Taylor, Odachowski, Schmidt & Crossland, LLC

Law Firm in Saint Simons Island, GA

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Taylor Odachowski Schmidt & Crossland, LLC (TOSC) is a full-service Martindale-Hubbell AV rated law firm with offices strategically located around the state. TOSC lawyers handle a wide variety of matters locally and regionally. The experience of TOSC's lawyers is unparalleled and affords clients creative and progressive solutions to complex and unique situations. At the same time, we have not forgotten about the personal side of our representation. Whatever your needs, we are confident that you will find TOSC dedicated and determined in representing your interests personally, effectively and efficiently.

Areas of Law:
-General Practice
-General Liability
-Medical Malpractice
-Legal Malpractice
-Coverage
-Insurance Bad Faith
-Extra-Contractual
-Personal
-Construction Defects
-Nursing Home
-Property Law
-Product Liability
-Civil Rights
-E&O Liability
-Employment Law
-Domestic Relations
-Real Estate
-Business Law
-Corporate Law
-Non-Profit Counsel
-Probate
-Constitutional Law
-Debtor and Creditor.
-Commercial Law
-Collections
-Government
-Workers' Compensation
-Social Security Benefits
-Bankruptcy
-Appellate Practice
-Child Advocacy
-Adoption Law
-Debtor and Creditor Rights
-Family Law
-Divorce
-Immigration and Naturalization
-Extra Contractual Insurance Claims
-First and Third Party Insurance
-Insurance Coverage
-Mortgage Foreclosure
-Mortgage Workouts
-Premises Liability
-Professional Liability
-Trusts and Estates
-Taxation
Main Office

Main Office
300 Oak Street
Suite 200
Saint Simons Island  GA  31522

Phone
  • 912 634-0955
Fax
  • 912-638-9739
Bankruptcy
Taylor, Odachowski, Schmidt & Crossland, LLC will represent your Bankruptcy legal matters.
Areas of Law:
-General Practice
-General Liability
-Medical Malpractice
-Legal Malpractice
-Coverage
-Insurance Bad Faith
-Extra-Contractual
-Personal
-Construction Defects
-Nursing Home
-Property Law
-Product Liability
-Civil Rights
-E&O Liability
-Employment Law
-Domestic Relations
-Real Estate
-Business Law
-Corporate Law
-Non-Profit Counsel
-Probate
-Constitutional Law
-Debtor and Creditor.
-Commercial Law
-Collections
-Government
-Workers' Compensation
-Social Security Benefits
-Bankruptcy
-Appellate Practice
-Child Advocacy
-Adoption Law
-Debtor and Creditor Rights
-Family Law
-Divorce
-Immigration and Naturalization
-Extra Contractual Insurance Claims
-First and Third Party Insurance
-Insurance Coverage
-Mortgage Foreclosure
-Mortgage Workouts
-Premises Liability
-Professional Liability
-Trusts and Estates
-Taxation
Divorce
Taylor, Odachowski, Schmidt & Crossland, LLC will support your Divorce legal matters.
Areas of Law:
-General Practice
-General Liability
-Medical Malpractice
-Legal Malpractice
-Coverage
-Insurance Bad Faith
-Extra-Contractual
-Personal
-Construction Defects
-Nursing Home
-Property Law
-Product Liability
-Civil Rights
-E&O Liability
-Employment Law
-Domestic Relations
-Real Estate
-Business Law
-Corporate Law
-Non-Profit Counsel
-Probate
-Constitutional Law
-Debtor and Creditor.
-Commercial Law
-Collections
-Government
-Workers' Compensation
-Social Security Benefits
-Bankruptcy
-Appellate Practice
-Child Advocacy
-Adoption Law
-Debtor and Creditor Rights
-Family Law
-Divorce
-Immigration and Naturalization
-Extra Contractual Insurance Claims
-First and Third Party Insurance
-Insurance Coverage
-Mortgage Foreclosure
-Mortgage Workouts
-Premises Liability
-Professional Liability
-Trusts and Estates
-Taxation

Mr. Philip R. Taylor

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

Delta Theta Phi; Blue Key. Member, Mercer Law Review. Member, General Assembly of Georgia, 1961-1962; President, Macon Bar Association, 1967; Chairman, Macon-Bibb County Election Board, 1968-1980; Board of Visitors, Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, 1999-2005; Member Fendig McLemore Taylor & Durham 1980-2001. Georgia Certified Mediator.

