Special to the Journal
Perry & Walters LLP, Albany’s oldest law firm, has hired Jonathan L. Morris as an associate.
A magna cum lade graduate from Georgia State University Law School, Morris joined Perry & Walters where his practice area includes municipal government, civil litigation, and property tax appeals.
“I am proud to be so welcomed to the community and given the opportunity to work with a law firm whose expertise is backed by more than 80 years of experience,” Morris said.
“We are glad to have Jonathan at Perry & Walters. His academic record and experience shows great promise. We are confident he will contribute to the continuing success of the firm,” said former Albany mayor Tommy Coleman, a partner at Perry & Walters.
While in law school ,Morris worked in the law office of Roger Land, in Atlanta, where he assisted in a broad range of practice including litigation and property tax issues. In 2008 Morris served as a law clerk for Andrew, Merritt, Reilly and Smith, LLP where he assisted in estate matters under Gwinnett County Administrator Mike Smith.
Morris was an associate editor of the Georgia State University Law Review and received the 2007 Award for Excellence in Civil Procedure.
Morris received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Mercer University where he served as an Honor Council Justice and was a member of Mercer’s Computer Science honor society and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Since coming to Albany, Morris has become in the Emerge Albany Group and its mission to become philanthropically active and economically present in the Albany community.
“I enjoy working at Perry & Walters and being able to work in a variety of legal situations,” Morris said. “Perry & Walters is a great team of professionals who truly seek to give back to our community; they are some of the nicest people I have ever met.”
About Perry & Walters, LLP
Perry & Walters was begun in 1930 by H. Holcombe Perry, a founding member of the State Bar of Georgia. The 14 lawyers who now practice with the firm offer a full range of legal services with individual attorneys concentrating in commercial litigation, family law real estate and business transactions, estate planning, governmental affairs and corporate and criminal law.