James Lee Ford

Atlanta native James Lee Ford, Sr. is the founder of the law firm of James Lee Ford, A Professional Corporation, providing quality legal services in Georgia and throughout the Southeast Region in the areas of civil trial litigation, including personal injury, products liability, breach of fiduciary responsibility, business litigation, employer liability, insurer liability, and professional liability.

Mr. Ford earned his Bachelor's in Business Administration as well as his Juris Doctorate law degree from the University of Georgia. While in law school, he was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and served on the Board of Editors of the University of Georgia Law Review (1972-73). Mr. Ford is recognized as a Preeminent attorney by the esteemed Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, which has awarded him its highest AV rating, and he was recognized among the Super Lawyers in Business Litigation by Atlanta Magazine from 2005-2010.

Mr. Ford remains committed to the advancement of the legal profession in his community and beyond. He served as a Member of the Board of Visitors at the University of Georgia School of Law from 2003-2005, and has volunteered much of his time toward various pro bono legal projects, including helping victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks obtain compensation for their injuries.



Professional Associations/Memberships:


  • Recent Developments in Georgia Tort Law, Georgia ICLE (1989)
  • What to Look for on a Discovery and How to Get It, A Case Against a Trucking Company, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (1990)
  • Recent Developments in Torts, Georgia ICLE (1991)
  • Recent Developments in Torts II: Sovereign Immunity, Direct Actions, Georgia State Tort Claims Act, Georgia ICLE (1993)
  • Recent Developments in Torts II: Sovereign Immunity; Constitutional Torts; Collateral Source, Employer Liability, Medical Malpractice; Jury Selection; Punitive Damages, Georgia ICLE (1993)
  • The Trial of the Sexual Harassment Case, Atlanta Bar Association Journal (1994)
  • Damages: (With a Hint of Sovereign Immunity), Georgia ICLE (1994)
  • Sovereign Immunity, Georgia ICLE (1995)
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