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R. Jeffrey Ellington


0V3A3999Jeffrey was born and raised in Thomaston, Georgia.  He graduated from Upson-Lee High School in 1994 and then attended the University of Georgia where he graduated with honors with a degree in Political Science.  While in high school and during his undergrad studies, Jeffrey worked at his family owned business in Thomaston.  Because Jeffrey’s mom was a lifelong educator, Jeffrey felt the need to continue his education and, therefore, decided to go to law school. He attended Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia and graduated with his Juris Doctorate degree in 2001. While in law school, Jeffrey began working at Virgil L. Brown & Associates.  Because he grew up in the law enforcement community (his dad is a retired Georgia State Trooper), Jeffrey fit right in and the transition into dealing with the judicial system was seamless. After passing the bar in October 2001, Jeffrey started practicing  law at Virgil L. Brown & Associates.

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Jeffrey has two children, Erin and Ethan.  Erin has been a gymnast since 2006 and has been competing with her gym’s travel competition team since 2009. Ethan has been playing baseball and competing with his team’s travel team since 2011.  Needless to say, between traveling with his children’s competition teams and continuing to run his family business, Jeffrey’s life is hectic, but he still finds time to devote to his passion, the practice of law. He treats each case as if it is his only case and strives to reach the best result for each and every client.  Jeffrey says that “if you don’t lose sleep over your clients’ cases and if you don’t lie in bed at night mentally reciting arguments on your clients’ behalf, then you don’t have your clients’ best interest at heart and you need to find something else to do in life.”

Email Jeffrey directly at jeffrey@virgilbrownlaw.com.

Professional Admissions:

State Bar of Georgia: 2001- present

Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Ranking and Membership:

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Courts Admitted to:

  • Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia – 2001 – Present

  • Superior Courts and all other lower Courts of the State of Georgia – 2001 – Present