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Graduates In the News Archive

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 from past years.

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2017

Deal announces solicitor general, district attorney and judicial appointments

Alumnus Clint G. Bearden (J.D.'08) was appointed as a Superior Court judge for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit in Georgia by Gov. Nathan Deal. The appointment was announced in a press release on 12/21/17. Read the full release

Deal appoints five to Board of Regents
Alumnus Don L. Waters (J.D.'78) was reappointed by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The appointment was announced in a press release on 12/20/17. Read the full release

U.S. Attorney Charles Peeler: We are open for business
Alumnus Charles E. Peeler (J.D.'99) was featured in the Albany Herald regarding his appointment as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. The article was written by Jennifer Parks and published 12/10/17. Read the full article

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
 

2016

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 ofGeorge 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.
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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

2015

Good News From Schools: Stinchcomb, Levengood to assume new roles with GCPS Foundation
Alumnus J. Michael Levengood (J.D.'80) was featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post regarding his new position with the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation. The article was written by Keith Farner and was published 12/28/15. Read the full article

Governor Nathan Deal Swears in 3 New Judges to Court of Appeals
Alumnus Brian M. Rickman (J.D.'01) was featured in the Daily Report regarding being sworn in as a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and was published 12/29/15. Read the full article

Judge Wynne to retire from State Court at end of 2016
Alumnus Charles S. Wynne (J.D.'77) was featured on accessWDUN regarding his planned retirement from his State Court chief judgeship at the end of 2016.  The article was published by Derreck Booth and was published 12/22/15. Read the full article

Brunswick Attorney Mark Johnson Pilots His Own Plane
Alumnus Mark D. Johnson (J.D.'90) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his experience as a pilot. The article was written by John Carroll and was published 12/17/15. Read the full article

Die-Hard Dawg
Alumna Eleanor F. Banister (J.D.’79) was featured in Georgia Magazine regarding her new role on the UGA Foundation board of trustees. The article was written by Allyson Mann and was published in the magazine's December issue. Read the full article

Legislators Want to Rename Gainesville Courthouse to Honor Judge
Alumnus Sidney O. Smith Jr. (LL.B.’49) was featured in The Daily Report regarding a bill introduced by three Georgia legislators to have a federal courthouse in Gainesville named in memory of him. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and was published 12/15/15. Read the full article

Montgomery-Reeves, Praised for Equity, Joins Chancery Court
Alumna Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves (J.D.’84) was featured on delawarelawweekly.com regarding her swearing in as a vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. The article was written by Tom McParland and was published 12/16/15. Read the full article

Members of the Savannah Bar Association adopt resolution in memory of Judge B. Avant Edenfield
Former U.S. District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield (J.D.'58) is remembered in a resolution adopted by the Savannah Bar Association.  In the resolution, Edenfield was recognized for his "strong work ethic and an unwavering love for and allegiance to the law" and for leaving a "positive mark" on the laws of Georgia and the nation that "will last for generations." Read the resolution 

Janice L. Mathis Named Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women
Alumna Janice L. Mathis (J.D.’80) was featured on blacknews.com regarding being announced as the executive director of the National Council of Negro Women. The article was published 12/13/15. Read the full article

Vice chancellor sworn in, praised for her 'fairness'
Alumna Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves (J.D.’84) was featured on delawareonline.com regarding her swearing in as a vice chancellor with the Delaware Court of Chancery. The article was written by Jessica Masulli Reves and was published 12/1/15. Read the full article

District Attorney to receive governor's award
Alumnus Peter J. "Pete" Skandalakis (J.D.’84) was featured in the LaGrange Daily News regarding being the recipient of the 2015 Governor's Public Safety Award. The article was published 12/9/15. Read the full article

Georgia Military College Presents 2015 Alumni Awards
Alumnus Jonathan B. Bright (J.D.’14) was featured in The Union-Recorder regarding being the recipient of the GMC Outstanding Young Alumni Award. The article was published 12/9/15. Read the full article

Camp helped guide Synovus through economic downturn
Alumna Elizabeth W. "Betsy" Camp (J.D.’77) was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle regarding her role in helping Synovus through a financial crisis in 2008. The article was published 12/4/15. Read the full article

Gainesville attorney named Juvenile Court judge
Alumnus Joe R. Diaz (J.D.’92) was featured on AccessWDUN.com regarding his appointment as Juvenile Court judge of Hall County. The article was published 12/8/15. Read the full article

Fast-riser earns spot on Chancery Court
Alumna Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves (J.D.’84) was featured on delawareonline.com regarding her previous experience and path to serve as the Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. The article was written by Esteban Parra and was published 10/24/15. Read the full article

No-Nonsense Judge Caproni Keeps Silver Trial on Track
Alumna Valerie "Val" Caproni (J.D.'79) was featured in the New York Law Journal regarding her career and role as a judge in a New York trial. The article was written by Mark Hamblett and was published 11/23/15. Read the full article

Atlanta Trial Lawyer Fights in a New Arena
Alumnus Nelson O. Tyrone III (J.D.'98) was featured in The Daily Report regarding his recent fight in a charity boxing match benefiting the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and was published 11/20/15. Read the full article

Savannah Business Hall of Fame inducts three; alumnus Curtis Lewis (J.D.'78) named
Alumnus J. Curtis Lewis III (J.D.'78) was featured in the Savannah Morning News for being inducted into the Junior Achievement of Georgia-Coastal Region Savannah Business Hall of Fame. Georgia Law classmate and fellow Business Hall of Fame member Don L. Waters and Dean Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge attended the ceremony.  The article was written by Mary Carr Mayle and was published 11/10/15. Read the full article
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Ed Kilgore named columnist for Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine's politics blog
Alumnus Kenneth E. "Ed" Kilgore (J.D.'79) was featured on Talking New Media regarding his new position as a columnis for the Daily Intelligencer. The article was published 11/16/15. Read the full article

Another Cobb Judgeship Opens for 2016 Elections
Alumna Kathryn Tanksley (J.D.'83) was featured in The Daily Report regarding her planned retirement from the Cobb County State Court. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and published 11/16/15. Read the full article

Arnall Golden Gets New Managing Partner
Alumnus Jonathan E. Eady (J.D.'91) was featured in The Daily Report regarding his appointment as managing partner at Arnall Golden Gregory. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 11/11/15. Read the full article

Executive Director of White House Initiative on AAPIs Kiran Ahuja Moves On
Alumna Kiran A. Ahuja (J.D.'98) was featured in India West regarding her new role as chief of staff at the United States Office of Personnel Management. The article was published 11/11/15. Read the full article

Gov. Deal appoints 15 to state boards
Alumna Wendy Williamson (J.D.'85) was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle regarding her reappointment by Gov. Deal to the Georgia Commission on Child Support. The article was written by Carla Caldwell and was published 11/9/15. Read the full article

My American Dream - Great Success Against the Odds
Alumna Ertharin Cousin (J.D.'82) was featured as part of People magazine's My American Dream series. The article was written by Elaine Aradillas and was published in the October 26, 2015, issue. Read the full article

Five to be inducted into Murray High Hall of Fame; one Georgia Law graduate included
Alumnus James E. "Jim" Wilbanks (J.D.'84) was featured in the Dalton Daily Citizen regarding being named to the Murray County High School Hall of Fame. The article was published 11/8/15. Read the full article

Montgomery-Reeves Confirmed by Senate to Del. Court of Chancery
Alumna Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves (J.D.’84) was featured in the Delaware Business Court Insider regarding being confirmed to serve as the Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. The article was written by Tom McParland and was published 10/28/15. Read the full article

Where are they now: Jimmy Mathews
Alumnus James B. "Jimmy" Matthews III (J.D.'83) was featured in the Cordele Dispatch regarding his life and career. The article was written by Joe Joe Wright and was published 11/2/15. Read the full article

DEP names new Environmental Justice Office director
Alumnus Carl E. Jones Jr. (J.D.'06) was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette regarding his appointment as the Environmental Justice Officer director for the Department of Environmental Protection. The article was written by Don Hopey and published 10/29/15. Read the full article

Duane Morris Attorney Kenneth B. Franklin honored with firm's Nine Annual Pro Bono Award
Alumnus Kenneth B. Franklin (J.D.'07) was featured in a media release from Duane Morris regarding his receipt of the firm's annual pro bono award.  The announcement was made 10/28/15. Read the full release

New Court of Appeals Judges: Mercier, Peterson and Rickman
Alumnus Brian M. Rickman (J.D.'01) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his appointment to the Georgia Court of Appeals. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and published 10/29/15. Read the full article

Stolen artifacts, ISIS money and a New Orleanian on the case
Alumna Terressa M. "Tess" Davis (J.D.’09) was featured on NOLA.com regarding her life as an archaeologist and her thoughts on antiquities crime. The article was written by Jed Lipinski and published 10/28/15. Read the full article

O'Connor Voted in as Bar President-Elect in Savannah
Alumnus Patrick T. O'Connor (J.D.’84) was featured in the Daily Report regarding being elected as president-elect of the State Bar of Georgia's board of governors. The article was published 10/26/15. Read the full article

Foundation launches new initiative with luncheon
Alumna Leah G. Sumner (J.D.’06) was featured in The Citizen regarding being presented the Coweta Community Foundation's first Woman of the Year Award. The article was published 10/25/15. Read the full article

After Montgomery-Reeves' Nomination, Focus Shifts to the Senate
Alumna Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves (J.D.’84) was featured in Delaware Law Weekly regarding her nomination to fill the Vice Chancellor position on the Delaware Court of Chancery and hearing to address the Senate Executive Committee. The article was written by Tom McParland and published 10/21/15. Read the full article

Governor Markell Announces Judicial Nominations for Court of Chancery, Family Court
Alumna Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves (J.D.’06) was nominated by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell to fill the Vice Chancellor of the Court of Chancery. Read the press release

Black Faculty and Staff Organization luncheon sees record-breaking crowd
Alumnus Francys Johnson (J.D.'04) was featured in UGA's Columns regarding his keynote address at the Black Faculty and Staff Organization's Scholarship Luncheon. The article was written by Matt Chambers and published 10/12/15. Read the full article

Long-serving Broward County judge dies
Alumnus Robert L. Andrews (J.D.'72) was featured in the Miami Herald regarding his past high-profile cases and the impact he made throughout his career. The article was written by Steve Bousquet and published 10/10/15. Read the full article

Duane Morris Lands Veteran First Amendment Lawyer
Alumna Cynthia L. Counts (J.D.'92) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her past experiences and her new role at Duane Morris. The article also mentions alumni William D. "Bill" Barwick (J.D.'74), Jerry W. Baxter (J.D.'74) and G. Kirk Domescik (J.D.'94). The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 10/7/15. Read the full article

Atlanta Magazine announces '55 Men and Women who run Metro Atlanta'; five Georgia Law affiliates named
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, a counselor at Georgia Law's Dean Rusk International Law Center, and alumnus David E. Ralston (J.D.'80) were featured in Atlanta Magazine regarding being named to the list of "The 55 Men and Women who run Metro Atlanta." Additionally, alumnus Roy E. Barnes (J.D.'72) was named to the list of "Eminences Grises: 12 Trailblazers who helped shape Atlanta," alumna Stacey Godfrey Evans (J.D.'03) was named to the list of "The New Guard: 10 Up-And-Comers who are Next in Line" and alumna Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86) was named to the list of "Global Players: 9 Atlantans in Charge of the World Scene." The article was published in the magazine's October issue.

Georgia Trend announces 40 Under 40 Georgians; three Georgia Law graduates named
Congratulations to alumna Stacey Godfrey Evans (J.D.'03) and alumni Rob L. Fortson (J.D.'05) and Kevin A. Gooch (J.D.'04) on being named to Georgia Trend's 40 Under 40 list. These individuals were recognized for their achievement in business, government, politics, nonprofits, science, healthcare and education. Read the full article

Former assistant city attorney Jaimie DeLoach dies
Alumna Jaime DeLoach (J.D.'91) was featured in the Ledger-Enquirer regarding the impact she had during her life. DeLoach passed away Sep. 27 at the age of 55. The article was written by Mike Owen and appeared 9/29/15. Read the full article

DeKalb Judges Offer Advice for Young Lawyers
Alumni Gregory A. Adams (J.D.'84), Jean-Paul "J.P." Boulee (J.D.'96), Daniel M. Coursey Jr. (J.D.'66) and Christopher J. "Chris" McFadden (J.D.'85) were featured in the Daily Report regarding serving on a panel of judges who gave advice to young attorneys. The article was written by Greg Land and published 9/24/15. Read the full article

James Blanchard Leadership Forum in Columbus
Alumnus James H. Blanchard (LL.B.'65) was featured in Georgia Trend regarding the 10th anniversary of the James Blanchard Leadership Forum. The article was written by Ben Yound and published 9/24/15. Read the full article

40 Rising Stars and a Luminary; 16 Georgia Law graduates named
Alumni James E. “Jeb” Butler (J.D.’08), John A. Ernst (J.D.’03), 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) and Daniel E. Sineway (J.D.’07), and alumnae Carolyn T. “Tippi” Burch (J.D.’01), Allison L. Dyer (J.D.’06), Stacey G. Evans (J.D.’03), Rachel C. Fields (J.D.’07), Lindsay M. Ferguson (J.D.’04), Terri R. Stewart (J.D.’06) and Natalie S. Woodward (J.D.’02) were featured in the Daily Report regarding being on the 2015 On the Rise list. Alumni Justice Harold Melton (J.D.’91) was named the 2015 Rising Star Luminary.  The article was published 9/16/15. Read the full article

Tess Davis Named Executive Director of the Antiquities Coalition
Alumna Terressa M. "Tess" Davis (J.D.'09) was named the executive director of the Antiquities Coalition in Washington, D.C. The announcement appeared 9/9/15. Read the full article

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Public Defenders
Alumnus Travis A. Williams (J.D.'08) was featured on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver regarding his work as a public defender. The program appeared 9/13/15. View the full program

Former Public Defender Discusses a Career in Criminal Justice
Alumna Laurie K. Landsittel (J.D.'03) was featured on the "I Am the Law" podcast regarding the daily responsibilities of lawyers working in criminal justice. Read the full article

A Look Ahead: 30 leaders on the future of Georgia
Alumni Charles J. "Charlie" Bethel (J.D.'01) and M. Blake Tillery (J.D.'10) were featured in Georgia Trend regarding their thoughts on the state's future. The article was published in the magazine's September issue. Read the full article

30 Years of Influence
Alumni Jere W. Morehead (J.D.'80) and William P. "Billy" Payne (J.D.'73) were named in Georgia Trend as leaders from the state who have helped Georgia grow and thrive in the past 30 years. The article appeared 9/1/15. Read the full article

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-Newsby 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 thThomasville 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

2014

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

 

2013

"We're not in Camilla anymore:" Country Lawyer to Hollywood manager
Alumnus Patrick N. Millsaps (J.D.'00) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his work with members of the film industry.  The article was written by Aaron Gould Sheinin and was published 12/27/13. Read the full story

