Harmon Caldwell was born in Athens, Georgia in 1948. His parents moved
to Atlanta shortly after his birth, and he attended The Westminster Schools
in Atlanta. He graduated cum laude from Georgia State University in 1974
with a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree and a major in sculpture; he is
the only lawyer in Georgia who also holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) degree.
He won a number of awards and prizes for his art, including the first prize
for sculpture at the prestigious Winter Park Sidewalk Arts Festival in
1974. Nonetheless, he decided that he could not make a living making art
and decided to attend law school. Even so, his art training turned out
to be an asset for his trial practice, and he regularly utilizes visual
aids during his trials to represent details to juries.
He earned his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the University of Georgia Law
School in 1977. He continues to stay involved with UGA .
In 1994, he opened his own firm. He enjoys the practice of law, working
with clients, and the intellectual challenge of presenting a client’s
case in the most effective way possible. Over the years, many of his clients
have become close personal friends.
He is married to the former Cathleen O’Donnell and has 3 children:
Harmon III, Kimberly, and Reagan, all graduates of UGA.