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Alumni In the News

Georgia Law graduates are often the focus of news stories appearing in a variety of media outlets. Below are links to some of these stories.

Jason Carter Says Taking on New Role at Carter Center Won't Affect His Law Practice
Alumnus Jason J. Carter (J.D.'04) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his new role as chairman of the Carter Center board of trustees while his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, undergoes cancer treatment. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and published 8/27/15. Read the full article

Atlanta, Georgia, Plaintiff's Rights Law Firm Establishes Online 'Child Injury Legal Guide'
Alumnus James M. Poe (J.D.'74) was featured in the Digital Journal regarding his law firm's free online guide to childhood injuries and associated legal issues. The article was published 8/21/15. Read the full article

3 Young Georgia Lawyers Chosen for ABA Mentoring
Alumna Daiquiri J. Steele (J.D.'08) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her selection as one of 16 lawyers nationally chosen for a mentoring program run by the American Bar Association. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and published 8/13/15. Read the full article

Sutton leaves bench with a legacy of service
Alumnus Richard C. Sutton (J.D.'66) was featured in the Northwest Georgia News regarding his role in establishing the drug court serving the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit. The article was published 8/13/15. Read the full article

State Juvenile Justice Department Gets New General Counsel
Alumna S. Cindy Wang (J.D.'99) was featured in the Daily Report regarding being named the new general counsel for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.  The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 8/11/15. Read the full article

Appellate Lawyer From Holland & Knight Launches Firm
Alumnus Leland H. "Lee" Kynes was featured in the Daily Report regarding the start of his own firm, Kynes Law. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 8/11/15. Read the full article

Gate City Names Four Atlanta Lawyers to Its Hall of Fame; two are Georgia Law alumni
Alumni Emmet J. Bondurant II (LL.B.'60) and Samuel M. "Sam" Matchett (J.D.'84) were featured in the Daily Report for being named to the Gate City Bar Association Hall of Fame. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 8/11/15. Read the full article

Savannah attorney Mahoney named Thunderbolt associate judge
Alumnus Thomas J. Mahoney (J.D.'88) was featured in the Savannah Morning News regarding his appointment as the associate municipal court judge for the city of Thunderbolt, Georgia. The article was published 8/10/15. Read the full article

Big Dialysis Settlement Prompts $500K Gift to UGA Law
Alumna Stacey Godfrey Evans (J.D.'03) was featured in the Daily Report regarding a $500,000 gift she made to Georgia Law in order to fund a scholarship for law students who are first-generation college graduates. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 7/31/15. Read the full article

Augusta-area prosecutor earns state award
Alumnus Henry W. "Hank" Syms Jr. (J.D.'00) was featured in the Augusta Chronicle regarding his selection as the 2015 Assistant District Attorney of the Year for Division 1. The article was written by Sandy Hodson and published 7/30/15. Read the full article

UofSC selects Missouri dean as new provost
Alumna Joan T.A. Gabel (J.D.'93) has been selected to become the executive vice president of academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina. Previously, she was the dean of the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business. The announcement was made on 7/28/15. Read the release from the University of South Carolina
River Basin Center helping resolve water wars
Alumna Laurie A. Fowler (J.D.'83) was featured in Discover UGA regarding her role as the UGA River Basin Center director of policy and the work the organization does. The article was written by Beth Gavrilles. Read the full article

Athens-Clarke County attorneys, judges named to State Bar of Georgia committees
Alumni J. Edward Allen Jr. (J.D.'73), Andrew H. Marshall (J.D.'73) and Kenneth W. Mauldin (J.D.'80) and alumnae Anna Green Bolden (J.D.'05), Anna Durham Boling (J.D.'84) and Susan P. Tate (J.D.'75) were featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding their respective appointments as members of various standing, special, program and board committees of the State Bar of Georgia for 2015-16.The article was published 7/26/15. Read the full article

Former Judge J.D. Smith Goes Into Practice With Son
Alumni J.D. Smith Jr. (J.D.'71) and Brian R. Smith (J.D.'04) and alumnus Joanna S. Nijem (J.D.'07) were featured in the Daily Report regarding Brian Smith's recently launched firm, The Smith Law Practice. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and published 7/24/15. Read the full article

Cox named Assistant DA of the Year
Alumnus Charles S. "Steve" Cox (J.D.'76) was featured on WRGA after being named the "Assistan District Attorney of the Year for 2015" during the 2015 Summer Conference sponsored by the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia. The article was published 7/24/15. Read the full article

Friends Since Childhood Form Buckley Beal
Alumnus Andrew M. "Drew" Beal (J.D.'86) was featured in the Daily Report regarding the formation of his new firm, Buckley Beal, with a childhood friend. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 7/23/15. Read the full article

Vance honored as Assistant District Attorney of the Year
Alumna Wanda S. Vance (J.D.’00) was featured on AccessWDUN as she was recently honored by the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia Summer Conference as Assistant District Attorney of the Year. The article was published 7/19/15. Read the full article

Benjamine Reid Appointed National Co-Chair of Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
Alumnus Benjamine R. Reid (J.D.’74) was featured in South Florida Citybizlist as he was recently appointed National Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Litigration Section Judicial Intern Opportunity Program. The article was published 7/14/15. Read the full article

Forsling Builds Mediation Practice After Career in Courtroom
Alumna Susan E. Forsling (J.D.’80) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her career as a mediator. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 7/10/15. Read the full article

After Big Law and Small Law, Hodges Goes Solo
Alumnus Kenneth B. “Ken” Hodges III (J.D.’91) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his recent move to proprietor of his own law firm, Ken Hodges Law. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 7/8/15. Read the full article

Can KKK ‘adopt a highway’? Appellate court considers matter
Alumna Brittany H. Bolton (J.D.’12) was quoted in the Washington Post regarding her thoughts on whether or not the state of Georgia violated a Ku Klux Klan group’s constitutional rights by refusing in application to the Adopt-A-Highway program. The article was written by Kate Brumback and published 7/9/15. Read the full article

Augusta native to hear Supreme Court case
Alumna Carla Wong McMillian (J.D.’98) was featured in the Augusta Chronicle as she will become the first Asian-American to sit on a case at the Georgia Supreme Court. The article was published 7/9/15. Read the full article

Daily Report Announces 2015 ‘On the Rise’ Class; 15 Georgia Law Graduates Mentioned
Congratulations to the 15 alumni/alumnae who were recently named to the Daily Report’s “On the Rise” Class of 2015. Carolyn T. “Tippi” Burch (J.D.’01), James E. “Jeb” Butler (J.D.’08), Allison L. Dyer (J.D.’06), John A. Ernst (J.D.’03), Stacey G. Evans (J.D.’03), Rachel C. Fields (J.D.’07), Lindsay M. Ferguson (J.D.’04), Kevin A. Gooch (J.D.’04), Scott R. Grubman (J.D.’08), John D. Hadden (J.D.’04), John P. Jett (J.D.’08), Justin R. Marlowe (J.D.’06), Daniel E. Sineway (J.D.’07), Terri R. Stewart (J.D.’06) and Natalie S. Woodward (J.D.’02) were all selected as lawyers under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the community and will continue to do so in the future. The article was written by Jonathan Ringel and published 7/7/15. Read the full article

Led by Former Georgia Prosecutor, NC College Students Urge Changes for Law Enforcement
Alumnus J. Thomas “Tom” Morgan III (J.D.’80) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his role as an adjunct professor at Western Carolina University. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and published 7/2/15. Read the full article

Middle Georgia DA retiring for health reasons
Alumnus Fredric D. “Fred” Bright (J.D.’81) was featured in the Macon Telegraph regarding his retirement after working as district attorney in the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit for the past 20 years. The article was written by Joe Kovac Jr. and published 7/2/15. Read the full article

Museums and looted art: the ethical dilemma of preserving world cultures
Alumna Terressa M. “Tess” Davis (J.D.’09) was quoted in The Guardian regarding her thoughts on illicit trade in stolen antiquities. She is the Executive Director of Antiquities Coalition, a nongovernmental organization based in Washington, D.C., that is dedicated to preserving cultural heritage. The article was written by Kanishk Tharoor and published 6/29/15. Read the full article

