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Jonathan A. Alderman

Jonathan A. Alderman

  • Attorney
Ext. 108
Executive Assistant: Ann Giles (Ext. 120)

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives
  • Real Estate Transactions: Commercial and Investors
  • Will and Trust Administration
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Representation of Charitable Entities
  • Business Advice and Contract
  • General Litigation
  • Adoption


Jonathan A. Alderman was born in 1961 in Evansville, Indiana, and was raised in Cochran, Georgia where his grandfather Lucian A. Whipple practiced law for 75 years, retiring at age 97, and where his father was President of Middle Georgia College. He received an Associate degree at Middle Georgia College in 1981 and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, summa cum laude, at the University of Georgia in 1983, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, at the University of Georgia in 1986. He has been with Anderson, Walker & Reichert since 1986.

Mr. Alderman's areas of practice include estate planning, estate administrations, preparation of wills, trusts, contracts, and prenuptial agreements, real estate transactions, adoptions, incorporations, business advice, and representation of charitable entities. He also is experienced in litigation in the areas of personal injury, estates, insurance defense, commercial/contract, and real estate.

Mr. Alderman is married to the former Amy Holland of Dexter, Georgia, a school teacher for over 40 years in Jones, Baldwin, Twiggs, Bibb, Ben Hill, Walton and Clarke Counties, Georgia. His daughter Kim is a nurse practitioner in Columbus, Georgia.


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1986
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1983
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Middle Georgia College, Cochran, Georgia
    • A.S., Associate in Science and Associate of Arts - 1981
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia, 1990

Community Activities

  • Macon-Bibb Board of Tax Assessors, 2016 - current
  • Macon Rotary Club: Past President, Current Member
  • First Choice Primary Care: Past President 2005-2010 (Founding President, 2005); Current Board Member
  • Goodwill Industries: Past President; Current Audit Committee
  • Good Vocations: Past President; Board Member 16 years
  • Work Force Macon-Bibb: Past President; Board Member 18 years
  • First Baptist Church of Christ: Deacon and Trustee; Sunday School Teacher; Choir

Honor Societies

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Gamma Beta Phi


  • Gamma Beta Phi, National Certificate of Merit, 1982
  • Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, Extra Mile Award, 1990
  • Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellow
  • Rotary Georgia, Will Watt Fellow
  • Wesley Glen Ministries, James A. Cason Leadership Award, 2009
  • Macon Bar, Lawyer of the Year, 2009
  • State Bar of Georgia, Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service, 2010