Jim Whitlock Attorney at Law

Attorney at Law - Jim Whitlock “The Godfather”

Jim Whitlock Attorney at Law


12 Years as a Municipal Court Judge
Serving Fayette & All South Metro Counties Since 1977

“I work my whole life, I don’t apologize, to take care of my family. And I refused — to be a fool — dancing on the string, held by all those — bigshots. I don’t apologize — that’s my life — “
Vito Corleone, The Godfather


Jim Whitlock Attorney at Law was born in Rome, Georgia in 1945. He grew up in the South, in and around the metro-Atlanta area. He is married to Joanne Ellison Whitlock, who works with him in his Fayette County, Georgia Law Practice. They live and work in Fayette County, where they have had ties for over 30 years.

Jim Whitlock has a JD Degree in Law, from John Marshall Law School, in Atlanta and he also holds a BA Degree in Biblical Education.

He has been practicing law in Fayette County for over 30 years. He has, in the past few years, restricted his practice to Criminal Law, Traffic Law, and Non-Contested Divorces, throughout the south metropolitan Atlanta area.

“I have served as President of the Fayette County Bar Association, Treasurer of the Georgia Municipal Judges Association and I am currently a member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.”

In 1978 Jim Whitlock Attorney at Law opened one of Georgia’s first DUI Schools and began handling a great number of Traffic cases. Later, he sold the DUI School and became a Municipal Judge in the Cities of Fayetteville, and Riverdale, where he served for a total of about 12 years.

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