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Jess A. Lill, Associate Attorney, Savannah, Georgia

Jess A. Lill
  • Associate Attorney

Location:

Savannah, GA

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Jess Lill is an attorney with The Manely Firm, P.C. in Savannah, Georgia. Originally from the mountains of north Georgia, Jess began to make her trek further and further south, first by moving to Atlanta to attend college. At Oglethorpe University, Jess graduated with degrees in both psychology and philosophy. The two disciplines influence her understanding, practice, and application of law to the unique families of her clients. It was early on that she knew her calling was to practice law in order to change her clients' lives for the better. Jess soon moved further south to Macon, Georgia for law school at Mercer University School of Law. There, Jess became a member of the law review and mock trial teams, as well as working closely with faculty to write and publish various academic works. While in law school, Jess worked with various organizations and law firms to hone her legal research and advocacy skills. She was fortunate enough to start trying her first cases within her second year of law school, and hasn't left the courtroom since. Jess graduated law school and decided to move even further south to Savannah, where she has been working since.

Prior to being an attorney with The Manely Firm, P.C., Jess worked for the firm as a Client Care Coordinator to perform intake for new clients. As a Client Care Coordinator, Jess learned the intricate details that make every family, and every family law case, unique and vital to finding a resolution. Jess then transitioned from the role of Client Care Coordinator into the position of a Law Clerk. As a Law Clerk, Jess researched novel legal issues while assisting in the drafting of briefs and other legal documents to be filed with many Georgia Courts. The Manely Firm, P.C. has fully shaped Jess Lill into the family law attorney she is today, by providing her the opportunity to experience cases from initial intake, development, to finally their positive resolution.

Attorney Jess Lill seeks to help resolve her clients' family law problems fairly, compassionately, and quickly. In her spare time, Jess prefers reading, yoga, and exploring historic Savannah. Jess also volunteers regularly as a hospital advocate for Coastal Empire's Rape Crisis Center and Chapter Advisor for her sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma's local chapter.

Areas Of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Education

  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • Juris Doctor - 2018
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Merit Scholarship
    • Honors: Dean’s List 2015, 2016, 2017
    • Honors: GPA: 89.3/100
  • Oglethorpe University
    • Bachelor of Science, Psychology; Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy - 2015
    • Honors: GPA: 3.2/4.0
    • Honors: Oxford Scholarship; Resident Assistant of the Year 2014-2015
    • Honors: Liberal Arts and Science Symposium presenter in philosophy and psychology for 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Honors: South Eastern Psychological Association presenter 2014
    • Honors: Residence Life Resident Assistant
    • Honors: Academic Honor Counsel
    • Honors: Oglethorpe Student Conduct Board Member
    • Honors: Black and Gold Club
    • Honors: Dean's List

Honors and Awards

  • Chatham County Mediation Center, Most Domestic Cases Settled 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • SBA
  • Georgia State Bar, Present

Past Employment Positions

  • The Manely Firm, P.C., Marietta, GA, Client Care Coordinator, Marketing & Media Manager, 2017 to 2018
  • The Manely Firm, P.C., Marietta, GA, Law Clerk, 2018 to 2018
  • Mercer University, Professor Linda Jellum, Macon, GA, Research Assistant, 2017 to 2018
  • Cobb County Juvenile Court, Marietta, GA, Legal Intern, 2017 to 2017
  • Bibb County Superior Court, Macon, GA, Judicial Intern, 2017 to 2017
  • Mercer University, Professor Patrick Longan, Macon, GA, Research Assistant, 2016 to 2017
  • Houston County Solicitor General’s Office, Warner Robins, GA, Legal Intern, 2016 to 2016
  • Houston County Victim Advocate Unit, Warner Robins, GA, Volunteer, 2016 to 2016
  • The CP Law Group, Atlanta, GA Legal, Intern, 2016 to 2016

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Sigma Sigma