Don Morgan is a Columbus native with more than 30 years of experience in private law practice. Morgan is a 1973 business school graduate of Auburn University and a 1976 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law.
Morgan is a member of the State Bar of Georgia (1976), the Alabama State Bar (1978), the bars of the United States District Courts for Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia and Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama, the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the American Association of Airport Executives.
Morgan supports many local organizations such as Feeding the Valley, Inc., the local member food bank of the Feeding America food bank network, where he has volunteered as general counsel since its inception. Morgan is a past president and board member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Columbus, a Life Member of the Auburn Alumni Association, former vestry member of Trinity Episcopal Church, former chair of the Columbus Technical College Paralegal Studies Advisory Committee and a member of the Columbus Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees.
Chris Lyle is a native of southwest Georgia, having been raised in Terrell County, not far from Columbus, Georgia. After attending Young Harris College in north Georgia and graduating with Honors and an Associate’s Degree in Business, Chris moved to Savannah, Georgia, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a minor in Economics, from Armstrong Atlantic State University. There, he was the co-founder of Armstrong’s first club baseball team before graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Chris graduated from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in May 2016. While at law school, Chris was a member of the 2nd Amendment Society and Mercer’s inaugural Real Estate Law Society. Also during his time at law school, Chris worked in several law offices from Albany, Georgia, all the way up to Dalton, Georgia, gaining valuable experience in general practice legal matters.
Upon passing the bar exam in November 2016, Chris joined Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP in Gainesville, Georgia, as an Associate Attorney. There, Chris gained valuable experience in litigation and general practice matters.
Chris now lives in Midland with his wife, Alston Lyle. When not practicing law, Chris enjoys hiking, supporting his Georgia sports teams (Braves, Dawgs, Hawks, Falcons, and Atlanta United), and deer hunting.
Alston E. Lyle calls Southwest Georgia home, having been raised in Cordele and Columbus, Georgia. She attended Georgia Tech, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Association with a concentration in Finance in 2013. She attended Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude in 2016. While at Mercer Law, she was a member of the Charleston National Moot Court Team, Treasurer of the Association of Women Law Students, and Co-President of Phi Alpha Delta. Upon graduation from law school and passing the bar exam in November 2016, Alston joined Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker, LLP in Gainesville, Georgia, as an Associate Attorney. There she specialized in estate planning, residential real estate matters, and general business defense.
Alston now lives in Midland with her husband, Chris Lyle. She is a board member of Feeding the Valley, Inc., a local nonprofit food bank of the Feeding America food bank network.