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G. Lee Welborn, Esq.
288 Washington Avenue NE
Marietta, Georgia 30060
(770) 423-4197
Two blocks east of the Cobb County courthouse and the Marietta Square
Located in the same buildings as Downey & Cleveland and Synovus Bank

Who We Are

Lee Welborn: Mediator

Lee founded Cole House Mediation in 2006. Most of the mediations he has handled have involved personal injury claims arising from motor vehicle accidents and premises liability such as slips and falls. He has also successfully mediated cases covering a wide variety of topics such as product liability, construction defects, boundary line disputes, real estate development, water runoff, landlord/tenant disputes, HOA/resident disputes, nuisance claims, airport noise complaints, mortgage fraud, contract disputes, business break-ups, credit card debt and will contests…

Jo Ann Waddell

Support Staff

Jo Ann Waddell is a native of Tennessee, having grown up in the small town of Erwin.

Since moving to Georgia in 2004, Jo Ann has worked at the law firm of Downey & Cleveland, LLP, primarily as paralegal to Lee Welborn. Prior to working at Downey & Cleveland, she was a deputy court clerk in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Jo Ann and her husband live in Dallas. She enjoys spending time with her family, needlepointing and reading.

A Different Experience

Scheduling is easy. Click on SCHEDULE ONLINE anytime of the day or night to request a mediation date. For the personal touch, call Jo Ann Waddell at (770) 423-4197 anytime Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and she will be happy to confirm a date for you.

Canceling is easy. Things happen. We get it. No cancellation fee if you give us at least two business days’ notice. If you give us one day’s notice of cancellation or less, you still only pay a $150 per party cancellation fee.

Parking is easy. No “Push here for ticket.” No “Insert credit card.” Just pull into a free parking space only a few steps from the door and walk right in.

Lunch is easy. We provide lunch from local restaurants like Sugar Cakes Patisserie, McAlister’s Deli and Chick Fil A. We have cold soft drinks and bottled water in the refrigerator and hot coffee available all day.

Paying for mediation is easy. We use so you can use your credit card to pay your share of the mediation fee before you walk out the door. We also accept checks.

cole house

The Cole House was built by Henry Greene Cole in 1842 after he moved to Marietta from New York to work for the Western & Atlantic Railroad. In addition to his work as a railroad surveyor, he became owner of several local farms and the Marietta Hotel on the Marietta Square. Mr. Cole opposed secession, and during the Civil War he provided information on railroad topography and Confederate troop movements to the Union Army. He was arrested by the Confederates and briefly imprisoned in Charleston. Returning to Marietta upon his release, he lived again in the Cole House. He donated the land for the National Cemetery which is adjacent to the Cole House.

The Cole House is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The law firm of Downey & Cleveland purchased the building in 1973.

Contact Us

Cole House Mediation

288 Washington Avenue NE Marietta, Georgia 30060

(770) 423-4197

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