I was born and raised in Valdosta, GA. I have lived here all my life. I have been a lawyer since 1988 and I have been practicing in the law firm of Closson, Bass and Tomberlin since 1991.
In my personal life, I enjoy live music, travel, football, and fishing.
I only practice criminal defense for people charged with crimes and workers' compensation for people injured at work. I handle no other types of cases as I choose to limit my practice in order to be as proficient and effective as possible in the types of law I do practice. I want to be the best attorney possible in the areas I practice.
I offer free consultations on any case and you are under no obligation to me if you simply wish to meet with me and discuss your case in order to determine whether you wish to hire me to represent you. I would never ask you to buy a car without test driving it and I would never ask you to put your very serious problem in my hands without first talking to me to find out what i can do for you.
If you are injured at work or charged with a crime, please contact me and we will schedule a time to meet and discuss your case.
I look forward to meeting with you in the future if you have the unfornate circumstance of either being arrested or injured at work.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1988||07/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Partner||Closson, Bass & Tomberlin||1992 - Present|
|Assistant Attorney||Clarke County Solicitor's Office||1989 - 1991|
|Law Clerk||South Georgia Judicial Circuit||1988 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Injured Workers Advocates||Member||2014 - Present|
|National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws - Legal Committee||Legal Committee Member||2001 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1991 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Vice President||1999 - 2000|
|Valdosta Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President||1995 - 1997|
|University of Georgia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Valdosta State College||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Workers Compensation Section||Recent Case Law Developments in Workers Compensation||2016|