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James Clifton

James Clifton

The Clifton Law Firm, LLC
  • Bankruptcy, Probate, Foreclosure Defense ...
  • California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Texas
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Biography

James Clifton is the founding member of The Clifton Law Firm, LLC and oversees the firm's multi-state practice. During the course of his career, James has focused primarily on real property, bankruptcy, wills, trusts, and estates. Additionally, he possesses vast experience in suits to quiet title, real property and commercial lending transactions, comprehensive contract formation, title insurance claims, will drafting, estate planning, and probate litigation.

On the weekends, James enjoys donating his time to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation's Saturday Lawyer Program where he represents indigent clients on a pro bono basis. In addition, he represented Fayette County in the Georgia Attorney General’s state wide food drive, The Legal Food Frenzy. In the past, he has served as an elected member of the Executive Council of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division and is a graduate of the prestigious Young Lawyer Leadership Academy. James is also a past president of the Fayette County Bar Association.

James is a member of the American Bar Association and its Real Property, Trust, and Estate Section. He is also an active member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and its Real Property Law Section, Bankruptcy Section, and Creditor's Rights Section; the Florida Bar and its Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section; the State Bar of California and its Real Property Law Section; the State Bar of Texas and its Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section; and the District of Columbia Bar and its Real Property Law Section.

In addition to the state licensures, James is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. On May 14, 2012, James was sworn into the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice Areas
Bankruptcy
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Probate
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Foreclosure Defense
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    All consultations are free.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    For any accident or personal injury cases, we only get paid if you get paid.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We accept all major credit cards.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 270535
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 1004023
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Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 0064755
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Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24074043
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Courts for the Northern & Middle Districts of Georgia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
The Clifton Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Candidate for Georgia House of Representatives
Georgia House of Representatives
Candidate for Georgia State Senate
Georgia State Senate
Partner
Consumer Attorney Services
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Managing Attorney - Georgia Operations
Albertelli Law
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Law Clerk 2008
Education
Florida Coastal School of Law
J.D. (2008) | Law
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Honors: Graduated 17th in the class with cum laude honors; Governors Merit Scholarship Recipient
Activities: Real Property, Trust, and Estates Law Society, Sports Law Society
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.S. (2003) | Psychology
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Honors: Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.A. (2003) | Political Science
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Honors: Hope Scholarship Recipient
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Awards
Good Rating
Avvo
Peer Reviewed (5/5)
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Services
Professional Associations
Executive Council of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division
Elected Member
Current
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District of Columbia Bar  # 1004023
Member
- Current
Activities: Real Property Law Section
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Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Volunteer Attorney
- Current
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State Bar of Texas  # 24074043
Member
- Current
Activities: Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
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State Bar of California  # 270535
Member
- Current
Activities: Real Property Law Section
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The Florida Bar  # 0064755
Member
- Current
Activities: Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
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American Bar Association  # 01323032
Member
- Current
Activities: Real Property, Trust, and Estate Section
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State Bar of Georgia
Member
- Current
Activities: Real Property Law Section, Bankruptcy Section, and Creditor's Rights Section
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Certifications
Notary Public
Fayette County Clerk of Court
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
238 Questions Answered
Q. on a warranty deed my father's name as well as my step moms and one step sister with grantor and grantess to include ..
A: It depends on a few factors. If the deed was held as joint tenants with right of survivorship, then your step sister is the current owner of the property. If the deed was held as tenants in common, then whether you inherited your father's portion would depend on whether he left a will and whether you were a named beneficiary in his will. If he did not have a will, you would be considered an heir and would be entitled to a portion of the property. However, you could not legally exclude other heirs like your step mom's heirs.

Schedule a free consultation to confirm the status of your father's estate and your inheritance.
Q. I signed a mutual cancellation agreement May 1. May 2nd their lawyer records a Pendency of Action. Is this breach of cnt
A: It depends on the terms of the Mutual Termination of Agreement. If that agreement waives all rights for either party to pursue the other party for breach of contract, then a Pendency of Action should not have been filed. Ideally, the buyer's attorney will release the Pendency of Action and dismiss any lawsuit if the Mutual Termination waives the right of the buyer to pursue a lawsuit.

Schedule a free consultation to make sure your interest in the property is protected.
Q. “Can I file a wage loss claim with the TNC endorsement in the event of a comprehensive accident?”
A: TNC (Transportation Network Company) endorsements are insurance policies designed to provide coverage for drivers who are operating their vehicles for ridesharing services such as Uber or Lyft. These endorsements typically provide coverage for certain types of accidents and incidents that occur while the driver is actively engaged in providing ridesharing services.

Whether you can file a wage loss claim with a TNC endorsement in the event of an accident would depend on the specific terms and coverage provided by the endorsement policy. Generally, TNC endorsements primarily cover liability, collision, and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage while a driver is engaged in ridesharing activities.

Wage loss coverage, which compensates drivers for lost income due to injuries sustained in an accident, may or may not be included in a TNC endorsement. Some endorsements may offer this type of coverage as part of their policy, while others may not.

Schedule a free consultation to confirm if the TNC endorsement would cover lost wages.
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Contact & Map
The Clifton Law Firm, LLC
Headquarters
125 Flat Creek Trail
Suite 120
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Telephone: (770) 828-7339
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
The Clifton Law Firm, LLC
Fayette County Office
10 The Boulevard
Suite 104
Newnan, GA 30263
Telephone: (770) 828-7339