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James “Jimmy” A. Bishop, Jr.

Residence: St. Simons Island, Georgia
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Family Members

Father: James A. Bishop
Mother: Mary Raulerson Bishop
Sister: Mary Elizabeth Bishop Easterlin
Daughter: Sarah Elizabeth Bishop (Born 1998)
Son: James A. Bishop, III (“Jimmy”) (Born 2001)


Attorney, The Bishop Law Firm
465 Sea Island Road
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Telephone (912) 264-2390
Facsimile (912) 264-5859


  • Graduated Frederica Academy, St. Simons Island, Georgia – 1989
  • Graduated University of Georgia – 1993 Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduated Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University – 1996 Juris Doctor

Business and Professional

After completing the educational requirements at the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University in 1996, Mr. Bishop returned to St. Simons Island to join his father James A. Bishop in the practice of law. Along with his father, Mr. Bishop has continuously maintained a general practice of law in their boutique law firm located Brunswick, Georgia since joining the firm in 1996. Though the firm maintains a general practice, Mr. Bishop has focused primarily in the practice of real estate law. Mr. Bishop is experienced in both residential and commercial real estate transactions and development transactions. Mr. Bishop is also well versed in Public School Law having served as attorney for the Glynn County Board of Education for many years.

  • United States District Court Advisory Committee for the Southern District of Georgia – Past Chairman
  • Southern District Merit Selection Panel for U.S. Magistrate Judge (2014)
  • State of Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission – Former Member
  • American Bar Association – Member in good standing
  • State Bar of Georgia – Former Member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Georgia and former Ex Officio Member of Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency – Former Member, Chairman and Vice Chairman
  • State Bar of Georgia Younger Lawyers Section – Former President and Executive Committee Member
  • Brunswick Bar Association – Member in good standing; Former President; former Member of the Board of Directors
  • Brunswick Judicial Circuit Bar Association – Former President; Member in good standing


Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian
Church Activities: Mr. Bishop and his family are members of the St. Simons Presbyterian Church where he has served terms as both an Elder and a Deacon. Mr. Bishop has served as the Chairman of the Worship and Music Ministry Team as well as a member of the Associate Pastor Search Committee.

Civic and Service

  • Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce – Member in good standing; Former Member, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Glynn, Class Member, 1999
  • Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, Inc.; Member, Board of Directors; President, 2009-2012
  • Leadership Georgia; Member, Class of 2009
  • Boy Scouts of America; Former Member, Board of Directors, Okefenokee Area Council; Earned rank of Eagle Scout, 1986
  • Coastal Symphony Society; Volunteer, Cabaret After Hours, Chairman, February 2009
  • Island Concert Association, Inc.; Member, Board of Directors, 2013-present
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