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Our attorneys at law are here for you in Toccoa, GA

We'll make sure you're treated fairly
The attorneys of Smith & Tabor in Toccoa, GA have been fighting for the underdog for years.

Too often, when one finds themselves embroiled in a battle over a will or personal injury claim they do not seek an experienced attorney. That's why if you're in Toccoa, call our experienced lawyers to help you fight for your rights. 

Dedicated

Our attorneys are dedicated to making sure that parties play fair. We've seen all the tricks and know what to look for when it comes to unfair tactics. We'll help you spot the disparities and fight for what's rightfully yours.

Experienced

The attorneys of Smith & Tabor have been practicing law in Toccoa for years, and have the knowledge and experience you need when it comes time to fight. We understand the legal jargon that can confuse and frustrate anyone, and can help you avoid settling for less than you deserve.

Passionate

When it comes to settling personal injury suits or child support recovery, you won't find a more passionate law team in the Toccoa area than that of Smith & Tabor. Our mission is to make sure that our clients needs are handled properly and confidentially.

Donald C. Tabor - Attorney

Education
General H. H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1976
University of Maryland, Munich Campus, Germany Georgia State University – Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
John Marshall Law School – JD
Dale P. Smith (1953 – 2012) Founder
Born to a career military family (U.S. Dept. of Defense) at Lajes Airfield, Azores, Portugal on December 12, 1958, Donald C. Tabor lived in Europe and the Middle East throughout his formative years. Since settling in Toccoa in 1985, Don has been involved in numerous civic and professional organization, including: Stephens County Bar Association, President; Toccoa Little League, President and Coach; Confidence United Methodist Church, Director, Board of Trustees and Director of Finance; Stephens County Middle School, Mentor; Stephens County Athletics Booster Club; and Toccoa Masonic Lodge; Toccoa E. R. Charitable Foundation, Inc., Board Member, to name but a few.  

Don is married to Connie Tabor, his wife of 27 years and is the father of two children, Corey and Sarah. In addition to his many duties and responsibilities involving the general practice of law, Don also serves as City Attorney for the Town of Martin, Georgia and as Chief Magistrate Judge for Stephens County.
Dale P. Smith (1953 – 2012) - Founder

Dale P. Smith (1953 – 2012) - Founder

Born July 27, 1953, Dale grew up in Warner Robins, Georgia where he graduated from Warner Robins High School in 1971. After graduation, he attended Middle Georgia College, where he received his Associate of Arts in Political Science in 1974. From there he went on to the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia where he received a PhD in Political Science in 1984 and a JD in Law in 1985.   
Following graduation from Law School in 1985, Dale located to Toccoa where he became an Associate with a local law firm. In 1988, he left “the firm”, established his own law office and ran for the post of chief Magistrate of Stephens County. Dale was elected the first Republican candidate ever elected to public office in Stephens County, a position which was designated a non-partisan office in 1991 and one to which he was re-elected six times.   

While living in Toccoa, he was a member and officer in various local organizations including but not limited to: Toccoa Jaycees, President; Stephens County Bar Association, President; BPOE, Chaplain; Cub Scout Pack 168, Cubmaster; Toccoa Rehabilitation Industries, Board of Directors, Treasure; Toccoa Masonic Orders and an active member of St. Matthias Episcopal Church; Northeast Georgia Goat Producers, Inc., President; Tocca E.R. Charitable Foundation, Inc., President.  

Dale passed away March 10, 2012 and is survived by his mother, Betty Smith, wife, Lynne Smith, and a son, Jared C. Smith.

Lynne Matheson - Office Manager / General Assistant to the Attorneys

A native of Toccoa, Lynne Matheson has been with Smith & Tabor since 2002 as office manager and general assistant to the attorneys. Previous positions in the medical field have prepared her to assist the firm in contacts with the offices of medical providers in matters where a personal injury has occurred. She has lived in and around the area all her life. She has a love for the area and the people in the community. Lynne is currently a member of the board of directors of Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Inc., a local food pantry serving the needy in Stephens County, and is a member of St. Matthias Episcopal Church. She has two daughters and three granddaughters and, until his passing in March 2012, was married to Dale P. Smith, the founder of Smith & Tabor. 
 Lynne Smith, Office Manager and General Assistant to the Attorneys

Susan Morris Wade - Receptionist / General Office Assistant

Receptionist and general office assistant Susan Morris Wade has been with Smith & Tabor since May 2007. Susan moved to Toccoa in October 2005 from Tampa but was raised in Cobb County, Georgia. She graduated from John McEachern High School in Powder Springs, and is a graduate of Branell Institute in Tampa. Susan has resided in several states over the years, and been employed in various positions. The majority have been in medical, accounting, and customer service fields. With Susan’s varied background, she has an insight when meeting new people and understanding their particular situations. Susan lives in Toccoa with her husband, Ron, a long time resident of Toccoa. She enjoys movies, reading and nature walks.
Susan Morris Wade, Receptionist and General Office Assistant
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