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The vibrant city of Athens, GA, named the “classic city” due to its neo-classical architecture, is known for its mix of art, culture, and university students. The restored Victorian-era downtown Athens area contains art galleries, shops, nightclubs, and dining attractions. The surrounding area is home to the University of Georgia, 16 neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places, and the “Tree that Owns Itself” – an oak tree thought to have legal ownership of itself and of all land within eight feet of its base after it was deeded by Colonel William Henry Jackson.
Numerous Athens lawyers have been drawn to this southern city for its blend of tradition and modern culture. Athens lawyers have experience dealing with legal matters involving family, business, crime, immigration, and personal injury, as well as others.
Attorneys in Athens were recently involved in the defense of a lawsuit against the University of Georgia. The lawsuit claimed that researchers affiliated with the University fabricated data involving soil samples when evaluating the use of sewage sludge as a fertilizer. The suit alleges that the fabricated data appeared in published research, resulting in over $1 million in federal grants to the University.
Georgia’s court system structure is comprised of local municipal courts, limited jurisdiction trial courts (magistrate, probate, juvenile, and state), general jurisdiction Superior Courts, Court of Appeals, and a Supreme Court. Athens attorneys may bring a case in the Athens-Clarke County Municipal Court
, the Western Circuit
, Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia
, or the Supreme Court of Georgia
. An Athens lawyer can help guide you through this complex court system.
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