Jim Fletcher is a partner at the firm of Smith Collins & Fletcher.
As a registered neutral in the State of Georgia, Jim helps parties resolve their disputes outside of court through mediation. He brings significant experience at the state and federal level, in civil litigation matters including real estate, employment, construction, and debtor-creditor disputes.
Jim has represented landlords and tenants throughout the State of Georgia regarding both commercial and real estate leases, eviction, and cases regarding wrongful eviction.
Jim's estate planning practice focuses upon helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow. He also represents clients in minimizing the stress and expense of probate, trust and estate administration.
Finally, Jim continues to advise select clients regarding corporate and business law, and select complex litigation matters.
Jim graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law, and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University.
Jim rose to the level of senior associate at two prestigious Buckhead and Dunwoody law firms, where he developed experience in not only probate, estate planning and corporate law, but also in complex civil litigation and real estate matters.
Jim is a member of Wealth Counsel, a national organization of trusts and estates attorneys and other professionals who design sophisticated planning techniques for individuals and families.
Super Lawyers has selected Jim as a “Rising Star” for four straight years.
He is known as a legal scholar and enjoys educating the community. He has authored the book GEORGIA GARNISHMENT LAW (Law Publishing 2012), is a frequently-requested speaker for Georgia continuing legal education seminars, and founded the Kids Protection Center as an organization that provides parents and families with resources and information to help keep our children safe.
He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law where he was Executive Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Justice/President of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Kennesaw State University.
Licensed since 2007
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Jim is an exceptional attorney in many regards. He is very knowledgeable in his areas of practice, quick on his feet, and a down to earth guy making him a rarity in today's legal field. Overall, a brilliant attorney who defines the phrase of being the "smartest guy in the room." I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone in the Atlanta area.
Andrew Dove Criminal Defense Attorney
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2007||08/22/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Recognition Award||American Bar Association Employment Section||2007|
|Eagle Scout||Boy Scouts of America||N/A|
|Partner||Smith Collins & Fletcher PA||2014 - Present|
|Partner||Merritt & Fletcher||2012 - 2014|
|Real Estate and Business Law Attorney||The Geheren Firm||2011 - 2012|
|Senior Attorney||Weinstock & Scavo PC||2007 - 2011|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2013 - Present|
|Georgia State Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Member||2012 - Present|
|Atlanta Lawyers Club||Member||2011 - Present|
|DeKalb Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Sandy Springs Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2012|
|American Bar Association Litigation Section - Appellate Practice and Professional Liability Committees||Member||2009 - 2012|
|American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee||Vice-Chair||2005 - 2008|
|CLE Course Materials - Essentials of Foreclosure CLE||Georgia Judicial and Non-Judicial Foreclosure||2011|
|Cobb Bar Association CLE||The Admissability of Illegally Intercepted Emails||2009|
|Ga Superior Court Domestic Violence Benchbook (3rd Ed.)||Criminal Law Chapter (contributing author)||2007|
|ABA Business Litigation News||Recent Developments in Lender Liability and Collection Law||2005|
|University of Georgia||N/A||law||N/A|