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Graduates In the News

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

Skandalakis leaving a legacy of honor
Alumnus Peter J. "Pete" Skandalakis (J.D.'84) was featured in the LaGrange News regarding his appointment as executive director of the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia. The article was published 11/19/17. Read the full article

Justice Fletcher has new portrait unveiled in Rome
Alumnus Norman S. Fletcher (J.D.'58) was featured in the Northwest Georgia News regarding his portrait being unveiled for future presentation to the law school. It was painted by alumna Celeste McCollough (J.D.'82). The article was written by Doug Walker and published 11/18/17. Read the full article

Senate Approves Trump’s Attorney Pick for Middle Georgia
Alumnus Charles E. Peeler (J.D.’99) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his nomination for U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia by President Trump and the approval by the U.S. Senate. The article was written by Katheryn Tucker and published 11/10/17. Read the full article

Robert Bockman appointed as interim commissioner on SC Public Service Commission
Alumnus Robert T. Bockman (J.D.’75) was featured in Manning Live regarding his appointment as interim commissioner on the South Carolina Public Service Commission by Gov. Henry McMaster. The article was published 11/6/17. Read the full article

Columbus attorney Pete Daughtery dies at age 53
Alumnus Peter J. Daughtery (J.D. ’89) was featured in the Columbus-Ledger Enquirer regarding his life and the impact he had throughout his career. The article was written by Larry Gierer and published 10/30/17. Read the full article

Jimmy Franklin's labor of love
Alumnus James B. "Jimmy" Franklin (J.D.'64) was featured in the Statesboro Herald regarding his life and career. The article was written by Julie Lavender and published 10/14/17. Read the full article

GTLA Names New LEAD Class of Young Lawyers; five law school graduates named
Five School of Law graduates were announced in The Daily Report as new Leadership Education & Advanced Direction (LEAD) lawyers by the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association: Leslie P. Cushner (J.D.’10), Stephen R. Fowler (J.D.’10), Patrick H. Garrard (J.D.’07), Titus T. Nichols (J.D.’09) and Eric L. Roden (J.D.’12). LEAD Program Co-Chairs Michael Joseph “M.J.” Blakely Jr. (J.D.’06) and Andrew “Andy” Conn (J.D.’14) were also mentioned. The article was written by Katherine Hayes Tucker and published 10/11/17. Read the full article

Getting Started: Marketing Lessons for Young Attorneys
Alumni Robert L. "Rob" Swartwood II (J.D.'09) and Nathan T. Johns (J.D.'05) were featured in the Daily Report for giving marketing advice to young attorneys. The article was written by Robin Hensley and published 10/13/17. Read the full article

Law school supporter and namesake of student competition dies
Alumnus J. Melvin "Mel" England (J.D.'56) passed away on Sept. 27, 2017. Since the 1990s, the law school has hosted an internal student mock trial competition bearing his name. Read the obituary from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Top Federal Prosecutor Joins High-Profile Savannah Plaintiffs Firm
Alumnus James D. "Jim" Durham (J.D.'95) was featured in the Daily Report for joining a Savannah law firm as a name partner. Read the full article

1st Asian American elected to statewide office in Georgia shares life lessons with Columbus students
Alumna Carla Wong McMillian (J.D.'98) was featured in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer regarding a presentation she made at a Columbus school. The article was written by Mark Rice and published 9/27/17. Read the full article

Sally Yates Finds Perch at Georgetown Law
Alumna Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her appointment as Distinguished Lecturer from Government at the Georgetown University Law Center. The article was written by Karen Sloan and published 9/21/17. Read the full article

No Jerks Allowed:  Who Made the Grade for 2017 American College of Trial Lawyers
Alumni John T. McGoldrick Jr. (J.D.'77), Jule W. Peek Jr. (J.D.'88) and Thomas A. Withers Sr. (J.D.'84) were featured in the Daily Report regarding their appointment to the American College of Trial Lawyers. The article was written by Jenna Greene and published 9/19/17.  Read the full article

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts
Alumnus J. Randolph "Randy" Evans (J.D.'83) has been nominated to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Read the White House press release

City of South Fulton appoints, confirms first municipal court judge
Alumna Tiffany Carter-Sellers (J.D.'06) was featured on CBS46 regarding her confirmation as the first municipal judge for the city of South Fulton, Georgia. The article was published 9/20/17. Read the full article

Law Professor Delves into Biology Behind Dispute Resolution
Alumnus Douglas H. Yarn (J.D.'84) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his work in the area of dispute resolution. The article was written by Jonathan Ringel and published 9/15/17. Read the full article

An AUSA, White House Lawyer and State Judge: Trump's Latest Judicial Nominees
Alumnus R. Stanley "Stan" Baker (J.D.'04) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his nomination for a judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.  The article was written by Cogan Schneier and published 9/7/17. Read the full article

DeKalb's Newest City, Stonecrest, Gets Some Judges
Alumnus Michael L. Sheridan Jr. (J.D.'06) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his confirmation by the Stonecrest City Council as judge pro tem of the newly established municipal court. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 8/25/17. Read the full article

Deal announces appointment for the Western Judicial Circuit
Alumna Regina M. "Gina" Quick (J.D.'87) has been appointed a Superior Court Judge for Western Judicial Circuit  by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. Read the full release

Governor chooses replacement for Richmond County State Court judgeship
Alumnus Robert W. "Bo" Hunter III (J.D.'83) was featured in The Augusta Chronicle regarding his appointment as a State Court judge in Richmond County.  The article was written by Sandy Hodson and published 8/21/17. Read the full article

Will Keyes Promotes Justice Abroad
Alumnus William R. "Will" Keyes (J.D.'13) was featured by UGA regarding his career and his experience as a University of Georgia student. The article was published in August. Read the full article

Governor appoints new judge to midstate court
Alumnus Jeffery O. Monroe (J.D.'00) was featured in the Macon Telegraph regarding his appointment to the Bibb County State Court. The article was written by Amy Leigh Womack and published 8/3/17. Read the full article

Trump Picks U.S. Attorney Nominees for Atlanta, Macon
Alumnus Charles E. "Charlie" Peeler (J.D.'99) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his nomination to become U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.  The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and was published 7/21/17. Read the full article  

Distinguished Georgia Attorney Pierre Howard to Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Alumnus Pierre Howard (J.D.'68) has been named the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at GreenLaw's Annual Environmental Heroes Celebration. Read the full article

Alston & Bird Partner Brown's Path to the Georgia Federal Court Bench
Alumnus Michael L. Brown (J.D.'94) was featured in The Daily Report regarding his career and nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and published 7/18/17. Read the full article

Macon Federal Court Nominee is Third-Generation Judge, Army Vet
Alumnus Tilman E. "Trip" Self III (J.D.'97) was featured in The Daily Report regarding his career and nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and published 7/17/17. Read the full article

Federal Bench Nominee William Ray Hailed for Fairness, 'Farm-Boy Work Ethic'
Alumnus William M. "Billy" Ray III was featured in The Daily Report regarding his career and nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The article was written by Greg Land and published 7/17/17. Read the full article

Trump Nominates Three for Federal Judgeships in Georgia
Alumni Michael L. Brown (J.D.'94), William M. "Billy" Ray III (J.D.'90) and Tilman E. "Trip" Self III (J.D.'97) were featured in The Daily Report regarding their nominations by President Donald Trump to serve as judges on Georgia's federal courts. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and published 7/13/17. Read the full article

Polsinelli Elects UGA Law School Grad Chase Simmons as Vice Chairman and Chair-Elect
Alumnus F. Chase Simmons (J.D.'97) was featured in Athens CEO regarding his election as the new vice chair and chair-elect of the Polsinelli law firm. The article was published 7/10/17. Read the full article