Calling the plays
Alumnus Mark A. Lewis (J.D.'92) was featured in Georgia Magazine regarding his role at the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  The article was written by Andy Johnston and was published in the December 2013 issue. Read the full story

Law alum to head state economic development office
Alumnus Christopher M. "Chris" Carr (J.D.'99) was featured in Georgia Magazine regarding his appointment as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.  The article was published in the December 2013 issue. Read the full story

The woman behind Wine, Working and Womanhood
Alumna Christy Hull Eikhoff (J.D.'00) was featured in the Daily Report for creating a support group for working moms. The article was written by Mary Helen Martin and appeared on 12/20/13. Read the full article

US District Court judge tapped for appeals court
Alumna Julie E. Carnes (J.D.'75) has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.  The article was published on 11alive.com on 12/19/13.  Read the full article

Embattled ethics agency hires attorney to help run day-to-day operations
Alumnus Robert P. Constantine Jr. (J.D.'72) was hired by the Georgia's state ethics commission to help run the organization.  The article was published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It was written by Greg Bluestein and Shannon McCaffrey and appeared on 12/19/13.  Read the full article

Michael Raeber named executive director of legal affairs at UGA
Michael M. Raeber (J.D.'93) was featured in a press release by the University of Georgia for his appointment as the executive director of legal affairs at UGA. The article was written by Chuck Toney and appeared on 12/18/13. Read the full article

Hall's Willis named state "Assistant Circuit Defender of the Year"
Alumnus Brett M. Willis (J.D.'03) was named Assistant Circuit Defender of the Year for the state by the Georgia Circuit Defender Association. The article appeared on AccessNorthGa.com on 12/18/13. Read the full article

Why I ... Returned to Ballet Dancing
Alumna Erica L. Parsons (J.D.'04) was featured in the Daily Report regarding how she uses ballet to help her deal with the stress of practicing law. The article was written by Parsons and appeared on 12/11/13. Read the full article

Four Judges Named in Columbus, Eastman
Alumni Maureen Callahan Gottfried (J.D.'86) and Benjamin "Ben" S. Richardson (J.D.'92) were featured in the Daily Report for their recent judicial appointments. The article was written by Kathleen B. Joyner and appeared on 12/10/13. Read the full article

A Quick Look at our Newsmakers of the Past
Alumni Roy E. Barnes (J.D.'72), B.J. Bernstein (J.D.'87), McCracken "Ken" Poston Jr. (J.D.'85) and Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86) were featured in the Daily Report for being among the paper's top newsmakers since 2000. The article was written by Mary Smith Judd and appeared on 12/9/13. Read the full article

Mitchell King, 96: D-Day vet became a man of letters
Alumnus Mitchell C. King (J.D.'41) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding the impact he had throughout his life. King passed away on Dec. 3 at the age of 96. The article was written by Michelle E. Shaw and appeared on 12/8/13. Read the full article

On the Job with Charles Lamb
Alumnus Charles W. Lamb Jr. (J.D.'98) was featured in the Albany Herald regarding the obstacles he has overcome in his personal life and how that led him to practice disability law in his hometown. The article was written by Brad McEwen and appeared on 12/6/13. Read the full article

McMillian reflects, with tips, on year as appellate judge
Alumna Carla Wong McMillian (J.D.'98) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her first year serving as a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and appeared on 12/4/13. Read the full article

She's the Wheel Deal
Alumna Morgan Leigh Felts (J.D.'10) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her participation as a member of the Apocalpstix, one of Atlanta's rollergirls teams, which is part of the national Women's Flat Track Derby Association. The article was written by Paul Shea and appeared on 11/22/13.  Read the full article 

UGA Alumni Association announces fifth annual Bulldog 100 list; three Georgia Law alumni included    
Alumni Ronald E. Mabra (J.D.'04), David C. Jones (J.D.'97) and James B. Trotter (J.D.'00) were featured in a news release by the University of Georgia's Alumni Association for being selected for this year's Bulldog 100 list. This award recognizes the fastest growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. The article was written by Elizabeth Elmore and appeared on 11/20/13. Read the full article                  

Weinberg lawyer opens plaintiffs firm
Alumnus Charles L. Clay Jr. (J.D.'99) was featured in the Daily Report regarding the opening his own plaintiffs' firm, Chuck Clay & Associates, during October. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared on 11/7/13. Read the full article

Emory public interest group honors three lawyers
Alumnus Stanley S. Jones Jr. (J.D.'77) was featured in the Daily Report for being one of three lawyers that will be honored by the Emory Public Interest Committee in February. The article appeared on 11/14/13. Read the full article

Jimmy Franklin is Bar President's new choice for disputed JQC post
Alumnus James B. "Jimmy" Franklin (J.D.'64) was featured in the Daily Report for being nominated to the Judicial Qualifications Commission. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and appeared on 11/13/13. Read the full article

Augusta is first Asian-American judge appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals
Alumna Carla W. McMillian (J.D.'98) was featured on WJBF for being appointed as the first Asian-American judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals. The article was written by Nicole Snyder and appeared on 11/13/13. Read the full article

Endurance for charity, support for friends
Alumna Vivian D. Hoard (J.D.'85) was featured in the Daily Report for being honored with a Triple Crown title by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Hoard received the award for participating in three different sports to support her friends who have battled cancer and to raise money for the organization. The article was written by Laura Raines and appeared on 11/8/13. Read the full article

Brasseler USA chairman, president and CEO Don L. Waters inducted into Savannah Business Hall of Fame
Alumnus Don L. Waters (J.D.'78) was featured in Dentistry Today for being inducted into the Savannah Business Hall of Fame at the 14th Annual Business Hall of Fame Gala. The article appeared on 11/8/13. Read the full article

Jason Carter to challenge Gov. Deal next year
Alumnus Jason J. Carter (J.D.'04) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his announcement to run for governor in 2014. The article was written by Greg Bluestein and appeared on 11/7/13. Read the full article

Judge Mikell: True public servant
Alumnus Charles B. Mikell Jr. (J.D.'76) was featured in the Savannah Morning News regarding his love for practicing law and his time spent serving on the bench. Mikell passed away Nov. 4, 2013. The article appeared on 11/5/13. Read the full article

State court judges' council honors Cobb jurist
Alumnus David P. Darden (J.D.'83) was featured in the Daily Report for being presented with the 2013 Ogden Doremus/Kent Lawrence Award by the Georgia Council of State Court Judges. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and appeared on 11/4/13. Read the full article

Advocate for student expression rights to give 8th State of First Amendment Address at UK
Alumnus Frank D. LoMonte (J.D.'00) was featured in KyForward regarding the eighth annual state of the First Amendment Address he will give on First Amendment rights for high school and college students. The article was written by Scripps Howard First Amendment Center and appeared on 10/28/13. Read the full article

Former White House staffer Lawton Jordan III to join Ga. Ethics Commission
Alumnus Lawton Jordan III (J.D.'00) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his appointment to the state ethics commission by Gov. Nathan Deal. The article was written by Christina A. Cassidy and appeared on 10/25/13. Read the full article

Jeff Woodard Named Chief Legal Officer At Erlanger
Alumnus Jeffrey N. Woodard (J.D.'02) was featured in The Chattanoogan regarding his appointment as Erlanger's new chief legal officer. The article appeared on 10/24/13. Read the full article

Effingham Health gets new chief nursing officer
Alumna Marie Livingstone (J.D.'96) was featured in the Savannah Morning News for being named the chief nursing officer at Effingham Health System. The article appeared on 10/23/13. Read the full article

Mohegan Sun CEO, in his job for a year, reflects on how casino has fared in tough economic climate
Robert J. "Bobby" Soper (J.D.'97) was featured in the Hartford Courant regarding his casino, Mohegan Sun, and how its financial performance is stabilizing and beginning to improve. The article was written by Mathew Sturdevant and appeared on 10/21/13. Read the full article

Officiating in court and on field
Alumnus Tilman "Tripp" Self III (J.D.'97) was featured in the Daily Report regarding him not only being a Superior Court judge in Macon, but also officiating college football games. The article was written by Michael Tierney and appeared on 10/18/13. Read the full article

Joseph E. Cheeley Jr., 84: Attorney helped craft the law 
Alumnus Joseph E. Cheeley Jr. (J.D.'50) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding the precedents he set and his contribution to divorce law in Georgia. Cheeley passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. The article was written by Michelle E. Shaw and appeared on 10/17/13. Read the full article

Shanahan named UNC system vice president, general counsel
Alumnus Thomas C. Shanahan (J.D.'98) was featured in The Herald Sun for being appointed as vice president and general counsel of the 17-campus UNC system. The article was written by Gregory Childress and appeared on 10/11/13. Read the full article

Art for all
Alumnus Bennett D. Bryan (J.D.'09) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his position as a board member of Living Walls, a nonprofit organization that promotes, educates and changes perspectives about public space via street art. The article was written by Laura Raines and appeared on 10/11/13. Read the full article

Richard G. Douglas of Highland Park honored as one of the 40 most talented young attorneys in Illinois
Alumnus Richard G. Douglas (J.D.'02) was featured in the Chicago Tribune for being selected as one of the 40 most talented young attorneys in Illinois. The article was written by Nancy Dove and appeared on 10/9/13. Read the full article

Statesboro attorney elected president Georgia State Conference NAACP
Alumnus Francys Johnson (J.D.'04) was featured in the Columbus Ledger Enquirer for being elected president of the Georgia State Conference NAACP. The article was written by Ben Wright and appeared on 10/5/13. Read the full article

Darden begins turn as Cobb Chief Judge
Alumnus David P. Darden (J.D.'83) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his two-year term appointment as chief judge for Cobb County. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and appeared on 10/8/13. Read the full article

Cobb DA spearheads animal abuse unit
Alumna Sherwin K. Figueroa (J.D.'11) was featured in The Marietta Daily Journal regarding her role in the new Animal Abuse Unit for the Cobb County District Attorney's office. The article was written by Lindsay Field and appeared on 10/1/13. Read the full article

2013 forty under forty
Alumni Otis A. Brumby III (J.D.'06), Blake M. Tillery (J.D.'10), Benjamin J. Vinson (J.D.'02) and Shannon G. Wallace (J.D.'02)  were featured in the Georgia Trend for being honored as part of the Georgia Trend's  2013 Forty Under Forty. They were recognized as "outstanding Georgians under the age of 40." The article was written by Susan Percy and appeared in the Oct. 2013 issue. Read the full article

UGA chapter of Blue Key Honor society will honor four with service awards
Alumna Jessica Langston McClellan (J.D.'03) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding the Blue Key National Honor Society honoring her with the Young Alumnus Award. The article was written by Sara Freeland and appeared on 9/27/13. Read the full article

Meet the ultra man
Alumnus Joseph B. Fejes (J.D.'91) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his "ultrarunning accomplishments." The article was written by Paul Shea and appeared on 9/20/13. Read the full article

Albany judge to sit on Supreme Court
Alumna Denise Marshall (J.D.'81) was featured on WALB News regarding her temporary appointment to the Georgia Supreme Court for an upcoming case. The article was written by Dave Miller and appeared on 9/18/13. Read the full article

U.S. Lawmakers tackle the health care law, confirmation of federal judge
Alumna Valerie Caproni (J.D.'79) was featured in the Concord Monitor regarding the Senate confirming her as a U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of New York. The article was written by Voterama in Congress and appeared on 9/15/13. Read the full article

U.S. attorney Sally Yates: "Nobody is a success on their own"
Alumna Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding her being the first woman to be named U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. The article was written by Henry Unger and appeared on 9/14/13. Read the full article

Brownstein Hyatt law firm expands intellectual property team by 13
Alumnus Stephen C. Hemenway (J.D.'98) was featured in the Denver Post regarding his move to join Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck's intellectual property team. The article was written by Howard Pankratz and appeared on 9/5/13.
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Palmer to fill in on Ga. Supreme Court case
Alumnus Emory L. Palmer (J.D.'99) was featured in the Times-Herald regarding his temporary appointment to serve as a judge on the Georgia Supreme Court. The article was written by Sarah fay Campbell and appeared on 9/6/13.
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The right person, the right time
Alumnus Jere Morehead (J.D.'80) was featured in the September 2013 edition of Georgia Magazine regarding his appointment as UGA's new president and his plans to take "UGA to the next level". The article was written by Kelly Simmons. Read the full article
Related article: Take 5 - President Jere Morehead on his appointment

Judge counters tactics of rage
Alumna Julie E. Carnes (J.D.'75) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her innovative thinking in the courtroom. The article was written by Robin McDonald and appeared on 8/13/13. Read the full article

Making book of the legendary Georgia-Clemson series
Alumnus Kyle T. King (J.D.'97) was featured in the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his new book Fighting Like Cats and Dogs, a series that discusses the Georgia-Clemson football rivalry. The article was written by Bill King and appeared on 8/29/13. Read the full article

Female umpire at Little League World Series feels fortunate
Alumna Cynthia A. Smith (J.D.'78) was recently featured in an article written by Associated Press for being the fifth female in 67 years of the World Series to be asked back as part of the 12-person umpiring crew. The article was written by Jim Carlson and appeared in the Miami Herald on 8/21/13. Read the full article

Former Athens mayor Upshaw Bentley dies
Alumnus Upshaw C. Bentley Jr. (LL.B. '49) was recently featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding his impact on Athens and its community. Bentley passed away late last week. The article was written by Lee Shearer and appeared on 8/15/13. Read the full article here

Helping in Haiti: Therese Franzén see ROI in life by giving back to others
Alumna Therese G. Franzén (J.D.'80) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her philanthropy work in Haiti. The article was written by Laura Raines and appeared on 8/2/13. Read the full article

Ex-DA's Ties Lead to High-Profile Cases
Alumnus J. Tom Morgan (J.D.'80) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his practice's high profile cases in metro Atlanta. The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and appeared on 8/7/13. Read the full article

Top 10 in 10 honorees build solid careers
Alumnus Davis A. Dunaway (J.D.'03) was featured in the Augusta Chronicle regarding his career since receiving the Augusta Metro Chamber's Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch award in 2010. The article was written by Jenna Martin and appeared on 7/26/13. Read the full article

Longtime chief Assistant District Attorney wins state award
Alumna Martha P. Jacobs (J.D.'94) was featured in the Rome News-Tribune for receiving the Georgia Assistant District Attorney of the Year Award. The article was written by Kim Jarrett and appeared on 7/22/13. Read the full article

Jamie Sibold, 57: Former DeKalb GOP chairman
Alumnus James S. Sibold (J.D.'82) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his influence during his lifetime. Sibold passed away in July due to complications of brain cancer. The article was written by Michelle E. Shaw and appeared on 7/18/13. Read the full article

New bankruptcy judge's investiture Monday
Alumnus Edward J. Coleman III (J.D.'82) was featured in the Savannah Morning News regarding his upcoming investiture ceremony. The article was written by Jan Skutch and appeared on 7/20/13. Read the full article

UGA Alumni Association announces new executive committee president, officers
Alumna Jennifer L. Chapman (J.D.'02) was featured in a news release by the University of Georgia regarding her election as treasurer of the UGA Alumni Association. The news release appeared on 7/18/13. Read the full article

Savannah attorney pro bono award winner
Alumnus Edward O. Henneman (J.D.'94) was featured in the Savannah Morning News for earning the 2013 Business Commitment Pro Bono Business Law Award from the State Bar of Georgia. The article appeared on 7/15/13. Read the full article

Attorney Lea Holliday puts engineering training to good use
Alumnus Leamon "Lea" R. Holliday III (J.D.'70) was featured in the Savannah Morning News for receiving the Savannah Bar Association's Judge Frank S. Cheatham Jr. Professionalism Award. The article appeared on 7/7/13. Read the full article

Ernst named to DeKalb ethics board
Alumnus John A. Ernst Jr. (J.D.'03) was featured in the Dunwoody Crier regarding his appointment to the Dekalb County Board of Ethics. The article appeared on 7/2/13. Read the full article

Former Perdue lawyer named to State Election Board
Alumna Rebecca N. Sullivan (J.D.'00) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her appointment to the State Election Board by the state House speaker. The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and appeared on 7/1/13. Read the full article

Rollins Hires Chandler To Be Its New GC
Alumna Elizabeth B. Chandler (J.D.'88) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her position as Rollins' new general counsel and vice president. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared on 6/28/13. Read the full article

Duane Morris Gets New Local Leader
G. Kirk Domescik (J.D.'94) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his new position as the managing partner for Duane Morris' Atlanta office. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared on 6/26/13. Read the full article

University of Georgia Foundation Board elects new chair, vice chair, treasurer, secretary and six managing trustees
Alumni John P. Spalding (J.D.'85) and Steve C. Jones (J.D.'87) were featured in a news release by the University of Georgia Foundation regarding their new positions as chairman and managing trustee of the foundation, respectively. Also two alumni - Norman S. Fletcher (J.D.'58) and Don L. Waters (J.D.'78) - were accorded emeritus status. The news release appeared was dated 6/25/13.

