Warren N. Coppedge, Jr. graduated from college and law school at Emory University in Atlanta, where he earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Law and his Juris Doctor degree. From 1965 through 1993, Mr. Coppedge practiced law in Dalton, Georgia with Mitchell, Coppedge, Wester, Bisson & Miller. In 1993, Mr. Coppedge formed a new law firm.
Formerly, Mr. Coppedge was appointed by then-Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter to serve on the Georgia Crime Commission, and the Advisory Board of the Georgia State Board of Workers Compensation. Mr. Coppedge served as a member of the State Bar of Georgia Evidence Study Committee formulating recommendations to the Legislature on matters of evidence. Mr. Coppedge had the privilege of appearing before Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and United States Supreme Court in 1975 when he argued for the Petitioner in North Georgia Finishing, Inc. vs. Di-Chem, Inc., 419 U.S. 601 (1975).
Mr. Coppedge is a member of the Conasauga Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Coppedge maintains an active trial and appellate practice. He has been active in the field of legal education, and he has lectured at numerous litigation seminars. Periodically, he has served as a Special Master appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to hear legal discipline matters.
Mr. Coppedge is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Dalton, where he has served as President and Lieutenant Governor. He has been President of the Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Gridiron Society, and he has been involved in many other civic, educational, and cultural endeavors.
The Coppedges reside in Dalton.
Emory University School of Law, (J.D., 1965)
Emory University, (B.A., 1962)
Past Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the State of Georgia
Past member of the State Bar of Georgia Evidence Study Committee
Past member of a Screen Committee appointed by U.S. Senator Max Cleland
Past Special Master appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia