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James Clifton

James Clifton

The Clifton Law Firm, LLC
  • Bankruptcy, Probate, Foreclosure Defense ...
  • California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Texas
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Biography

James Clifton is the founding member of The Clifton Law Firm, LLC and oversees the firm's multi-state practice. During the course of his career, James has focused primarily on real property, bankruptcy, wills, trusts, and estates. Additionally, he possesses vast experience in suits to quiet title, real property and commercial lending transactions, comprehensive contract formation, title insurance claims, will drafting, estate planning, and probate litigation.

On the weekends, James enjoys donating his time to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation's Saturday Lawyer Program where he represents indigent clients on a pro bono basis. In addition, he represented Fayette County in the Georgia Attorney General’s state wide food drive, The Legal Food Frenzy. In the past, he has served as an elected member of the Executive Council of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division and is a graduate of the prestigious Young Lawyer Leadership Academy. James is also a past president of the Fayette County Bar Association.

James is a member of the American Bar Association and its Real Property, Trust, and Estate Section. He is also an active member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and its Real Property Law Section, Bankruptcy Section, and Creditor's Rights Section; the Florida Bar and its Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section; the State Bar of California and its Real Property Law Section; the State Bar of Texas and its Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section; and the District of Columbia Bar and its Real Property Law Section.

In addition to the state licensures, James is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. On May 14, 2012, James was sworn into the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Foreclosure Defense
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    All consultations are free.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    For any accident or personal injury cases, we only get paid if you get paid.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We accept all major credit cards.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 270535
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 1004023
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Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 0064755
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Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24074043
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
The Clifton Law Firm, LLC
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Education
Florida Coastal School of Law
J.D. (2008) | Law
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Honors: Graduated 17th in the class with Cum Laude honors. Governors Merit Scholarship Recipient.
Activities: Real Property, Trust, and Estates Law Society, Sports Law Society
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.S. (2003) | Psychology
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Honors: Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.A. (2003) | Political Science
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Honors: Hope Scholarship Recipient
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Awards
Peer Reviewed (5/5)
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Services
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 270535
Member
Current
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District of Columbia Bar  # 1004023
Member
Current
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State Bar of Texas  # 24074043
Member
- Current
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The Florida Bar  # 0064755
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association  # 01323032
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Georgia
Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered
Q. Can I get the mortgage amount and renovations cost from the estate of my deceased parents?
A: If you and your siblings cannot agree regarding the reimbursement, this will be a question that must be presented to the probate court. You would present your case as a subsequent creditor of the estate for estate debts incurred and seek reimbursement. The documentation you have will be helpful in proving your claim.
Q. I got message via email(digidoc) that both parties had signed the session, is that legally binding for both parties?
A: You can download a copy of the document and verify that the other party has signed it. There will be a digital time stamp with the other party's signature if they have in fact signed. Follow the Digidoc instructions to retrieve the signed document.
Q. I was served a writ of possession, and had it stayed by the court, but they lifted the stay does it need to be re-served
A: If the stay has been lifted, the original writ can now be enforced by the sheriff. No new writ has to issue or be served. The sheriff will show up when the landlord schedules the writ to be executed. It could be any day now that the stay is lifted.
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Contact & Map
The Clifton Law Firm, LLC
125 Flat Creek Trail
Suite 120
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Telephone: (770) 828-7339
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
The Clifton Law Firm, LLC
10 The Boulevard
Suite 104
Newnan, GA 30263
Telephone: (770) 828-7339