Yarbrough: Visit with Carl Sanders recalls tumultuous time in Georgia
Alumnus Carl E. Sanders (J.D.'48) was featured in the Athens-Banner Herald regarding his tenure as governor of Georgia. The article was written by Dick Yarbrough and appeared on 6/24/13. Read the full article

'Gideon's Army' rallies its troops for justice
Alumnus Travis A. Williams (J.D.'08) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his role in a documentary about public defenders in the South. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared on 6/17/13. Read the full article
Related article: UGA law grad's passion for justice lands him in HBO movie by Lee Shearer for the Athens-Banner Herald on 6/22/13.

For love of the game
Alumnus Gordon A. Smith (J.D.'78) was featured in Georgia Magazine regarding his position as executive director and chief operating officer of the U.S. Tennis Association. The article was written by Allyson Mann appeared in the June issue. Read the full article

Thanks, Abe
Alumnus Lawton E. Stephens (J.D.'81) was featured in Georgia Magazine regarding a letter from President Abraham Lincoln that has been handed down through the Stephens family and is now on display at UGA's Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The article appeared in the June 2013 issue. Read the full article

United Nations executive has UGA ties
Alumna Ertharin Cousin (J.D.'82) was featured in The Red and Black regarding her position as the executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme. The article was written by Brad Mannion and appeared on 6/12/13. Read the full article

Frogdice: Making Games on the Road Less Traveled
Alumnus Michael Hartman (J.D.'98) was featured on Gamefront.com regarding his company, Frogdice, an independent publisher of video games. The article was written by Ron Whitaker and appeared on 6/7/13. Read the full article

LawJam 2013: It's All In The Name For Mikey Mel & The JDs
Alumni Michael A. Melonakos and Adam L. Hebbard, 2008 classmates, were featured in the Daily Report regarding their upcoming participation in LawJam 2013, the fourth annual battle of the Atlanta lawyers' bands. The article was written by Michael Melonakos and appeared on 6/7/13. Read the full article

Whitfield County Superior Court clerk pushes the edge
Alumna Amanda A. Brown (J.D.'12) was featured in The Daily Citizen regarding the completion of her first triathlon, the Ochsner Ironman. The article was written by Mitch Talley and appeared on 6/5/13. Read the full article

The World's 100 Most Powerful Women
Alumna Ertharin Cousin (J.D.'82) was featured in Forbes regarding her position as the world's 49th most powerful woman. The article was written by Caroline Howard and appeared on 5/22/13. Read the full article

Judge Forsling Resigns, 'Ready For a New Stage'
Alumna Susan B. Forsling (J.D.'80) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her resignation as judge of the State Court of Fulton County. The article was written by Greg Land and Kathleen Baydala Joyner and appeared on 6/3/13. Read the full article

Augusta lawyer Brian Epps selected as federal magistrate judge
Alumnus Brian K. Epps (J.D.'98) was featured in the The Augusta Chronicle regarding his appointment as a federal court magistrate judge for the Southern District of Georgia. The article was written by Sandy Hodson and appeared on 5/30/13. Read the full article

Georgia: Chief Judge Sweat to hear Georgia Supreme Court Case
Alumnus David R. Sweat (J.D.'79) was featured in a news release by the Supreme Court of Georgia regarding his designation to serve as a judge in the appeal of Roesser v. The State (S12G1846). The news release appeared on 5/30/13. Read the full article

Cobb Chairman supports assistant as county attorney
Alumna Deborah L. Dance (J.D.'89) was featured in The Marietta Daily Journal regarding her recommendation as Cobb County's new county attorney. The article was written by Jon Gillooly and appeared on 5/24/13. Read the full article

Athens welcomes new UGA president
Alumnus Jere Morehead (J.D.'80) was featured in the Spring 2013 edition of Athens Magazine regarding his appointment as UGA's new president and his past experience in UGA academia and administration. The article was written by Lee Shearer. Read the full article

W. Hale Barrett, former managing partner of Hull Barrett law firm, dies
Alumnus William H. Barrett (LL.B.'55) was featured in The Augusta Chronicle regarding his influence and expertise during his lifetime. Barrett passed away in May from failing health. The article was written by Travis Highfield and appeared on 5/25/13. Read the full article
Related article: Hail Barrett: Respected Augusta attorney exemplified integrity by Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff for The Augusta Chronicle on 5/31/13.

Asheville's alehouse attorneys
Alumna Hayley R. Wells (J.D.'08) was featured in The Asheville Citizen-Times regarding her firm's creation of its own alcoholic beverage law practice group. The article was written by Jason Sandford and appeared on 5/24/13. Read the full article

AG Selects Pam Anderson as New Torts Division Chief
Alumna Pamela H. Anderson (J.D.'81) was featured in a press release by the Washinton Attorney General's office regarding her appointment as the new Torts Division Chief. The press release appeared on 5/9/13. Read the full article

The Met Will Return a Pair of Statues to Cambodia
Alumna Terressa M. Davis (J.D.'09) was featured in The New York Times regarding the Metropolitan Museum of Art's decision to return two pieces of ancient Khmer art to Cambodia. The article was written by Tom Mashberg and Ralph Blumenthal and appeared on 5/3/13. Read the full article
Related article: When Museums Do the Right Thing by Mark V. Vlasic and Tess Davis for The New York Times on 5/17/13.

Aaron's appoints former Equifax exec SVP
Alumnus Robert W. Kamerschen (J.D.'94) was featured in Retailing Today regarding his appointment as the new senior vice president and general counsel for Aaron's. The article was written by Vivian Gomez and appeared on 5/13/13. Read the full article

Veteran Brooks attorney named to vacant magistrate’s post
Alumnus Loyd H. "Buster" Black Jr. (J.D.'69) was featured in The Citizen regarding his appointment as Fayette County's new magistrate judge. The article was submitted by John Munford and appeared on 5/8/13. Read the full article

An interview with Judge Emory Palmer
Alumnus Emory L. Palmer (J.D.'99) was featured in the Douglas County Sentinel regarding his role as the new Superior Court Judge in the Coweta Judicial Circuit. The article was written by Jason Swindle and appeared on 5/6/13. Read the full article

State’s Superior Court judges elect all-women leadership
Alumna Mary E. Staley (J.D.'78) was featured on ATLaw, the Daily Report's blog on Georgia's legal community, regarding her appointment as president-elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges of Georgia. Alumna Louisa Abbot (J.D.'82) was also featured for starting her term as president for the council. The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and appeared on 5/3/13. Read the full article

Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to Deliver Commencement Address
Alumna Lisa Godbey Wood (J.D.'90) was featured on the College of Coastal Georgia's website as the 2013 commencement ceremony speaker for the college. The release appeared on 4/29/13. Read the full article
Related article: College of Coastal Georgia holds graduation ceremony Saturday by Terry Dickson for The Florida Times-Union on 5/10/13.

Judge Abbot to become president of state Superior Court judges council on May 1
Alumna Louisa Abbot (J.D.'82) was featured in the Savannah Morning News regarding her appointment as president of the Council of Superior Court Judges. The article was written by Jan Skutch and appeared on 4/29/13. Read the full article.

Teilhet Opens Plaintiffs' Firm After Heading Advocacy Group
Alumnus Robert B. Teilhet (J.D.'00) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his return to private practice after serving two years as executive director of Georgia Conservation Voters. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared on 4/24/13. Read the full article
Related article: Representing 'regular folks'- Former state rep. makes Marietta home to new law firm by Rachel Miller for The Marietta Daily Journal on 5/15/13.

Norman Fletcher honored at UGA's 2013 Alumni Awards Luncheon
Norman S. Fletcher (J.D.'58) received one of three prestigious alumni merit awards presented at the UGA Alumni Association awards luncheon for demonstrating a commitment to bettering the University of Georgia. The luncheon took place on 4/19/13. See the full details

Norman Fletcher honored at UGA Alumni Association luncheon
Alumnus Norman S. Fletcher (J.D.'58) was featured in the Rome News-Tribune for receiving a prestigious alumni merit award presented at the University of Georgia Alumni Association awards luncheon. The article appeared on 4/19/13. Read the full article

Athens attorney wins Benham Award for arts efforts
Alumna Laura Christian Nehf (J.D.'83) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald for receiving the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service. The article was written by staff reporters and appeared on 4/13/13. Read the full article

Superior Court Judge Rumer designated to serve on case at Georgia Supreme Court
Alumnus William C. Rumer (J.D.'75) was featured in the Columbus Ledge Enquirer regarding his appointment to serve on the Supreme Court of Georgia in an appeal case. Rumer is a Superior Court Judge and will serve in place of Justice Keith Blackwell. The article was written by Stephanie Pedersen and appeared on 4/10/13. Read the full article

A tale of two titans
Alumnus James E. Butler Jr. (J.D.'77) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his successful career as a plaintiffs' lawyer. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and appeared on 3/21/13. Read the full article

The late Otis Brumby Jr. receives Hero Award
Alumnus Otis A. Brumby Jr. (LL.B.'65) was featured in the Marietta Daily Journal for receiving the Open Government Hero Award by the Georgia First Amendment Foundation for his achievements during his lifetime. Brumby passed away at the age of 72 after a battle with prostate cancer. The article was written by Leo Hohmann and appeared on 3/16/13. Read the full article

UGA building to be named after former Gov. Busbee
Alumnus and former Georgia Gov. George D. Busbee (LL.B.'52) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding the University of Georgia naming one of its residence halls in his memory. Busbee passed away in 2004. The article appeared on 3/13/13. Read the full article

Community leaders honored by Boy Scouts
Alumnus Daniel J.Porter (J.D.'81) was featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post for receiving the Scott Hudgens Distinguished Citizen Award at the American Values Dinner that benefits the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The article was written by Keith Farner and appeared on 3/5/13. Read the full article

Savannah man appointed to Georgia Board of Regents
Alumnus Don L. Waters (J.D.'78) was featured in the Savannah Morning News for his appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. The article was written by Jenel Few and appeared on 3/4/13. Read the full article

Frank Beckum, a great Georgian, has died
Alumnus H. Frank Beckum (J.D.'56) was featured in The Florida Times-Union regarding his influence during his lifetime. Beckum passed away in February from failing health. The article was written by Terry Dickson and appeared on 2/21/13. Read the full article

Harold Clarke, former state Supreme Court justice, dies
Alumnus Harold G. Clarke (J.D.'50) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his influential role as chief justice for the Georgia Supreme Court. Clarke passed away at the age of 85 from a prolonged illness. The article was written by Bill Rankin and appeared on 2/27/13. Read the full article
Justice Harold Clarke personified the ideal of service by Robin Frazer Clark for the Daily Report
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Justice Clarke helped establish ADR system by Edith B. Primm for the Daily Report 3/7/13

Court delivers justice for juvenile peers
Alumna Emily R. Boness (J.D.'10) was profiled on the University of Georgia's website regarding Peer Court, an innovation in juvenile justice in Athens where local youth volunteers serve as judges, bailiffs, advocates and jurors and hear the cases of first-time juvenile offenders. Boness started the court nearly a year ago and hopes to expand the program to other communities around the state. Read the full article

UGA College of Education doctoral student receives top sport/recreation law association award
Alumna Natasha T. Brison (J.D.'98) was featured on UGA Today for receiving the 2013 Maloy Student Research Award from the Sport and Recreation Law Association, the highest recognition of accomplishment in student research this academic organization gives. The article was written by Lauren Mayo and appeared on 2/21/13. Read the full article

Atlanta immigration lawyer to head aid group
Alumnus Dale M. Schwartz (J.D.'68) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his appointment as the new chairman of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a nonprofit organization. The article was written by Adina Solomon and appeared on 2/18/13. Read the full article

Lawyer to Head Firm Running Football Hall of Fame
Alumnus John W. Stephenson Jr. (J.D.'00) was featured on 41 NBC News regarding his appointment as president and chief operating officer of the firm in charge of building and operating the national College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The article was written by the Associated Press and appeared on 2/5/13. Read the full article

‘True Believers in Justice’
Alumnus Travis A. Williams (J.D.'08) was featured in The New York Times regarding his role in the documentary “Gideon’s Army,” which features the work Williams has done as a public defender. The film will appear at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and later on HBO. The article was written by Dawn Porter and appeared on 1/23/13. Read the full article

Chief judge likes 'real world'
Alumna Pamela D. South (J.D.'88) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her role as the chief judge of the Gwinnett County State Court. The article was written by Mark Niesse and appeared on 1/23/13. Read the full article

Governor taps Carla Wong McMillian to Court of Appeals
Alumna Carla Wong McMillian (J.D.'98) was featured in the Daily Report regarding her recent appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal as the new judge on the state Court of Appeals. The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and appeared on 1/17/13. Read the full article
Related articles: New Court of Appeals judge rode fast track to appointment by Alyson M. Palmer for the Daily Report on 1/22/13
Deal puts first Asian-American on state appellate court by Bill Rankin for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 1/16/13

