Joel O. Wooten, Jr.

Joel O. Wooten, Jr.: Attorney with Butler Wooten & Peak LLP AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Phi Kappa Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; Blue Key. Member, Executive Committee, University of Georgia Moot Court Board, 1974-1975. Chairman, Russell Moot Court Competition, 1974-1975. Recipient, Tradition of Excellence Award, State Bar of Georgia, 2000. Listed: Georgia Trend's 100 Most Influential Georgians, 2005; James Magazine's Most Influential Georgians, 2005; Georgia Super Lawyers, 2007. Recipient, GreenLaw's Doremus Award for Excellence in Environmental Law, 2007. Member, Board of Regents, University System of Georgia, 1999-2006; Vice Chair, 2003-2004; Chair, 2004-2005. Columbus Lawyers Club, President, 1988-1989; Member, Executive Committee, 1984-1992. Board of Directors, Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest, 1992-1993.

Roscoe Pound Foundation; Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Environmental Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Environmental Law
  • General Practice & Trial Law
  • Business Torts
  • Whistleblower/False Claims Act
  • Truck Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Vehicle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Tire Defects
  • Negligence/Tort

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Georgia, B.B.A., Journalism, 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Georgia, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1975, Georgia
State Bar of Georgia (Member, Executive Council, Younger Lawyers Section, 1980-1983; Chairman, 1990-1991 and Member, Executive Council, 1983-1998, General Practice and Trial Section; Chair, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1999-2007); Chattahoochee, Federal and American (Chair, Constabars Committee, 1991-1992) Bar Associations; Columbus Younger Lawyers Club (President, 1983-1984); Columbus Trial Lawyers Association; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Vice President, 1994-1997); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

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Columbus, Georgia