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Jones Cork, LLP
SunTrust Bank Building, Suite 500
435 Second Street, 5th Floor
Macon, Georgia 31201-2724Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 478-745-2821
Fax: 478-743-9609
E-Mail: contact@jonescork.com
www.jonescork.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Client Information
Personnel
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6437, Macon, GA 31208-6437
Established: 1872

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Fire
  • Casualty
  • Surety
  • Life Insurance
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Governmental Liability
  • Business Law
  • Class Actions
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Engineers
  • Environmental Law
  • Hospitals
  • Railroad Law
  • Self-Insured
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About Us
Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP is one of the largest law firms in Georgia outside of Atlanta. Located at the center of the State, our firm’s legal representation reaches throughout the State, including Atlanta, Valdosta, Augusta, Columbus, and many small towns and cities across Georgia. Our goal in each legal engagement is to achieve a successful result for our client. Our firm maintains the highest standards of excellence and ethics.

Every legal engagement and every client is equally important to us.

Jones, Cork & Miller, LLP has extensive experience representing large and small corporations, small businesses, banking institutions, governmental entities, and individuals, in virtually all aspects of corporate, transactional, commercial, real estate, litigation, and insurance matters. We believe quality legal representation includes personalized client service, and we strive to build strong relationships with our clients. We encourage frank and frequent communications on all aspects of our representation.
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Client Information
District Counsel For
CSX Transportation Inc.
General Counsel For
Baldwin County School DistrictCherokee Brick & Tile Company
L. E. Schwartz & Son, Inc.Nu-Way Weiners, Inc.
Pulaski County School DistrictSouth Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
SunTrust Bank, Middle GeorgiaWesleyan College
Insurance Clients
Alfa Vision Insurance Corp.American Southern Insurance Company
AssuranceAmerica Insurance CompanyBituminous Casualty Corporation
Cincinnati Insurance CompanyDeep South Insurance Services
Direct Adjusting Company, Inc.Farmers Insurance Exchange
Foremost Insurance CompanyGE Life and Annuity Assurance Company
Integrity AdministratorsJames River Insurance Company
Mercury Insurance GroupMiddle Georgia Mutual Insurance Company
Midwestern Insurance AllianceOccidental Fire & Casualty Company of North Carolina
Omni Insurance CompanyProgressive Insurance Group
QBE the Americas GroupSouthern General Insurance Company
Southern Mutual Insurance CompanySouthern States Insurance Exhchange
Southern Trust Insurance CompanyState Farm Fire and Casualty Company
Stratford Insurance CompanyTudor Insurance Company
21st Century Insurance CompanyWestern World Insurance Company
Local Counsel For
AT&T SoutheastBASF Corporation
BB&TBibb County School District
CIT Group/Business Credit, Inc.Educational Credit Management Corporation
Genworth Financial, Inc.Georgia Transmission Corporation
Goody Products, Inc.Green Group Holdings, LLC
KaMin LLCOconee Regional Medical Center
Republic Services, Inc.Rheem Manufacturing Company
Taylor Memorial HospitalYKK (U.S.A.), Inc.
Regional Counsel For
Georgia Power CompanyHoward Sheppard, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Partners
Timothy K. Adams
Macon, GA
E-Mail:tim.adams@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1962
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association (President, 1972)
Education:
  • Emory University, A.B., 1960
  • University of Virginia, LL.B., 1963
Fraternity Information:
Phi Alpha Delta; Omicron Delta Kappa
Honors:
Order of the Coif
Born:1938
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H. Jerome Strickland
Macon, GA
E-Mail:jerome.strickland@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1963
Additional Biographical Details:
Assistant Solicitor General, Macon Judicial Circuit of Georgia, 1966-1968
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Foundation
  • American Judicature Society
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Education:
  • Auburn University
  • Mercer University, LL.B., 1964
Fraternity Information:
Tau Kappa Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta
Born:1940
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W. Warren Plowden, Jr.
Macon, GA
E-Mail:warren.plowden@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1971
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association
Education:
  • Davidson College, A.B., 1965
  • Mercer University, LL.B. (magna cum laude), 1968
Fraternity Information:
Delta Theta Phi
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Honorable Griffin B. Bell, U.S. Circuit Judge, Fifth Circuit, 1970-1971
Born:1944
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Rufus D. Sams, III
Macon, GA
E-Mail:dee.sams@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1971
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Mercer University, J.D. (cum laude), 1971
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi
Law Review:
Board of Editors, Mercer Law Review, 1970-1971
Born:1947
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Steve L. Wilson
Macon, GA
E-Mail:steve.wilson@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1972
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association
Education:
  • Emory University, A.B., 1969
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1972
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi
Law Review:
Articles Editor, Georgia Law Review, 1971-1972
Born:1947
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Thomas C. Alexander
Macon, GA
E-Mail:tom.alexander@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1976
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association (President, 1986-1987)
  • Fellow, Georgia Bar Foundation
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
Publications:
  • Co-Author: Handbook on Georgia Medical Malpractice Law, The Harrison Company, 1991
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A. (cum laude), 1973
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1976
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi
Law Review:
