Barlay Law Group

Thua G. Barlay, Esq.

IMG 3754eThua G. Barlay is the managing attorney of the firm and he is charged with overseeing the operations and affairs of the firm. His areas of practice are Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts) and Real Estate (Residential and Commercial). He is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with existing clients in addition to creating new opportunities.

Mr. Barlay has over eight years of real estate closing experience having represented several major banks and lending institutions. He specializes in Short Sales and is a Certified Default Resolution Closing Specialist (CDRCS) with America's Home Rescue.  In addition, Mr. Barlay is a five-year plus member of WealthCounsel, a national organization that provides attorneys with a unique blend of estate planning resources to competently serve the needs of their clients. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Georgia State Bar’s sections on Real Estate and Fiduciary Law, and the Rockdale County Bar Association.

Prior to founding Barlay Law Group LLC, Mr. Barlay was an associate and later partner with The Webster Firm, P.C.  He previously worked at King & Spalding LLP as a Special Assignment Attorney. Mr. Barlay also worked in the legal department of CMG Worldwide, Inc., where he assisted in negotiating license agreements on behalf of CMG's 200 plus entertainment, sports and corporate clients, as well as protecting clients against unauthorized uses of their intellectual property.

Mr. Barlay received a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He was a board member of the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review.  He also received a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. 


Mr. Barlay earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Technology from Purdue University – Indianapolis. While in school, he served as President of the Student Government (Undergraduate Student Assembly), President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Sigma Phi Chapter, and a four-year letterman with the men’s soccer team. In addition to being named an Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honorary, he was designated as the recipient of the Charles K. Barker Award for the most outstanding minority Computer Technology major. Mr. Barlay was also elected Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - District Director for the State of Indiana, the youngest in the state’s history.

As a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and a proud member of East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church, Mr. Barlay remains an active participant in his community. He devotes his personal time to various committees within these organizations. Mr. Barlay is also active within Rockdale County, having served as the Chairman of the Board of Governors (2013) of the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce.  In addition, he is the immediate past President (2014-15) of the Rotary Club of Conyers and serves on the board of Family Promise of New Rock, Inc., a non-profit working to combat homelessness in children in Newton and Rockdale counties, and the Children's Museum of Atlanta.

Mr. Barlay believes strongly in continuously developing his leadership skills and is also a member of Leadership Rockdale, the State Bar of Georgia’s YLD Leadership Academy, and the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute, the New Leaders Council Institute, and the Leadership Georgia.

Earlier this year, he received the 17th Annual Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service. In addition, he was the 2014 Jerry Barboe Small Business Person of the Year award for the Conyers-Rockdale area. He has the unique honor of receiving young professional awards from two major publications (in the same year): "40 Under Forty - Georgia's Best & Brightest" award by Georgia Trend magazine; and the "40 Under 40 - Atlanta's Rising Business & Community Leaders" award by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

In his leisure time, Mr. Barlay enjoys spending time with family and playing golf. He is married to the former Andrea R. Miles and they are blessed with two sons, Emmanuel and Ethan.

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    Conyers, Georgia 30013