Paralegal Certificate Program Instructors
Keith E. Fitzgerald
341 Third Street
P. O. Box 1795
Macon, Georgia 31202-1795
Criminal trial in state and federal courts.
Keith Fitzgerald is the associate lawyer for Hogue & Hogue. Keith is a 2010 graduate of Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law, where he also received the Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research and Drafting. While a law student, he clerked with a solo attorney in Macon, where he discovered his passion for helping people during difficult and trying times in their lives. This led him directly to the field of criminal defense, as there are no more difficult and trying times for people than when facing the full weight of the criminal justice system. Keith is proud to call himself a criminal defense lawyer.
Law is a second career for Keith. Before becoming a lawyer, Keith was a professional trombonist in the United States Air Force for nine years. During his musical career, Keith traveled the world–including Japan, Korea, Australia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Singaporeand Thailand as well as the eastern United States–performing jazz and classical concerts as a musical ambassador of the United States. His experience on stage as a performer led him to his law career. In effect, he traded the audience at a concert hall for twelve citizens in a jury box; musical notes in a symphony instead became words in a closing argument.
Keith is a member of the Georgia Association Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Georgia and Macon Bar Associations. He practices in Federal and State courts in the central Georgia region and handles every type of criminal case. Currently, one of Keith's main focuses in the firm is DUI defense. Keith is also a graduate of the William “Bill” Daniel Trial Advocacy program.
Keith is married to Betsy Fitzgerald, who is the Executive Director of the Grand Opera House in Macon.
J.D., Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, 2010
George Mason University, Trombone Performance, 1995-1998
B.A., University of Maryland University College, 2005
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Member Since: 2010
Georgia Court of Appeals
Member Since: 2010
The Supreme Court of Georgia
Member Since: 2010
United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
Member Since: 2010
Ashley Mackin Brodie graduated with honors from the University of Georgia in 2003 with a degree in business management. Ashley attended law school at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga. While a student at Georgia State University College of Law, Ashley was responsible for bringing about the exoneration of a wrongly convicted man due to her work with the Georgia Innocence Project. Following law school, Ashley worked for a law firm in Macon, Ga. where she represented Bibb County Planning and Zoning and civil non-domestic litigation cases. In January 2008, Ashley returned to her hometown of Gray, Ga. to open a law practice. Since opening her practice, Ashley has focused her practice in the areas of family/domestic law, personal injury/auto accidents and criminal/DUI law.
Ashley has experience both defending her clients against criminal charges as well as prosecuting criminal cases. In 2010, she was appointed to the part-time position of Solicitor-General for the Jones County Probate Court. In addition, in February 2013, Ashley began working as a part-time prosecutor for the Monroe County Probate Court.
Ashley states that with divorce work, criminal work and automobile accident work she is given the opportunity to help people during the most stressful and turbulent times in their lives. Although her daily schedule is often quite tense and hectic, Ashley takes her cases to heart and cares deeply about seeking the best outcome possible for her clients. She is a member of the Ocmulgee Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association and is a member of the Criminal, Family Law and General Practice & Trial Law sections of the Georgia Bar Association. Ashley was honored to attend the National Criminal Defense College Program through Mercer University in 2007.
Ashley is married to Sean Brodie, a criminal defense attorney with the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office and they have two Lhasa Apso “children,” Bay and Carson.
S. E. “Trey” Moody graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987 with a BBA in Marketing/Finance from the McCombs School of Business. He received his J.D. from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law in 1992. Trey is a former Judge of the City of Montezuma, Ga.
His practice specialty area is personal injury litigation representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has been in private practice in Perry, Ga. since 2003.
In addition to his law practice, Trey is a Certified/Registered Neutral with the State of Georgia.
She also assists families in the tough areas of Medicaid planning for future nursing home care and the contemplation of possible guardianships and conservatorships for their loved ones.
Jennifer N. Haskins has obtained accreditation from the Administration of Veteran's Affairs and is now able to assist veterans and their families in obtaining Aid and Assistance and Low Income Pension Benefits.
- Wills & Trusts
- Estate Planning
- Estate Administration
- Elder Law
- Asset Protection
- Power of Attorney - Financial
- Power of Attorney - Health Care
- Probate of Estates
- Year's Support
- Special Needs Trusts
- Long-Term Care
- Nursing Home Planning
- Miller Trusts
- Adult Guardianships
- Accredited VA Attorney
University’s Walter F. George School of Law, where he was a member of the Mercer Law Review, a student editor of the Journal of Southern Legal History and a member of the Brainerd Carrie Honor Society.After graduation, he joined SPGG, where he specializes in commercial real estate law. Ian and his wife Ruth are active members of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.
Georgia College & State University, B.A. (2006), Summa Cum Laude
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, J.D. (2009), Cum Laude
- Macon Bar Association
- Baldwin County Bar Association
- State Bar of Georgia, Real Property Law Section
- State Bar of Georgia, Local Government Law Section
- Constitutional Burdens on the Right to Vote: Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, Mercer Law Review, Volume 60, Number 3, Spring 2009, 1007.
- Board Member, Historic Riverside Cemetery Conservancy
- Volunteer, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
- Volunteer, Macon Outreach Community Garden
Areas of Practice
- Commercial Real Estate