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Bettis Law Group, LLC

1825 Lockeway Drive, Suite 201, Alpharetta, GA 30004

Visit: http://www.phillbettis.com

Phone: 678-736-5445

Fax: 770-407-7781

Licensed Since: 1980

Education:Emory University School of Law

Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate: Business (70%)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (20%)
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)

Q Attorney Profile

A member of Bettis Law Group, LLC, B. Phillip Bettis focuses his law practice in the north Atlanta metropolitan area on real estate law, alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, business law, probate and estate planning. He is approved by the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution as a Mediator, Arbitrator and Early Neutral Evaluator and is an associate judge for the Forsyth County Georgia Magistrate Court and occasionally the Superior Court of Forsyth County.

With a focus on the material sales, charitable and banking industry, Mr. Bettis formerly represented the Forsyth County Board of Education. After earning his Bachelor of Business Administration at Mercer University, he studied at and graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1980 with his Juris Doctor. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Bettis is passionate about community service and volunteer work. He is a board member of the Forsyth County Community Foundation, the No Longer Bound organization and the North Georgia Community Foundation. The Metro Atlanta YMCA named him the Volunteer of the Year in 2004, and in 2005, he chaired the Committee on Professionalism within the State Bar of Georgia. He is also chairman of The Benjamin F. Brady Charitable Foundation.

A talented author, Mr. Bettis has published his own book titled The Little Book of Annoying Questions. He has also written a column for Forsyth County News. After saving a two-year-old from a swimming pool, he was given several community awards.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Q More info

About Phillip Bettis

Admitted: 1980, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://www.bettislawgroup.com/attorneys/barry-p-bettis/


  • Super Lawyer in 2019 top-rated attorney
  • Georgia Super Lawyer for 2005, 2009, 2010, and 2018
  • Forsyth Family YMCA Volunteer of the Year, 2004
  • Award presented by Shorter University Board of Trustees for service to the University., Distinguished Service Award, Shorter University Board of Trustees, 2017
  • For actions in saving a two year who had fallen into a swimming pool, The American Legion Heroism Medal, The American Legion Post 201, Alpharetta, Georgia, 2018
  • For actions leading to saving a two year old that had fallen into a swimming pool, Distinquished Citizen Award, Cumming Chapter 1030 Vietnam Veterans of America, 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Approved Mediator, Arbitrator and Early Neutral Evaluator for the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Associate Judge, Forsyth County Georgia Magistrate Court and on occasion by designation in the Superior Court of Forsyth County.
  • 2005 Chairman of the State Bar of Georgia Committee on Professionalism
  • State Bar of Georgia in 1980

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member of Forsyth County Community Foundation
  • 2004 Volunteer of the Year by the Metro Atlanta YMCA
  • Chairperson of the Benjamin F. Brady Foundation, former Trustee of the Georgia Baptist Healthcare Ministry Foundation, current member of the Board of Directors of The North Georgia Community Foundation and No Longer Bound, Inc., 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presented a paper on Commercial Lease Mediation at a seminar in Atlanta, Georgia, Presenter, 2009
  • Column for The Forsyth County News
  • This presentation analyzed the burgeoning threat of paper terrorists and their methods which affect Georgia real estate practitioner., Co-speaker and Co-author, Sovereign Citizens and Their Emergence as Paper Terrorists- What Every Real Estate Practiioner Should Know, Institute of Continuing Legal Education In Georgia, Georgia Real Property Law Institute, 2015
  • Presented and authored a paper exploring the variety of Conservation Use Valuation Assessments in Georgia for farm, timberland and other uses including agritourism. , Co-Presenter and Author, Conservation Use Valuation Assessments, Institute of Continuing Legal Education In Georgia, Georgia Real Propery Law Institute, 2016


  • Closed the acquisition of the property for Denmark High School in south Forsyth County

Representative Clients:

  • Forsyth County Board of Education,

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Recently published a book entitled "The Little Book of Annoying Questions.", 2012

Educational Background:

  • BBA, Mercer University (Atlanta), 1976

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Charitable
  • Material Sales

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