Lawyer Sworn in as DeKalb Superior Court Judge
Alumnus Jean-Paul Boulee (J.D.’96) was featured in the Daily Report as he was recently sworn in as a DeKalb County Superior Court judge. The article was written by Suzanne Monyak and published 6/29/15. Read the full article

John Stephenson sworn in as Dougherty County’s newest magistrate judge
Alumnus John M. Stephenson (J.D.’84) was featured in the Albany Herald as he was recently sworn in as Dougherty County’s newest magistrate judge. The article was written by Terry Lewis and published 6/29/15. Read the full article

Chatham Public Defender Takes University Post in England
Alumnus Michael L. Edwards (J.D.'93) was featured in the Daily Report for taking a visiting professorship at the Sheffield Hallam University in England.  The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 6/25/15. Read the full article

Dawson’s Judge Bishop appointed to serve on Georgia Commission on Family Violence
Alumnus Joe C. Bishop was featured on Sowega Live as he was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the Georgia Commission on Family Violence. The article was published 6/23/15. Read the full article

Patrick T. O’Connor Installed as Treasurer of State Bar of Georgia
Alumnus Patrick T. O’Connor (J.D.’81) was featured in Savannah CEO as he was installed as treasurer of the State Bar of Georgia during the organization’s Annual Meeting in June. The article was published 6/23/15. Read the full article

Marine guilty of murder in retrial for 2006 civilian killing
Alumnus Samson C. Newsome II (J.D.’12) was featured in the Associated Press regarding his involvement in the trial of a Marine sergeant convicted of murder. The article was written by Julie Watson and published 6/18/15. Read the full article

5 Questions with Chris Breault, a trial lawyer
Alumnus Christopher R. “Chris” Breault (J.D.’12) was featured in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer in a Q&A regarding his life and career. The article was written by Chuck Williams and published 6/21/15. Read the full article

Atlanta Attorney to Perform in Flamenco 'Wonderland'
Alumnus Kevin C. Wilson (J.D.'96) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his dancing performance in an upcoming production of the Calo Gitano Dance Academy. The article was written by Suzanne Monyak and was published 6/18/15.  Read the full article

Traut joins Johnson Marlowe
Alumnus Matthew G. Traut (J.D.’14) was featured in the Daily Report as he recently joined Johnson Marlowe as an associate. The article was written 6/16/15. Read the full article

Slaughter and Virgin join Taylor English Duma
Alumni Nathaniel G. “Nat” Slaughter III (J.D.’69) and Frank W. Virgin (J.D.’73) were featured in the Daily Report as they have disbanded their firm, Slaughter & Virgin, and joined Taylor English Duma. The article was published 6/16/15. Read the full article

Jamie Perez Awarded the 2015 Kerry Harike Joedecke Atlanta Young Lawyer of the Year Award
Alumna Jamie A. Perez (J.D.’10) has been awarded the 2015 Kerry Harike Joedecke Atlanta Young Lawyer of the Year Award in recognition of her service to the Atlanta Council of Young Lawyers. The article was published 6/15/15. Read the full article  

Shark Tank success: Alum takes Athens boutique to the next level
Alumnus Josh Harbour (J.D.'13) and his wife, Diana, were featured in Georgia Magazine for receiving support from "Shark Tank" investors for their clothing business, Red Dress Boutique. The article was written by Rebecca McCarthy and published in the June 2015 issue. Read the full article

Drug Court graduation a positive step
Alumna Ellen McElyea (J.D.'85) authored an opinion piece in the Cherokee Tribune regarding the success of Blue Ridge Drug Accountability Court and her association with the program. It was published on 6/7/15. Read the full article

Taylor English Duma adds IP Litigator 
Alumna Kelly Casey Mullally (J.D.’98) was featured in the Marietta Daily Journal as she recently joined Taylor English Duma’s Intellectual Property practice. The article was published 6/10/15. Read the full article

Appeals Panel Tosses $40M Contempt Sanction, Gives Second Chance to Supplement Company
Alumna Merritt E. McAlister (J.D.’07) was quoted in the Daily Report regarding her argument for the appeal of a contempt order placed on Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and published 5/7/15. Read the full article

Entergy Names Robert Hall III Vice President, Federal Governmental Affairs
Alumnus Robert P. Hall III (J.D.’85) was featured in PR Newswire as he was recently named vice president, federal governmental affairs of Entergy Corporation. The article was published 6/8/15. Read the full article

Attorneys form new partnership
Alumnus James Daniel Vinson (J.D.’12) was featured in Tidewater News regarding his position as an associate with the recently established firm Randall | Page. The article was written by Stephen Cowles and published 6/3/15. Read the full article

Wedding: Ann Lesslie & Kent Francis
Alumna Ann Tipton Lesslie (J.D.’15) was featured in the Greenville News regarding her June wedding. The article was published 6/7/15. Read the full article

New Juvenile Court judge appointed
Alumnus Thomas L. “Tom” Cole (J.D.’93) was featured in the Savannah Morning News as he has been appointed to the bench in the Chatham County Juvenile Court. The article was published 5/28/15. Read the full article

Georgia Lawyer Finds Big Case, Big Win in Texas
Alumnus Charles L. Clay Jr. (J.D.’99) was featured in the Daily Report regarding a case he worked on in Texas for nearly two years, traveling back and forth between Atlanta and Houston during that time. The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and published 5/22/15. Read the full article

Georgia Historical Society and Office of the Governor to Induct Muhtar Kent and James H. “Jimmy” Blanchard as the Newest Georgia Trustees
Alumnus James H. “Jimmy” Blanchard (LLB ’65) was featured by the Georgia Historical Society as it was recently announced he will be one of the newest Georgia Trustees inducted by Gov. Nathan Deal in February 2016. The article was published 5/19/15. Read the full article

State Bar Young Lawyers’ Race Heads to Runoff
Alumni Jennifer Campbell Mock (J.D.’07), William Gregory Pope (J.D.’96) and John Bell Manly (J.D.’08) were featured in the Daily Report as they were recently elected to various positions of the State Bar of Georgia’s Young Lawyers Division. The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and published 5/19/15. Read the full article

Deal Appoints 9 Lawyers to State Policy Boards; Four Alumni Named
Alumni Brian M. Rickman (J.D.’01), William Ryan Teague (J.D.’03), John West Sheffield III (J.D.’78) and Albert A. Myers III were featured in the Daily Report for being appointed to various state policy board by Gov. Nathan Deal. The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and published 5/18/15. Read the full article

Fulton Magistrate Court Judges Sworn In
Alumnus Jeffrey W. Frazier (J.D.’87) was featured in the Daily Report as he is one of eight judges sworn in to the Fulton County Magistrate Court. The article was published 5/18/15. Read the full article

Janice Mays: The Tax Guru Who Guides House Democrats
Alumna Janice A. Mays (J.D.’86) was featured in the National Journal as one of “the 20 most powerful women staffers on Capitol Hill.” The article was written by Alex Brown and published 5/20/15. Read the full article

Times-Journal to purchase Ledger-News
Alumni Otis A. Brumby III (J.D.’06) and Lee D. Garrett (J.D.’99) were both featured in the Marietta Daily Journal regarding the purchase of the Cherokee Ledger-News by Times-Journal Inc. Brumby is the president of Times-Journal and Lee will serve as the publisher for the Cherokee Ledger-News. The article was written by Erika Neldner and published 5/20/15. Read the full article

Outgoing County Attorney Ware Offers Advice, Reflection
Alumnus R. David Ware (J.D.’79) was featured in the Daily Report as he will be stepping down to return to private practice as a litigator after nine years as a Fulton County attorney. The article was written by Greg Land and published 5/15/15. Read the full article

Atlanta’s Sally Yates confirmed to No. 2 post at Justice Department
Alumna Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.’86) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding her confirmation by the U.S. Senate as U.S. deputy attorney general. The article was written by Daniel Malloy and published 5/13/15. Read the full article

Solicitor-General of the Year Award presented to William Terry Turne
Alumnus William Terry Turner (J.D.’80) was featured in the Baxley News-Banner as he was named Solicitor-General of the Year for 2015 during the Georgia Association of Solicitors-General conference hosted by the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia. The article was published 5/12/15. Read the full article

Governor Names Two New DeKalb Judges
Alumni Jean-Paul Boulee (J.D.’96) and Michael J. “Mike” Jacobs (J.D.’03) were featured in the Daily Report as they were appointed to the Superior Court and the State Court, respectively, of DeKalb County by Gov. Nathan Deal. The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and published 5/12/15. Read the full article

