Jennifer Dorminey Herzog is a native of Tifton, Georgia, and returned to her home town to practice law in our Tifton office. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Presbyterian College in 2003 with a double major in English, with an emphasis in creative writing, and Religion/Philosophy. In 2006, she graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law. During her time at UGA, Jennifer was a member of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law wherein she received the Notes Editor of the Year Award for 2005-2006.
Jennifer focuses her practice in the area of government liability and serves as Assistant County Attorney for Coffee County, Tift County, and Ware County. Jennifer has represented a number of counties in tax appeal litigation, as well as small businesses with employment and contract issues, individuals involved in auto accidents, and individuals and entities involved in general liability matters. Jennifer is trained in general mediation, domestic mediation, arbitration, and is a registered mediator in Georgia. She and her husband Scott Herzog reside with their daughters on a farm in Tift County.
Jennifer is trained in general mediation, domestic mediation, arbitration, and is a registered mediator in Georgia. Her practice has included experience in a multitude of mediation settings as an advocate. She has also handled a variety of cases as a mediator. Through those experiences, she is able to offer cost efficient alternatives to litigation in an environment which facilitates effective compromise and decision making empowerment for the parties.
Jennifer has successfully settled and litigated numerous cases involving lawsuits on a variety of claims brought by inmates, including the in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Many of these cases were able to be resolved through dispositive motion, saving the clients much time and expense.
Jennifer assists Brent Hyde in his role as local school board counsel. She has also served as counsel for school boards in a variety of areas, including but not limited to, open meetings, open records, freedom of speech and religion, search and seizure, and equal protection
Jennifer is committed to helping employers avoid, resolve, and prevail in employment disputes involving the full range of employment and labor issues. This includes litigation in state and federal courts and the representation of employers before administrative agencies over claims including: discrimination, harassment, retaliation, accommodation, and state torts such as negligent supervision and hiring, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, defamation, invasion of privacy, and wrongful discharge allegations. Jennifer represents local business and industry, and governmental entities, in a wide variety of employment related matters, including policy and procedure implementation and revision, issues concerning state and federal anti-discrimination laws, and other employment issues. She also represents employers with matters involving the EEOC.
Jennifer has represented such clients as individuals involved in auto accidents, retail store owners, and other individuals and entities involved in general liability matters.
Jennifer focuses her practice in the area of government liability and daily assists Tony Rowell, managing partner of the Tifton office, with his duties as County Attorney for Coffee County, Tift County and Ware County. Jennifer brings to these positions extensive experience representing governmental entities in a wide array of liability settings. She has attended hundreds of county meetings during her time with the firm, including Board of Commissioners, Board of Elections, Board of Tax Assessors, Board of Health, etc. Jennifer has been called upon to address a variety of issues impacting county government, including but not limited to: Competitive Bidding, Zoning and Land Use Planning, Inter-Governmental Agreements, Open Meetings, Open Records, Department of Justice Investigations, Human Resource Issues, Tax Equity Issues, Roads/Highways/Paving, SPLOST, TSPLOST, LOST, Local Ordinances, Elections and Election Litigation, Construction Projects, Local Legislation, Code Enforcement, and Tax Appeals. Jennifer has served as counsel for governmental entities on a variety of issues in litigation, including open records, employment, and state and federal anti-discrimination laws. She has also represented governmental entities in defense of claims alleging constitutional deprivations brought under U.S.C. 1983.
Jennifer has successfully represented doctors, hospitals, nurses, and nursing homes in medical malpractice cases. She strives to defend each client with the utmost professionalism and aims for swift and favorable resolution of claims with minimal disruption of business relationships.
Jennifer has represented hospitals and retail entities in the areas of slip and fall and premises security litigation in both State and Federal Courts. Jennifer is not only a zealous advocate for her clients, but also readily assists in the formation of better business practices in order to avoid potential litigation in the future.