Serving Paulding County For Over 40 Years

Attorneys

W. Thomas Cable

Partner

Mr. Cable serves as the attorney for the Paulding County School District, the Paulding County Industrial Building Authority, and the Paulding County Airport Authority.

In addition, Mr. Cable handles other types of civil litigation, including divorce and custody disputes, real estate litigation, and commercial matters. He has been the firm’s Managing Partner since 2005.

In addition to his current affiliations, Mr. Cable formerly served as President of the Paulding Bar Association, President of the Civitan Club, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Paulding Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Board of Directors of Georgia Heritage Bank. He was also appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to the Paulding Judicial Circuit Public Defender Selection Panel.

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Practice Areas
  • Education Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
Professional + Community Involvement
  • Law Library, Board of Directors
  • Youth baseball and basketball coach
Education
  • West Virginia University (Magna Cum Laude, 1985, Phi Beta Kappa)
  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D. 1988)

Craig L. Burnsed

Partner

Mr. Burnsed practices extensively in real estate, contracts and business law. He represents private and institutional lenders, handles loan closings, and represents numerous investors and entrepreneurs in connection with acquisition, development and sale of both real estate and businesses. He advises small business owners in connection with the creation of business entities such as S-corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships.

He is former lead counsel for the Paulding County Board of Tax Assessors, having represented the board in property tax litigation and advising the Board on all matters pertaining to their operation. His litigation experience also includes property disputes, landlord/tenant matters, family law, estate litigation and business disputes.

Mr. Burnsed practiced law in his native Savannah before joining the firm in 1998. He and his family now make their home in Paulding County, where he has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Paulding County Chamber of Commerce, and President of the Paulding County Bar Association. He is currently serving a second term on the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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Practice Areas
  • Real Estate
  • Business/Corporate Law
  • Litigation
Professional + Community Involvement
  • Paulding Chamber of Commerce (former Chairman of the Board)
  • Past President of the Paulding County Bar Association
  • Member, real estate and business law sections of the State Bar of Georgia
Education
  • University of Georgia (Magna cum laude 1993) (Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi)
  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D. 1997)

J. Jayson Phillips

Partner

Mr. Phillips’ practice focuses on all aspects of county and municipal government law as well as real estate and probate administration. He currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Hiram as well as lead attorney for the firm as Paulding County Attorney.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Phillips served for seven years as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia. In that capacity, Mr. Phillips advised state law enforcement and criminal justice agencies and represented them in all aspects of state and federal civil litigation. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, he served as an Assistant Solicitor-General in the State Court of Augusta-Richmond County.

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Practice Areas
  • County & Municipal Law
  • Wills, Estates & Probate
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
Professional + Community Involvement
  • Past Chairman of the Paulding Chamber of Commerce
  • Special Master, Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Trustee,  Paulding County Education Foundation
  • Chairman, Community Foundations of Paulding
  • Chairman, Paulding County Young Life Committee
  • Elder at Cedarcrest Church
Education
  • Davidson College (BA. 1992)
  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D. 1995)

Samantha Bailey Edwards

Associate

Bailey’s practice focuses on wills and estates, civil litigation, family law, education law, and county and municipal law.

In law school, Bailey worked with Atlanta Legal Aid Society as a participant in the Olmstead Disability Rights Clinic, where she represented low income clients both in and out of the courtroom.  She was also a member of Georgia State University’s first Environmental Moot Court Team.

Prior to joining the firm, she served as a Public Defender for the Cherokee Judicial District.  While there, she represented juveniles in delinquency matters and parents in dependency actions.

Bailey was raised in Paulding County and currently lives in Dallas.  She enjoys running, traveling, and spending time outdoors with her husband, Jordan, and dog, Winnie.

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Practice Areas
  • Wills, Estates & Probate
  • Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Education Law
  • County & Municipal Law
Professional + Community Involvement
  • Atlanta Track Club Member
Education
  • Georgia Southern University (Magna Cum Laude, B.S. 2011);  M.Ed. (2014)
  • Georgia State University College of Law (Cum Laude, J.D. 2018)

J. Glenn Richardson

Of Counsel

Mr. Richardson joined the firm in March 1985 and was a Partner from 1987 to 2010. Since 2010, he has maintained an Of Counsel relationship with the firm.

Mr. Richardson represents individuals, partnerships and companies in a wide range of matters and represents both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Richardson has extensive experience in the trial of criminal cases as well as civil cases before a jury in state and federal courts.

Mr. Richardson primarily represents people who have been the victim of negligence. He has tried a wide range of negligence cases with his practice focusing in the areas of medical malpractice and catastrophic injuries. He also handles limited criminal matters in state and federal courts.

Mr. Richardson was a member of the Georgia General Assembly for 12 years and served as Georgia’s first Republican Speaker of the House in over 100 years from 2005 to 2009.

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Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Litigation
Education
  • Georgia State University (1981)
  • Georgia State University of Law (JD 1984)

James B. Talley, Jr.

Of Counsel

Mr. Talley practiced law in Paulding County for over 30 yeas.

Mr. Talley retired in December, 2014, Since that time he has maintained an of counsel relationship with the firm.

Education
  • Presbyterian College (BA 1970)
  • Walter F. George School of Law  (Mercer University)(JD 1979) (Mercer Law Review)
Professional + Community Involvement
  • Paulding Enterprises, Secretary of Board of Directors
  • Paulding County Farm Bureau, Board of Directors
  • Civitan (President 1987)
  • Jim Goodman Memorial Foundation, Scholarship Chariman