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Jody Donald Peterman

Personal injury Attorney

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1995
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Jody

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I am a trial lawyer in Valdosta, Georgia handling mostly criminal and personal injury cases.  I have spent most of my nineteen years fighting insurance companies, who deny injured victims their rightful claims for medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages.  I handle all types of personal injury cases, but mainly concentrating in the areas of wrongful death, trucking accidents, car wrecks and slip and falls. I handle cases all over  the Southeastern United States.


I am also committed to representing individuals against the heavy hand of the government in criminal cases.  Remember, an arrest is not an conviction.

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Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Jody handled a legal case for me and was very professional and courteous. He made an unpleasant situation completely painless. I will not hesitate to contact Jody in the future for my legal needs. Best in the business!!!!
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2013
Best in the business
Jody helped me with my personal injury case. He was very professional and I was extremely satisfied with the results. I highly recommend him.
Posted by TD | August 11, 2013
A job well done.
Jody was professional and caring and did a great job representing my case. He was very thorough and got us the results we needed. I would definitely use him again.
Posted by Autumn | August 11, 2013
He is my lawyer but he felt like a friend. He was completely devoted to me and my case.
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2013
Very professional and caring.
Jody explain all options and took great care of all aspects of my case.
Posted by Jason | August 11, 2013
A great lawyer
I hired Mr. Peterman to defend me in a tough criminal case. He was hard working and kept me informed. During the trial he did awesome on cross examination and gave one hell of a closing argument. Jody Peterman is a great lawyer, who really does care about his clients.
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2013
Put your trust in Jody Peterman
Mr. Peterman is very knowledgable, he is always ready to help, and he doesn't over-charge for his services. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Tyresha | April 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Licensed Bully
I hired him and was not pleased with his work, so I contacted him about a refund. I stated pay yourself for the service you’ve done up to this date 3/14 and send the remaining of my 3,000. He refused to send me my money start talking about how he done this I asked for an invoice I still yet to receive one. He said to me sue him. He is nothing less than a licensed bully. Please use a more professional lawyer.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-275 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jody D. Peterman
  • 2014 - Present


  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Mercer University-W. George L.S.
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Carroll v. The Krystal's Company
  • After the Court of Appeals reversed the trial court, the case was settled in mediation.


  • South Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Champion Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Valdosta Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Treasurer
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Criminal Law Section
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, General Practice and Trial Law Section
  • 1995 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top100
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Atlanta Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Award
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2002
  • The Milton Barwick Pleading and Practice Award
  • Mercer University -Walter F. George School of Law
  • 1995
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2009 Birthright Spring Seminar
  • Family Law
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (17)
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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jody is well know in the Valdosta area as being at the top of his field. I have had many of my Valdosta Bankruptcy clients use Jody for Personal Injury claims and they always give him rave reviews."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jody is a skilled litigator. He takes care of his client. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked for Jody Peterman as an extern and as a law clerk before I became an attorney. I always found Jody to be an extremely dedicated attorney who goes above and beyond to help his clients. I would recommend Jody Peterman to anyone who needs legal assistance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Creative, fearless, charismatic."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Jody since we started law school together many years ago. He is excellent litigator and trial lawyer. I have referred him business. He successfully obtained an acquittal for his client over 8 years ago which involved a traffic stop. Jody truly cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jody Peterman is the real deal. He eats, breathes and sleeps law. He is extremely tenacious and hard working. I highly recommend Jody Peterman."
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