Ken E. Jarrard
Ken Jarrard is a founding partner of Jarrard & Davis. Since 1995, Mr. Jarrard has represented counties and municipalities throughout Georgia and Tennessee. Mr. Jarrard’s public entity representation has focused primarily on actions arising under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, but has also included zoning, employment, tort and premises liability claims. He has represented counties and municipalities throughout Georgia, as far south as Decatur County and as far north as Catoosa County, and eastern and western counties such as Richmond County and Carroll County, respectively.
Mr. Jarrard routinely speaks at Continuing Legal Education seminars on topics related to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 litigation, the Georgia Open Records Act and Georgia Open Meetings Act, and land use law. He is a frequent speaker for the County Law and Advanced County Law legal courses sponsored by the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia and the Carl Vinson Institute regarding County; Open Records Act/Open Meetings Act seminars sponsored by the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia and the Carl Vinson Institute; legal training courses for the Georgia Municipal Association; and the National Business Institute’s seminars on zoning ethics and land development and subdivision. Mr. Jarrard has also recently presented training seminars for the Georgia Local Government Personnel Association.
Mr. Jarrard is a member of the State Bars of Georgia and Tennessee and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Georgia, including all federal districts, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court. Mr. Jarrard is a cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Angela E. Davis
Angela Davis is a founding partner of Jarrard & Davis. Representing local governments, administrative bodies, courts, and agencies across Georgia, her areas of focus include zoning, land use, annexation, moratoria, civil service/employment, public health, ordinance drafting, the Open Records Act and the Open Meetings Act. Ms. Davis has been a featured speaker at legal continuing education seminars on the topics of employment law and land use, including speaking at the annual meeting of Georgia County Attorneys at the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia and other ACCG-sponsored training sessions.
Ms. Davis a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Georgia, including all federal districts, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court.
Ms. Davis graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia. She received her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law where she graduated with highest honors and was ranked number six in her class of 250 students. During her law school tenure, Ms. Davis was recognized as the Best Individual Oral Advocate at the National Moot Court Competition in New York City, where her team received the awards for Best Team and Best Brief. She was a published author and editor for the Emory International Law Review, and earned the Trial Advocacy Scholarship awarded to the Top Litigation Student. A member of the Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers, and Order of the Advocates honor societies, Ms. Davis was named the Most Outstanding Graduating Law Student and served as a Dean’s Fellow, teaching research, writing and advocacy classes at Emory Law School for two years.
Prior to forming Jarrard & Davis, Ms. Davis practiced law with the Atlanta firms of Arnall, Golden & Gregory and Morris, Manning & Martin.
Christopher J. Hamilton
Christopher J. Hamilton’s practice includes various facets of local government law with a particular emphasis on eminent domain law, ad valorem taxation, and land use issues. Mr. Hamilton has previously served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia representing the Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma. Mr. Hamilton received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor from Georgia State University. Prior to joining Jarrard & Davis, Mr. Hamilton was a solo practitioner and also served of counsel to Carothers & Mitchell, LLC in Buford, Georgia. A member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1993, Mr. Hamilton is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Georgia, including the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Northern District of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Megan N. Martin
Megan Martin’s practice includes various facets of local government law with a particular focus on general litigation and employment law. Before beginning her career at Jarrard & Davis, Ms. Martin worked with a large insurance defense firm in Atlanta where she handled a wide variety of litigation matters, including: professional negligence, employment law, workers’ compensation defense, and general liability. Ms. Martin graduated magna cum laude from Reinhardt College in Waleska, Georgia where she was a Lettie Pate Whithead scholar. After finishing her undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies, Ms. Martin attended Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2004. Ms. Martin is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice in all state and superior courts in Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Northern District of Georgia and Middle District of Georgia federal district courts, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.