Senior Attorney Nathaniel M. Smith

Associate Attorney Candace K. Cliatt

Nathaniel M. Smith is a born again Christian* and a member of Salem Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia. This means that while counseling clients, Nathaniel might refer not only to law but also to other considerations such as moral, emotional, and spiritual factors that might be relevant to a client's situation.**

This also means Nathaniel feels a duty to serve all who need legal services he is able to provide, regardless of economic considerations.  He may reduce fees, or he may permit the payment of fees in installments according to the ability of clients to pay, or both.

It is office policy to offer discounts on legal services provided to members of Salem Baptist Church.  At least ten percent (10%) of the fees paid to Nathaniel will be put to work at Salem Baptist Church, spreading the Gospel and feeding the hungry as Jesus commanded.  Anyone who finds this use of funds unpalatable may be more satisfied in the short term by seeking legal counsel elsewhere.

Nathaniel graduated in 2006 from Clayton State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, and he graduated in 2009 from Washington and Lee University, earning a Juris Doctor degree.   

Nathaniel is admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Superior, State, Juvenile, Probate and Magistrate courts of Georgia. 

Nathaniel became a member of the Georgia Bar Association in 2009.  He became a member of the Henry County Bar Association in 2010.  He became a member of CLS (Christian Legal Society, and in 2009.

Candace K. Cliatt practices in the area of civil litigation.  She has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in family law and personal injury matters. 

Candace received her law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she served as an editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.  During law school, Candace received several notable internships and assisted one of her professors with researching for and drafting an amicus brief for a recent Supreme Court case.

Candace received her undergraduate degree in English, magna cum laude, from Georgia State University.  She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and enjoys serving as a youth leader at Victory World Church during her spare time. 

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*1 Peter 1:23 states: "For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God." John 3:3 states in part: "Jesus declared, 'I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.'"

**Comment 2 to Rule 2.1 of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct states: "In rendering advice, a lawyer may refer not only to law but to other considerations such as moral, economic, social and political factors that may be relevant to the client's situation.  Advice couched in narrowly legal terms may be of little value to a client, especially where practical considerations, such as cost or effects on other people, are predominant.  Purely technical legal advice, therefore, can sometimes be inadequate.  It is proper for a lawyer to refer to relevant moral and ethical considerations in giving advice."