Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright LLP

Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright LLP

Cordele Family Law and Personal Injury Lawyers

Firm Overview

The principal partners of the firm of Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright, LLP have combined legal experience of over sixty years and have represented and served the varied needs of its corporate and individual clients through the general practice of law.

Our law firm's philosophy is simple: We are in the business of obtaining desired legal results for our clients in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner available, with an emphasis upon their individual needs.

While the firm has concentrated its efforts in representing the citizens of central and south Georgia, its attorneys have represented clients throughout the State of Georgia in all State, Federal and appellate courts.

The Martindale Hubble Law Directory has given the firm its highest rating: an "AV" rating for legal ability and reputation in the legal community and identifies it as a member of the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, the " best of the best," the highest in Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence. Atlanta Magazine and The Legal Network have chosen the firm Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright as "Georgia Top Attorneys." The firm's principals have continuously sought to maintain an aggressive general law practice including both personal and commercial litigation. Representative caseloads reflect the range of experience amassed by all of the firm's principals pertaining to the laws of personal injury and wrongful death, divorce, child custody, insurance, product liability, real estate, probate and estate planning, business formation, and litigation involving these types of disputes.

Personal injury is one of the main focuses of the law firm of Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright, LLP. Our attorneys have gained some of the largest settlements in central and south Georgia personal injury litigation, over $150,000,000.00 since 1998. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another person or organization, we can help. No case is too challenging. Our lawyers have aggressively fought for people who have suffered brain injuries, burns, scarring, disfigurement, fractures, breaks, dislocations, neck injuries, back injures, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, nerve injuries.

At Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright, LLP, there is never a charge for a client's initial consultation due to our commitment to the belief that it is our professional responsibility to the public to advise citizens of their legal rights, duties and obligations. and other injuries in all kinds of tragedies. We handle all personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis.

When your legal concerns directly impact your family, you want a lawyer on your side who understands what you are going through and what you can do to protect your future. Whether you are going through a divorce or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, you do not have to go through this difficult time on your own.At the law offices of Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright LLP, our Cordele family law and personal injury attorneys have been protecting the rights of South Georgia families since 1974. Over the past four decades, we have provided our clients with a legal presence they could rely on for all their family law and personal injury concerns.


As automobile injury and divorce attorneys, our firm is able to assist our clients with a wide range of legal concerns relating to personal injury and family law matters. From property division and child support issues to making sure you have proper medical care after an automobile accident, we will take care of all of your concerns.

From our offices in Cordele, we are available for evening and weekend appointments, in addition to our weekly business hours. Located near US 280 and US 41, we are easily accessible to clients across southern Georgia. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Main Office

Main Office
109 East 14th Ave
Cordele GA 31015


(229) 273-5202



Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

J. Mitchell Gibbs

Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright LLP

Mitchell Gibbs is a partner with the firm specializing in commercial and residential transactions, as well as estate, corporate and general business matters. Mr. Gibbs represents many local farmers, businesses, and currently serves as the board attorney for Crisp Regional Hospital.

Mr. Gibbs grew up in Watkinsville, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resources. Immediately following college, Mr. Gibbs attended Georgia State College of Law where he graduated cum laude in 2004.

Following graduation, Mr. Gibbs practiced law in Athens, Georgia with the Law Offices of M. Barton Rice, Jr., where he handled commercial and residential real estate closings in addition to representing several real estate related companies and building suppliers. While working in Athens, he had the opportunity to develop personalized estate planning for numerous employees of the University of Georgia as part of their employment package.

In 2008, Mr. Gibbs moved with his family to the hometown of his wife, the former Ame Wade, and began working for Rainwater & Harpe. The following year, Mr. Gibbs and Mr. David Rainwater formed Rainwater & Gibbs, LLP, and subsequently formed Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright, LLP in 2012.

Areas of Practice
-Residential and Commercial Real Estate
-Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration and Litigation
-Corporate Law
-General Business Litigation
-Personal Injury Law
-Healthcare Law

David N. Rainwater

Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright LLP

Rainwater was born July 10, 1948 in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Macon, Georgia; Eagle Scout in 1963, graduated as a Honor Student from Lanier Senior High School in 1966. He attended Georgia Institute of Technology (1966-1968); Mercer University (1968-1970) A.B. 1970; Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University (1970-1973), Jurist Doctor 1973. He was a member of Phi Alpha Delta. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Estates; Winner of C & S National Bank Will Drafting Contest. President, American Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Club, 1972. Author: "Georgia's New Collateral Source Rule," Mercer Law Review, 1987." Annual Survey of Georgia Law, Trial Practice," Mercer Law Review, 1988.
From 1973 to 1989, Rainwater practiced law throughout Georgia, specializing as a trial lawyer. He was one of the first ten lawyers in the State of Georgia to become Board Certified as a civil trial lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and one of the few lawyers who became "AV" rated and a member of the Bar Registry of Martindale-Hubbell in less than ten years of practice. In 2010, Rainwater was recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in the State of Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers Association and is served as the Chairman of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Family Law Section in 2010.

From 1990 to 1997, Rainwater left private practice to serve as First Vice President and General Counsel of Central Bank and Trust in Cordele, Georgia, and later as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for American Network Services, Inc. of Norcross, Georgia. As a co-founder of American Network Services Rainwater was part of the management team that created "DEPONET" the largest legal support network in the world.

After selling the company in 1997, Rainwater returned to private practice in Cordele in November of 1997. Rainwater has recovered over $150,000,000 in settlements, verdicts and recoveries since 1998 for the citizens of Central and South Georgia.

Rainwater was selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. Rainwater has also recognized as a "Super Lawyer in."Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations which are published in the Super Lawyers magazine, a publication of Thomson Reuters.

Areas of Practice
-Commercial & General Litigation
-Personal Injury
-Wrongful Death & Insurance
-Tractor/Trailer Accidents
-Domestic Relations

Ben Wright

Rainwater, Gibbs & Wright LLP

Wright graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Biology, and a minor in Chemistry in 2010. With a father practicing law in North Carolina, he was led into law and attended Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated with a Jurist Doctor degree, receiving the "book" award for highest score in Constitutional Law.

Wright was employed directly out of law school by Rainwater and Gibbs, LLP to assist the firm in all phases of litigation, particularly in the fields of personal injury, fraud, domestic (family) and commercial litigation. Wright is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, United States District Court, and the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Wright was immediately successful as a litigator and was made a full partner in the firm in 2016 and has likewise been responsible for growing the firm, he is active in the local community as a Board Member of the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lake Blackshear Waterfowl Association, a member and Deacon at First Baptist Church Cordele, a member of the University of North Carolina General Alumni Association, current President of the Cordele Rotary Club, Ram's Club member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association member, and the former Treasurer of the Cordele Bar Association.

He was chosen as one of The Ten Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2016.

Areas of Practice:
-Domestic/Family Law
-Personal Injury
-General Litigation Services
-Prenuptial Agreements
-Guardianships & Conservatorships
-Living Wills
-Powers of Attorney and Appointment
-State Appellate Practice
-State Trial Practice
-Property Damage
-Slip and Fall
-Juvenile Law