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John E. Stell, Jr., a native of Dekalb County, Georgia, has served his clients and community at Stell, Smith & Mattison since 1978.  His practice focuses on local government law, zoning and land use, civil litigation, probate and real estate matters. He also serves as a mediator for civil cases, land use matters and local government issues.  He has served as the City Attorney for the City of Winder since 1986 and for the City of Commerce since 1992.


A native of Winder, now living in Dacula, Mr. Smith has practiced in the firm’s Lawrenceville office since 1985.  He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Georgia Law School. His practice includes all types of real estate transactions; representing private and institutional lenders; wills and probate matters; and organizing business entities.


Kenneth Mattison grew up in Stephens County, Georgia but has resided in Winder, Georgia for over twenty five years.  He joined the firm in 1995.  His areas of practice include commercial and residential closings, commercial and residential lease preparation and review, contract review, business formation, business sales, wills and probate matters.


A native of nearby Watkinsville, Mr. Porter has been practicing in the Winder area for eight years. His practice includes the handling of divorce and family law matters, criminal defense, bankruptcy, personal injury claims, estate planning and real estate. Mr. Porter’s practice is based out of the Winder office of Stell, Smith & Mattison, P.C. In addition, he manages the satellite office located in Watkinsville where Mr. Porter can assist clients in the greater Athens, Watkinsville and Bogart areas with real estate and litigation matters.

Stell Smith and Mattison, is a law firm in Winder and Lawrenceville, Georgia, helping clients with a variety of practice areas including adoptions, bankruptcy, business formation, contract review, civil litigation, criminal defense, divorce, DUI, personal injury, real estate, traffic tickets, wills and estates and zoning. Our diverse firm also serves clients in Jefferson, Commerce, Watkinsville, Athens, Monroe and Gainesville; as well as those living in North East Georgia counties, including: Barrow County, Gwinnett County, Jackson County, Clarke County, Oconee County, Walton County  and Hall County.
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