About Us

profile_james2A. James Rockefeller, Esq. has been a member of the Georgia Bar Association since 1995 and the Florida Bar Association since 1989. He received a bachelor of arts in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1984 and a law degree from John Marshall Law School, Chicago in 1989.

Over the past 16 years, Jim has been involved in a wide variety of successful litigation experiences in various states and venues. Between 1989 and 1993, and again from 1994-1995, he was an Assistant State's Attorney in Miami/Dade County, Florida. While there, he participated in more than 50 successful jury trials. His successful trial experience on both prosecution and defense teams has equipped him to handle any kind of case successfully – from high profile criminal cases to domestic disputes. Before launching the Rockefeller Law Center in Warner Robins, he was the attorney of counsel for another local law firm.

He holds memberships and offices in numerous civic and professional groups and founded Families Against Methamphetamine Abuse, Inc. (FAMA), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Central Georgia families cope with drug abuse. He currently serves as FAMA's president, and as such has assisted numerous families in Middle Georgia.

Email Jim directly at: jim@rockefellerlawcenter.com

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ethridge-220Chad Ethridge, Esq.

Chad Ethridge is a native of Macon, Georgia and earned his law degree in May of 2013 from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law. During his time in law school, Chad clerked for the Macon firms of Reynolds, Horne, & Survant and the Law Offices of James E. Lee, II. In both positions, Chad focused primarily on the representations of plaintiffs and claimants in personal injury and workers' compensation litigation. He spent time researching complex legal issues, attending mediations and depositions, and drafting legal memoranda, as well as complaints and discovery. While in law school, Chad also clerked for the Honorable William P. Adams in the State Court of Bibb County. There, he observed the application of theoretical aspects of the law to real world situations by attending various hearings and trials, and assisting Judge Adams with drafting orders for difficult decisions. Chad was a Dean's List student, as well as a member of the William A. Bootle American Inn of Court, during his time at Mercer.

Chad's pursuit of a legal career began as an undergraduate student at the University of Georgia in Athens where, in May 2008, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Housing and Consumer Economics, graduating cum laude. During his time at UGA, Chad was a member of the Gamma chapter of the Kappa Alpha Order, and also spent time studying abroad in Costa Rica where he studied Spanish.

Chad holds memberships in the Georgia Bar Association, the Houston County Bar Association, the Macon Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Division of both the Macon and Houston County Bars, and the UGA Alumni Association. Chad is admitted to practice in all Superior Courts in the state of Georgia as well as the Supreme Court of Georgia. In his spare time, Chad enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, playing golf, and fishing.

Email Chad directly at: chad@rockefellerlawcenter.com

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