Firm Overview

My mission is to empower and advise individuals, families, and small business owners. I work for clients on matters of bankruptcy, consumer law, family law, and civil litigation.

I opened my first office in January 2009 with one desk, one phone, and one computer. I quickly found a lot of people that need legal help, and I also found a lot of colleagues eager to share their support and guidance. My business has grown with the support of my colleagues and clients. Every client has their own goals and challenges, so I learn something new every day -- about the law, about solving problems, and about people.

Example cases

I have recently helped clients stay in their homes by either stopping foreclosure or providing debt relief which allows their budget to continue covering payments.

Main Office

Main
220 College Avenue
Suite 304
Athens  GA  30601

Phone
  • (706) 546-7131

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I offer half-hour initial consultations for $35.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

My representation on bankruptcy petitions are usually done for a flat fee determined before filing, starting at $1,250 for Chapter 7 and $2,500 for Chapter 13.

Hourly Rates

$125 per hour, charged to a deposit (not applicable to most bankruptcy petitions).

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with some appointments available after hours.

Office Manager

Christina Whitfield

Emergency After Hours

Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I chose working for debtors in bankruptcy court because it is a way to help individuals. It is also a niche of growing importance which can only be filled by dedicated attorneys and not attorneys just looking for another bullet point on their yellow-page ads.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

My job is to help clients make informed decisions, not to tell them what to do. An informed client is empowered to make choices and solve problems.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I can review certain documents for certain purposes for a flat fee, but this service is not common in my practice areas.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I often point out important deadlines during initial consultations, but I cannot provide detailed advice that would be very helpful. Litigation involves twists, turns, and pitfalls I cannot foresee. To use an analogy, my mechanic cannot tell me how to investigate and repair a problem in my car without actually getting under the hood. Bankruptcy cases involve many areas of law and have long lasting effects on a client's financial and legal future.

Adrian K. Pritchett

During law school, I worked as a law clerk in a firm's litigation department serving individual and corporate clients. I also worked as a student practitioner in my law school's Family Violence Clinic. Before my legal career, I worked as an electronics technician, bus driver, and customer service representative.

My prior work with the public made me a better communicator and taught me about different kinds of people. My work inside a large organization taught me more about collaborating to solve problems. My study of philosophy taught me to look for the values and goals that motivate people. And my law professors taught me to be professional but keep a sense of humor at the end of the day.

On bankruptcy issues, I start by helping prospective clients evaluate their options. My job is to promote their best interests, not to take an order and collect a check. I can refer them a credit counselor or another attorney to explore other options. On legal disputes, I look for ways to negotiate for efficient results, so I am not a "bulldog lawyer" who fights tooth and nail when there are better and cheaper ways to solve problems. However, I am an advocate who will stand my ground, and courtrooms are just another part of my workplace, though I only take clients there for good reasons. If my style is not what you are looking for, please allow me the chance to recommend other attorneys.

Personal interests:

I enjoy walking, jogging, photography, reading good literature, and following all levels of politics. I would like to learn Spanish and become a better piano player.

License
  • Bar Number: 260908
    Georgia , 2008
Education
  • University of Georgia
    Juris Doctor , 2008
    Athens, GA
    Family Violence Clinic and Public Interest Practicum.
  • University of Georgia
    Bachelor of Arts , 2005
    Athens, GA
    Philosophy
  • Athens Technical College
    Associate of Applied Technology , 2001
    Athens, GA

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