Jody L. Sellers, Owner

BIOGRAPHY

As an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Sellers practices in multiple areas of law, specializing in family law and criminal defense (ranging from divorce, legitimation, adoption, deprivation, and custody cases to DUIs, misdemeanors, traffic citations, and major felonies), while also handling a range of other legal matters including drafting wills, personal injury cases, and administrative law cases.  Over the past several years Mr. Sellers has built a reputation for aggressive and strategic representation for his clients, while bringing compassion and understanding to each and every client’s case.

Mr. Sellers was born in Tifton, Georgia, but spent his childhood in LaGrange, Georgia, where he was a magna cum laud graduate from Troup County Comprehensive High School in 2004. Mr. Sellers is an avid sports fan with a passion for his alma mater Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United F.C., and professional rugby, and enjoys drawing and sketching in his free time.

Mr. Sellers is licensed and admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia, and is an active member in good standing with the Georgia Bar Association.

Mr. Sellers graduated as a cum laude honor graduate from the University of Georgia in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Anthropology. While at UGA, Jody was a member of the UGA Rugby Football Club, the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, and the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society.

In 2011, Mr. Sellers graduated as a Cum Laude honor graduate from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, where he was awarded the Custer-Tuggle Award of Excellence in Family Law from the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. While at Mercer Law School, Jody served as a Senior Managing Editor of the Mercer Law Review, Vice-President of the Legal Aid and Volunteer Association, and a staff writer for the Mercer Law Free Press.

Prior to opening the Sellers Law Firm, Mr. Sellers worked as the managing attorney for Pasley & Nuce, LLC, in its branch office in Griffin, Georgia.  During his time with the firm, Mr. Sellers managed a case load of over seventy (70) open cases ranging from DUI, assault/battery, and drug possession charges to divorce, adoption, and legitimation actions.

Mr. Sellers is an active member in numerous associations and organizations and has been recognized as a top attorney in his field, including the following: Custer-Tuggle Award of Excellence in Family Law from the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2011); National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Georgia Member; National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40; Criminal Trial Lawyers Association; Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys; Global Directory of Who’s Who (Top Lawyer); and Superb Rating on Avvo.com.

Mr. Sellers is a published author, having written and published a law review article in the Mercer Law Review in 2010 discussing the changing state of the Confrontation Clause and specifically the landmark case of the time, Menlendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts. No Witness? No Admission: The Tale of Testimonial Statements and Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 683 (2010).  Mr. Sellers has also contributed editorial blogs for the Mercer Law Free Press, the online publication created and ran by law students of Mr. Sellers’s alma mater, the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.

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