Wilbanks, Dylan Emerson

Dylan Emerson Wilbanks

Dylan Wilbanks is the founder of Wilbanks Law Firm, a practice he built in his hometown.  He litigates cases throughout the state and Southeast, and focuses his practice on three areas:  helping people in his local courts with traffic and probate matters, assisting businesses and individuals in commercial litigation, such as contract or construction disputes or judgment collection, and helping those who have been injured through the negligence of another.  
Born in Georgia, Dylan obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received his law degree from the University of Georgia.  
In addition to his legal practice, Dylan is actively engaged in his community and has served on the executive board of the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce, the board of Jackson County Water and Sewer Authority, and the board for the Commerce Downtown Development Authority.  Dylan also has been President of the Commerce Kiwanis Club and the Commerce Area Business Association. 
Dylan is admitted to practice in Georgia’s state and federal courts trial courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Federal Claims Court.  He has been admitted pro hac vice to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Kentucky and for Puerto Rico.  
Dylan lives in Commerce with his wife, Lisa.  

  • DUI Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Judgment Collection
  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 2002
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
    • B.S. - 1997
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: International Affairs
  • Best Attorney - Readers' Choice, Jackson Herald, 2018
  • Best Attorney - Readers' Choice, Jackson Herald, 2017
  • Best Attorney - Readers' Choice, Jackson Herald, 2016
  • Best Attorney - Readers' Choice, Jackson Herald, 2015
  • Atlanta Magazine's "Top Young Lawyers in Georgia,", 2011
  • Atlanta Magazine's "Top Young Lawyers in Georgia,", 2009
  • Champion, The Keenan's Kids Foundation Closing Argument Competition, 2001
  • Champion, J.Ralph Beaird Closing Argument Competition, 2000
  • National Merit Scholar, President's Scholar - Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Member, Executive Mock Trial Board, 2001-02
  • Member, National Trial Competition teams (2001 & 2002)
  • Top Rated Super Lawyers in Business Litigation
  • Readers' Choice Award, 2019, 2020
  • 2020 Super Lawyers
  • 10.0 AVVO Rating
  • Best Attorney - Readers' Choice, Jackson Herald, 2019
  • Best Attorney - Readers' Choice, Jackson Herald, 2020
  • Chairman, Jackson Country Water and Sewer Authority, 2017
  • Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce - Executive Board Member, 2017
  • City of Commerce Downtown Development Authority Board Member, 2016
  • Mentor, Lindsey's Legacy Mentoring Program (2009-2011)
  • Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters (2006-2011)
  • Participant, Commerce High School Youth Apprenticeship Program (2009-2010)
  • Leadership Jackson County, Class of 2010
  • Board Member, Commerce Kiwanis Club (2008-2013)
  • President, Commerce Kiwanis Club (2012-2013)
  • Not Guilty - DUI jury trial, State v. Bryson, Banks County Superior Court, case no. 16-CR-447, 2018
  • $150,000 - Settlement of personal injury claim pending in Northeast Georgia, 2017
  • $435,000 - Jury verdict in partnership litigation, Milford v. Purcell, Clarke County Superior Court, case no. SU-15-CV-1070, 2017
  • $31,000 - Jury verdict for fraud and related claims, Weldon v. Parham, Superior Court of Madison County, case no. 13MV497-J, 2016
  • $1,150,000 - Settlement obtained in fraudulent conveyance action on behalf of creditor, 2015
  • President, Commerce Area Business Association, 2011
  • Board Member, Commerce Area Business Association, 2010
  • Board Member, Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce (2011-2013, 2015-present)