New law firm opens in Athens
Alumnus William H. Kimbrough Jr. (J.D.'73) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald for opening The Kimbrough Law Firm in Athens, Ga. The article appeared on 1/12/13. Read the full article

Covington resident named to Leadership Ga.
Alumnus Michael G. Geoffroy (J.D.'01) was featured in the Covington News for being inducted into the Leadership Georgia class of 2013, a prestigious organization that includes community and state leaders. The article appeared as a staff report on 1/12/13. Read the full article

U.S. Embassy Libya: New Chargé d' Affaires William Roebuck assumes office
Alumnus William V. Roebuck Jr. (J.D.'92) was featured on Diplopundit.net regarding his arrival in Tripoli as the new U.S. Chargé d' Affaires to Libya. The article was written by Domani Spero and appeared on 1/9/13. Read the full article

Sally Quillian Yates joins AGAC
Alumna Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86) was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle for her appointment to vice chair of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys. The article was written by Jacques Couret and appeared on 1/7/13. Read the full article

Judge wrote new chapter in state judicial history
Alumna Rufe McCombs Maulsby (LL.B.'42) was featured in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer regarding her distinguished career in the Georgia judiciary. Considered a "trailblazer," Maulsby was the first woman in Georgia elected to be a judge without prior appointment. She passed away in December at the age of 94. The article appeared on 1/2/13. Read the full article.
Related articles: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

 

 

2012

 

Ardent GC deals with regulations, litigation
Alumnus Stephen C. Petrovich (J.D.'91) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his work as the general counsel, senior vice president and secretary of Ardent Health Services. The article was written by Mary Welch and appeared on 12/12/12. Read the full article

Judge David Motes: Justice isn’t one size fits all
Alumnus T. David Motes (J.D.'80) was featured on ClickThePaper.com regarding his experiences in his 17 years of service as a judge. The article was written by LeAnne Akin and appeared on 12/8/12. Read the full article

Above the Clouds
Alumnus Josh Gunnemann (J.D.'06), a civil litigator with Rogers & Hardin, was featured in the Daily Report regarding his new favorite pastime - flying. The article was written by Mary Helen Martin and appeared on 12/7/12. Read the full article

Georgia Trust’s Mark McDonald to take volunteer role with National Trust
Alumnus Mark C. McDonald (J.D.'82) was featured on Saporta Report for his election as chair of the National Trust Partners Network, as well as for his role as an ex-officio member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's board. The article was written by Maria Saporta and appeared on 12/5/12. Read the full article  McDonald was also featured on Saporta Reporting regarding his passion for historic preservation. The article was written by Chris Schroder and appeared on 11/26/12. Read the full article

T. Joseph Campbell retiring as DA
Alumnus T. Joseph Campbell (J.D.'74) was featured in Neighbor Newspapers regarding his retirement as district attorney for the Cherokee Circuit after 20 years of service. The article was written by Monica Burge and appeared on 12/4/12. Read the full article

Taking care of business for R.E.M.
Alumnus Bertis E. Downs IV (J.D.'81) was featured in the Daily Report regarding his involvement with the band R.E.M. The article was written by Shawn Bratton and appeared on 11/30/12. Read the full article

Social Circle picks new city judge
Alumnus David F. Dickinson (J.D.'85) was featured in the Covington News for his appointment as the new municipal court judge for Social Circle, Ga. The article was written by Danielle Everson and appeared on 11/29/12. Read the full article

Birmingham lawyer Kira Fonteneau hired to lead Jefferson County's first public defender office
Alumna Kira Y. Fonteneau (J.D.'05) was featured on AL.com for her recent appointment to lead the Jefferson County Public Defender Office in Birmingham, Ala. The article was written by Kent Faulk and appeared on 11/28/12. Read the full article

Lawyer cites dance as leadership skill way into law
Alumna Terri R. Stewart (J.D.'06) was featured in the Daily Report regarding the influence of dance on her life. The article was written by Mary Helen Martin and appeared on 11/16/12. Read the full article

President Obama Nominates Seven to the United States District Courts
Alumna Valerie Caproni (J.D.'79) was recently one of seven individuals nominated by President Obama for District Court judgeship. The article appeared on 11/14/12. Read the full article

Judge swears in son
Alumnus Matthew J. Neill (J.D.'12) was featured in the Cleburne Times-Review for being sworn into the practice of law by his father, Judge John Neill. The article was written by Matt Smith and appeared on 11/14/12. Read the full article

A Dog Named "Uga"
Alumnus Frank W. "Sonny" Seiler (J.D.'57) was featured on WRBL News 3 regarding the tradition of "Uga," the mascot for the University of Georgia. Seiler has provided Georgia's mascot since 1956 and is currently the owner of Russ, who was officially named "Uga IX" in September. The article was written by Phil Scoggins and appeared on 11/7/12. Read the full article

Georgia Law alum named finalist in national legal writing contest
Alumnus William R. Gignilliat IV (J.D.'12) was a finalist in the 2012 Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing contest sponsored by the Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation. Gignilliat's paper was titled "The Presumption against Extraterritoriality and the Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Discovery Rules" and was sponsored by Talmadge Chair Peter B. Rutledge. Read the full article

Judge Glanville gets promotion to general
Alumnus Ural Glanville (J.D.'87) was featured in the Daily Report for his promotion to brigadier general. Glanville is currently deployed to Afghanistan as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. The article was written by Greg Land and appeared on 11/5/12. Read the full article

Gainesville attorney Brim named Fellow by American College of Trial Lawyers
Alumnus James E. Brim III (J.D.'79) was featured in the Gainesville Times for his initiation as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. The article appeared on 11/3/12. Read the full article

Haslam appoints Keith Siskin to 16th Circuit
Alumnus M. Keith Siskin (J.D.'97) was recently appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to the 16th Judicial District Circuit Court, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties in Tennessee. The article was released by the Associated Press and appeared on 10/29/12. Read the full article

Slideshow: Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2013 ‘Places in Peril’
Alumnus Mark C. McDonald (J.D.'82) was quoted in the Atlanta Business Chronicle regarding the top places in Georgia that the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has declared on the verge of peril. McDonald serves as president and CEO of the trust. The article was written by Maria Saporta and appeared on 10/24/12. Read the full article

Sandy Springs Resident Appears on 'Jeopardy!'
Alumnus Jeffrey Huong (J.D.'12) was featured in Sandy Springs Patch for competing on an episode of "Jeopardy!" The article was written by Adrianne Murchison and appeared on 10/8/12. Read the full article

Judge George Kreeger to remain on Cobb drug court
Alumnus George H. Kreeger (J.D.'66) was featured in the Daily Report for his retirement from the Cobb County Superior Court bench after 33 years of service. He will still hold senior judge status and preside over the Cobb County Drug Treatment Court. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and appeared on 9/28/12. Read the full article

Evans woman will celebrate survival at Ironman
Alumnus Todd M. Boudreaux (J.D.'94) and his wife Nikki Boudreaux were featured in The Augusta Chronicle for the anniversary of Nikki's miraculous survival of an arteriovenous malformation rupture. The article was written by Chris Gay and appeared on 9/29/12. Read the full article

How I Got Here: Merrill Lynch's Buck Wiley
Alumnus Floyd M. Wiley III (J.D.'91) was profiled in Bloomberg Businessweek for his experiences abroad as well as his career advancements. The article was written by Kate Abbott and appeared on 10/2/12. Read the full article

Several wonderful lives
Alumnus Bernard J. Mulherin (LL.B.'59) was featured in The Augusta Chronicle for his various leadership roles as well as his commitment and contribution to his community. Mulherin passed away on 9/17/12 at the age of 80. The article appeared on 9/22/12. Read the full article

McClendon joins Guardianship Office Board
Alumnus James C. McClendon II (J.D.'86) was featured in The Lake Wales News for serving on the board of directors of the Guardianship Office of the Tenth Circuit, a nonprofit organization that provides guardians to oversee medical care for individuals. The article was written by Cassie Jacoby and appeared on 9/30/12. Read the full article

Otis A. Brumby III becomes publisher; Lee B. Garrett named general manager
Alumni Otis A. Brumby III (J.D.'06) and Lee Brumby Garrett (J.D.'99) were featured in the Cherokee Tribune as the new publisher and general manger, respectively, of the Cherokee Tribune, Journal and Neighbor Newspapers. The article was written by Jon Gillooly and appeared on 9/28/12. Read the full article

Falcons honor Luis Aguilar through NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards
Alumnus Luis A. Aguilar (J.D. '79) was recently selected to receive the National Football League Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award by the Atlanta Falcons. The award recognizes the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market. The article appeared on 9/25/12. Read the full article

Hot market for Supreme Court clerks
Alumnus Brian C. Lea (J.D.'09) was featured in the Daily Report for being one of last term's Supreme Court law clerks in demand for a position at a big law firm. Lea was recruited from the chambers of Justice Clarence Thomas to work for Jones Day. The article was written by Tony Mauro and appeared on 9/17/12. Read the full article

Goals met, Judge Watson White re-retires at 91
Alumnus Judge Watson L. White (LL.B. '50) was recently featured in the Daily Report for his re-retirement as a senior judge. White served on the Cobb County Superior Court before going back to work as one of four senior judges. White announced his re-retirement two weeks ago due to failing health. The article appeared on 9/17/12. Read the full article

Eleven Georgia Law alumni named to UGA’s 40 Under 40
More than 25 percent of the UGA Alumni Association's 40 Under 40 Class of 2012 are Georgia Law graduates. This annual honor recognizes alumni campus-wide who are making an impact, demonstrating a commitment to UGA and aspiring to uphold the principles of wisdom, justice and moderation. Those named to this year's list are: Lisa R. Blanco (J.D.'98), Jennifer L. Chapman (J.D.'02), C. Andrew Childers (J.D.'98), Jehan Y. El-Jourbagy (J.D.'03), Stacey G. Evans (J.D.'03), Kelly D. Kautz (J.D.'02), Amy E. Loggins (J.D.'99), Patrick N. Millsaps (J.D.'00), John W. Stephenson Jr. (J.D.'00), Robert B. Teilhet (J.D.'00) and Joby F. Young (J.D.'09). Read the full article

Tribune publisher dies after two-year battle with cancer
Alumnus Otis A. Brumby Jr. (J.D.'65) was featured in the Cherokee Tribune for his leadership, passion and dedication as the publisher of the Marietta Daily Journal and Cherokee Tribune for nearly half a century. Brumby passed away at the age of 72 after a two-battle with prostate cancer. The article was written by Joe Kirby and appeared on 9/8/12. Read the full article

A Flowchart Approach to California’s New Apportionment Regime
Alumnus Daniel L. Eggerman (J.D.'12) recently published an article in the Tax Analysts regarding California apportionment law. The article appeared on 9/3/12.

Linebacker. Actor. Lawyer.
Alumnus Jeffrey Y. Lewis (J.D.'82) was featured in the Daily Report for his roles as a linebacker for the University of Georgia, as an actor in various movie, TV and stage roles, and now as a partner and litigator at Arnall Golden Gregory in Atlanta. The article was written by Paul Shea and appeared on 8/31/12. Read the full article

Travis Williams, 29, Northeastern Judicial Circuit assistant public defender
Alumnus Travis A. Williams (J.D.'08) was featured in the Daily Report's annual pick of Georgia lawyers under 40 for his dedication and persistence in his work as a public defender. The article was written by Kathleen Baydala Joyner and appeared on 8/27/12. Read the full article

Charles "Chuck" Clay Jr., 38, Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial
Alumnus Charles L. Clay Jr. (J.D.'99) was featured in the Daily Report's annual pick of Georgia lawyers under 40 for his work as one of Weinberg Wheeler's top national litigators. The article appeared on 8/27/12. Read the full article

Sales and Use Taxation of Daily Deal Vouchers
Alumnus Andrew D. Grace (J.D.'12) recently published an article in the Tax Analysts regarding daily deal vouchers. The article appeared on 8/27/12.

Savannah newsmakers
Alumni Michael K. Dennard (J.D.'84) and Andrei Ionescu (J.D.'12) were featured in the Savannah Morning News for their appointments as deputy chief assistant of State Court Division for the Chatham County District Attorney's Office and as associate for the Conner Law Group, respectively. . The article appeared on 8/26/12. Read the full article

Miami-Dade judge at ground zero of South Florida's foreclosure crisis
Alumna Jennifer Bailey (J.D.'83) was featured in The Miami Herald regarding the foreclosure crisis in South Florida. The article was written by Martha Brannigan and appeared on 8/19/12. Read the full article

Recent UGA graduates launch start-up mobile gaming company
Alumnus Christian Boyd Rhodes (J.D.'12) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald for being one of the founders of Aristobot, a start-up mobile gaming company which plans to launch its first mobile game to the market. The article was written by Satyam Kaswala and appeared on 8/19/12. Read the full article

New justice leaves paper trail
Alumnus Keith R. Blackwell (J.D.'99) was featured in the Daily Report for his appointment to the Georgia Supreme Court and the uniqueness of his previous job serving on the Georgia Court of Appeals. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and appeared on 8/15/12. Read the full article

Lawyer reinvents self in bad economy
Alumnus Richard S. Alembik (J.D.'91) was featured in the Daily Report for his ability to adapt to the slumped economy by changing the focus of his practice from commercial real estate development and title work to foreclosure defense and consumer protection. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and appeared on 8/14/12. Read the full article

Update: Former Columbus Mayor Frank Martin
Alumnus Frank K. Martin (J.D.'64) was featured in the Columbus Ledger Enquirer for his reputation as an accomplished attorney and his service as mayor to Columbus, Ga., since 1990. Martin passed away from complications of pancreatic cancer on 8/12/12 at age 73. The article was written by Chuck Williams and appeared on 8/12/12. Read the full article

Inc., Profiling Joey Loudermilk
Alumnus Joey M. Loudermilk (J.D.'78) was featured in Profile magazine for his humble approach and strong ethics in both life and at work as the general counsel of Aflac. The article was written by Ruth E. Dávila and appeared in the July/Aug/Sept 2012 issue. Read the full article

Deal taps Branch, Ray for Court of Appeals
Alumnus William M. Ray II (J.D.'90) was featured in the Daily Report for his appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to replace Keith Blackwell on the Georgia Court of Appeals. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and appeared on 7/26/12. Read the full article

Bibb's state Teacher of the Year leaves "to grow personally and professionally"
Alumnus and 2012 Georgia Teacher of the Year Jadun O. McCarthy (J.D.'05) was featured in The Telegraph for his choice to leave teaching to pursue other opportunities. The article was written by Andrea Castillo and appeared on 7/20/12. Read the full article

Lisa Colbert named judge-designate for Chatham County Juvenile Court
Alumna Lisa Goldwire Colbert (J.D.'94) was recently featured in the Savannah Morning News for being appointed unanimously as the new Chatham County Juvenile Court Judge effective Sept. 28. The article was written by Jan Skutch and appeared on 7/21/12. Read the full article

