Michael G. Gray
Mike Gray was born in 1953 and he is a Perry, Georgia native. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in 1975 and he graduated cum laude from Mercer University with a J.D. in 1978. While in law school, Mike was a member of the Mercer Law Review from 1975-1978 and the Assistant Student Writing Editor from 1977-1978.
Mike was admitted to the Georgia bar in 1978. He also is admitted to practice in the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia. Mike has served as a Special Master for the State Bar of Georgia in disciplinary matters and he is a member of the Houston County Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia.
Mike’s representative clients include the Hospital Authority of Houston County and Houston Healthcare since 1987, the Georgia Beer Wholesalers Association, Inc. since 1989, Davis Oil Company (Shell & Pure Oil jobbers), and the AMBRYO Group (Architecture, hotels and restaurant operations).
In his litigation practice, Mike previously represented several major insurance companies as regional counsel in the Middle Georgia area, defending insureds in motor vehicle and a wide variety of premises liability cases. In 2002, he ended his representation of insurance companies and now represents clients who have been seriously injured through the fault of others. In addition to personal injury and wrongful death, Mike’s other practice areas include healthcare law, general civil litigation, real estate, corporate, wills, estates and probate.
Mike is an active member of the Perry Rotary Club since 1980 with perfect attendance. Mike served as Past-President from 1987-1988 and Secretary/Treasurer for more than 30 years. He was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the club in 1998.
Mike and his late wife, Melinda, have two daughters and two grandchildren. They are members of the Perry United Methodist Church where Mike has served on various administrative committees. He previously was General Counsel to Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and served on its Executive Board.
Kellye C. Moore
Raised in an Air Force family, Kellye was born in Sacramento, California and spent her childhood years in Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Ohio, and Virginia before moving back to Houston County, Georgia in 1983.
Kellye graduated from the University of Georgia, cum laude, with a B.B.A. in 1990. She spent her first year of law school at the University of Georgia on a merit scholarship and transferred to Mercer where she graduated with a J.D. in 1993, ranked number 18 in her class of 135.
An attorney in good standing licensed in State of Georgia since May 1993, Kellye has practiced with the firm of Walker, Hulbert, Gray & Moore, LLP since 1994 and was the firm’s managing partner from 2011-2015. She practices in the areas of general and complex civil litigation, business transactions, personal injury, and wrongful death. Kellye also serves as general counsel to the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association and the Constitutional Officers’ Association of Georgia. Kellye is admitted to practice in Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. She is Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
Kellye is an active member and leader in local, state, and national bar associations, including the American Bar Association where she is a Fellow of the ABA. She is a member of the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division and serves as Co-Chair of GPSolo WIN (Women’s Initiative Network). Kellye also is a member of the Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section and is Chair-Elect of the Women Trial Lawyers. At the state bar level, Kellye previously served on the Law Practice Management Program, the Solo and Small Firm Resource Planning Board, and as a mentor for the Transition into Law Practice Program. At the local bar level, Kellye is a member and past president of the Houston County Bar Association. She also is a member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers.
John Walker Hulbert
John joined the firm after receiving his law degree from Mercer University and being admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2002. John was named a partner in the firm in 2008. Prior to practicing law, he worked in the telecommunications industry for a privately owned telephone company. John received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Georgia in 1999.
John was born in Macon, Georgia and he has spent most of his life in the Middle Georgia area. He is involved in the community as a charter member of the Board of Directors of the James E. Worrall Foundation, a member of the Board of First Love Ministries, Inc., a member and adult Sunday School teacher at the Perry United Methodist Church and a member of the Perry Kiwanis Club.
John and his wife, Ashley, live in Perry and they have three daughters. When he has time, John participates in Adventuring Racing throughout the southeast and the occasional Ultimate Frisbee tournament.
Born and raised in Perry, Georgia, John Walker graduated from the University of Georgia in 1995, with a BBA in Marketing. Later, John attended Mercer University School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctorate in 2002. Upon graduation from law school, John joined Walker, Hulbert, Gray & Moore (“WHGM”) in Perry, Georgia.
Initially, John practiced in general civil litigation and handled a broad spectrum of cases, including personal injury claims, insurance defense litigation, divorce & custody disputes, contract disputes, commercial litigation, and probate matters. This experience, representing both claimants and defendants, on a wide range of matters, laid the foundation for John’s current law practice and the “pragmatic approach” he takes for his clients. John seeks to find common ground on the “front end,” when possible, but pursues litigation, when necessary, to achieve optimal results for his clients.
In 2014, John and his brother Russell formed the law firm of Walker & Walker, LLP. Thereafter, John narrowed the scope of his practice, focusing solely on personal injury and wrongful death claims, representing individuals, or their family members, for serious injuries or death caused by the negligence of another, including claims involving automotive and tractor trailer accidents (motor vehicle collisions), slip & fall accidents (premises liability), dog bite incidents, professional malpractice, and products liability.
