Gabe Ridley is a south Georgia native who returned to his home town to practice law. He has experience in a broad range of legal matters, including civil litigation, real estate transactions, government law, family law, juvenile dependency, personal injury, estate planning, business formation, civil appeals, criminal law, and environmental law. Gabe served as a magistrate judge and is currently the Grady County attorney. He has litigated cases in every state court in Georgia as well as federal court. He successfully argued a case before the Georgia Court of Appeals and has represented clients in the Georgia Supreme Court.
Gabe has a diverse background that sets him apart from most attorneys. Prior to enrolling in law school, Gabe had earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in environmental engineering, served nearly four years on active duty with the U.S. army, and spent two years managing the environmental program at a chemical manufacturing plant.
While serving in the army, Gabe earned a commission as an infantry officer. He also completed the army’s elite Airborne and Ranger training programs. After completing his infantry officer training, Gabe deployed to Iraq with the First Cavalry Division, serving as a staff officer and platoon leader.
Huntingdon College, B.A., Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham, M.S. Civil/Environmental Engineering
Georgia State University College of Law, J.D. (cum laude, highest pro bono honors)
What is Gabe's educational background?Prior to enrolling in law school at the age of 31, Gabe earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in environmental engineering, served nearly four years on active duty with the U.S. army, and spent two years managing the environmental program at a chemical manufacturing plant. B.A., Biology, Huntingdon College (2004) M.S. Civil/ Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2006) J.D. Georgia State University College of Law, cum laude, highest pro bono honors (2015)
Where does Gabe practice law?Gabe is admitted to the Georgia bar (2015). He practices law in Southwest Georgia and has successfully defended clients in many courts including the Georgia Supreme Court.
What civic organizations is Gabe involved in?As a veteran of Iraq, Gabe is involved with veteran's groups as well as local civic organizations and his local church. His involvement includes: Veterans of Foreign Wars American Legion Kiwanis International First Baptist Church, Cairo, Georgia
Will Gabe work as hard for me as he does for his other clients?Gabe has a diverse background that sets him apart. Gabe prides himself on working tirelessly to achieve the best results for his clients. Every client is treated the same, no matter their income level or background. He won’t be intimidated or out-worked.
For as long as I can remember, it's been important to me to defend and protect the people who matter in our lives. It's the reason I enlisted as an Army Ranger. The reason I served a tour in Iraq. And the reason I turned to law after earning a Masters in Environmental Engineering.
Whether you are purchasing a home, starting a business, planning your estate for future generations or defending yourself in civil or environmental litigation, I promise to help you protect what matters most to you.