Joe Reitman Bio

M. JOSEPH “JOE” REITMAN, JR., born Brookeville, Maryland, May 26, 1966; admitted to Georgia bar, 1991. Represents Madison, Social Circle, Union Point, Watkinsville, Monticello, Newborn, North High Shoals and Bishop; and numerous individuals, companies and non-profits.

Married to Donna Aileen Smith Reitman (Client Services Director, First Call Pregnancy Center, Greensboro, GA, started with First Call in 2009); children Matthew (20), Kate (17) and Mackenzi (17), all outstanding A students and athletes. Has resided in Wynbrooke Subdivision between Rutledge and Madison since 1997, and has raised cattle in Bostwick, Georgia since 2006.

Education: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Political Science Minor, 1988); University of Georgia School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1991); Annual Continuing Legal Education (1992-2017); Ham Radio Tech Certified (2012); CPR AED (Red Cross, 2012); Graduate of Walk to Emmaus Program (2014); Georgia Amateur Radio Emergency Services Certified (2015); Church Safety Training and Education (2015-2016); Graduate of Living Waters University School of Biblical Evangelism (2016); Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Certified (2016, and Chaplaincy Certification 2017).

Memberships and Activities: Credentialed Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Volunteer; “Full Time Evangelist”; Interim Sunday School Director of Centennial Baptist Church November 2015 - July 2016; Madison Kiwanis Club (Two Time Past President); Past Officer of Morgan County Middle School Governing Council; Centennial Men’s Conference Lecturer on “God’s Plan for How to Accomplish a Great Marriage and Avoid Temptation”; Lecturer on Mayor & Council Roles at 2014 Carl Vinson Newly Elected Officials Training; Conducted Ethics Training for Madison Officials and Board Members in 2015. Former Substitute Teacher of Centennial Salt and Light Sunday School Class; Former Centennial Safety Committee Vice Chair.

I abide by the admonitions in Butts v. State, 273 Ga. 760, 772 (2001): “The practice of law is an honorable profession that requires a high standard of conduct of its members. It is a high calling where competence, civility, community service, and public service are integral parts of the professional standards.”  I aspire to the “Lawyer's Creed and Aspirational Statement on Professionalism,” which states in part: “To my clients, I offer faithfulness, competence, diligence, and good judgment. I will strive to represent you as I would want to be represented and to be worthy of your trust.”

Email:; Cell 706-206-0073; Website WWW.LRALAW.COM