BioRepresentative Barry A. Fleming is the founding partner of the law firm of Fleming Nelson,
LLP, in Augusta, Georgia. He previously served as a partner for 11 years at the Augusta
firm of Fulcher Hagler LLP. In addition to his law practice, he served as Chairman of the
Columbia County Board of Commissioners until 2002, when he was first elected to the
Georgia House of Representatives. At the start of his second term in office, his fellow
Republicans elected him Majority Whip. Along with his service in legislative leadership, he
passed such bills as Georgia’s photo ID law for voting, and chaired the committee
overseeing the reform of Georgia’s tort laws. He also passed numerous bills dealing with
the operation of Georgia’s criminal justice system, and received the Guardian of Justice
Award from the Georgia District Attorney’s Association. For his staunch support of
businesses and job development he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the
Georgia Chamber of Commerce. His strong pro-family positions earned him the Legislator
of the Year Award from the Georgia Family Council. He was re-elected to the House of
Representatives again in 2012.
Beside his law practice, Rep. Fleming serves on the Audit Committee of the Board of
Georgia Health Sciences University, the Board of Trinity Hospital, the CSRA Regional
Commission, and the Georgia Medical Center Authority. He was also recently appointed by
Governor Deal to the Public Defender’s Oversight Board for the Augusta Judicial Circuit.
Rep. Fleming is a double graduate of the University of Georgia, receiving his undergraduate
degree in 1988, and earning his law degree in 1994. He, his wife Paige, and their son Zach
reside in Harlem, Georgia. Rep. Fleming served as Chairman of the Deacons, and lay leader
for the AWANA programs at Harlem Baptist Church. Rep. Fleming is also a Gideon, and a
lifetime member of the NRA.