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Mark Allison Cobb

Construction and development Attorney at Thomasville, GA

5.0   4 reviews

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    Our statewide construction law practice assists suppliers, subcontractors and general contractors with a full-range of services throughout the State of Georgia. We have a great deal of experience filing mechanics and materialmen's liens, making payment & surety bond claims, as well as document drafting, contract review and all other needs for the construction professional.

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    In addition to working with construction industry standard documents such as AIA documents and ConsensusDOCS, we draft and prepare contracts and agreements for our clients including Purchase Agreements, Merger Agreements, standard retail sales documents, commercial debt agreeements, and most all other documents.

    31 years, 500 cases

  3. Debt collection
    We assist businesses with all aspects of their commercial collections--from establishing purchase documents and contracts which will increase the chances of recovery, to mechanics lien filing, collection lawsuits. Our full-service approach includes post-judgment recovery options such as garnishments and domesticating foreign judgments.

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    Our business services help new businesses get extablished and existing business to comply with laws and regulations. We can help your business formation, merger, purchase or sale as well as conduct annual meetings and all aspects of corporate compliance.

    31 years, 250 cases

Mark is the named, founding partner of the Cobb Law Group.  For over 20 years, Mark has concentrated his practice primarily in the area of construction law including subcontractor law, materialmen's liens, payment bond claims, business entity formation, construction contract drafting and interpretation, AIA document review, construction liens, payment, and Miller Act litigation, and Mark was instrumental in the growth and development of our current legal practice.  Throughout the course of his distinguished legal career, Mark has represented many international, national and regional firms while also serving on numerous private and non-profit boards.

Mark was born in Pensacola, Florida, and has spent his childhood in Pensacola and Atlanta, Georgia.  After receiving the Presidential Scholarship, Mark attended Berry College and earned a degree in English with a double minor in economics and political science.  His name regularly appeared on the Dean’s List, and he was a member of several academic societies including Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), as well as the national English honor society and the national political science honor society.  While a student, he managed a 25 person, student newspaper staff and, while Mark was its editor-in-chief, the college newspaper received the highest award from the Georgia College Newspaper Association.  While in college, Mark began preparations for his legal career by working for the law firm of Boling, Rice & Bettis in Cumming, Georgia and the Florida District Attorney’s Office in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  He considers both of these experiences invaluable for shaping his legal mind and beginning good business habits.

Immediately following his graduation from college, Mark began his legal studies at top-ranked Washington and Lee University School of Law.  Founded in 1749, W&L is the sixth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, and it is the only school named for George Washington for which he supported financially.  Following the American Civil War, General Robert E. Lee assumed the presidency of the small liberal arts college (then known as Washington College) and worked to make the school thrive.  He attached a local law school to the college, and, following Lee’s death the school was renamed to honor him.  The law school remains a top-tier school, and Mark studied under some of the finest legal minds in the country.  While in law school, his classmates elected him to serve as their class representative to the Executive Committee, a university-wide committee of 13 students who are responsible for all aspects of student government and the honor council.  In addition, Mark was a member of the Student Bar Association, and Phi Delta Phi, a legal fraternity.  As a part-time job during school, Mark was a research assistant for a professor researching the limits of the Freedom of Information Act.  In addition, he volunteered at the Reeves Center, a museum on-campus concentrating in Chinese export porcelain.  Although he had several successful law school internships, Mark remembers his time at Taylor, Moseley and Joyner (now Moseley, Warren, Prichard & Parrish) in Jacksonville, Florida particularly fondly as he tackled maritime and international law issues.

Following law school, Mark accepted a job at a small law firm in Atlanta where he began to build his own client base, hone his legal skills, and improve his business skills.  In 1994, when Georgia’s lien laws began to change, Mark took the initiative and began a service sending Notices to Contractor’s on behalf of his clients.  As a result, several Fortune 500 firms began to use his services, and in 1998, Mark opened his own firm.  Although he did not do any advertising, clients continued to seek his services.

