Who we are
Dover Miller Karras & Langdale, P.C. is one of the oldest and most trusted law firms in Valdosta, and we take pride in our deep ties to the Azalea City and Lowndes County. Having served the community for more than 70 years, our practice has produced a Justice for the Georgia Court of Appeals, four Superior Court Judges, a State Court Judge, and a Municipal Court Judge.
Our breadth of knowledge and legal expertise is founded on extensive experience, and we offer a diverse array of legal services. These include residential and commercial real estate, worker’s compensation, private adoption services, estate planning, transactional law, banking and finance, healthcare, and family law.
Our firm places particular value and emphasis on the ethical and personal treatment of our clients, and we strictly uphold our duty to safeguard your interests with discretion, professionalism and efficiency.
The law firm of Dover Miller Karras & Langdale, P.C. has the combined history of two firms, the first of which began in the 1920′s with Omer Franklin, Sr., and Harley Langdale, Sr. Thereafter, Homer Eberhardt joined with Franklin to form Franklin & Eberhardt. In the 1930′s Ed Barham joined the firm, which became Franklin, Eberhardt & Barham. When Judge Eberhardt went on the bench of the Georgia Court of Appeals, the firm had taken on other members and in the early 60′s became Franklin, Barham, Coleman, Elliott & Blackburn. By 1991, the firm was Barham Bennett Miller & Stone, which merged with the law firm of Dover Sherwood & Shelton, which had its beginning in the mid 1960′s with Judge H. Arthur McLane. In 1970 J. Michael Dover joined the firm, which became McLane & Dover, and subsequently McLane Dover Sherwood & Shelton. In 1983 H. Arthur McLane became superior court judge and the firm became Dover Sherwood & Shelton.
When Barham Bennett Miller & Stone and Dover Sherwood & Shelton merged in 1991, the firm became Barham & Dover, and after the death of Ed Barham the firm evolved to its present name of Dover Miller Karras & Langdale.