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James B. TrotterPartner
Location: Augusta, Georgia
Phone: (706) 737-3138
Fax: (706) 738-3973
Email: E-mail Me

Jim’s practice focuses on real estate development and transactions, and commercial litigation. He has represented numerous individuals and businesses in the Augusta area acquire real estate, refinance it, and also prosecute and defend commercial litigation when necessary. He has collected past due accounts for businesses, and has experience collecting judgments by levying on real and personal property. Jim was born and raised in Augusta. He is married to Kim, and they have three children, Barrett, Sara Beth and Ellie.

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Real Estate and Business Transactions
  • 25% Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2000


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. magna cum laude – 2000
    • Law Review: Georgia Law Review, Notes Editor, 1998 – 1999
  • Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
    • B.A. cum laude – 1997
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Georgia Rising Star, 2006 – 2007
  • Super Lawyers, Georgia Rising Star, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Augusta Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2010 – 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Deacon, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2010 – 2013
  • Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Easter Seals East Georgia, Inc., 2005 – 2011
  • Board of Trustees, Episcopal Day School, 2009 – 2015
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Episcopal Day School, 2011 – 2013
  • Board of Directors, CSRA Community Foundation, 2015 – present
  • Board of Directors, Augusta Country Club, 2015 – present


  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon

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Our Client Reviews

Trotter Jones, LLP

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 17 reviews

Jason Redman

We had a recent real estate closing here and just wanted to say that Sarah Karahalios was amazing to work with. We work with a lot of law offices and Sarah made this transaction smooth and easy.

Jonathan Aceves

After three weeks with another attorney in town who could not complete our closing involving a complicated title search, I called Attorney Jim Trotter, who said no problem and that we could close in two weeks. Not only did he deliver as promised, but he also answered emails promptly, even on his vacation, AND he foresaw a potential problem and took measures to proactively fix it. My husband and I are very impressed with Mr. Trotter's knowledge and professionalism, and his prices are reasonable as well. OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!

Kirby Yawn

In both a personal and professional setting I've been completed satisfied with the level of service and expertise received from Trotter Jones, LLP. They are extremely good communicators and diligently work in the absolute best interest of their clients. Relying on a team like theirs allows for peace of mind throughout the entire process. Kudos to Trotter Jones for building a respected and well rounded business.

Meghan Bishop

The Trotter Jones Firm is a valued asset in the Augusta area. I have had multiple dealings and closings at this firm and each attorney I have dealt with has always treated me with respect. I would highly recommend this firm for any of your legal issues. I am confident that you will be pleased, no matter the issue.

Boris Peysakhov

I recently (as a consultant) worked on a large real estate transaction with Jim Totter of Trotter Jones where we both represented the same client. Working with Jim was nothing short of a pleasure as his professionalism, promptness, knowledge and experience played a key role in representing the best interests of our client. I would recommend Jim to anyone looking for representation in the state of GA.

Donny Rogers

They provide quality work and assistance with our growing business. Response time to inquiries, questions, ideas, are exceptionally fast and accurate. We look forward to a bright and positive future alongside Trotter Jones, LLP. Highly recommend!!

Jordan Collier

We rely on Jim, David, and the rest of the team at Trotter Jones for all of our legal needs. Their counsel is sought for all of our real estate and business transactions. It is truly a pleasure to have them represent us.

Kendal Jones

We have worked with Trotter Jones for more than 15 years - from simple residential real estate closings to complicated business transactions, the Trotter Jones attorneys and staff are exceptionally responsive and great to work with.