Jim Strickland

Jim Strickland

Attorney
Location:
Newnan, Georgia
Phone:
770-727-5140
Fax:
770-234-3838
Email:
I was born and raised in Newnan, Georgia.  The time I spent here from my childhood through my days playing baseball for the East Coweta Indians formed a strong connection between myself and this community.  When I left to begin college at Kennesaw State University, I knew that I wanted to return someday to contribute to the community I had grown so fond of, I just didn’t know how yet.
 
During my first year at Kennesaw State, I took a class that piqued my interest in the law.  During my second year of college I transferred to the University of Georgia and became a Criminal Justice major intent on attending law school.  During this time, I was fortunate enough to participate in internships at two different District Attorney’s offices in Carroll County and Athens-Clarke County.  Although I wasn’t even in law school yet, this experience was instrumental in becoming familiar with the prosecutorial side of the legal system.  It was also during this time that my interest in the law became a passion that I have to this day.
 
After graduating from the University of Georgia, I enrolled at the University of Arkansas School of Law.  During my second year of law school, I was named Ben J. Altheimer Moot Court Champion.  In my third year of law school, I participated in the University of Arkansas School of Law Advanced Civil Clinic.  This clinic provided free legal representation, with a focus on unpaid wage claims, wage disputes, and minimum wage/overtime violations.  My time in the clinic truly strengthened my desire to be an advocate and to fight for my clients.
 
Since graduating from law school, I have been back in Georgia working primarily on criminal and family law cases.
 
I am eager to continue mixing my passion for the law and my desire to help people in this community when they need it the most.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law