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Mary Beth Hand

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Attorney Mary Beth Hand joined Adams Law Firm in March 2018, bringing nearly 15 years of legal experience to the firm. As one of Georgia’s great legal minds, Mary Beth applies her experience in the representation of seriously injured individuals in all areas of litigation. Prior to joining Adams Law Firm, Mary Beth was fortunate to practice at two premier law firms in Macon, James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP and Sell & Melton, LLP, both of which allowed her to hone her skills as an attorney in a wide range of matters, including insurance litigation, employment law, business litigation, and appellate litigation.

Mary Beth was also honored to serve as a federal law clerk for the Honorable Hugh Lawson at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. During that time, Mary Beth gained extensive experience in all areas of federal law and practice and procedure and gained unique knowledge and experience by being at the right hand of Judge Lawson for five years.

Growing up in McRae, GA, Mary Beth graduated as valedictorian of the TCHS class of 1996 and learned about being a team player on the softball field. She continued her education at Georgia Southern University, earning her degree summa cum laude in 2000, all while working a full-time job at a local law firm. That experience taught Mary Beth the importance and value of hard work and stoked her interest in the law. She went on to the University of Georgia School of Law, where she continued to shine academically, serving as managing editor of the Georgia Journal of Intellectual Property Law, graduating magna cum laude in 2003, and being inducted into the Order of the Coif in recognition of her high academic standing.

Being an effective attorney and advocate takes a village, and Mary Beth could not provide the services she does without the support of her husband Adam, a reformed attorney who is now a teacher, and their daughter, Allison. The Hand family loves to travel near and far and spends most Saturdays at the soccer field. Mary Beth is a competitive tennis player and loves to read and listen to the latest hot podcast.


  • Georgia Southern University (B.S. Criminal Justice, summa cum laude, 2000)
  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2003)
  • Journal of Intellectual Property Law
    • Managing Editor (2002 – 2003)
    • Editorial Board (2001-2002)

Professional Organizations/Activities

Admitted to Practice:

  • All Superior Courts in Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Judicial Clerkship

  • Clerk to the Honorable Hugh Lawson
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
    • 2009-2014