The team of paralegals and lawyers at Dyal Jenkins have extensive experience in bringing the law to your corner. We appreciate every member of our legal team that serves both our Elberton and Atlanta offices. As each member is integral to our day-to-day operations, here’s a brief introduction to the Dyal Jenkins Legal Team.
John Stephen Jenkins, Sr.
Steve Jenkins has been practicing law for over 50 years. He started practice in the Atlanta area prior to moving his family to Elberton in 1978. He has practiced in all areas of the law, as both an attorney and judge, so has a comprehensive understanding of the law across most legal areas.
Charles James “Jim” Jenkins II
Jim Jenkins has practiced law for over 10 years and has spent the past 5 years focusing primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Jim has a comprehensive knowledge of the law, having spent a year in nothing but real estate closings, and several years in a general practice.
Chris Dyal has practiced law for 10 years. Chris is licensed in both Georgia and Florida and has spent a great deal of time in criminal trial practice. He served as a prosecutor in the State of Florida prior to returning to Georgia to a private practice in general civil and criminal litigation. Chris has also recently been appointed to City Court Judge in Franklin County, GA.
Cody has practiced law for just over 8 years. He has significant experience in the areas of juvenile law, contracts, real estate, and estate planning. Cody is a licensed attorney in both Georgia and South Carolina.
Andretta is a wife, mother, and lover of humanity. Andretta has been a paralegal at Dyal Jenkins, P.C. for the past 6 years. She also has 23 years of experience as a real estate paralegal. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio Christian University and is currently enrolled in graduate school at Mercer University, pursuing an MS in Mental Health Counseling. She sits on the board of directors for Karibu Community Legacy, a nonprofit organization that works with women, children, and families who have been victims of domestic violence.
Kristen Partlow Simpson
Kristen is a Paralegal who serves in our Elberton office location. She is a wife and proud mother of three children. She has obtained both a bachelor’s degree in Pre-Law as well as a Paralegal Certificate. She began at Dyal Jenkins, P.C. as a Paralegal Intern in January of 2021 and was offered a full time Paralegal position in April 2021. Kristen started as a full time Paralegal in May 2021.
Lori, a native of Elbert County, is a Legal Assistant and the first point of contact in our Elberton office. With more than 30 years of combined experience in Customer Service and Office Administration (5 of which are in law firms), along with her passion for helping others, Lori stops at nothing to make all clients feel at home with the Dyal Jenkins family and at ease, keeping all information confidential and organized.
If you prefer to speak with a local lawyer, or a "lawyer near me", we are local to both Metro-Atlanta and Northeast Georgia. We can come to you in person or digitally, or you can come to our office; all it takes is making the right call. Dyal Jenkins.