Areas of Law:
-Medical Malpractice
-Litigation
-Mediation
-Products Liability

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Senior Partner

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1956, Georgia
-Georgia Supreme Court
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
-U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Georgia
-U.S. Court of Appeal, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
-U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
Mercer University
Class of 1957
J.D.

University Attended:
Mercer University
Class of 1956
A.B.

Military:
Captain USAR JAG 1962- 1972

Associations & Memberships:
Glynn County Bar Association; American Bar Associations; State Bar of Georgia; Georgia Defense Lawyers Association; Georgia Academy of Hospital Attorneys; Defense Research Institute; American Judicature Society; American Society of Law and Medicine; American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate); American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys

Bar Fellowship:
American College of Trial Lawyers; Lawyers Foundation of Georgia.

Hobbies & Interests:
Art, Travel, Music.
Education
  • Mercer University
    Juris Doctorate , 1957

Mr. Joseph R. Odachowski

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

Member, Christian Legal Society, 1988-1991; Member, Mercer University Law Review, 1989-1991; Moot Court Finalist; Recipient, Merit Scholarship; Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, and Federal Taxation; Brainerd Currie Honor Society; George B. Connell Memorial Award; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Walter F. George School of Law, at Mercer University; Associate, King & Spalding, 1991-1994; Associate, Whelchel, Brown Readdick & Bumgartner, 1994-1995; Founding and current managing partner, Taylor, Odachowski, Schmidt & Crossland, LLC, 1995-present. Certified Mediator.

Areas of Law:
-Personal Injury
-Medical Malpractice
-Products Liability
-Commercial Litigation
-Corporate Law
-Real Estate
-Premises Liability
-Nursing Home Negligence
-Trusts and Estates

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Managing Partner

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1991, Georgia
-Georgia Supreme Court
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
-U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern, Districts of Georgia
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Law School Attended:
Mercer University
Class of 1991
J.D.
magna cum laude

University Attended:
University of South Alabama
Class of 1988
B.S.
Finance

Birth Information:
Born in 1966
Baltimore, Maryland, October 7, 1966

Associations & Memberships:
Glynn County Bar Association; American Bar Associations; State Bar of Georgia.
Education
  • Mercer University
    Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude , 1991

Mr. Peter H. Schmidt, II

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

Defense Research Institute; Georgia Defense Lawyers Association; Lawyers Club of Atlanta; American Society for Healthcare Risk Management; Liability and Property Insurance Liability Bureau (LIRB - PLRB); Atlanta Claims Association; Southern Loss Association. General Editor, "Annotations to the Homeowners' Policy," American Bar Association, 1997-2004. Editor, "Georgia Legal Compendium," A.M. Best, 2003-2005.Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP - Partner (1991 - 2006); Management Committee (2003 - 2006).Chicago Title Insurance Company Scholar; Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award; Law Clerk to Judge Dorothy T. Beasley, Georgia Court of Appeals. Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Georgia Epsilon; Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society; Pi Sigma Alpha, National Honor Society.

Areas of Law:
-Litigation
-General Liability
-Coverage and Bad Faith/Extra-Contractual
-Construction Defects
-Real Estate
-Insurance Coverage
-Professional
-Legal Malpractice
-Medical Malpractice
-Debtor and Creditor
-First and Third Party Insurance

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner - Atlanta, St. Simons and Savannah Offices

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1990, Georgia
-Georgia Supreme Court
-U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits

Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law at Samford University
Class of 1988

Georgia State University:
Class of 1990
J.D.

University Attended:
Emory University
Class of 1986
B.A.
History and Political Science, with honors

Birth Information:
Born in 1964
Atlanta, Georgia, October 13, 1964

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia; Glynn County Bar Association; Atlanta Bar Association; American Bar Associations (Member, Sections on: Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation; Tort Trial and Insurance Practice; Automobile Law; Products General Liability; Consumer Law, Property Insurance Law; Torts and Insurance Practice).

