M. JOSEPH “JOE” REITMAN, JR.
Served as Watkinsville City Attorney since 2006.
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.
Education: Bucknell University (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Political Science Minor, 1988). University of Georgia School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1991). Georgia ARES Certified (2015). Graduate of Living Waters School of Biblical Evangelism (2016). Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Certified (2016, Chaplaincy Certification 2017).
Memberships / Activities: Chair-Elect, Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc. Member of Legal Advisory Council of National Institute of Family & Life
Advocates: Chaplain’s Assistant, Georgia State Defense Force (Georgia Department of Defense). Interim Secretary, Youth Challenge Academy Foundation Inc. (supports National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program Cadets). Madison Kiwanis Club (Two Time Past President). Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Chaplain.
I 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.”