Donna Swilley receives Family Law Information Center volunteer attorney award
Alumna Donna M. Swilley (J.D.’89) was featured in the Rockdale Citizen as she was named the 2014 Volunteer Attorney of the Year for the Family Law Information Center. The article was written by Wade Marbaugh and published 5/11/15. Read the full article

Lawyer’s Exit From Firm He Founded Shows Big Law Is in the Eye of the Beholder
Alumni Laura K. Bonander (J.D.’96), Harmon W. Caldwell Jr. (J.D.’77) and Wade H. Watson III (J.D.’82) were featured in the Daily Report regarding Watson’s decision to leave the firm he and Caldwell founded together 21 years ago in order to start a new, smaller firm with Bonander. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 5/11/15. Read the full article

Judge B. Avant Edenfield: Aug. 23, 1934 – May 9, 2015
Alumnus B. Avant Edenfield (J.D.’58) was featured in the Savannah Morning News regarding the impact he had throughout his life. Edenfield passed away on May 9 at age 80. The article was written by Jan Skutch and published 5/11/15. Read the full article

Sunday Interview with Jimmy Blanchard: ‘I think your reputation is made over a long period of time by what you do and who you are’
Alumnus James H. “Jimmy” Blanchard (LLB ’65) was featured in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer in a Q&A regarding the success and challenges he has faced both personally and professionally. The article was written by Chuck Williams and published 5/9/15. Read the full article

Mercer Law Makes Floyd’s Return to Deanship Permanent
Alumna Daisy Hurst Floyd (J.D.’80) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her appointment as dean of Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law after acting as interim dean since 2014. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and published 5/7/15. Read the full article

GTLA Names Darren Penn as New President
Alumnus Darren W. Penn (J.D.’94) was featured in the Daily Report as he was recently named president of the Georgia Trail Lawyers Association. The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and published 5/7/15. Read the full article

Corporate Counsel Awards: Celebrating achievements by Georgia’s top corporate counsel
Alumna Paula M. Briceno (J.D.’13) was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle for receiving the Corporate Counsel Rising Star award for her contributions as an in-house counsel with Crawford and Company. The article was written by Jessica Saunders and published 5/1/15. Read the full article

For Julie Wade, ‘Running thru chemo’ is more than a mantra
Alumna Julie M. Wade (J.D.’00) was featured in the Boston Globe regarding how her passion for running helped her face the challenges of cancer and chemotheraphy and her plans to run the 119th Boston Marathon. The article was written by Rachel G. Bowers and published 4/18/15. Read the full article

Atlanta Mayor Adds Environmental Lawyer to City Leadership
Alumna Stephanie Stuckey Benfield (J.D.’92) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her appointment by Atlanta’s mayor to become director of the Office of Sustainability. The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and published 4/17/15. Read the full article

Three Dickinson Wright Attorneys Named to 2015 Washington DC Super Lawyers List, One Named a Rising Star
Alumnus Barth X. deRosa (J.D.’82) was mentioned on Benzinga for being named a "Washington D.C. Super Lawyer" for Intellectual Property for a fourth consecutive year. The article was published 4/17/15. Read the full article

Four Employment Law Issues to Watch
Alumnus Donald R. "Don" Livingston (J.D.’77)  was featured in BisNow regarding his thoughts on topics in employment law. The article was written by Roksana Slavinsky and published 4/16/15. Read the full article

Martin elected to American Law Institute
Alumna Beverly B. Martin (J.D.’81) was one of 83 new members elected to the American Law Institute in April. See the full list

Atlanta Legal Aid Moves Into New Digs
Alumnus John R. Warchol (J.D.’93) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his role in helping his office, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, move into its new headquarters. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 4/15/15. Read the full article

Sutherland Snags Real Estate Partner From King & Spalding
Alumnus D. Clayton Howell (J.D.’98) was featured in the Daily Report as he recently joined Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan as a partner. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 4/14/15. Read the full article

Lawyer snapshot: Molly Lewis Sasso
Alumna Molly Lewis Sasso (J.D.’03) was featured in the Daily Record in a Q&A regarding her background, her career and her community involvement. The article was published 4/6/15. Read the full article

Job Spotlight with Thomas Tebeau III, a family law attorney with an emphasis on adoptions
Alumnus Richard Thomas Tebeau III (J.D.’98) was featured in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer in a Q&A regarding his law practice and work. The article was written by Tony Adams and published 4/5/15. Read the full article

River of ideas flows in TEDxUGA
Alumna Lisa M. Taylor (J.D.’01) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding her participation as a speaker in a TEDxUGA lecture. The article was written by Lee Shearer and published 3/29/15. Read the full article

Newell Rubbermaid Names New GC
Alumnus Bradford R. Turner (J.D.’98) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his role as the new general counsel of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 3/27/15. Read the full article

Autumn Michael picked to lead Davidson Land Conservancy
Alumna Autumn Rierson Michael (J.D.’99) was featured in the Davidson News regarding her position as the new half-time executive director at Davidson Lands Conservancy. The article was written by David Boraks and published 3/18/15. Read the full article

Where are they now? Billy Payne
Alumnus William “Billy” Porter Payne (J.D.’73) was featured in Atlanta Magazine regarding his role in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and as the current chairman of Augusta National Golf Club. The article was written by Richard L. Eldredge and published 3/18/15. Read the full article

SCHR to Honor Legal Champions at Justice Taking Root
Alumnus Norman S. Fletcher (J.D.’58) will receive the 2015 Gideon’s Promise Award from the Southern Center for Human Rights “for his heroic efforts to create a public defender system in Georgia and his continued work to ensure the realization of the constitutional promise of Gideon V. Wainwright.

Sally Yates Gets Confirmation Hearing Next Week in Senate
Alumna Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.’86) was featured in the Legal Times regarding her upcoming confirmation hearing for her appointment as deputy attorney general. The article was written by Mike Sacks and published 3/17/15. Read the full article

University of Georgia Board of Visitors welcomes new members; two Georgia Law alumni included
Alumni Teresa Elizabeth “Beth” Chandler (J.D.’88) and Leonard Bartlett “Bart” Newman IV (J.D.’03) were named as new members to the University of Georgia’s Board of Visitors. The article was written by Chip Stewart and published 3/17/15. Read the full article

Meet the Judges: Southern District Judge Valerie Caproni
Alumna Valerie E. Caproni (J.D.’79) was featured in the New York Law Journal regarding her experiences on the bench. The article was published 3/6/2015. Read the full article

Lawyer Dives Deep, Exploring Shipwreck and Underwater Caves
Alumnus Robert S. Highsmith Jr. (J.D.'98) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his hobby of cave diving. The article was written by Andy Peters and published 3/12/15. Read the full article

22 Make Daily Report’s First Lifetime Achiever List; six alumni and professor named to list
Six Georgia Law alumni and one professor have been named recipients of the Daily Report’s Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the newspaper’s 125th anniversary. Alumni Roy E. Barnes (J.D.’72), Robert Benham (J.D.’70), Emmet J. Bondurant II (J.D.’60), Michael J. “Mike” Bowers (J.D.’74), James E. “Jim” Butler Jr. (J.D.’77), Marvin H. Shoob (J.D.’48) and Sibley Professor in Corporate and Business Law Larry D. Thompson will receive the award for having “made significant marks in deciding cases, in government service, building and managing firms, handling all manner of matters in private practice and in-house, representing the poor and fighting for civil rights.” The article was written by Jonathan Ringel and published 3/12/15. Read the full article

Litigator Steve Corso Joins Haynes and Boone Houston, Bolstering Government Investigations and Litigations Practices
Alumnus Stephen L. “Steve” Corso (J.D.’95) was featured in PR Newswire as he recently joined Haynes and Boone, LLP in Houston, Texas. The article was written by Douglas R. Bedell and published 3/10/15. Read the full article

Fulfilling the Dream Award recipient teaches practical skills of nonprofit management
Alumna Joan E. Prittie (J.D.'93) was featured in Columns regarding her decades of work against domestic violence. The article was written by Aaron Hale and appeared 3/9/15. Read the full article

