Handling Legal Matters Involving Timber Overcut

The timber industry is one of Georgia's largest. Amounting to nearly $30 billion per year, it is important for anyone with interests in timber to have proper legal protections and knowledge of unlawful activity in the industry. Loggers and landowners should be aware of their rights and the potential for economic and environmental damage.

At Cromartie Law, we work with loggers and landowners to help them create legal plans and budgets that protect their margins, resources, land and equipment. Properly negotiated timber contracts, effective dispute resolution, relations with neighbors and awareness of deceptive practices are essential to woodland owners and loggers alike.

Call our Rome office at 706-622-4853 or 866-752-9643 toll free to discuss timber overcut legal issues with attorney H.L. Rick Cromartie III.

Representation In Logging Disputes

We work hard to help our clients foster relationships, but disputes do arise between loggers, landowners and adjacent landowners, and that is usually when our services are sought. We prosecute and defend clients throughout northern Georgia who are involved in a variety of disputes, including:

  • Timber overcut
  • Logging trespass/boundary line disputes
  • Timber theft
  • Contractual theft (e.g., unreasonably low purchase prices offered to uninformed landowners)
  • Other deceptive practices such as underpayment with regard to the scale and grade of logs once processed at the mill

We help to keep our clients informed and aware of such practices, assisting them with contracts and offers that are ambiguous and possibly misleading. We investigate potential fraud and theft very seriously, and we know how to find the evidence in land records, mill scale slips and on-site.

Free Consultation: Tell Us About Your Case

Contact us today to schedule your timber overcut consultation with our knowledgeable lawyer. We handle most cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you owe no legal fees unless we obtain compensation for you.

Our firm is located at the corner of Broad Street and Fourth Avenue in front of the Floyd County Courthouse and Forum in downtown Rome. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with off-site evening and weekend appointments available.