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R. Brian Strickland, Manager

R. Brian Strickland, Manager

Phone: 770-957-3937 
Fax:
770-957-9165 

Year started practice: 2009
Years of experience: 8

Brian Strickland, 33, is a native of McDonough, Georgia. He is the State Representative for District 111 of Henry County, Georgia, and has served in the Georgia General Assembly for five years. He was first elected to serve in the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012 and was re-elected in 2014 and 2016.  In 2017, the Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments named State Representative Brian Strickland the Chairman of the Industry and Labor Committee.  Brian serves on the Banks & Banking Committee, the Appropriations Committee, the Economic Development & Tourism Committee, the Intragovernmental Coordination Committee, and Judiciary Non-Civil Committee. Brian also serves as a Deputy Whip to the Majority Caucus.  In 2016, Brian was appointed by the Governor of Georgia to serve as one of the three Commissioners for the State of Georgia for the Uniform Law Commission and to serve as a member of the Georgia Film, Music, and Digital Entertainment Commission.  In 2017, the Speaker of the House of Representatives appointed Brian to serve on the General Oversight Committee for the Georgia Public Defenders Council.  

Notable Legislation:

-     Secured $16.175 million for the construction of the second phase of Southern Crescent Technical College in Henry County set to begin construction in 2017

-     Authored legislation that allows extended family to petition to have visitation rights with

minor children involved in a domestic case

-     Authored legislation that would “even the playing field” for smaller private schools,
giving them the opportunity to compete in athletic events with public schools in their district

-     Authored legislation, known as the “mug shot bill”, which stopped the practice of posting
mugshot images online by law enforcement agencies, making it harder for private companies to gain access to the images distributed online

-     Authored legislation to assist homeowners in neighborhoods with non-functioning HOAs, giving the ability to take control of the HOA and common-area property

-     Sponsored legislation to allow family members to use sick leave to care for immediate family members

Brian has received numerous awards and recognition including being named the 2016 Legislator of the Year for the Georgia Association of Solicitor Generals, the 2016 Graduate of the Last Decade Award from Valdosta State University, the 2016 Red Blazers Award from Valdosta State University College Republicans, and the 2015-2016 Champions of Georgia Cities Award from the Georgia Municipal Association. 

 

Brian Strickland was born and reared in the city of McDonough and graduated from Henry County High School in 2002. In 2006, he graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.B.A. in Economics, receiving Dean’s List Honors and membership in the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society. Brian was elected Chairman of the VSU College Republicans in 2005. After graduation from Valdosta State University, he attended Florida Coastal School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 2009.

At Florida Coastal, Brian received the Dean’s Scholar Award, the Book Award for highest grade in a course, and the Class of 2009 Law Student Recognition Award. He also was elected by his peers to serve as the President of the Student Bar Association of Florida Coastal School of Law in 2008 and 2009.

Brian worked in the summer of 2007 as an intern with the Georgia Prosecuting Attorney’s Council in the Henry County District. Prior to becoming partner with Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC, he worked as an associate for the firm of Smith, Welch & Brittain, LLP, from 2009 until May 2011. He was acknowledged in Southern Journal Magazine's (SJM) 14 under 40 issue in 2013 as well as SJM's Men of Substance issue in 2015. Brian is actively involved in the community through his church at McDonough Presbyterian Church and formerly served as a Mock Trial Coach at Eagles Landing High School. He is also a member of the Young Professionals of Henry County, the Henry County Bar Association and previously served as the Secretary of the Board for Crosswalk Ministries USA. Brian has served as President of the Henry County Kiwanis Club and continues to volunteer with the Club.  Brian was selected in 2017 to serve on the Board of Directors for the Henry County Chamber of Commerce and the Alumni Board of Directors for Florida Coastal School of Law.  He and his wife, Lindsay Perdue Strickland, are both actively involved in the Valdosta State University Alumni Association, with his wife serving as a board member.

 

Brian has committed himself to make Henry County and the State of Georgia a better place to live, work, and raise a family. His family taught him at an early age that giving back to your community is one of the most important roles in life. Brian has taken that principle and made it a priority in his own life. He and his wife, Lindsay, live in McDonough and look forward to continuing their work in the community. They are committed to making their hometown a desirable location for businesses and strengthening the quality of life for all its citizens within their schools, charitable organizations, churches and government. Brian has a heart of gold with a future that is bright.  Brian and Lindsay are expecting their first child on October 7, 2017.

Mr. Strickland specializes in the following areas of law:

  • General Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Divorce
  • DUI Defense
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate Litigation 

Smith Welch Webb & White serve clients throughout the south metro Atlanta area including but not limited to McDonough, Stockbridge, DeKalb County, Clayton County, Henry County, Peach County, Jonesboro, Spalding County, Butts County, and Lamar County.



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