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Joel O. Wooten

Environmental and natural resources Attorney at Columbus, GA

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also known as Joel Wooten, Joel O. Wooten Jr.

  • Licensed for 49 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1975
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Admitted to practice in Georgia, Joel has served as lead counsel in numerous cases including tractor trailer, product liability, wrongful death and motor vehicle cases. He has experience handling all types of litigation including class action, commercial, pharmaceutical, medical malpractice, toxic tort and environmental cases.

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Peak Wooten McDaniel & Colwell LLP
945 Broadway
Suite 200
Columbus, GA, 31801
Peak Wooten McDaniel & Colwell LLP
945 Broadway, Suite 200
P.O. Box 1440
Columbus, GA, 31902
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Peak Wooten McDaniel & Colwell LLP
  • 1975 - Present
  • Partner
  • Butler Prather LLP
  • 1900 - Present
  • Partner
  • Peak Wooten McDaniel & Colwell LLP
  • 1900 - Present

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • B.B.A.
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jay Auto Group, Inc. v. American Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • Cash Settlement--Amount Confidential
  • Buckner v. Resource Life Insurance Co.
  • Cash Settlement--$47,750,000
  • Toole v. JMIC
  • Cash Settlement--$45,000,000
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Associations

  • University of Georgia Law School Board of Visitors
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Bar Center Committee
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Judicature Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Columbus Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • University of Georgia Athletic Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2021
  • University System Georgia Board of Regents
  • Chairman
  • 2004 - 2005
  • University System Georgia Board of Regents
  • Vice Chair
  • 2003 - 2004
  • University System of Georgia Board of Regents
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2006
  • State Bar of Georgia, Statewide Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Chair
  • 1999 - 2007
  • State Bar of Georgia, Advisory Committee on Legislation
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2012
  • State Bar of Georgia, State Bar Federal Courts Liaison Committee
  • Vice Chairman
  • 1999 - 2012
  • State Bar of Georgia, Statewide Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 1997 - 1999
  • University of Georgia Law School
  • Association Council
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 1994 - 1997
  • State Bar of Georgia, Statewide Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Member
  • 1993 - 2014
  • Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest
  • Board of Directors, Founding Member
  • 1992 - 1993
  • American Bar Association, Conference of State & Local Bar Leaders
  • Co-chair
  • 1991 - 1992
  • University of Georgia Alumni Society
  • Board of Managers
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Columbus Lawyers Club
  • President
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Columbus Lawyers Club
  • President
  • 1988 - 1999
  • Columbus Lawyers Club
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 1984 - 1993
  • Columbus Younger Lawyers Club
  • President
  • 1984 - 1985
  • State Bar of Georgia, General Practice & Trial Section
  • Executive Council
  • 1983 - 1998
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Executive Council
  • 1983 - 1997
  • Georgia State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Executive Council
  • 1983 - 1987
  • University of Georgia Alumni Society
  • Board of Managers
  • 1981 - 1983
  • University of Georgia Young Alumni Council
  • Vice President
  • 1981 - 1983
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 100 Most Influential Georgians
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2022
  • Amicus Curiae Award
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • 2018
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2012 UGA Law School Distinguished Service Scroll
  • University of Georgia Law School
  • 2012
  • 100 Most Influential Georgians
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2005
  • Most Influential Georgians
  • James Magazine
  • 2005
  • Tradition of Excellence Award
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2000
  • National Constabar Leader of the Year Award
  • 1993
  • Lawyers Foundation of Georgia
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Who's Who in America
  • N/A
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Columbus Environmental and natural resources Lawyer Joel O. Wooten
Joel O. Wooten
Environmental and natural resources Attorney
Columbus, GA
Licensed for 49 years