Teaming up for justice: Carley, Gregorys to offer consulting service
Alumnus and former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice George H. Carley (LL.B.'62) was featured in the Daily Report for his collaboration with former Justice Hardy Gregory Jr. and his wife in working together to offer services to lawyers who are looking for extra advice on their cases. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and appeared on 7/20/12. Read the full article

Gov. Deal swears in Ga. Supreme Court justice
Alumnus Keith R. Blackwell (J.D.'99) was mentioned in the Daily Report for being sworn in by Gov. Nathan Deal as the newest justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. The article appeared on 7/19/12. Read the full article

Brunswick Judicial Circuit getting new public defender
Alumnus Kevin R. Gough (J.D.'87) was recently featured in The Florida Times-Union for his appointment as the new public defender of the five-county Brunswick Judicial Circuit effective Aug. 6. The article was written by Terry Dickson and appeared on 7/17/12. Read the full article

Sidney O. Smith Jr., 88: Former U.S. district judge
Former U.S. District Judge and alumnus Sidney O. Smith Jr. (LL.B.'49) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for being a champion for justice, education and family. Smith recently passed away at the age of 88 from cancer complications. The article was written by Michelle E. Shaw and appeared on 7/15/12. Read the full article

Former UGA Tennis Captain, Hartman Award winner Cohn dies at 95
Alumnus Aaron Cohn (LL.B.'38) was featured on georgiadawgs.com for his lifelong contributions to UGA and to the legal profession. Cohn, who was a retired judge and a former recipient of the distinguished service scroll from the law school, passed away at the age of 95. The article appeared on 7/5/12. Read the full article

A Leap of Faith: Beth Sanders gives up a lucrative law career for a place on the pulpit, finding her way back to a Rome church after being gone for 30 years
Alumna Elizabeth M. Sanders (J.D.'93) was featured in the Rome News-Tribune for her decision to change career paths and become a pastor. The article was written by Severo Avila and appeared on 7/1/12. Read the full article

Trey Phillips, 43: 'This guy was living life'
Alumnus Trey E. Phillips (J.D.'05) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the impact he had both in and out of the courtroom. Phillips recently passed away in a motorcycle accident. The article was written by Michelle E. Shaw and appeared on 6/27/12. Read the full article

Blackwell chosen as Gov. Deal's first pick to Ga. Supreme Court
Alumnus Keith R. Blackwell (J.D.'99) was recently appointed to serve as Georgia's next Supreme Court justice. The article appeared in the Daily Report on 6/26/12. Read the full article

Lisenby honored as OurTown Hero
Alumnus Michael B. Lisenby (J.D.'74) was awarded the OurTown Hero Award by the Swainsboro City Council. The article appeared in My Swainsboro News on 6/12/12. Read the full article

Outstanding Service Award
Alumna Kathy S. Palmer (J.D.'79) was featured in FACS Magazine for receiving the 2012 FACS Outstanding Service Award. The article appeared in the spring 2012 issue. Read the full article

Lawyer Snapshot: Michele L.A. Rollins
Alumna Michele L.A. Rollins (J.D.'01) was featured in The Daily Record - Jacksonville. The article appeared on 6/18/12. Read the full article

Atlanta Trial Attorney Marc Howard Appointed GTLA Education Chair
Alumnus Marcus E. Howard (J.D.'93) was recently appointed as the new Education Chair for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA). The article appeared in PRLog on 6/12/12. Read the full article

Attorney James Pannell cited for professionalism, integrity
Alumnus James L. Pannell (J.D.'74) was mentioned in the Savannah Morning News for receiving the 2012 Frank Cheatham Professionalism Award for his integrity in law practice. The article was written by Jan Skutch and appeared on 6/9/12. Read the full article

Father and son open law office in Aiken
Alumnus Caleb C. Connor (J.D.'06) has collaborated with his father, Ken Connor, and opened a law firm in Aiken, Ga. Alumna Anne K. Moore (J.D.'06) has also joined the team as a staff attorney. The article was featured in the Aiken Standard and was written by Anna Dolianitis. It appeared on 6/5/12. Read the full article

Tela Names Intellectual Property Lawyer as General Counsel
Alumna Elizabeth H. Stewart (J.D.'93) was appointed as Vice President, General Counsel of Tela Innovations. The article appeared in Marketwire on 6/04/12. Read the full article

The Westminster Schools Honor Arnall Golden Gregory Partner Jeffrey Lewis
Alumnus Jeffrey Y. Lewis (J.D.'82) was awarded the 2012 Alumnus Service Award from The Westminster Schools. The article appeared in Citybizlist Atlanta on 5/30/12. Read the full article

New chief justice sworn in for brief spell
Alumnus George H. Carley (LL.B.'62) was sworn in as the 29th chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. The article was written by Kate Brumback and appeared on 5/29/12. Read the full article

Crawford Corporate Counsel Amy Loggins named to the Georgia Chamber Law & Judiciary Committee
Alumna Amy E. Loggins (J.D.'99) was recently appointed as a member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Law & Judiciary Committee. The announcement appeared in PR Newswire on 5/17/12. Read the full article

U.S. Judge Charles Pannell to take senior status.
Alumnus Charles A. Pannell Jr. (J.D.'70) was featured in the Daily Report for his announcement that he will take senior status after his birthday in January 2013. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and appeared on 5/10/12. Read the full article

Yarbrough: Getting a lesson in the majesty of the law
Alumna Lisa Godbey Wood (J.D.'90) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding her successful legal career. The article was written by Dick Yarbrough and appeared on 4/30/12. Read the full article

First Drug Court commencement announced for Barrow County
Alumnus Jason J. Deal (J.D.'96) was featured in the Barrow Journal for being selected as the keynote speaker for the Piedmont Judicial Circuit's first Drug Court commencement. The article appeared on 4/27/12. Read the full article

Cobb middle school student files suit alleging cyberbullying
Alumna Natalie S. Woodward (J.D.'02) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding a middle schooler in Cobb County who is filing a defamation suit against two of her classmates for creating a fake Facebook page using her name. The article was written by Gracie Bonds Staples and appeared on 4/27/12. Read the full article
Read additional articles: Fulton County Daily Report, 4/26/12

Rutgers scholar chronicles trial of Susan B. Anthony in book
Alumna Natalie E.H. Hull (J.D.'85) is featured on NJ.com for her book detailing the trial of Susan B. Anthony. The article appeared 4/22/12 and was written by John Barna. Read the full article

Five years later, the Irish wake that Tom Murphy deserved
Georgia's political crowd turned out for the dedication of a replica of the late Thomas B. Murphy's office at the University of West Georgia. This 1949 alumnus, who passed away in 2007, served as Georgia's speaker of the House for 28 years. The article appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 4/19/12 and was written by Jim Galloway. Read the full article
Read additional articles: Times-Georgian, 4/19/12

Longtime Bibb County Probate Court judge says he won't run for re-election
Alumnus William J. "Bill" Self (J.D.'74) was featured in The Macon Telegraph regarding his decision to not seek re-election and instead pursue semiretirement. The article was written by Amy Leigh Womack and appeared on 4/16/12. Read the full article

Ex-UGA player Mark Lewis hired for key NCAA post
Alumnus Mark A. Lewis (J.D.'92) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his new post as the National Collegiate Athletic Association's executive vice president for championships and alliances. The article was written by Tim Tucker and appeared on 4/11/12. Read the full article

From Lawndale to Rome, Bangladesh and beyond
Alumna Ertharin Cousin (J.D.'82) was featured in the Chicago Tribune regarding her recent appointment as executive director of the United Nations' World Food Program.  The article was written by Katherine Skiba and was published 4/3/12. Read the full article

Pushing an unpopular cause
Alumnus Frank D. LoMonte (J.D.'00) was featured in Georgia Magazine regarding his work as executive director of the Student Press Law Center in Arlington, Va. The article was written by John W. English and appeared in the March 2012 issue of the magazine. Read the full article

One "lucky dog"
Alumnus Michael D. Simpson (J.D.'75) was featured in Georgia Magazine regarding his legal career with the National Education Association. The article was written by Kelley Simmons and appeared in the March 2012 issue of the magazine. Read the full article

Judge Dale P. Smith, 58: Dispensed justice and Tootsie Rolls from the bench
Alumnus Dale P. Smith (J.D.'85) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his career as a magistrate judge in Stephens County, Ga. Smith passed away unexpectedly on 3/10/12. The article was written by Michelle E. Shaw and appeared on 3/12/12. Read the full article.

Hill named one of top women lawyers
Alumna Janet E. Hill (J.D.'82) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald for being named one of the top 50 women lawyers in Georgia. The article appeared on 3/11/12. Read the full article.

Federal Dogs
Alumni Luis Aguilar (J.D.'79), Mamie Kresses (J.D.'82) and Valerie Caproni (J.D.'79) were featured in Georgia Magazine for being counted among UGA's Federal Dogs.  The article appeared in the March 2012 issue.  Read the full article

Judge Palmer receives college's Outstanding Service Award
Alumna Kathy Stephens Palmer (J.D.'79) was featured in The Swainsboro Forest-Blade for being awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at UGA. The article appeared on 3/6/12. Read the full article

Albany judge to hear GA Supreme Court case
Alumnus Stephen S. "Steve" Goss (J.D.'86) was featured on the Albany, Ga., news station website, WALB.com, for being designated to serve in place of Justice Hugh Thompson in the appeal of the Georgia Supreme Court case, Danenberg v. State. The article appeared on 3/1/12. Read the full article
Read additional articles: Albany Herald, 3/1/12

River Basin Center legal fellow elected to State Bar's Environmental Law Section
Alumna Katherine A. "Katie" Sheehan (J.D.'08) was featured on the UGA Today website for being elected as a member-at-large of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. The article was written by Beth Gavrilles and appeared on 2/29/12. Read the full article

Mythic Warrior is Captive in Global Art Conflict
Alumna Terressa M. "Tess" Davis (J.D.'09) was featured in The New York Times regarding the legal issues of retrieving a thousand-year-old Cambodian statue from a New York auction house. The article was written by Tom Mashberg and Ralph Blumenthal and appeared 2/28/12. Read the full article

Journal publisher Brumby honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Alumnus Otis A. Brumby (LL.B.'65) was featured in The Marietta Daily Journal for being honored with the Cobb County Lifetime Achievement Award. The article was written by Kim Isaza and appeared on 2/24/12. Read the full article

Council nominates Odell to Recorder's Court
Alumna Tammy Cox Stokes (J.D.'87) was featured in the Savannah Morning News for being appointed as the new Chatham County Recorder's Court chief judge. The article was written by Lesley Conn and appeared on 2/24/12. Read the full article

Stuckey Benfield joins GreenLaw; will not seek re-election
Alumna Stephanie Stuckey Benfield (J.D.'92) was featured in the Champion Free Press regarding her announcement to become the new executive director of GreenLaw, an environmental advocacy organization dedicated to clean air and clean water for Georgia. The article appeared on 2/22/12. Read the full article
Read additional articles: NeighborNewspapers.com, 3/7/12

Augusta attorney named St. Patrick's grand marshal
Alumni Patrick J. "Pat" Rice (LL.B.'66) and Bernard J. Mulherin (LL.B.'59) were featured in The Augusta Chronicle regarding the Irish-American Heritage Society's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Rice was named the 2012 parade grand marshal and Mulherin helped form the Irish American society in Augusta during 1977. The article was written by Meg Mirshak and appeared on 2/17/12. Read the full article

Public defender sworn in as new magistrate
Alumnus Benjamin R. "Ben" Makin (J.D.'04) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding his new post as an associate magistrate court judge for Athens-Clarke County. The article was written by Joe Johnson and appeared on 2/17/12. Read the full article

Who's Who: Patrick Sendolo
Alumnus Patrick Sendolo Wonzon (J.D.'03) was featured in the Africa Energy Intelligence newsletter for being appointed as Liberia's mines and energy minister. The article appeared on 2/15/12. Read the full article

Hollingsworth makes 'legal eagle' list
Alumnus Thomas F. Hollingsworth (J.D.'04) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald for being named to Georgia Trend magazine's 2011 Legal Elite. The article appeared on 2/11/12. Read the full article

Atlanta litigator part of 'Operation Babylift'
Alumna Tiana S. Mykkeltvedt (J.D.'03) was featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle regarding her association to President Gerald Ford's "Operation Babylift," a mission that delivered 3,300 infants and children from Vietnam to adopting families in the U.S., during 1975. The article was written by Kat Greene and appeared on 2/10/12. Read the full article

Poston tapped as new DA for district
Alumnus Herbert M. "Bert" Poston (J.D.'92) was featured in the Dalton Daily Citizen for being appointed as the new district attorney for the Conasauga Judicial Circuit, which covers two Georgia counties, Whitfield and Murray. The article was written by Mark Millican and appeared on 2/10/12. Read the full article

People You Should Know: Joan T.A. Gabel
Alumna Joan T.A. Gabel (J.D.'93) was featured in the Columbia Business Times regarding her responsibilities as dean of the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business. The article appeared on 2/3/12. Read the full article

Confirmation Hearings Begin Tomorrow, Nominees Flood Senate with CVs
Alumnus Patrick Sendolo Wonzon (J.D.'03) was featured in the Liberian Daily Observer regarding his confirmation hearings as a minister-designate for lands, mines and energy. The article appeared on 1/31/12. Read the full article

Richmond County probate judge to retire
Alumnus Isaac S. "Buddy" Jolles (LL.B.'53) was featured in The Augusta Chronicle regarding his upcoming retirement from the Richmond County probate judge post. The article was written by Kyle Martin and appeared on 1/30/12. Read the full article

Barry Phillips, 82, helped city prepare for 1996 Olympics
Alumnus Barry Phillips (LL.B.'54) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his role in the preparation of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He died on Jan. 23, 2012, at age 82. The article was written by Michelle E. Shaw and appeared on 1/25/12. Read the full article

Ertharin Cousin of USA to Lead World Food Programme
Alumna Ertharin Cousin (J.D.'82) was featured on the Environment News Service website regarding her appointment as executive director of the United Nations' World Food Programme. The article appeared on 1/17/12. Read the full article

Okla. Sharia ban is 'likely unconstitutional'
Alumnus Muneer O. Awad (J.D.'09) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding the constitutionality of an Oklahoma ballot initiative that banned the practice of Sharia law, which is the religious law of Islam. The article was written by Amanda Bronstad and appeared on 1/12/12. Read the full article

Duane Morris names Woody Jameson to head firmwide Intellectual Property Practice
Alumnus L. Norwood "Woody" Jameson (J.D.'88) was featured on PR Newswire regarding his recent appointment as leader of Duane Morris LLP's nationally ranked Intellectual Property Practice Group. The article appeared on 1/9/12. Read the full article

EOA to hold 40th Martin L. King, Jr. Celebration
Alumnus Charles B. "Charlie" Mikell (J.D.'76) was featured in The Savannah Tribune for being an honoree at the Economic Opportunity Authority's 40th observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. The article appeared on 1/4/12. Read the full article

