Associate at Stoddard Firm
Belle-Anne was raised in Metter – a small south Georgia town. She attended the University of Georgia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and certifications in Music, Business and the New Media Institute.
After college, Belle-Anne earned her law degree from Mercer University School of Law in 2014, where she also received her Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, & Drafting. While in law school, she was a member of the Mercer Advocacy Council and participated in the Albert R. Mugel National Tax Moot Court Competition. She was also a member of Mercer Law’s Habeas Project which provided her with the opportunity to represent a Georgia death row inmate in federal habeas proceedings and thereafter assist in unsuccessful efforts to stop his execution. During her final year of law school, Belle-Anne received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for 2014 and the Law and Public Service Program Certificate of Achievement.
With a dedication to public service and desire to help others, Belle-Anne began her legal career as a public defender representing indigent persons charged with crimes. During her time as public defender, she gained valuable courtroom and trial experience. Belle-Anne eventually left criminal defense work and took a position as a staff attorney for Judge Samuel D. Ozburn in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit where she gained insights into how courts operate.
After serving as a staff attorney for several years, Belle-Anne transitioned to civil litigation working at large renowned defense firms in Atlanta where she specialized in defending motor vehicle accidents and premises liability claims. Prior to working at the Stoddard Firm, Belle-Anne also worked for a different Plaintiff’s firm where she brought vehicle wreck and medical malpractice lawsuits.
Belle-Anne knows first-hand how insurance companies and corporations defend personal injury claims and she uses that knowledge and expertise to get the maximum results for her clients.
Belle-Anne is admitted to practice in all state of Georgia Courts and in the U.S District Court, Northern District of Georgia and Middle District of Georgia. She is also a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
In her spare time, Belle-Anne enjoys spending time with her husband Craig, son Jackson and two chocolate labs. She also loves cooking and attending live music when possible.