Maria is an associate at Langdale Vallotton, LLP, and her practice focuses on litigation. She has handled a wide variety of litigation matters ranging from business litigation, dissolution and incorporation to civil and criminal defense, probate, and landlord-tenant litigation. She served as house counsel for many District and Circuit Court Judges in the State of Michigan including the Help for Heroes Pro Bono Service program where she represented Veterans and assisted in their applications for Veterans’ Treatment Courts. She has tried many cases to successful completion and has a spent her entire career fine tuning her proficiency as a litigator. She is passionate about the practice of law and believes in the same ardent representation of each of her clients. She has dedicated her career to giving each case the time and attention it deserves to ensure that her client’s voice is heard. Every legal matter that she has handled is important to her. Maria pursues earning the trust of each of her clients by providing quality representation and zealous advocacy. She has based being an attorney upon the premise of dedication, accessibility, and professionalism.
In 2008, Maria graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and then attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School to obtain her Juris Doctorate with a declared litigation concentration. While in law school, she competed in all trial advocacy skills competitions winning her First Year Mock Trial Competition and going on to place in both the Evidence Competition and most notably the Inter-School Moot Court Competition. Maria then continued by serving on the Moot Court Board, Mock Trial Board, and Women Lawyers Association Board for the remainder of her law school career. Maria volunteered her time with Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency as a student attorney and advocate while completing her second year of law school. Her externship was with the Honorable Magistrate Judge Steven Whalen in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Federal Court where she was faculty recommended and served on the Habeas Corpus Project. She graduated in 2013 and is licensed to practice law in both Michigan and Georgia.
Maria is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, State Bar of Michigan, Women Lawyers Association, Military Spouse JD Network, and several local bar associations. She serves on the Problem Writing Committee for the State Bar of Georgia’s Moot Court Division and as a volunteer Judge for the Inter-State Moot Court Competition. She is also the Chapter Financial Advisor for the Delta Theta Chapter of her sorority Alpha Delta Pi at Valdosta State University. Maria is involved in her community and serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for her Homeowners Association. Maria moved to Georgia in 2021 with her husband, Ryan, who actively serves our country and has been a sailor in the United States Navy for the past eighteen years. They live in Valdosta with their three children Ryan, Jr., Roman, and Dahlia.
In January 2022, Tina Folsom became a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.
Tina’s practice includes representing creditors in bankruptcy, representing educators in disciplinary actions brought by the Professional Standards Commission as well as in employment actions brought by local school boards, representing employees and employers in worker’s compensation cases, general civil litigation, and probate law.
Langdale Vallotton, LLP is delighted to announce that Drew Parrish-Bennett has been named a partner of the firm.
Drew is a partner at Langdale Vallotton, LLP, and her practice focuses on representing individuals who have been injured, harmed, or suffered a loss through the wrongdoing or negligence of another. Unlike many attorneys who dabble in the area of personal injury, Drew is a trial attorney who has exclusively practiced in this field for her entire legal career in both Georgia and Florida and specializes in representing catastrophically injured victims, families who have lost a loved one, as well as individuals injured in motor vehicle collisions, tractor- trailer crashes, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, unsafe premises, and other hazardous conditions. Drew aggressively pursues each case with the intent of reaching the strongest possible outcome for her clients and she understands that sometimes recovery requires fighting for the compensation clients deserve and she is a fierce advocate who rises to that challenge. Not only is she an experienced litigator, but she is equally experienced in negotiating settlements and has recovered millions on behalf of her clients. One important component of Drew’s practice is that she excels at providing clients with individualized attention and is actively involved in every aspect of her client’s cases, from the initial client interview through the final resolution of the legal matter.
In 2005, Drew graduated from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and then attended Florida Coastal School of Law where she would become one of the most decorated members of the nationally-ranked Moot Court Honor Board. She graduated in 2012 and is licensed to practice law in all trial and appellate courts in both Georgia and Florida. She is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.
Drew is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, State Bar of Florida, Valdosta Bar Association, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Georgia Women Lawyer’s Association, and the Georgia Judicial Applicants Review Committee. She is also an active member of the Valdosta Junior Service League through which she has volunteered her time and services to many of the organizations in the local community to improve the cultural, welfare, recreational, civic, and educational conditions within Lowndes County. In addition to her membership, Drew has also served on the Executive Board of the Valdosta Junior Service League as the President-Elect, Long-Ranging Planning Chair, and has been elected to serve as President next year. Drew has also devoted her time to Leadership Lowndes and attends Adel United Methodist Church. She currently resides in Valdosta, Georgia, with her husband Daniel, and their three children, Reese, Jack, and Kate.
Langdale Vallotton has been nominated for Best Law Firm in Valdosta for the Best of Valdosta through the VDT.
For the last 45 years, our attorneys have worked to establish a reputation for providing clients with honest and effective legal representation. Perhaps most rewarding to us is the confidence that so many people and businesses place in our representation of their legal interests. We are honored to receive this nomination based on our client’s loyalty and trust in us!
Langdale Vallotton, LLP is delighted to announce that Amy Holbrook has been named a partner of the firm.
Amy is originally from Douglas, Georgia and attended Valdosta State University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Political Science. Amy attended law school at the University of Georgia, where she served as Notes Editor for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. She was also a Dean’s Ambassador. After graduating from law school, Amy practiced in the areas of business and commercial litigation in Albany, Georgia for two years before relocating to Valdosta. Amy has practiced with Langdale Vallotton, LLP since her return to Valdosta.
Amy’s primary areas of practice include civil litigation, where she represents both individuals and businesses in litigation, as well as probate and estate litigation, and landlord and tenant disputes. She also represents clients in complex business transactions, estate planning, and real estate matters.
Amy has served as President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Dougherty Circuit Bar Association and has served as a Middle District Representative for the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia. Amy is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, serving previously as a Middle District Representative for the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia. She is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Valdosta Bar Association, currently serving as Secretary of the Valdosta Bar Association. She is admitted to practice law in the Georgia Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Amy is married to Claude, and they have two children, Asher and Briggs.