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 Founded in 1996

We are Valdosta's premier law firm.  There is a reason the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System awarded our law firm AV Preeminent status—its highest rating. Based upon confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary, this rating rests upon legal ability as well as ethical standards.  AV Preeminent is the highest rating afforded to any lawyer or law firm. At Smith, Hannan, Parker & Bowden, P.C., we believe in providing an unmatched level of legal services combined with compassion, zeal and a commitment to you. 


Over 120 years of combined experience

Our firm was established in February 1996 by partners James R. Smith, Jr., B. Miles Hannan, and David A. Parker. In the year 2023, Kari Anne Bowden joined the firm as a partner bringing her established practice with her. Our lawyers have over 120 years of combined experience.


Region We Serve

We provide legal services for individuals in state and federal courts throughout Georgia, particularly in South Georgia. In appropriate cases the firm has appeared on behalf of clients nationally and internationally.

Areas of Practice

With over 120 years of combined experience, our attorneys handle all aspects of personal injury law, wrongful death, medical malpractice, premises liability, family law, criminal defense, workers’ compensation, residential and commercial real estate, business law, probate and estate planning, appellate matters, and other areas of practice.

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