Professional Excellence: Another Bumper Crop
Congratulations to several School of Law graduates who recently received the Daily Report’s professional excellence honors: Alumni William H. “Bill” Kitchens (J.D.’73) and John M. Tatum (LL.B.’68) were Lifetime Achievement honorees; alumna Mary Staley Clark (J.D.’78) received named a Distinguished Leader; alumna Ashoo K. Sharma (J.D.’01) received a GC Impact Award; and graduates Anisa I. Abdullahi (J.D.’06), Christopher R. “Chris” Breault (J.D.12), Anuj Desai (J.D.’07), Santana T. Flanigan (J.D.’06) and Christopher E. Maxwell (J.D.’07) were named to the On the Rise list. The article was published 6/29/17. Read the full article

DuSable Museum hosts annual Night of 100 Stars
Alumna Ertharin Cousin (J.D.'82) was featured in the Hyde Park Herald regarding being named the recipient of the humanitarian award at the DuSable Museum of African American History's "A Night of 100 Stars" gala, which honors African-Americans in Chicago who have made contributions to society through their work and community engagement. The article was written by Tonia Hill and published 6/28/17. Read the full article

Augusta native sworn in as newest Bankruptcy Court judge
Alumna Michele J. Kim (J.D.'06) was featured in The Augusta Chronicle regarding being sworn in as a judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia.  The article was written by Sandy Hodson and published 6/23/17. Read the full article

Judge Marvin Shoob, Known for Tackling Institutional Injustice, Dies at 94
Alumnus Marvin H. Shoob (J.D.'48) was featured in The Daily Report regarding the impact he had as a lawyer and judge. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and published 7/13/17. Read the full article

Former federal judge Marvin Shoob dies at age 94
Alumus Marvin H. Shoob (J.D.’48) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding the impact he had during his life. Shoob passed away June 12 at the age of 94. Read the full article

Who is Titus Nichols? The Augusta Lawyer Defending Reality Winner
Alumnus Titus T. Nichols (J.D.'09) was featured in the Daily Report for his role in representing a government contractor charged with sharing a secret report on Russian interference in the American presidential election. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and was published 6/6/17. Read the full article 

Georgia Legal Community Mourns Losses of Betsey Neely, Paul Painter Jr.
Alumnus Paul W. Painter Jr. (J.D.'74) was remembered by State Bar President Patrick T. "Pat" O'Connor (J.D.'81) in the Daily Report for being a longtime Savannah attorney and community leader. The piece was published 6/6/17. Read the full article

Law School Sweethearts
Alumni Allison E. (J.D.'92) and Steven R. "Steve" (J.D.'92) Thornton were featured in Georgia Magazine regarding being sweethearts during law school and later marrying. The article was written by Aaron Hale and was published in the summer 2017 issue.  Read the full article on page 36

'Blessed to be able to do this': Blaylock retires after 21 years as Juvenile Court judge
Alumna Connie Blaylock (J.D.'90) was featured in the Dalton Daily Citizen regarding her career as a Juvenile Court judge. The article was written by Shaka L. Cobb and published 6/1/17. Read the full article

Werdesheim Goes From Defending Lawyers to Suing Them—and Other 'On the Move' News
Alumnus Peter I. "Pete" Werdesheim (J.D.'01) was featured in The Daily Report regarding his career shift focusing on legal malpractice. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 5/31/17. Read the full article

Nancy Rafuse
Alumna Nancy E. Rafuse (J.D.'91) was featured in Atlanta magazine regarding her rise to prominence in the legal field. The article was written by Allison Entrekin and published 5/31/17. Read the full article

John M. Tatum Recipient of The Daily Report’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
Alumnus John M. Tatum (J.D.'68) was featured in Savannah CEO regarding his recognition by The Daily Report as the recepietn of a Lifetime Achievement Award. The article was published 5/30/17. Read the full article

Men's Chamber No More As She Opens The Doors
Alumna Priti Suri (J.D.'89) was featured in Outlook regarding her career as a corporate lawyer working in India. The article was written by Ushinor Majumdar and was published 6/5/17. Read the full article

Savannah attorney Paul Painter Jr. dies; recalled as humble gentleman, professional and mentor
Alumnus Paul W. Painter Jr. (J.D.'74) was featured in the Savannah Morning News regarding his life and the impact he made throughout his career. The article was written by Jan Skutch and was published 5/27/17. Read the full article

Former Judge Will Arbitrate Family Law Cases for Free
Alumna Cynthia D. "Cindy" Wright (J.D.'77) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her offer to arbitrate cases on a pro bono basis that Fulton County Superior Court family law judges refer to the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and AVLF family violence cases involving domestic abuse survivors. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 5/15/17. Read the full article 

Justice for All: Hybrid Law Firm Has For-Profit and Nonprofit Arms
Alumna Rebeca E. Salmon (J.D.'07) was featured in Gwinnett Magazine for the unique business model of her for-profit law firm and the nonprofit Access to Law Foundation. The article was published 5/10/17.  Read the full article

The "Sammies" - therapy for feds' during tough times under Trump
Alumnus Jon R. Smibert (J.D.'96) was featured in The Washington Post regarding his selection as a finalist for the annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in the National Security and International Affairs category.  The article was written by Joe Davidson and published 5/8/17.  Read the full article

Rollins announces expanded responsibilities for Beth Chandler
Alumna T. Elizabeth "Beth" Chandler (J.D.'88) was featured in Pest Control Technology regarding being selected to oversee Rollins' internal audit department. She will also become a member of the Executive Steering Committee. The article was published 5/9/17. Read the full article

Judges honor Savannah litigator known for 'Midnight' trial, bulldog mascots
Alumnus Frank W. "Sonny" Seiler (J.D.'57) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his life and career. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and was published 5/8/17. Read the full article

LL.M. graduate receives award
Alumna Priti Suri (LL.M.'89) received the Mayre Rasmussen Award for the Advancement of Women in International Law at the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law ABA 2017 Spring Meeting in Washington D.C. during April. This award is presented to an individual that outstandingly contributes to the advancement of women in international law. Suri was recognized for her role as a mentor and for opening doors for women and women lawyers in India. View the awards

Smith: Judge is a lovable 'sage of the state'
Alumnus John J. Ellington (J.D.'85) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding his life and career. The article was written by Loran Smith and was published 4/29/17. Read the full article

UGA Alumni Association to present annual awards during luncheon April 21st
Alumna Kathelen V. Amos (J.D.'82) was featured in Athens CEO regarding her selection by the UGA Alumni Association as a recipient of the Alumni Merit Award, the Alumni Association's oldest honor. The article was published 4/12/17. Read the full article

30 lawyers honored as 'on the rise'
Alumna Anisa I. Abdullahi (J.D.'06) and alumni Christopher R. Breault (J.D.'12), Anuj Desai (J.D.'07), Eric J. Fisher (J.D.'98), Christopher E. Maxwell (J.D.'07), Daniel B. Simon III (J.D.'85) and Andrew J. "Andy" Tuck (J.D.'06) were featured in the Daily Report regarding being honored as lawyers 'on the rise.' The article was written by Jonathan Ringel and was published 3/31/17. Read the full article

Sally Yates to speak at Harvard Law School 
Alumna Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86) was featured in the Boston Globe regarding being announced as this year's speaker for Class Day at Harvard Law School. The article was written by Mark Shanahan and was published 3/31/17. Read the full article

Deal's former lawyer joins Robbins Firm 
Alumnus W. Ryan Teague (J.D.'03) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his new position as partner with Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and was published 3/29/17. Read the full article