Double Dawg on the bench
Alumna Julie E. Carnes (J.D.'75) was featured in Georgia Magazine regarding her confirmation as the newest circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta. The article was written by Lori Johnston and appeared in the March edition. Read the full article

Judging Is Part of May's DNA
Alumna Leigh Martin May (J.D.'98) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her position as a federal judge on the North District of Georgia bench. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and appeared 3/6/15. Read the full article

Power List Honorees 2015
Alumna Audrey Boone Tillman (J.D.’89) and Sibley Professor in Corporate and Business Law Larry D. Thompson were named to On Being a Black Lawyer’s 2015 Power List, recognizing our nation's most influential minority attorneys and non-minority legal diversity advocates, including corporate general counsels, law firm managing partners, law school deans and the highest ranking government attorneys.  The article appeared 3/2/15. Read the full article

Former local casino head Bobby Soper named Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority president
Alumnus Robert J. "Bobby" Soper (J.D.'97) was featured in the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader for being named the new president of the Mohegan Trial Gaming Authority. The article was written by Steve Mocarsky and appeared 3/2/15.  Read the full article

Director of development combines her passion for health, people
Alumna Ginny G. Ingels (J.D.'07) was featured in Columns for her work as development director of UGA's College of Public Health. The article was written by Matt Chambers and appeared 3/2/15. Read the full article

Racially Diverse Emoji Keyboards: Cultural Apps 'Eboticon,' 'Anime Stickers' Were Available Before Apple Criticism
The smartphone app "Eboticon," created by alumna Tracey L. Pickett (J.D.'11), was featured in the International Business Times regarding the creation of racially diverse emoticons. The article was written by Aaron Morrison and published 2/26/15. Read the full article

Meet the New Partners of 2015
Eight Georgia Law alumni were featured in the Daily Report's special section on making partner. They are Jennifer Collins (J.D.'06), Anuj Desai (J.D.'07), Rachel Young Fields (J.D.'07), Kevin Gooch (J.D.'04), Josh Gunnemann (J.D.'06), Alina Singer (J.D.'08), Brian Watt (J.D.'06) and Scott Zweigel (J.D.'05). The article was published 2/23/15. Read the full article

As Harry Norman GC, Ashoo Sharma is at executive table -- in the hot seat
Alumna Ashoo K. Sharma (J.D.’01) was featured in the Daily Report as she recently joined Harry Norman Realtors as general counsel. The article was written by Mary Welch and published 2/24/15. Read the full article

Former Federal Prosecutor Jumps to Chilivis Cochran to Defend Doctors in Whistleblower Claims
Alumnus Scott R. Grubman (J.D.’08) was featured in the Daily Report as he recently joined Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever as partner. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 2/17/15. Read the full article

Defense lawyers asks prosecutor for life term … together
Alumna Kimberly R. Bourroughs (J.D.’07) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her engagement last month. The article was written by Greg Land and published 2/12/15. Read the full article

Coatesville lawyer harnesses her energy as owner, trainer and breeder
Alumna Cozette M. McAvoy (J.D.’01) was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer regarding her side interest of training and breeding racing horses in addition to practicing law. The article was written by Rich Fisher and published 2/13/15. Read the full article  

Savannah dad teaches–and learns–as Little League coach
Alumnus Robert L. McCorkle III (J.D.’02) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his experience coaching his son’s Little League baseball team in Savannah, Georgia. The article was written by Andy Peters and published 2/12/15. Read the full article

Gwinnett Chamber honors ‘Citizen of the Year’ at annual dinner
Alumnus Richard B. Chandler Jr. (J.D.’73) was featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post for receiving the 2015 Citizen of the Year Award during the 67th Annual Gwinnett County Chamber Awards Dinner. The article was written by Keith Farner and published 2/6/15. Read the full article

Lawyer on the Run: It’s a ‘Feeling of Accomplishment’
Alumna Stephanie L. Oginsky was featured in the Daily Report regarding her love for running and how it has helped her as a lawyer. The article was written by Mary Helen Martin and published 2/5/15. Read the full article

Columbus Lawyer’s Super Bowl Ad with Rapper Beats Casino’s
Alumnus Mark P. Jones (J.D.’07) was featured in the Daily Report regarding a local commercial he ran for his firm during the Super Bowl featuring rapper Mike Jones. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 2/4/15. Read the full article

Jones named full-time Paralegal Studies instructor at SWGTC
Alumnus Tony C. Jones (J.D.’84) was featured in the Thomasville Times-Enterprise regarding his recent appointment at Southwest Georgia Technical College as a full-time instructor in the Paralegal Studies program. The article was published 2/4/15. Read the full article

R. Stan Baker takes oath as magistrate in U.S. District Court in Brunswick
Alumnus R. Stanley “Stan” Baker (J.D.’04) was featured in the Florida Times-Union regarding his investiture as a federal magistrate in the U.S. District Court for the Southern Districtof Georgia. The article was written by Terry Dickson and published 2/3/15. Read the full article

Charlton’s own Brooks named newest judge
Alumnus J. Kelly Brooks (J.D.’87) was featured in the Charlton County Herald regarding his recent appointment to the Waycross Judicial Circuit Superior Court bench. The article was published 2/3/15. Read the full article

‘Spiritual view of the world’
Alumna Joan E. Prittie (J.D.’93) was featured in Columns as she recently received the 2015 President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award at the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast, hosted each year by the UGA Office of Institutional Diversity. The article was written by Aaron Hale and published 2/2/15. Read the full article

Job Spotlight: Jenny Adams, owner of I Love Juice Bar
Alumna Jennifer T. "Jenny" Adams (J.D.'96) was featured in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer regarding her I Love Juice Bar business venture. The article was written by Tony Adams and appeared 1/31/15. Read the full article

Deal appoints judges to Northern, Waycross and Coweta benches
Alumni R. Chris Phelps (J.D.'76) and J. Kelly Brooks (J.D.'87) were featured on the website for the office of Gov. Nathan Deal as regarding their recent appointments to Superior Court judgeships within the Northern and Waycross Judicial Circuits, respectively. The article was published 1/30/15. Read the full article

New US envoy committed to boosting ‘vital partnership’ with Bahrain
Alumnus William V. Roebuck (J.D.’92) was featured in Gulf News regarding his recent appointment as the American ambassador to Bahrain. The article was written by Habib Toumi and published 1/29/15. Read the full article

Hodges Leave Polsinelli for Albany Plaintiffs Firm
Alumnus Kenneth B. “Ken” Hodges (J.D.’91) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his recent move to Albany plaintiffs firm Flynn Peeler Phillips. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 1/23/15. Read the full article

$73M Verdict Was ‘Incredible’ First Trial for This Lawyer
Alumnus Christopher B. "Chris" Newbern (J.D.’11) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his recent success in his first trial. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and published 1/22/15. Read the full article

It’s about prevention
Alumna Sheri E. Roberts (J.D.’92) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding her work as chief juvenile judge of Newton County. The article was written by Virginia Lynne Anderson and published 1/18/15. Read the full article

100 Most Influential and Notable Georgians
Five alumni were included in Georgia Trend’s Most Influential Georgians. They are: Charles J. Bethel (J.D.’81), Christopher M. “Chris” Carr (J.D.’99), Jere W. Morehead (J.D.’80), David E. Ralston (J.D.’80) and Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.’86). Additionally, two more alumni were named to the Notable Georgians list. They are: Ceasar M. Mitchell, Jr. (J.D.’95) and James L. Pannell (J.D.’74). The article was edited by Kara Kirkpatrick Kennedy and Christy Simo and published January 2015. Read the full article

Ga.’s Justice Blackwell offers a peek into his video game habits
Alumnus Keith R. Blackwell (J.D.’99) was featured in the Daily Report regarding a statement he made at the State Bar of Georgia’s midyear meeting revealing his hobby of playing video games when addressing a question about generational diversity on the bench. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and published 1/9/15. Read the full article

Public Defender Chief, District Attorney make Coweta Judge short list
Alumnus Peter Skandalakis (J.D.’84) was featured in the Daily Report as he was recently named by Gov. Nathan Deal’s Judicial Nominating Commission to a short list of recommended candidates to fill a new seat on the Coweta Circuit bench. The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and published 1/8/15. Read the full article  

Barwick takes the bench
Alumna Jane C. Barwick (J.D.’79) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her election as a Fulton County Superior Court Judge in July. The article was published 1/6/15. Read the full article

