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James L. Paisley is an Atlanta native. He grew up in Marietta, GA and did his undergraduate work at Georgia Tech and graduated with high honors. After completing law school at Florida State University near the top of his class, he began his legal carrer as a public defender. This perspective did wonders before he switched sides and became a state prosecutor for several years. As a prosecutor Mr. Paisley got the experience of knowing most judges, and the most experienced attorneys and litigating with all of them. As a prosecutor Mr. Paisley tried over fifty jury-trials against the most reputable attorneys.

James L. Paisley was not meant to be a prosecutor. He realized that really good people make honest mistakes and they need effective representation at affordable prices. He missed the client contact and being able to help people put their life back together. He started his defense work again and started focusing on only traffic related cases like DUI's and other traffic citations. After opening his own practice, the firm has grown because people recognize how important their situation is to The Paisley Law Group.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 75%
    10 years, 200 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 15%
    10 years, 120 cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    10 years, 5 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

45 total 

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  • Aaron Russell Thomas

    James is a smart, dedicated, and passionate attorney who genuinely cares about his clients. I know that if I send a client to James, I don't have to worry - they will be well taken care of. Highly recommend.


    Aaron Thomas Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Joseph Kenneth Henry

    James is an excellent attorney who cares a great deal about his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney in any area of the law.


    Joseph Henry Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
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Contact info

Ferguson & Paisley, LLC

1720 Peachtree Street North West
Suite 333
Atlanta, GA, 30309

Ferguson & Paisley, LLC

218 East Jackson Street
Suite 201
Thomasville, GA, 31792

Ferguson & Paisley, LLC

162 South Virginia Avenue
Suite C
Tifton, GA, 31794



GAActive Member in Good Standing 200907/15/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200606/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Best of 2012Creative Loafing2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFerguson & Paisley, L.L.C.2014 - Present
Owner, Managing PartnerPaisley Law Group, LLC2010 - Present
Trial LawyerHollander Law Office, PA2009 - 2011
Assistant District AttorneyFlorida State Attorney's Office2007 - 2009
Public DefenderFlorida Public Defenders Office2006 - 2007
Assistant District AttorneyLegal Aid Of North Florida2005 - 2006
General CounselChildren's Advocacy Center2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyers Club of AtlantaChairperson2013 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2009 - Present
Florida BarMember2006 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
March 2011 Aggravated BatteryCharges dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Paisley Law BlogWhat you Really Need To Know About Jury Duty2011
Court of AppealsState of Florida v. Jenkins2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Georgia Institute of TechnologyBusiness Management - High HonorsBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Candler Park PowercoreWhat To Do When You're Busted2012
Florida BarPersonal Injury2011