'A real honor': Junior Achievement Hall of Fame recognizes local business leaders
Alumnus John P. Neal III (J.D.'76) was featured in the Dalton Daily Citizen regarding his induction into the Junior Achievement of Northwest Georgia Business Hall of Fame. The article was written by Matt Hamilton and was published 3/30/17. Read the full article

Georgia Southern alumni recognized for outstanding achievements
Alumnus Robert F. "Bob" Mikell (J.D.'10) was featured on Georgia Southern University Newsroom regarding his selection by the Georgia Southern University Alumni Association as the recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Award. The article was published 3/27/17. Read the full article

Collaborative leadership
Alumnus William P. "Billy" Payne (J.D.'73) was featured in Georgia Magazine regarding his participation in the Mason Public Leadership Lecture. The lecture is supported by alumnus Keith W. Mason (J.D.'85). The article was published in the magazine's spring 2017 issue. Read the full article

Helping the next generation
Alumnus Stacey Godfrey Evans (J.D.'03) was featured in Georgia Magazine regarding the scholarship she created for first-generation college graduates to attend Georgia Law. The article was written by Andrew Davis Tucker and was published in the magazine's spring 2017 issue. Read the full article

Class action takes bite at prescription pet food
Alumnus Michael L. "Mike" McGlamry (J.D.'82) and alumna Caroline G. McGlamry (J.D.'13) were featured in the Daily Report regarding a case they are working on together. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and was published 2/28/17. Read the full article

Retired King & Spalding partner takes charge of troubled watchdog agency
Alumnus Benjamin F. "Ben" Easterlin IV (J.D.'74) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his role as the head of the state’s Judicial Qualifications Commission. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and was published 2/24/17. Read the full article

Charlotte's second business court judge get public ceremony
Alumnus Adam M. Conrad (J.D.'05) was featured in the Charlotte Business Journal regarding his public swearing-ceremony for the North Carolina Business Court. The article was written by John Downey and published 1/30/17. Read the full article

The Cyber Divide: Former FCC Cybersecurity Counsel on Government, Corporate Collaboration
Alumnus Clete D. Johnson (J.D.'04) was featured in Legaltech News regarding the challenges government and private sector cybersecurity partnerships still face and what counsel should know about modern cybersecurity risks. The article was written by Ricci Dipshan and published 2/17/17. Read the full article

Warbington Joins Lawson & Reid, LLC
Alumna Lauren W. Fletcher (J.D.'13) was featured in the Cordele Dispatch regarding her position for Lawson & Reid, LLC as an associate. The article was written by Chris Lewis and was published 2/15/17. Read the full article

Atlanta Bar interns make good, partner promotions
Alumnus Darius T. Pattillo (J.D.'02) and alumna Cynthia C. Adams (J.D.'02) were featured in the Daily Report regarding their recent promotions. The two are graduates of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Summer Law Internship Program. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and was published 2/7/17. Read the full article

Unimaginable
Alumnus Carlos J. Rodriguez (J.D.'10) was featured on NBC's Dateline program regarding the Ross Harris trial. The program appeared 1/24/17. Watch the program

Adams named superior court judge
Alumna Cynthia C. Adams (J.D.'02) was featured in the Griffin Daily News regarding her appointment as a Douglas Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge. The article was written by Kate Croxton and published 2/1/17. Read the full article

Chief Judge Smith to hear Georgia Supreme Court case
Alumnus David K. Smith (J.D.'85) was featured in the Calhoun Times regarding his designation to hear an appeal and cross-appeal of a Georgia Supreme Court case. He will also participate in the Court's decision. The article was published 1/18/17. Read the full article

New Athens-Clarke municipal court judge appointed
Alumnus Ryan S. Hope (J.D.'00) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding his appointment as Athens-Clarke County's new municipal court judge. The article was written by Jim Thompson and was published 1/18/17. Read the full article

Holdover judicial watchdog member named chairman by Deal
Alumnus Edward D. "Ed" Tolley (J.D.'75) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his appointment as the new chairman to the Judicial Qualifications Commission. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and was published 1/11/17. Read the full article

Henry's first black DA to be sworn-in
Alumnus Darius T. Pattillo (J.D.'02) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding being sworn in as Henry County's first African-American lead prosecutor. The article was written by Tammy Joyner and was published 1/10/17. Read the full article 

Conrad appointed to the North Carolina Business Court
Alumnus Adam M. Conrad (J.D.'05) has been appointed as a special Superior Court judge for complex business cases for the North Carolina Business Court. Learn more

With snowstorm looming, governor swears in new chief and presiding justices for Georgia Supreme Court
Alumnus Harold D. Melton (J.D.'91) was featured in the Daily Report regarding being sworn in as presiding justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and was published 1/7/17. Read the full article

Approaching 90, Judge Harold Murphy to take senior status
Alumnus Harold L. Murphy (J.D.'49) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his plans to take senior status after serving almost 40 years as a U.S. district judge. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and was published 1/6/17. Read the full article

Georgia Trend names most influential Georgians; four alumni named
Congratulations to alumni Charles J. “Charlie” Bethel (J.D.’01), Christopher M. “Chris” Carr (J.D.’99), Ceasar C. Mitchell Jr. (J.D.’95) and Jere W. Morehead (J.D.’80) for being named to Georgia Trend’s 2017 100 Most Influential Georgians. Read the full article

New Presiding Justice Melton Marks Ascent of High Court's Younger Generation
Alumnus Harold D. Melton (J.D.'91) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his elevation to presiding justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and was published 1/5/17. Read the full article

Music in the Sunshine: A Peterborough writer discovers the 30A Songwriters' Festival in Florida
Alumnus Russell D. Carter (J.D.'80) was featured in Ontario's Peterborough Examiner regarding his role in establishing an annual musical festival held on the Florida Panhandle. The article was written by Ed Arnold and was published 1/6/17. Read the full article

District attorney retires after 17 years
Alumnus Richard G. Milam (J.D.'74) was featured in the Jackson Progress-Argus regarding his retirement as district attorney of the Towaliga Judicial Circuit. The article was written by Michael Davis and was published 1/4/17. Read the full article

From senator to judge: Charles Bethel
Alumnus Charles J. "Charlie" Bethel (J.D.'01) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his time as a state senator and his move to the Georgia Court of Appeals. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and was published 1/3/17. Read the full article

Following the law not as easy as it sounds, outgoing judge will tell you
Alumnus Tillman E. “Tripp” Self III (J.D.’97) was featured in the Macon Telegraph regarding his time as a Superior Court judge and his move to the Georgia Court of Appeals. The article was written by Amy Leigh Womack and appeared 12/23/16. Read the full article 

Rickman Reflects on His First Year on Court of Appeals
Alumnus Brian M. Rickman (J.D.’01) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his first year on the Georgia Court of Appeals. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and appeared 12/28/16. Read the full article

Man's Fall Through Balcony a Tough Case for All involved
Alumnus Andrew P. Leipold (J.D.'16) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his participation in a recent multimillion dollar verdict in a federal court. The article was written by Greg Land and appeared 12/21/16.  Read the full article 

Superior Court Judge Matthew O. Simmons to retire after 24 hours
Alumnus Matthew O. Simmons (J.D.'79) was featured in the Clayton News-Daily regarding his retirement from his Superior Court judgeship.  The article was written by Chelsea Prince and appeared 12/20/16. Read the full article 

Allison Barnes Salter sworn in as new State Court judge
Alumna Allison Barnes Salter (J.D.’00) was featured in the Marietta Daily Journal regarding her being sworn in as a Cobb State Court judge.  The article appeared on 12/14/16.  Read the full article

