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About me

I grew up in Thomasville, Georgia.  I graduated from Episcopal High School in 1996, and then attended Rhodes College, where I received my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in 2000.  I received my Juris Doctor (JD) degree (cum laude) from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 2004.  While at Mercer, I was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Board.  After graduating from law school, I was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2004 and practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia with Troutman Sanders, LLP, one of the oldest and largest law firms in Georgia. 


In 2006, my wife and I decided to move to Valdosta, Georgia to be closer to family, and I began working with Coleman Talley LLP.   I am a member of the board of directors of The Greater Valdosta United Way and serve as an attorney coach for Valwood School’s mock trial team.


My practice consists almost entirely of civil litigation work, including the following areas: 


  • Insurance coverage and defense

  • Professional negligence

  • Appellate litigation

  • Product liability

  • Personal injury

  • Municipal law

  • Construction litigation

  • Civil rights defense litigation

  • Trade secrets litigation

  • Commercial litigation

  • Electronic Discovery and Data Management

  • Mediation and Arbitration


I am Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV® Preeminent™.


I offer free initial consultations on all legal matters, so feel free to contact me regarding any legal issue you may have.  If I cannot assist you for any reason, I can almost always find an attorney who can.




Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
    12 years
  2. Insurance: 40%
    12 years

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  • Brandon Lee Peak

    Hansell is a skilled lawyer who knows how to handle a case from A to Z. Having worked with Hansell on matters in the past, I fully endorse him as a lawyer.


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Contact info

Coleman Talley LLP

910 North Patterson Street
PO Box 5437
Valdosta, GA, 31603-5437


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200407/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law ReviewMercer UniversityN/A
Moot CourtMercer UniversityN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyColeman Talley LLP2006 - Present
AttorneyTroutman Sanders2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Greater Valdosta United WayBoard Member2008 - Present
Valdosta Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A2004 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2004
Rhodes CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly meeting of Valdosta Lowndes Association of Property ManagersEffect of foreclosure on rights of landlords, tenants, and property managers2011
Landlord-Tenant seminarLandlord Tenant Law2010