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James T. Plunkett 
Augusta, Georgia
Senior Partner
phone 706-955-4185
fax 706-722-4817
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  Jim Plunkett was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, attended local public schools and graduated from Westside High School in 1980.  He attended Augusta College (now Augusta State University) and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1984 with a BBA in Finance.  Mr. Plunkett attended the University of Georgia School of Law, receiving the book award in Partnership Tax and graduating cum laude in 1987. 

  Upon graduation from law school Mr. Plunkett began practicing law with his father, Paul Plunkett.  Subsequently, Steve Shepard joined their practice and the firm was renamed Plunkett, Shepard & Plunkett, the predecessor to Shepard, Plunkett, Hamilton & Boudreaux, LLP.

  From the beginning of his practice, Mr. Plunkett has focused on business related issues involving commercial and residential real estate, corporate and business law, franchise agreements, and bankruptcy matters as well as assisting individuals in estate and probate matters and related litigation.  Most recently, he has expanded his practice to include municipal law matters, particularly those involving economic development.

  Mr. Plunkett is a member of the Augusta, Georgia and American bar associations, having served as Treasurer of the Augusta Bar Association in 1996 and 1997.  He currently serves on the boards of the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce, Augusta Symphony League, and the Augusta Alumni Association and is also a member of First Baptist Church of Augusta and the Exchange Club of Augusta.  A graduate of Leadership Augusta, Mr. Plunkett has previously been a member of or served on the board of the Girls Scouts, the Family Counseling Center of Augusta and  Historic Augusta.  

  Mr. Plunkett is also an instructor in the Hull School of Business at Augusta State University, having taught classes in Estate Planning, Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business.

  Mr. Plunkett and his wife, Mary Anne, have three daughters and live in Augusta.

Year Joined Organization:
1987
Areas of Practice:
Corporate
Real Estate
Wills and Trusts
Municipal Bond Financing
Franchise
Commercial
Probate
Business
Business Litigation
Torts and Wrongful Death
Bankruptcy
Bar Admissions:
Georgia, 1987
Education:
University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, 1987
J.S.
Honors: Cum Laude


University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1984
BBA
Major:  Finance


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Augusta Bar Association, 1987 - Present


State Bar of Georgia, 1987 - Present


American Bar Association


National Association of Bond Lawyers


Augusta Bulldog Club
Member, Board of Directors


Augusta Symphony League
Member, Board of Directors


Augusta Exchange Club


UGA Augusta Alumni Association
Member, Board of Directors


Ancillary Businesses:
Augusta State University, Hull School of Business - Part Time Faculty Member
Fraternities/Sororities:
Phi Delta Phi
Delta Tau Delta
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