Legal Services For McDonough, GA, South Atlanta, & Central Georgia

Obtaining Justice You Deserve

Experience why residents in McDonough & surrounding areas contact Sexton Law Firm for their legal needs

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You’re Never Just A Number To Us

Have you experienced a personal injury such as an auto accident, a slip or fall, or are looking for legal representation for personal circumstances? Perhaps you are going through a personal, family situation such as a divorce that seems to be turning less than amicable. Whatever your case may be, at Sexton Law Firm, we’re ready to take your call.

To us, you are never just a number. Once we talk with you, understand your circumstances, and establish if we can help you, a lawyer will be assigned to help you. Our firm has over 40 years of experience in handling cases involving wrongful death, major injuries, auto accidents, medical malpractice, workers compensation, premises liability, family law, criminal law, employment law, and civil rights cases throughout the Atlanta, Georgia area and throughout the state, as well as the state of Florida.

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Auto Accidents

When your life has been turned upside down, or your loved ones injured because another driver was negligent, not paying attention, or deliberately doing something wrong and the big insurance companies become your enemy instead of a good neighbor, you need the help of an experienced law firm to transition you through the process and obtain fair and just compensation for you. We can help you fight the big insurance companies and maximize your settlement or verdict.

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Trucking Accidents

We all know what it is like to drive on a major highway with big trucks. We see them weaving from lane to lane from lack of sleep, tailgating or speeding to make a deadline. When a big truck causes a collision, people can be hurt and many times die due to the size difference between the two vehicles. If you have been injured or have a loved one who was injured or killed in a collision with a big truck, you need to call a lawyer immediately. There is evidence that can be destroyed, and many times purposefully destroyed, that is essential to your case such as log sheets, black box records, GPS records, phone records, driver files and many other important pieces of evidence.

Please don’t wait. Seek legal assistance now to maximize the value of your claim and protect the evidence needed to prosecute your claim.

Wrongful Death

Sadly, many times the negligence of others causes the death of a loved one either in a car accident, on the job injury, medical malpractice, or through intentional harmful conduct. When that happens, you need a firm that is experienced in not just handling the litigation to right the wrong that has been committed to the full extent that the law allows, but a firm that is skilled in paving the way to bring such action including opening estates, knowledgeable about who can bring the action, the damages recoverable and the best way to recover them.

Our firm has years of experience in handling these types of claims. You can rest assured, your family's case will be zealously represented. Call us now for assistance with your claim for the wrongful death or your loved one.

Workers Compensation

When you are injured on the job, it doesn't matter how long you have worked for your employer and how much your employer likes you. The insurance company is in the driver’s seat and many times will dictate how your employer reacts with you.

Employers and the insurance company may try to force you to go to a particular doctor and get particular treatments and may deny you the pay that you deserve. You have rights that many times only a lawyer can secure for you.

Get in touch with us now to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.

Injuries On Someone Else's Property

Property owners have a duty to keep their property safe. If you were injured on someone else's property, perhaps a store, hotel or some other commercial establishment and their negligence caused the injury, you have rights under Georgia law including compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.

Most of the time, these big companies will not treat you fairly and refuse to pay your damages. We have successfully obtained many six and seven figure settlements and verdicts for injuries suffered at the hands of a property owner.

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Family Law

Sexton Law Firm is capable of handling the simplest uncontested divorces to the most complex contested family law cases including child support and child custody disputes, modifications, adoptions and many others.

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Criminal Defense

We all make mistakes and things aren't always as they appear. Don't let your pending criminal matter limit your future success. Let our firm help you with your criminal charges. Jacob Weldon has years of experience handling criminal matters including everything from DUI to complex felony cases.

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Employment Claims

Did you know it is against the law to make you work through the lunch hour without pay or to make you work over 40 hours a week without compensation for overtime pay? Employer practices like these may violate the Fair Labor Standards Act and you may be entitled to compensation for back pay, attorney fees, and possibly even punitive damages for such practices.

Has your employer terminated you or refused to promote you because of your age, sex, race, religion or national origin? If so, your employer may have to compensate you for back pay, future pay, attorney fees and punitive damages under certain circumstances.

Please contact us today if you have been discriminated against or been refused overtime pay:


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About Us

Meet Your Legal Team

Jonathan Sexton

Jonathan Sexton

About Me

Mr. Sexton is the firm’s principle and founder. Mr. Sexton graduated from the University of Georgia in 1984 with a degree in criminal justice.

He went on to work in the common carrier industry from 1984-1988 before leaving to attend law school. Mr. Sexton attended Georgia State University School of Law from 1988-1991 and obtained his juris doctor in law in June 1991. After graduating, he went to work for a civil litigation firm that handled multi-million dollar civil cases. He later struck out on his own and established the Sexton Law Firm in 1994. Mr. Sexton is a past member of the American Association for Justice, a past area vice-president of and current member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and is admitted to practice law in Georgia and Florida. He is licensed to practice in all Georgia courts including the Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, State, Superior and Magistrate Courts of Georgia.

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He is privileged to practice in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia as well as the United States Court of Claims. Started in 1994, the Sexton Law Firm has concentrated its casework mainly in the areas of auto accidents / personal injury, product related injury, workers compensation, medical malpractice, legal malpractice and civil rights (law enforcement misconduct and employment law).

Allison R Crain

Allison R. Crain

About Me

Ms. Crain was born in Louisiana and moved with her parents and younger brother to Tennessee when she was in elementary school. Her younger sister was born in TN, where her father was the minister of the Monteagle Church of Christ for many years. Ms. Crain and her family later moved to Murfreesboro in middle Tennessee, and her parents, siblings, nieces and nephews still reside in the middle Tennessee area. Ms. Crain’s parents are enjoying retirement in the Tennessee countryside while her brother practices criminal defense and her sister works in the local school system.

In 2009 Ms. Crain attended Middle Tennessee State University where she was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, a member of the Competition ADR / Mediation team, and graduated, in 2012, Magna Cum Laude with degrees in Political Science / Pre-Law and Criminology. In her third, and final year, at MTSU, Ms. Crain was awarded a scholarship to attend Savannah Law School in Savannah, Georgia.

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Ms. Crain began law school in 2013 and graduated 13th in her class in 2017. During her time in law school, Ms. Crain clerked for attorney Jonathan P. Sexton of the Sexton Law Firm, and upon passing the GA. State Bar, began practicing with the Sexton Law Firm in the areas of family law, estates and probate and contract dispute.

Ms. Crain’s practice emphasis is child-centered family law with a focus on collaborative solutions to issues relating to divorce and custody.

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Jacob Weldon

About Me

Jacob graduated with Honors from Lamar County High School in 2002. He then went on to attend University of Georgia in Athens to complete his dual undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice in 2005. In 2006, Jacob was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completion of Infantry and Intelligence Officer training, he deployed with the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion to Iraq in 2008 and Afghanistan in 2009.

He went on to work with a federal intelligence agency and later returned to Georgia in order to attend law school full time. Jacob graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law and passed the bar in 2015. During law school, Jacob clerked for Towaliga Circuit Judges Thomas Wilson and William Fears. During his final year, he interned with the Towaliga District Attorney's Office. Jacob's current focus is criminal defense.