Ms. Donna Linn Crossland

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

Law School American University, Washington, D.C.; Member of District of Columbia Law Students in Court Program 3 years; Law Clerk, District of Columbia Superior Court for the Honorable David L. Norman; Private Practitioner: District of Columbia, 1976-1981; with Firm of Fendig, McLemore, Taylor & Whitworth Law Firm Brunswick, GA 1982-2001; current firm as partner 2001.

Areas of Law:
-Medical Malpractice
-Litigation
-Civil Rights Litigation
-Domestic Relations
-Employment Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Attorney

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1976, District of Columbia
-1982, Georgia
-Georgia Supreme Court
-U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
-U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
Washington College of Law of American University
Class of 1976
J.D.

University Attended:
Montana State University
Class of 1965
B.S.

Catholic University of America

Birth Information:
Born in 1943
Austin, Texas, January 2, 1943

Associations & Memberships
State Bar of Georgia; Glynn County Bar Association; American Bar Associations; District of Columbia Bar Association; Georgia Defense Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute.
Education
  • Washington College of Law of American University
    Juris Doctorate , 1976

Mr. Gary Moore

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

Editorial Board, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law - 1974-1975; Glynn County Attorney, 1990-2007; Past President, County Attorney Section, Association of County Commissioners of Georgia.

Areas of Law:
-Bankruptcy
-Business Law
-Civil Rights
-Commercial Law
-Construction Law
-Constitutional Law
-Government Law
-Personal Injury
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Litigation
-Trusts and Estates
-Wills

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Attorney

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1975, Georgia
-Georgia Supreme Court
-U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

Law School Attended:
University of Georgia
Class of 1975
J.D.

University Attended:
Georgia State University
Class of 1972
B.B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1950
Atlanta, Georgia, October 21, 1950

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia; Glynn County Bar Association; Georgia Municipal Association.
Education
  • University of Georgia
    Juris Doctorate , 1975

Mrs. Desiree Elizabeth Watson

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

Member, Mercer University Law Review; Assistant County Attorney, 1991-2002; Member, Rotary International.

Areas of Law:
-Local Government Law and Litigation
-Commercial Transactions
-Property Law and Litigation
-Civil Rights
-Employment
-Wills
-Premises Liability
-Personal Injury

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Attorney

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1991, Georgia

Law School Attended:
Mercer University
Class of 1991
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Maryland
Class of 1988
B.S.
Political Science

Birth Information:
Born in 1946
Chicago, Illinois, October 21, 1946

Special Agencies:
Commissioner on Islands Planning Commission for Glynn County, Georgia.

Associations & Memberships:
Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia.
Education
  • Mercer University
    Juris Doctorate , 1991

Mr. Timothy Harden, III

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi. Former Member: Georgia Real Estate Closing attorneys Association; The Defense Research Institute; Georgia Defense Lawyers Association; Trial Lawyers Association, Home Builder's Association of Middle Georgia and Christian Legal Society; Former Treasurer, 1987-1988 and Former Vice President, 1989, Glynn-Brunwsick Bar Association; Former Board Member of First Presbyterian Day School and Former Board of Directors, Young Life Macon

Areas of Law:
-Litigation
-Real Estate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Attorney

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1983, Georgia
-U.S. District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Law School Attended:
University of Georgia
Class of 1983
J.D.

University Attended:
Davidson College
Class of 1980
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1958
Atlanta, Georgia, July 13, 1958

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia; Glynn County Bar Association.
Education
  • University of Georgia
    Juris Doctorate , 1983

Alexander W. Suto

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

Member: Glynn County Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia; Atlanta Bar Association; National Association of Office and Industrial Properties; Urban Land Institute; Kiwanis

Areas of Law:
Real Estate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Partner

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1971, Georgia

Law School Attended:
Emory University School of Law
Class of 1971
J.D.
with distinction

University Attended:
University of Virginia
Class of 1967
B.S.
Finance

Birth Information:
Born in 1945
1945
Education
  • Emory University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate, with distinction , 1971

Mr. James D. Timmons, Jr.

