The PONDER LAW GROUP , LLC
Tabitha Ponder -Solomon:
Ms. Ponder-Solomon was born in Moultrie, Georgia on March 4, 1974. Ms. Ponder-Solomon received her Bachelor's of Psychology Degree from Albany State University in 1996 where she graduated with honors. After receiving a partial academic law school scholarship, she attended and graduated from the Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia in 1999, wherein she was editor for the Women's Law Journal. Ms. Ponder-Solomon previously worked as an Insurance Defense Attorney for the firm of Clyatt, Clyatt & Golden in Valdosta, Georgia. Upon leaving Clyatt, Clyatt & Golden, she entered a partnership limited to real estate and personal injury law, which later dissolved. In 2009, Ms. Ponder-Solomon opened her firm, focusing primarily on Injury Law and Real Estate. In addition to practicing law, for the past 7 years, Ms. Ponder-Solomon has worked as a Pre-Law Adjunct Professor for Kaplan University and Albany State University. She is also a member of the Georgia Bar Association, wherein she currently serves on the Committee for “Main Street Lawyers”, American Bar Association, Georgia Criminal Defense/ Trial Attorneys, Georgia Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), The Commerce Club and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Robert M Clyatt: Mr. Clyatt was born in Valdosta, Georgia, on May 1, 1950. His education includes the following: Brewton-Parker Junior College, magna Cum Laude (A.A., 1970); Valdosta State College (B.A., 1972); Mercer University (J.D., 1975). Mr. Clyatt was President of the Student bar Association of the Walter F. George School of Law. Mr. Clyatt is a member of the Valdosta Bar Association in which he served as President from 1987 to 1988. He is also a member of the Valdosta Lawyers’ Club, the Georgia Bar Association and the American bar Association. He has had the privilege of serving as a member on the Continuing Judicial Education Committee of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation from 1987 -1988, assisting with seminars for Administrative Law Judges handling workers compensation cases. He was chosen to serve as a member of the State Advisory Council to the Chairman of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation since 1990 to the present, where he served on the Education ad Seminar Committee, which organizes Workers’ Compensation seminars throughout Georgia. He has also served as a member of the planning committee of the 2000 meeting of the Southeastern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrator’s which was held in Savannah, Georgia in July 2000.
The Supreme Court appointed Mr. Clyatt as a Special Master in January 1999. He was awarded the Meritorious Award of Walter F. George School of Law in 1999. In October 1999, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Valdosta State University.
Mr. Clyatt was the Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation of the State Board of Georgia from 1987-1988.
Poe is managing partner of Brian Poe & Associates, Attorneys, PC, and also
director of a national legal search firm. The law firm focuses on real estate
closings, wills and trusts, entertainment and non-profits; and his national legal
search work involves the placement of high-level attorneys into partners and
top echelon in-house positions, with a focus on Atlanta-based law firms and
Prior to private practice, Poe was senior attorney for Delta Air Lines Inc., and a
former associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Washington, D.C. and
Troutman Sanders in Atlanta. Before practicing law, he served as an auditorwith the United States Department of Labor. Poe recently resigned from the boards of the Future Foundation and the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc.; and has been General Counsel of the Sickle Cell Foundation since 2005. He is also an enthusiastic member of the new Commerce Club at the 191 Building. Poe was the writer and executive producer of Big Ain't Bad, which won the 2003 Hollywood Black Film Festival's Audience Choice award, finishing 1st place out of 87 entries. He has lectured on film finance panels nationally, and also on panels addressing diversity and other aspects of legal recruiting. Poe is a graduate of Florida State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in multinational business operations. He later received an MBA from the University of Georgia, and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.