Posey, Moye & Cartledge, LLC
Estate planning, probate and real estate law in Georgia

James Robert Moye

James Robert Moye

Columbus, Georgia

Mr. Moye is a lifelong Columbus resident, with ancestors having arrived in the earliest years of the city.  Mr. Moye served 30 years in the Army and Army Reserve, and retired as Colonel, Judge Advocate General's Corps, his last two assignments being as Staff Judge Advocate of a general officer command. Mr. Moye has represented lenders, developers and borrowers in a wide array of real estate transactions from single family residential to multi-family and condominium developments. In addition to providing representation to his own probate clients, Mr. Moye has served as court appointed attorney and guardian ad litem. He serves as an Elder and Clerk of Session at First Presbyterian Church of Columbus, and has held numerous other leadership positions with his church and Flint River Presbytery.

Areas of Practice

  • 45% Real Estate
  • 45% Wills & Probate
  • 10% Business & Commercial Law

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 1976


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. magna cum laude
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    • Law Review: Georgia Law Review, Senior Editor
  • Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army Reserve, COL, Retired, Signal Corps and Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 1973 – 2006
  • Cartledge, Posey & Moye, Partner, 1980 - 1983
  • Posey, Moye & Cartledge, LLP, Partner, 1983 - 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Elder & Clerk, First Presbyterian Church of Columbus
  • Member, North Columbus Rotary Club
  • Member, Columbus Kappa Alpha Alumni Association
  • Employer Support of Guard and Reserve