Jerry A. Buchanan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Columbus, GA

Buchanan Law Firm, PC
 | 1425 Wynnton Rd, PO Box 2848
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: 762-208-6982
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Jerry A. Buchanan is a partner at the highly respected Columbus law firm of Buchanan & Land, LLP. His firm's location is convenient for individuals and businesses in west-central Georgia and east-central Alabama, including those in LaGrange and Newnan, Georgia; Phenix City and Opelika, Alabama; and the Georgia counties of Muscogee and Troup. Clients from the area regularly turn to him for assistance with a broad range of civil litigation matters such as:
    • Insurance coverage litigation
    • Financial fraud claims for both plaintiffs and defendants and financial institutions.
    • Uniform Commercial Code, banking law and regulatory compliance
    • Fiduciary duties, including will contests and guardianship matters
    • Construction litigation, including water intrusion, high-plasticity soils, mold, and settling and swelling foundations
    • Product liability cases (plaintiff and defendant)

    Personal injury cases of all sorts, including nursing home injuries and medical malpractice.

    Mr. Buchanan began his career in 1976 after earning his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and his admission to the State Bar of Georgia. In 1993, he decided to expand his practice into neighboring Alabama, and the Alabama Bar Association admitted him that year.
    Over the course of his 41 years in law practice, Mr. Buchanan has earned a reputation as a professional and ethical attorney, and a strong advocate for his clients. His long record of success and dedication to his clients' needs have resulted in a number of honors and awards, including an "Excellent" rating from Avvo and fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is an honor bestowed upon less than 1 percent of attorneys in each state.
    In addition to receiving multiple honors from the legal community, his peers have recognized Mr. Buchanan's leadership ability. He has served as president of the Columbus Bar Association and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. Today, he continues to be an active member of several legal associations and community organizations.


    Practice Areas
    • 20%General Litigation
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Defects


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    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

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    About Jerry Buchanan

    Admitted: 1976, Georgia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Georgia Top 100 Lawyers
    • Gridiron Secret Society, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • AV® (Preeminent™) Peer Review Rating
    • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; State Committee, 2002 - 2005
    • Order of the Coif, University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • Georgia Super Lawyer 10 consecutive years
    • Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1993 - Present
    • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, State Committee, 2002 - 2005
    • Alabama, 1993
    • Joseph Henry Lumpkin American Inn of Court
    • Director of the Younger Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia
    • Columbus Bar Association, President, 1991 - 1992
    • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, past president
    • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Chair, GDLA Trial Academy, 1993 - 1995
    • Advisory Group on Civil Justice in the United States Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Chairman 
    • Lawyers Foundations of Georgia, Fellow
    • Georgia, 1976
    • Columbus Inn of Court
    • Co-chair of the pro bono seminar sponsored by the Georgia Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers
    • Alabama Bar Association
    • Board of Directors of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
    • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Instructor, GDLA Trial Academy, 1987 - Present
    • Appointed by the United States District Court to serve as a member of the Civil Justice Reform Act Committee for the Middle District of Georgia, 1995
    • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, President, 2002 - 2003
    • Georgia Bar Association (Trial Practice Section)
    • Georgia Defense Lawyer's Association Trial Academy, Chairperson 
    • Lee County (Alabama) Bar Association
    • President of the Columbus Bar Association
    • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Chair, GDLA Technology Committee, 1999 
    • Former member of Board of Directors of CADEF, the Childhood Autism Foundation Former President of CADEF

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • The Childhood Autism Foundation, Former member, Board of Directors, Past President

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Faculty, Georgia Defense Lawyer's Association Trial Academy

    Representative Clients:

    • Motel 6 Corporation
    • Allstate Insurance Company
    • Georgia Power Company
    • Mazda Motor Corporation
    • Hornell Brewing Company
    • USAA Insurance Company
    • Monaco Coach Corporation
    • Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance Company

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Counsel to Synovus Trust Company regarding various matters
    • Counsel to Columbus Bank and Trust Company in various litigated matters
    • Counsel to Georgia Power Company in a variety of matters
    • Counsel to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia in a variety of matters

    Educational Background:

    • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia B.A. magna cum laude - 1973, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
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    Office Location for Jerry A. Buchanan

    1425 Wynnton Rd
    PO Box 2848
    Columbus, GA 31902

    Phone: 762-208-6982

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    Last Updated: 7/21/2020

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