Athens Office

Extraordinary Legal Service from a Dedicated Team

Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. has been assisting clients in the Athens region and across the nation for nearly 40 years with a wide range of complex legal matters. Our diverse range of practice areas includes business law, real estate law, personal injury, nursing home abuse, tax & estate planning, medical malpractice, defective medical devices, and dangerous drugs. Our broad range of services allows us to work internally across practice areas to ensure our clients get the best outcome in their case. Since the firm’s founding in 1984, it has remained one of the largest law firms in the Northeast Georgia region. Our skilled team relies on an extensive set of resources and decades of experience to help clients navigate the legal process.

Guiding Clients Through Complex Legal Matters

Legal issues can be complicated and stressful. To discover the right solution to complex legal matters, it requires innovation, attention to detail, and skill. The attorneys at Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Each case is different, which is why our attorneys tailor personalized legal services for each unique case. We offer free case evaluations and take the time to listen to each clients’ needs before strategizing a plan of action. Whether you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or you suffered severe injuries from a defective medical device, we can help. 

Community-Focused

Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. has deep roots in the Athens community. The firm was founded nearly 40 years ago and has remained committed to giving back to the individuals, families, and businesses we serve by participating in various community events and supporting several charitable organizations and corporations in the Athens region. Our attorneys have served many non-profit organizations, including but not limited to, the Boys & Girls Club of Athens, the Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary, the United Way of Northeast Athens, Junior League of Athens, Athens Area Habitat for Humanity’s Run/Walk For Home, Chess and Community, the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Jail/Bail, the Athens Area Child Abuse Prevention Council, the Samaritan Counseling Center, SANE, Inc.’s Annual Survive to Thrive event, Greene County Habitat for Humanity, Greensboro Dreamers, the Food Bank of NE Georgia, and the American Heart Association. Additionally, every fall, the firm hosts an annual barbecue with proceeds going to the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support in memory of former shareholder Seab Ashley and others in the firm who have dealt with cancer.

Athens Practice Areas

The attorneys at Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. provide every client with exceptional legal services. Our broad scope of services allows us to work together across practice areas to ensure your individual needs are met. Below is a list of our Athens practice areas.

Business Law
We offer legal services tailored to the unique needs of local businesses. Our Athens business representation and litigation attorneys can help you navigate everything from initial startup and business formation to mergers and acquisitions. We can assist with contract litigation, offer sound business advice, provide general legal advice for bankers, assist with litigation matters, and offer general creditor representation. Our business litigation attorneys have helped numerous business owners navigate an array of complex legal issues and we have the experience, skills, and resources to guide you through the process from start to finish. Our attorneys can help you understand your options and devise a plan of action to protect your best interests and the best interests of your business. When it comes time to litigate in court, our lawyers know how to win. Our firm is committed to your success and to the success of your business.

Real Estate Law
Our Athens real estate lawyers have a diverse and sophisticated practice with a broad base of experience and assist clients in relation to acquisitions, development, construction, financing, ownership, management, leasing, and dispositions of various types of commercial and residential real estate. Our experienced real estate attorneys can assist with residential and commercial closings, title examinations, opinions & insurance, specialized land transactions, and commercial, retail & residential development. No matter how complex or difficult your situation, our firm is prepared to help. We have the resources, skills, and experience to care for your needs in nearly any real estate matter.

Defective Medical Devices and Dangerous Drugs
The attorneys at Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. are committed to assisting victims in Georgia and across the U.S. who have been injured by defective medical products or dangerous drugs. We are nationally recognized in multi-district litigation in Georgia and across the country. The firm has been appointed by courts as lead counsel or co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in multiple national multi-district litigation (MDL) proceedings, and is active in drug and device litigation nationally. The firm’s MDL experience spans across multiple complex cases, including transvaginal mesh and hernia mesh cases. We represent clients from across the country who have suffered injury as a result of defective surgical mesh products, and we have successfully resolved claims on behalf of many of our clients. We represent hundreds-of -thousands of clients who have been injured by:

Dangerous Drugs
BBGA represents clients across the U.S. with a wide range of dangerous drugs cases. If you’ve suffered injuries after taking a pharmaceutical product or a loved one was killed as a result of a dangerous drug, our firm is prepared to fight for your rights. We strive to hold pharmaceutical companies and drug manufacturers responsible for their negligence and defective products. We have represented and continue to represent many clients who have been injured by:

  • Opioids
  • Zantac
  • Diabetes drug manufacturers

Medical Malpractice
Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys have obtained numerous seven-figure settlements or jury awards on behalf of our medical malpractice clients. We have helped veterans receive compensation when the VA hospital commits malpractice and harms them, patients who were severely injured during surgery or other procedures, and families who have lost a loved one due to a medical facility’s or doctor’s negligence.  

Nursing Home Abuse
Our skilled nursing home abuse attorneys have recovered millions for nursing home residents – and their families – who have suffered abuse or neglect at the hands of someone they should have been able to trust. We believe that all long-term care residents deserve to live in a safe and positive environment, and that families deserve the peace of mind that their loved one is taken care of properly.

Personal Injury
Unexpected events can have devastating consequences. Often, victims and their families find their lives are forever altered by events beyond their control. We believe that you shouldn’t be left alone to deal with the aftermath of someone else’s negligence. BBGA attorneys have recovered millions for clients who were injured in car crashes, tractor-trailer accidents, pedestrian accidents, workplace incidents, and slip and fall accidents. We have also helped families who lost a loved one in fatal car crashes, motorcycle accidents, bus wrecks, and other wrongful death incidents.

Sexual Assault and Abuse
Our sexual abuse attorneys understand the severity of sexual assault and can help you navigate the legal system to hold your attacker and others who may be responsible accountable. At Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., our sexual abuse attorneys are strong advocates for our clients. We have the skills and experience needed to hold negligent businesses, organizations, or landowners responsible. If you or your loved one suffered a sexual assault at the hands of another, we can help.

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No matter your situation, our experienced attorneys have the skill and knowledge necessary to provide you with exceptional legal services tailored to your unique needs. Since 1984 the attorneys at Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. have made it their mission to provide outstanding representation for their clients. We understand that dealing with a legal matter can be complicated, stressful and time-consuming. That’s why our attorneys are dedicated to listening to each person and treat each client with compassion. We give straight-forward legal guidance and honest advice throughout the legal process.

What you can expect when you trust our skilled team:

  • Sound legal counsel and exceptional representation
  • A team-based approach coupled with personalized attention
  • Thorough preparation, research, and investigative work
  • In-depth knowledge obtained over decades of experience
  • Assistance from an award-winning team of attorneys
  • Compassion, honesty, and answers to your legal questions

To schedule a free, fully private consultation, contact our law firm at (706) 354-4000 or fill out our case review form. We are headquartered in Athens, with offices in Atlanta and Lake Oconee. We handle cases across Georgia and throughout the U.S.