Christi Horne James
Christi Horne James is an attorney with the Macon law firm of Buzzell, Welsh & Hill. A native of Mableton, Georgia, she is a 2002 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens. Ms. James began her legal career at a local Macon insurance defense law firm in Macon and also practiced real estate law for several years. Yet following nearly 20 years of a civil litigation defense practice, which included medical malpractice defense, legal malpractice defense, and workers’ compensation defense, she decided to follow her heart and change her career focus, joining Buzzell, Welsh & Hill, LLP of counsel in the fall of 2022.
Ms. James was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 2002, and is admitted to practice in United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and in the State and Superior Courts of Georgia.
Ms. James’ current practice is evenly divided between handling all manner of domestic relations cases, workers’ compensation cases and personal injury cases, to include cases involving automobile accidents, premises liability, workplace injuries and deaths, and wrongful death negligence claims. She also handles claims before the Social Security Administration.
Ms. James’s professional involvement includes membership in the State Bar of Georgia, the Macon Bar Association, and most recently, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
Ms. James is also an active leader in her community. She is a graduate member of the Leadership Georgia Program Class of 2019 and was part of the Leadership Macon Class of 2004. Ms. James was selected as one of Macon Magazine’s Top 5 under 40 Young Leaders in 2012. Currently, she serves as Secretary of the Executive Board for the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon, a position held since 2008, and is the present Board Chair of the Children’s Center at Mulberry, a member of the Staff-Parrish Relations Committee, and a youth Sunday school teacher with Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.
Ms. James enjoys practicing and teaching yoga and Pilates in her spare time. But above all, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Baxter, and attending the many extra-curricular activities of their four boys, Stebin (16), Sanford (14) Baxter III (9) and Sherwood (7).
Areas of Practice
- Domestic Relations and Family Law
- Personal Injury
- Workers Compensation
- Social Security
- Georgia, 2002
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Superior Courts of the State of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
- J.D. cum laude – 2002
- Honors: With High Honors
- Law Journal: Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Editorial Board
- University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
- B.A. degree in Political Science magna cum laude – 1999
- Honors: UGA Presidential Scholar
- Honors: Graduate of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program