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Cory D. Raines

Cory D. Raines

Atlanta attorney practicing personal injury, business and entertainment law!
  • Business Law, Entertainment & Sports Law, Personal Injury
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Attorney Raines has represented individuals and organizations in a variety of business and civil matters. Prior to founding Raines Legal Group, P.C., he worked for two Atlanta area law firms where he focused on litigation and bankruptcy. His current practice primarily consists of representing established and emerging entertainment and sports professionals. He specializes in drafting contracts, business consulting, general representation and has successfully negotiated and closed licensing, management, touring, and record deals for his diverse client list. As a litigator, he has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for his clients through lawsuits involving civil liability and business disputes. He has appeared before federal district court and has practiced in the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia

Attorney Raines earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Spanish from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. During his time in law school, he served as a legal intern for the Coca-Cola Company, clerked for several law firms and legal organizations, and served as a Faculty Research Fellow for Professor Matthew I. Hall.

With the creation of Raines Legal Group, he is committed to the practice of law and is dedicated to helping his clients successfully resolve their legal issues. Attorney Raines was born in Atlanta, Georgia and enjoys listening to music, trying new restaurants, and watching sports.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations for Personal Injury cases and paid consultations for Business/Entertainment & Sports/Litigation cases.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Hourly rates for Business/Entertainment & Sports /Litigation cases.
  • Contingent Fees
    Personal Injury Cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Scheduled a consultation below:
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia Court of Appeals
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Supreme Court of Georgia
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court
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  • English
Professional Experience
Founder & Managing Attorney
Raines Legal Group, P.C.
- Current
The University of Georgia School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Law
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.B.A. | Marketing and Spanish
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Professional Associations
Georgia Court of Appeals
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Supreme Court of Georgia
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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia
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State Bar of Georgia
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Member - Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Court of Appeals
Member - Supreme Court of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Member - State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
Member - Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court
Websites & Blogs
Raines Legal Group, P.C. Website
Raines Legal Group, P.C. Blog
Legal Answers
18 Questions Answered
Q. Can a debt collector put a lien on my home if my daughter is on the mortgage as well and the debt is not hers
A: In Georgia, the creditor would first have to sue you in one of the state courts and then obtain a judgment against you. Then that creditor can record that judgment on any property that you have, real or personal property. This includes any property that is owned by multiple parties including that debtor regardless if the other owners are responsible for the debt or not. However, the creditor would only be entitled to a lien that is equivalent to their ownership percentage share in that property. For example, if A and B own a real property equally, then a judgment creditor could place a lien on the real property but only for half of the real property's value.
Q. If you are licensed to carry in ga and you point a gun at someone and they take a warrant do you automatically do time
A: This question is vague and without more cannot be adequately answered. However, licensed or not you do have the right to protect yourself from imminent threats of harm or danger posed by others. Specifically, under Georgia law, you may stand your ground and use reasonable force to defend yourself and others from threats of unlawful force, even if you have a chance to flee. However, this is not an absolute rule and there are exceptions to self defense and those include: You are initial aggressor You provoked attack You were committing or attempting to commit a felony Again, your initial questions is vague, so whether you do time or not depends on additional details missing from your question.
Q. My daughter got drunk and started trying to put her hands on everybody and busted my house window so I called the police
A: She will have to either hire a private attorney or be assigned a public defender to help defend these serious charges, which could and should have been avoided by not calling the police in the first place. Whether you want press charges or not against your daughter is out of your hands because now the police and the solicitor or prosecutor will make the ultimate decision. It is recommended you reach out to some criminal defense attorneys or the public defender's office.
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Contact & Map
Raines Legal Group, P.C.
One Alliance Center
3500 Lenox Road N.E., Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: (404) 682-9885
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Due the ongoing Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, law firm operations are being performed remotely.