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Allie Jett, JLG’s Founder, started her real estate career at age 16 in the Cobb County Deed Record Room when she started running titles for her family’s mortgage business. She continued working in various capacities for that mortgage company until she entered the University of Georgia’s School of Law.
Since graduating from UGA Law in 2003, Allie has spent her legal career representing governmental, individual, and corporate clients in a wide range of real estate-related disputes on both the trial and appellate levels as well as general counseling regarding best practices and risk mitigation outside of litigation. She has extensive experience in litigating contract, title to real property, ad valorem property tax, probate estate, and boundary/easement disputes. Allie often provides title insurance claims and coverage counseling. She also frequently acts as a court-appointed Special Master in quiet title proceedings. Allie is admitted to the bar of all State of Georgia Courts, Northern District of Georgia Federal Courts, and the state courts of South Carolina.
Allie has been named a “Georgia Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine every year from 2012 to 2017 (a special award to those attorneys under 40 years old) and has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer in 2018. Allie has been rated AV/Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, the highest ranking available for both ethical standards and subject matter expertise.
Allie serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Section of the State Bar of Georgia, the largest section of the state bar.
A frequent lecturer and presenter on real estate related subjects, her topics focus primarily on issues related to title litigation and ad valorem property taxation. She serves as General Counsel to the Georgia Association of Tax Officials (GATO).
Allie lives in DeKalb County, Georgia with her husband Patrick and her ragtag crew of rescue dogs affectionately known as the Jett Pack.
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2003
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
B.A., Classics, 2000
Named a "Georgia Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine
(every year from 2012 to 2017)
Activities & Affiliations
Member, State Bar of Georgia, Real Property Division - Executive Committee
Member, Real Property Section's subcommittees on Title Standards and Ad Valorem Property Tax
Member, State Bar of South Carolina, Community Association Law Committee
Member, Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention and Awareness Coalition (GREFPAC)
Acts as a court-appointed Special Master in quiet title proceedings and Auditor in other real estate related disputes
Authored the chapter on ad valorem property taxation in The Red Book on Real Estate Contracts in Georgia and for many years was a frequent contributing author to the monthly publication, the Georgia Real Estate Law Letter
Serves as General Counsel to the Georgia Association of Tax Officials (GATO)
State of Georgia Courts
Northern District of State of Georgia Federal Courts
State Courts of South Carolina
“Non-Judicial Tax Sales: From Courthouse Steps to Redemption”, Constitutional Officers of Georgia Association Conference, 2016
“Property Tax Legal Update”, Tax Commissioners' Technology Development Council of Georgia, 2016
“Out of the Gray”, GATO Conference, annually from 2016-2018
“Clearing the Way to the Closing Table”, Georgia Association of Realtors, 2015
“Judicial and Non-judicial Tax Sales,” Tax Commissioners' Technology Development Council of Georgia (“TC Tech”), 2014
“Overview of the Tax Sale Process in Georgia,” Atlanta Bar Association, Real Estate Section, 2013
“Title Coming Out of Judicial Proceedings,” Title Standards Seminar for the Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2010 and 2011;
“Property Tax issues in Title Examination,” Lorman Education Services, 2008
“How to Avoid Becoming Unintentionally Entangled in a Mortgage Fraud Scheme,” Lorman Education Services, 2008