126 East Washington Street

Madison, Georgia 30650

We offer faithfulness, competence, diligence and good judgment. We strive to represent you as we would want to be represented and to be worthy of your trust. We practice law by "The Golden Rule." We seek to improve our legal system, and we seek the common good through the representation of our clients.


Local Government, Real Estate, Wills and Estate Planning, Probate, Business Establishment and Representation, Corporate Law, Banking, Litigation, Personal Injury, Construction Law, Foreclosure and Collections, Nonprofits.


The Firm has decades of Local Government, Real Estate, Probate and Corporate Experience. It offers professional representation in Morgan, Newton, Walton, Greene, Oconee, Putnam and Jasper Counties.

We have earned successful outcomes in the Probate Courts, Magistrate Courts, Superior Courts, Court of Appeals, and Georgia Supreme Court.

Licensed Agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company and Investors Title Insurance Company. Fully Insured with Errors and Omissions Insurance Coverage.


A myriad of private citizens; Cities of Monticello, Union Point and Watkinsville; Towns of Bishop, Newborn, and North High Shoals; City of Madison Downtown Development Authority; Alcovy Shores Sewerage and Water Authority; Bank of Madison; United Bank; AgSouth Farm Credit; Madison Realty; Chicago Title Insurance.

Versatile Mold and Design, Inc; America’s Best Commerce, Travelodge Commerce, Quality Inn Commerce, Red Roof Inn Commerce, and other hospitality clients.


Madison Baptist Church; Centennial Baptist Church; Athens Pregnancy Center; Habitat for Humanity (Newton - Morgan Chapter); National Institute of Family & Life Advocates (NIFLA); Source of Light Ministries International; Madison Kiwanis Club; Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce.

M. JOSEPH REITMAN, JR., born Brookeville, Maryland, 1966; admitted to bar, 1991, Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia and Court of Appeals; US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; US District Court, Northern District and Middle District of Georgia.

Education: Bucknell University (Bachelor of Arts, 1988); University of Georgia (Juris Doctor, 1991); Annual Continuing Legal Education 1992- present.

Member/Activities: Chaplain’s Assistant, Georgia State Defense Force (Georgia Department of Defense). Member of Legal Advisory Council of National Institute of Family & Life Advocates (NIFLA). Judicial Circuit Bar Association. State Bar. Madison Kiwanis Club (Two Time Past President). Chaplain, Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief.

Approximately 17 years ago Mr. Reitman earned the rating of “BV” (high to very high) legal ability. He received a general ethical standards rating of “very high.” Less than 45% of the active attorneys in the US have received these ratings.[i]

Practice Areas: Local Government Law; Business Establishment and Representation; Wills and Estate Planning; Probate; Commercial Real Estate; Construction Law; Corporate Law; Nonprofit Corporations; Related Litigation.

Email: 706-206-0073

LEE McCULLOUGH ABNEY, born Augusta, Georgia, 1976; admitted to bar, 2000, Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia and Court of Appeals; US District Court, Northern District of Georgia.

Education: University of Georgia (A.B., 1997); University of Alabama School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2000). Phi Alpha Delta. Member, Farrah Law Society. Judicial Clerk, Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit, 2000-2001.

Member/Activities: Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Bar Association. State Bar. Madison Kiwanis Club (Past President), Kiwanis District Governor 2016. Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce (Past President). Madison Boys and Girls Club (past board member). Ironman Competitor/Finisher 2012. Habitat for Humanity (board member), Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (past board member).

Practice Areas: Real Estate; Business Establishment and Representation; Corporate Law; Estate Planning and Wills; Probate; Local Government and Development Authority Law; Nonprofit Corporations; Banks and Banking Law.

Email: 706-474-0985.

[i] Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review process that rates lawyers. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards. 91% of corporate law departments use Martindale-Hubbell when evaluating and selecting outside counsel. A “BV” rating is an indication of an exemplary reputation and well-established practice. A typical lawyer is in mid-career, with a significant client base and high professional standing.