Gold Dome Dawg
Alumnus W. Ryan Teague (J.D.’03) was featured in Georgia Magazine regarding his path to his current position as executive counsel for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.  The article was written by Margaret Blanchard and appeared in the December 2016 issue. Read the full article

Milton Hirsch: ‘If people are selfish, marriage ain’t going to work’
Alumnus Milton Hirsch (J.D.’49) was featured in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer regarding his retirement from the legal profession. The article was written by Chuck Williams and appeared on 12/17/16. Read the full article

What's your cause: Julie and Drew Wade
Alumna Julie M. Wade (J.D.'00) was featured on UGA's Commit to Georgia page regarding why she continues to annually give back to the university. The article was published 12/7/16. Read the full article

CREW Network Impact Awards: Impactful Influencers 
Alumna Ellen W. Smith (J.D.'00) was featured in the Commercial Property Executive regarding her reception of the CREW Network’s Impact Award for Economic and Community Involvement. The article was written by Samantha Goldberg and was published 12/6/16. Read the full article

A Q&A with Ertharin Cousin, executive director of the World Food Programme
Alumna Ertharin Cousin (J.D.'82) was featured in the Financial Times in a Q&A regarding her life and her career. The article was written by Hester Lacey and was published 12/2/16. Read the full article

Judge Ken Wynne to hear Georgia Supreme Court case
Alumnus W. Kendall "Ken" Wynne Jr. (J.D.'87) was featured in the Rockdale Citizen regarding his designation to serve in place of a Georgia Supreme Court justice in an upcoming case appeal. The article was published 11/30/16. Read the full article

Young lawyer wins $7M for client injured in transport van crash
Alumnus Christopher R. "Chris" Breault (J.D.'12) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his second trial as lead attorney. The article was written by Greg Land and was published 11/28/16. Read the full article

GPTC's Kye Haymore named president-elect for National Association
Alumna Marla K. "Kye" Haymore (J.D.'94) was featured in the Covington News regarding her appointment as the national president-elect of the American Association for Paralegal Education for the 2016-2017 academic year. The article was written by Duane M. Ford and was published 11/15/16. Read the full article

Alumnus shares approach to leadership at Mason Public Leadership Lecture
Alumnus William P. "Billy" Payne (J.D.'73) was featured in UGA's Columns regarding his thoughts on approaching leadership. The article was written by Matt Weeks and was published 11/14/16. Read the full article

Announcing the new housing and community development director
Alumna Deborah T. London (J.D.'05) was featured in a release from Athens-Clarke County regarding her appointment as the new director of the Housing and Community Development Department of Athens-Clarke County.

Guide to LL.M. programs for foreign attorneys
Alumnus Tobias Henke (LL.M.'15) was featured in the National Jurist regarding what he learned receiving an LL.M. degree in the United States and how he expects the degree to benefit his career. The article was written by Katie Thisdell and was published 11/10/16. Read the full article

Deal appoints two to Georgia Court of Appeals
Alumni Charles J. "Charlie" Bethel (J.D.'01) and Tilman E. "Tripp" Self III (J.D.'97) were featured in a media release regarding their appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Court of Appeals. The article was published 11/9/16. Read the full media release

Who are the possible Trump Supreme Court nominees? We break it down
Alumnus Keith R. Blackwell (J.D.'99) was featured in Law Newz regarding a possible nomination by President-elect Donald Trump to serve on the United States Supreme Court. The article was published 11/9/16. Read the full article

Benfield tapped as Atlanta's first resilience officer
Alumna Stephanie Stuckey Benfield (J.D.'92) was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle regarding her appointment by Mayor Kasim Reed as Atlanta's first chief resilience officer. The article was written by Dave Williams and was published 11/3/16. Read the full article

Chris Carr discusses new job after being sworn in as AG
Alumnus Christopher M. “Chris” Carr (J.D.'99) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his new position as Georgia's attorney general. The article was written by Katheryn H. Tucker and was published 11/2/16. Read the full article

Work/life balance coordinator helps employees be more productive
Alumna Kizmet S. Adams (J.D.'89) was featured in UGA's Columns regarding her thoughts on creating harmony in the four domains of a person's life - self, work, home and community. The article was written by Krista Richmond and was published 10/31/16. Read the full article

ALI Elects 45 New Members
Alumnus Anuj C. Desai (J.D.'07) and alumna Merritt E. McAlister (J.D.'07) were two of 45 members elected to the American Law Institute during October. See the full list

High Court replaces judge on watchdog agency 
Alumnus Tilman E. "Tripp" Self III (J.D.’97) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his selection by the Supreme Court of Georgia to serve as a member of the state’s Judicial Qualifications Commission. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and was published 10/20/16. Read the full article

2016 Distinguished Service Award Recipients 
Alumna Janice A. Mays (J.D.'76) was featured on Tax Foundation regarding her selection as a recipient of the foundation’s Distinguished Service Award. She is recognized for serving the interests of American taxpayers for more than four decades. The article was written by Colby Pastre and was published 9/8/16. Read the full article

Remembering Nick Chilivis, Atlanta litigation firm founder
Alumnus Nickolas P. "Nick" Chilivis (J.D.'53) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his founding of the Atlanta litigation firm Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins and Bever, and the impact he made throughout his career. The article was published 10/18/16. Read the full article

Judge Jerry Baxter: '42 Years is enough'
Alumnus Jerry W. Baxter (J.D.'74) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his decision to retire. The article was written by Greg Land and was published 10/14/16. Read the full article

40 under 40 - Class of 2016
Congratulations to alumni Daniel L. Huynh (J.D.'09) and Allen W. Yee (J.D.'03) on being named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 40 Under 40 Class of 2016 list. Read the full article

Olens Appointed KSU President, Chris Carr Named AG
Alumnus Christopher M. "Chris" Carr (J.D.'99) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his appointment as the state's attorney general. The article was written by Greg Land and was published 10/12/16. Read the full article

Athens attorney receives advocacy award
Alumna Janet E. Hill (J.D.'82) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding her selection by the National Employment Lawyers Association's Georgia chapter as a recipient of the 2016 advocacy award. The article was published 10/10/16. 

Staffer takes associate post in SEC Atlanta office
Alumnus Aaron W. Lipson (J.D.'00) was featured on BloombergLaw.com regarding his promotion to associate director in the Securities and Exchange Commission's Atlanta office, effective immediately. The article was published 10/4/16. Read the full article

Georgia Trend announces 40 Under 40 Georgians; one Georgia Law graduate named
Congratulations to alumna Jennifer Dorminey Herzog (J.D.'06) on being named to Georgia Trend's 40 Under 40 list. She was recognized for her achievement in business, government, politics, nonprofits, science, healthcare and education. Additionally, alumna Stephanie Stuckey Benfield (J.D.'92) and alumnus Ceasar C. Mitchell Jr. (J.D.'95) were featured in the magazine’s “20 Years of 40: Where are they now?” article. Read the full article

State Bar taps Athens-area attorneys, judges for boards
Alumna Susan P. Tate (J.D.’75) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding her appointment to the Access to Justice Committee. The article was published 10/3/16. Read the full article

One-of-a-kind political collection now on display at Oglethorpe
Alumnus James D. Comerford (J.D.'84) was featured in Reporter Newspapers regarding the James and Camilla Comerford Collection of political and campaign memorabilia, which is on display at Oglethorpe University. The article was written by Dyana Bagby and was published 10/1/16. Read the full article

The Krystal Company's Sloane Perras to receive one of four inaugural Horizon Awards
Alumna Sloane G. Perras (J.D.'02) was featured in 24-7 Press Release regarding her selection by the Women's In-House Counsel Leadership Institute as a recipient of The Bridge Builder Award. The article was written by Kim Miller and published 9/29/16. Read the full article

