James Radford is a founding partner of Radford & Keebaugh, LLC., a law firm focused on civil rights and employment litigation. Please visit us at DecaturLegal.com.

Potato fieldJames’ hotly anticipated first novel, BOLL WEEVIL, will be arriving in stores and online in the Fall of 2019.

BOLL WEEVIL is a lyrical portrait of a changing American South. A brash young lawyer returns to his rural South Georgia hometown seeking to gain political foothold by challenging the long-standing County Commissioner for his seat. The young politician soon realizes how little he understands the place and people he seeks to represent. To win, he must first confront his own misapprehensions about a society from which he has long been separated. Second, he must overcome the brutal, desperate means deployed by those in power to maintain their hold.

BOLL WEEVIL is a courtroom drama with themes of racial justice, in the vein of A TIME TO KILL by JOHN GRISHAM and PRAYING FOR SHEETROCK by MELISSA FAY GREENE. It is a homecoming story that both celebrates the rural South and exposes the darkness there, in the vein of HILLBILLY ELEGY by J.D. VANCE or the graphic novel SOUTHERN BASTARDS by JASON AARON and JASON LATOUR.

Here is a video of James arguing the case of Owens v. City of Greenville to the Georgia Supreme Court. This case resulted in a 9-0 decision from the court in favor of James’ clients.

In his spare time, James enjoys a number of creative pursuits. Below is the short documentary, “Crowe’s,” about a beloved chicken shack in James’ hometown of Troy, Alabama. “Crowe’s” was selected for the 2018 Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.

James can be reached at 678-271-0302 or james@decaturlegal.com.

The address for Radford & Keebaugh is:

315 W. Ponce de Leon Ave
Suite 1080
Decatur, Georgia 30030