Gov. Deal announces Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit appointments
Alumna Brenda H. Trammell (J.D.’78) was featured on the office of Gov. Nathan Deal's website regarding her recent appointment to Superior Court Judge in the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, which consists of Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Putnam and Wilikinson counties. The article was published on 12/31/14. Read the full article

Longtime VP stepping down
Alumna Jeanna Mastrodicasa (J.D.’95) was featured in an online article from the Gainesville Sun as she will be replacing Joe Joyce as the senior associate vice president for Agricultural and Natural Resources at the University of Florida. The article was written by Jeff Schweers and published 12/24/14. Read the full article

Report: Sally Yates to be Nominated as Deputy U.S. Attorney General
Alumna Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86) was featured in the Daily Report as a potential nominee for U.S. Deputy Attorney General.  The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and appeared on 12/21/14.  Read the full article

Mason's mark
Alumni Keith Mason (J.D.’85), Earl Leonard (LLB ’61) and Jim Blanchard (LLB ’65) were all featured in Georgia Magazine regarding a gift Mason made to UGA that created scholarship programs in law and political science, as well as a lecture series in business. Leonard and Blanchard are mentioned as close friends and mentors that inspired Mason in his education, career and life. The article was written by Emily Williams and published December 2014. Read the full article

Deal names new Paulding County judge
Alumnus Dean Bucci (J.D.'97) was featured in the Daily Report for being named an associate juvenile court judge to the Paulding Superior Court bench.  The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and was published 12/17/14.  Read the full article

Savannah’s HunterMaclean marks 135 years in the practice of law
Alumnus Frank Macgill (J.D.’94) was featured on Athens CEO in a Q&A regarding the 135th anniversary of Savannah law firm HunterMaclean, of which Macgill is a managing partner. The article was written by Lucy Adams and published 12/17/14. Read the full article

Dahlonega lawyer is out(side) for competition
Alumnus Zack Tumlin (J.D.’11) was featured in the Daily Report in a Q&A about the way he balances work with his passion for sports and the outdoors. The article was written by Andy Peters and published 12/11/14. Read the full article

Courthouses of Georgia book celebrates county hallmarks
Alumni Roy E. Barnes (J.D.’72), Steve C. Jones (J.D.’88) and Larry C. Walker (J.D.’65) were all mentioned in the Saporta Report regarding their input in the just-released book Courthouses of Georgia. The article was written by Ross King and published 12/15/14. Read the full article

A legacy of integrity: Judge White dies at age 93
Alumnus Watson L. White (LL.B.'50) was featured in the Marietta Daily Journal regarding the impact he had throughout his life. Watson passed away Dec. 13 at age 93. The article was written by Jon Gillooly and appeared 12/14/14. Read the full article

Economic development highlighted at legislative conference
Alumnus Christopher M. "Chris" Carr was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding his attendance at a UGA-hosted legislative conference. The article was written by Walter C. Jones and appeared 12/12/14. Read the full article

Sunday Interview with Allen Levi: 'Love God and love you neighbor as yourself'
Alumnus Allen Levi (J.D.'80) was featured in the Columbus Ledger Enquirer regarding his career in law and music.  The article was written by Chuck Williams and was published 12/13/14.  Read the full article

Athens businessman, philanthropist Leon Farmer dies
Alumnus Henri Leon Farmer (LL.B.’67) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding the impact he had throughout his life. Farmer passed away on Dec. 8 at 71. The article was written by Lee Shearer and published 12/10/14. Read the full article

Humphrey joins Barnes & Thornburg
Alumnus Lawrence Humphrey (J.D.’97) was featured in the Daily Report as he recently joined Barnes & Thornburg from Wargo & French. Humphrey handles technology, corporate and real estate transactions. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 12/9/14. Read the full article

Schuster joins Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison
Alumna Lara Schuster (J.D.’09) was featured in the Daily Report as she recently joined the family law firm Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine and Morrison. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 12/9/14. Read the full article

Zweigel joins Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs
Alumnus Scott Zweigel (J.D.’05) was featured in the Daily Report as he was recently elected as one of two partners for Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 12/9/14. Read the full article

Governor names one judge, receives nominees for two other seat
Alumni Thomas H. Baxley (J.D.’75), Dawn M. Baskin (J.D.’96), Frederic D. Bright (J.D.’81) and Brenda H. Trammell (J.D.’78) were featured in the Daily Report regarding judgeships. Baxley was named the new Superior Court Judge in the Pataula Judicial Circuit. Baskin, Bright and Trammell have all been nominated for consideration to fill two vacancies on the Ocmulgee Circuit’s Superior Court bench. The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and published 12/8/14. Read the full article

Lawyer’s Gift of Song Is a Ministry for Faith
Alumna Kimberly A. Alexander (J.D.’04) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her passion for singing and music as well as law. The article was written by Laura Raines and published 12/4/14. Read the full article

Law center for the homeless launches family law firm to subsidize legal aid work
Alumni Maggie L. Stewart (J.D.’99) and Dave P. Whisnant (J.D.’93) were both featured in the Daily Report regarding their involvement with the Georgia Law Center, a new family law firm which will serve lower and middle-income people. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 11/25/14. Read the full article

Verdicts Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award: James E. Butler Jr.
Alumnus James E. Butler Jr. (J.D.’77) was featured in the Daily Report as he has been named the first recipient of the Georgia Verdicts Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award. The article was written by John Carroll and published 12/1/14. Read the full article

Joe Sartain, prominent Gainesville lawyer, veteran, dies
Alumnus Joe Bond Sartain Jr. (J.D.’57) was featured in the Gainesville Times regarding the impact he had throughout his life. Sartain passed away on Nov. 27 at 81. The article was written by Chelsey Abercrombie and appeared 9/29/14. Read the full article

War and Hunger
Alumna Ertharin Cousin (J.D.’82) was featured on CBS' 60 Minutes regarding her work as the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme. The program was reported by Scott Pelley and appeared 11/30/14. View the full program

UGA Alumni Association announces fifth annual Bulldog 100 list; two Georgia Law alumni included    
Alumni Charles M. LeRoux (J.D.’98) and Megan K. Ouzts (J.D.’05) were featured in a news release by the University of Georgia’s Alumni Association for being selected for this year’s Bulldog 100 list. The award recognizes the fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. The article was written by Elizabeth Elmore and appeared 11/25/14. Read the full article

Melanie D. Wilson named College of Law Dean
Alumna Melanie D. Wilson (J.D.'90) was featured in Tennessee Today regarding her selection as dean of the University of Tennessee College of Law.  The article was published 11/24/14. Read the full article

New attorney sworn in at Floyd County Superior Court
Alumnus Joseph J. Harris (J.D.'14) was featured  in the Rome News-Tribune regarding his swearing in as an attorney in Floyd County, Georgia Superior Court. The article was published 11/23/14. Read the full article

Deal appoints Burke County State Court judge
Alumnus Jackson E. Cox (J.D.’95) was featured on the website for the office of Gov. Nathan Deal as he was recently appointed by Deal to the State Court judgeship in Burke County. The article was published 11/18/14. Read the full article

A dog’s life: Meet University of Georgia mascot Uga
Alumnus Sonny Seiler (J.D.’57) was featured in a CBS News article regarding his family’s role in raising and taking care of bulldog puppies who will serve as UGA’s mascot, Uga. The article was published 11/16/14. Read the full article

Senate Confirms Leigh Martin May as District Judge
Alumna Leigh Martin May (J.D.’98) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her recent confirmation as a U.S. District judge for the Northern District in Atlanta. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and published 11/13/14. Read the full article

Apples Don’t Fall Far From the Law Office for Father-Son Duo
Alumnus Dennis T. Cathey (J.D.’70) was featured in the Daily Report in a Q&A with his father about the law practice and family apple orchard they share. The article was written by Laura Raines and published 11/13/14. Read the full article

Gordon Smith named recipient of Bill Hartman Award
Alumnus Gordon R. Smith (J.D.’78) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald as being named a recipient of the University of Georgia’s Bill Hartman Award. The article was published 11/10/14. Read the full article

Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison taps Lara Schuster as associate
Alumna Lara Schuster (J.D.’09) was featured on the 11 Alive news site for joining family law firm Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison as an associate. The article was published 11/5/14. Read the full article

