Laura J. Ray
Laura J. Ray received her Juris Doctor degree from Mercer University School of Law and received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Georgia. She is a native of Fannin County and a graduate of Fannin County High School.
While in law school, she interned with the Bibb County District Attorney’s Office, working in the family violence division. Following law school, she served as an associate attorney with two private practice law firms in Cartersville, Georgia. In that capacity, Ms. Ray represented clients in general practice law, including matters in both federal and state court; criminal and civil matters; real estate transactions and litigation; probate matters; personal injury cases; workers’ compensation; and corporate law.
While practicing law in Cartersville, she also served the Juvenile Court of Bartow County as a court appointed attorney, representing parents and children in various matters, including deprivation and delinquency proceedings. In addition, she served the Federal Court of the Northern District of Georgia, Rome Division as a court appointed attorney in federal criminal cases.
In 2005, Ms. Ray had the opportunity to open her own law practice in Blue Ridge. Ms. Ray’s diverse legal background affords her clients a well rounded and knowledgeable advocate.
Ms. Ray is admitted to practice law in Georgia and Tennessee.
Admissions to Practice Law:
State Bar of Georgia, 2000
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2001
State of Georgia Court of Appeals, 2002
Supreme Court of Georgia, 2002
State of Tennessee, 2012
Benjamin Joel Jordan
Mr. Jordan is a native of Blue Ridge, Georgia. He joined the firm of counsel in 2013. Mr. Jordan is a graduate of Fannin County High School. He continued his education at Young Harris College, obtaining an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. Mr. Jordan then obtained a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and Criminal Justice from the University of North Georgia. Mr. Jordan obtained his Juris Doctor degree from John Marshall School of Law.
While in college, Mr. Jordan obtained an internship in with the district attorney’s office in Lumpkin County, where he worked closely with attorneys and law enforcement in a variety of criminal matters. In this capacity, Mr. Jordan developed a strong sense of the importance of and dedication to defending constitutional rights. This experience created a strong interest in criminal justice and today a large part of Mr. Jordan’s practice involves representing individuals accused of criminal wrongdoing.
Growing up the son of a banker and a land surveyor, Mr. Jordan spent a significant amount of time during his formative years experiencing the world of real estate from a variety of perspectives. As a result, he enjoys working with clients in various real estate disputes using his unique perspective in helping clients handle those issues in practical ways.
When he is not practicing law, Mr. Jordan enjoys spending time outside with his wife, Carrie, and daughter Abigail.
Admissions to Practice Law:
State Bar of Georgia, 2012
Ms. Wanner is the firm’s paralegal. She joined the firm in 2010 and is an integral part of the civil and criminal departments, working closely with the attorneys and their clients. Ms. Wanner grew up in Ohio, but moved to Florida shortly after she married. Since North Georgia was one of their favorite vacation destinations, they moved here permanently in 2006. Ms. Wanner has over 22 years experience working for attorneys and began her career in Florida working in a busy family law practice. She earned her paralegal certificate in 2000.
Ms. Walden is a life-long native of Fannin County, Georgia.
Ms. Walden’s background is in banking, which affords her a broad understanding of the real estate closing process and, particularly, in real estate lending. Ms. Walden manages the front desk and works closely with the attorneys in the civil, criminal and real estate departments.
In her free time, Ms. Walden, along with her husband and children, enjoy camping and other outdoor activities.
Ms. Stubblefield grew up in Gilmer County. She joined the firm in 2016 and is a talented addition to team. She works diligently to ensure our real estate closings are handled in a professional and efficient manner. Ms. Stubblefield has an outgoing personality and enjoys meeting new clients and working closely with all the parties involved with the firm’s real estate department.