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Hon. Larry B. Mims presided over civil and misdemeanor criminal cases for over fourteen years as a trial judge in the State Court of Tift County in Tifton, Georgia. Following his retirement from the bench in 2014, Mims resumed the practice of law by joining the law firm Reinhardt, Whitley, Summerlin and Pittman, P.C. in Tifton where his practice primarily consists of mediation, civil litigation, insurance defense, school law and trusts and estates. (in August 2018, the firm name changed to Pittman and Mims, P.C.) He has successfully mediated Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Business Disputes, Premises Liability, Employment and Domestic Relations cases over the past four years throughout Georgia. Prior to his service on the bench, Mims participated in over 100 jury trials as a trial lawyer, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal cases.

Education

  • J.D., University of Georgia School of Law (1980)
  • B.A., Cornell University (1976)

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Legal Employment and Experience

  • Pittman and Mims, P.C. (August 2018-present)
  • Reinhardt, Whitley, Summerlin and Pittman, P.C. (2015 to 2018)
  • Judge, State Court of Tift County (2000-2005) part-time; (2005-2014) full-time.
  • Solicitor, State Court of Tift County (1989-2000)
  • Larry B. Mims, P.C. (1989-2005)
  • Mims and Henderson (1984-1989)
  • Mims and Ogletree (1981-1984)
  • Perry & Perry, P.C. (1980-1981)

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Tifton Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Gate City Bar Association
  • Registered Neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (General Civil Mediation, Domestic Relations Mediation, Specialized Domestic Relations Mediation, Arbitration)
  • Council of State Court Judges (Member 2000-2014; Secretary 2009; President 2011)

Mediation Training

  • Henning Mediation and Arbitration Services (2014)
  • Kennesaw State University (2015)
  • Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (2018)

Areas of Expertise

  • Personal Injury
  • Employment
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Trucking
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Domestic Relations
  • School Law
  • Municipal Liability
  • Medical and Professional malpractice
  • Slip and Fall Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • "To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity."

    - Douglas Adams

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