With the opening our our second office in South Georgia, the Cobb Law Group became one of the busiest and most respected firms focusing on construction law throughout the state.  We help property owners, developers, contractors, and suppliers navigate Georgia’s complex materialmen lien and payment bond statutes throughout Georgia including Blakely and Early County, Georgia.

Map of Early County Georgia Materialmens Liens

Blakely, Georgia Includes Examples of Important Early Construction Projects!

Sitting in southwest Georgia Early County is both beautiful and historic, and it’s history relates to the most important aspects of construction, design and building.  Two of Early County, Georgia’s most important landmarks are construction marvels:



Prehistoric Construction Techniques in Georgia

The Kilomoik Mounds are the oldest and largest Woodland Indian site in the southeastern United States.  The mounds contain important information regarding ancient, native construction techniques as the park includes Georgia’s oldest great temple mound built 350 to 750 A.D.  Most of the churches being built today do not include such longevity or imposing features.  Truly, these mounds are inspiring and very important to our collective history.


Bridge Construction in Georgia

Although it is a bit newer,  The 1891 Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge is equally important.  As the southern most original covered bridge in the United States, it stands as a testament to sound building practices and solid construction techniques.  Imagine the engineering and construction technique employed to build such a beautiful, surviving gem.

Unfortunately, not all construction projects are built to the exacting standards of these great projects.  That is where we can help!

Payment Problems on Construction Projects:

Do you think the workers on these two projects received payment for their labor and materials?  If you are working on a project (or supplying materials on a project) located in Blakely, Early County or anywhere in Georgia, you have rights which you need to enforce.  This is true with pre-construction issues (such as filing a Notice of Commencement) to construction contract defaults and payment issues.  When this occurs, you may need to file a claim of lien under the Georgia Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien Law, enforce a claim under Georgia’s Prompt Payment Act, or make a claim against a Payment Bond (frequently called “Miller Act” litigation).  It’s a minefield–but we can help!

The construction attorneys of the Cobb Law Group can help you understand and enforce all of your rights. We have successfully prepared and filed countless lien claims and surety actions throughout Georgia, and we can help you in Blakely, Early County, or anywhere in the state of Georgia; in facts, our attorneys are also admitted to practice law in Alabama and Florida so we can help our clients on a regional scale.  If you have questions about construction liens or payment bond claims, please contact us today.

There are many important deadlines which construction professionals need to know; one of the most important is the deadline to file a lien.  In Georgia, materialmen’s liens must be filed within 90 days of the last day worked or within 60 days of the date of a statutory lien waiver–whichever is less!  All liens are filed at the county courthouse where the project is physically sited:

Construction Liens are Filed at the Courthouse in BlakelyClerk of Court’s Address:
Early County Superior Court Clerk
ATTN: Materialmen’s Lien Filing Desk
111 Court Square, Suite C
P.O. Box 849
Blakely, GA 39823

Clerk of Court’s Telephone Number:
(229) 723-3033

Information:  https://www.gsccca.org/clerks/clerk-results?cid=49

Mechanic’s Lien Filing Fees:
$5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page

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The information contained on this website is for information purposes only; you are directed to consult with your attorney regarding the risks involved in filing mechanics and materialmen’s liens as well as all other aspects of lien filing including, but not limited to proper forms, conditions precedent, legal descriptions, notice requirements, and the statutes of limitations.  Nothing contained herein creates an attorney-client relationship between the Cobb Law Group and you.  Furthermore, no warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the data herein, its use or interpretation.  Please contact us for further information.