In 2023, John rejoined WHGM as a partner with the firm, where he continues to represent claimants for serious injury or death. These individuals are often dealing with difficult life challenges, which can be emotional and overwhelming. At the same time, timely steps must be taken to preserve all potential rights of recovery through a claim for negligence, such as notifying insurance carriers, obtaining and preserving evidence, etc. This requires the assistance of a knowledgeable, experienced attorney, who can focus on the claim, allowing clients to focus on healing and recovery, or grieving the loss of a loved one.
An effective personal injury attorney will assess all potential claims as to liability, related damages (both actual and general), and the ability to recover for such damages, through insurance or other means. Damages may include medical costs, lost wages, mileage expense, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. John Walker thoroughly investigates his clients’ claims, often visiting incident scenes, interviewing witnesses, obtaining written, audio and video evidence, etc. John also assists his clients with their medical needs, working closely with doctors and specialists to achieve the best outcome for his clients.
A Houston County native, Jordan Reab, attended the University of Georgia. She graduated UGA, cum laude, in 2018 with a B.A. in Political Science. After graduation, she attended Mercer School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2021.
While in law school, Jordan was a member of the law review and placed second in the Hugh G. Lawson Moot Court Competition. She was on moot court her last two years of law school competing in both the Georgia Intrastate Competition and the American Bar Association National Competition. Additionally, she was a member of the Phi Alpha Delta and Phi Delta Pi Fraternities and the Association of Women Lawyers (AWLS). She served as Secretary for AWLS during her 2L year. Upon graduation, she was inducted into the Mercer Chapter of the Order of Barristers, a nationally recognized honor society for those who demonstrate exceptional skill in trial advocacy, oral advocacy, and brief writing.
A life-long Houston Countian, Sara attended Auburn University, where she received her Bachelor of the Arts, magna cum laude, in 2017. Sara received her J.D., cum laude, from Mercer University School of Law in 2021 and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in November 2021. During law school, Sara interned at Walker, Hulbert, Gray, and Moore for the summer of 2019 and 2020, as well as working at the firm during her second year of law school.
Founding Partner/Of Counsel
The firm’s founding member, Larry Walker is a native of the gnat line, (a distinctive area of Georgia), having lived in Perry, Georgia all of his life. He was born in 1942. He attended the public schools of Perry and graduated from Perry High School in 1960. Larry has two degrees from the University of Georgia (a “double dawg”), including a law degree. He has practiced law in Perry, now with the firm of Walker Hulbert Gray & Moore, LLP, since he graduated from the UGA law school in 1965. Larry represents individuals, small businesses, corporations, and banking institutions in all aspects of real estate, commercial transactions, civil litigation, estate and probate, personal injury and wrongful death matters.
Larry is Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
In 1972, Larry was elected to the Georgia General Assembly, taking the seat formerly occupied by Senator Sam Nunn, a fellow Perryan, and served continuously until January 10, 2005. In 1983, he assumed the duties of Administration Floor Leader for Governor Joe Frank Harris, and in 1986, he was elected Majority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, serving in this capacity for sixteen years. Larry served for four years (1999 through 2002) as Chairman of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, a nationwide organization of state legislative leaders.
Larry served on the Georgia Department of Transportation Board from January 2007 through June 2009, representing Georgia’s Eighth Congressional District. In August of 2009, Larry was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents as an at-large member until he resigned at the end of 2017.
Larry writes a quarterly article for JAMES magazine. He is the author of two books, Tales from Georgia’s Gnat Line, as well as, Life on the Gnat Line, a composition of Larry’s widely read columns on family, everything Southern, reading, politics, and, of course, folks. Larry is a frequent speaker at various community and state events, including Continuing Legal Education seminars.
Larry lives in Perry, Georgia with his wife Janice. They have four children and ten grandchildren.
David G. Walker
David was born in 1947, and is a lifelong resident of Perry, Georgia. David, like his brother Larry, is a “double dawg” having graduated from the University of Georgia with two degrees, a B.B.A. in 1969 and a J.D. in 1975. David was admitted to the bar in 1975 and joined the firm as a partner that same year.
Before his retirement in 2019, David practiced in the areas of municipal law, real estate, wills, probate and business law. David worked for multiple cities and counties, including serving as the City Attorney for Perry, Georgia for 35 plus years.
David and his wife, Deborah, have three grown children and two grandchildren. They are members of the Perry United Methodist Church.
David “Skeet” Hulbert
Skeet was born Augusta, Georgia in 1948. He received his B.A. in 1970 from the University of Georgia and his J.D. in 1973 from Mercer. He was admitted to the bar in 1973 and was a former managing partner of the firm for many years.
Before his retirement, Skeet practiced in residential, commercial, farm and timber real estate transactions, banking, business law, wills, estates and probate. Today, Skeet enjoys fishing and vegetable gardening and the company of his 23 grandchildren.