Jacqueline Kennedy-Dvorak











Jacqueline joined James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP in December of 2016 and focuses her practice mainly on insurance defense and general civil litigation.

Jacqueline is originally from Lompoc, California, although she has lived in Texas, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Michigan, New York City, and Florida. Jacqueline earned her B.A. from Hollins University in 2003, a Masters of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. John's College in 2006, and her J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law in 2011. She has a career as a teacher before becoming an attorney.

Prior to joining James Bates, Jacqueline was an Associate at Sell & Melton LLP, where she focused her practice on eminent domain, general civil litigation, municipal representation, and estate litigation. Jacqueline also has experience in commercial, farm/agriculture, employment, and habeas corpus defense. She is interested in representing charitable and religious organizations.

Jacqueline is a frequent visitor to many of Macon's establishments, including the Museum of Arts and Sciences, local art galleries, local parks and nature trails. She is a parishioner at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. She and her husband, Doron, have two children.

Practice Areas

Professional Organizations/Activities

  • State Bar of Georgia, Admitted 2013
  • State Bar of Florida, Admitted 2012
  • Macon Bar Association 
  • Supreme Courts of Georgia and Florida
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy, 2018


  • Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia (B.A., 2003)
  • St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland (M.A., 2006)
  • Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, Florida (J.D., 2011)


  • Florida, 2012
  • Georgia, 2013

Administrative/Legal Assistant Contact

Name: Cathy Padgett
Title: Legal Assistant
Phone: 478.749.9964

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