Seven More Supreme Court Clerks Join Jones Day; Georgia Law’s Andrew Pinson among group
Alumnus Andrew Pinson (J.D.’11) was featured in the National Law Journal for being one of seven former U.S. Supreme Court clerks recently hired by Jones Day. The article was written by Tony Mauro and published 11/5/14. Read the full article

A Couch Potato No More
Alumnus Jason S. Marcus (J.D.’06) was featured in the Daily Report in a Q&A regarding his participation in CrossFit. The exercise regimen has brought physical, mental and emotional changes for Marcus. The article was written by Mary Helen Martin and published 10/30/14. Read the full article

U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain: Who is William Roebuck?
Alumnus William Roebuck (J.D. ’92) was featured on AllGov’s website regarding his nomination as the next U.S. ambassador to Bahrain. The article was written by Steve Straehley and published 10/19/14. Read the full article

Blue is the New Green
Alumna and Environmental Practicum Director Laurie A. Fowler (J.D.'83) and alumna Katherine A. "Katie" Sheehan (J.D.'08) were featured in EcoVoice, the University of Georgia School of Ecology annual magazine, regarding their work with the UGA River Basin Center and its projects. The article appeared October 2014. Read the full article

Columbus natives secure major investment from ‘Shark Tank’
Alumnus Josh Harbour (J.D.’13) was featured in the Columbus Ledger Enquirer, along with his wife Diana, for their appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank” to seek an investment for their business, The Red Dress Boutique. The article was written by Tony Adams and published 10/18/14. Read the full article

U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land named Middle District of Georgia chief judge
Alumnus Clay D. Land (J.D.’85) was featured in the Columbus Ledger Enquirer for being named the Middle District of Georgia’s new chief judge. Land assumed the role Oct. 1. The article was written by Chuck Williams and published 8/24/14. Read the full article

College of Law Dean Candidate Visits Campus October 10
Alumna Melanie D. Wilson (J.D.’90) was featured on the University of Tennessee’s website for her upcoming visit to the Knoxville campus as a College of Law dean candidate. The article was published 10/9/14. Read the full article

James Head named president & CEO East Bay Community Foundation
Alumnus James W. Head (J.D.’77) was featured in Bloomberg Law for being named the new president and CEO of the East Bay Community Foundation. The article was published 10/8/14. Read the full article

Noted criminal defense lawyer opens office
Alumna Brenda J. "B.J." Bernstein (J.D.’87) was featured in the Newnan Times-Herald regarding her new satellite office in downtown Newnan. The article was written by Clay Neely and appeared 10/5/14. Read the full article

Payne receives Lifetime Achievement at Governor’s International Awards
Alumnus William Porter “Billy” Payne (J.D.’73) was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Governor’s International Awards. The article was written by Jessica Saunders and appeared 10/3/14. Read the full article

Columbus Lawyer Sues GM Again Over Exploding Pickups
Alumnus James E. "Jim" Butler (J.D.’77) was featured in the Daily Report regarding a lawsuit he is bringing against General Motors for the second time, the first in 1993. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and appeared 9/30/2014. Read the full article

Lawyers (and a Judge) rock at ‘Justice Jam’ to benefit Cobb Legal Aid
Alumni J. Stephen Schsuster (J.D.’76) and C. LaTain Kell (J.D.’87) were featured in the Daily Report for participating in “Justice Jam,” an event where bands comprised of lawyers performed for Legal Aid of Cobb County and the Cobb Justice Foundation. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and appeared 9/29/14. Read the full article

Darlington classmates Bob Berry and Bill Gordon named Distinguished Alumni
Alumnus Robert L. "Bob" Berry (J.D.'73 was featured in the Rome News-Tribune for receiving the Darlington School's 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award. The article appeared on 9/26/14. Read the full article

Whitmire joins First American Bank & Trust board
Alumnus Elbert N. “Bert” Whitmire (J.D.’79) has was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding his new position on the board of directors at First American Bank & Trust and the board of its holding company, First American Bancorp. The article was published on 9/20/14. Read the full article

SEC Names Brent J. Fields to Lead Office of the Secretary
Alumnus Brent J. Fields (J.D.’92) was featured on the Securities and Exchange Commission website in an announcement that he is the agency’s new Secretary. The article was written on 9/5/14. Read the full article

Ertharin Cousin, making a difference even at the United Nations
Alumna Ertharin Cousin (J.D.’82) was featured in Business Day Online regarding her work in ending world hunger as the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme. The article was published on 9/5/14. Read the full article

Expecting Excellence
Georgia Law alumnus and UGA President Jere W. Morehead (J.D.’80) was featured in Georgia Trend magazine and participated in a Q&A about the first year of his presidency and what he expects for the future. The article was written by Susan Percy and published in the magazine’s September issue. Read the full article

Local Judge Keith Siskin elected Presiding Judge of the Sixteenth­­­ Judicial District
Alumnus Keith M. Siskin (J.D.’97), Judge of Division III of the Circuit Court for Rutherford and Cannon counties, was featured on WGNS Radio’s website regarding his service as this year’s Presiding Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial District. The article was published on 9/3/14. Read the full article

Meet the GC: Allan Kamensky of Synovus Financial Corp.
Alumnus Allan E. Kamensky (J.D.’86) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his role as Georgia regional bank Synovus Financial Corporation’s general counsel. The article was written by Mary Welch and published 8/26/14. Read the full article

On the Move: Harry Norman Realtors and Affiliate Get a GC
Alumna Ashoo Sharma (J.D.’01) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her role as the new general counsel for Harry Norman realtors and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared on 8/26/14. Read the full article

Rising Stars 2014; 10 Georgia Law alumni selected
Ten University of Georgia Law graduates were recently named to the Daily Report’s Rising Stars 2014 list. Each year, stars are nominated by Georgia’s legal community, and 40 are chosen by the newspaper’s editors for their stand out work and growing prominence. Alumni who made the list this year include: Jennifer Auer Jordan (J.D. ’01), Andrew Goldner (J.D. ’02), Edward A. Marshall (J.D. ’02), Robert L. McCorkle III (J.D. ’02), Sloane Perras (J.D. ’02), Rebecca C. Franklin (J.D. ’04), Alan J. Hamilton (J.D. ’05), Kimberly R. Bourroughs (J.D. ’08), Letitia Sikes (J.D. ’09) and Devin Hartness Smith (J.D. ’09). Read the full article

Savannah attorney Harvey Weitz remembered for legal skills and humanity
Alumnus N. Harvey Weitz (LL.B'66) was featured in the Savannah Morning News regarding the impact he had throughout his life. Weitz passed away Aug. 15 at the age of 72. The article was written by Jan Skutch and appeared 8/16/14. Read the full article
Related article in the Daily Report on 8/19/14

State Ethics Commission Hires 2 New Staff Lawyers
Alumnus Robert S. Lane (J.D.'07) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his new position as a staff attorney with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and published 8/12/14. Read the full article

Meet the GC: Gene Luciani of eVestment Alliance
Alumnus Gene W. Lunciani (J.D.’99) was featured in the Daily Report for his work with eVestment Alliance’s corporate development. The article was written by Mary Welch and published 08/5/14. Read the full article

Carnes sworn in as 11th Circuit Judge
Alumna Julie E. Carnes (J.D.’75) was featured in the Daily Report after being sworn in as the newest circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and published 08/5/14. Read the full article

On the Move: Hoelting & McCormack form family law firm
Alumna Rebecca A. Hoelting (J.D.’95) was featured in the Daily Report regarding the recent opening of her own firm, Hoelting &McCormack. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 07/30/14. Read the full article

Plaintiffs' Firm Opens in Decatur to Handle Civil Rights, Employment
Alumni James Radford (J.D.'06) and Regan Keebaugh (J.D.'06) were featured in the Daily Report regarding the opening of their own plaintiffs' firm. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared 07/31/14. Read the full article

Board of Young Lawyers Division is announced: Several Georgia Law alumni included
Several Georgia Law alumni were named to the Board of Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, according to an article in the Daily Report. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 07/30/14. Read the full article

Duluth attorneys appointed to state bar YLD Board of Directors
Alumna Matina G. Palatto (J.D.’11) was featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post for her appointment to serve on the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia. The article was written by Emily Clance and published 7/30/14. Read the full article

