Joseph Spires is an owner of the law firm of Ward and Spires, LLC which has operated in Augusta, Georgia for the last 15 years. He has practice law in the State of Georgia since 1997 focusing primarily on bankruptcy, personal injury, workers’ compensation and Social Security law. He has filed thousands of bankruptcy Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 cases helping Augusta families through stressful and difficult times.
Mr. Spires has litigated numerous personal injury claims and workers’ compensation claims in the Superior Courts of our counties and within the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. His 18 years of experience in personal injury and workers’ compensation have resulted in millions of dollars for his clients.
Mr. Spires also works in the area of Social Security Disability law as it is necessary to understand Social Security Disability while handling bankruptcy, personal injury and workers’ compensation law as these areas of practice go hand-in-hand. Mr. Spires has 18 years experience litigating Social Security claims for his clients which includes trial work before administrative law judges and appeals to the Review Council in Virginia.
Mr. Spires is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys as well as a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia and The Court of Appeals of theState of Georgia. Mr. Spires is a member of the bar for the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.
Mr. Spires attended Richmond Academy and then attended Augusta College obtaining a Mathematics and Physics degree while playing soccer for Augusta College from 1988 through 1992. Mr. Spires attended John Marshall Law School and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1996.
Mr. Spires has coached soccer in Augusta, North Augusta, and Aiken for the last 20 years with numerous high schools and traveling soccer programs. He has developed children’s youth skills from the age of 12 through 18 with many of his players receiving soccer scholarships to various Georgia and South Carolina Colleges.