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Quality legal representation matters. At C&S it is part of our proud heritage. That is why for over a century, we have been a leading business law firm in Southwest Georgia. Since our inception, we have helped enable and enhance our clients' success; in today's ever-shifting markets, established and emerging companies continue to look to us to provide the solid foundation on which their businesses are built.

Our strength is in the way we think. Successful outcomes depend on skillful preparation for challenges and opportunities. Across our extensive practice areas, we strive to develop sound legal strategies consistent with your objectives. We realize that this endeavor involves a thorough understanding of both the legal and business issues involved. Our attorneys are not just skillful, forward-thinking legal advocates; they are also experienced business professionals.

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Our commitment to excellence is not a hollow tagline or credo. It is much more. It defines our firm and our promise to our clients. We expect nothing less; neither should you.

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Castellow & strickland, LLP

Firm History

Castellow & Strickland, LLP is a Georgia limited liability partnership comprised of Lester M. Castellow and Michael A. Strickland.  Elizabeth R. Strickland is an associate attorney with the firm.  The firm has been organized and practicing under that name since 2017.  The firm and its predecessor firms have practiced at the above address since 1996.

 

From 1995 until 2005, R. Lamar Moore, David R. Tyndall and Lester M. Castellow practiced together under the partnership known as Moore, Tyndall & Castellow, LLP.   In 2005, Michael A. Strickland joined the firm as partner and the name was changed to Moore, Tyndall, Castellow and Strickland, LLP.  R. Lamar Moore died in 2010 and David R. Tyndall retired from active law practice within a few years after that; and the firm name was changed to Castellow & Strickland, LLP in 2017.

 

For several decades, the firm has practiced primarily in the areas of commercial law, agricultural law, creditors rights, property law, probate and estates, and local government, representing local and national businesses, financial institutions and local governments.  In 2018, we devote most of our efforts to agri-business (transactional and litigation), property (transactional and litigation), probate and estates and local government.

 

Lester M. Castellow earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Emory University in 1977; a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University in 1979, and a Doctor of Law from Emory University in 1982.  He practiced law in Moultrie, Georgia and Brunswick, Georgia from 1982 through 1994, before joining R. Lamar Moore and David R. Tyndall to form the predecessor firm described above.

 

Michael A. Strickland earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia in 1996; and a Juris Doctor from Mercer University in 1999.  Michael A. Strickland practiced law in Rome, Georgia and Atlanta, Georgia from 1999 until 2002, engaged primarily in civil litigation, before returning to his hometown of Moultrie, to practice law with the predecessor firm described above.  Michael A. Strickland is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

 

The firm has been an approved agent for First America Title Insurance Company for several years.  During the last 20 years the firm has closed financial and purchase transactions for numerous local and national businesses and every financial institution in our hometown, including Southwest Georgia Bank, Ameris Bank, Commercial Banking Company, South Georgia Banking Company, Colony Bank, AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Northwest Florida Farm Credit, and the United State Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.