About Our Firm

“Every potential client who comes into the office is a worthy person and should never be scorned for any of his shortcomings. Every case that comes into the office is my livelihood and whether it is small or large, I should give it my best.”

So wrote Aurthur C. Farrar, Sr., founder of the law firm that began in 1949 and continues to thrive today as Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner, LLC with three generations of family and professional history.

Born to a Jefferson County farming family in 1913, Arthur graduated from Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA, working as a teacher and with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration before being drafted into the U.S. Army. In 1946, honorably discharged as a Major, armed with G.I. Bill tuition benefits and supported by his beautiful new bride, Mamie, he enrolled in Mercer University School of Law, one of the nation’s oldest law schools and the first in the state of Georgia accredited by the American Bar Association. He graduated in 1949 and promptly launched his practice in Douglas, wearing a suit, white pressed shirt and a tie every day, no matter how high the searing South Georgia temperatures rose.

Multi-Generational Firm

Twenty years later, after graduating cum laude from his father’s alma mater, son Arthur C. Farrar, Jr., known as Curtis, would join him, practicing for four decades before retiring in 2007. Throughout his tenure with the firm, Curtis served on four separate Governors’ Study Committees on workers’ compensation for the State of Georgia and was appointed by Governor Joe Frank Harris to the Board of Directors of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and by Governor Roy Barnes to the Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority.

In 1997, Kirk Farrar, a graduate of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, would become the family third generation attorney to join the firm. Today, with the additions of second-generation attorney Matt Hennesy (his father Joey Hennesy retired from the firm in 2011) and former U.S. Navy Aviator Drew Tanner, Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner continues as one of the area’s most successful personal injury law firms.

Seven Decades, Three Generations, One Mission

For the past seven decades, Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner has focused on a single, heartfelt mission: Helping Georgia’s injured recover and secure maximum compensation for their losses including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

“We focus on helping clients who are victims of all types of accidents,” Kirk Farrar says. “These accidents might involve automobile wrecks, tractor trailer wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, pedestrian vs. vehicle accidents.”

Working together with Georgia’s State Board of Workers Compensation, the firm also assists injured workers – an area of law that is “heavily rule and statute-intensive,” Kirk says. “It takes someone well versed in this particular area of law to effectively represent clients.”

How much money can Farrar, Hennesy & Tanner get you?
Recent client settlements:

Celebrating Family

$2.8 million for a client who suffered serious injuries from a product explosion

$2 million for a client with life-altering injuries from an auto accident

$1.3 million for the victim of a tractor-trailer collision

$1.06 million for a client who suffered an on-the-job injury from a faulty product

$975,000 in a workers’ compensation claim for a client injured on the job

“Most of our clients are dealing with very difficult situations,” Kirk says. “Any type of injury claim tends to take a toll financially, physically and emotionally on the client and their family. It is extremely rewarding to help people navigate the difficult path of an injury claim.”

With more than six decades of top-rated service to the people of Douglas and the surrounding South Georgia areas, Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner are known for their professionalism, integrity and willingness to go above and beyond for their clients. Their unrivaled dedication has been commended with multiple awards and recognitions including the Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award.

Today, the attorneys and staff of Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner continue to honor Arthur, Sr.’s philosophy, assuring that every client is treated with the utmost respect, no matter the size or scope of their legal claim.

Community Volunteers

More than a Law Firm – A Community Friend

Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner also has deep roots in its charitable donation of both time and money. Among the charities, organizations and worthy causes the firm supports are:

  • Academic Booster Club of Coffee County
  • American Cancer Society (Relay for Life)
  • American Heart Association
  • Athletic Booster Club of Coffee County (Various sports)
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Coffee Alliance for the Arts
  • Coffee County Food Bank
  • Coffee County School System
  • Douglas Lions Club
  • Douglas Rotary Club
  • The Salvation Army
  • Hope Outreach Ministries, Inc.
  • Various churches in and around Coffee County

In September 2011, the firm chose to join office staff and other volunteers in establishing the Childhood Cancer Awareness Group of Coffee County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds and providing emotional support for families struggling with the financial and emotional effects caused by childhood cancer.

About Us

Established in 1949, Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner are catastrophic personal injury and workers’ compensation trial attorneys with years of experience in Douglas, Waycross, Tifton, Valdosta and surrounding areas in South Georgia

Areas of Practice


  • Executive Committee of Workers’ Compensation Claimants’ Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Workers’ Compensation Section of State Bar of Georgia
  • Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia
  • Douglas, Georgia Bar Association

Business Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Walk-ins and emergency consultations available upon request

Business Attributes

  • Has restroom
  • Has a wheelchair-accessible entrance
  • Has a wheelchair-accessible restroom
  • English and Spanish spoken

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence or deliberate act, put Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner’s extensive experience and proven legal record to work for you. Call 912-384-2287 or request a free case review online today.

Client Reviews and Testimonials

5 Gold Stars

Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner are very thorough, very understanding and compassionate. I would recommend them and Ms. Debbie (their assistant) to anyone who is in need of any assistance. I will do business with them again
if needed.

– Chris B.

5 Gold Stars

My case started off with Mr. Farrar and when he retired, Matt Hennesey took over. They fought for my case for over 4 years and Matt stuck with it. They were really good to me and still are.

– Marion T.

5 Gold Stars

Mr. Farrar is the best. He will guide you every step of the way! I was very pleased. Hopefully, I won't have to use him again, but if so, I most definitely will.

– Diane B.

5 Gold Stars

Mr. Matt Hennesy, I have to say, is one of the best lawyers you will ever have. Mr. Hennesy went above and beyond to make sure me and my wife were taken care of. I could never be grateful enough for what he did for us. And their office staff is just as caring. Thank you so much.

– Buddy R.