Recruiting Information

If you would like to submit your resume, please send it along with a writing sample to Gardner Willis Sweat Plaire & Pickett, Attn: Sherman Willis, 1115 West Third Avenue, Albany, Georgia 31707 or e-mail it to

Our Philosophy

Gardner Willis Sweat Plaire & Pickett retains the conservative, small-town values of integrity and hard work while delivering legal services of metropolitan sophistication. We provide high quality and cost-effective representation to our clients.

Founded in 1976 by B.C. Gardner (now deceased) and Sherman Willis, we have grown steadily as our client base has expanded. Our clients range from small businesses and regional banks to the State of Georgia and national corporations. With clients from Savannah to Cartersville, we have a state-wide practice with a satellite office in Atlanta.

Our firm recognizes that clients’ needs have become more specialized and has therefore moved toward practice specialization. Our attorneys’ diverse areas of practice enable us to function as a full service firm able to address all of our clients’ legal issues.

Although we embrace contemporary changes in the practice of law which allow us to represent our clients more efficiently, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the firm’s tradition of ensuring the highest quality representation.

Work Environment

Gardner, Willis, Sweat, Plaire & Pickett, LLP demands professionalism and dedication from its attorneys and staff, yet our culture is relaxed, considerate, and cheerful. We thrive in an atmosphere of mutual respect and consideration that promotes camaraderie and teamwork. We provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement. We hire and practice without regard to race, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, national origin, or veteran status.

Competitive Benefits

We offer compensation and benefits that rival our larger competitors. Our benefits include:

  • 100% paid life, long-term disability, and long-term care insurance
  • Individual supplemental insurance options such as dental, vision and cancer at group discount rates
  • 80% paid major medical insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick, personal, and holiday leave
  • Regular firm-sponsored gatherings and events for all employees and their families
  • Paid CLE, Bar, and other association dues

To Apply

We recruit and hire individuals who will meet our high standards for professionalism and commitment to excellence. Resumes with cover letters may be forwarded to, or faxed to 229-888-8148, Attention: Sherman Willis. All resumes submitted in response to an open position will be kept on file for a 60-day period.