Edward D. Tolley
Cook Noell Tolley & Bates, L.L.P.
304 East Washington Street
Athens, GA 30603

Position: Member

TEL: 706-549-6111


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Admitted: 1975, Georgia and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; 1976, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1978, U.S. Supreme Court; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Law School: University of Georgia, J.D., 1975

College: University of Georgia (B.B.A., 1971; M.B.A., 1974)

Birth Date and Place: San Antonio, Texas, January 31, 1950

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; State and Federal Criminal Trials(40%); Civil Trial Practice(20%); Personal Injury Litigation(20%); Business Litigation(20%)

Additional Information: See: United States of America v. Suzanne Brooks

Athens-Western Circuit (President, 1981) and Federal (President, 1997) Bar Associations; State Bar of Georgia (Member, Board of Governors, 1988—); Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Vice President, 1981-1983; President-Elect, 1983-1984; President, 1985-1986); Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Vice President, 1986-1988); American Judicature Society; American Board of Criminal Lawyers (President, 1996; Vice President, 1988-1990; Treasurer, 1994; President, 1996); American Board of Trial Advocates; American College of Trial Lawyers. Phi Delta Phi. Member, Order of the Barristers. Member: General Board, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1974-1975; Moot Court Executive Board. Co-Author: Tolley and Hull, "Court Ordered Surgery to Retrieve Evidence in Georgia in Light of the United States Supreme Court Decision in Winston v. Lee," 37 Mercer Law Review, 1005, Spring, 1986; Tolley, E., "The Execution of America's Children," 6 Georgia State University Law Review 403, Spring 1990. Contributing Author: Georgia Jurisprudence Personal Injury and Torts; Georgia Jurisprudence Criminal Law. Instructor, Legal Research, University of Georgia School of Law, 1974-1975. Member by appointment of the Governor, Commission on Criminal Sanctions and Correctional Facilities, 1988-1991.

Firm Members: Devin Smith

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