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DeKalb county is the third largest county in Georgia. It contains a portion of the city of Atlanta, something the county ironically tried to avoid over 150 years ago. When the railroad was first being built through Georgia in the early 1800s, Decatur, the DeKalb County seat, denied the railway rights to build a terminus in their town. The railway was diverted to nearby Thrasherville, which eventually grew to become Atlanta. Today, modern Atlanta has outgrown the confines of neighboring Fulton County and takes up approximately 10% of DeKalb County.
DeKalb County is the only county in Georgia to have a CEO within their County Government. The CEO acts as a tie breaker in votes on the county council and runs day to day operations in the county. DeKalb is also the only county in Georgia to be split amongst 4 different congressional districts. DeKalb County is home to a large number of Universities, such as the well known Emory University, home to the prestigious Emory Law School.
DeKalb County Lawyers can help you with criminal law, personal injury litigation, bankruptcy, real estate transactions, wills and trusts, and a variety of other legal issues. DeKalb County attorneys are on both sides of ongoing litigation over the size and operation of the DeKalb County Airport. Citizens allege the airport is overbooked and routinely handles larger sized planes than it was designed to do, and are concerned that the airport’s growth is not accounting for local environmental concerns. Litigation has forced the airport to release thousands of documents to the litigants, and the litigation is ongoing.
Lawyers in DeKalb County are familiar with the DeKalb County Superior Court and the DeKalb County State Court. Although all Georgia attorneys are licensed to practice throughout the state, experienced DeKalb County lawyers will know the local court rules, court staff, and other DeKalb County legal professionals. If you have a case in DeKalb County this local know-how may come in handy.
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Last Modified: 08-13-2014 10:26 AM PDT