J. Jeffrey Helms

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in Homerville, Georgia

The Helms Law Firm
J. Jeffrey Helms
The Helms Law Firm

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, Personal injury, Workers' compensation; view more

Education: University of Georgia School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023
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The Helms Law Firm

10 North College Street
Homerville, GA 31634 Visit website


Experienced attorney J. Jeffrey Helms is the founder of The Helms Law Firm. At his Homerville, Georgia, law office, he proudly represents the interests of victims of nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, and workplace accidents by helping them seek the compensation they need to allow them to recover from their injuries. In addition, he also represents families from Clinch, Coffee, Ware and Lowndes counties and surrounding South Georgia who have lost loved ones due to others' negligent acts.

Mr. Helms began his legal career in 1986 after earning his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and his admission to the State Bar of Georgia. Later that same year, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia approved him to practice in its courtrooms, and, in 1990, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit also granted him approval to practice.

Today, after nearly 30 years of practicing law, Mr. Helms has earned much respect and admiration for his legal abilities and dedication to his clients' interests. He has received an AV-Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he holds a "Very Good" rating from Avvo. Best Lawyers** has also listed him among the nation's top attorneys since 2008.

Mr. Helms is not only highly regarded in the courtroom and at the negotiating table but also in the legal community. He is a member of a number of legal organizations, including the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, and he is a regular guest speaker and seminar presenter at legal events in the Southeast.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
**The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice areas

Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Workers' compensation: claimant

Focus areas

Medical malpractice

  • 80% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Workers' compensation: claimant

Professional Webpage: https://www.helmslaw.com/attorney/j-j-helms-jr/

  • Georgia Super Lawyer, 2007 - 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating, 2006 - 2020
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Martindale-Hubble Preeminent Lawyers in America, 2009 - 2020
Representative Clients:
  • General Counsel Clinch Memorial Hospital Authority
  • City of Homerville, GA
  • Slash Pine EMC of Homerville, GA
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Georgia, 1986
  • Member, American Association of Justice, 1986 - 2020
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1986
  • Member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 1986 - 2020
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member of the Boy Scouts Honor Society, The Order of the Arrow
  • Co-chair of the Clinch Christian Alliance
  • Chair for Building Committee for the Homerville Boy Scout Troop 
  • United Methodist Church, Chair of Finance Committee, 2020
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Effective Use of Jury Charges During Closing, Georgia Trial Lawyers, 2009
  • Speaker at Georgia Trial Lawyer's 1st Annual Nursing Home Seminar, Presenter, Building Your Nursing Home Case From the Ground Up, GTLA, 2020
  • Rules of the Road for Nursing Home Cases, Georgia Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Tecumseh Products Company Inc v. Rigdon, 250 Ga. App. 739 (Georgia Ct. Appeals 2001)
Educational Background:
  • University of Georgia, Athens, B.A. in Political Science, Honors: summa cum laude, graduated at the top of the class, selected to be a member of Phi Beta Kappa, 1983
Industry Groups:
  • Long Term Care
  • Municipal And Local Government
  • Nursing Home
  • Schools & Education

Office location for J. Jeffrey Helms

10 North College Street
Homerville, GA 31634

Phone: 912-487-5377


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  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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