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  Jessica C. Samford
Associate
Direct Dial: 770.303.8640
Fax: 770.937.9960
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Jessica C. Samford practices in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Insurance Coverage and Professional Liability sections.  Ms. Samford defends legal professionals as part of the Lawyers Liability Practice Team and, on the insurance side, has experience representing insurance professionals and insurance companies in various liability and bad faith claims in and out of the courtroom.  A large part of Ms. Samford’s practice also includes insurance coverage analysis and litigation, including declaratory judgment actions.  

She is also actively involved in the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Cobb program as a member of the 2017-2018 class.

Before joining Freeman Mathis & Gary, Ms. Samford clerked for the Honorable Clay D. Land of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.  She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law, magna cum laude, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif. She also served as an articles editor for the Georgia Law Review and a teaching assistant for Legal Research & Writing and has received awards for excellence in Evidence and in Legal Research and Writing.  During law school, Ms. Samford also interned for Chief Judge Lawton E. Stephens of the Superior Court of Athens-Clarke County.

Prior to law school, Ms. Samford earned two undergraduate degrees - her Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business with an emphasis in Legal Studies and her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish - from the University of Georgia, where she graduated summa cum laude and with Highest Honors from the Honors Program. 

 

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