JEFFREY ANDREW REYNOLDS
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
GA Bar Number: 136207
Juris Doctor, May 2014
Bachelor of Arts, History, 2011
July 2015- Present Lister and Holt, LLC, Jonesboro, GA
Staff Attorney, Assigned to Judge Aaron Mason’s Courtroom. Conducted three solo jury trials and second chaired two more. Successfully defended clients on all three. Draft, research, and conduct motions to suppress and grant immunity for the courtroom. Defend clients against numerous motions filed by the state. Prepare inter-office memorandum on evidence issues. Handle caseloads of up seventy new cases per month. Represent clients in the courtroom every day of the week. Conduct and defend clients in preliminary hearings. Negotiate with prosecutors on a daily basis regarding plea deals, dismissals, and alternative solutions to cases other than trial.
Chief Liaison to Clayton County Indigent Defense Office, interact daily with indigent defense office, monitor all clients appointed to the firm by indigent defense office, distribute all cases assigned to the firm to fellow attorneys at the firm. Supervise and make sure all indigent client’s constitutional requirements are met. Visit all assigned clients who do not speak English. Supervise two attorneys who retrieve all indigent defense applications. Log and make sure all applications are on record with the indigent defense office and with firm.
September 2014-July 2015 Clayton County District Attorney’s Office, Jonesboro, Georgia
Apprentice Assistant District Attorney, Aid with trial preparation, including writing motions in limine, evidence motions, and other pretrial motions. Conducted multiple grand jury indictments. Conducted hundreds of probation revocations hearings and plea agreements. Negotiated with defense attorneys and public defenders in pretrial conferences. Wrote multiple briefs and memos regarding different elements of both criminal law and evidence including two appellate briefs. Sat second chair in multiple felony trials, including voir dire examinations and direct examinations. Conducted multiple bond revocation hearings. Successfully conducted many probable cause preliminary hearings in Magistrate Court. Successfully first chair tried a VGCSA bench trial and a battery bench trial.
Summer 2013 Hall County Office of Solicitor General, Gainesville, Georgia
Third Year Practice Act Legal Intern, Conducted probable cause and bond application hearings; interview police officers, witnesses and victims; plea negotiations, successfully tried multiple bench trials and pretrial motion hearings. Conducted nearly all first appearance hearings.
Summer 2012 Summer and Summer, LLP, Gainesville, Georgia
Law Clerk, Aid with trial preparation; research pertinent legal issues; draft motions; observe wide range of judicial proceedings including arraignment, bench and jury trials, voir dire, and sentencing. Contiguously I observed many motions and hearings in the family law sector.
Summer 2011 Habitat For Humanity ReStore, Gainesville, Georgia
Truck Driver and Inventory Stocker, Drove the delivery truck to deliver and pick up goods donated and purchased at the store. Helped with the organization of inventory received and delivered daily.
Summer 2010 Chandler, Britt, Jay, and Beck, LLP, Buford, Georgia
June - August Legal Intern, Assisted with the preparation of case materials in eminent domain, personal injury, civil administration, employment, and other real estate disputes. Prepared inter-office memos regarding zoning and visual nuisance issues. File pleadings and motions with the court and serve opposing counsel, facilitate communication and correspondence from clients, track and record billable hours, assist in exhibit preparation for upcoming hearings and trials.
Summer 2008 Summer and Summer, LLP, Gainesville, Georgia
Legal Assistant, File pleadings and motions with the court and serve opposing counsel, facilitate communication and correspondence from clients, track and record billable hours, assist in exhibit preparation for upcoming hearings and trials. Helped organize and track campaign donations for the successful campaign of Ashley Bell for Hall County Commissioner.
Spring 2008 Dean’s List – Georgetown University – Washington, District of Columbia
Summer 2012 Graduate – Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques – Atlanta, Georgia
July 2014- Georgia