Duluth attorneys appointed to state bar YLD Board of Directors
Alumna Matina G. Palatto (J.D.’11) was featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post for her appointment to serve on the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia. The article was written by Emily Clance and published 7/30/14. Read the full article

Metropolitan Savannah Rotary Club installs new president
Alumnus Robert L. McCorkle (J.D.’02) was featured in the Savannah Morning News for his recent appointment as the president of The Metropolitan Savannah Rotary Club. The article was published 07/23/14. Read the full article

Jane Barwick elected to Fulton Superior Court
Alumna Jane C. Barwick (J.D.’79) was featured in the Daily Report after being elected as a Fulton County Superior Court judge. The article was written by Greg Land and published 07/22/14. Read the full article

Meet the GC: Robbie Kamerschen, Aaron’s Inc. GC, Corporate Secretary
Alumnus Robert W. “Robbie” Kamerschen (J.D.’94) was featured in the Daily Report for his role as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Aaron’s Inc. The article was written by Mary Welch and published 07/22/14. Read the full article

Senate confirms Julie Carnes to Eleventh Circuit by 94-0 vote
Alumna Julie Carnes (J.D.’75) was featured in the Daily Report after a U.S. Senate vote to confirm her as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and published 07/21/14. Read the full article

Obama nominates ambassador to Bahrain
Alumnus William V. Roebuck (J.D.’92) was featured in Gulf News for his nomination from President Barack Obama to serve as ambassador to Bahrain. The article was written by Habib Toumi and published 07/18/14. Read the full article

New Evidence Ties Illegal Antiquities Trade to Terrorism, Violent Crime
Alumna Terressa “Tess” Davis (J.D.’09) was featured in National Geographic for her work studying antiquities trafficking in Cambodia. The article was written by Heather Pringle and published 06/13/14. Read the full article

Gov. Deal appoints 25 to boards
Alumni Joel O. Wooten (J.D.’75) and D. Pendleton “Penn” Hodge (J.D.’85)  were featured in insurancenewsnet.com for their reappointment in the Georgia Ports Authority and the Board of Economic Development respectively . The article was published 07/03/14. Read the full article

Slideshow: Harmon Caldwell: On track to escape
Alumnus Harmon Caldwell (J.D.’77) was featured in the Daily Report discussing his hobbies. The article was written by Paul Shae and published 06/26/14. Read the full article

Ginny Looney: Lawyer emphasized, enforced ethics in Atlanta
Alumna Virginia “Ginny” Looney (J.D.’85) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding her ethics work during her life. Looney passed away on June 25 at the age of 61. The article was written by Hank Klibanoff  and Jane Hansen and appeared on 06/26/14. Read the full article

JQC looks to bench for its new executive director
Alumnus Ronnie Joe Lane (J.D.’76) was featured in the Daily Report for being named the new director of the Judicial Qualifications Commission. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and published 06/25/14. Read the full article

James’ Most Influential Attorneys
More than 40 Georgia Law professors and alumni were listed in JAMES magazine’s Most Influential Attorneys of 2014 list. The article was written by Phil Kent and published in the May/June 2014 issue. Read the full article

Atlanta lawyer Adams to join Ga. ethics commission
Alumna Mary Paige Adams (J.D.’02) was mentioned in the Daily Report after being selected to serve on Georgia’s ethics commission. The article was published 06/20/14. Read the full article

On the Move: Former UGA classmates start their own firm
Alumni James E. “Jeb” Butler (J.D.'08) and Darren M. Tobin (J.D.'08) were featured in the Daily Report after announcing they are starting their own law firm together. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 06/18/14. Read the full article

Kirby Mason Named President of Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Alumna Kirby Gould Mason (J.D.'89) was named president of Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. The article was written by Mary Siceloff and published 06/16/14. Read the full article

Patrick O'Connor joins state bar leadership, first Savannahian since 1973
Alumnus Patrick T. O'Connor (J.D.'81) was featured in the Savannah Morning News for being sworn in as secretary for the State Bar of Georgia, the first Savannahian since 1973. The article was written by Jan Skutch and published 06/17/14. Read the full article

Put the South in your Mouth
Alumnus Chris Adams (J.D.'92) was featured in Georgia Magazine for winning the marinades and sauces category of the Flavor of Georgia contest with his Q sauce GA Mustard Marinade. The article was published 06/2014. Read the full article

Upholding the law
Alumnus Francys Johnson (J.D.'04) was featured in Georgia Magazine after being named president of the Georgia chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in October. The article was written by Daniel Funke and published 06/2014. Read the full article

David A. Smith Elected to Georgia Trust Board of Trustees
Alumnus David A. Smith (J.D.'83) was named to the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Trustees. The report was published 6/5/14. Read the full article

Logan E. Bleckley Distinguished Service Award: Judge Cynthia D. Wright Honored as the 2014 Recipient
Alumna Cynthia D. Wright (J.D.'77) was named the 2014 Logan E. Bleckley Distinguished Service Award recepient by the Litigation Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. The report was published 6/3/14. Read the full article

Meet the GC: Shyam K. Reddy of Euramax International
Alumnus Shyam K. Reddy (J.D.'00) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his role as chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary of Euramax International. The article was written by Mary Welch and appeared 5/28/14. Read the full article

School board offers contract to McDonough attorney
Alumnus Santana T. Flanigan (J.D.'06) was featured in the Newton Citizen regarding his appointment as attorney for the Rockdale County Board of Education. The article was written by Alice Queen and published 5/23/14. Read the full article

Scintilla Charter Academy names board members
Alumnus Zachary R. Cowart (J.D.'03) was featured in the Valdosta Daily Times regarding his appointment to the Scintilla Charter Academy governing board. The article appeared 5/22/14. Read the full article

IRS Names 10 New Members to ACT Panel; ACT to Submit Recommendations at June Meeting
Alumnus Floyd C. Newton III (J.D.'80) was named to the Internal Revenue Service's Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities. The report was published 5/21/14. Read the full article

Robert L. Berry elected chairman of the board of Greater Community Bank
Alumnus Robert L. "Bob" Berry (J.D.'73) was featured in the Northwest Georgia News regarding his appointment as chairman of the Board of Directors of Greater Community Bank. The article appeared 5/19/2014. Read the full article

Law firm makes history with managing partner selection
Alumna Julie Theall Earp (J.D.'86) was featured in The Greenville News for becoming the first female managing partner of the firm Smith Moore Leatherwood. The article was written by David Dykes and appeared 5/14/14. Read the full article

MSU to Confer 2 Honorary Degrees at Spring Commencements
Alumna Ertharin Cousin (J.D.'82) was featured on WCBI TV's website regarding Mississippi State University's plans to award her with an honorary degree for her work as an international famine-relief leader. The article was written by Justin Minyard and appeared 5/13/14. Read the full article

Lawyer Explores Niche in Appellate Family Law
Alumna Nancy Ingram Jordan (J.D.'78) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her move to an appellate family law practice. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and appeared on 5/12/14. Read the full article

Bell eyeing greater efficiency
Alumnus Joshua C. Bell (J.D.'98) was featured in the Thomasville Times-Enterprise regarding his State Court of Grady County candidacy. The article was written by Susanne Reynolds and appeared 5/8/14. Read the full article

Judge Wright's Next Gig: Mediator at Boyd Collar
Alumna Cynthia D. Wright (J.D.'77) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her plans to open a mediation and arbitration practice after retiring from the Fulton County Superior Court bench. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared 5/8/14. Read the full article

Hill helps develop strategy
Alumna Jennifer C. Hill (J.D.'04) was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle regarding her impact as legal counsel for Peak Campus Management. The article was written by Janet Jones Kendall and appeared 5/2/14. Read the full article

Butler Derrick, former SC congressman, dies
Alumnus Butler C. Derrick Jr. (LL.B.'65) was featured in The Augusta Chronicle regarding the impact he had throughout his life. Derrick passed away on May 5 at 77. The article was written by Bill Kirby and appeared 5/5/14. Read the full article

Aflac Incorporated Names Audrey Boone Tillman General Counsel
Alumna Audrey Boone Tillman (J.D.'89) was featured in The Wall Street Journal regarding her appointment as general counsel for Aflac Incorporated. Read the full article

Judge Mary Staley Takes Over as President of the Council of Superior Court Judges
Alumna Mary Ellen Staley (J.D.'78) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her appointment as president of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia. Read the full article

