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Jonathan A. Alderman

Jonathan A. Alderman

  • Attorney
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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 is managing partner at the Anderson, Walker & Reichert, LLP, in Macon, Georgia. Estate planning, estate administration, will and trust drafting, contract and prenuptial agreement drafting, adoption, incorporation, business guidance, and charitable organization representation are all within Mr. Alderman's scope of practice. He has also handled cases involving commercial/contract law, real estate, insurance defense, and personal injury.

Born in Evansville, Indiana, Jonathan spent his formative years in Cochran, Georgia, where his father served as president of Middle Georgia College and his grandfather, Lucian A. Whipple, practiced law for 75 years before retiring at age 97. In 1981, he graduated with an associate's degree from Middle Georgia College, and in 1983, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Georgia with highest honors and membership in Phi Beta Kappa. In 1986, he graduated with a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia with honors, and he started working with Anderson, Walker & Reichert in 1986.

Mr. Alderman married a Georgia educator; Amy Holland, formerly of Dexter, GA who spent the past four decades instructing students in Jones, Twiggs, Ben Hill, Walton, Baldwin, Bibb and Clarke counties. His daughter Kim works as 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