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  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 55%
    25 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    25 years
  3. Business: 15%
    25 years
  4. Mediation: 10%
    14 years



Hourly ($275-325/hour), contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • Connie L. Williford

    I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is well-respected and very capable lawyer. I have found him to be ethical and professional in all of my dealing with him over the years.


    Connie Williford Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Sell & Melton LLP

577 Mulberry Street, 14th Floor
PO Box 229
Macon, GA, 31202-0229


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199107/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
William Augustus Bootle Professionalism AwardMacon Bar Association2013
United Methodist Leadership AcademySouth Georgia Conference2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerSell & Melton, L.L.P.2009 - Present
LawyerSell & Melton, LLP1991 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyers Foundation of GeorgiaFellowN/A
William A. Bootle American Inn of CourtPresident2008 - 2009
Macon Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Montgomery v. Barrow, 286 Ga. 896, 692 S.E.2d 351 (2010).Successful appeal followed by settlement on remand.
Virginia Insurance Reciprocal v. Pilzer, 278 Ga. 190, 599 S.E.2d 182 (2004).On certiorari, the Supreme Court of Georgia held that the medical malpractice statute of repose did not bar the claim for contribution.
Johnson v. Knebel, 267 Ga. 853, 485 S.E.2d 451 (1997).On certiorari, the Supreme Court of Georgia clarified the limits of expert testimony and remanded the case for a retrial, which yeilded a favorable verdict.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Georgia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Georgia Southern UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Guard Retirement Planning SeminarWills, Trusts, & Probate2013
Continuing EducationMediation of Probate Matters2012