Tremaine “Teddy” Reese, Esq.- JD, MPA
Exceeding his own expectations has long been the driving force of Tremaine “Teddy” Reese. Born and raised in the very small town of Gordon, Georgia, Mr. Reese would become the first in his family to attend a college or university. He graduated from Albany State University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He later graduated with a Masters in Public Administration from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia in 2005. To further advance his career and ability, in May 2012, Mr. Reese graduated Cum Laude from Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida. He is an active member of the Florida Bar where he clerked for the Honorable Marc L. Lubet with the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Felony Division. He is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
While at Albany State University, Mr. Reese was involved in numerous clubs and organizations. He served as Student Government Association President for two consecutive terms (2001-2002, 2002-2003). It was in 2002 that he founded and held the very first Annual Student Leadership Conference at Albany State University. He also served as Vice President of the Delta Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In 2003, Mr. Reese was named the Alpha Phi Alpha District of Georgia College Brother of the Year. Mr. Reese has served on committees at the request of the former Governor of Georgia, Sonny Purdue, the former Secretary of State, Cathy Cox, and the University System of Georgia. Mr. Reese received the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals Outstanding Student of the Year Award in 2003, the Center for Legal Education Opportunity Diversity Leadership Award in 2012, and the American Bar Association Law Student Division Golden Key Award in 2012. Mr. Reese’s previous employers include GEICO Corporate, Wilkinson County, Georgia, and the City of Atlanta.
Mr. Reese involvement includes the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association since. He is proud and honored to have served as the American Bar Association Law Student Division National Chair for the 2011-2012 year. Mr. Reese worked with Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice as a Staff Attorney and Director of Community Operations and Affairs, 2013-2017. He was named to the 2014 Columbus and the Valley Magazine, Top 5 Under 40 Professionals, Rural Leader Magazine Top Professional Under 40 for 2016 and Georgia Trend Magazine 2016 Top 40 Under 40. He graduated with the 2014 Class of Young Game Changers through Georgia Forward and graduated with the Leadership Georgia Class of 2015.
Mr. Reese works closely with the Columbus, GA community. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is a member of the Fountain City Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association and the Columbus Inns of Courts. He enjoys volunteering and working for the betterment of others. Additionally, he enjoys fishing, traveling, reading and playing softball. Mr. Reese is married to Dr. Chasity Reese, who is a family physician with Columbus Regional Hospital. They have one daughter, Catherine Reese.