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Jennifer Dorminey Herzog

Government Attorney at Tifton, GA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
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About Jennifer

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Overview

Jennifer Dorminey Herzog is a native of Tifton, Georgia, and returned to her home town to be an associate in our Tifton office. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Presbyterian College in 2003 with a double major in English, with an emphasis in creative writing, and Religion/Philosophy. In 2006, she graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law. During her time at UGA, Jennifer was a member of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law wherein she received the Notes Editor of the Year Award for 2005-2006.

 

Jennifer focuses her practice in the area of government liability and serves as County Attorney for Berrien County.  She also serves as Assistant County Attorney for Coffee County, Tift County, and Ware County. Jennifer has also represented various countys in tax appeal litigation, and small businesses with employment and contract issues, individuals involved in auto accidents, and individuals and entities involved in general liability matters. Jennifer is trained in general mediation, domestic mediation, arbitration, and is a registered mediator in Georgia.  She and her husband Scott Herzog reside in an historic home they renovated in the heart of Tifton.

 

Practice AreasAlternative Dispute Resolution/Arbitration

Jennifer is trained in general mediation, domestic mediation, arbitration, and is a registered mediator in Georgia. Her practice has included experience in a multitude of mediation settings as an advocate.  She has also handled a variety of cases as a mediator.  Through those experiences, she is able to offer cost efficient alternatives to litigation in an environment which facilitates effective compromise and decision making empowerment for the parties.

Correctional Health Care

Jennifer has successfully settled and litigated numerous cases involving lawsuits on a variety of claims brought by inmates, including the in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Many of these cases were able to be resolved through dispositive motion, saving the clients much time and expense.

Education

Jennifer assists Brent Hyde in his role as local school board counsel.  She has also served as counsel for school boards in a variety of areas, including but not limited to, open meetings, open records, freedom of speech and religion, search and seizure, and equal protection

Employment

Jennifer is committed to helping employers avoid, resolve, and prevail in employment disputes involving the full range of employment and labor issues. This includes litigation in state and federal courts and the representation of employers before administrative agencies over claims including: discrimination, harassment, retaliation, accommodation, and state torts such as negligent supervision and hiring, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, defamation, invasion of privacy, and wrongful discharge allegations.  Jennifer represents local business and industry, and governmental entities, in a wide variety of employment related matters, including policy and procedure implementation and revision, issues concerning state and federal anti-discrimination laws, and other employment issues. She also represents employers with matters involving the EEOC.

General Liability

Jennifer has represented such clients as individuals involved in auto accidents, retail store owners, and other individuals and entities involved in general liability matters.

Governmental Liability

Jennifer focuses her practice in the area of government liability and daily assists Tony Rowell, managing partner of the Tifton office, with his duties as County Attorney for Coffee County, Tift County and Ware County.  Jennifer brings to these positions extensive experience representing governmental entities in a wide array of liability settings. Jennifer has attended hundreds of county meetings during her time with Hall Booth, including Board of Commissioners, Board of Elections, Board of Tax Assessors, Board of Health, etc.
Jennifer has been called upon to address a variety of issues impacting county government. Some of these issues include:

  • Roads and Highways
  • Competitive Bidding
  • Zoning and Land Use Planning
  • Solid Waste
  • Inter-Governmental Agreements
  • Open Meetings
  • Department of Justice Investigations
  • County Water Works Project
  • Employment Issues
  • Human Resource Issues
  • Real Property Law
  • Governmental Liability
  • Tax Equity Issues
  • Paving Contracts
  • S.P.L.O.S.T. Referendum
  • S.P.L.O.S.T. Law
  • Local Ordinances
  • Elections/Election Litigation
  • Open Records
  • Construction Projects
  • Local Legislation
  • Civil Rights
  • Contract and Construction Law
  • Code Enforcement
  • L.O.S.T. Negotiations
  • Tax Appeals

Jennifer has also served as counsel for governmental entities on a variety of issues in litigation, including open records, employment, and state and federal anti-discrimination laws.  Jennifer has also represented governmental entities in defense of claims alleging constitutional deprivations brought under U.S.C. 1983.

