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August 1, 2014 - We are pleased to announce that Janet Scott has joined the firm of Smith, Welch, Webb & WhiteJanet has over seven years as an experienced litigator. She has experience in criminal law, education law, employment law, local government and entertainment law.

Janet litigated teacher termination hearings, including cases involving the CRCT cheating problem within the Atlanta Public School District, and federal and state civil cases for multiple metro Atlanta school districts. Moreover, she learned the inner workings of school districts while employed with the DeKalb County School District’s Office of Internal Affairs. She is also a former educator. View our education law practice area.

Spotlight attorneys

L. Scott Mayfield L. Scott Mayfield Scott Mayfield specializes in estate planning and probate, wills, powers of attorney for health care and living wills. Mr. Mayfield manages the Barnesville, Georgia office in Lamar County. Read more » Marc A. Avidano Marc A. Avidano Marc Avidano is an expert in personal injury (plaintiff and defense), automobile accidents, tractor trailer accidents, motorcycle wrecks, slip/trip and falls, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, dog bites, premise liability, and general civil litigation matters. His office is in McDonough, Georgia. 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, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, tractor trailer wrecks, dog bites, slip and fall, insurance disputes and criminal defense. His office is in Stockbridge GA. 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. His office is in Stockbridge, Georgia. Chris Chapman offers free consultations on DUI cases. Read more » Elizabeth Pool Elizabeth Pool Elizabeth Pool specializes in adoption, divorce, property tax appeals, and civil litigation. She offers free consultations on divorce, adoption, and family law cases. Read more »
Grant McBride Grant McBride Grant McBride specializes in real estate litigation, eminent domain / condemnation, family medical leave act (FMLA) and workers' compensation. Grant works in our McDonough Georgia office. Read more » Bianca Davis Bianca Davis Bianca Davis attended the University of Florida, Levin College of Law and received her Juris Doctor degree in 2003. Bianca has ten years of real estate experience and works in our McDonough office. Read more »
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Latest from our blogs

Our attorneys frequently post articles pertaining to legal matters, news comments and free legal advice. You can read and follow their postings on our blogs. Below are the latest posts in all of our blogs. Click the links to read the full post.

Employment Law

What is a Non-Compete Agreement?

The specifics of your non-compete agreement may affect your business and your career. At what point does an employees’ ambition cross the line into stealing trade secrets?

Guidelines on Religious Dress and Grooming in the Workplace

Here are helpful examples that can be applied to real-life circumstances faced by employees and employers.

Minimum Wage Laws May Not Apply

Minimum wage standards affect more than 130 million workers in this country, however, this legal requirement does not apply to everybody.

Workers' Compensation

How Employers Can Help Prevent Eye Injuries

It's estimated that over 90% of eye injuries are preventable with protective eyewear. Employers can prevent most eye injuries by taking these three important steps.

Top 3 Ways to Prevent Injuries Among Older Workers

Proactively addressing worker’s compensation among the aging workforce is a smart move that will pay off in dividends.

The Benefits of Involving Employees in Safety Inspections

Whether you are kicking off the new year, or the second half of the school year, it’s a good time to re-evaluate your safety programs.

DUI and Criminal

What to do at a Police Checkpoint

Here is valuable advice from an experienced attorney who also spent six years in law enforcement on what to do if you encounter a police roadblock.

Avoid a DUI this 4th of July

The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently announced that law enforcement across the state will be out in full force and “aggressively targeting people” who they believe to be impaired by drugs or alcohol.

Ignition Interlock in Georgia

Repeat DUI offenders in Georgia may be able to regain some independence with an ignition interlock.

Real Estate

Top 5 Things To Know Before Co-signing a Lease with your College-Aged Child

You may be under pressure to quickly co-sign a lease, but it’s important to protect yourself and your family from financial harm in the long term.

How a Real Estate Attorney May Help with your Divorce

If your divorce involves the transfer of a house or land in the state of Georgia, you may benefit from consulting with a real estate attorney.

Risks of DIY or Generic Real Estate Contracts

Many Georgia homeowners are resourceful do-it-yourselfers, but DIY and generic real estate contracts can leave you vulnerable to very expensive problems.

Family Law

How Unmarried Fathers Can Establish Legal Rights

Modern, non-traditional families come in many shapes and sizes, however the legal definitions associated with certain parental rights are very specific. Here's how unmarried fathers can establish their rights as a parent.

How Fathers Can Fight for Child Custody

Here are four effective tips on how involved fathers can build a strong case for child custody.

Help! My child is in trouble with the law.

Today, only juveniles who have proven to be a danger to themselves or the community should be placed in a detention center.

What are “Compassionate Allowances?”

“Compassionate Allowances” are medical conditions that qualify for special exceptions with the SSDI process.

How to Approach the SSDI Application Process

I have helped many Georgians successfully compile their SSDI applications, and here's a list of 5 things you need when applying for SSDI.

Who is eligible for Social Security Disability?

Here are some guidelines about who is eligible for SSDI benefits, and how we can help.