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I started my practice in Fayetteville, GA and will no doubt end it there when the time comes. I bought the white brick building you see above which is on GA Hwy 54. However inside the city it's called East Lanier Ave.


I believe in simplicity. I am the only lawyer in my practice. If you hire me you get me. My wife, Joanne E. Whitlock, is my legal assistant. If you have a question that arises during your case, Joanne stays on my case till I get the answer for you. She calls some people at 9 or 10 o'clock at night with the answer they were looking for.


Some clients, and others as well, call me "The Godfather". That is because if I take on your case, I will treat you as if you were part of my Family. If the only way we can meet for a confrence is on the weekend, I'll make it happen. If you have an unusual work schedule, I'll meet with you at odd hours.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    40 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    40 years
  3. Divorce: 15%
    40 years
  4. Wills: 5%
    40 years



Fixed (always)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Donald James Kilfin

    I met Jim Whitlock shortly after relocating from Florida to Georgia. In my thirteen years of practicing law, I have interacted with countless attorneys. Jim is one of the most knowledgable and professional I have ever met. He has been practicing in this area for many years and his level of experience is very apparent. I highly endorse Jim and would recommend him to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense/DUI attorney.


    Donald Kilfin Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I have known Jim Whitlock for close to twenty years as a fellow criminal defense lawyer. He has always been a "go to" person for me on all kinds of questions related to my practice; most importantly on questions of how to get things done in our various local courts. In addition to being knowledgeable, Jim is a wonderful guy and I recommend him wholeheartedly!


    Glen Burn Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Attorney At Law Jim Whitlock

345 East Lanier Avenue

Fayetteville, GA, 30214-2236


GAActive Member in Good Standing 197708/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Municipal JudgeRiverdale, GA Municipal Court1997 - 2003
Municipal JudgeCity of Fayetteville, GA1984 - 1990
JudgeCity of Fayetteville, GA1983 - 1989
Co-ownerRightway Driver Clinic1978 - 1986
Owner/ Operator/ and LecturerRightWay Driver Clinic, Inc1978 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fayette County Bar AssociationPresidentN/A
Georgia Municipa. Judges AssociationTreasurerN/A
Griffin Judicial Circuit BarMemberN/A
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Department of Public Safety for State of GADriver Rehabiiatation/ alcohol and other violationsCertification for Lecturer in Drug and Alcohol Risk Reduction1978
John Marshall Law School, AtlantaLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Beulah Heights UniversityBiblical StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1970