WHEREAS, Jaimie Briggs DeLoach was born on January 14, 1960 in Columbus, Georgia. She lived for a time in Paris, France during her childhood and thus began a lifelong love for art, language and studies of other cultures;

WHEREAS, Jaimie pursued her passions for art and literature by attending Boston University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Greek Language and Literature with a Minor in English Literature, Magna Cum Laude in May, 1982;

WHEREAS, Jaimie then attended the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens receiving her Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude in May of 1991. She was a member of the Order of the Coif and University of Law Review;

WHEREAS, in 1990, Jaimie married the love of her life, Jon DeLoach who practices law in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Columbus, Georgia;

WHEREAS, Jaimie worked in Washington, D.C. during law school at the firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts and Trowbridge and at Jones Day in Atlanta, Georgia;

WHEREAS, she worked as a contract legal researcher and writer in Columbus, Georgia from 1995-1999, specializing in Motions for Summary Judgment and Appellate Brief writing for many lawyers in Columbus. She also worked for the less fortunate and represented defendants in Juvenile, State and Recorder’s Courts;

WHEREAS, Jaimie served ably as a staff attorney for the U.S. Magistrate Judge in Columbus from 1999-2001, and then began a ten-year career as Assistant City Attorney for the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia. She was a brilliant researcher and worked on employment, civil rights and numerous matters in civil litigation;

WHEREAS, in 2011, Jaimie took a job as Counsel for Columbus State University where she enjoyed general legal defense work as well as teaching in the business school;

WHEREAS, Jaimie was an avid tennis player and loved tending her flower garden. She volunteered at Columbus Reads and many other local civic organizations. She and Jon always cheered for her beloved Georgia Bulldogs along with their two children, Briggs and Nathalie DeLoach and family cats;

WHEREAS, Jaimie Briggs DeLoach was a bright comet in the Columbus, Georgia legal community and her brilliant light came and went much too quickly.


We hereby express our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of Jaimie B. DeLoach. Her service to the Columbus community will long be remembered. Let a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the family of Jaimie B. DeLoach.

Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 27TH day of September, 2016 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of
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Councilor Allen voting______________.
Councilor Baker voting______________.
Councilor Barnes voting_____________.
Councilor Davis voting______________.
Councilor Garrett voting____________.
Councilor Henderson voting__________.
Councilor Huff voting_______________.
Councilor Pugh voting_______________.
Councilor Thomas voting_____________.
Councilor Woodson voting____________.

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