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Charlie B. Tanksley

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Local Address:  Georgia , United States
The Barnes Law Group LLC
31 Atlanta Street
Marietta , Georgia 30060
United States

Company Description: Barnes Law Group is a specialty litigation firm anchored by one of the nation's preeminent trial lawyers and Georgia's former Governor, Roy E. Barnes. The firm...   more

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  • B.A. , Economics and History
    University of Virginia
  • J.D. degree
    University of Georgia School of Law
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Barnes Law Group, LLC | Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys | Atlanta Georgia, 22 Dec 2014 [cached]
Charles B. Tanksley
Charles B. Tanksley
Georgia Watch – Protecting Consumers, Promoting Transparency, Empowering Citizens » Board of Directors, 11 Nov 2014 [cached]
Charlie Tanksley, Founding Partner, The Barnes Law Group, LLC
Barnes Law Group : Making It Right, 3 Sept 2008 [cached]
Charles B. Tanksley
Charlie Tanksley is a trial attorney who knows what it takes to obtain justice from an individual, corporation, or government institution that does not choose to do justice on its own.He inherited this understanding from his father, Judge Jeptha Tanksley, a graduate of West Point and a young army officer who lost both legs and an eye, yet learned to walk on artificial legs, attended law school, and became a successful attorney, judge, and public servant.
This example informs and inspires Charlie every time he undertakes to make it right for an individual or small business that has suffered a real injustice.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Charlie Tanksley graduated from the University of Virginia in 1974 with a B.A. in Economics and History and received his J.D. degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1978.
In 1984, Charlie and Roy Barnes established the firm of Barnes, Browning, Tanksley and Casurella where Charlie did trial work with Roy Barnes until Barnes was elected Governor in 1998.In 1984, Charlie and Roy Barnes established the firm of Barnes, Browning, Tanksley and Casurella where Charlie did trial work with Roy Barnes until Barnes was elected Governor in 1998.
During his thirty year career, Charlie Tanksley has tried more than one hundred cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, medical and other professional malpractice, and breach of contract for failure to pay or failure to perform obligations of a contract.His primary interest is in representing individuals and small businesses against powerful individuals, insurance companies, and large business or government institutions.
He is admitted to practice in all the trial courts of the State of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, The United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Cobb County Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association and Lawyers Club of Atlanta.He has served on the State Bar of Georgia Advisory Committee on Legislation And the Evidence Study Committee of the State Bar of Georgia.In 1994 Charlie Tanksley was elected to the first of five two year terms in the Georgia State Senate where he served as Chairman of the Special Judiciary Committee, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and a Governor's Floor Leader.He was precluded from seeking reelection in 2004 as a result of a federal lawsuit over reapportionment of state legislative districts.
BoD, 9 June 2015 [cached]
Charlie Tanksley, Political Chair
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice Womble Carlyle News, 6 July 2004 [cached]
Georgia Senator Charles B. Tanksley Joins Government Relations Practice Group
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice Womble Carlyle News
Georgia Senator Charles B. Tanksley Joins Government Relations Practice Group
Five-Term Georgia Senator Joins Atlanta Office
ATLANTA, GA, JULY 6, 2004 - Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC today announced that Charles B. Tanksley, five-term member of the Georgia Senate, has joined the firm in its Atlanta, GA office.Tanksley will be Of Counsel with the firm's Government Relations Practice Group.
"I am thrilled about the opportunity to return to private practice with a firm of Womble Carlyle,s prestige," Tanksley said."Having worked with several Womble Carlyle attorneys throughout my years as senator and as a former litigator, I am well aware of the firm,s excellent reputation in Georgia and throughout the Southeast region.I look forward to being a part of the dynamic growth at this firm."
Tanksley, who will practice in Womble Carlyle,s Government Relations Practice Group, is completing his fifth and final term as a member of the Georgia Senate, where he was first elected in 1994.Tanksley served as Senate floor leader from 1998 to 2002 for former governor Roy E. Barnes, his former law partner.During his tenure, Tanksley also served as Chairman of the Senate Special Judiciary Committee from 1998 to 2002 and later as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.
"We are delighted and honored to have Charlie on board to help build Womble Carlyle,s government relations practice in Georgia," said Steven S. Dunlevie, Managing Member of the firm,s Atlanta office.
Prior to his political career, Tanksley was a partner with Browning & Tanksley, LLP (formerly Barnes, Browning & Tanksley, LLP) in Marietta, Georgia, where he was a litigator defending medical malpractice clients and representing plaintiffs in personal injury actions and business disputes.Before that, Tanksley began his law practice with an insurance defense firm.A seasoned litigator for more than 26 years, Tanksley has tried approximately 180 jury trials to verdict.
"Given Charlie,s extensive trial background, we are extremely excited about the breadth and depth of experience that Charlie will bring to our business litigation practice, in addition to his government relations work," said Nisbet S. "Ken" Kendrick III, a member in Womble Carlyle,s Business Litigation Practice Group.
Tanksley will begin work at Womble Carlyle on August 1, 2004, and will contribute immediately to the firm,s business litigation practice.Upon completion of his term with the General Assembly in December 2004, Tanksley will become fully engaged in his work of building Womble Carlyle,s government relations practice in Georgia.
Tanksley joins a seasoned government relations practice team at Womble Carlyle, which is led by Burley B. Mitchell, Jr., former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, and includes James B. Hunt, Jr., former four-term Governor of North Carolina.
In addition to his litigation practice and political career, Tanksley has been an active member of the Georgia Bar and other professional organizations.He has served on the State Bar Advisory Committee on Legislation (1989-91) and the State Bar Evidence Study Committee (2003-04), and was Vice Chairman of the Code Revision Commission of the Office of Lieutenant Governor.He has been Vice President of the Georgia Association of Trial Lawyers since 1989.Tanksley received a B.A. degree from the University of Virginia in 1974 and a J.D. degree from the University of Georgia in 1978.
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