Archibald A. Farrar, Jr. is a native of Summerville, Georgia and has practiced law there since 1974. His father, Archibald A. Farrar began the firm in 1949 and Arch joined the firm in 1974 and practiced with his father as Farrar & Farrar, P.C. until his father’s death in 1992. Chris Corbin joined the firm in 1994 and the firm has practiced under the name of Farrar & Corbin, P.C. since that date. Arch’s daughter, Catherine Farrar Jackson, joined the firm in 2013. The firm handles all type of civil matters, with an emphasis in real estate, litigation, corporate and probate matters.
Arch has handled numerous trials throughout his practice, including the case of Henry v. Georgia Canoeing Association, 267 GA 814, in which he was sole counsel to represent a private land owner seeking to prohibit the public’s use of a non-navigable stream flowing through his property. The case was instrumental in Georgia in establishing the rights of private land owners to restrict use of a non-navigable stream when it flows through their property and they own both sides of the stream. Additionally, Arch was involved, along with two other lawyers, in an assisted living medical malpractice wrongful death claim which resulted in a $9,502,683.00 verdict in Walker County, Georgia. Arch has been involved in several cases which resulted in settlements and verdicts for his clients in excess of one million dollars throughout his career.
Over the years, Arch has represented Chattooga County, Georgia, Dade County, Georgia and the City of Menlo, Georgia, as their attorney and has handled numerous issues and trials on their behalf. He has also tried many cases over the years involving divorce, probate, criminal and corporate matters.
Arch has served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia since 2010 as a representative of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit. He is active in the Summerville First Baptist Church and serves on various committees for the church. He is past president of the Rotary Club and has worked with the youth of our community in Mock Trial and Rotary involvement. He has also provided pro bono legal services for the community through the Dalton office of Legal Aid.
Arch and his wife, Nell, have two daughters who are lawyers and two grandchildren.