Editorial Board, Mercer Law Review, Fifth Circuit Survey Editor, 1975-1976
Born:1950
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Robert C. Norman, Jr.
Macon, GA
E-Mail:bob.norman@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1980
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association (President, 2000)
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Furman University, A.B. (magna cum laude), 1977
  • The University of Georgia, J.D. (cum laude), 1980
Fraternity Information:
Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi
Born:1955
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Howard J. Strickland, Jr.
Macon, GA
E-Mail:jay.strickland@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1988
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association
Education:
  • The Citadel, B.A., 1985
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1988
Born:1963
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Cater C. Thompson
Macon, GA
E-Mail:cater.thompson@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1983
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association
Education:
  • Mercer University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1980
  • Mercer University, J.D. (cum laude), 1983
Fraternity Information:
Alpha Lambda Delta; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi
Law Review:
Mercer Law Review, 1981-1983
Born:1959
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Thomas W. Joyce
Macon, GA
E-Mail:tom.joyce@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1989
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association
Education:
  • Wofford College, A.B., 1980
  • Mercer University, J.D. (cum laude), 1989
Fraternity Information:
Phi Kappa Phi
Law Review:
Mercer University Law Review, 1988-1989
Born:1958
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Brandon A. Oren
Macon, GA
E-Mail:brandon.oren@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1989
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association
  • American Inn of Court, 1988-1989
Education:
  • Bob Jones University, B.A., 1986
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1989
Honors:
Order of the Barristers
Born:1964
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Sharon Hurt Reeves
Macon, GA
E-Mail:sharon.reeves@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 1995
Additional Biographical Details:
Joseph Lumpkin Inn of Court
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, A.B.J. (cum laude), 1991
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 1995
Honors:
Mock Trial Board, Chair, 1994-1995; Order of the Barristers
Born:1970
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Jeffery O. Monroe
Macon, GA
E-Mail:jeffery.monroe@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, 2001
Additional Biographical Details:
University of Georgia Young Law Alumni Committee
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A. (cum laude), 1996
  • The University of Georgia, J.D., 2000
Born:1973
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Callie Dickson Bryan
Macon, GA
E-Mail:callie.bryan@jonescork.com
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Admitted
  • Georgia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2003
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A. (cum laude), 1999
  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2002
Born:1977
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Eugene S. Hatcher, Jr.
Macon, GA
E-Mail:gene.hatcher@jonescork.com
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Admitted
  • Georgia, 1997
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Alabama, B.A., 1994
  • Mercer University, J.D., 1997
Born:1971
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J. Patrick Goff
Macon, GA
E-Mail:patrick.goff@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, 2005
Memberships:
  • Macon (Young Lawyers Division) Bar Association
Education:
  • Mercer University, B.B.A. (cum laude), 2001
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2004
Born:1979
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Christopher J. Arnold
Macon, GA
E-Mail:chris.arnold@jonescork.com
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2008
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.B.A. (cum laude), 2005
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2008
Born:1982
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Associates
Hays B. McQueen
Macon, GA
E-Mail:hays.mcqueen@jonescork.com
Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2010
  • Georgia Superior Court
Memberships:
  • American and Macon Bar Associations
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A.P.S., 2006
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2010
Born:1984
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Reneé S. Rainey
Macon, GA
E-Mail:renee.sherrin@jonescork.com
Practice Areas
  • General Practice
  • Appellate Practice
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2010
  • Georgia Superior Court
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Macon Bar Association
Education:
  • Presbyterian College, B.S. (maxima cum laude), 2007
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2010
Born:1985
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Canon B. Hill
Macon, GA
E-Mail:canon.hill@jonescork.com
Practice Areas
  • School Law
  • Employment Law
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2006
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association
  • Twaliga Bus Association
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, A.B.J. (cum laude), 2002
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2005
Born:1979
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Collier W. McKenzie
Macon, GA
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2011
Education:
  • The University of Georgia, B.A., 2007
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2011
Born:1985
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Andrew L. Davidson
Macon, GA
Admitted
  • Georgia, 2015
Memberships:
  • Macon Bar Association
Education:
  • Georgia Southern University, B.S. (summa cum laude), 2011
  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2015
Born:1989
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Service Areas
Albany, Georgia103 miles
Americus, Georgia68 miles
Cordele, Georgia65 miles
Dublin, Georgia50 miles
Forsyth, Georgia24 miles
Griffin, Georgia52 miles
Milledgeville, Georgia30 miles
Perry, Georgia28 miles
Warner Robins, Georgia18 miles
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