City Attorney

M. JOSEPH “JOE” REITMAN, JR.

Admitted to Georgia bar, 1991. Represents Watkinsville, Monticello, Newborn, Union Point, North High Shoals and Bishop; and individuals, companies, hospitality industry clients, and non-profits. We practice law by the Golden Rule.

Resided in Morgan County since 1997. Married to Donna Aileen Smith Reitman (Center Director, First Call Pregnancy Center, Greensboro, GA, started with First Call in 2009); children Matthew (21), Kate (18) and Mackenzi (19), A students and athletes.

Education: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Political Science Minor, 1988). University of Georgia School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1991). Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Certified (2016 & 2019, Chaplaincy Certification 2017). CPR AED (Red Cross, 2012, 2018). Georgia Amateur Radio Emergency Services Certified (2015). Graduate of Living Waters School of Biblical Evangelism (2016).

Memberships / Activities: Chair-Elect of Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc. Past Officer of Morgan County Middle School Governing Council. Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Chaplain. Chaplain’s Assistant, Georgia State Defense Force (Georgia Department of Defense). “Full Time Evangelist”. Interim Sunday School Director of Centennial Baptist Church November 2015 - July 2016. Madison Kiwanis Club (Two Time Past President). Centennial Church Men’s Conference Lecturer. Lecturer on Mayor/Council Roles at Carl Vinson Newly Elected Officials Training.

We abide by the admonitions in Butts v. State, 273 Ga. 760, 772 (2001): “The practice of law is an honorable profession that requires a high standard of conduct of its members. It is a high calling where competence, civility, community service, and public service are integral parts of the professional standards.”

I aspire to the “Lawyer's Creed and Aspirational Statement on Professionalism,” which states in part: “To my clients, I offer faithfulness, competence, diligence, and good judgment. I will strive to represent you as I would want to be represented and to be worthy of your trust.”

I follow the Georgia State Defense Force ethos: “Where there is despair, I will bring hope. Where there is need, I will bring sustenance. Where there is fear, I will bring resolve.”

Email: JR@LRALaw.com; Cell 706-206-0073; Website WWW.LRALAW.COM 

Role of City Attorney

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