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Meet the Attorneys

Malone Hart

Malone Hart is originally from Uvalda, GA. In 2012, he received his B.A. in broadcasting in electronic media from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA. He later went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate in 2015 from Mercer University in Macon, GA. Later, Malone started working at Hamilton & Maddox, LLC, in Vidalia, GA. Within his first year of practice, he was promoted to partner at his firm. Before opening his solo practice, Malone formed the firm Cliett & Hart, which had offices in both Metter and Statesboro.

Malone comes from a long line of successful attorneys. For the last 100 years, his family has represented clients in Statesboro, Metter, Vidalia, and the surrounding areas. Tales from the Altamaha is a play out of Lyons, GA dedicated to the works of  T. Ross Sharpe, Malone's great-grandfather.


Michael Cauley

Michael Cauley was born and raised in Laurens County and has lived in Dudley for much of his life. Michael graduated from West Laurens High School, then attended the University of Georgia where he earned his bachelor’s degree in German. Michael also holds a bachelor’s in Spanish and a Master’s in Teaching from Georgia College and State University, as well as a Specialist in Education degree from Auburn University. After working as a Spanish teacher for several years, Michael began law school at Faulkner University School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama in 2013. Michael finished his last year of law school at Mercer University, graduating cum laude in May of 2018. Michael speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys spending time with his son Gabriel and daughter Margaret. Mr. Cauley is also an avid outdoorsman and musician and is active in his home church, Dudley United Methodist, where he sings in the choir.

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