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577 Mulberry Street, Suite 500
Macon, Georgia 31201Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 478-743-8651
Fax: 478-743-9636
E-Mail: bjh@awrlaw.com
www.awrlaw.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6497, Macon, GA 31208-6497
Established: 1849

Practice Areas
  • Fire
  • Casualty
  • Surety
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • General Liability
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury Defense
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About Us
The firm began in 1849 when Robert Lanier and brother-in-law William Anderson began practicing law in Macon. Lanier was born in Athens after his father moved from North Carolina to establish hotels, among them Macon's Lanier House. Lanier met Anderson in college and married Anderson' sister Mary Jane in 1840. In 1842 they became parents of the poet, Sidney Lanier. A much younger brother, Clifford Anderson came to Macon in 1845. He educated himself by reading the law, while working at the Lanier House.

William Anderson died at 28. Clifford studied under Robert Lanier, was admitted to the bar in 1852 at 19 and "Lanier and Anderson". Lanier died in 1893. Clifford was a member of the Confederate Congress, Judge of Macon City Court, a Macon City Councilman and later a State Legislator. He was Georgia's Attorney General from 1880-1890. When Mercer University established a law school in 1878, Anderson was a member of its first faculty. The school's first building was named for Partner, T.E. Ryals.

Most of Lanier's and Anderson's sons practiced law. One also became a famous poet, Sidney Lanier, Anderson’s eldest Clifford L. Anderson, practiced in Macon before moving to Atlanta to found the forerunner of the Jones Day Firm. James Anderson practiced with his father and uncle for 15 years, but after his brother’s law partner died, joined his brother’s firm in Atlanta. In 1871 Robert Anderson became the link tying the 19th Century firm to today's. In 1893 he formed a 30 year partnership with T.E. Ryals. His son, Robert Anderson, Jr., joined them in 1922 and Charles W. Walker in 1933. Albert P. Reichert joined in 1949. The firm took its present name in 1959.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Allstate Insurance CompanyAtlantic Casualty Insurance Company
EsuranceFlorists' Mutual Insurance Company
Horace Mann Insurance CompanyLiberty Life Insurance Company
Liberty Mutual Insurance CompanySafeco Insurance Companies
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Of Counsel
William J. Self
Macon, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1974
Additional Biographical Details:
Senior Judge, Probate Courts of Georgia
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A. Accounting, 1971
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1974
Born:1949
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S. Phillip Brown
Macon, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1967
Additional Biographical Details:
Retired, Superior Court Judge
Education:
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, LL.B., 1967
Born:1941
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Partners
Albert P. Reichert, Jr.
Macon, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1963
Education:
  • Emory University, A.B. (with honors), 1961
  • Harvard University, LL.B., 1964
Born:1939
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Eugene S. Hatcher
Macon, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1981
Education:
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S.I.M., 1968
  • Mercer University, J.D., 1981
Born:1944
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Robert A. B. Reichert, Temporary Leave of Absence/Currently Mayor, Macon-Bibb County
Macon, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1981
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.S.A., 1978
  • Mercer University, J.D., 1981
Born:1948
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Jonathan A. Alderman
Macon, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1986
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1983
  • The University of Georgia, J.D. (cum laude), 1986
Born:1961
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Associate Attorney
Joshua J. Ware
Macon, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2016
Education:
  • Georgia College & State University, B.A. English, 2011
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2016
Born:1988
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