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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, Georgia
Juris Doctor


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
B.S., Business Administration

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Bar Association, Member
  • Gate City Bar Association, Member
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer's Association, Volunteer
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Member
  • Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, Member

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Georgia Superior, State and Magistrate Courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court

MANAGING PARTNER

Joycelyn R. Curry focuses her practice on small business representation, consumer bankruptcy, and litigation. Ms. Curry combines her accounting and business experience to guide her clients toward meeting their desired objectives, maintaining a focus on these objectives even in the midst of unplanned or unexplained events for her clients.

Ms. Curry works closely with small business owners to assist them as they aim to meet their business objectives. She counsels businesses regarding entity formation, drafting of operating agreements and bylaws, and drafts, reviews and revises contracts. Ms. Curry also advises corporate management on employment matters, including employee benefits, discipline, discharge and termination issues; and drafts corporate employment documents, policies and manuals. Ms. Curry also counsels individuals experiencing changes in lifestyle causing them severe financial distress. She works with them to determine if they could be helped by the country’s bankruptcy laws by filing either a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.

In addition to working as a counselor, Ms. Curry works as an advocate for her clients in courtrooms throughout Georgia. She represents clients in a variety of litigation matters involving real estate, contracts, criminal matters, probate matters, and various tort matters. She has built a reputation of excellence through her diligent research and zealous advocacy for her clients.

After college, Joycelyn was employed as an accountant for a small and growing business. During this time she gained experience working with a small corporation and viewing the special needs of start-up and growing corporations. Witnessing first-hand, the hard work and dedication her employers put into their business, loped considerable experience in forensic engineering and claim negotiations.

While in law school, Ms. Curry gained experience with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Atlanta Office where she helped research company financials for signs of insider trading and other SEC violations. In addition, she worked as a Student Attorney at the Georgia State Tax Clinic where she managed a caseload ranging from seven to fifteen clients with being a full time student and preparing for the upcoming bar examination. This experience allowed her to fully immerse herself in the tax issues her clients sought to remedy and work diligently towards a positive solution.