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Christopher P. Twyman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Rome, GA

Cox Byington Twyman LLP
711 Broad Street
Rome, GA 30161
Phone: 706-291-2002
Fax: 706-291-6242
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014
Licensed in Georgia Since: 1999
Practice Areas: General Litigation, Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

As the managing partner at Cox Byington Twyman LLP, Christopher P. Twyman proudly serves clients primarily in Rome and through Northwest Georgia. Focusing his practice in general litigation,  Mr. Twyman handles both civil and criminal cases cases throughout Georgia.  He also serves as counsel for Rome City Schools.  

In 1996, Mr. Twyman graduated from Georgetown University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in government with a minor in history. He went on to attend the University of Georgia School of Law, graduating in 1999 with a Juris Doctor.

Mr. Twyman knows what is at stake for those who find themselves facing high stakes litigation. Offering customized advice and zealous advocacy, he pursues every avenue in crafting an approach aimed at achieving the best possible outcomes to his clients’ cases.  Mr. Twyman has tried dozens of cases to juries in both state and federal courts.

Staying active in the community is a priority for Mr. Twyman. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association, the Rome Bar Association and the Gate City Bar Association. Mr. Twyman is an elected member of the State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors.  He also serves as a Master in the University of Georgia School of Law Clarke-Carley Inn of Court.  In 2019, the Georgia Supreme Court appointed Mr. Twyman to the Office of Bar Admissions Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants.  In 2021, Mr. Twyman was named to the National Conference of Bar Examiners Character and Fitness Investigations Committee.   He also serves as a member of the Rome Floyd Chamber Economic Development Committee and the Rome-Floyd Development Authority, and as an adjunct professor of business law at Berry College.

Practice Areas
  • 50%General Litigation
  • 50%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Litigation, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Murder

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2014

About Christopher P. Twyman

First Admitted: 1999, Georgia

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Rome-Floyd Development Authority
  • Rome Floyd Chamber Economic Development Committee

Educational Background

  • Georgetown University, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Government, Minor: History, 1996
  • University of Georgia School of Law, Juris Doctor Degree conferred, 1999

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker at Education Law CLE on Section 504 Plan Documentation., Speaker, Section 504 Plan Documentation: What You Need to Know, NBI CLE, 2019
  • Served as a panelist at a Georgia CLE on Evidence with a role in discussing ethics and candor in the discovery process., Panelist, Ethics and the Duty of Candor: Practical Challenges for the Georgia Trial Lawyer, Georgia ICLE, 2015
  • Discussed my experience in preserving error in a death penalty case in which I served as co-counsel.  Our preservation of error and the subsequest appeal forced the state to reindict the case and voluntary dismiss the initial indictment due to grand jury irregularities., Speaker/Panelist, Preserving Error in a Capital Case, Georgia ICLE, 2008
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Berry College, Adjunct Professor of Business Law, 2021
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Berry College, Adjunct Professor of Business Law, 2020
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Berry College, Adjunct Professor of Business Law, 2019
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Berry College, Adjunct Professor of Business Law, 2018
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Berry College, Adjunct Professor of Business Law, 2017
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Berry College, Adjunct Professor of Business Law, 2016
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Berry College, Adjunct Professor of Business Law, 2015
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Berry College, Adjunct Professor of Business Law, 2014

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Represented a candidate for Sheriff of Cobb County, Georgia who was removed from the ballot by the elections board.  After filing an appeal to the Cobb Superior Court, the candidate was reinstated to the primary ballot.  The candidate when on to win the primary and general election., 2020
  • I served as co-counsel representing a surviving spouse and administrator of an estate in a wrongful death lawsuit against a trucking company, a construction company, and the driver of the dump truck owned by the trucking company.  The decedent was killed in a head-on collision when he was hit by a dump truck being driving by an unlicensed driver who was under the influence of drugs.  The dump truck was also under-insured, carrying only a $50,000.00 liability policy which was well below the minimum required for commercial trucks in Georgia.  Through litigation, we were able to recover policy limits from both the trucking company and the construction company that contracted with the trucking company to deliver the load of material on the dump truck that hit the decedent head-on.  The case settled for the policy limits for the trucking company as well as a substantial, seven-figure policy limits settlement from the construction company., 2020
  • I represented client charged with malice murder/felony murder.  The client was a high school friend of the victim and traveled with another friend from out of town to a local college for the express purpose of buying marijuana from the victim.  The drug deal erupted in gunfire killing the local college student, and my client was arrested and charged with murder.   Prior to trial, the court granted multiple motions to surpress which challenged the police interrogation of the client and the search of the client's cell phone.  t a jury trial, I presented the affirmative defense of self-defense and the client was acquitted of all charges., 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, Rome Circuit, Post 1, 2021
  • Member, National Conference of Bar Examiners Character and Fitness Investigations Committee, 2021
  • Vice-Chair, Office of Bar Admissions Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants, 2021
  • Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, Rome Circuit, Post 1, 2020
  • Member, Office of Bar Admissions Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants, 2020
  • Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, Rome Circuit, Post 1, 2019
  • Member, Office of Bar Admissions Board to Determine Fitness of Bar Applicants, 2019
  • Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, Rome Circuit, Post 1, 2018
  • Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, Rome Circuit, Post 1, 2017
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Rome Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Industry Groups

  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Local Government/School System
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Office Location for Christopher P. Twyman

711 Broad Street
Rome, GA 30161

Phone: 706-291-2002

Fax: 706-291-6242

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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