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Lee Welborn

Lee Welborn is an Atlanta native, having grown up in College Park underneath the flight paths of airplanes flying in and out of Hartsfield Atlanta Airport. He obtained a history degree from Georgia State University in 1985, and a law degree from the University of Georgia Law School in 1988. While in law school, Lee had the privilege of studying under Professor Perry Sentell who instilled a life-long love of tort law. He also participated in moot court. Lee has been a practicing attorney at the law firm of Downey & Cleveland, LLP since 1988. His practice has consisted primarily of handling the defense of cases arising from automobile accidents, premises liability and construction accidents, but he has also represented plaintiffs and obtained six-figure verdicts and seven-figure settlements for his clients. He has tried 125 civil jury trials across the state of Georgia, primarily in Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cherokee and Bartow Counties, but also as far north as Dade County, as far south as Atkinson County, as far east as Columbia County, and as far west as Muscogee County. He has tried cases in U.S. District Court in Rome and Valdosta. He has presented argument in the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and has over 25 reported appellate decisions. Lee has been a host and speaker at a number of continuing legal education seminars on a number of topics including jury selection and mediation. Lee founded Cole House Mediation in 2006 and has mediated a wide range of disputes, everything from boundary line disputes, airplane noise, negligent construction, slip and falls, dog bites, debt collection and car wrecks. Lee is an author, having published “Surviving College Park” in 2013, and has written a novel entitled “Jungle Money” which is expected to be released in late 2021. He and his wife Julie live in Acworth and are actively involved in church and ministry to children in foster care.

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