Renee S. Rainey
Degrees & Certificates
Presbyterian College, B.S., 2007, magna cum laude
Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, J.D., 2010
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Georgia Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
- Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Renee Rainey is a partner with the firm and practices primarily in the areas of education and employment law. Ms. Rainey is originally from Lancaster, S.C. and graduated magna cum laude from Presbyterian College in 2007, where she received a B.S. in Mathematics and Political Science. Upon graduation from Presbyterian College, Ms. Rainey attended Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, where she was a member of the Moot Court Board and student member of the Bootle Inn of Court. Ms. Rainey has been with Jones Cork, LLP since receiving her J.D. from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law in 2010 and being admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2010.
Ms. Rainey is currently active in the State Bar of Georgia, the Macon Bar Association, and the William A. Bootle Inn of Court. Ms. Rainey represents school districts and universities on a variety of specialized matters including, but not limited to, special education law (IDEA/Section 504), employee discipline and/or termination, student discipline, EEOC complaints, and employment discrimination. Ms. Rainey was recognized by 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the area of Schools & Education law.
Since entering the practice of law, Ms. Rainey has also successfully defended several lawsuits through the appellate courts involving a variety of topics related to the duty of care of an out-of-possession landlord as it relates to a tenant’s negligence (See Younger v. Dunagan, 318 Ga. App. 554, 733 S.E.2d 81 (2012)), pedestrian vehicular car accidents (See Moore v. Camara, 317 Ga. App. 651, 732 S.E.2d 319 (2012)), and the duty of care of an Alzheimer’s patient owes a paid staff person at a residential facility (See Carter v. Scott, 320 Ga. App. 404, 750 S.E.2d 679 (2012)).
Ms. Rainey and her husband Willis reside in Macon, Georgia. Ms. Rainey is a patron of the Macon Museum of Arts and Science and currently serves as President of the Junior League of Macon.