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Jody Donald Peterman

Jody Donald Peterman

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Jody Peterman is the owner of Jody D. Peterman, LLC and his practice focuses on representing individuals who have been injured, harmed, or suffered a loss through the wrongdoing or negligence of another.

Unlike many attorneys who handle a few cases each year in the area of personal injury or work for a television advertising mill, Jody is an experienced trial attorney who has practiced in the personal injury field in Georgia for nearly 30 years. He represents catastrophically injured victims and families who have lost a loved one, as well as individuals injured in motor vehicle collisions, tractor-trailer crashes, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and other injury cases involving the wrongful death of a loved one. Jody only takes on serious accident cases with the intent of reaching the best possible outcome for his clients. Jody has tried over one hundred jury trials in his career, which makes him one of the most experienced trial lawyers in South Georgia.

Jody's practice also encompasses representing individuals charged with serious felony crimes, where the individual is innocent and wrongfully accused by the government.

In 1995, Jody graduated from Mercer University Law School. In law school, Jody received the highest grade in his Tort's II class (Americus Jurisprudence awarding for studying personal injury law) and also received the Milton Barwick Pleading and Practice award for being the best trial attorney in a trial practice class with Judge J. Taylor Phillips.

Jody is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the United State District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

Jody is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Valdosta Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Jody is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell® (prestigious) and is a Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyer as determined by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He also enjoys a 10/10 rating by Avvo.

Jody has lived in South Georgia his entire life. He has four children. His wife Mary teaches special ed in the Lowndes School System. Jody's hobbies include attending his children's sporting events, cooking, reading, and watching the Atlanta Braves and the New England Patriots.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Drug Violations
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1995
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Valdosta State College
    • B.S.C.J. - 1990


  • AV-Rated By Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 10/10 Avvo Rating

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Valdosta Bar Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers