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Jody Donald Peterman

Jody Donald Peterman

About me

I am a trial lawyer in Valdosta, Georgia handling mostly criminal and personal injury cases.  I have spent most of my nineteen years fighting insurance companies, who deny injured victims their rightful claims for medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages.  I handle all types of personal injury cases, but mainly concentrating in the areas of wrongful death, trucking accidents, car wrecks and slip and falls. I handle cases all over  the Southeastern United States.


I am also committed to representing individuals against the heavy hand of the government in criminal cases.  Remember, an arrest is not an conviction.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 70%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%



Hourly ($150-275/hour), contingent (25-33%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Paul William Hamilton

    Jody is a skilled litigator. He takes care of his client. I highly recommend him.


    Paul Hamilton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gilbert J Alba

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Gilbert Alba Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199511/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top100American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top LawyerAtlanta Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Pro Bono AwardState Bar of Georgia2002
The Milton Barwick Pleading and Practice AwardMercer University -Walter F. George School of Law1995
American Jurisprudence AwardThomas M. Cooley Law School1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJody D. Peterman2014 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationChampion Member2011 - Present
Valdosta Association of Criminal Defense LawyersTreasurer2006 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law SectionN/A1996 - Present
State Bar of Georgia, General Practice and Trial Law SectionN/A1995 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Carroll v. The Krystal's CompanyAfter the Court of Appeals reversed the trial court, the case was settled in mediation.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2009 Birthright Spring SeminarFamily Law2009