The answers will impact whether or not you can change venue.
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I agree with my colleague. You will need to look at the factors used by GA courts to determine motion to change venue and see if you meet those criteria.
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Generally in Georgia, a defendant must be sued in his county of residence. As you do not reside in the forum county, I assume you are Plaintiff. If so, barring some other circumstances, the case should be transferred to the county of Defendant's residence.
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