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General Defense


SunTrust Bank Building, Suite 500, 435 Second Street, 5th Floor, Macon, Georgia 31201-2724

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6437, Macon, GA 31208-6437

Established: 1872

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Fire
  • Casualty
  • Life Insurance
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Self-Insured
  • Coverage Opinions
  • Banking
  • Business Law
  • Class Actions
  • Complex Litigation
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law

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About Us

Jones Cork, LLP is one of the largest law firms in Georgia outside of Atlanta. Located at the center of the State, our firm’s legal representation reaches throughout the State, including Atlanta, Valdosta, Augusta, Columbus, and many small towns and cities across Georgia. Our goal in each legal engagement is to achieve a successful result for our client. Our firm maintains the highest standards of excellence and ethics.

Every legal engagement and every client is equally important to us.

Jones Cork, LLP has extensive experience representing large and small businesses; banking institutions; governmental entities and school districts; and individuals in virtually all aspects of corporate, transactional, commercial, real estate, litigation, and insurance matters. We believe quality legal representation includes personalized client service, and we strive to build strong relationships with our clients. We encourage frank and frequent communications on all aspects of our representation.

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Client Information

General Counsel For

  • Baldwin County School District
  • Cherokee Brick & Tile Company
  • Nu-Way Weiners, Inc.
  • Pulaski County School District
  • South Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Wesleyan College

Insurance Clients

Local Counsel For

  • AT&T Southeast
  • BASF Corporation
  • BB&T
  • Bibb County School District
  • Educational Credit Management Corporation

Regional Counsel For

  • B-H Transfer Co.
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Green Group Holdings, LLC
  • Howard Sheppard, Inc.

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Personnel Information

Partners


Rufus D. Sams, III

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1971
Memberships:
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Mercer University, J.D. (cum laude), 1971
Law Review:
Board of Editors, Mercer Law Review, 1970-1971

Born: 1947

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Steve L. Wilson

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1972
Education:
  • Emory University, A.B., 1969
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1972

Born: 1947

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Robert C. Norman, Jr.

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1980
Memberships:
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, A.B. (magna cum laude), 1977
  • The University of Georgia, J.D. (cum laude), 1980

Born: 1955

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Howard J. Strickland, Jr.

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1988
Education:
  • The Citadel, B.A., 1985
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1988

Born: 1963

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Cater C. Thompson

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1983
Education:
  • Mercer University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1980
  • Mercer University, J.D. (cum laude), 1983
Law Review:
Mercer Law Review, 1981-1983

Born: 1959

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Thomas W. Joyce

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1989
Education:
  • Wofford College, A.B., 1980
  • Mercer University, J.D. (cum laude), 1989
Law Review:
Mercer University Law Review, 1988-1989

Born: 1958

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Brandon A. Oren

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1989
Education:
  • Bob Jones University, B.A., 1986
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1989

Born: 1964

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Callie Dickson Bryan

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2002
Memberships:
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A. (cum laude), 1999
  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2002

Born: 1977

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Eugene S. Hatcher, Jr.

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1997
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., 1994
  • Mercer University, J.D., 1997

Born: 1971

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J. Patrick Goff

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2005
Education:
  • Mercer University, B.B.A. (cum laude), 2001
  • Mercer University, J.D., 2004

Born: 1979

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Christopher J. Arnold

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2008
Memberships:
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A. (cum laude), 2005
  • Mercer University, J.D., 2008

Born: 1982

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Reneé S. Rainey

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2010
Memberships:
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Presbyterian College, B.S. (magna cum laude), 2007
  • Mercer University, J.D., 2010

Born: 1985

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Collier W. McKenzie

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2011
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 2007
  • Mercer University, J.D., 2011

Born: 1985

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R. Matthew Shoemaker

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2012
Memberships:
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 2007
  • Mercer University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2012

Born: 1984

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Associates



Andrew L. Davidson

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2015
Education:
  • Georgia Southern University, B.S. (summa cum laude), 2011
  • Mercer University, J.D. (cum laude), 2015

Born: 1989

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Barret W. Kirbo

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2016
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A. Political Science, 2011
  • Mercer University, J.D. (cum laude), 2016

Born: 1989

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Caleb S. Davis

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2017
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.S., 2012
  • Mercer University, J.D., 2017

Born: 1990

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Sydney M. Solomon

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2014
Education:
  • Georgia College & State University, B.A., 2011
  • Mercer University, J.D., 2014

Born: 1991

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Of Counsel



Canon B. Hill

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 2005
  • District of Columbia, 2017
  • West Virginia, 2018
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 2002
  • Mercer University, J.D., 2005

Born: 1979

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C. Taylor Broun

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2008
  • Georgia, 2010
  • District of Columbia
Education:
  • Charleston School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Emory University School of Law, LL.M., 2013

Born: 1982

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Timothy K. Adams

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1962
Education:
  • Emory University, A.B., 1960
  • University of Virginia, LL.B., 1963

Born: 1938

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H. Jerome Strickland

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1963
Memberships:
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Education:
  • Auburn University
  • Mercer University, LL.B., 1964

Born: 1940

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W. Warren Plowden, Jr.

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1968
Education:
  • Davidson College, A.B., 1965
  • Mercer University, LL.B. (magna cum laude), 1968

Born: 1944

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Thomas C. Alexander

Macon, GA

Admitted
  • Georgia, 1976
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A. (cum laude), 1973
  • Mercer University, J.D. (cum laude), 1976

Born: 1950

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Service Areas

Albany, Georgia 103 miles

Americus, Georgia 68 miles

Cordele, Georgia 65 miles

Dublin, Georgia 50 miles

Forsyth, Georgia 24 miles

Griffin, Georgia 52 miles

Milledgeville, Georgia 30 miles

Perry, Georgia 28 miles

Warner Robins, Georgia 18 miles

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