WARREN N. COPPEDGE, JR.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Coppedge called Rome, Georgia home. He attended and graduated with honors from Darlington School. Mr. Coppedge graduated from college and law school at Emory University in Atlanta where he earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Law and his Juris Doctor degrees. While at Emory, he served as class president, president of Phi Delta Theta, captain of the varsity soccer team, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. From 1965 through 1993, Mr. Coppedge practiced law in Dalton, Georgia with Mitchell, Coppedge, Wester, Bisson & Miller. In 1993, Mr. Coppedge formed a new law firm.
In the past, Warren has held positions on the Legal Advisory Council of the Georgia State Board of Workers Compensation, and has served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the State of Georgia, assigned to the Department of Transportation. He served on the Governor's Crime Commission, and currently serves as a member of the State Bar of Georgia Evidence Study Committee formulating recommendations to the Legislature on matters of evidence.
Warren is a member of the Conasauga Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Coppedge maintains a very active trial and appellate practice, and holds the distinction of having successfully appeared before the United States Supreme Court. He remains active in the field of legal education and has lectured at numerous litigation seminars. He has periodically served as a Special Master appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to hear legal discipline matters.
Mr. Coppedge is married to the former Patricia Ann Martin of Jackson, Mississippi. Mrs. Coppedge is the owner of a business which sells designer apparel for women. Mr. and Mrs. Coppedge are the parents of three children, Susan Amato, who is an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia; Reverend Doctor Elizabeth Coppedge Henley, who with her husband, Rev. Jonathan Coppedge Henley, are Co-Pastors of the First United Methodist Church of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Warren, III, who owns a business which installs synthetic, architectural and athletic turf throughout the United States. Warren and Patti have three grandchildren.
The Coppedges are active in the First United Methodist Church of Dalton, where Mr. Coppedge has been lay leader and a Sunday School teacher. He serves on the Committee for Finance and Administration of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. Mr. Coppedge is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Dalton, where he has served as President and Lieutenant Governor. He has been President of the Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Gridiron Society, and has been involved in many other civic, educational and cultural endeavors. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Areas of Interest: complex litigation, including commercial disputes, large asset domestic relations, serious injury, wrongful death, medical, legal, engineering and accounting malpractice, defective products, condemnation, and an extensive appellate practice.