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Office Spotlight...

November 6, 2014 -Smith, Welch, Webb & White has four offices to serve our many clients in metro Byrd Garland attorney - Smith, Welch, Webb & WhiteAtlanta and the surrounding area: Our offices are located in McDonough, Stockbridge, Jackson, and Barnesville. This month we are proud to spotlight our Jackson Georgia office. 
Byrd Garland and Elizabeth Pool practice in our Jackson office. Byrd is is a 5th generation lawyer. He is 3rd generation to practice in Jackson, Georgia in the firm established by his grandfather, W. E. Watkins, in 1905. Byrd specializes in Real Estate: Residential and Commercial, Estate Planning and Probate, and General Civil Litigation
Elizabeth Pool is the current Chairperson for the United Elizabeth Pool - attorney - Smith, Welch, Webb & WhiteWay fundraising in Henry County. She is also active in the Kiwanis Club of Henry County. Elizabeth also currently serves as the Vice-President for the Henry County Bar Association. Elizabeth specializes in Adoption, Divorce, and Family Law. Elizabeth offers free consultations on family law cases. 
Click here to learn more about our Jackson office and our practice areas we offer from this location. 

Spotlight attorneys

John P. Webb John P. Webb John Webb, personal injury attorney, specializes in car accidents, tractor trailer wrecks, motorcycle accidents, slip & fall, and product liability. John has appeared as a guest commentator, providing legal opinions on personal injury for CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. His office is in Stockbridge, Georgia and he offers free consultations on personal injury cases. Read more » Andrew J. Welch, III Andrew J. Welch, III Andy Welch specializes in environmental law, real estate, and zoning. In 2010, Mr. Welch was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives and serves on the Judiciary Committee, Education Committee, and Committee on Children & Youth. He served as the 2010 Chairman for the Henry County Chamber of Commerce. Read more »
L. Scott Mayfield L. Scott Mayfield Scott Mayfield specializes in wills and estate planning, probate, civil litigation, local government law, property tax appeal, powers of attorney for health care and living wills. Mr. Mayfield manages the Barnesville, Georgia office in Lamar County. Read more » David M. Waldroup David M. Waldroup David Waldroup is a member of the Henry County Bar Association. Mr. Waldroup specializes in business formation, trusts and estates, church law, local government and public sector entities, and education law. His office is in McDonough, Georgia. Read more »
Andrew J. Gebhardt Andrew J. Gebhardt Andrew Gebhardt specializes in car accidents, assault, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, tractor trailer wrecks, dog bites, slip and fall, insurance disputes and criminal defense. His office is in Stockbridge GA. Andrew offers free consultations on personal injury cases. Read more » R. Brian Strickland R. Brian Strickland Brian Strickland specializes in general civil litigation, business law, and family law. Mr. Strickland was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2012. His office is in McDonough, Georgia. Read more »
Christopher Chapman Christopher Chapman Christopher Chapman is an expert in DUI defense. Chris Chapman was previously a law enforcement officer and prosecutor in Henry County. Chris is a past president of the Henry County Bar Association. His office is in Stockbridge, Georgia. Chris Chapman offers free consultations on DUI cases. Read more » Lajuana C. Ransaw Lajuana C. Ransaw Lajuana Ransaw specializes in landlord / tenant law, employment law, local governments and public sector entities, and general civil litigation. She works in the McDonough, GA office. Read more »
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