L. J. (Jack) Overman has an extensive history in represented clients for almost thirty (30) years in complex litigation matters. Known as one of the bowtie lawyers, Jack Overman has experience in and is available to assist you in various legal specialties for complex criminal and civil litigation, including an extensive practice in resolving title issues in complex real estate litigation and quiet title actions). Jack's primary areas of expertise are probate matters, including wills and complex estates, civil litigation and administrative matters, with specialties in representing entities in the aviation industry. In doing so, he has been recognized as the attorney to go to for issues to resolve Probate, Real Estate, Federal Administrative Matters, especially in the complex Federal Aviation Administration System. Other attorneys consistently make referrals to our office for these matters as well.
Jack has represented individuals, business entities, and business owners in various forms of legal disputes in Probate, Juvenile, State, Superior, and Federal Court. He has also argued in federal and state courts and has repeatedly negotiated, litigated, and resolved disputes in the State of Georgia, as well as Federal issues throughout the United States..
Jack gained priceless knowledge and experience while working for the Federal Aviation Administration, in Atlanta and Washington Headquarters. He was instrumental in the National Airspace Review, and worked in the Airspace and Air Traffic Rules Division in promulgation regulatory reform within the aviation system. His experience in this area has created the expertise that is in demand in the aviation industry, concerning pilot violations and airspace use by business entities and individuals. He is also appointed as Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia. This has created the groundwork for an overall successful legal career, in specialized areas of the law which most attorneys do not possess. Jack, along with his associate attorney, Jonathan Emily and Antonio, have shared this dream, and after years of handling many different legal matters, now pursue their goals to provide strong ethical representation, and advocate with an extremely competitive nature, traits that truly flourish in the legal setting.
Jack is from Stantonsburg, North Carolina, and received his Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University. He graduated from Emory University Law School and became a member of the State Bar of Georgia in 1990 and Florida Bar in 1998.
Known as one of the bowtie lawyers, Jonathan Overman has experience in and is available to assist you in various legal specialties ranging from complex criminal and civil litigation to traffic citations and DUI cases. Jonathan's primary areas of expertise are criminal law, wills and estates, and civil litigation, including a wide range of issues such as personal injury, and contract disputes; among others. In doing so, Jonathan is known as the attorney to go to for Juvenile Criminal Delinquency matters, criminal defense, traffic citations, auto accidents, and drafting wills in the South Atlanta Metro Area. Other attorneys consistently make referrals to our office for these matters as well.
Jonathan has represented individuals, business entities, and business owners in various forms of legal disputes in State, Superior, and Federal Court. He has also argued against large insurance companies and has repeatedly negotiated, litigated, and resolved disputes with law firms from all over the state of Georgia.
Jonathan gained priceless legal training and knowledge while working for the Fayette County District Attorney's Office as a third-year law student and clerking as well as an associate attorney for the Special Assistant Attorney General of Georgia, L. J. (Jack) Overman. This laid the groundwork for a successful legal career and strong work ethic. Jonathan has always had the ambition to build an honest hardworking legal practice that represented a spectrum of clients, from individuals with a traffic ticket to corporations in need of assistance for complex matters. Fortunately, L.J. Overman, and a former colleague, Rebecca Dehbozorgi, from the Fayette District Attorney's Office, shared this dream, and after years of handling many different legal matters, decided to pursue their goals together. Jonathan, Jack, and Becky, share a tireless work ethic and extremely competitive nature, traits that truly flourish in the legal setting.
Jonathan grew up in Fayetteville Georgia and attended Woodward Academy. After graduating from Clemson University, Jonathan earned his law degree from Western Michigan University's Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
In his free time, Jonathan enjoys playing lacrosse for the East Cobb Hedgehogs Club Adult Lacrosse Team, where he was elected Captain for the 2017 season. He is also an avid golfer and loves to escape to the beach whenever possible.
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Emily Long grew up in Peachtree City, Georgia and attended McIntosh High School. She then attended the University of Georgia. After graduating from UGA in 2014, she worked as a foster care case manager for The Division of Family and Children Services in Oconee County before moving to Macon, Georgia to attend Mercer Law School.
