Athens is located in the center of the western edge of the northeastern part of the land covered by the 762 area code. The city of Athens is part of the consolidated city-county of Athens-Clark County Georgia. As such, the city of Athens and the county of Clark are usually treated as one and the same.
The population of Athens-Clark County is 115,452 people, making it the sixth largest city in the state of Georgia. The University of Georgia is located within the city limits of Athens, and the university was the reason for the creation of the city in the first place. Therefore, Athens has been a college town from its inception and the university has been a major employer of the residents of the city.
Companies that employ large numbers of people in Athens include E.I. Dupont de Nemours &Company, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, and Merial Limited, Inc. Due to the wide array of companies in Athens, many different types of lawyers live and practice in the area, and the University of Georgia School of Law, which is ranked at number 28 by US News &World Report, regularly contributes to the diversity of the legal industry in Athens.
One of the more interesting attractions located in Athens is a tree called the Son of the Tree That Owns Itself. The original Tree That Owns Itself was allegedly deeded the ownership of itself by its original owner, Colonel William Henry Jackson, in his will.
The music scene in Athens is well-known throughout the world, and many famous musical acts have gotten their start in Athens, including R.E.M., The B-52s, Bubba Sparxxx and Danger Mouse.
Every spring, Athens bicycle enthusiasts participate in the Twilight Series, which is a group of bicycle races including the Twilight Criterium. In the autumn, many lawyers and other professionals spend their Saturdays cheering on the University of Georgia Bulldogs, whether they are watching the team play live in Sanford Stadium or from The Globe, a bar in downtown Athens. Esquire magazine has named The Globe on of the best bars in America, and the bar is featured in the movie "Trouble With the Curve" starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams.
For lawyers and other professionals that enjoy beauty in nature and art, the Georgia Museum of Art, which is the official state art museum, and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy beautiful items preserved by the state of Georgia itself.