Lawyer Snapshot: Amanda Eaton Ferrelle
Alumna Amanda Eaton Ferrelle (J.D.'04) was featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record for her community involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters. The article appeared on 1/2/12. Read the full article

 

 

2011

 

The Honorable Steve C. Jones
Alumnus Steve C. Jones (J.D.'88) was featured in The University of Georgia Magazine for his dual role as a U.S. district judge and president of the UGA Alumni Association. The article was written by Allyson Mann and appeared in the December 2011 issue of the magazine. Read the full article

State association honors Hall assistant public defender
Alumnus Travis A. Williams (J.D.'08) was featured in the Gainesville Times for receiving the "Assistant Circuit Defender of the Year" award, which is an honor given by the Georgia Association of Circuit Public Defenders. The article was written by Patrick Stoker and appeared on 12/17/11. Read the full article

Auslander named Clarke state court judge
Alumnus Charles E. "Chuck" Auslander (J.D.'97) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald for being appointed chief judge of the Clarke County state court. The article was written by Blake Aued and appeared on 12/16/11. Read the full article

Changes afoot at longtime law firm Wood, Odom & Edge
Alumni Gus L. Wood (J.D.'61), Arthur B. "Skin" Edge (J.D.'80) and H. Parnell Odom (J.D.'71) were featured in The Newnan Times-Herald regarding changes to their law firm, Wood, Odom & Edge. The article was written by Jeff Bishop and appeared on 12/11/11. Read the full article

Luis A. Aguilar Sworn in for Second Term as SEC Commissioner
Alumnus Luis A. Aguilar (J.D.'79) was featured on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website for being sworn in to serve his second term as a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The article appeared on 12/8/11. Read the full article

Celebrating the Successes of UGA Alumni
Three Georgia Law alumni, Chris D. Clayton (J.D.'83), Christopher C. "Chris" Welton (J.D.'85) and James H. "Jim" Moore (J.D.'81), were featured in the 2012 listing of the Bulldog 100, a program that annually determines and awards the fastest growing businesses that are owned and operated by UGA alumni. Read the full listing

Powerful Judge John Henry Land dies at age 93
Alumnus John H. Land (LL.B.'39) was featured in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer regarding his long-lasting judicial career. He died on Nov. 30, 2011, at age 93. The article was written by Tim Chitwood and appeared on 12/2/11. Read the full article

Bald is beautiful for lawyer's ads
Alumnus Chandler W. Mason (J.D.'97) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report for the advertising techniques of his law firm, Mason & Associates. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared on 11/30/11. Read the full article

Hodges Joins Georgia Chamber Board
Alumnus Kenneth B. "Ken" Hodges (J.D.'91) was featured on Citybizlist Atlanta regarding his recent appointment to the 2012 Board of Directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The article appeared on 11/30/11. Read the full article

New prosecutor drawn to Rabun
Alumna Emma A. "Maggie" Hastings (J.D.'10) was featured in The Clayton Tribune regarding her new position as an assistant district attorney for the Mountain Judicial Circuit. The article was written by Blake Spurney and appeared on 11/30/11. Read the full article

Judge wins Square Knot Award
Alumnus Joe C. Bishop (J.D.'82) was featured in the Albany Herald for being awarded the American Legion Post 30's Square Knot Award for his dedication and work to assist in the success of the American Legion's scouting program. The article appeared on 11/29/11. Read the full article

Judge spoke the honest truth — even if he was a Gator
Alumnus J.D. Smith (J.D.'71) was featured in the Gainesville Times regarding his upcoming retirement from the Georgia Court of Appeals. The article was written by Harris Blackwood and appeared on 11/20/11. Read the full article

A knack for custom interiors
Alumna Hope R. Arbery (J.D.'93) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding her custom interiors firm. The article was written by Michelle Hiskey and appeared on 11/17/11. Read the full article

Governor appoints Marietta attorney to gov't commission
Alumnus W. Heath Garrett (J.D.'95) was featured in The Marietta Daily Journal regarding his appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission. The article was written by Geoff Folsom and appeared on 11/17/11. Read the full article

Six Finalists named for Court of Appeals
Alumni John C. Pridgen (J.D.'75) and Mary E. Staley (J.D.'78) were featured in the Fulton County Daily Report for being candidates for the soon vacant seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and appeared on 11/16/11. Read the full article

Hall native to retire from Court of Appeals
Alumnus J.D. Smith (J.D.'71) was featured in the Gainesville Times regarding his retirement from the Georgia Court of Appeals on Dec. 31, 2011. The article was written by Patrick Stoker and appeared on 11/11/11. Read the full article

Doyle named UGA vice president for government relations
Alumnus J. Griffin "Griff" Doyle (J.D.'79) was featured on the UGA News Service website regarding his new position as the vice president for government relations at the University of Georgia. The article was written by Tom Jackson and appeared on 11/10/11. Read the full article

Brock Clay adds partner from Marietta boutique
Alumnus Charles L. "Chuck" Bachman (J.D.'99) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his new position as partner with Brock, Clay, Calhoun & Rogers. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared on 11/9/11. Read the full article

Busbee receives lifetime achievement award
Alumnus and former Georgia Gov. George D. Busbee (LL.B.'52) was featured in the Cordele Dispatch for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for the 2011 Governor's International Awards. Busbee passed away in 2004. The article appeared on 10/29/11. Read the full article

Randy Evans is GOP Lawyer of the Year
Alumnus J. Randolph "Randy" Evans (J.D.'83) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report for receiving the Republican Lawyer of the Year Award, an honor sponsored by the Republican National Lawyers Association. The article was written by Mark Niesse and appeared on 10/27/11. Read the full article

JNC receives 23 nominations for Appeals Court
Six Georgia Law alumni were featured in the Fulton County Daily Report for being potential successors to Presiding Judge J.D. Smith (J.D.'72) of the Georgia Court of Appeals. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and appeared on 10/25/11. Read the full article

Hamilton McWhorter Jr., former Senate secretary
Alumnus Hamilton McWhorter (J.D.'36) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his career in Georgia legislature, spanning more than five decades. He died on Oct. 18, 2011 at age 98. The article was written by Christopher Seward and appeared on 10/22/11. Read the full article
Read additional articles: ATLaw Blog, 10/20/11

On the Stand: James B. Ford, Ford & Murphy, P.C., Kalamazoo
Alumnus James B. "Jim" Ford (J.D.'76) was featured in Michigan Lawyers Weekly regarding his legal career. The article was written by Douglas J. Levy and appeared on 10/14/11. Read the full article

Biotech CEO rejoins old friends at Ballard Spahr
Alumnus David G. Perryman (J.D.'86) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his new position with Philadelphia-based general practice firm Ballard Spahr. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared on 10/12/11. Read the full article

Meet the winners of service awards
Alumnus Dean W. Russell (J.D.'87) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report for receiving the Atlanta Bar Association's Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year award for his work with the Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Project. The article was written by Mary Smith Judd and appeared on 10/7/11. Read the full article

A conversation with ... Tennessee coach Derek Dooley; Vols battling 'youth and inexperience'
Alumnus Derek V. Dooley (J.D.'94) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his position as head coach at the University of Tennessee. The article was written by Chip Towers and appeared on 10/6/11. Read the full article

Carley to resign from court early
Alumnus George H. Carley (LL.B.'62) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his decision to leave Georgia's highest state court in July 2012. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and appeared on 10/5/11. Read the full article

Georgia Teacher of the Year to Speak at Berry
Alumnus Jadun O. McCarthy (J.D.'05) was featured on the Berry College website regarding his speaking engagement at the institution during October 2011. The article was written by Allison Segrest and appeared on 10/5/11. Read the full article

Local judge to fill in for Supreme Court justice
Alumnus Harry Jay Altman II (J.D.'75), chief judge of the Superior Court for the Southern Judicial Circuit, was featured in The Moultrie Observer regarding his temporary appointment to the Georgia Supreme Court. The article appeared on 9/28/11. Read the full article

5 Questions with Kathryn Elizabeth Rhodes: 'Stay-at-home lawyer' enjoys flexible schedule
Alumna Kathryn E. Rhodes (J.D.'06) was featured in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer regarding her work as a stay-at-home lawyer and mother. The article appeared on 9/26/11. Read the full article

Smith to leave Georgia Court of Appeals
Alumnus J.D. Smith (J.D.'72) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his leaving the post of presiding judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia at the end of 2011. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and appeared on 9/20/11. Read the full article

UGA chapter of Blue Key Honor Society will honor three with its service award
Alumni David E. Ralston (J.D.'80) and Charles J. "Charlie" Bethel (J.D.'01) were featured on the UGA News Service website regarding their selection to receive a service award from the UGA chapter of the Blue Key National Honor Society. The article was written by Juliett Dinkins and appeared on 9/13/11. Read the full article

Note from President of UGA Alumni Association
Alumnus Steve C. Jones (J.D.'87) was featured in the September 2011 issue of Georgia Magazine regarding his new appointment as UGA Alumni Association president. Read the full article

Bringing justice to a foreign land
Alumnus Thomas C. "Tom" Rawlings (J.D.'92) was featured in the September 2011 issue of Georgia Magazine regarding his work with the International Justice Mission. Read the full article

On the Rise 2011
Alumni Michael L. Goldberg (J.D.'97) and Jeffrey P. Shiver (J.D.'04) were two of 13 professionals featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding their journeys to successful law careers. Read the full article

Carley to serve brief term as chief justice
Alumnus George H. Carley (LL.B.'62) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his temporary appointment as chief justice for the Georgia Supreme Court. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and appeared on 9/9/11. Read the full article

The first GC at Homeland Security
Alumnus Joe D. Whitley (J.D.'75) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his memories of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The article was written by Jonathan Ringel and appeared on 9/6/11. Read the full article

Longest Serving Juvenile Court Judge Steps Down at age 95
Alumnus Aaron Cohn (LL.B.'38) was featured on The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange website regarding his retirement from the bench. Cohn has served as a Columbus judge since 1965. The article appeared on 8/29/11. Read the full article

To friend or not to friend?
Alumni J. Randolph Evans (J.D.'83) and Joshua B. Belinfante (J.D.'03) have published an article in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding the issue of judges engaging in social networking. The article appeared on 8/26/11. Read the full article

K&S transplants add litigation capabilities to IP boutique
Alumnus Stephen M. Schaetzel (J.D.'82) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his new position with Intellectual Property boutique McKeon, Meunier, Carlin & Curfman. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared on 8/24/11. Read the full article

Emmet J. Bondurant, Esquire, to Receive 2011 American Inns of Court Lewis F. Powell Jr. Award for Professionalism and Ethics
Alumnus Emmet J. Bondurant (LL.B.'60) was featured on Business Wire's website for being selected to receive a prestigious award for professionalism and ethics. The article appeared on 8/24/11. Read the full article

Intrigue with a Southern twist
Alumnus Robert A. "Rob" Whitlow (J.D.'79) was featured in SouthPark Magazine, a publication of The Charlotte Observer, regarding his latest novel, "Water's Edge," which will debut in bookstores August 2011. The article was written by Emily Snow and appeared on 8/23/11. Read the full article

Happiness = Success
Alumnus Emmet J. Bondurant (LL.B.'60) was one of five senior Atlanta lawyers featured in the Fulton County Daily Report who are still actively practicing law at age 75 and beyond. The article was written by Michelle Hiskey and appeared on 8/22/11. Read the full article

On the Rise: Jeffrey P. Shiver
Alumnus Jeffrey P. "Jeff" Shiver (J.D.'04) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his work as a litigation attorney. The article was written by Greg Land and appeared on 8/22/11. Read the full article

On the Rise: Michael L. Goldberg
Alumnus Michael L. Goldberg (J.D.'97) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his work as a personal injury lawyer. The article was written by Greg Land and appeared on 8/22/11. Read the full article

Meet Bobby Soper
Alumnus Robert J. "Bobby" Soper (J.D.'97) was featured in the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader regarding his work as president of the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino. The article was written by Alan K. Stout and appeared on 8/21/11. Read the full article

McDade to head state DA group
Alumnus David J. McDade (J.D.'82) was featured in the Douglas County Sentinel regarding his recent election as president of the Georgia District Attorneys Association. The article was written by Helen McCoy and appeared on 7/30/11. Read the full article

City's ethics officer resigns to take job with Georgia Supreme Court
Alumna Virginia L. "Ginny" Looney (J.D.'85) was featured in Creative Loafing Atlanta regarding her decision to become a clerk for the Georgia Supreme Court. The article was written by Thomas Wheatley and appeared on 7/21/11. Read the full article

Savannah-Chatham school board's Greg Sapp named State Court judge
Alumnus Gregory V. "Greg" Sapp (J.D.'86) was featured in the Savannah Morning News regarding his recent appointment as Chatham County State Court judge. The article was written by Jan Skutch and appeared on 7/16/11. Read the full article

Sandwich makes unusual move
Alumnus Robert H. Sandwich (J.D.'97) was featured in the Suffolk News-Herald regarding his new post at Stallings & Bischoff, a Virginia law firm. The article was written by Tracy Agnew and appeared on 7/15/11. Read the full article

Coming back strong
Alumnus J. Thomas "Tommy" Vance (J.D.'71) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his journey to recovery after surviving a September 2010 plane crash. The article was written by Tammy Clabby and appeared on 7/14/11. Read the full article

Deal names prosecutor for state post in Houston
Alumna Amy Elaine Smith (J.D.'95) was featured in the Macon Telegraph regarding her new position as state solicitor for Houston County. The article was written by Becky Purser and appeared on 7/8/11. Read the full article

Smith: Visit to small town renews hopeful feeling
Late alumnus George T. Smith (LL.B.'48) was featured in the Gwinnett Daily Post regarding his dedication to getting an education, despite his age at the time. The article was written by Loran Smith and appeared on 7/7/11. Read the full article

Cotton Board's Gillon to serve as Agricenter chairman
Alumnus William A. "Bill" Gillon (J.D.'83) was featured in the Southwest Farm Press regarding his new post as chairman of the board for Agricenter International, a nonprofit organization and the world's largest urban farm and research test facility. The article was written by Elton Robinson and appeared on 7/1/11. Read the full article

Ex-State Farm stalwart Harper joins plaintiffs' bar
Alumnus Thomas D. Harper (J.D.'77) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his new membership with the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Harper joined GTLA on June 13. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared on 6/29/11. Read the full article

UGA announces interim VPs for public service and outreach, government relations
Alumnus J. Griffin “Griff” Doyle (J.D.'79) has been named the University of Georgia's interim vice president for government relations effective July 1. The media release was written 6/29/11. Read the full release

Downs asks JQC to rule on DA bid
Alumna Doris L. "Dee" Downs (J.D.'81) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding her plans to challenge Fulton District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. for his job next year. The article was written by Greg Land and appeared on 6/28/11. Read the full article

Lawyer Snapshot: Sally Anne Brown
Alumna Sally Anne W. Brown (J.D.'05) was featured in The Daily Record regarding her involvement with the Police Athletic League, a community service organization in Jacksonville, Fla. Brown now serves on PAL's board of directors. The article appeared on 6/20/11. Read the full article

