James D Lamb

James D Lamb

Columbus, Georgia

Jim Lamb received his bachelor’s degree in Political Communication from Florida State, graduating Summa cum Laude. He then attended the University of Georgia School of Law, earning his juris doctor in 1995. Jim then worked for seven years as an Assistant District Attorney in Waycross and then Covington, Georgia. During his time as prosecutor, Jim successfully obtained numerous convictions in many serious cases, including murder and child molestation. In 2002, Jim opened his own practice in Columbus, where he concentrated on civil litigation, insurance defense, and criminal defense.

Jim joined Buchanan & Land in March 2009, where he has worked on a wide variety of cases. His primary responsibility is representing Georgia Farm Bureau insureds in civil courts throughout west-central Georgia. Jim is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and Columbus Bar Association and is admitted to practice in all of the state courts of Georgia, including the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals. He is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Jim is a member of the Coweta Falls Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2002
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • Juris Doctor cum laude - May, 1995
    • Honors: GPA: 3.12
    • Honors: Nominated for Best Appellate Brief
    • Honors: First Year Closing Argument Competition
    • Honors: Advanced to Final 16
    • Honors: Hatton-Lovejoy Scholarship; School of Law Scholarship
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • Bachelor of Science summa cum laude - May, 1992
    • Honors: GPA: 3.9
    • Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society
    • Honors: Outstanding Communications Student for Political Communication
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    • Honors: Alpha Lambda Delta
    • Major: Political Communication

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Legitimation Project, 2011 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Alcovy Judicial Circuit , Assistant District Attorney, 2001 - 2002
  • Waycross Judicial Circuit, Assistant District Attorney, 1995 - 2001
  • Michael D. Reynolds, Columbus, Georgia, Law Clerk, 1994
  • Garner & Reynolds, Columbus, Georgia Summer, Law Clerk, 1993

Pro Bono Activities

  • Columbus Quarterback Club
  • Sons of the American Revolution - Coweta Falls Chapter
  • Florida State Booster Club
  • Columbus Bar Association