Tommy D. Goddard has lived in Dalton, Georgia his entire life. He is a 1976 graduate of Northwest Whitfield High School. Tommy graduated cum laude from The University of Georgia in 1980 with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism, and graduated cum laude from The University of Georgia School of Law in 1983 with a Juris Doctorate of Law. Tommy was admitted to practice law before the Superior Courts in Georgia on June 11, 1983. He was admitted to practice law before the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court on September 29, 1983, and he was admitted to practice law before the Federal Court for Northern District of Georgia on June 28, 1983. After having served in good standing with those courts for approximately 10 years, Tommy was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America on June 21, 1993.
Tommy is presently the senior partner at Goddard, Hammontree, and Bolding in Dalton, Georgia. The firm was founded as a workers' compensation practice but now branches out into all aspects of personal injury law.
He is the husband of the former Anita Payne of Cuthbert, Georgia. He and Anita have two children, Taylor Goddard Kelly and Christian Payne Goddard. Taylor is a school teacher in San Diego, California and is presently serving her country by being married to Navy serviceman Mark Kelly, who is currently on a 6 month deployment as of April 2014. And son, Christian, is a graduate of Lee Univeristy in Cleveland, Tennessee, as of August 2014 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Religion. Anita is a middle/high school teacher at Christian Heritage School in Dalton, Georgia. He and Anita are members of Rock Bridge Community Church.
Tommy’s main focus is in the area of Georgia Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability/SSI, and Adoptions (both domestic and international).
Tommy is a member of the State Bar Association of Georgia and he is also an active member in good standing with the Conasauga Bar Association. Tommy is presently serving on on the State Board of Workers' Compensation Ethics Committee. Tommy is 29 years old, Tommy's true claim to fame is his recognition as the "radio voice of the Christian Heritage Lions Football Team" where he serves as the color commentator.
Allen obtained both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia, earning his Juris Doctorate in 1993. He was admitted to practice before Georgia state and federal courts in 1993.
Allen is a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, having been elected to 3 terms by the people of the 4th House District of Georgia from 1996-2002. He chose to leave elected office as he and his wife were adopting their first child. He has served as a member of the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission, providing screening for judical applicants to Governor Sonny Purdue. Allen has also served as a member of the Dalton Whitfield County Joint Development Authority and The Dalton Whitfield Chamber of Commerce Executive Board. He is the Judge of the Municipal Court for the Town of Cohutta.
Allen is married to Melody Hammontree and they have 3 daughters, Harmony, Hannah Grace and Hope. They are members of Salem Baptist Church.
His practice emphasis is personal injury, medical malpractice, and Social Security disability claims.
He is licensed in Georgia and Tennessee and actively practices in both states.
FRED STEVE BOLDING
Steve obtained his undergraduate degree from Emory University in 1975, and his Juris Doctorate degree from Georgia State University in 1995. He was admitted to practive before Georgia state and federal court in 1995. Between 1975 and 1995, Steve worked in the carpet industry in Dalton, Georgia.
Steve is married to the former Janice Freeman of Marietta, Georgia, who is an associate professor of English at Dalton State College. Steve and Janice have two adult sons , both of whom presently attend graduate school in Atlanta, Georgia.
Steve's main areas of practice are personal injury, Social Security disability, Workers' Compensation, family law, and probate and estate laws. Steve is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Workers' Compensation section of the State Bar of Georgia, and the Conasauga Bar Association.