Senate majority leader speaks at GMC parade
Alumnus William S. "Bill" Cowsert (J.D.'83) was featured in the Union-Recorder regarding his speech at the Georgia Military College and Prep School parade, which celebrated the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The article was written by Gil Pound and published 9/24/16. Read the full article

AFLAC: Do you know who we are?
Alumna Audrey Boone Tillman (J.D.'89) was featured in Corporate Counsel regarding her role as executive vice president and general counsel at Aflac. The article was written by Kristen Rasmussen and published 9/22/16.  Read the full article

Two Georgia Law alumni named to the American College of Trial Lawyers
Alumni J. Anderson Davis (J.D.'84) and John J. Ossick Jr. (J.D.'76) were featured in the AM Law Litigation Daily regarding their induction to the American College of Trial Lawyers. The article was written by Jenna Greene and published 9/22/16. Read the full article

Feisty Jean Chalmers left her mark on Rockland
Alumna Jean Chalmers (J.D.'68) was featured in the Bangor Daily News regarding her legacy and her work for the government and passion for the Democratic Party. The article was written by Emmet Meara and published 9/19/16. Read the full article

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts
Alumnus James K. Reap (J.D.'76) was featured in a media release regarding President Barack Obama's intent to appoint him as a member of the Department of State’s cultural property advisory committee. The article was published 9/16/16. Read the full media release

Pruitt joins wealth management team 
Alumnus Kyle D. Pruitt (J.D.'86) was featured in the Index-Journal regarding his position on the wealth management team as senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Park Sterling Corporation. The article was published 9/18/16. Read the full article

Rome attorney William 'Billy' Sparks chosen to fill Judge Matthews' seat
Alumnus William F. "Billy" Sparks (J.D.'88) was featured in the Rome News-Tribune regarding his appointment to the Floyd County Superior Court. The article was published 9/15/16. Read the full article

Meet UT's New Title IX Staff Members
Alumna Na'Tasha Webb-Prather (J.D.'16) was featured in Tennessee Today regarding her position as the University of Tennessee's Office of Equity and Diversity EEO Investigator. The article was written by Amy Blakely and was published 9/13/16. Read the full article

APPA hires Laura Marshall Schepis as senior VP for advocacy and communications
Alumna Laura Marshall Schepis (J.D.'97) was featured in the Public Power Daily regarding her new position as the American Public Power Association's vice president for advocacy and communications. The article was written by Paul Ciampoli and was published 9/12/16. Read the full article

Ga. Supreme Court names new chief justice, Melton named presiding justice
Alumnus Harold D. Melton (J.D.'91) was featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post after being unanimously elected by the court to become the new presiding justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. The article was written by Keith Farner and was published 9/7/16. Read the full article

H&K partner rides along as MARTA's new outside GC
Alumnus Robert S. Highsmith Jr. (J.D.'98) was featured in the Daily Report for becoming MARTA's new outside general counsel. The article was written by Kristen Rasmussen and was published 9/6/16.  Read the full article
 
Going to UGA worked out well for Welton
Alumnus Christopher C. “Chris” Welton (J.D.’85) was featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution
regarding his role in running the domestic sponsorship program for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The article was written by I.J. Rosenberg and published 9/2/16. Read the full article

Center for Puppetry Arts Elects New Chairman, Officers and Board Members
Alumnus Allen W. Yee (J.D.'03) was featured in Broadway World regarding his election as chairman of the Center for Puppetry Arts' Board of Directors. The article was published 8/31/16.  Read the full article

Wesleyan president Ruth Knox retiring
Alumna Ruth A. Knox (J.D.'78) was featured on WMAZ regarding her forthcoming retirement as Wesleyan College's president in June of 2017.  The article was published 8/11/16. Read the full article

Alumnus named to American Bar Association's On the Rise: Top 40 Young Lawyers list
Congratulations to alumnus Kevin A. Gooch (J.D.'04), who was named to the American Bar Association's On the Rise: Top 40 Young Lawyers list for 2016. Read the full list

Twenty years later, remembering the Olympics in Athens
Alumnus William P. "Billy" Payne (J.D.'73) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding the twenty-year anniversary of the 1996 Summer Olympics. The article was written by Fleming Smith and was published 8/7/16. Read the full article

College instructor presents to law school in South America                                                                    
Alumnus Neal R. Bevans (J.D.’88) was featured in the Hickory Daily Record regarding a presentation he gave to the University of Envigado Law School in Medellin, Colombia. The article was published 7/25/16. Read the full article

Mabra receives two ‘Under-40’ awards
Alumnus Ronald E. “Ronnie” Mabra Jr. (J.D.’04) was featured in The Citizen regarding his selection by the National Bar Association as a recipient of the “Top 40 Under 40 Advocates” award.  Mabra was also named to UGA’s 2016 “Top 40 Under 40 Alumni” group. The article was published 7/18/16. Read the full article

Billy Payne: His vision changed Atlanta history
Alumnus William P. “Billy” Payne (J.D.’73) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his role in winning the bid for Atlanta to host the Centennial Olympic Games of 1996. The article was written by J. Scott Trubey and published 7/15/16.  Read the full article

Greg Smith takes the helm at Bainbridge Rotary Club
Alumnus Gregory D. “Greg” Smith (J.D.’09) was featured in The Post-Searchlight regarding his installment as president of the Bainbridge Rotary Club. The article was written by Carolyn Iamon and published 7/12/16. Read the full article

Judge Boulee to hear Georgia Supreme Court Case
Alumnus Jean-Paul "J.P." Boulee (J.D.’96) has been designated to serve as a Supreme Court justice in place of Presiding Justice P. Harris Hines in the appeal of George M. Nemchik v. Tony Michael Riggs. The press release was published 7/06/16. Read the full release

Murphy named Judge of the Year for State Bar of Georgia
Alumnus Michael L. Murphy (J.D.'73) was featured in The Polk County Standard Journal regarding his reception of the State Bar of Georgia's Judge of the Year recognition. The article was published 7/14/16.
Read the full article

D.A. appointed to state council
Alumnus Peter J. Skandalakis (J.D.’84) was featured in the LaGrange Daily News regarding his appointment to serve as a member of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of Georgia. The article was written by Melanie Ruberti and was published 7/04/16. Read the full article

Honored by portrait
The late George T. Smith (LL.B.'48) was featured in The Marietta Daily Journal regarding a portrait created to honor his legacy and work in government. The article was published 7/10/16. Read the full article

Statesboro native will lead State Bar of Georgia
Alumnus Patrick T. "Pat" O’Connor (J.D.’81) was featured in the Statesboro Herald for becoming the 54th president of the State Bar of Georgia at the organization’s annual meeting in June. The article was published 7/04/16. Read the full article