Eating Out; Stalking the not-so-elusive food trucks
Alumnus Gregory "Greg" D. Smith (J.D.'09) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his leadership as president of the Atlanta Street Food Coalition, an organization that works with food trucks in the area by scheduling street setup rotations and keeping the public informed via social media. The article was written by Jill Vejnoska and appeared on 6/19/11. Read the full article

E. Janyce Dawkins succeeds Georgia Law alumnus Steve Shi as interim director of UGA EOO office
Alumnus J. Stephen Shi (J.D.'77) was featured in a University of Georgia press release regarding his outstanding work as director of UGA's Equal Opportunity Office for the past three years. Shi is leaving the office to return to Georgia Law faculty part time and pursue private practice. The article appeared on 6/16/11. Read the full article

Local young lawyer recognized by state bar
Alumna Jennifer A. Campbell (J.D.'07) was featured in the Savannah Morning News for receiving the Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the State Bar of Georgia for her efforts to plan a leadership conference for the state's younger practitioners. The article was written by Jan Skutch and appeared on 6/14/11. Read the full article

On the Record: Josh Watkins, executive director of The Birmingham Angel Network
Alumnus Joshua "Josh" M. Watkins (J.D.'03) was featured in The Birmingham News regarding his work with The Birmingham Angel Network, a venture capitalist group that invests in startups in the Birmingham metro area and across the Southeast. The article was written by Roy L. Williams and appeared on 6/12/11. Read the full article

Aaron Johnson, new Leander ISD trustee emphasizes academic integrity
Alumnus Aaron J. Johnson (J.D.'99) was featured in the Community Impact Newspaper regarding his new role as a Leander, Texas, school board member. The article was written by Taylor Short and appeared on 6/10/11. Read the full article

Mannequins in German Olympic outfits
Alumnus T. Matthew "Matt" Mashburn (J.D.'86) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his hobby of collecting Olympic uniforms worn by German-speaking athletes and the overlap of this hobby with his commercial real estate practice at Stites & Harbison. The article was written by Michelle Hiskey and appeared on 6/9/11. Read the full article

Lawyers from High-profile Plaintiffs Firms Start Their Own
Former classmates and Georgia Law alumni Alan J. Hamilton (J.D.'04) and Jeffrey P. Shiver (J.D.'04) were featured in the Fulton County Daily Report for creating their own firm. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared on 6/1/11. Read the full article 

Jones hailed as he takes his seat on federal bench
Alumnus Steve C. Jones (J.D.'88) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding his investiture ceremony where he formally took his spot as the newest federal judge in the Northern District of Georgia. The article was written by Greg Bluestein and Joe Johnson and appeared on 5/20/11. Read the full article 
Read additional articles: Athens Banner-Herald 5/29/11; Athens Banner-Herald 6/6/11

Tax attorney preserved The 1842 Inn in Macon
Alumnus Milford B. "Mill" Hatcher Jr. (J.D.'73) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his contributions to the field of law throughout his lifetime as well as his preservation of The 1842 Inn. The article was written by Rick Badie and appeared on 5/16/2011. Read the full article

Moves: Julia Houston to Convergys Corporation
Alumna Julia A. Houston (J.D.'95) was featured in Corporate Counsel regarding her new position as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Convergys Corporation. The article was written by Rob Mackay and appeared on 5/23/11. Read the full article

Attorney honored during Savannah Bar Law Day celebration
Alumnus Wade W. Herring II (J.D.'83) was featured in the Savannah Morning News regarding his receipt of the Savannah Bar Association's Robbie Robinson Award. The article was written by Jan Skutch and appeared on 5/19/11. Read the full article

Love for landscapes
Alumna Kimberley J. Hale (J.D.'98) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding her passion for environmental law and art. The article was written by Michelle Hiskey and appeared on 5/12/11. Read the full article

Judge puts out welcome mat - but be ready
Alumna Kathryn J. Tanksley (J.D.'83) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding her demeanor in the courtroom and her expectations of the lawyers who argue before her. The article was written by Katheryn Tucker and appeared on 5/11/11. Read the full article

In his blood
Alumnus David E. Ralston (J.D.'80) was featured in Georgia Magazine regarding his position as speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives and the path that led him there. The article was written by Kelly Simmons and appeared in the March edition of the magazine. Read the full article

Bibb County language arts teacher is state Teacher of the Year
Alumnus Jadun O. McCarthy (J.D.'05) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding being selected the Peach State's Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Department of Education.  The article was written by Maureen Downey and published on 5/6/11. Read the full article
Read additional article: The Republic, 5/7/11;  Atlanta Business Chronicle, 5/10/11

Jones honored for accomplishments, contributions
Alumnus Steve C. Jones (J.D.'88) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding a hometown celebration of his confirmation as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Local government officials remarked on Jones' accomplishments. The article was written by Blake Aued and appeared on 5/2/11. Read the full article
Read additional article: Fulton County Daily Report, 5/2/11

Lawyer's Facebook page became tornado lifeline
Alumnus McCracken "Ken" Poston (J.D.'85) was featured in The Fulton County Daily Report regarding his Facebook page being used as a source for updates and memorials after the tornado destroyed much of Ringgold, Ga. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and appeared on 4/29/11. Read the full article

Jones embraces career milestone
Alumnus Steve C. Jones (J.D.'88) was featured in The Fulton County Daily Report regarding his legal career to this point and his future as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and appeared on 4/13/11. Read the full article

Why students depend on the First Amendment
Alumnus Frank D. LoMonte (J.D.'00) was featured in the Iowa State Daily regarding his Free Speech Day talk concerning Iowa's standing as one of eight states that give free speech rights beyond the required First Amendment. The article was written by Alli Kolick and appeared on 4/12/11. Read the full article

Rucker named GPS distinguished alumna for 2011
Alumna Shelly Rucker (J.D.'82), a federal bankruptcy judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, has been named the Girls Preparatory School Distinguished Alumna Award winner for 2011. The article appeared on 4/2/11. Read the full article

Benefit held to recognize Judge Smith
Alumnus Sidney O. Smith Jr. (J.D.'49) was featured in The Gainesville Times regarding a benefit held in his honor for his service as a 35-year Brenau University trustee and loyal supporter. The article was written by Erin Rossiter and appeared on 3/24/11. Read the full article

Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP announces big honor for John B. Manly
Alumnus John B. Manly (J.D.'08) was featured in a press release regarding his selection for the 2011 Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy of the State Bar of Georgia. The release appeared on 3/22/11. Read the full article

Deal appoints Robert D. Alexander as State Court Judge
Alumnus Robert D. Alexander (J.D.'99) was featured in The Gainesville Times regarding his recent appointment to the Georgia State Court of Jackson County. The article appeared on 3/21/11. Read the full article

Professor vetted for 11th Circuit
Alumna Daisy Hurst Floyd (J.D.'80) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding her potential nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and appeared on 3/16/11. Read the full article

Judge Jones: Judge of character
Alumnus Steve C. Jones (J.D.'88) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding his time as a judge for the Western Circuit Superior Court and his journey to being named to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The article was written by Blake Aued and appeared on 3/13/11. Read the full article

St. Patrick's Day Rugby Tournament gets bigger and better
William E. "Bill" Dillard (J.D.'87) was featured in the Savannah Morning News for playing rugby. The article was written by Mike Brown and it appeared 3/13/11. Read the full article

U.S. attorney honored by ASU Alumni Association
Edward J. "Ed" Tarver (J.D.'91) was featured in The Augusta Chronicle regarding his receipt of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Augusta State University Alumni Association. It appeared on 3/10/11. Read the full article

Clarke Central grad makes a splash on reality TV
Alumna Phaedra Parks (J.D.'98) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding her role on the reality TV show "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." The article was written by Beth Jones and appeared on 3/6/11. Read the full article

Charles 'Chuck' Driebe, 77, longtime Democratic Party loyalist
Alumnus Charles J. Driebe (J.D.'58) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his lifelong commitment to the Democratic party and service to the Atlanta community. The article was written by J.E. Geshwiler and appeared on 3/5/11. Read the full article
Additional articles: Son remembers Charles J. 'Chuck' Driebe, Fulton County Daily Report 3/11/11; Chuck Driebe remembered as pioneer, Fulton County Daily Report 3/23/11; Friends invited to remember Driebe with stories, Fulton County Daily Report 3/24/11

Jones sworn in to Northern District bench
Alumnus Steve C. Jones (J.D.'88) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report for being sworn in on March 4, 2011 as a U.S. District Court judge. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and appeared on 3/4/11. Read the full article
Read additional articles: Athens Banner-Herald

DA's office welcomes new assistant
Peter Boehm (J.D.'96) was featured in the Covington News regarding his appointment as assistant district attorney in the Newton County District Attorney's Office. The article was written by Amber Pittman and appeared 2/13/11. Read the full article

Multi-unit franchisee Lawrence "Doc" Cohen named to International Franchise Association's Hall of Fame
Lawrence J. Cohen (J.D.'64), a franchisee of the Great American Cookie Company, was named to the IFA's Hall of Fame. The article was released on 2/14/11. Read the full article

Gelaye appointed new dean of students
Enku Gelaye (J.D.'97) was featured in The Massachusetts Daily Collegian regarding her appointment to associate vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life and dean of students for The University of Massachusetts. The article appeared on 2/9/11. Read the full article

Ambassador to Tajikistan: Who is Kenneth Gross, Jr.?
Alumnus Kenneth E. Gross Jr. (J.D.'75) was featured on AllGov.com regarding his career accomplishments and appointment to Ambassador to Tajikistan. The article was written by Matt Bewig and appeared on 2/6/11. Read the full article

Diversity At King & Spalding: Fully Embedded In Firm Culture
Alumnus Samuel M. Matchett (J.D.'84) was featured in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel for being named chair of King & Spalding's Diversity Committee. The article appeared on 1/31/11. Read the full article

Long honors late judge with portrait
Alumnus Richard D. Phillips (LL.B.'63) was memorialized by community leaders at a portrait unveiling at the Long County courthouse. The article was written by Mike Riddle and appeared in the Coastal Courier on 1/22/11. Read the full article

Georgia's Power List
Alumni Wyck A. Knox Jr. (LL.B.'64), Charles A. Pannell Jr. (J.D.'70) and Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86) were listed in Georgia Trend's "100 Most Influential Georgians." The list includes "people who affect the course of events in Georgia [and] who influence what you think and how you live during the toughest economic era since the Great Depression." Also, alumni Otis A. Brumby Jr. (LL.B.'65), Pierre Howard (J.D.'68) and Jim Pannell (J.D.'74) were listed as Georgia Trend's "Notable Georgians." These lists were released in the Jan. 2011 edition of Georgia Trend. Read the full article

Felton Jenkins - an extraordinary man
Alumnus A. Felton Jenkins Jr. (LL.B.'65) was memorialized in the Fulton County Daily Report. The article was written by Robert L. Steed and appeared on 1/20/11. Read the full article

Morgan County son Felton Jenkins memorialized in moving service
Alumnus A. Felton Jenkins Jr. (LL.B.'65) was featured in the Morgan County Citizen regarding his accomplished legal career, including his service with the Georgia Board of Regents. The article was written by Katie Davis Walker and appeared on 1/14/11. Read the full article

Youthful Blackwell is steady and measured
Alumnus Keith R. Blackwell (J.D.'99) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his appointment to the Georgia Court of Appeals by former Gov. Sonny Perdue. Alumnus John J. Ellington (J.D.'85) was also mentioned in the article for being appointed to a Georgia appellate court in his thirties. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and appeared on 1/11/11. Read the full article

Shell research analyst in our nation's capital
Alumna M. Katherine Shell (J.D.'10) was featured in The Newnan Times-Herald regarding her being sworn in to practice law by alumnus and Superior Court Judge William F. Lee (J.D.'68) before returning to Washington, D.C., where she is a research analyst for the U.S. Chamber for Legal Reform. Read the full article

Remember the time
Alumnus Adrian Patrick (J.D.'94) was featured in Columns as part of a feature on the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of UGA. He was one of five UGA alumni - each from a different decade - selected to share about their experiences while attending the university. Read the full article

Jenkins recalled as model regent
Alumnus A. Felton Jenkins Jr. (LL.B.'65) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding his outstanding work as vice chairman of the University System Board of Regents. The article was written by Lee Shearer and appeared on 1/4/2011. Read the full article

 

 

 

2010

 

Assistant DA to target drugs
Emma A. Hastings (J.D.'10) was featured in The Toccoa Record for her new position as assistant district attorney for the Mountain Judicial Circuit in Georgia. The article was written by Todd Truelove and appeared on 12/16/10. Read the full article

Jennifer Ammons, Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) director, makes prestigious list
Alumna Jennifer Greene Ammons (J.D.'94) was featured in a Georgia Department of Driver Services press release for being named one of Georgia's Legal Elite for Government Affairs in the most recent GeorgiaTrend magazine. The release appeared on 12/7/10. Read the full release

Georgia's chief law enforcement officer speaks at post
Alumnus Edward J. Tarver (J.D.'91) was featured in The Fort Gordon Signal for his speech on illegal drug trafficking and gang involvement in drug distribution in Georgia. The article was written by Bonnie Heater and appeared on 12/3/10. Read the full article

Mississippi Business Journal's Leadership in the Law 2010: Dorsey Carson Jr., Burr & Forman, LLP
Alumnus Dorsey R. Carson Jr. (J.D.'96) was featured in the Mississippi Business Journal for his recognition as a leader in the law for 2010. The article was written by Lynn Lofton and appeared on 11/21/10. Read the full article

Smooth confirmation hearing for judge
Alumnus Steve C. Jones (J.D.'88) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding his judicial confirmation hearing for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The article was written by Blake Aued and appeared on 11/18/10. Read the full article

Lipshutz's historic contributions will be remembered
Alumnus Robert "Bob" J. Lipshutz (J.D.'43) was featured in The Daily Report for his outstanding legal career. As legal counsel to President Carter, Lipshutz helped shape post-Watergate ethics rules and wrote the executive order creating the Presidential Commission on the Holocaust which ultimately lead to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Lipshutz passed on Nov. 6, 2010. The article was written by Stuart E. Eizenstat and appeared on 11/16/10. Read the full article

New book by KSU alum and professor captures lives of iconic Atlanta twins
Alumnus Neil L. Wilkinson (L.L.M.'00) was featured in a Kennesaw State University press release regarding a signing event for his new book Running on Full: The Story of Ruth & Ruby Crawford. The release appeared on 11/11/10. Read the full article

Oklahoma Shariah Ban Is Blocked
Alumnus Muneer O. Awad (J.D.'09) was quoted in The Wall Street Journal regarding his suit against an Oklahoma voter referendum that singles out Islamic law as a threat to the state. The article was written by Jess Bravin and appeared on 11/9/10. Read the full article
Additional articles: USA Today 12/9/10

Trustees Name Graduate School for Judge Smith, Approve Nursing Doctorate Program for 2011
Alumnus Sidney O. Smith Jr. (J.D.'49) was featured in a recent press release by Brenau University for having all of its graduate programs named for him because of his efforts as a member of the university's governing board. Read the full article

Crawford's Amy Loggins Presented with Association of Corporate Counsel Award
Alumna Amy E. Loggins (J.D.'99) was featured in a recent press release by Crawford Company for being presented with the Jonathan A. Silber Outstanding Committee Member of the Year Award from the Association of Corporate Counsel. The release was written by Stephanie Zercher and appeared on 11/4/10. Read the full article

Yee Family Legacy at the University of Georgia
Alumnus Allen W. Yee (J.D.'03) reflected on his memories of the law school when he was featured in the UGA Office of Gift & Estate Planning eNewsletter for his generous contribution to Georgia Law. The article was written by Mary L. McCormack and appeared in the Nov. 2010 issue. Read the full article

Cancer did not define Alston partner's life
The life of alumna Laura Lewis Owens (J.D.'85) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report after her eight-year battle with breast cancer. The article was written by Jane Thorpe and appeared on 11/2/10. Read the full article

Jones files papers for federal judgeship
Alumnus Steve C. Jones (J.D.'88) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding his potential confirmation for a U.S. District Court judgeship. The article was written by Joe Johnson and appeared on 10/25/10. Read the full article

Women's Health Advocates
Alumni from the Blasingame, Burch, Garrard and Ashley law firm were featured in Southern Distinction magazine. Gary B. Blasingame (J.D.'61), Henry G. Garrard III (J.D.'71), Andrew J. Hill III (J.D.'77), James B. Matthews (J.D.'83) and Joshua B. Wages (J.D.'98) were all featured for their commitment to advocating for women's health. The article was written by Krista Franks and appeared in the Oct. 2010 issue.

