George R. Ellis, Jr. is an experienced attorney, retired Judge and mediator in Americus, Georgia. Educated at the University of Georgia, he received his undergraduate degree and was graduated from Law School in 1964.
From his position of solicitor of State Court of Sumter County from 1968 until 1976, George became Judge of State Court in 1976 serving until 1992. In 1985 George was asked to serve as president of the Council of State Court Judges. Locally he served as attorney for the Board of Commissioners of Sumter County from 1968 until 2001. While serving as county attorney, he served as secretary and chairman of the County Attorneys Association of Georgia and Chairman of the Local Government section of the State Bar of Georgia.
While working as an attorney, his practice involved local government, domestic relations, real estate, probate, construction law, warranty claims and general practice. George is certified with the State of Georgia in general mediation, domestic mediation and domestic violence mediation. He is also a State of Georgia certified arbitrator.