Board installs new members Lavender, Wilson, Graves
Alumni Gail F. Lavender (J.D.'67) and R. Daniel Graves (J.D.'03) were featured in the Anderson Independent Mail regarding their appointments to the Elberton-Elbert Hospital Authority. Read the full article

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Names Legislators of the Year
Alumna Stacey G. Evans (J.D.'03) was featured in the Daily Report for being named one of the Georgia Trial Lawyer Association's Legislators of the Year. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and appeared on 4/30/14. Read the full article

Krystal's First Chief Legal Officer Builds Team of Outside, Nontraditional Firm-Agnostic Counsel
Alumna Sloane G. Perras (J.D.'02) was featured in the Daily Report regardging her work as chief legal officer for the Krystal Company. The article was written by Mary Welch and appeared on 4/30/14. Read the full article

Albert “Hank” Greenstone, 86: Loved young people, education
Alumnus Albert “Hank” Greenstone (LL.B.’52) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding the impact he had throughout his life. Greenstone passed away on April 19 at the age of 86. The article was written by Michelle E. Shaw and appeared on 4/22/14. Read the full article

Power Play: In the Driver’s Seat
Alumnus Christopher M. "Chris" Carr (J.D.'99) was featured in Georgia Trend regarding his appointment as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The article was written by Bill Crane and appeared in the April issue. Read the full article

Time 100: 100 Most Influential People in the World list
Alumna Ertharin Cousin (J.D.'82) was named to Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World list. Her entry was written by Rahm Emanuel and appeared on 4/23/14. Read the full article

Atlanta Bar Association to honor Fulton Superior Court Judge Cynthia Wright
Alumna Cynthia D. Wright (J.D.'77) was featured in the Daily Report for being selected to receive the Atlanta Bar Association's Logan E. Bleckley Award for Judicial Excellence. The article was written by Greg Land and appeared on 4/16/14. Read the full story

Sunday Interview: Trial lawyer Jim Butler talks winning million-dollar verdicts, previous careers
Alumnus Jim E. Butler Jr. (J.D.'77) was featured in the Columbus Ledger Enquirer regarding his career as a successful trial lawyer. The article was written by Chuck Williams and appeared on 4/12/14. Read the full story

Water wheel
Alumna Maureen R. Holman (J.D.'05) was featured in the Washingtonian regarding her work to protect Southwest Washington, D.C.'s tap water as DC Water's program manager for sustainability. The article was written by Christina Ianzito and appeared on 4/3/14. Read the full story

Five questions with: Vanessa Volz
Alumna Vanessa E. Volz (J.D.'06) was featured in the Providence Business News regarding her time spent working as the executive director of the domestic violence agency Sojourner House. The article was written by Patricia Daddona and appeared on 4/4/14. Read the full story

Duane Morris Intellectual Property Practice wins two Managing Intellectual Property North America Awards
Alumnus L. Norwood "Woody" Jameson (J.D.'88) was featured on www.duanemorris.com for being named the leading IP litigator in Georgia. The article appeared on 4/2/14. Read the full story

Ex-adversaries join forces to start firm
Alumnus Michael A. Caplan (J.D.'06) was featured in the Daily Report for starting his own firm, Caplan Cobb, with fellow litigator James Cobb. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared on 4/1/14. Read the full story

Larry Walker Jr. to receive ABA solo and small-firm Lifetime Achievement Award
1965 alumnus Lawrence C. "Larry" Walker Jr. was featured on www.americanbar.org for receiving the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division's 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. The article appeared on 4/1/14. Read the full story

Deal announces judicial appointments
Alumni Suzanne H. Smith (J.D.’88) and Verda M. Colvin (J.D.’90) were appointed to Superior Court judgeships by Gov. Nathan Deal. The article appeared at www.gov.georgia.gov on 3/24/14. Read the full story

Retiring Aflac exec appointed juvenile court judge
Alumnus Joey M. Loudermilk (J.D.’78) was featured in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer regarding his appointment as the juvenile court judge for the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit. The article was written by Tim Chitwood and appeared on 3/20/2014. Read the full story

“Un-Billable Hour” relaunches with New Host Chris Anderson on Legal Talk Network
Alumnus Christopher T. "Chris" Anderson (J.D.’94) was featured on I Want Pop regarding his new Legal Talk Network podcast. The article appeared on 3/20/14. Read the full story

The squeeze player
Alumnus Douglas H. "Doug" Yarn (J.D.'84) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his diverse musical career, specifically playing the bagpipes. The article was written by Mary Helen Martin and appeared on 3/14/14. Read the full story 

Former Mercer Law Dean Replaces Her Replacement
Alumna Daisy Hurst Floyd (J.D.'80) was featured in the Daily Report for serving as interim dean of the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.  She formerly held this post from 2004 to 2010. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and was published 3/10/14.  Read the full story

Two Bobs and a King
Alumni C. King Askew (J.D.'71) and Robert M. Brinson (J.D.'73) were featured in Georgia Super Lawyers 2014 for becoming the biggest firm in Rome, Ga. The article was written by Jerry Grillo and appeared in the March issue. Read the full story

Mr. Leonard's legacy
Alumnus Earl T. Leonard Jr. (LL.B.'61) was featured in the Georgia Magazine for donating $2 million to establish the Bebe and Earl Leonard Leadership Scholars Program at UGA. The article was written by Allyson Mann and appeared in the March issue. Read the full story

GSU associate dean gives Jeep weekend workouts in the wild
Alumnus Roy Sobelson (J.D.'76) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his involvement with Jeep Jamboree USA. The article was written Mary Helen Martin and appeared on 2/28/14. Read the full story

Mays receives 2014 Pillar of Excellence Award
Alumna Janice A. Mays (J.D.'75) was featured in TaxProf Blog for receiving the 2014 Pillar of Excellence at the Tax Council Policy Institute's 15th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium in Washington D.C. The article was written by Paul Caron and was published on 2/26/14. Read the full story

Benjamine Reid re-elected a director of the Orange Bowl Committee
Alumnus Benjamine Reid (J.D.'74) was featured on cfjblaw.com regarding his recent re-election to the Board of Directors of the Orange Bowl Committee. The article was published on 2/25/14. Read the full story

Bright recognized at Capitol
Alumnus Fredric D. Bright (J.D.'81) was featured in The Union Recorder for receiving an honorary resolution from the Georgia House of Representatives. The article was written by Kyle Collins and was published on 2/20/14. Read the full story

Seiler to receive Erk Russell Award
Alumnus Frank W. "Sonny" Seiler (J.D.'57) was featured in the Savannah Morning News for being selected to receive the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame's Erk Russell Spirit Award. The article was published 2/4/14. Read the full story

Judge Doris Downs Leaves Drug Court, Kelly Lee Assumes Post
Alumni Doris L. Downs (J.D.'81) and Kelly A. Lee (J.D.'93) were featured in the Daily Report regarding Downs stepping down from the Fulton County Drug Court and Lee being selected to replace her on the bench. The article was written by Greg Land and published on 1/30/14. Read the full story

U.S. Court of Federal Claims announces new appointment
Alumna Nora Beth Dorsey (J.D.'91) was appointed special master of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in January. The article appeared on www.uuscfc.uscourts.gov. Read the full story

FCC Chairman Announces Senior Staff Appointments
Alumnus Clete D. Johnson (J.D.'04) was featured in RadioWorld for being named chief counsel for cybersecurity in the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. The article was published 1/10/14. Read the full story

100 Most Influential Georgians
Five Georgia Law alumni were included in Georgia Trend's Most Influential Georgians list.  They are: Charlie Bethel (J.D.'01), Jason Carter (J.D.'04), Jere W. Morehead (J.D.'80), David Ralston (J.D.'80) and Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86). The article was edited by Jerry Grillo and was published in January 2014. Read the full story

Former governor credits UGA for his success
Alumnus Carl E. Sanders (J.D.'48) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald, where he talks about his life and UGA's impact. The article was published 1/4/14 and was written by Loran Smith. Read the full story

Officer later served as a Judge
Alumnus William H. "Bill" Darden (LL.B.'48) was featured in the Herald-Tribune regarding his long career. The article was written by Abby Weingarten and was published 1/3/14.  Read the full story

 

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