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April/May 2014

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aPRiL/MaY 2014 Macon Magazine i 75 ADVERTISING | WOMEN IN BUSINESS Connie L. Williford Attorney at Law 577 Mulberry St., Ste. 810 | Macon, Georgia 31201 | 478.743.4069 WHERE IS YOUR LAW OFFICE LOCATED? After eight years on Cherry Street, I recently relocated my practice to the Fickling Building at 577 Mulberry Street in downtown Macon (across from the Bibb County Courthouse). We are on the 8th floor, Suite 810. The view of the city is fantastic. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PRACTICING LAW? I have been practicing law for 14 years. I say "practicing" because not a week goes by when I don't learn something new. I think that is one of the things that makes the legal profession so intriguing. WHAT KIND OF LAW DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN? I consider myself a general practice attorney. A general practice attorney provides services to private individuals and/or small businesses. Think of a general practitioner the way you would a primary care physician. Most of the cases we handle involve the following areas of law: family law/divorce/child custody, personal injury/automobile accidents, state and local criminal defense/DUI, probate administration, simple wills, and power of attorneys. We ask our clients to think of us as their attorney for all of their legal needs; however, if a client requires help with a legal matter we do not feel qualified to handle we will gladly refer them out to someone who can. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO IS CONSIDERING A CAREER AS AN ATTORNEY? Really think through why you want to be a lawyer. The legal profession is not for everyone. Unfortunately, I do know my fair share of attorneys who do not love their jobs. However, for those of us who do feel a calling, a passion, and a love for the law, it is a career path which is highly recommended. To be entrusted with the legal affairs of someone else is a great honor and never dull. When you get the opportunity to help someone who desperately needs your help, it's a wonderful feeling. Happy lawyers do exist! NAME ONE CASE WHICH HAS BROUGHT YOU THE MOST SATISFACTION IN YOUR 14 YEARS OF PRACTICING LAW. That's a tough one. There have been many cases that I'm extremely proud of but, the happiest and proudest cases are probably the adoption cases or really any case that improves the life of a child. I recently attended the first birthday party of a precious little boy who was born drug addicted and deprived. He has now been adopted by two incredible parents. To see his wonderful, happy family celebrating him and his life made me tremendously proud. I'm truly honored to have played a small role in it all.

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