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Longstanding Tradition and Desired Results

One of Savannah’s oldest and most respected firms, MAHONEY & COLE has a history of providing high quality legal solutions for individuals, small businesses and large corporations.  The firm has been winning cases and counseling clients with unsurpassed legal knowledge for eight decades.

Providing top corporations in the area as well as individuals with sound advice, iron clad negotiations, and anticipated results; MAHONEY & COLE is the choice for your legal needs in Georgia and South Carolina.  Let us achieve results as we provide continuity rarely found in law firms today.  Ours is a family-founded firm, working in the community for three generations.  Whether you are starting a business, closing on a real estate property or home, working on your Estate Plan, or need legal help in Court – our lawyers provide exemplary legal solutions and the outcome you desire.   And we are committed to the community.  We will be around when a problem arises.  And you will be able to hold your head high knowing you have Savannah best and most respected legal team at your back.

Our History

Founded in 1935 by DENNIS PIERCE, the firm originally operated as PIERCE & MAY.  Miss Adele May was one of the first female attorneys to practice law in Savannah.  When war hero John Ranitz returned from World War II, he completed his law degree in the original Armstrong house and joined Dennis Pierce as PIERCE & RANITZ after Miss May left private practice.  Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr. returned to his hometown of Savannah after working in the legal department for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and joined the firm in 1963.  RANITZ & MAHONEY welcomed Mahoney’s son, Thomas J. Mahoney III to join the practice in 1989 after practicing law in Atlanta, GA.  After the death of Mr. Ranitz, the Mahoney’s moved from their historic office in the Lachlan McIntosh house to Savannah’s commercial south side to better accommodate the needs of their clients.  They joined with Social Security/SSI attorney Allison Cole to begin MAHONEY & COLE.   James L Coursey Jr. joined the firm in 2016 after a thirty year career as Chief Assistant United State Attorney for the US Department of Justice.

Over the past eighty years, the firm been home to many of Savannah’s leading lawyers who have gone on to become Judges, legislators and leading citizens.

Trusted Counsel

To deliver consistent results, we find that it is crucial to maintain the bonds of trust between attorney and client. We are part of the community, we will continue to be part of the community, and our integrity and duty to our clients shows this commitment.  We support local initiatives.  We act as General Counsel for State and Local business and local academic institutions.  We are Judges for city and county municipalities.  We are privileged to be designated as SAAG (State Appointed Attorney General)and have served as City and County Attorney.  We know the pulse of Savannah and the interworking of our local and state government.  MAHONEY & COLE is well-respected for our history of excellence and because of the intense knowledge brought to every client we serve and to each case we win.

MAHONEY & COLE combines energy and passion for results with the seasoning of life and legal experience. Firm professionals include:

  • Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr. — SENIOR PARTNER, University of South Carolina, J.D., 1960. Thomas J. Mahoney, Jr. is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition.
  • Thomas J. Mahoney III — PARTNER, University of Georgia, J.D., 1988. Thomas J. Mahoney III is BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for his professionalism and ethics.
  • Allison D. Cole – OF COUNSEL, University of Georgia, J.D. 1993.
  • James L. Coursey Jr – COUNSELOR, Mercer University School of Law

Founding partners – Dennis Pierce (1906-1979) and John F. M. Ranitz (1922-1999).

A diverse general practice
The attorneys at Mahoney & Cole, P.C. have an extensive experience and a history of success in a wide variety of legal practice areas, including:

  • Insurance defense
  • Business representation
  • Local government law
  • Admiralty
  • Maritime

Contact MAHONEY & COLE to schedule an appointment
Call the Firm at 912-233-7272 or submit a form online to schedule an appointment at our Savannah, GA office.  There is NO FEE for initial consultations for PERSONAL INJURY or REAL ESTATE matters.  Together, we will determine your goals and decide your next step in the legal process to get the results you desire.  Rely on us.  We have been helping clients in Georgia and South Carolina achieve success in and out of the courtroom for over 80 years.  MAHONEY & COLE will help you formulate a winning strategy.