Nick Bajalia, Sr.

Bajalia Law Firm, PC
1810 N Ashley St Ste 2
PO Box 5163
Valdosta, GA 31602-3065
(229) 247-7071

Nick M. Bajalia, Sr. is a native of Valdosta, Georgia.  He attended Valdosta State College between 1971 and 1973.  In 1972, during his sophomore year at Valdosta State College, he joined Tau Kappa Epsilon Social Fraternity.  After completing his sophomore year at Valdosta State College, he transferred to the University of Georgia in 1973, and enrolled in the Terry School of Business Administration.

While attending the University of Georgia, Mr. Bajalia founded and formed “Communiversity”, which is the equivalent of the Big Brother - Little Brother Program on the University of Georgia Campus. He served as a Big Brother to a needy youth during his entire time as a student at the University of Georgia.  He graduated, with honors, from the Terry School of Business Administration at the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1975.

After graduating from UGA, Mr. Bajalia attended the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, from where he graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1979.  During his third year of law school, he was asked to serve as the personal Law Clerk for the Honorable R. Macey Taylor, United States Magistrate, United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama.

Mr. Bajalia became a member of the State Bar of Georgia in 1979 and The Florida Bar in 1981.  He first worked as an associate for the law firm of Coleman & Kitchens in Valdosta, Georgia.  In 1980, he became a partner, and the law firm became known as Coleman, Kitchens & Bajalia.  Later, he became associated with the law firm of Blackburn, Bright, Edwards and Dodd in Valdosta, Georgia.  Mr. Bajalia founded and opened Bajalia Law Firm on May 3, 1982.

Mr. Bajalia is a member of the Episcopal Church.  He is married to the former Monique Andrews. They have six (6) children and several grandchildren.

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Trucking and Commercial Vehicle Collisions
Automobile, Motorcycle and Boating Collisions
Premises Liability and Dangerous Conditions
Defective Product Liability
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Criminal Defense
Insurance Bad Faith
Business Disputes and Commercial Litigation

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR):
Certified Mediator – Civil Mediation
Certified Mediator – Divorce and Family Mediation
Certified Arbitrator

Bar Admissions:

State Bar of Georgia
Trial Courts of Georgia
Florida Bar Association
Trial Courts of Florida
United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Court of Appeals of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
Supreme Court of Florida
Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Membership and Service:

State Bar of Georgia (General Practice & Trial Section, Torts & Insurance Practice Section, Criminal Law Section, Legal Economics Section, Dispute Resolution Section)
Valdosta Bar Association (Past Secretary, Past Chair for Law Week Celebration Committee)
Florida Bar Association
Georgia Civil Justice Foundation (The People’s Law School (1995 and 2005))
American Bar Association (Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section)
American Association for Justice (Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section)
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Past Member - Executive Committee, Past Vice President – Southern Judicial Circuit, Past Member – Executive Council of Vice Presidents - Second Congressional District, Past Chairman – Board of Trustees of the Political Action Committee, Past Chairman – Judicial Affairs Committee, Past Member – Legislative Affairs Committee, Past Member – Governmental Affairs Committee, Past Member – Continuing Legal Education Committee, Past Chairman - Continuing Legal Education Seminars, Past Chairman - GTLA Brief Bank Committee, Motor Vehicle/Product Liability Section, Trucking Section)
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
The National Trial Lawyers
Best Attorneys of America
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Attorney and Practice Magazine
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (Founding Member)
American Institute of DUI/DWUI Attorneys
Valdosta Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
South Georgia Partnership to End Homelessness (Member, Board of Directors)
Epiphany Prison Ministry (Past Member, Board of Directors)

Professional Honors and Awards:

Best Attorneys of America (Lifetime Charter Membership)
Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion - Platinum
Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
Martindale-Hubbell America’s Most Honored Award
Avvo Superb Rating
Avvo 10.0 Rating
Avvo Client’s Choice Award
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers - Civil Plaintiff
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers - Criminal Defense
National Trial Lawyers: Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association Top 25
National Trial Lawyers: Trucking Trial Lawyers Associations Top 10
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys – 10 Best
America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys – 10 Best
Attorney and Practice Magazine – Top 10 Attorney in Criminal Defense
American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys – 10 Best in Georgia
Who’s Who in Executives and Businesses