R. Alan Cleveland


Alan Cleveland lives in Athens, Georgia with his wife. His two adult sons both live in New York City.  Alan obtained his Bachelor of Journalism degree in Public Relations from the University of Georgia, and earned his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from John Marshall Law School. Alan is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.  In 2004 he attended and graduated from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College (TLC) located in Wyoming. 

            Alan began practicing law in 1998 and has been a solo practitioner or managed his own firm since 2003. His law practice focuses on personal injury and workers' compensation claims.  Alan has tried numerous cases that resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts. He has handled cases ranging from the simple to complex multi-party litigation involving wrongful death, automobile, motorcycle and trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, commercial and residential premises liability, including dog bite cases.       


            Alan is a registered neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. He obtained his mediator certification from the UGA Fanning Institute of Leadership Development.  He is authorized to practice in all Georgia Courts, including the Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle District of Georgia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.   In addition,  Alan has  litigation practice experience in state or federal courts in Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Arizona, New Jersey, and Utah.  


Alan currently is a Trustee of Historic Athens and serves on its Executive Board. He also serves on the Development Authority of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, and is President of The Phi Kappa Tau Housing Corporation in Athens. Over the years, Alan has also spoken at CLE courses on such topics as insurance bad faith, plaintiff's personal injury, proving hidden injury damages and premises liability.

Before relocating his practice and moving to Athens in 2020, Alan spent 25 years in Gwinnett County where he proudly served as President on the Boards of the North Gwinnett Baseball Softball Association and the North Gwinnett High School Dugout Club.  In addition to his volunteer Board work, he also coached youth baseball in Gwinnett for over 12 years.

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