Senior Director of Law School Advancement & Adjunct Professor of Law
B.B.A., J.D., University of Georgia
Solo & Small Firm Practice
Gregory C. "Greg" Sowell joined the University of Georgia School of Law in the spring of 2012. As the senior director of law school advancement, he works to secure private financial resources needed to support the law school's mission and to continue Georgia Law's advancement in the ranks of the nation's top law schools. He also supervises both alumni relations and special events for the law school. In addition, he teaches a class on practical considerations for solo and small firm law practice.
Previously, Sowell served 10 consecutive years on the school's Law School Association Council, assuming multiple leadership roles including three years as chairman of the development committee, treasurer, president-elect, president and immediate past president. During his time on the LSAC, he became well acquainted with the impact that private giving has on the overall health of the law school as well as the role played by the Office of Development in securing these funds.
Prior to joining Georgia Law, Sowell had a successful 29-year law practice that included a wide range of matters but which focused on issues related to business and local government. Sowell represented the city of Tifton for more than 20 years and also served as counsel for the board of education and for the industrial development authority. A former municipal judge, he also handled matters for the state of Georgia as a special assistant attorney general. He was closing counsel for bond and commercial loan packages worth millions of dollars.
Sowell is a former member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia. He also served on the Disciplinary Board of the State Bar by appointment of the Georgia Supreme Court. An AV rated attorney, Sowell is experienced in alternative dispute resolution as a mediator and has often served as special master in condemnation proceedings. He has served as chair of the bar's Member Benefits Committee, and he is an inaugural member of the Main Street Lawyers Committee. He also chaired the Institute of Continuing Legal Education's first seminar on main street lawyering. He is also a member of both the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.
Sowell earned both his Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor from UGA. While a student at Georgia Law, Sowell represented the law school in moot court team competition. Additionally, he completed Harvard Law School's Program of Instruction for Lawyers in 2000.