In 2007, Mark took a sabbatical from work.  During this time he and his wife lived in France and began working on some personal writing projects.  Upon his return to work, he felt a renewed enthusiasm for his career and clients and began focusing his energies on client development.  Under his leadership, he moved the firm away from paper files, and using an off-site server, was able to increase the efficiency of the firm.  His current project includes taking the firm “virtual” in order to improve legal services while lowering costs to his clients.

Mark is married to a wonderful wife; in 2010, they had their first daughter and in 2013 a son. They attend All Saints' Episcopal Church where Mark serves on the Vestry.  Mark is the chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Vashti Center, treasure of the Southwest Georgia Technical College Foundation and treasurer of the Thomasville Antique Show Foundation.  In addition, he is president of the Washington and Lee Thomasville–Tallahassee Alumni Club.  His is an active member of the American Ceramics Circle as well as several genealogical societies.  He enjoys hiking and playing tennis.

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Licensed for 30 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 02/03/2023
State AL
Status Inactive
Acquired 1994
Updated 02/10/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Mark

Cobb Law Group
PO Box 1718
Thomasville, GA, 31799


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Kelly | October 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Time was of the essence
Just want to say "Thank You Mark" for all of your help when I was in a time crunch! I was a contractor who had not been paid for work on a home that was closing in 14 days. Mark quickly filed a lien on the property and coordinated with the Closing Attorney so that I could get paid. What a relief! I would highly recommend Mark to anyone!
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Posted by Victoria | August 20, 2014
Straight talk with fast action!
I called Mr. Cobb this morning in regards to a Material's Lien that I needed place today. After my free consultation I faxed his office all the information. To my surprise I received a follow-up e-mail from him and one from his legal assistant this afternoon stating everything was taken care of. I'm pretty hard to please so when I say the experience was perfect, I truly mean it. Also their prices are very reasonable. Straight talk with fast action!
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Posted by Wiregrass Electric, Inc. | May 21, 2014
Mark Cobb has assisted our company file liens and bond claims, collect payments and review contracts. He is always professional and knowledgeable. But what sets him apart from others is that he understands our business. We highly recommend Mark Cobb.
Posted by Ruben | September 14, 2011
Outstanding service, patient, and very knowledgeable
Mr. Cobb dealt with me in a very professional manner. He answered all of my questions thoroughly, yet concisely, and he was very knowledgeable and always ready to take my call and speak with me. Our legal matter was resolved quickly because of his services. Should we have a similar problem in the future we will definitely request Mr. Cobb's services.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 130-260 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Thomas University
  • 2013 - Present
  • Principal
  • Cobb Law Group
  • 1998 - Present
  • associate
  • Bivens, Hoffman & Fowler
  • 1994 - 1998
  • associate
  • Mobley & Mobley
  • 1992 - 1994
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  • Washington & Lee University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Berry College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Contract Negotiation
  • Contracts were executed


  • Southern Regional Technical College Foundation
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Construction Suppliers Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Thomasville Antique Show Foundation
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associated General Contractors or Georgia
  • 2012 - Present
  • Thomasville - Tallahassee Chapter of the Washington & Lee Universtiy Alumni Association
  • President
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • member
  • N/A
  • American Subcontractor's Association
  • N/A
  • The Vashti Center
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
  • Vestryman
  • 1994 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Best Blog 2013
  • Construction Marketing Ideas
  • 2013
  • Who's Who In Amiercan Colleges & Uniersities
  • Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities
  • N/A


Speaking Engagements

  • Construction Professionals Conference
  • Best Practices for General Contractors 2014
  • 2014
  • Nuts and Bolts for Georgia Contractors
  • Georgia Lien Laws
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (5)
Endorse Mark
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mark. He is extremely knowledgeable about construction and contract disputes. You will be very pleased with him as your attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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