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Joe Bond Sartain, Jr.

1933–2014

Joe Bond Sartain, Jr., was a founding partner of Sartain Law Offices and began his private practice in 1959. His accomplished career as a trial practice and Workers’ Compensation attorney is the foundation of the firm’s recognition as one of the most respected private practice firms in Gainesville.


After graduating from Danielsville High School in 1949, Joe joined the U.S. Army with his cousins, serving during the Korean War from 1949 to 1952. He later attended Piedmont College and graduated from Georgia State University in 1956. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, and obtained his JD in 1958.


With admission to the State Bar of Georgia in 1957, he acquired over 45 years of extensive active trial practice in personal injury and Workers' Compensation law. Mr. Sartain acted as a past chairman of the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia, and he chaired and served on numerous continuing legal education (CLE) seminars for the State Bar of Georgia. He served on Governors Carter, Busby, Harris, Miller and Barnes' study Committee on Workers' Compensation, serving as Chairman for two years. Recognized for his depth of knowledge in Workers’ Compensation law as well as his service in the field, Mr. Sartain was presented with the State Bar of Georgia Workers' Compensation Distinguished Service Award on October 7, 2004.


Mr. Sartain was a past president of the Northeastern Bar Association and a past Post Commander of the American Legion (1966-1967). Mr. Sartain was a member and previously served as Chairman of the Worker’s Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He was a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Gainesville-Northeastern Bar Association, and held a position on the Board of Directors of United Community Bank in Dahlonega, Georgia since 1998. 


Exhibiting his love for writing, he authored the book Memories from the Cotton Patch to the Court House, published 2003. Mr. Sartain was known throughout the community for his monumental support for Veterans and the Salvation Army. He served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board for eight years, serving as Chairman for two years. Keeping close ties to his roots, he was a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church in Danielsville.


Mr. Sartain is survived by three sons and ten grandchildren.

Joe Bond Sartain, Jr.