D. Bradley (Brad) Folsom

D. Bradley (Brad) Folsom

Location:
Valdosta, Georgia
Phone:
229-245-7823
Fax:
229-245-7825
Email:

Mr. Folsom, a partner in the firm, specializes in the representation of our bank clients in a number of different areas, as well as representation of our business clients, in a variety of litigation matters.  Mr. Folsom also is the approved SBA closing attorney for the Southern Georgia Regional Commission and maintains a municipal law practice as the City Attorney for Remerton, Georgia.  Mr. Folsom is the managing partner for the firm’s Valdosta office, but also practices in the firm’s offices in Albany, Savannah and Atlanta. 

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Mercer University
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Business

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2005
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2000
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2001

Honors and Awards

  • State Bar of Georgia Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service, 2011 - Present
  • Named to the Inaugural Class of the “Southwest Georgia 40 Under 40” by the Albany Herald
  • Artesian Sertoma Club, President 2002-2003, Chairman of the Board 2003-2004
  • Easter Seals of Southwest Georgia, Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board 2003-2004
  • Board of Ethics City of Albany, member 1999-2006
  • Leadership Lowndes Class of 2007
  • Leadership Albany Class of 2006
  • Open Arms, former board member
  • Habitat for Humanity, volunteer
  • Christmas in April, volunteer
  • Mercer University President’s Club

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Business Section, Member
  • Creditor Rights Section, Member
  • Real Property Law Section, Member
  • Valdosta Bar Association, Member
  • Dougherty Circuit Bar Association, Member, Treasurer/Secretary 1997-1998

Presentations and Publications

  • Mr. Folsom has been a regular speaker for various seminars on banking law and creditor rights issues to banks and other businesses throughout Georgia. These presentations involve the preparation of a substantive paper, oral presentation as well as question and answer sessions with the attending audience.

Other Professional and Community Activities

  • Park Avenue United Methodist Church, Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, Staff Parish Relations Committee
  • Board of Directors, Valdosta Lowndes Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice Chair, Governmental Affairs Council, Valdosta Lowndes Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Valdosta Lowndes Planning Commission, Term 2014 - 2020
  • President, Stone Creek Property Owners Association, 2009-current
  • Board of Governors, Valdosta Country Club
  • Board of Directors, State YMCA of Georgia, (2008-current), Lowndes County Finance Chairman
  • College of Liberal Arts Alumni Board, Mercer University
  • Past Chair, Board of Directors of Greater Valdosta United Way
  • Past President, Azalea City Kiwanis Club (Member 2006 - current)
  • Board of Directors, Leadership Lowndes (2007- 2010)
  • Member, Lowndes County Board of Education Redistricting Advisory Committee (2008)
  • Chair, Technical Committee, Moody Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study (2009)