Attorneys 2019-12-30T14:02:24+00:00


Tommy J. Smith is a Toombs County, Georgia native. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at Georgia Southern University in 1994 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia in 1997. During law school, he clerked part time for W.L.Salter and Mitch Shook. Tommy established the law firm of Smith & Cannon, P.C. in Vidalia and later sold his interest to return to a solo practice in 2004. In that same year he established Tommy J. Smith & Associates, P.C.  The firm switched names to Smith & Tillery, P.C., in 2013.  Mr. Smith served as Solicitor General for Toombs County from 2004-2007.  He currently serves as the Municipal Court Judge for the cities of Helena, McRae and Milan.  In 2006, Tommy was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to serve as the State Court Judge of Toombs County.  He still holds this position today.

Tommy practices in various fields of civil litigation with a focus on social security disability, workers compensation, personal injury, and real estate.


Blake Tillery is a Toombs County native and currently the managing partner of Smith & Tillery, P.C., which he joined in 2013. A graduate of Vidalia Comprehensive High School, Blake went on to the University of Georgia, where he excelled in civic and educational endeavors. Blake attended the University of Georgia School of Law, where he served in the Student Bar Association. Blake has a very diverse practice touching on workers’ compensation, real estate closings, probate matters, personal injury, and certain business and corporate matters. Blake married Ashlee Nicole Sharer, an OBGYN from nearby Wayne County in 2016. He’s a member of First Baptist Church.

Blake has also received numerous awards and been involved in several statewide and community organizations, including:
• L.E.A.D. Athens (2006)
• Kiwanis Club of Vidalia (2009-present)
• Heart of Georgia Workforce Investment Board (2011-2013)
• Toombs County Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors (2012-2015)
• Georgia Trend’s distinguished “40 Under 40” (2013)
• Downtown Vidalia Association (2013-2016)
• Toombs County Health Department (2013-2016)
• Toombs County Development Authority (2013-2016)
• Chairman of the Toombs County Commission (2013-2016)
• Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission (2013-2017)
• Toombs-Montgomery Young Professionals Association (2013-present)
• Leadership Georgia (2015)
• Georgia State Senator, District 19 (2016-present)
• Georgia Rising Stars SuperLawyers (2018-2020)
• Conservative Policy Leadership Institute, President (2019)
• University of Georgia’s “40 Under 40” (2019)
• First Lady’s Children’s Cabinet (2019)
• Chair of General Practice and Trial Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia (2019-2020)
• Co-Chair of Leadership Toombs-Montgomery Program (2013-2014)

In his free time, Blake enjoys the Atlanta Braves, the Georgia Bulldogs, and restoring old or dilapidated homes. He and Ashlee Nicole reside in Toombs County.