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Jody Donald Peterman

Jody Donald Peterman

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense

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

Licensed since 1995

  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

7 total 

  • 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 199508/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

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-W. George L.S.N/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
2009 Birthright Spring SeminarFamily Law2009