About Joe Kunes

Joe Kunes Bio: Joe Kunes is a Personal Injury and Criminal DUI/DWI defense Attorney in Tifton, Georgia. He has been practicing law in Tifton and the surrounding counties since 1972. He is a graduate of Tift County Schools, the University of Georgia, 1969, B.A., and University of Georgia Law School J.D., 1972. In 40 years of practice in Tifton he has handled all areas of the law, but now restricts his practice to criminal defense and personal injury work. The majority of his criminal practice relates to the defense of drinking drivers, not only in Tifton, but all over South Georgia. His personal injury practice includes representing plaintiffs injured in automobile accidents and medical malpractice cases in Tifton and surrounding counties.

Joe Kunes was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1972, and the Florida Bar in 1973. He is a past President and member of the Tifton Bar Association, member of the State Bar of Georgia, the State Bar of Florida, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Vice President in 2000), American Trial Lawyers Association (sustaining member), National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), and the Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD). He is a prior recipient of the student government award given by the Tifton college, Abraham Baldwin. He has been a guest speaker before law enforcement agencies, local civic clubs, and as a program speaker at the Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education Seminars from 2004 through 2008.

Joe Kunes has successfully represented defendants charged with DUI and Drugs and obtained dismissals and/or reductions of the charges in the following South Georgia Counties: Tift, Worth, Dougherty, Irwin, Ben Hill, Wilcox, Turner, Dooly, Lanier, Clinch, Crisp, Lowndes, Cook, Berrien, Colquitt, Thomas, Atkinson, Ware, Coffee, Pierce, Lee, Sumter, Houston, Terrell, Brooks, Decatur, Appling, Schley, and Bullock.

Joe Kunes has been representing individuals and families who have suffered personal injury in automobile accidents (or wreck cases) and medical negligence cases for over 40 years. Joe has been successful in obtaining settlements and jury verdicts for injured persons, their spouses and families all over South Georgia. He is committed to protecting victims of automobile accidents and their families. Joe will not refer an auto accident case to another lawyer if it cannot be settled for a fair value, but he will personally try it to verdict before a jury in each case if necessary. Joe has handled over one thousand automobile accidents (wreck cases), slip and fall cases, and medical negligence cases. Joe believes in establishing a personal and professional relationship with each client. When someone is killed by the wrongful or negligent conduct of another person or entity, the legal remedy is called a wrongful death claim. The law provides that the person's next of kin and his or her estate representative may act as the plaintiffs to bring a civil action to recover economic and non-economic damages. This may be true even if the deceased person was partially at fault in the occurrence that caused his or her death.

Joe has successfully represented clients in wrongful death claims arising from automobile wrecks and wrongful death caused by medical negligence. Joe is devoted to providing the highest quality legal services with a focus on meeting your individual needs. Joe will address your legal and personal issues in an experienced and responsive manner. There are time limits for you to act or Statutes of Limitations, requiring you to bring a lawsuit within a limited period or you may lose the right to seek a recovery.

Contact Joe now to protect your rights or if you have any questions.

Joe Kunes

  • Member of Georgia and Florida State Bar
  • Member of National Association of Criminal
  • Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)
  • Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD)
  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)
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Patrick Kunes

  • Member of Georgia State Bar
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)
  • Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers (DODD)
  • Past President Tifton Bar Association
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)
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