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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Paul Lavelle

1570 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30606-6006

Directly across from The UGA Health Sciences Campus and a quarter mile from Piedmont Hospital

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Office Hours

9am - 5:30pm
After Hours by Appointment
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1570 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30606-6006



Thank you for checking us out! We love serving you! My office strives to deliver fantastic service at a great price. We have over 90 years of combined insurance experience at this office! We want to make sure we put that experience to work to protect you, your family, and what is important to you. We know you have many insurance options, and we feel we are a fantastic value because of our passion, experience, and the incredible insurance and financial service products we provide thru State Farm. I got into the insurance business 30 years ago because of my father. He was in the business for 58 years helping people with life insurance. I am passionate about life insurance because of my father and the death of my mother. The life insurance my dad had on my mom allowed us to continue our same standard of living and also paid for private school and college for me. I try and make sure that we have talked to customers about their risks and how to be better prepared for the unexpected risks that life has!

Take time to look at your insurance risks. Many don't think about the risks they face until something happens and find out that they don't have enough or the right coverage. As insurance risk managers, let us take time to look at your risks with your auto, home, life, and other coverages. We will make sure you have the right amount of love $$$ and coverage to allow you and your family to recover from an unexpected loss or death.

We are looking forward to connecting with you now and in the futured for all your insurance and financial needs!


Paul Lavelle and Team!

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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Our mission is to empower people to manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams with appropriate insurance and financial products.
Lynn Baughcum State Farm Agent Team Member

Lynn Baughcum

Office Manager

If you have a question about billing, claims or just about anything, Lynn is your gal! Lynn has been working with State Farm Agents since 1979! She has been with Paul Lavelle State Farm since 2002. Lynn prides herself in being very detailed with customers questions and concerns. Lynn has been married since 1983 to Mickey Baughcum. She has two sons and two grandsons. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling to the beach, mountains and cruising. She loves playing Spider Solitaire, Wordle and puzzles. Lynn knows so many of our customers like family. They ask for her all the time! See why so many people love Lynn!

Jinni Gooch State Farm Agent Team Member

Jinni Gooch

Office Representative

Jinni has worked in insurance for 12 years, 10 of them being with Paul Lavelle State Farm. She is licensed for home, renters, commercial, auto, life insurance, and health insurance. She is also licensed for Property and Casualty insurance and financial services in Georgia and South Carolina. Jinni helps new and current customers with their current and future insurance needs. She is a real pro when it comes to life insurance or as Jinni says, love money! Jinni is always there to help and does a wonderful job explaining insurance terms in a way people can understand. Customers LOVE Jinni!

Jinni is from Jefferson GA and has 2 kids- a son and daughter. She also takes care of her grandmother and numerous pets. She is usually the first person you see when you walk in the door! She provides great service with a smile!

Zach Gattie State Farm Agent Team Member

Zach Gattie

Office Associate

Zach hails from Watkinsville, GA and resides in Winterville, GA with his wife Abby. They will have their first child in May! Zach has been with State Farm since January of 2021. Zach reaches out to potential new customers, helping guide them through their insurance needs. He is licensed to help with auto, home, life and health and financial services. Zach is great with communicating with you through the whole process making sure you maximize your discounts but don't skimp on coverage! Zach loves hanging out with family and friends, being in the mountains, hiking/camping, watching/listening to baseball games and UGA football! Zach would love for you to experience his excellent focus on customer service at a great price!

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Please Note: This opportunity is about potential employment with an independent contractor agent who solicits applications for State Farm products and services, and does NOT result in employment with any of the State Farm Insurance Companies. The employment selection decision , terms and conditions of employment (such as compensation and benefits) are all determined solely by the independent contractor agent.