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Barry Phillip "Phill" Bettis

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Barry Phillip 'Phill' Bettis is a 1980 graduate of the Emory University Lamar School of Law. He has been practicing law in his hometown of Cumming, Georgia since his admission to the State Bar of Georgia in 1980. Phill received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mercer University, Atlanta in 1976, cum laude. In May of 2001, he established his own practice to specialize in real estate and dispute resolution. In January 2014, Phill was appointed a part-time Associate Magistrate Judge in Forsyth County. He has served as an expert witness in real estate matters for many of his peers and has provided Amicus Curiae briefs to aide his peers in cases involving real estate matters with the Georgia Supreme Court. He was named a Georgia Super Lawyer in 2020. He has also been rated as an AV Preeminent Attorney which is a peer rating for the highest level of professional excellence among attorneys. As a native of Forsyth County, Phill enjoys taking an active role in community service. Aside from his law office and community activities, he enjoys history, archaeology, travel, and writing.

Charitable Endeavors & Recognitions

• Chairman of The Benjamin F. Brady Foundation

• 2004 Volunteer of the Year by the Metro Atlanta YMCA

• 2005 Chairman of the State Bar of Georgia Committee on Professionalism

• Georgia Super Lawyer for 2005, 2009, 2010, 2018, 2019 and 2020

• Board Member of North Georgia Community Foundation


• Column for The Forsyth County News

• The Little Book of Annoying Questions

• Wandering Off