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Ross Schell

Ross Schell, attorney at Adams, Hemingway, Wilson & Rutledge, LLC, wearing a plaid dress shirt under a black jacket.

Ross Schell was born and raised in Eastman, Georgia.  After earning a B.S. in Political Science at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia in 1992, Ross attended Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University. After graduation from law school in 1995, he opened a General Civil Practice Firm in Eastman, Georgia where he also served as the Municipal Court Judge for the cities of Eastman, McRae and Milan, Georgia. In 1999, he relocated his practice to Macon where he joined a small firm which specialized in residential real estate closings. In 2002, Ross joined the Macon law firm of Martin Snow LLP where he became a Partner in the firm’s real estate department in 2006. In 2012, Ross moved his practice to the Macon office of James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP where he became a Partner in 2019 and remaining until he joined Adams Hemingway as a Partner in 2021.

Ross’ practice is primarily devoted to commercial real estate and timberland law, including contract negotiation and drafting; seller, buyer and lender representation, loan document review and preparation; title examination; and drafting of closing documents. He performs real estate closings including commercial, agricultural, forest and recreational property, including timberland transactions through the southeast. He is also a long-time agent for First American Title Insurance Company for the insuring of real estate transactions throughout the State of Georgia.

Ross and his wife, Rachael, also a 1995 graduate of Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, were married in October of 1996 and have two daughters, Holland, a student at Auburn University, and Harper, a student at Stratford Academy.  The family attends Vineville United Methodist Church and are active members of Idle Hour Country Club.

Practice Areas

Professional Organizations

  • State Bar of Georgia, Real Property Law Section
  • Macon Bar Association
  • Georgia Forestry Association
  • Community Bankers Association of Georgia


  • Georgia Southern University (B.S., 1992)
  • Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University (J.D., 1995)


  • Georgia, 1995