Fighting For Your Rights 40+ Years

A Criminal Defense, Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Law Firm

Combined 90+ years experience.

If you have been accused of a crime or a serious traffic offense, you have legal rights and options for defending yourself against the charges.

Whether you have been injured on the job or suffered a disabling accident or illness, you may be missing out on important benefits.

Our firm specializes in defending clients facing misdemeanor or felony charges and representing clients who have been injured at work or who suffer from a disabling accident of injury.

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If you have been charged with a crime or a serious traffic violation in Georgia, you are facing serious consequences. A conviction will result in jail time, fines, the loss of your driver’s license and other penalties. At Closson, Bass & Tomberlin, we aggressively defend people who have been accused of a wide range of misdemeanor and felony charges.
Being injured at work can change your life. It can put stress on your family and make it impossible to pay your bills. It can leave you with chronic pain or keep you in bed.
If you or a loved one has experienced a permanently disabling illness or an injury, you may be eligible to receive Social Security benefits. The Social Security Administration administers disability benefits for millions of Americans who need help covering their expenses and medical needs, but the process of actually getting benefits can be long, confusing and discouraging.

Our Attorneys

Luke E. Closson, Jr.'s Profile Image
Luke Closson is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and has been a Valdosta resident since 1966. He came to Moody Air Force Base as a student pilot and was assigned as an instructor pilot in the T-38 aircraft. He is a 1979 graduate of the Woodrow Wilson College of Law, Magna Cum Laude, and is admitted to the Georgia and Federal Bars.
J. Michael Bass's Profile Image
I was born and raised in Valdosta, Georgia. I have lived in South Georgia for my entire life except for a brief time that I spent in Athens, GA while attending law school. I have practiced law since 1988. I have assisted injured workers in their workers’ compensation claims and have defended people accused of all manner of crimes since 1991.
Lucy Tomberlin's Profile Image
Ms. Tomberlin limits her practice solely to the field of Social Security. She represents Social Security claimants at all stages from the initial application through the Appeals Council. Although the majority of her Social Security cases are disability claims, she has also handled a variety of other Social Security issues.
Luke E. Closson III's Profile Image
Luke E. Closson III specializes in Criminal Defense and Workers' Compensation law. His practice focuses on representing clients accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses as well as representing employees who have been injured on the job.


They did an outstanding job and I would refer to my closest friends and family.
– Courtney D., ★★★★★ Google Review
I would like to thank Ms. Lucy and Ms. Brenda for helping me in dealing with Social Security. Without their hard work I doubt I would have gotten my disability or back pay. I strongly recommend this law firm if you encounter problems with Social Security. They kept me updated on all proceedings and are definitely well experienced in navigating the Social Security maze. I again thank them for what they did for me and I’m absolutely sure they will do the same for you.
– Lewis M., ★★★★★ Google Review
This was the best call I ever made when I needed help with a legal matter.
– Tony G., ★★★★★ Google Review
I called upon Lucy Tomberlin to help me with my disability claim. Lucy and her assistant Mrs. Brenda helped me file my paperwork...
– Lucy M., ★★★★★ Google Review
I had never had any legal issues before in my life and I was very frantic and depressed about what to do until I found this firm and got set up with Heather and Luke!
– Sallie G., ★★★★★ Google Review

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