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Jim Overstreet is an Augusta, Georgia native who received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia, and his Juris Doctor from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He is a member of various arts and charitable organizations in the Augusta area and has served on the Board of Directors for the Augusta Training Shop for the Handicapped (vice president, 2008-09) and the Augusta-Richmond County Library. He and his wife, Kim, have two daughters, Carlisle and Mary John.

Jim represents individuals, businesses, and lenders in the area of secured transactions (both real estate and non-real estate) in both their transactional and litigation needs. In the bankruptcy courts, Jim represents debtors, creditors, and trustees in both consumer and commercial bankruptcy proceedings, including bankruptcy litigation. Outside of the bankruptcy courts, he assists private clients and lending institutions in complex corporate and financial transactions (including real estate), with a special interest in motor vehicle franchises. In addition to a continuing representation of small and medium-sized businesses and lenders in both their day-to-day and litigation matters, Jim also advises business clients and lenders with regards to the acquisition, financing, and development of their operations. He also serves as general counsel to the Tax Commissioner of Richmond County, Georgia.

Active in the Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of Georgia, Jim has served as a Chapter 7 panel trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia since 2011 and, in 2012, was asked to Co-Chair the newly created Bankruptcy Lawyers Advisory Committee for the Southern District of Georgia. Georgia Trend Magazine named Jim as one of Georgia's "2011 Legal Elite" in the area of Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy, one of only two attorneys named in this field outside the Atlanta area.

P R A C T I C E  A R E A S

B A R  A D M I S S I O N S

  • Georgia State and Superior Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1999
  • University of Georgia, Bachelor's Degree, accounting, 1996

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