Our Attorneys

Alan Connell


DeAnn WheelerAlan W. Connell, Senior Partner

Alan W. Connell was born and raised on a farm in Hollonville, a small town in Pike County, Georgia.  He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1973 with honors receiving a BBA in accounting and from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1976.

     After graduating from law school, Alan moved to Thomaston, Georgia, to begin the practice of law, concentrating on personal injury and divorce. Alan has recovered millions in damages for clients injured in automobile and truck collisions, including eight (8) cases where the total recovery equalled or exceeded $1,000,000.

     Alan has also developed an extensive family law practice, working with clients to seek answers to the emotional, finanical and life changing problems associated with divorce.  His practice area includes Fayette, Spalding, Upson, Pike, Coweta, Meriwether, Lamar, Butts, Monroe, Henry, and Troup.  He is licensed to practice in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States.

     Alan is a member of the Georgia Bar and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.

     Alan has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer from 2005 through 2011 and also as an "Elite Lawyer" by Georgia Trend Magazine.

     He serves as General Counsel and Director for West Central Georgia Bank, General Counsel for the Georgia High School Association, General Counsel for the Upson Electric Membership Corporation, and as a Trustee of the Gordon College Foundation.



wheeler imageDeAnn Wheeler, Partner

DeAnn Wheeler was born and raised in Thomaston, Upson County, Georgia.  She graduated from Clayton State College in 1995 with a B.B.A. in accounting, and from John Marshall Law School, cum laude, in 1998.  Her practice areas include divorce, custody, child support, adoption, legitimation, and personal injury.

      DeAnn is licensed to practice law in the Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia, Supreme Court of the State of Georgia, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia.

      DeAnn serves the Upson County community, and the surrounding counties, through her position as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Southern Crescent Technical College and the Upson Regional Medical Center. 

      DeAnn was named as a "Rising Star" in  family law by Atlanta Magazine in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009.