Raymond B. Lakes III

Managing Partner

Email rlakes@dunlapandlakes.com

Phone (706)-507-1381 


Raymond B. Lakes III is a native of Columbus, Georgia. He is a product of the Muscogee County Public School District and a graduate of the historic George Washington Carver High School. Upon graduation from high school, he went on to graduate from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

Mr. Lakes had a lifelong dream to become an attorney and fervently pursued a legal education. His pursuit afforded him the opportunity to attend Cumberland School of Law at Samford University where he received a Doctorate Degree of Jurisprudence. Upon his admittance to the State Bar of Georgia, Mr. Lakes began his legal career as an Associate Attorney for the State of Georgia in the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit. During this 10 year span, Mr. Lakes successfully tried and disposed of hundreds of complex felony cases. This robust experience led him to enter private practice in 2018.
Mr. Lakes is well versed in all things related to finance and investments. Wanting to utilize the knowledge he gained through the study of finance, Mr. Lakes became a real estate investor focusing his investments on building and renovating affordable homes throughout Columbus, GA. Mr. Lakes has a unique combination of legal and financial expertise along with practical experience which makes him well positioned to serve clients in a variety of real estate and business transactions.

In his spare time Mr. Lakes enjoys tinkering and spending time with family and friends. Together he and his wife, Sendreka, have three kids – Raymond IV, an Auburn University graduate, Trinity, a student at The University of Chicago, and Raymond V (Walker), a first grader.

Pratice Areas

  • Real estate law
  • Personal injury
  • Criminal law

Education & Bar Admission

B.S., Auburn University
Major Finance 2002

J.D., Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, 2007

  • Dean’s List

Admitted to the bar since 2008