During her time at Mercer, Emily interned for Lars Anderson in Macon, Georgia and the Honorable Pandora Palmer in McDonough, Georgia. During her time with Mr. Anderson and Judge Palmer, Emily's focus was primarily Family and Criminal Law. Emily served as President of the Fellowship of Adolescent Mentors, an organization that aids in providing underprivileged youth with resources to succeed. She was also a student of the Bootle Inn of Court.
Now, Emily enjoys being able to use her knowledge and experience from working as a DFCS case manager to assist Jack Overman with his duties as Special Assistant Attorney General and in other matters involving juvenile law. Emily also has experience with criminal, personal injury, and probate matters.
Emily understands the importance of a strong work ethic, organization, communication, and honesty. She strives to give her clients the best possible experience, no matter what their legal needs may be.
In her free time, Emily enjoys going deer hunting with her father, volunteering at Promise Place in Fayetteville, Georgia by speaking at their annual Teen Dating Violence Summit, visiting her grandparents in St. Simons, and spending time with Sanford and her cat, Maple.
Emily has a service dog, Sanford, who can be found wandering around the office when he is not by her feet. Sanford attended Mercer Law with Emily and is lovingly referred to as an "Attorney at Paw." In Sanford's free time he likes to steal lacrosse balls from Jonathan Overman's office and cuddle with his stuffed porcupine.
Emily received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia before graduating in 2014. She graduated from Mercer's Walter F. George School of Law in 2019 and became a member of the State Bar of Georgia in 2019.
Born to two hard working parents, Antonio Stanfield, Jr. was raised in Atlanta, GA, along with his younger brother, Mario, to honor God, work hard, and to be successful. It is this foundation that has carried him throughout his life and legal career as an associate attorney at Overman & Overman, LLC. While growing up in Atlanta, GA, Antonio always knew that he would be successful, but it wasn't until after he graduated from Fisk University, with a major in Spanish, that he finally knew that he wanted to become an attorney.
With the drive that was instilled in him from an early age, Antonio set upon the application process of applying to law school, and made the decision to attend the University of Missouri School of Law, where he was the recipient of the Michael T. Bramble Scholarship Award. While at the University of Missouri, affectionately called "Mizzou" by its students and alumni, Antonio found his love for legal research and writing, written and oral advocacy, and litigation. Having already been buttressed by an internship with the State Office of Prosecution Services during his first year of law school, Antonio also interned with the United States Attorney's Office during his second year of law school. His internship with the United States Attorney's Office further confirmed for Antonio that he knew he wanted to be a litigator and spend much of his time in the courtroom.
During his law school studies, Antonio was also a member of the University of Missouri Mock Trial Team, where he was able to compete in various regional competitions, which further seasoned his litigation skills from both the plaintiff's, and the defense's point of view. During Antonio's third year of law school, he worked for a securities and compliance law firm, which gave him the added experience of working in a transactional law firm environment. Upon graduating from the University of Missouri School of Law, Antonio graduated Order of
Barristers; a graduate honor that is bestowed upon ten members of each graduating class that exemplify outstanding written and oral advocacy skills throughout their law school careers.
Before joining Overman & Overman, Antonio practiced as an attorney by handling criminal defense matters, contract litigation matters, landlord tenant matters, and other litigation-oriented tasks. Now known as one of the bowtie lawyers, Antonio uses his litigation and courtroom experience to assist clients in various types of cases, ranging from criminal defense, to contract disputes, to personal injury matters.
Antonio is a member of Resurrection House For All Nations church, where he is active on a number of different ministries. In his spare time, Antonio enjoys reading, playing the saxophone, working out, and watching sports. Antonio is married to the lovely Shanique Stanfield, and they reside in the Fayetteville, GA area.
Sanford Tate Long is Overman and Overman's "Attorney at Paw." Sanford is a yellow Labrador and Emily's service dog trained to assist her with Type One Diabetes and anxiety. Sanford attended all three years of law school with Emily at Mercer in Macon, Georgia. His favorite past times include chasing Jonathan Overman's lacrosse balls through the office and cuddling with his stuffed porcupine under Emily's desk.