Joseph P. (Joe) Durham, Jr. was born in Dawson, Georgia in 1978. He graduated magna cum laude from Valdosta State University in 2000, and then received his J.D. from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of law in 2003. Mr. Durham was a member of the Moot Court Board, the Mercer Client Counseling team and the advanced writing, research, and drafting program. Mr. Durham is a member of the Dougherty Circuit and American Bar Association, and the State of Georgia. Mr. Durham’s practice is focused on litigation, including professional malpractice, personal injury, and general civil litigation.
Mr. Durham’s practice is concentrated in civil litigation and trial practice with an emphasis on professional negligence, personal injury and wrongful death. In addition to his active litigation and trial practice, he routinely lectures and makes presentations on topics such as risk management and litigation avoidance to a variety of audiences, including various hospitals, nursing homes, and various medical practices. In addition, Mr. Durham is a frequent guest lecturer at various nursing and medical schools. In 2011, 2012, and 2013, Mr. Durham was chosen as a Rising Star in the field of Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation and was recognized for the same by the Atlanta Magazine and Super Lawyers. In 2008, Mr. Durham was named one of Southwest Georgia’s “40 under 40.” He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Food Bank of Southwest Georgia, and he presently serves on the Board of Trustees at Terrell Academy, Inc. Mr. Durham joined the Firm as an associate upon graduation from law school, and became a member in 2008.