Georgia Law graduates named to James Magazine's Most Influential Georgia Attorneys list
Congratulations to graduates Roy E. Barnes (J.D.’72), John C. Bell Jr (J.D.’72), Emmet J. Bondurant II (LL.B.’60), Alexander H. “Alex” Booth (J.D.’81), Michael J. “Mike” Bowers (J.D.’74), James E. “Jim” Butler Jr (J.D.’77), Dennis T. Cathey (J.D.’70), John D. Crosby (LL.B.’64), George W. “Buddy” Darden III (J.D.’67), Randolph “Randy” Evans(J.D.’83), Stacey Godfrey Evans (J.D.’03), Barry A. Fleming (J.D.’94), Edward T.M. “Ed” Garland (LL.B.’65), Jonathan E. Hawkins (J.D.’03), William C. “Bubba” Head (J.D.’76), Robert S. Highsmith Jr. (J.D.’98), Kenneth B. “Ken” Hodges III (J.D.’91), Cary Ichter (J.D.’84), William P. Langdale III (J.D.’92), Edward H. Lindsey Jr (J.D.’84), Harry W. MacDougald (J.D.’85), Keith W. Mason (J.D.’85), William P. “Billy” Payne (J.D.’93), Darren W. Penn (J.D.’94), David E. Ralston (J.D.’80), Patrick J. Rice (LL.B.’66), Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler (J.D.’57), John M. Tanzine III (J.D.’79), J.W. Ryan Teague (J.D.’03), Lawrence C. “Larry” Walker Jr (J.D.’65), Paul E. Weathington (J.D.’84), Joe D. Whitley (J.D.’75), William R. “Rob” Woodall III (J.D.’97), Joel O. Wooten Jr (J.D.’75), Sally Q. Yates (J.D’86) on being named to James Magazine’s 2016 Most Influential Georgia Attorneys. Read full article

Georgia Law graduates named to James Magazine's Most Influential Georgia Justices list
Congratulation to alumni Gary B. Andrews (J.D.’71), Anne E. Barnes (J.D.‘83), Robert “Bob” Benham (J.D.’70), Keith R. “Earl” Blackwell (J.D.’99), John J. Ellington (J.D.’85), Christopher J. “Chris” McFadden (J.D.’85), Carla Wong McMillian (J.D.’98), Harold D. Melton (J.D.’91), William M. “Billy” Ray II (J.D.’90), Brian M. Rickman (J.D.’01) on being named to James Magazine’s 2016 Georgia’s Most Influential Justices. Read full article

With Marsh, Statesboro keeps voice on Regents
Alumna Laura Taulbee Marsh (J.D.'95) was featured in the Statesboro Herald regarding her appointment to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The article was written by Al Hackle. Read the full article

National LGBT Bar Association Announces Their 2016 "Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40"
Congratulations to alumna Ashland J. Johnson (J.D.'11), who was named one of the National LGBT Bar Association's "Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40." The media release was written by D'Arcy Kemnitz and was published 6/22/16. Read the full release

Professional Excellence Honorees: Sticking With It
Alumnus Edward T.M. "Ed" Garland (LL.B.'65) was recognized by the Daily Report with its life time achievement status, while alumni Jason T. Burnette (J.D.'06), Brent S. Gilfedder (J.D.'05), Ronald E. "Ronnie" Mabra (J.D.'04) and alumna ShaMiracle S. Johnson (J.D.'09) were named On the Rise honorees. The article was published 6/23/16. Read the full article

Richmond County State Court judge to lead state council
Alumnus Richard A. Slaby (LL.B.'65) was featured in the Augusta Chronicle regarding being named president of the Council of State Court Judges. The article was written by Sandy Hodson and published 6/21/16. Read the full article 

Baxley lawyer Stephen Tillman named new public defender of 5-county Brunswick circuit
Alumnus Stephen E. Tillman (J.D.'95) was featured in the Florida Times-Union regarding being named public defender for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit. The article was published 6/22/16. Read the full article

Ken Hodges named Georgia Bar Association treasurer
Alumnus Kenneth B. "Ken" Hodges III (J.D.'91) was featured in the Albany Herald regarding being installed as the treasurer of the State Bar of Georgia. The article was published 6/22/16.  Read the full article

This is Your Life Judge John Pridgen
Alumnus John C. Pridgen (J.D.'75) was featured in the Cordele Dispatch regarding a reception held to celebrate the 2016 This is Your Life honoree. The article was written by Becky Crissman and was published 6/20/16. Read the full article

Father, son naturally fit at Jackson Law Offices
Alumnus Stanley G. "Stan" Jackson (J.D.'73) was featured in the Augusta Chronicle in a Father's Day article regarding his working with his son Austin Jackson in the law firm Jackson Law Offices.  The article was written by David Lee and published 6/19/16. Read the full article

Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit's most experience judge retiring
Alumnus Jon B. "Bo" Wood (J.D.'74) was featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press regarding his upcoming retirement. The article was written by Tyler Jett and published 6/18/16.  Read the full article

My family history and path to the bench
Alumna Carla Wong McMillian (J.D.'98) was featured on Georgia Asian Times regarding a guest column she wrote reflecting on her achievements. Read the full article

Incoming Georgia Bar President Says He'll Forge Ahead With Predecessor's Strategic Plan
Alumnus Patrick T. O'Connor (J.D.'81) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his goals as president of the State Bar of Georgia. The article was written by Gabrielle Orum Hernandez and was published 6/16/16. Read the full article

Cobb Jury Awards $1M to Man Who Fell From Truck Bed
Alumnus Hugh M. "Michael" Ruppersburg Jr. (J.D.'06) was featured in the Daily Report regarding a recent verdict. The article was written by Greg Land and was published 6/9/16. Read the full article

Ringing in With the Bellbreakers
Alumni Alan G. Poole (J.D.'13) and Robert M. "Matt" Short (J.D.'13) were featured in the Daily Report regarding their band, which was scheduled to perform at the Altanta Bar Association's LawJam. The article was published 5/27/16. Read the full article

Band Chooses Long Name Over 'Dad Bod'
Alumni Spalding M. Nix (J.D.'01) and Michael A. Melonakos (J.D.'08) were featured in the Daily Report regarding their band, which was scheduled to perform at the Altanta Bar Association's LawJam. The article was published 5/26/16. Read the full article

UGA's James Reap honored by students, preservationists
Alumnus James K. Reap (J.D.'76) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald for receiving the UGA College of Environment and Design's faculty award and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Excellence in Preservation Service Award. The article was written by Lee Shearer and was published 6/1/16.  Read the full article

100 speaker receives key to the city
Alumnus Samuel M. Matchett (J.D.'84) was featured in the Valdosta Daily Times regarding his reception of a key to the city. The article was written by Gabe Burns and was published 5/31/16. Read the full article

4 Women GCs Share Diverse Personal Paths
Alumnae Audrey P. Boone-Tillman (J.D.'89) and Sloan G. Perras (J.D.'02) were featured in the Daily Report regarding their personal experiences throughout their careers. The article was written by Kristen Rasmussen and was published 5/27/16. Read the full article

Moving On Up ... SAS Names Palmetier As COO & General Counsel
Alumna Karri L. Palmetier (J.D.'96) was featured on Satnews.com regarding her her new position as Special Aerospace Services' first chief operating officer and general counsel. The article was published 5/26/16. Read the full article

Graduates receive Distinguished Service Award from Atlanta Bar Association
Congratulations to alumni Richard D. Deane (J.D.'77) and Ryan K. Walsh (J.D.'99) and alumnae Brenda J. "B.J." Bernstein (J.D.'87) and Melody Z. Richardson (J.D.'85) for receiving the Atlanta Bar Association's Distinguished Service Award as members of the Equal Justice in Law Enforcement Committee.

