a full-service business law firm

James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is a full-service business law firm delivering high-quality, cost-effective legal services for individuals and businesses throughout Georgia. Our firm believes in Southern values and represents Southern progress. As Georgia’s Law Firm, James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is here to help grow and protect our clients’ interests — and to deliver an entrepreneurial, creative approach designed to help our clients throughout Georgia succeed in achieving their goals. We do so with a non-negotiable commitment to our core values: excellence, integrity, honesty, client driven, Scriptural principles and respect for families and staff.

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JBBG welcomes Crystal Bixler

April 15, 2019

Please help us welcome CRYSTAL BIXLER as JBBG's newest assistant in our Tax and Wealth Planning/Corporate and Transactional practice groups. Crystal comes with over six years of experience in the legal field. She was born in Istanbul, Turkey and raised in Nancy, France. Crystal enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with family, especially her husband, Chris, and their three dogs. Welcome Crystal, we are thrilled you have chosen to be a part of the JBBG family. #JBBG #MYLAWFIRM


JBBG Featured in Macon Magazine

April 12, 2019

Have you picked up a copy of the April/May Macon Magazine? Our Macon women attorneys, CPAs and executives are featured in the Women in Business 2019 section! 


James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is proud to announce that Christopher Gordon has joined the firm’s General Litigation practice group.

March 28, 2019

We are thrilled to announce the addition of attorney Christopher Gordon to the Firm’s General Litigation practice group. Christopher “Chris” Gordon has experience in several thousand criminal cases; hundreds of contested motion hearings; bench trials; sentencing hearings and other hotly contested issues. He has extensive jury trial experience in major cases such as murder, rape, drug trafficking, racketeering, embezzlement and fraud related cases. Chris has also represented the State before the appellate courts of Georgia, served as lead trial counsel in complex death penalty litigation and many other functions of the Georgia Courts. In addition to criminal experience, Chris has significant civil experience in asset forfeiture and nuisance actions. Chris’ extensive trial experience and prosecution record brings a unique perspective to the Firm. Prior to joining James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP, Chris was an Assistant District Attorney with the Oconee Judicial Circuit. He earned his Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in 2012 and his B.A. in Political Science from Valdosta State University in 2009. we are excited to have the experience, knowledge, values and commitment that Chris brings to the team. 


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