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R. Leslie Waycaster, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Dalton, GA

The Waycaster Firm
130 West King Street
Dalton, GA 30720
Phone: 706-226-0100
Fax: 706-275-6167
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business/Corporate
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded and pragmatic Northwest Georgia attorney, R. Leslie Waycaster Jr. is the founder and principal attorney at The Waycaster Firm in Dalton. For more than four decades, he has been delivering the highest level of representation possible to his personal injury clients. He also efficiently handles business and commercial litigation matters. 

A Bachelor of Arts graduate of Georgia State University, Mr. Waycaster majored in political science and government and passed in 1977. He completed his legal education at the University of Georgia in 1980. He is authorized to practice in Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th and 11th Circuits as well as the United States Supreme Court. 

A skilled litigator and a certified mediator, Mr. Waycaster tries to settle disputes before entering the courtroom when possible. He has secured some record-setting verdicts on behalf of his clients, including one of the highest-ever medical malpractice verdicts in Madison County, Georgia. He has experience handling a wide range of cases, including auto accidents, assaults, defective product accidents, medical negligence, slip-and-fall accidents and work-related accidents.

Mr. Waycaster was rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, a rating presented to a select group of attorneys displaying a high degree of legal ability and ethical standards. For his outstanding client services, he is rated "Excellent" through Avvo. 

With a passion for giving back to the community, Mr. Waycaster serves several legal organizations in leadership positions. He is among the board of governors of the State Bar of Georgia and the regional vice president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Arbitration, Mediation, Contracts


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023

About R. Leslie Waycaster, Jr.

First Admitted: 1980, Georgia

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Rating with Martindale Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia, Board of Governors
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Regional Vice-President
  • Conasauga Judicial Circuit Bar Association, President
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia

Educational Background

  • Georgia State University
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Office Location for R. Leslie Waycaster, Jr.

130 West King Street
Dalton, GA 30720

Phone: 706-226-0100

Fax: 706-275-6167

Last Updated: 9/24/2022

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