Edwin T. (Tom) Cotton was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1944 but was reared in Cordele, Georgia and Arlington, Georgia. Tom graduated from Arlington High School in 1962. He attended the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia where he received a B.B.A. in Accounting in 1967 and a J.D. from the University Of Georgia School Of Law in 1970. After graduation, Tom returned to Cordele, Georgia where he has engaged in the practice of law since. In 1985 and 1986 Tom served as District Attorney for the Cordele Judicial Circuit at the request of Governor Joe Frank Harris and pursuant to his subsequent appointment by Governor Harris. Tom is married to the former Linda Fincher Cotton and they have 4 sons and 12 grandchildren.
Areas of Practice
- Real Estate
- Corporation and LLC Formation
- Representation of the City of Cordele in all municipal matters including but not limited to: – Personnel – Real Estate – Contract Negotiation – Contract Preparation – Contract Review – Civil Litigation – General advice relating to the day to day operation of an entity employing approximately 150 people
United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia Supreme Court of the State of Georgia Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia
Georgia Bar Association Cordele Bar Association