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     Experience Snapshot:  Asst. District Attorney,  Solicitor-General, judicial law clerk, Military Police, JAG Corps, law enforcement instructor, County Attorney, and City Attorney.


    Attorney Coppage has worked for the courts as a judicial law clerk, working directly with judges; has served the community as a prosecutor (Asst. District Attorney) before accepting the Governor's appointment as Solicitor-General (prosecutor).  He has taught at the law enforcment training center, and served as both a County Attorney and City Attorney.  His military service includes the conduct of law enforcement as a military policeman and as a prosecutor and defense counsel in the Army JAG Corps. 


     As I have advanced my career, I come to realize one thing-  MOST of my clients are hard working people who simply used a little bad judgment on a particular day.  Hence, my slogan- "Helping Good People in Bad Times." 


     I am committed to FIGHT for my clients.  Good people should reap the benefit of their productive, law-abiding contributions to society, not branded a criminal for a rare lapse in judgment!  Call me.  Let's see if I can help you.



Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 29%
  2. Speeding Ticket: 28%
  3. DUI & DWI: 22%
  4. Personal Injury: 21%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Law Firm of James Coppage

3176 Cypress Mill Road

Brunswick, GA, 31525-2700


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
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AccomplishedTop 100 Trial Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Prosecuting AttorneyCamden County Prosecutor's Office1992 - Present
City AttorneyKingsland, Camden County2013 - 2015
County AttorneyMcIntosh County2003 - 2010
Senior InstructorFederal Law Enforcment Training Center2001 - 2002
LTC, Command Judge AdvocateU.S. Army Jag Corps1998 - 2008
U.S. Army - Law EnforcementMilitary Police1981 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1999 - Present
County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Florida BarMember1992 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Georgia vs. [Defendant]Acquittal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of West GeorgiaAccountingBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1987