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W. Warren Plowden, Jr.

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Davidson College, 1965
Walter F. George School of Law Mercer University, LLB, magna cum laude,1968

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  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia


Warren Plowden Jr. has been a partner in the firm of Jones Cork, LLP since 1975, having joined the firm in 1971 after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Griffin B. Bell, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Plowden specializes in employment, labor, personnel, and education matters; including litigation in these areas in the state and federal trial and appellate courts in such matters as civil rights damage suits, voting rights claims, employment discrimination cases, and numerous education related claims. He also heads the firms public finance group which has handled bond issues for school districts, cities, counties, water authorities and hospital authorities.

He serves as general counsel for the Baldwin County and Pulaski County School Districts and represents a number of other school districts and their insurers around the State of Georgia. He is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and serves as the Chancellor of the South Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

In his community, Mr. Plowden has served on the boards of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Inc. and the Central Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He has served as president of the Macon Lions Club and Vine-Ingle Little League, and as scoutmaster for Troop 19 at Vineville United Methodist Church.

Mr. Plowden served as a captain in the United States Army during the Vietnam War when he was assigned as the Adjutant of MACV Advisory Team 56, Phong Dien Province, Republic of South Vietnam. He is a life member of Counterparts Tuong Hu Dong Nam A, an Association of Veterans of the Second Indochina War & Their Foreign Counterparts. He is a member of Vineville United Methodist Church where he has served as Chairman of the Administrative Board and as Chairman of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee.

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