Gerald is a native of Cornelia, Georgia. He attended Piedmont College graduating cum laude in 1979. He continued his education at Woodrow Wilson College of Law, graduating in 1982. Gerald was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1982 and began practicing law with partner Doug McDonald in 1982 following graduation from law school.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death attorney

Gerald currently focuses his practice on representing individuals who has been injured as the result of the negligence of others, as well as, family members of individuals who have died as the result of the negligence of others. Gerald’s areas of practice include personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents and wrongful death. Gerald also continues to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for children who has been abused or removed from their home.

Professional History

Gerald has been admitted as a member of the State Bar of Georgia; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; Georgia Court of Appeals; and, the Supreme Court of Georgia. Gerald has handled numerous criminal and civil jury trials and bench trials. Gerald has also handled appeals in the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia. Gerald is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Gerald was selected as a member of the inaugural class of Leadership, Habersham County, Georgia.

Named partner Gerald Cody has been with the firm since 1980. Gerald is exclusively focused on litigation that involves life altering injury and complex issues. Gerald has litigated cases throughout the state and federal courts. Gerald works out of the North Office and has recovered in excess of 15 million dollars for clients in 2016 alone. Gerald recently obtained a large verdict in Rabun County Georgia for a family who was injured by an impaired driver. Gerald is a deacon at the largest church in Habersham County and is married to Britt Cody who taught in the Habersham County school system for many years.

Gerald is married to Britt Durham Cody and they have two daughters, Morgan and Sarah Beth. Gerald and Britt are active members at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Clarkesville, Georgia, where Gerald has served as trustee, teacher, mentor and deacon.