Location

Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
1564 King Rd
Tifton, GA, 31793-7903

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended!!
Jennifer has provided legal guidance to our family owned practice for several years. She is smart, thorough, and a hard worker. We trust and appreciate her practical and legal guidance. Jennifer also goes beyond her legal skills to serve her community and has held a number of leadership positions in her church and other local organizations. Jennifer works hard to make Tift County a better place and I recommend her without reservation!
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Posted by Kathy | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jennifer Dorminey Herzog
Jennifer has provided general legal advice to our company for several years. More recently, she provided excellent guidance and representation defending our company and us individually against claims by a former employee who had filed suit in federal court. Jennifer consulted or called in other attorneys within her firm when their areas of expertise were required. She kept us well informed throughout a long and difficult process, and we continue to be very grateful for her guidance through this period. We continue to consult her for routine legal advice as needed and would not hesitate to use her for major issues that might arise in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A situation made much easier!
My Lawyer, Jennifer Herzog helped us through legal proceedings with a child custody/visitation agreement. Jennifer has not only done a fantastic job on the legal end of the situation, but made the whole process much easier with her thoughtful and caring attitude. Her work ethic and the way that she is "on top" of the situation has made the process come along in a timely manner, that otherwise could've been drug out over a longer period of time. I'm thankful to have had her by our side through the agreement process. I would highly reccomend her to anyone.
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Posted by Ben Hill County Chief Appraiser | March 16, 2016
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Ben Hill County Chief Appraiser
Our office was represented by Mrs. Herzog in property tax appeals to Superior Court. She was a tremendous asset in preparing these cases for Court and representing us in the Courtroom. She also did a good job in helping us decide which cases should go to Court and which ones we should attempt to settle. All settlement negotiations were handled in a timely and efficient manner. We did not have to pay any of the Court cost due to the judges decision. Throughout all of dealings with Mrs. Herzog, we have found her to be prompt and responding to any questions or concerns we had. After our cases were finalized, she has continued to keep us updated on new information she obtains concerning property tax laws that will be of benefit to us. We would highly recommend Mrs. Herzog to represent property tax matters.
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Posted by Frank | March 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
County Manager, Ben Hill County
Work performed for Ben Hill County has included legal representations during challenged tax assessments, complex title research and property ownership resolutions, and 2nd opinion consultation on a contentious government contract. In each case the response was timely, the work was thorough, and the advice was outstanding.
Posted by Vernica Crockett | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She is an attorney for the County. We had several personnel issues that she was able to resolve in a quick, and fair manner. She is very smart and easy to understand.
Posted by John | March 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Government Litigation and Administration
I have worked with many attorneys during my career and view Jennifer as one of the best. She has a tremendous understanding of county government and the ability to get the results needed. I will continue to use her services in the future.
Posted by Teresa | March 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service, great personality
We haven't been disappointed with the representation we receive with Jennifer Dorminey Herzog. Jennifer is knowledgeable, easy communication, friendly and professional. Jennifer asks the right questions and gets a firm grasp on the facts. I highly recommend Jennifer to friends and associates.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 170-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hall Booth Smith, PC
  • 2006 - 2016

Education

  • University of Georgia
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Presbyterian College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • EDDIE JAMES BURTON, Plaintiff, v. Clerk of Court EVONNE MULL, Defendant.
  • Summary Judgment Granted
  • Gage v. Diversified Res., Inc.
  • Summary Judgment Granted for Defendant

Associations

  • Tifton Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • Tifton Scene Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 40 under 40
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Georgia International Journal Notes Editor of the Year
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
Endorse Jennifer
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is a professional and knowledgeable attorney. Jennifer is well respected in the legal community and a pleasure to work with."
Government Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is a pleasure to work with and extremely knowledgeable. I appreciate her thoroughness and polite demeanor. I look forward to working with her more in the future."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have practiced with Jennifer for numerous years and she has always been knowledgeable, diligent and is the consummate professional. Though her practice covers a multitude of areas, she has developed a particular strength in all matters pertaining to the representation of local government entities and all the many facets of operation involved, including but not limited to policy implementation, zoning issues, tax appeals, employment and budget issues. Jennifer has also developed a substantial mediation practice, particularly in the domestic realm, which benefits from her involvement within the community with organizations such as CASA. Jennifer always brings a level-headed, calm demeanor and perspective to any situation that oftentimes is very effective against the opposition. In circumstances where the scenario may be less contentious, her approach, coupled with her knowledge, certainly helps to put clients at ease in what are oftentimes stressful situations."
Government Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jennifer is a superb attorney who is well versed in Governmental and Education Law. I highly recommend her services."
Government Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Jennifer is very knowledgeable and very professional. She is thorough and does an excellent job representing her clients."
Government Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am city attorney and she is county attorney. We sometimes work on the same matters but, of course, for different clients. She is always cordial, helpful and responds quickly to my calls for assistance."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer is one of the best attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with. I have opposed her in cases and she is the model of professionalism. She also has mediated a number of cases for our firm and we highly recommend her."
Government Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer because Jennifer is a hard working attorney who will enthusiastically and most effectively represent her clients."
Government Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a great client advocate and very good attorney. She is an excellent communicator and has obtained many successes for her clients."
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Tifton Government Lawyer Jennifer Dorminey Herzog
Jennifer Dorminey Herzog
Government Attorney
Tifton, GA
Licensed for 17 years