Chico's FAS, Inc. Appoints Susan Lanigan as Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Alumna Susan L. Lanigan (J.D.'88) was featured in PR Newswire regarding her appointment as executive vice president and general counsel of Chico's FAS, Inc. The article was published 5/25/16. Read the full article

Focus on issues that matter, not things like bathroom gender, former Gov. Barnes tells UGA college's graduates
Alumnus Roy E. Barnes (J.D.'72) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding his keynote speech for the UGA School of Public Affairs convocation. The article was written by Lee Shearer and was published 5/13/16. Read the full article

Holland & Knight Partner To Sing National Anthem At Hawks' Game 3
Alumnus Robert S. Highsmith Jr. (J.D.'98) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his singing of the national anthem at the Atlanta Hawks' Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference tournament.  The article was written by Gabrielle Orum Hernandez and was published 5/5/16. Read the full article

Judge John Pridgen named 2016 "This is Your Life" honoree
Alumnus John C. Pridgen (J.D.'75) was featured in the Cordele Dispatch regarding his selection for a "This is Your Life" award given by the Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce and the Watermelon Days Committee. The article was published 5/4/16. Read the full article

Valdosta Attorney Pope Langdale Elected President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Alumnus W. Pope Langdale III (J.D.'92) has been elected the 61st president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association according to a media release from the GTLA. The outgoing president is alumnus Darren W. Penn (J.D.'94). The announcement was made on 5/2/16.  View the release  

Washington and Lee prof Sam Calhoun named Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics
Alumnus Samuel "Sam" Calhoun (J.D.'74) was featured in the Augusta Free Press for being named the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics at Washington and Lee University School of Law. The article was published 5/1/16. Read the full article

Arnall Golden Gregory Partner Lewis Learns to Rumba for Alzheimers Benefit
Alumnus Jeffrey Y. "Jeff" Lewis (J.D.'82) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his participation as a dancer in "Dancing Stars of Atlanta" to raise money for Alzheimer's research. The article was published 4/19/16. Read the full article

House votes to name Gainesville courthouse in honor of Judge Sidney Smith
Alumnus Sidney O. Smith III (J.D.'84) was featured on RealEstateRama regarding the Gainesville courthouse being named in his honor. The article was published 4/19/16. Read the full article

Dentons Partner Randy Evans Juggles Roles in Nominating Process for White House and State High Court
Alumnus J. Randolph "Randy" Evans (J.D.'83) was featured in the Daily Report regarding nominations at the national and state level. The article was written by Gabrielle Orum Hernandez and published 4/18/16. Read the full article

Atlanta Federal Prosecutor Is Remembered as a 'Legend'
Alumna Gale McKenzie (J.D.'72) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her life and contributions to multiple areas of the law. The article was written by Randy S. Chartash and published 4/15/16. Read the full article

Teaching Law in Moldova, Lawyer Appreciates Rule of Law Here
Alumnus Briant G. Mildenhall (J.D.'07) authored an article in The Daily Report regarding his experience teaching in Moldova. The article was published 4/14/16. Read the full article

From ashes such as these, what can rise?
Alumnus David Michael "Mike" Conner (J.D.'95) was featured on The Bitter Southerner regarding Georgia's Wayne County landfill. The article was written by Janisse Ray and published 4/13/16. Read the full article

GPS Confers 2016 Alumnae Weekend Awards
Alumna Myra K. Creighton (J.D.'91) was featured on Chattanoogan.com regarding her induction into the Girls Preparatory School Athletic Hall of Fame for her contributions to rowing and swimming. The article was published 4/13/16. Read the full article 

'Stop acting like you're trash,' Macon judge tells kids in viral video
Alumna Verda A. Colvin (J.D.'90) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding a speech she gave to at-risk kids in Macon as part of the "Consider the Consequences" program. The article was written by Steve Burns and was published 4/6/16. Read the full article

Myra Creighton, Susan Beville Forker going into GPS hall of fame
Alumna Myra K. Creighton (J.D.'91) was mentioned on Chattanooga Times Free Press regarding being inducted into the Girls Preparatory School Athletic Hall of Fame. The article was published 4/8/16. Read the full article

Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, to Serve as 2016 Rensselaer Commencement Speaker
Alumna Ertharin Cousin (J.D.'82) was mentioned in a media release from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute regarding being announced as the 2016 Rensselaer Commencement Speaker. The article was published 4/7/16. Read the full article

Bar's Incubator for New Lawyers Launches, Gets Pro Bono Director
Alumnus Christopher E. "Chris" Bruce (J.D.'12) was mentioned in the Daily Report regarding his participation in the State Bar of Georgia's new incubator program for young lawyers. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and was published 4/5/16. Read the full article

Envestnet Appoints Luis A. Aguilar and Gayle Crowell to the Board of Directors and Resignation of Cynthia Egan and Retirement of Yves Sisteron
Alumnus Luis A. Aguilar (J.D.'79) was featured in a media release from Envestnet regarding being appointed to its Board of Directors. The article was published 3/30/16. Read the media release

The Millennials Issue: How Atlanta's Boldest Generation is Shaping Our City
Alumnus Christopher E. "Chris" Bruce (J.D.'12) was mentioned in Atlanta Magazine regarding being one of the millennials spotlighted on the cover of the February issue. Read the full spotlight

Lawyer trades state house for courthouse
Alumnus Michael J. "Mike" Jacobs (J.D.'03) was featured in The Champion regarding his decision to become a judge. The article was written by Andrew Cauthen and published 3/24/16. Read the full article

Daily Report Announces Lifetime Achievement, On the Rise Honorees
Congratulations to alumni Jason T. Burnette (J.D.'06), Brent S. Gilfedder (J.D.'05), Ronald E. "Ronnie" Mabra (J.D.'04) and alumna ShaMiracle S. "Miracle" (J.D.'09) on being named to the Daily Report's "On the Rise" honorees list. The article was published 3/23/16. Read the full article

Thoughts From a Georgia Lawyer in Brussels
Alumnus David W. Hull (J.D.'83) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his experiences in Belgium after terrorist attacks in Brussels. The article was published 3/23/16. Read the full article

Former Synovus CEO talks with Athens Academy students about servant leadership
Alumnus James H. "Jim" Blanchard (LL.B.'65) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding his lecture at Athens Academy about servant leadership. The article was written by Jim Thompson and published 3/15/16. Read the full article

Mauldin named new chief assistant D.A.
Alumna Allison T. Mauldin (J.D.'89) was featured in the Union Recorder regarding her being named chief assistant district attorney for Georgia's Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit.  The article was written by Billy Hobbs and published 3/7/16. Read the full article

Veteran judge Harold Murphy didn't plan law career; he wanted to be an FBI agent
Alumnus Harold L. Murphy (LL.B.'49) was featured in the Northwest Georgia News regarding his career path. The article was published 3/5/16. Read the full article

Alls to attend national program
Alumna Brittney D. Alls (J.D.'09) was featured in the Aiken Standard regarding being selected as one of five attorneys in the U.S. to take part in the ABA's Inaugural Dispute Resolution Fellowship Program. The article was published 3/2/16. Read the full article

Attorney Impairment Is on the Rise; Here's How to Fight Back
Alumnus J. Randolph Evans (J.D.'83) was featured in the Daily Report as the co-author of an article discussing how to deal with stressful issues within the legal community. The article was published 2/29/16. Read the full article

Unlikely recruit becomes top legal adviser in the U.S. Army
Alumnus Ural D.L. Glanville (J.D.'87) was featured on CNNMoney regarding his promotion to the rank of General Officer in the U.S. Army. The article was written by Octavio Blanco and published 3/1/16. Read the full article

Antique expert to speak at Hills & Dales
Alumnus Spalding M. Nix (J.D.'01) was featured in the LaGrange Daily News regarding his lecture on collecting antiques. The article was written by Andrea Lovejoy and published 2/27/16. Read the full article

Oldest Black Family Owned Business In Spartanburg Celebrates 100 Years
Alumna Stinson W. Ferguson (J.D.'10) was featured on WSPA.com regarding the 100th anniversary of her family's funeral home. The article was published 2/22/16. Read the full article