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

Areas of Law:
-Workers Compensation
-General Litigation
-Insurance Coverage
-First and Third Party Insurance
-Extra Contractual Insurance Claims

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Atlanta and St. Simons Island Office

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2000, Georgia
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia

Law School Attended:
Mercer University
Class of 2000
J.D.

University Attended:
Ohio Wesleyan University
Class of 1992
B.A.

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia; American Bar Association.
Education
  • Mercer University
    Juris Doctorate , 2000

Mr. Noah Priest-Goodsett

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

Areas of Law:
-Personal Injury
-Domestic Relations/Family Law
-Labor and Employment
-Insurance Coverage and Defense
-Appellate Practice
-Municipal Law
-Property Law
-Premises Liability
-Debtor and Creditor

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Attorney

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2010, New York and Georgia

Law School Attended:
Michigan State University College of Law
Class of 2009
J.D.

University Attended:
Emory University
Class of 2005
B.A.
Psychology

Birth Information:
Born in 1982
Atlanta, Georgia, October 22, 1982

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia; State Bar of New York; Glynn County Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; American Bar Association; Georgia Defense Lawyers Association.
Education
  • Michigan State University College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2009

Ms. Autumn Nicole Farley

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2008, Georgia

Law School Attended:
Michigan State University
JD
cum laude 2008

University Attended:
Central Michigan University
BS
BSBA 2005

Associations & Memberships:
Glynn County Bar Association.
Education
  • Michigan State University
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 2008

Mr. Gregory L. Sperry

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

Areas of Law:
-Trusts and Estates
-Probate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1978, Tennessee
-1984, Illinois
-1988, Georgia

Law School Attended:
Vanderbilt University
Class of 1978
J.D.

University Attended:
Wheaton College
Class of 1975
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1953
Muncie, Indiana, April 1, 1953

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia; Christian Legal Society.
Education
  • Vanderbilt University
    Juris Doctorate , 1978

Mr. John M. Butin

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

General Counsel, MAP International, 1994-current; Priest Associate, St. Marks Episcopal Church, 2003-current.

Areas of Law:
-Immigration Law
-Civil Rights
-Corporate Law
-Employment
-International Law
-Mediation
-Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
-Property Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1994, Georgia
-Georgia Court of Appeals
-Georgia Supreme Court
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia

Law School Attended:
Emory University School of Law
Class of 1994
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Kansas
Class of 1986
B.A.

Candler School of Theology
Class of 1994
M.Div.

Birth Information:
Born in 1964
Wichita, Kansas, April 1, 1964

Languages:
Spanish

Associations & Memberships:
Glynn County Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia; Christian Legal Society; American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Education
  • Emory University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1994

Lynn Kelley

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

Judge of Recorders Court, City of Tifton, 1979-1984. City Attorney, City of Ty Ty, Georgia, 1986-present.

Areas of Law:
-Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law
-Land Sales Law
-Estate Planning Law
-Probate Law
-Wills Law
-Trusts Law
-Limited Partnerships Law
-Automobile Accidents and Injuries Law
-Corporate Law
-Business Formation Law
-Debtor and Creditor Bankruptcy Law
-Bankruptcy Chapter 7
-Bankruptcy Chapter 13
-Contracts Law
-Leases Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Tifton, Georgia Office

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1973, Georgia
-1975, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia

Law School Attended:
University of Georgia
Class of 1973
J.D.

University Attended:
Emory University
Class of 1970
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1948
Tifton, Georgia, February 25, 1948

Associations & Memberships:
Tifton Judicial Circuit Bar Association; State Bar of Georgia.

Hobbies & Interests:
Active member of First Baptist Church of Tifton, Golf, Tennis, Bible Study
Education
  • University of Georgia
    Juris Doctorate , 1973

Nathan C. Johnson

Attorney in Saint Simons Island, GA

Areas of Law:
-Real Estate
-Bankruptcy
-Personal Injury
-Probate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Tifton, Georgia Office

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2008, Georgia

Law School Attended:
Mercer University
Class of 2008
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Georgia
Class of 2004
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1981
November 2, 1981

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Georgia; Tifton Judicial Circuit Bar.

Hobbies & Interests:
Golf, Fishing, Hunting and Tennis.
Education
  • Mercer University
    Juris Doctorate , 2008
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