Divorce: contested and uncontested cases
Child Support Recovery
Protective Order Actions
Defense of all felonies and misdemeanors including:
Rape/Child Molestation accusations
Defense of traffic offenses including DUI (drugs/alcohol) and ALS hearings
Protect CDL operators
Pardons and restoration of rights
Defense against domestic violence charges and protective order actions
PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH
Motor vehicle, truck, motorcycle and boat wreck injury and death claims
Slip and fall and premise liability claims
Nursing home negligent care
Land, property line and easement disputes
Trespass to property
WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING
Comprehensive estate plans
Health care directives
Representing children and parents in dependency actions
Albion College, B.A.
Emory University, J.D.
Licensed, State of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
Western Circuit Bar Association
American Bar Association
Felix “Pat” Graham, Jr. has retired from the practice of law effective 12/31/2019 after 46 years of professional service to his clients located in Madison County and the N.E. Georgia community. Pat would like to thank all of his clients for allowing him to serve as their counsel and he hopes they will continue to obtain solutions to their legal needs with the attorneys who will continue to practice as Graham Law Firm, LLC.
All of us at the law firm wish Pat a long and healthy retirement and we appreciate all that he has done for the community and for the legal profession.
13th Annual Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service, The State Bar of Georgia and the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, February 28, 2012.
United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, Orangeburg, S.C.: Former Federal Judicial Law Clerk.
Supreme Court of Alabama: Former State Judicial Law Clerk.
Madison County Industrial Authority Attorney: 2000 to 2019
City Attorney, Danielsville: 1995-2010
City Attorney, Comer: 1998-2008
Admitted to practice law in Georgia and in Federal Courts:
Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts, Georgia
U.S. District Court, Northern District, Alabama
U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals (4th & 11th Circuits)
State Bar of Georgia.
American Bar Association.
Northern Circuit Bar Association.
Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5
1992 J.D. cum laude University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia.
1989 M.S. Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
1985 B.A. Economics, University of the South, Sewanee, TN
1984 B.S. cum dignitatae, Natural Resources, University of the South, Sewanee, TN
• Acquisition and sale transactions
• Business operations and management
• Employment-related matters
• Lending transactions
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Permitting and Licensing
• Commercial Real Estate
• Development Financing Lending
• Homeowners Associations
• Restrictive Covenants
• Condominiums Lease Transactions
• Public/Private Joint Ventures
• Residential Development and Closings
• Corporations, Limited Liability Companies & Partnerships
• Professional Associations
• Sole Proprietorships
Probate and Estates:Administration of EstatesChallenges to Probate and Estate AdministrationGuardianship and ConservatorshipIdentifying Creditors, Heirs and BeneficiariesPreparation and Filing of Probate Petitions, Wills and AdministrationProbate of Wills and EstatesTitle to Land
Wills and Estate Planning:General Power of Attorney (Financial)Healthcare Power of Attorney (Advance Directives)Lifetime planning for the disposition of assets and interestsLiving WillsTrustsWills
Land Use and Zoning
• Access and Easements
• Specific performance (of a contract)
• Boundary disputes
• Commercial transactions
• Condemnation (Eminent Domain)
• Contract and Construction
• Development Permits
• Dispute resolution
• Environmental Issues: permitting, regulatory, and land use issues.
• Home Owner Association and Property Owner Associations
• Land Trusts and ConservationProtective Covenants
• Property division
• Property tax issues
• Purchase/Sale and Refinance Transactions
• Quiet title actions
• Riparian Buffers
• Subdivision Approval or Amendments
• Title Exams and Title Insurance
• Zoning and regulatory matters
• Elder Abuse
• Estate Planning
• Guardianship and Conservatorship
• Powers of Attorney
• Long-Term Care
Adult and Child Guardianship & Conservatorships:
A guardian is a court-appointed agent who has the responsibility to manage an incapacitated person’s or child’s financial affairs.A conservator is a court-appointed agent who has the power and the duty to act on behalf of the ward (child or incapacitated adult) to protect the ward’s property and manage healthcare and medical issues