Joseph L. Waldrep

Joe Waldrep graduated from Clemson in 1966 cum laude with a B.S. in Industrial Management. He received his Juris Doctor Degree at Duke University Law School in 1969. Joe entered the private law practice in Columbus, Georgia in 1972 after having spent two and a half years as Assistant Secretary and Associate Legal Counsel with West Point Pepperell, Inc., in West Point, Georgia. In Columbus, he developed a general civil practice in corporate and commercial transactions and civil litigation.

Joe has tried numerous cases to a jury verdict in both State and Federal Courts. He has also participated in several class action cases as both active and local counsel. He is a registered civil and domestic mediator and has mediated hundreds of cases over the years. He also serves as arbitrator and special master in complex litigation. His areas of litigation are contract disputes, fraud, personal injury, probate litigation, business torts, and financially complex domestic litigation. Joe served for twenty three years as a member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia and has in the past served as President of the Columbus Bar Association. He is a Master in the Columbus American Inn of Court and has been selected by his peers as a Georgia Super Lawyer.


Clemson University – (1966) – B.S. Cum Laude

Duke University – (1969) – J.D.

Professional and Community Affiliations:

American Bar Association

State Bar of Georgia (Board of Governors, 1991-2012)

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Columbus Bar Association (President 1982-1983)

The Columbus American Inn of Court (Master)

Registered Mediator

Licenses in:

Georgia, 1970

Admitted to:

Georgia Supreme Court (1971)

Georgia Court of Appeals (1971)

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (1981)

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia (1973)

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