Governor announces judicial appointments
Alumnus Keith R. Blackwell (J.D.'99) was featured in The Cedartown Standard for being appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals by Gov. Sonny Perdue. The article appeared on 10/20/10. Read the full article

My Office: Plaques are just the beginning
Alumnus Nathaniel Lee (J.D.'82) was featured in Indystar.com's series "My Office." The article was written by Chris Sims and appeared on 10/10/10. Read the full article

Dooley's Vols come to Athens
Alumnus Derek V. Dooley (J.D.'94) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his coaching accomplishments and ties to UGA. The article was written by Tim Tucker and appeared on 10/8/10. Read the full article

Who's Who in Law and Accounting
Sixteen alumni were highlighted in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who in Law and Accounting." The article appeared on 10/8/10. Read the full article

Environmental Lawyer and Business Litigator Craig Pendergrast Joins Taylor English
Alumnus Craig K. Pendergrast (J.D.'84) was featured on PR.com for joining the Atlanta law firm Taylor English Duma. The article was written by Annette Boyle and appeared on 10/2/10. Read the full article

Jefferies Names New General Counsel
Alumnus Michael J. Sharp (J.D.'91) was featured on Benzinga.com for being named the executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Jefferies Group Inc. The article appeared on 9/21/10. Read the full article

Whitfield native gets 4-H Green Jacket Award
Alumnus C. Randall Nuckolls (J.D.'77) was featured in the The Daily Citizen for receiving the 2010 Green Jacket Award at the 68th Annual Georgia 4-H Congress. The article was written by the Georgia 4-H Foundation and appeared on 9/24/10. Read the full article

Bishop Eddie Long, B.J. Bernstein a media-savvy courtroom competitor
Alumna B.J. Bernstein (J.D.'87) was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for her media-savvy approach to high profile cases. The article was written by Jeremy Redmon and appeared on 9/23/10. Read the full article

Gwinnett's largest firm adds new partner
Alumnus R. Matthew "Matt" Reeves (J.D.'03) was featured in The Weekly for becoming a partner at Andersen, Tate & Carr. The article appeared on 9/21/10. Read the full article

Ga. House Speaker to visit GSW Sept. 29
Georgia House Speaker and alumnus David E. Ralston (J.D.'80) was featured in the Americus Times-Recorder for being selected as the speaker for Georgia Southwestern State University's convocation ceremony on Sept. 29. The article appeared on 9/9/10. Read the full article

Board names new Altamaha Riverkeeper
Alumna Sonja M. Cox (J.D.'00) was featured in The Brunswick News for being named the Altamaha Riverkeeper. The article appeared on 9/9/10. Read the full article

Home sweet home
Alumna Heather Benham (J.D.'03) was profiled in The University of Georgia Magazine for her work with the Athens Land Trust, a nonprofit that strives to preserve natural resources and to build green, affordable housing. The article was written by Allyson Mann and appeared in the September 2010 edition of the magazine. Read the full article

Local law firm honored for giving to UGA
Alumnus J. Anderson "Andy" Davis (J.D.'84) was quoted in the Rome News-Tribune after his firm was named the inaugural  winner of Georgia Law's Firm and Corporation Alumni Challenge. The firm achieved 100 percent giving participation from Georgia Law graduates to win the competition. The article was written by Lydia Senn and appeared on 9/8/10. Read the full article

Bright Star: Adam Land
Alumnus Adam B. Land (J.D.'08) was featured as an Athens "Bright Star" in the Athens Banner-Herald. The article was written by Erin Rossiter and appeared on 9/6/10. Read the full article

Bright Star: Janna Landreth
Alumna Janna Knight Landreth (J.D.'01) was featured as an Athens "Bright Star" in the Athens Banner-Herald. The article was written by Don Nelson and appeared on 9/6/10. Read the full article

Bright Star: Kevin Lang
Alumnus Kevin V. Lang (J.D.'01) was featured as an Athens "Bright Star" in the Athens Banner-Herald. The article was written by Don Nelson and appeared on 9/6/10. Read the full article

Wood named new chief administrative law judge
Alumnus F. Maxwell Wood (J.D.'85) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report for being appointed chief judge of the Office of State Administrative Hearings. The article was written by Alyson M. Palmer and appeared on 8/31/10. Read the full article

Smith recalled as underdog's ally
Alumnus George T. Smith (J.D.'48) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report for his legal career that spanned seven decades. The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and appeared on 8/25/10. Read the full article

Gerrard chosen new CEO at ACTION Inc.
Alumnus Gary Gerrard (J.D.'79) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald for being selected as the new chief executive officer for the nonprofit ACTION Inc. The article appeared on 8/21/10. Read the full article

Judge Arnold Shulman, 1914-2010
Alumnus Arnold Shulman (J.D.'36) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report for his legal accomplishments including becoming the first Jewish Chief Judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals. The article appeared on 8/12/10. Read the full article

On the rise: 10 to watch
Alumni Joshua B. Belinfante (J.D.'03) and Brett M. Willis (J.D.'03) were featured in the Fulton County Daily Report for the annual pick of Georgia lawyers under 40 who should be on readers' radar. Read the full article

Obama taps Jones for federal court
Alumnus Steve C. Jones (J.D.'87) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald for his nomination by President Barack Obama to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The article was written by Allison Floyd and appeared on 7/15/10. Read the full article

On Capitol Hill, Ways and Means staff director wields rare power
Alumna Janice A. Mays (J.D. '76) was featured in The Washington Post regarding her 35-year service as staff director of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. The article was written by Mary Ann Akers and appeared on 6/14/10. Read the full article

Three to be judged for court
Alumni N. Michele Harris (J.D.'01) and William M. "Bill" Overend (J.D.'02) are two of three finalists being considered by the Athens-Clarke Commission for an Athens-Clarke County Municipal Court judgeship. The article was written by Blake Aued and appeared on 6/16/10 in the Athens Banner-Herald. Read the full article

Yates installed as federal prosecutor
Alumna Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald for being sworn in as the chief federal prosecutor of the Northern District of Georgia. The article appeared on 6/12/10. Read the full article

Chief judge has need for speed
Alumna Cynthia D. Wright (J.D.'77) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding her new role as chief judge of the Fulton County Superior Court. The article was written by Greg Land and appeared on 6/6/10. Read the full article

Howard recognized by the Georgia Senate
Alumnus Pierre Howard (J.D.'68) was formally recognized by the Georgia Senate on April 27, 2010, for his selfless, efficient and effective service to the state. Read the full transcript

Wood becomes chief U.S. judge
Alumna Lisa Godbey Wood (J.D.'90) was featured in the Augusta Chronicle regarding her officially becoming the first female chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. The article was written by Teresa Stepzinski and appeared on 5/6/10. Read the full article

'Great partnership'
Alumni John Phinizy (J.D.'85) and Norman Fletcher (J.D.'58) were featured in Columns regarding the rapid growth of the Arch Foundation and their consecutive reigns as chairmen. The article was written by Sam Fahmy and appeared on 4/26/10. Read the full article

Judge Darden keeps lawyers in mind
Alumnus David P. Darden (J.D.'83) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his service as a Cobb County State Court Judge.  The article was written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker and appeared on 4/27/10. Read the full article

District judge ready for chief post
Alumna Lisa Godbey Wood (J.D.'90) was featured in The Brunswick News regarding her upcoming transition into the role of chief judge of the Southern District of Georgia. The article was written by Louie Brogdon and appeared on 4/19/10. Read the full article

Athens judge eyed for bench
Alumnus Steve C. Jones (J.D.'87) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his potential nomination to a federal judgeship in Georgia's Northern District in Atlanta. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and appeared on 4/20/10. Read the full article

Yates makes low-key transition to U.S. attorney
Alumna Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86) was featured in the Fulton Country Daily Report regarding her confirmation as the U.S. district attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and appeared on 4/12/10. Read the full article

Howell honored by Super Lawyers again
Alumnus Robert D. "Robb" Howell (J.D.'98) was featured in The Moultrie Observer regarding his inclusion in the 2010 Rising Stars listing in Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.  The article was written by John Oxford and appeared on 3/31/10.  Read the full article

During career, lawyer has had his share of high-profile cases
Alumnus Edward T.M. Garland (LL.B.'65) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his career defending celebrities, athletes and alleged killers. The article was written by Tom Sabulis and appeared on 3/28/10.
Read the full article

Shyam Reddy named Regional Administrator of GSA Southeast Region
Alumnus Shyam Reddy (J.D.'00) was featured on the Web site of the U.S. General Services Administration for being appointed to serve as the Regional Administrator of GSA's Southeast Sunbelt Region. The article was written by Chris Hoagland and appeared on 2/23/10. Read the full article

Martin takes oath in 11th Circuit investiture
Alumna Beverly B. Martin (J.D.'81) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding her installment as a judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Read the full article

Senate confirms Yates as U.S. attorney
Alumna Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding her recent confirmation as an U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.  The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and appeared on 3/12/10. Read the full article

Macon lawyer named federal bankruptcy judge
Alumnus James P. Smith (J.D.'81) was featured in The Macon Telegraph regarding his recent appointment to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia. The article was written by Amy Leigh Womack and appeared on 3/2/10. Read the full article

Lawyers try to keep homeland security in forefront
Alumnus Joe D. Whitley (J.D.'74) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his role in a three-day seminar known as the Homeland Security Law Institute. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and appeared on 3/1/10. Read the full article

Local attorney takes on challenges
Alumnus John C. Bell Jr. (J.D.'72) was featured in The Augusta Chronicle regarding his life's work and accomplishments. The article was written by LaTina Emerson and appeared on 2/14/10. Read the full article

UGA Alumni Association announces Bulldog 100
Four Georgia Law graduates were featured in a press release announcing one hundred of the fastest-growing companies owned or operated by UGA alumni. Among those recognized in the "Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses" were James L. Allgood (J.D.'00), Chris D. Clayton (J.D.'83), Samuel J. Grant (J.D.'00) and James H. Moore III (J.D.'81). Read the full release

Benham recalls his journey to state high court
Alumnus Robert Benham (J.D.'70) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his tenure on the Supreme Court of Georgia and the journey that got him there. The article was written by Alyson Palmer and appeared on 2/5/10. Read the full article

Macon native will be new 11th Circuit judge
Alumna Beverly Martin (J.D.'81) was mentioned in the Macon Telegraph regarding her recent confirmation by the Senate to serve as a judge for the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The article appeared on 1/20/10. Read the full article

Derek Dooley introduced as Vols football coach
Alumnus Derek V. Dooley (J.D.'94) was featured on Chattanooga's WRCB-TV's Web site regarding his new position as the head football coach for the University of Tennessee. The article appeared on 1/15/10. Read the full article

Child advocate keeps the faith
Alumnus Thomas C. Rawlings (J.D.'92) was featured in the Fulton County Daily Report regarding his decision to move with his family to Guatemala City to become the Guatemala field office director for the International Justice Mission, a Christian human rights organization. The article was written by Meredith Hobbs and appeared on 1/11/10. Read the full article

Wynne named Superior Court judge by gov.
Alumnus W. Kendall Wynne Jr. (J.D.'87) was featured in the Walton Tribune regarding his selection to serve as the fifth Superior Court judge in the Alcovy Judicial Circuit. The article was written by Brian Arrington and appeared on 1/3/10. Read the full article

 

 

 

2009

 

Appeals court nominee Martin is famously independent
Alumna Beverly Martin (J.D.'81) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding her independence in the court room and her nomination by President Obama to take a seat on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. The article was written by Bill Rankin and appeared on 12/30/09. Read the full article

Perdue names Kelley Superior Court judge
Alumnus Stephen Kelly (J.D.'86) was featured on Jacksonville's WJXT-TV's Web site regarding his appointment to the Brunswick Judicial Superior Court by Governor Sonny Perdue. The article appeared on 12/29/09. Read the full article

Right pick for provost, his fans say
Alumnus Jere Morehead (J.D.'80) was featured in the Athens Banner-Herald regarding his selection as the next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at UGA. The article was written by Lee Shearer and appeared on 12/27/09. Read the full article

Yates nominated as U.S. attorney
Alumna Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding her nomination from President Obama to be the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. The article was written by Mike Morris and appeared on 12/24/09. Read the full article

New House speaker seen as a steady hand
Alumnus David E. Ralston (J.D.'80) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his recent selection to become the next speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. The article was written by James Salzer and appeared on 12/21/09. Read the full article

U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan presents credentials to President Rahmon
Alumnus Kenneth E. Gross (J.D.'78), the Ambassador of the United States of America to Tajikistan, was featured in a U.S. Embassy press release regarding a ceremony during which he presented his credentials to the president of Tajikistan. The press release was sent on 12/14/09.

Food envoy to the world
Alumna Ertharin Cousin (J.D.'82) was featured in the National Journal regarding her appointment by President Obama to serve as ambassador to the three United Nations food agencies in Rome. The article was written by Jerry Hagstrom and appeared on 12/12/09. Read the full article

Justice a unique voice on high court
Alumnus George H. Carley (L.L.B.'62) was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding his life accomplishments and tendencies as a justice for the Supreme Court of Georgia. The article was written by Bill Rankin and appeared on 11/24/09. Read the full article