Arnold & Hooks, LLC is proud to represent cities, counties, and agencies throughout Southwest Georgia. Local governments face unique legal issues that require specialized legal knowledge and experience.
Hayden Hooks serves as the primary government attorney at Arnold & Hooks. Ms. Hooks has represented over 40 governmental entities and institutional clients throughout her career throughout her career. Ms. Hooks’ governmental practice has spanned the state of Georgia, representing clients in governmental matters in Baker, Brooks, Chattahoochee, Clay, Colquitt, Crisp, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Gwinnett, Irwin, Lee, Macon, Mitchell, Randolph, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Wilcox and Worth Counties.
The firm’s attorneys currently serve as the County Attorney in Sumter County, the City Attorney in Desoto and the Public Defender in Webster County. The firm also serves as general counsel for Middle Flint Health & Wellness, one of Georgia’s community service boards.
With over a decade of government experience, the firm is well equipped to advise governmental employees and leaders about the increasingly complex challenges of operating a public entity. The firm guides its clients through open records and open meetings questions, governmental financing and procurement compliance, zoning and code enforcement matters, tax appeals, and first amendment and other civil issues.
The firm is also experienced in governmental financing. The firm serves as local counsel for both bond and governmental transactions, including USDA financing.
The firm is also experienced in education law, having represented school boards, educators, students and other school employees in board rooms, court rooms and administrative hearings. The firm handles matters involving issues such as sexual harassment, the First Amendment, the Open Meetings Act, separation of church and state, special education (IDEA/Section 504), Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and pregnancy discrimination for government entities and individuals.
Additionally, the firm handles student misconduct matters. The attorneys know that while College is supposed to be some of the best years of your life. Unfortunately, one mistake or unfounded administrative sanction can turn that time into some of the most stressful and trying. The attorneys at Arnold & Hooks, LLC have the knowledge and skills to help students resolve discipline and Title IX matters and return to their studies.
For further information about our Government practice, please give us a call at (229) 389-2045.