George D. Jebaily, managing partner of the Jebaily Law Firm was recently profiled by the American Association for Justice’s Trial Lawyers Care website in a feature about his leadership in reviving the downtown area of Florence, South Carolina.
Trial Lawyers Care is a non-profit organization that encourages, recognizes and organizes trial lawyers who contribute to their communities through volunteer and charitable activities which serve the public good. The organization began as a group of lawyers providing free legal services to families applying for help from the federal fund that was set up for victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The article about George can be found on the Trial Lawyers Care home page. The piece details George’s dedication to downtown redevelopment in Florence, his hometown, including his years of work with a citizens’ group that was tasked with creating a conceptual plan for redevelopment.
The Visions 2010 Committee evolved into the Florence Downtown Development Corporation (FDDC), a non-profit organization that worked with consultants to create a detailed master plan. George was the first chairman of the FDDC from 2002 to 2008. He later chaired a committee that updated the FDDC’s master plan in 2010.
George also worked with others to create an all-volunteer art gallery space downtown, which officially opened its doors in December 2008 to a reception of more than 700 community members.
The Art Trail Gallery “has been a major catalyst of economic renewal and has provided momentum for the redevelopment effort,” the article says.
“Now, more than 15 years … from when he first began, George is a newly elected member of the Florence City Council and remains committed to the purpose and cause of developing and supporting the town in which he grew up,” the articles states.
George was one of 10 finalists for a 2014 American Association for Justice Trial Lawyers Care Award.
Our firm’s Ronald J. Jebaily, who nominated George for the AAJ award, remarked that “[a]t a time when many others were ‘naysayers’ about the ability for Downtown Florence to have a revival, my brother George was convinced that Downtown Florence would be restored and renewed to make our community a place of pride for a whole new generation.”
George has practiced plaintiff’s law for 30 years in Florence. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is the Jebaily Law Firm’s senior partner.
George and Ron Jebaily and our law firm’s four associate attorneys focus on plaintiff’s litigation in Personal injury cases and also assist clients in car accidents, drunk driving, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Criminal law matters.