered Nurse, certified in correctional healthcare and has combined her 38 years of medicine and law in the representation of those who are injured by the negligence and carelessness of others. Her best verdict was $12,000,000.00.
Karen Brown Williams
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Alpharetta, GA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(678) 566-3626 12600 Deerfield Parkway Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Business, Divorce, Employment and Family
Emory University
A graduate of Howard University, Boston College and Emory Law School, Karen began her law career in 1990 as Clerk to Justice Carol Hunstein where she served for more than two years before becoming a Public Defender for Dekalb County and then moving on to the Atlanta Solicitors Office. Karen founded her law practice in 1994 while a Cobb County Magistrate, where she served for five years. Karen brings broad experience and depth of understanding to her client’s cause. She is a frequent speaker on family law issues within the legal community, guiding other family law attorneys to becoming more...
Joann Brown-Williams
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Calhoun , GA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(706) 383-6185 100 Court Street
Calhoun , GA 30701
Business and Appeals
University of South Carolina
Joann is a highly accomplished attorney with more than 13 years of experience in business, complex commercial, and general litigation in state, federal and bankruptcy courts. Joann has tried several cases of first impression in Georgia, including Garner v. Stone (DeKalb County State Court 1999)(psychological malpractice issue concerning whether Georgia would recognize Tarasoff warnings); Ledford v. Smith, 249 Ga. App. 719 (2005)(defining fiduciary duties as between members under Georgia's limited liability act); and Stewart v. Smnith, 291 Ga. App. 86 (2009)(recognizing defamation in fiction in Georgia).
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