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Women in Business 2020: James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP Attorneys

A special advertising section championing our local women in business. In partnership with Cox Communications. Photo by We Do Photography.


Kathryn Willis, Attorney

Kim Stroup, Attorney

Marlina Rogers, Attorney

Lauren Schultz, Attorney


231 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA 31201 



What is most gratifying part of your job?  

It’s the people! I get to work with and for great people. Teamwork is crucial to a successful law practice and James Bates does teamwork very well. Partners, attorneys, staff and the firm’s administrative team  we all work together to provide our clients with excellent service and work product. In addition to getting to work with folks I consider friends, and some even family, I am also fortunate to be able to work for some amazing clients and I am grateful for those relationships as well.  —Kathryn


You may be surprised that:

JBBG recently formed an Employee Assistance Program called Compassion Bridge to assist any JBBG employee in a time of need by providing monetary assistance for unforeseen medical expenses, financial hardships and many other unforeseen emergencies. Through this and many other opportunities, JBBG actively demonstrates the importance of its employees, the community and its clients. —Kim


I admire women who:

Persevere through adversity and make their own path. There are many opportunities I have now because another woman had enough courage to do it first and leave a legacy for me to follow. —Marlina


What are your hobbies outside of work?

Outside of work I love swimming with my daughter and coaching mock trial. I also enjoy scooping and serving ice cream at our family-owned, old fashioned soda shop. —Lauren

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