Deena practices in both the Valdosta and Albany offices. Her practice includes representation of financial institutions and businesses in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court, drafting contracts and leases, formation of new businesses, general business litigation, non-compete agreement drafting and disputes, real estate transactions, preparing Last Will and Testaments, Probate Court proceedings, closing complex commercial transactions, and divorce and child support litigation. She understands the importance of responsiveness, efficiency, anticipation of clients’ needs and creative solutions. Deena was one of Southwest Georgia’s Top Forty Under Forty in recognition of her leadership and community involvement.
A native of Valdosta, Georgia, Deena was born in 1968. She attended Mercer University and received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting, summa cum laude, in 1990. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Mercer University in 1993. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable James E. Graham, United States Magistrate Judge, in Brunswick, Georgia. She joined the firm in 1994.
Deena is a member of the Dougherty and Lowndes Circuit Bar Associations, the State Bar of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the Georgia Bankers Association Bank Counsel Section and Community Bankers Association. Her community involvement includes membership in the Chamber of Commerce and First United Methodist Church. She is a graduate of Leadership Albany and Leadership Lee.