ANDERSON, WALKER & REICHERT

Our Attorneys

 

JONATHAN A. ALDERMAN
(Extension 108)

Executive Assistant

Ann Giles

(Extension 120)

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Jonathan A. Alderman was born in 1961 in Evansville, Indiana, and was raised in Cochran, Georgia. 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 a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Macon Bar Association since 1986.

 

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

Mr. Alderman is married to the former Amy Holland of Dexter, Georgia. He is a past president of: Macon Rotary Club, First Choice Primary Care, Goodwill Industries, Good Vocations, and WorkFource Macon-Bibb.  He is a deacon at First Baptist Church of Christ.

EUGENE S. HATCHER
(Extension 107)

Executive Assistant

Ann Giles

(Extension 120)

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Born in Kewanee, Illinois, in 1944, Eugene S. ("Gene") Hatcher attended The Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, graduating in 1968. He worked in production management for the John. H. Harland Company for ten years then attended the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, graduating in 1981.

Mr. Hatcher joined Anderson, Walker and Reichert, LLP, in 1981. His areas of practice include creditor representation in all chapters of bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation, contract negotiations, business sales and acquisitions, construction law and probate. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Macon Bar Association.

Mr. Hatcher has served on the boards of Volunteer Macon, Macon Heritage Foundation, Hay House and the Macon Arts Alliance. He currently serves on the Board of the Museum of Arts & Sciences and the Board of Visitors for the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business at Mercer University.

Members of Christ Episcopal Church, Mr. Hatcher and his wife Joan have two sons and two grandsons and one granddaughter.

ALBERT P. REICHERT, JR.
(Extension 110)

Executive Assistant

Ann Johnson

(Extension 116)

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Albert P. Reichert, Jr. grew up in Macon, Georgia, attending Joseph Clisby Elementary School and Lanier High School. He was President of the Senior Class. He attended Emory University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and President of the Emory Glee Club. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was Vice President of the Harvard Journal on Legislation. Since his graduation in 1964, he has practiced law with Anderson, Walker and Reichert, LLP.

Mr. Reichert’s practice is primarily in the fields of wills, trusts, estate planning, taxation, and corporate and business matters. He served as Chairman of the Fiduciary Law Section and of the Tax Section of the State Bar of Georgia and as Chair of the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency. He has served on three Code Revision Committees: Trust Law, Probate Law, and Guardianship. He is a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and of the American College of Tax Counsel. He also is a Trustee of the Georgia Federal Tax Conference and is listed in the Best Lawyers in America.

 

Outside of his law practice, he has been active in the Boy Scouts, in church work, in Rotary International, and in the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.

MATTHEW G. SCHWARTZ
Partner
(Extension 111)

Executive Assistant

Harriette Johnson

(Extension 115)

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Matthew G. ("Matt") Schwartz was born and raised in New York City.  He attended the University of Arizona, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Russian language and Russian and Soviet studies.  He received his law degree, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1999.  Mr. Schwartz is admitted to practice law in the States of Georgia, New York and New Jersey.

 

After graduating from law school, Mr. Schwartz practiced law in private practice before serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  Rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel before retiring, among other assignments, he served twice as a base-level prosecutor, an area defense counsel, a senior trial counsel, a Guantanamo Bay defense counsel, and as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate of Robins Air Force Base, GA.  

In October, 2018,  Mr. Schwartz joined the firm.  His practice is primarily in the fields of litigation, military criminal defense, family law, and trusts and estates.

 

Mr. Schwartz is married to Amanda Schwartz.  They have three children.

Email Mr. Schwartz: mgs@awrlaw.com

WILLIAM J. SELF
"Of Counsel"
(Extension 114)

Executive Assistant

Harriette Johnson

(Extension 115)

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William J. ("Bill") Self joined the firm, as "Of Counsel," on February 1, 2013.  He served as Judge of the Probate Court of Bibb County from April 18, 1989 until his retirement on December 31, 2012.  He has been appointed by Governor Nathan Deal as a Senior Judge of the Probate Courts of Georgia.  He will be practicing part-time only and will narrowly focus his practice on probate and guardianship/conservatorship matters, wills and trusts, and Elder Law. 

 

Judge Self is a registered Mediator [GODR #6587-4225-6546-6112] and mediates disputes in his areas of practice.  He accepts some appointments as personal representatives of estates of decedents and as conservator for minors and incapacitated adults.

Judge Self obtained his BBA (Accounting) in 1971 and his JD in 1974 from the University of Georgia.  He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Macon Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Since 1995, Judge Self has been an active member of and is a Past President of the National College of Probate Judges (NCPJ).  He served on the Executive Committee of NCPJ for many years, having served in the offices of Secretary/Treasurer, President-Elect, President and Immediate Past President of the College.  He served as a representative of NCPJ to the National Guardianship Network and to the Third National Guardianship Summit, which promulgated the Third National Guardianship Summit Standards and Recommendations.  He also served on NCPJ's Task Force to revise the 2013 National Probate Court Standards.  For many years, Judge Self managed the NCPJ website.

Since taking office in 1989, and in retirement, Judge Self has been an active member of and a Past President of the Council of Probate Court Judges of Georgia. In 2000, he was named "Outstanding Probate Judge of the Year" by the Council. In 2010, Judge Self authored the Revised Handbook for Probate Judges in Georgia and authored the annual supplements in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2010, he edited the Georgia Probate Judges' Benchbook and authored the annual supplements to that publication in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.  Judge Self has authored a number of pamphlets and brochures, as well as a number of forms regularly used in many probate courts across Georgia.

Suite 1410 Fickling & Company Building
577 Mulberry St. (31201)
P. O. Box 6497 (31208-6497)
Macon, GA

Telephone: 478-743-8651
Facsimile:  478- 743-9636

Office Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday through Friday, except on holidays

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