David N Rainwater

David N Rainwater

Cordele, Georgia

From 1973 to 1989, David Rainwater practiced law throughout South Georgia, specializing as a trial lawyer. He was one of the first ten lawyers in the State of Georgia to become Board Certified as a civil trial lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and one of the few lawyers who became "A" rated and a member of the Bar Registry by Martindale-Hubbell in less than ten years of practice.

From 1990 to 1997, David Rainwater left private practice to serve as First Vice President and General Counsel of Central Bank and Trust in Cordele, Georgia, and later as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for American Network Services, Inc. of Norcross, Georgia. As a co-founder of American Network Services Rainwater was part of the management team that created "DEPONET®" the largest legal support network in the world.

After selling the company in 1997, Rainwater returned to private practice in Cordele in November of 1997. With both a banking and entrepreneurial background, coupled with extensive litigation experience, Rainwater is able to develop creative strategies for individuals and companies to navigate the legal waters of South Georgia. Rainwater has recovered over $50,000,000 in settlements, verdicts and recoveries since 1998 for the citizens of SouthWest Georgia.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial & General Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death & Insurance
  • Tractor/Trailer Accidents
  • Domestic Relations

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1973


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Mercer University
    • A.B. - 1970
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - 1968


  • Lecturer, Insurance Law and Trial Practice , CLE
  • Professor and lecturer, Banking Law, American Banking Institute and Community Bankers Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cordele Judicial Circuit Bar Association , Member, Former President
  • State Bar of Georgia , Board of Governors, 1983 - 1985
  • State Bar of Georgia , Chairman of the Committee to Reduce Court Costs and Delays, 1983 - 1989
  • State Bar of Georgia , Trial lawyers Competency Committee, 1985 - 1989
  • State Bar of Georgia , Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1982 - 1989
  • Federal Bar Association , Member, 1988 - 1989
  • Georgia Bar Foundation , Fellow
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Vice President , 1983 - 1989
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1978 - 1989
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America , Member and Diplomat, 1980 - 1989

Pro Bono Activities

  • City Director, Cordele Colony Bank
  • Chairman, Southwest Georgia Easter Seal Society
  • Chairman, Chehaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America , 1977 - 1978
  • Member, Cordele Rotary Club, 1978 - 1999
  • President, Cordele Rotary Club
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Cordele-Crisp County Chamber of Commerce
  • President, Executive Committee of the Cordele-Crisp County Chamber of Commerce, 1992 - 1993
  • Member and Deacon, First Baptist Church of Cordele