Roy W. Copeland

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Valdosta, GA

Copeland, Haugabrook & Walker
 | 104 E Adair St, Valdosta, GA 31601
Phone: 229-2474617
Fax: 229-242-0109
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (50%)
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    Roy W. Copeland is an attorney at Copeland, Haugabrook & Walker in Valdosta, Georgia. Mr. Copeland practices in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense law, representing clients in Valdosta and the Albany metropolitan area, as well as throughout southern Georgia.

    Mr. Copeland has over 30 years of legal experience. In addition to criminal defense matters, he handles personal injury cases involving medical malpractice, workers’ compensation and wrongful death. He also has experience with sports and entertainment law, insurance law, tort law and general practice and trial law.

    Over the course of his many years in practice, Mr. Copeland has successfully litigated and settled numerous complex personal injury matters. He has built a reputation for his record of success, his professionalism and the dedication and compassion with which he treats his personal injury clients and their families.

    Similarly, Mr. Copeland works hard on behalf of his criminal defense clients. He knows that facing criminal charges can turn a person’s life upside down, and he works hard to minimize the damage for his clients.

    Mr. Copeland received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. Following law school, he passed the Georgia bar examination and obtained his license to practice law in the state of Georgia. He is qualified to appear before all Georgia state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 50%Criminal Defense


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    About Roy Copeland

    Admitted: 1983, Georgia


    • This award recognizes individuals who uphold high ethical standards, Synovus Student Engagement Excellence Award, Valdosta State University Langdale College of Business, 2020
    • Presented in recognition of outstanding contribution to the community, Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, Alpha Phi Alpha, 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Copeland obtained an LLM in Trial Advocacy graduating in the top of his class, 2009

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State Bar of Georgia, 1983
    • Valdosta Bar Association (1985-Present)
    • Atlanta Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Copeland served as president of 100 Black Men of Valdosta and on the Board of Directors of 100 Black Men of America. While serving as president of 100 Black Men of Valdosta, the organization established a scholarship fund/endowment, an SAT Review Course, a Thanksgiving Day food fest and assisted in providing other services for those in need., 2015
    • Valdosta/Lowndes County Development Authority Copeland served as a member of the economic development authority for Lowndes County, Georgia. From 2007-2008 he served as Chairman of the Board of the Development Authority., 2019
    • THE COPELAND AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM Established in 2019 at Valdosta State University and open to members of the general public, the museum features artifacts dating from the enslavement of Africans through the inauguration of Barack Obama. The artifacts housed in the museum are varied. The museum contains documents related to enslavement, letters from the likes of MLK Jr., Frederick Douglass, Muhammad Ali and many other notable African Americans. The artifacts in the museum were gifted by Roy W. Copeland and his wife, Dr. Cheryl L. Copeland., 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • The article examines whether or not Title VII might cover the disparate impact of criminal convictions in the employment context on African American males, Author , “Protected Classes, Credit Histories and Criminal Background Checks: A New Twist to Old Fashioned Disparate Impact Cases?,” , Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 28, No. 2, Business, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Temple Law School- LLM in Trial Practice and Litigation 
    • University of Southern California- Magna Cum Laude- Phi Beta Kappa
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    Office Location for Roy W. Copeland

    104 E Adair St
    Valdosta, GA 31601

    Phone: 229-2474617

    Fax: 229-242-0109

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