McClure, Ramsay, Dickerson & Escoe, LLP

McClure, Ramsay, Dickerson & Escoe, LLP

A Well-Respected Toccoa General Civil Litigation Law Firm

Firm Overview

Bringing a long history of uncompromising legal services to our Georgia clients
McClure, Ramsay, Dickerson & Escoe, LLP is a general civil litigation law firm that represents corporations, small businesses, industrial clientele and individuals throughout Northeast Georgia. Our commitment is to nurturing long-term partnerships with our clients. We bring to those partnerships a long history of working hard to accomplish client goals in an efficient and effective manner.

The firm traces its origins to the practice of J.B. Jones, who began practicing law in the Toccoa area before 1900. In 1907, the firm became Jones and Bond when Claude Bond joined Mr. Jones. In 1915 the firm was known as Bond and McClure, once Claude Bond was joined by C.M. McClure. After the death of Claude Bond in 1932, C.M. McClure practiced alone until 1945, when George B. Ramsay, Jr. became a partner and the firm was known as McClure and Ramsay.

We continue a tradition of offering a broad range of practice areas that include:
-Insurance defense
-Estates and wills
-General litigation
-Business and commercial
-Civil rights
-Employment law
-Trials and appeals in all state and federal courts
-Medical malpractice
-Personal injury - Plaintiff & Defendant
-Residential and commercial real estate

If we have to go to court with your legal matter, then we are the experienced and aggressive trial lawyers you want to represent you.

Proudly serving clients in Northeast Georgia
McClure, Ramsay, Dickerson & Escoe, LLP continues a long history of representing clients in Toccoa, Georgia.

The attorneys McClure, Ramsay, Dickerson & Escoe, LLP have earned the respect of both clients and the legal community of Georgia. For many years, several of our attorneys have been AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell a distinction signifying the highest quality legal work, professionalism and ethical standards.

Main Office

Main Office
38 Falls Road
Toccoa GA 30577



Estate Planning

Toccoa, Georgia Estate Planning Attorneys Helping You

Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, McClure, Ramsay, Dickerson & Escoe, LLP can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate planning
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Wills drafting
-Powers of attorney

Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Draft your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.

Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet making decisions that might not reflect your desires. We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.

John A. Dickerson

McClure, Ramsay, Dickerson & Escoe, LLP

Areas of practice
-Medical malpractice
-Business litigation
-Tort litigation
-Civil rights defense
-Local government law
-Admitted to practice
-Georgia, 1971

Awards and honors
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

University of Georgia, J.D., 1971
Clemson University, B.S., 1968

Professional memberships
-Stephens County Bar Association
-President, 1978 1980
-Mountain Judicial Circuit Bar Association
-President, 1980 1981
- -State Bar of Georgia
-Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
-Defense Research Institute
-Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

-Born in Anderson, South Carolina
-Phi Delta Phi
-Blue Key
-President, City Attorneys Section, Georgia Municipal Association, 1986 1987
-Member, State Disciplinary Board, 1986 1991


University of Georgia
Juris Doctorate,