Wes grew up in Mableton. He graduated from Kennesaw State with a business degree,
and then graduated from Georgia State Law in 2007, Magna Cum Laude. During college, Wes operated a lawn maintenance company.
Prior to starting Dunlap Gardiner, Wes
worked at an auto finance company.
Wes represents clients across Georgia. These clients include finance companies, car dealerships,property management companies, homeowner’s associations, and individuals.
Wes has negotiated thousands of settlements for clients, and has tried several hundred cases in courts across the state. He also represents creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, and advises clients on compliance issues related to their industry.
Wes is licensed in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of Georgia, along with the Superior
and lower courts in the state. He is also
licensed in the Northern, Middle, and
Southern Districts of Georgia.
Wes lives in Powder Springs with his wife, Angeleah, his sons Zade and Ty, and his daughter, Marlee.
Brian graduated from Clayton State University with a Bachelor’s of Science, Cum Laude, in 2003. Brian then began working full-time for the Clayton County District Attorney’s office as a Victim Witness Coordinator,
and began law school at the Georgia State University College of Law at the same time. While attending law school, Brian began working in Employee Relations
for the Georgia Department of Human Resources conducting internal investigations, dealing with employment law matters, and assisting the
Department in Administrative Hearings. In 2007,
Brian graduated with a Juris Doctor from the
Georgia State College of Law.
While working full-time and attending the Georgia State College of Law, Brian was a member of the College of Law Moot Court Board, was a Teaching Assistant for Property I & II, received the CALI Award for Academic Excellence (the top student in the class) in Litigation, and was elected as an Honor Court Justice by his peers.
Brian also worked as a Staff Attorney in Henry County Superior Court where he assisted in drafting and researching opinions on a variety of subjects including the following: the applicability and interpretation of covenants that run with land, Homeowner Association matters, vicarious and secondary liability in tort cases, employer liability in discrimination cases, and the applicability and interpretation of the law pertaining to business disputes.
Since joining Dunlap Gardiner LLP, Brian has focused his practice on representing Community Associations in the enforcement of covenants and in the collection of past due association assessments. Brian has also represented lenders, car dealerships, and a variety of companies in defending claims and pursuing collections on delinquent accounts. Some of the types of companies he has worked for include bail bond companies, medical companies, and landlords. In representing Community Associations Brian has drafted covenants, drafted bylaws, defended suits filed against his Association clients and has filed thousands of cases collecting passed due association assessments. Brian currently represents hundreds of community Associations all over the metro area in litigation involving the validity of covenants, and has authored two bills presently pending in the legislature that deal with the transfer of community common areas and the statute of limitations pertaining to covenant violations.
Brian is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the Superior and lower courts in Georgia, and the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia. During his practice Brian has appeared in State, Superior, and Magistrate Courts all over the state and has practiced before the Georgia Court of Appeals. He has also practiced in the federal court in the Northern District of Georgia. He has been lead counsel in over 4,000 cases across the state. He has also been the featured speaker at HOA Lunch and Learns and has been a featured speaker at HOA Boot Camp conducted by
Commissioner Shana Rooks in Clayton County.
Brian currently resides in McDonough, Georgia, with his wife Stephanie and is the proud father of son Jackson, daughter Hayden, and son Holden. Brian enjoys baseball, golf, tennis, reading, coaching, and spending time with his family. Brian has served as President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Henry County Bar Association. Brian also served as a Mock Trial Coach for the Regional Champion Ola High School Mock Trial Team for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009, school years and in 2011, and 2012 served as regional coordinator for the Henry County Mock Trial Competition. Brian also serves as an Assistant Coach for his son’s baseball team (the 6U MYA Bulldogs, 2015 Turkey Shootout Champions) and is an assistant parent-coach at the Compound Wrestling Facility in McDonough. Brian’s favorite book is Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand .
Evan grew up in Villa Rica, Georgia. While attending
the University of West Georgia, Evan started working for Dunlap Gardiner as a legal assistant in July 2009. After graduating from the Honors College at the University West Georgia in 2011, Evan worked full-time at Dunlap Gardiner and soon realized his desire to attend law school.
Evan started at Georgia State University College of Law in the fall of 2014 and attended classes while working full time for the firm. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law in December of 2017, Evan became an associate in June of 2018.
Evan is licensed in the Supreme Court and
Court of Appeals of Georgia, along with the Superior and lower courts in the state. He is also licensed in the Northern Districts of Georgia.
Evan has successfully defended several homeowners' associations and their agents in lawsuits.
He has appeared in court to represent creditors including
finance companies, homeowners’ associations, and roofing contractors in over 25 counties throughout the state of Georgia, and negotiated hundreds of
settlements on behalf of clients.
Evan lives with his wife, daughter and dog Mollie. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, hiking and playing golf.
Christy grew up in Marietta, Georgia. She worked as a paralegal for a criminal defense attorney and a debt collection law firm before attending Kennesaw State University. While at KSU, she served as President of
various honor clubs, as well as an intern for the Georgia State Senate. She graduated Magna Cum Laude
receiving her Bachelor’s of Science degree in 2006.
Christy began law school at Georgia State College of Law in the fall of that same year. During her tenure at Georgia State College of Law, Christy was a member of the College of Law Moot Court team and served an Externship in the Fulton County Superior Court for now retired Judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore. She received her
Law Degree in 2009, graduating Cum Laude.
After receiving her law degree, Christy practiced family and criminal law and then served 12 years as in-house counsel for an educational technology company.
Christy is well versed in contract negotiations and settlements, legal document review and advising
clients how to best protect their legal rights.
Christy has been a member of several non-profit boards including the Junior Service League of Woodstock, Papa’s Pantry and Pickett’s Mill Elementary School Foundation, serving as treasurer. She lives in Acworth, Georgia
with her husband Steven, their two kids Lee
and Emily and their 4 rambunctious dogs.
Riley grew up in Dawsonville, Georgia. After graduating from the University of West Florida in 2018, she worked
at Dunlap Gardiner as a Legal Assistant. In 2020, Riley began law school at the University of Georgia,
where she graduated Cum Laude in 2023.
While in law school, Riley was a Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing I and II, a Research Assistant for the
UGA Law Library, and a student attorney for the UGA Law Veterans Clinic. She also received the CALI Award
Riley lives in Powder Springs with her fiancé, two dogs, two cats, and a bearded dragon. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, board games, and watching Georgia football.
Joel grew up in McDonough, GA and graduated from Ola High School in 2014. After graduating from High School, Joel attended Georgia Southern University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and interned for the late Senator Johnny Isakson.
After attending Georgia Southern, Joel attended the University of Georgia School of Law where he
graduated with his Juris Doctor. While at UGA, Joel
was a UGA Law Peer Mentor and worked at
Stadion Money Management where he specialized
in DOL, FINRA and SEC Regulation of Registered
Investment Advisors, Plans, and Plan Sponsors.
After leaving Stadion Money Management, Joel worked at Lister, Holt, & Dennis where he represented indigent defendants facing criminal charges in Clayton County, GA. During his time at Lister, Holt, & Dennis, Joel tried numerous cases in front of a jury and had the opportunity to mentor and train younger attorneys as a Lead Attorney. In his role at Lister, Holt, & Dennis Joel also acted as the Clayton County DUI Court’s Defense Attorney where
he helped the Court and Participants navigate the complex constitutional issues and legal rights
involved in accountability courts.
Joel Lives in McDonough, Ga with his family. In his free time, he enjoys cheering on The Georgia Bulldogs, lifting weights, reading, and traveling.
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