I was born and raised in Tifton Georgia. Tifton is a great place to live but Interstate -75 runs through Tifton. Unfortunately many visitors have had the opportunity to meet the local Tifton law enforcement or have suffered from an automobile wreck on I-75. If you are one of those, and need help, give me a call for a free personal or telephone consultation. I am located across the street from the Courthouse in Tifton, 230 East Second Street,, Tifton Ga. 229-382-4900 Joe
Joe Kunes is a Personal Injury and Criminal DUI/DWI defense Attorney in Tifton, Georgia. He has been practicing law in Tifton and the surrounding counties since 1972. He is a graduate of Tift County Schools, the University of Georgia, 1969, B.A., and University of Georgia Law School J.D., 1972. In 38 years of practice in Tifton he has handled all areas of the law, but now restricts his practice to criminal defense and personal injury work. The majority of his criminal practice relates to the defense of drinking drivers, not only in Tifton, but all over South Georgia. His personal injury practice includes representing plaintiffs injured in automobile accidents and medical malpractice cases in Tifton and surrounding counties.
Joe Kunes was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1972, and the Florida Bar in 1973. He is a past President of the Tifton Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the State Bar of Florida, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Vice President in 2000), American Trial Lawyers Association (sustaining member), National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and Georgia Defense of Drunk Drivers (D.O.D.D.). He is a prior recipient of the student government award given by the Tifton college, Abraham Baldwin. He has been a guest speaker before law enforcement agencies, local civic clubs, and as a program speaker at the Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminars from 2004 through 2008.
Joe Kunes has successfully represented defendants charged with DUI and obtained dismissals and/or reductions of the charges in the following South Georgia Counties: Tift, Worth, Dougherty, Irwin, Ben Hill, Wilcox, Turner, Dooly, Lanier, Clinch, Crisp, Lowndes, Cook, Berrien, Colquitt, Thomas, Atkinson, Ware, Coffee, Pierce, Lee, Sumter, Houston, Terrell, Brooks, Decatur, Appling, Schley, and Bullock.
Joe Kunes has been representing individuals and families who have suffered
personal injury in automobile accidents (or wreck cases) and medical
negligence cases for over 36 years. Joe has been successful in obtaining
settlements and jury verdicts for injured persons, their spouses and
families all over South Georgia. He is committed to protecting victims of
automobile accidents and their families. Joe will not refer an auto
accident case to another lawyer if it can not be settled for a fair value,
but he will personally try it to verdict before a jury in each case if
necessary. Joe has handled over one thousand automobile accidents (wreck
cases) slip and fall cases and medical negligence cases. Joe believes in
establishing a personal and professional relationship with each client.
When someone is killed by the wrongful or negligent conduct of another
person or entity, the legal remedy is called a wrongful death claim.The law
provides that the person's next of kin and his or her estate representative
may act as the plaintiffs to bring a civil action to recover economic and
non-economic damages. This may be true even if the deceased person was
partially at fault in the occurance that caused his or her death.
Joe has successfully represented clients in wrongful death claims arising
from automobile wrecks and wrongful death caused by medical negligence. Joe
is devoted to providing the highest quality legal services with a focus on
meeting your individual needs. Joe will address your legal and personal
issues in an experienced and responsive manner.
There are time limits for you to act, or Statutes of Limitations, requiring
you to bring a lawsuit within a limited period or you may lose the right
to seek a recovery.
Contact Joe now to protect your rights or if you have any questions.
Languages spoken: German
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Bob Giannini, Criminal defense Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. Joe Kunes is one of the top DUI attorneys in the state of Georgia. He is very knowledgeable, fights hard for his clients, and has many years of hard-earned experience. We send him all of our cases in his part of the state and he always does a great job. I strongly endorse Mr. Kunes.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1973||01/30/2017|
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1972||02/04/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Appreciation for Support and Contributions To Tifton Police||Tifton Police Department, Tifton Georgia||2004|
|Student Athlete Academic Award||University of Georgia||1968|
|Student Athlete Academic Award||University of Georgia||1967|
|Student Government Award||Abraham Baldwin College||N/A|
|Owner||Law Office of Joe Kunes||1999 - Present|
|Partner||Kunes and Kunes LLC||1972 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||General Member||2008 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2002 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2000 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Sustaining Member||1996 - Present|
|Fl. State Bar||Member||1973 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1973 - Present|
|Ga. State Bar||Member||1972 - Present|
|Tifton Bar Association||Past President||1972 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Vice President||2000 - 2001|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Balancing Civil & Criminal Practice||2010|
|Ga.Trial Lawyers Assn.||Balancing Your Civil Litigation Practice With Your Criminal Defense Practice||2009|
|Georgia ICLE||Ethically Interviewing Clients Facing DUI Charges- What MUST Be Covered And Agreed To By All||2008|
|Georgia ICLE||Delevering An Effective Opening Statement||2005|
|Georgia ICLE||From Jury Selection to Closing Argument:Developing and Selling Your Trial Theme||2004|
|Georgia ICLE||The Top 30 Appellate Cases From 1972-2002||2004|
|University of Georgia Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
|University of Georgia, Athens||N/A||N/A||1969|
|Tift County High School||N/A||N/A||1965|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association-2010 Annual Convention||Balancing Your Civil Litigation Practice with Criminal Defense Practice||2010|
|Georgia DUI Law Update||Ethically Interviewing Clients Facing DUI Charges- What MUST Be Covered And Agreed To By All||2008|
|DUI Trial Practice Update||Chairperson||2007|
|Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute||Delivering An Effective Opening Statement||2005|
|Georgia DUI Update Dui by the Numbers||The Top 30 Appellate Cases From 1972-2002||2004|
|Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute||From Jury Selection to Closing Argument:Developing and Selling Your Trial Theme||2004|