The team at Buzzell, Welsh & Hill is happy to welcome Virginia Josey, a new associate attorney with the firm. She’ll practice personal injury law, workers’ compensation, and domestic and family law.
Virginia grew up in Pine Mountain, Georgia, near Callaway Gardens, and attended college at Georgia Southern University. She made her way to Macon in 2016, where she attended Mercer University School of Law.
Virginia gained a rich work history starting in law school, clerking for Chief Judge Howard Simms of the Bibb County Superior Court. After completing her clerkship, Virginia was a prosecutor in the Oconee Judicial Circuit. Most recently, she practiced insurance defense for two and half years with the Noland Law Firm in Macon, before deciding she’d rather represent injured clients instead of the insurance companies.
Virginia always thought highly of Buzzell, Welsh & Hill from the firm’s reputation in the Macon community. She then had the opportunity to work with several attorneys at Buzzell, Welsh & Hill as opposing counsel while she was with her former law firm. “It was then I knew I wanted to work with their team every day,” said Virginia.
Since joining the firm in September, Virginia has settled in with the other attorneys and staff. “Everyone is so hardworking and willing to assist,” she said. “I love the work I’m doing, and I’m truly honored to have the chance to help people.”
Virginia maintains an active volunteer life. She serves on the board of the Middle Georgia Alliance to End Regional Trafficking, a non-profit organization dedicated to end human trafficking and exploitation of minors and other at-risk citizens of Middle Georgia. She also serves as legal counsel for Stepping Stone Advocacy Center in Dublin, Georgia. Stepping Stone serves both children and adults who are victims of sexual assault. Throughout the year, she works at Mercer University Law School as a mock trial coach. Virginia is also treasurer for the Middle Georgia Women’s Lawyer’s Association and the Macon Young Lawyer’s Division of the State Bar of Georgia. Virginia serves as a representative for the Middle District in the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia and was selected as a member of the State Bar Young Lawyers Division Leadership Class for 2020.
When she’s not serving clients or the community, Virginia likes to bake and spend time outside with her husband, Jordan, who is also an attorney in town, and their two dogs.