• Athens-Clarke County Georgia

    University of Georgia BulldawgFor many Georgians,  Clarke County Georgia is almost synonymous with its city of Athens, home to the University of Georgia.   UGA’s main campus in Athens comprises 389 buildings on its 759 acres, and altogether its staff and employees number nearly 10,000.   When you combine that with a student body numbering over 33,000 on its Athens campus , you can begin to assess the impact that the school has on the town.  The energy of the students is felt everywhere around town and the student body provides a lot of diversity for the town.
    Family and Children Services, Adoption and Fostering, Child Support, and Fraud are handled through the Department of Human Services (DHS).
    If you want information about Athens-Clarke County ordinances, some traffic violations including DUI, shoplifting, or some alcohol violations, Municipal Court  is Athens-Clarke’s busiest court with over 35,000 cases each year.   Here is information about the Athens-Clarke jail.  And here are links to the addresses of the County Municipal Court, Probate Court, and Juvenile Court.
    If you are visiting Clarke County, HERE’S A SITE with plenty of links for things to do, places to eat, and places to stay.   And the next link can connect you to some of the more rural aspects of Clarke County, including places to ride and board horses.
    And finally, you’re going to appreciate this when you visit.  It’s a link to a city map of Athens GA.

    Attorney Athens-Clarke County

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  • 2-1-1 Emergency Help in Northeast Georgia

    2-1-1 Help InformationAs a family lawyer in northeast Georgia, I handle a wide range of issues on your behalf.   Sometimes a prospective client’s needs overlap with community services provided by law, and in those cases there is an emergency help phone number of 2-1-1.    Like its counterpart number 9-1-1, the emergency 2-1-1 number is answered 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.   Here is your LINK TO 211 EMERGENCY HELP IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA.

    The site in the link above provides you access to 2-1-1 help referral service for the following counties in Georgia: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Stephens.

    2-1-1 was established in 2000 by the Federal Communications Commission as a way that citizens can receive assistance for some of the most basic problems.   Service referral areas include: Food and Clothing Banks, Shelters, Community Meal Assistance, Transportation, Child Care, Tutoring, Home Health Care, Rent and Utilities Assistance, Emergency Suicide Help, and Mental Health concerns.

    2-1-1 is also a good resource for the elderly, for non-English speaking people, for those with reading challenges, as well as for newcomers to the area.  They can also connect you to drug and alcohol intervention.

    Even after you and I complete our legal services together, 2-1-1 is a good source for further assistance in job training and education programs.

    My main law office is in Winder in Barrow County… but I also work in the jurisdictions of Athens/Clarke, Jackson, Oconee, Gwinnett, Madison, and Hall counties in Georgia.

    I will always make myself available to discuss your problems with you.  I can guide you to make sure your rights are protected, and I can connect you to other services in our area that may not require the advice or actions of a Georgia attorney … social services that are provided to you by law.

    CLICK HERE TO search for 2-1-1 help by your category of interest
    If for any reason you have trouble dialing 2-1-1, their direct number for our area is 706-353-1313
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  • Georgia Counties for our Law Firm

    It’s important to understand local restrictions or requirements for any legal matter.  We also thought you might enjoy having easy links to pertinent sites for nearby counties.
    At the bottom is a map of the counties we most frequently serve.  We are in the process of providing you a page of information on each county if you click on the county name below.  Included is information about county and government offices and addresses.  We believe that we provide you with personal individualized attorney service when we work close to our own homes and neighborhoods.  It’s a great compliment when our former clients become our new friends in the community.  Our main office is located in the City of Winder in Barrow Co.


    GA Counties Barrow Gwinnett Walton Hall Jackson Oconee Clarke


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  • Barrow County

    Barrow County Ga Attorney and County InformationBarrow County is the geographic center of the area where we serve as lawyers in GA.   The county seat is the City of Winder, and is home to the historic Barrow County Courthouse built in 1920 (in the center of Winder and only a block from our law office).
    Other law and government activities take place at the Barrow County government locations in THIS LINK as well as Barrow County’s Government Correctional Facility Center.
    If you need to use any of the Barrow County courts or government resources, we will assist you to make sure you are prepared with correct addresses and documents for your visit.  Whenever possible we will handle matters on your behalf.  It’s to your advantage to have a local Barrow attorney to relieve you of any unnecessary stress when you allow us to represent you in cases such as divorce, bankruptcy, and other family matters.
    As of 2010, a census reported Barrow County’s population at more than 70,000 residents, and Barrow County schools report more than 13,000 students enrolled in the school districts.  There is plenty of recreation in Barrow County, from the upscale activities at the Chateau Elan resort on Barrow’s western edge and its counterpart The Georgia Club on the eastern side…. with their spa, golf, winery, and equestrian features … to camping, hiking and fishing activities at Fort Yargo State Park located in Winder.


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