The Three Lessons of Edward Tolley
Alumnus Edward D. "Ed" Tolley (J.D.'75) was featured in Super Lawyers regarding his thoughts on the criminal justice system and his past experiences. The article was written by Erik Lundegaard and published in the 2016 issue. Read the full article

Hell Out of Dodge
Alumna Jennifer A. Jordan (J.D.'01) was featured in Super Lawyers regarding her life and experiences in the legal field. The article was written by Candice Dyer and published in the 2016 issue. Read the full article

Judge Spivey says his new role is 'inspiring'
Alumnus Philip B. Spivey (J.D.'76) was featured on The Union-Recorder regarding his new role as judge of the Baldwin County Family Dependency Treatment Court. The article was written by Billy Hobbs and published in 2/23/16. Read the full article

Montana Supreme Court candidate profile: Kristen Juras
Alumna Kristen A. Gustafson Juras (J.D.'82) was featured on KRTV.com regarding her experience prior to being a candidate for the Montana Supreme Court. The article was written by Margaret DeMarco and published in 2/22/16. Read the full article

In-House Counsel Profile: Aflac, Inc.'s Audrey Boone Tillman
Alumna Audrey P. Boone Tillman (J.D.'89) was featured in The National Law Journal regarding her role as general counsel at Aflac. The article was written by Richard Acello and published in 2/22/16. Read the full article

Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame: Jimmy Blanchard driven to succeed
Alumnus James H. "Jim" Blanchard (J.D.'65) was featured in The Ledger-Enquirer regarding his time spent on the golf course. The article was written by Chuck Williams and published in 2/15/16. Read the full article

Come celebrate Rome's diversity
Alumnus Kenneth C. "Ken" Fuller (J.D.'73) authored an article on Northwest Georgia News regarding an event in Rome to celebrate the community's diversity. The article was published 2/15/16. Read the full article

Q&A With Ericsson Inc.'s Kevin Cranman; Best Practices: Connectivity and Problem-Solving Skills
Alumnus Kevin A. Cranman (J.D.'93) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his thoughts on best practices in the field of law. The article was written by Mary Smith Judd and published 2/8/16. Read the full article

Dale Hughes inducted as president of Foundation
Alumnus R. Dale Hughes (J.D.'86) was featured on MDJonline.com regarding his new role as president of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation. The article was published 2/6/16. Read the full article

From the bench and bar: Facing financial obligations after death of loved one
Alumna Kristyn L. Atkinson (J.D.'15) authored an article in the Cherokee Tribune regarding handling the financial affairs of a decedent. The article was published 2/6/16. Read the full article

Aaron's, Inc. Announces Senior Leadership Team
Alumnus Robert W. Kamerschen (J.D.'94) was featured on Spoke regarding his additional role as chief administrative officer of Aaron's. The article was published 1/19/16. Read the full article

A First-Generation College Student from Perry Receives the First Stacey Evans Scholarship
Alumna Stacey Godfrey Evans (J.D.'03) was featured on GeorgiaPol.com regarding her desire to support first-generation law students with the Stacey Godfrey Evans Scholarship. The article was published 2/4/16. Read the full article

VSU Welcomes Presiding Judge Anne Elizabeth Barnes Feb. 4
Alumna Anne Elizabeth Barnes (J.D.'83) was featured on Valdosta.edu regarding her upcoming presentation on the court system in Georgia at Valdosta State University. The article was written by Whitney N. Yarber and published 2/2/16. Read the full article

2016 Georgia Trustees
Alumnus James H. "Jim" Blanchard (J.D.'65) was featured in Georgia Trend regarding being named as a Georgia Trustee, the state's highest honor. The article was written by Karen Kirkpatrick and Susan Percy and published in the February 2016 issue. Read the full article

Servant Leader
Alumnus James H. "Jim" Blanchard (J.D.'65) was featured in Georgia Trend regarding his commitment to servant leadership and desire to empower others even after his retirement. The article was written by Karen Kirkpatrick and published in the February 2016 issue. Read the full article

Business Digest: DeCamp joins Leitner, Williams and more
Alumna Mary C. DeCamp (J.D.'08) was featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press regarding her new position at the office of Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan in Chattanooga. The article was published on 1/24/16. Read the full article

Attorney Opens Firm 15 Years After Surviving Her Own Sexual Assault
Alumna Candice V. Blain (J.D.'06) was featured on BloombergLaw.com regarding the opening of her law firm to represent victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes. The article was published on the 1/20/16. Read the full article

The Investiture of Judge Julie E. Carnes
Alumna Julie E. Carnes (J.D.'75) was featured in the 11th Circuit Historical News regarding her new position on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit bench. The article was written by Luther D. Thomas and was published in the Winter 2015 edition. Read the full article

Georgia Trend announces 2015 Legal Elite
Congratulations to alumni Jason S. Alloy (J.D.'03), James S. "Jim" Altenbach (J.D.'76), R. Michael Barry Jr. (J.D.'96), Edwin R. Byck (J.D.'91), Michael A. "Mike" Caplan (J.D.'06), D. Michael “Mike” Conner (J.D.’95), L. Clinton “Clint” Crosby Jr. (J.D.’97), Thomas S. “Tom” Cullen (J.D.’94), William A. “Bill” DuPre IV (J.D.’86), H. Lehman Franklin Jr. (J.D.’64), Edward T. M. “Ed” Garland (J.D.’65), A. McCampbell “Mac” Gibson (J.D.’90), Daniel P. “Danny” Griffin (J.D.’86), Joseph S. “Joe” Habachy (J.D.’00), J. Benedict “Ben” Hartman (J.D.’96), William C. “Bubba” Head (J.D.’76), Gregory K. “Greg” Hecht (J.D.’88), Wade W. Herring II (J.D.’83), Marc B. Hershovitz (J.D.’96), Lawton Jordan Jr. (J.D.’64), Scott J. Klosinski (J.D.’86), Frank S. MacGill (J.D.’94), Dustin R. Marlowe (J.D.’06), C. James McCallar Jr. (J.D.’72), Robert O. “Robbie” McCloud Jr. (J.D.’77), Robert L. McCorkle III (J.D.’02), Paul J. McGruder (J.D.’96), Colin A. McRae (J.D.’99), Patrick T. “Pat” O’Connor (J.D.’81), Bradley J. “Brad” Patten (J.D.’86), Darren W. Penn (J.D.’94), Henry M. Quillian III (J.D.’88), Donald F. “Don” Samuel (J.D.’80), J. Pete Theodocion Jr. (J.D.’93), Edward D. “Ed” Tolley (J.D.’75), Joe D. Whitley (J.D.’75), Thomas A. “Tom” Withers (J.D.’84) and alumnae Amy Lee Copeland (J.D.’92), Ashley A. Halfman (J.D.’02), Kathleen “Kathy” Horne (J.D.’76), Rebekah D. McCorvey (J.D.’12) on being named to Georgia Trend's 2015 Legal Elite list. These individuals were recognized for being in the top of their field. Read the full article

How to Work with Law Enforcement After a Breach
Alumnus T.C. Spencer "Spence" Pryor (J.D.’99) was featured on bankinfosecurity.com regarding how organizations can approach law enforcement after a data breach. The article was written by Eric Chabrow and was published 1/7/16. Read the full article

Georgia Trend names most influential Georgians; five alumni named
Congratulations to alumni Charles J. “Charlie” Bethel (J.D.’01), Christopher M. “Chris” Carr (J.D.’99), Jere W. Morehead (J.D.’80) and David E. Ralston (J.D.’80) for being named to Georgia Trend’s 2016 100 Most Influential Georgians. Alumnus Ceasar C. Mitchell Jr. (J.D.’95) was also named as a Notable Georgian. Read the full article

 

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