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When legal matters are at the forefront of your mind, it's important to consult an experienced lawyer who will put your best interests first. While Eberhardt & Hale began principally as a criminal law firm, we have since developed even broader expertise and services in the areas of business law, civil litigation and real estate transactions in Athens, GA. Our client-focused approach has set us apart from other attorneys in the Northeast Georgia area since 2002.

Seeing to legal matters for the students, staff, alumni, families, and visitors of the University of Georgia (UGA) is a significant part of our practice. If you're accused of a crime, injured, involved in a legal issue on or near campus, or moving, you can depend on us for exceptional, stress-calming representation.

From criminal defense to business law to real estate, an attorney at our firm can help you with all your legal questions. Out of our Five Points location, we serve clients throughout the entire Athens and Northeast Georgia area.

Contact an experienced attorney today by calling 706-549-1965.

Client-focused service

You can always depend on us to put your needs first. Whether you're negotiating a real estate transaction or facing charges under criminal law, our firm will be there to support you every step of the way. We give our clients one-on-one guidance throughout the legal process, so you'll work directly with a skilled attorney.

A Commitment to Client Service

Eberhardt & Hale was founded in 2002 with a commitment to providing quality legal services to the people of Northeast Georgia in a small firm setting.

In every matter, Eberhardt & Hale works with determination to achieve our client's objectives. But a successful outcome involves more than just discovery, legal briefs and motions. We believe that the building blocks to legal success begin with a close relationship between attorney and client.

In your case, we will stay in close contact with you throughout the legal process. When you call, we will respond as quickly as possible. We will answer your questions and address your concerns.

Your future is important to us - and we will do everything we can to achieve positive results for you.

Specialized Expertise on Trespass/Damage to Timber, Trees, and Woods

If you have suffered tree damages or timber trespasses anywhere in the State of Georgia, do not accept anyone trying to convince you that your tree was only worth pulpwood value or the cost of a sapling from your local nursery until you have spoken with someone knowledgeable on Georgia tree law. Take images of your trees (so the harm is preserved) and call Eric Eberhardt today.

One healthy, decades-old tree can be worth $25,000 or more alone, perhaps even more than the land under it.

As land becomes scarcer from population growth and development in general, more and more unreasonable intrusions and harm are happening to landowner's trees. Be it timber companies/loggers cutting trees on the wrong tract, landscapers and/or other contractors damaging residential trees, tree lines, and woods onsite or on an adjoining property; or a neighbor killing or injuring a decades-old oak tree or that beloved summer-shade willow tree through misuse of Roundup, weed poison, or other harmful clearing activities that cross a property line; the damage is real and irreparable.

Fortunately, a few years back, concerned GEORGIA legislators enacted laws to help landowners recover their losses. While an identical tree can't just be magically reproduced to replace a damaged one, GEORGIA laws now allow a harmed party to recover civil penalties because of wrongful damage.

AND, Eric Eberhardt of Eberhardt & Hale has experience and success in working with knowledgeable arborists to apply these GEORGIA laws to ensure his clients receive a full recovery for damages and trespasses to their trees and timber.