Nick M. Bajalia

Bajalia Law Firm, PC
Bajalia Law Firm, PC
1810 North Ashley Street, Suite 2, Valdosta, GA 31602 United States

Nick M. Bajalia, Sr. is a native of Valdosta, Georgia. He attended Valdosta State College between 1971 and 1973. In 1972, during his sophomore year at Valdosta State College, he joined Tau Kappa Epsilon Social Fraternity. After completing his sophomore year at Valdosta State College, he transferred to the University of Georgia in 1973, and enrolled in the Terry School of Business Administration.

While attending the University of Georgia, Mr. Bajalia founded and formed “Communiversity”, which is the equivalent of the Big Brother – Little Brother Program on the University of Georgia Campus. He served as a Big Brother to a needy youth during his entire time as a student at the University of Georgia. He graduated, with honors, from the Terry School of Business Administration at the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1975.

After graduating from UGA, Mr. Bajalia attended the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, from where he graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1979. During his third year of law school, he was asked to serve as the personal Law Clerk for the Honorable R. Macey Taylor, United States Magistrate, United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama.

Mr. Bajalia became a member of the State Bar of Georgia in 1979 and The Florida Bar in 1981. He first worked as an associate for the law firm of Coleman & Kitchens in Valdosta, Georgia. In 1980, he became a partner, and the law firm became known as Coleman, Kitchens & Bajalia. Later, he became associated with the law firm of Blackburn, Bright, Edwards and Dodd in Valdosta, Georgia. Mr. Bajalia founded and opened Bajalia Law Firm on May 3, 1982.

Mr. Bajalia is a member of the Episcopal Church. He is married to the former Monique Andrews. They have six (6) children and several grandchildren.

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Medical Malpractice

Trucking and Commercial Vehicle Collisions

Automobile, Motorcycle and Boating Collisions

Premises Liability and Dangerous Conditions

Defective Product Liability

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Criminal Defense

Insurance Bad Faith

Business Disputes and Commercial Litigation

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR):

Certified Mediator – Civil Mediation

Certified Mediator – Divorce and Family Mediation

Certified Arbitrator

Bar Admissions:

State Bar of Georgia

Trial Courts of Georgia

Florida Bar Association

Trial Courts of Florida

United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia

United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia

Court of Appeals of Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

Supreme Court of Florida

Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Membership and Service:

State Bar of Georgia

General Practice & Trial Section

Torts & Insurance Practice Section

Criminal Law Section

Legal Economics Section

Dispute Resolution Section

Valdosta Bar Association

Past Secretary

Past Chair for Law Week Celebration Committee

Florida Bar Association

Georgia Civil Justice Foundation

The People’s Law School (1995 and 2005)

American Bar Association

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section

American Association for Justice

Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Past Member – Executive Committee

Past Vice President – Southern Judicial Circuit

Past Member – Executive Council of Vice Presidents – Second Congressional District

Past Chairman – Board of Trustees of the Political Action Committee

Past Chairman – Judicial Affairs Committee

Past Member – Legislative Affairs Committee

Past Member – Governmental Affairs Committee

Past Member – Continuing Legal Education Committee

Past Chairman – Continuing Legal Education Seminars

Past Chairman – GTLA Brief Bank Committee

Motor Vehicle/Product Liability Section

Trucking Section

Southern Trial Lawyers Association

The National Trial Lawyers

Best Attorneys of America

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

Attorney and Practice Magazine

American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

Founding Member

American Institute of DUI/DWUI Attorneys

Valdosta Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

South Georgia Partnership to End Homelessness

Member, Board of Directors

Epiphany Prison Ministry

Past Member, Board of Directors

Professional Honors and Awards:

Best Attorneys of America

Lifetime Charter Membership

Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion – Platinum

Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award

Martindale-Hubbell America’s Most Honored Award

Avvo Superb Rating

Avvo 10.0 Rating

Avvo Client’s Choice Award

National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers – Civil Plaintiff

National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers – Criminal Defense

National Trial Lawyers: Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association Top 25

National Trial Lawyers: Trucking Trial Lawyers Associations Top 10

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys – 10 Best

America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys

American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys – 10 Best

Attorney and Practice Magazine – Top 10 Attorney in Criminal Defense

American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys – 10 Best in Georgia

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