Join the
Verner F. Chaffin Society

Individuals who support the University of Georgia School of Law with a planned gift are members of the Verner F. Chaffin Society.  A planned gift can be made through the assignment of a life insurance policy, a retirement plan asset, a charitable gift annuity or through an outright bequest in a will.

This society was created to honor and recognize law alumnus and Fuller E. Callaway Chair Emeritus Verner F. Chaffin (LL.B.'42)(1918-2018).  Joining the faculty in 1958, Chaffin specialized in the fields of wills and trusts, estate planning and federal estate and gift taxation. While noted for his scholarship, Dr. Chaffin was always a favorite among students.  The Verner F. Chaffin Society recognizes not only Dr. Chaffin's contributions to the legal field, but his long service to his alma mater and his generous financial support.

To be eligible for membership in the Verner F. Chaffin Society, donors are asked to notify the law school in writing of their charitable intent for the UGA Foundation by completing the Statement of Future Gifts

If you would like further information about the Verner F. Chaffin Society or to explore planned giving options, please contact the Law School Advancement Office at (706) 542-7959 or

Chaffin Society Members

We are grateful to the alumni / alumnae and friends who have chosen to participate in the school's future success through their planned gifts.

Luis A. & Denise T. Aguilar
Michael L. Baker
Peter L. Banks
Donna G. Barwick
Janet Ellis Beerman
Mr. & Mrs. David B. Bell
Gary L. Bernes
Richard W. Bethea, Jr. & Mildred B. Bethea
Richard Y. Bradley
W. Joseph Bruckner
James E. Butler, Jr.
Elizabeth B. (Beth) and Richard C. Chandler
Robert W. Chasteen, Jr.
John L. Coalson, Jr.
J. Vincent Cook, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald S. Cooper
Dorothy W. Courington
John S. Dalis
Sally Ramsey Daniel
J. Anderson Davis
Joseph W. Dent
B. Lane Fitzpatrick
James L. Ford, Sr.
Warner S. Fox
Dr. Jann Haynes Gilmore
John T. Glover
David F. Golden
J. Wayne Hadden
Robert P. Hall III
Gerald F. Handley
William C. "Bubba" Head
Walter Hellerstein
Jim & Elsie Henderson
Wade W. Herring II
Kay Howington
Dale & Cindy Hughes
Richard H. Jack
LeeAnn Jones & Rebecca Sherrill
Steve C. Jones
Paul V. Kilpatrick, Jr.
Dow N. Kirkpatrick II
Anthony D. Lehman
Mr. & Mrs. Donald A. Loft
Julia LeCraw Mikell
Jere W. Morehead
John T. Newton, Jr.
John S. Noell, Jr.
Keith M. Oelke
Timothy A. Peterson
Sonny Poloche
Neal J. Quirk
David M. Reed
Dudley C. Reynolds
Alan F. Rothschild, Jr.
Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge
Dale M. Schwartz
William J. Self II
David A. Smith
Russell & Judith Smith
Michael E. & Leah Fallin Sumner
Alan N. Sutin
Richard G. Tisinger, Sr. & Marian W. Tisinger
Michael L. Van Cise
J. Thomas Vance
Wiley A. Wasden III
Nancy Marcuz Wech
Rebecca Hanner White
Marlan B. Wilbanks
Susan Jump Wilson
O. Lee Wiseley, Jr.
C. Knox Withers & Tracy L. Rhodes
Lisa Godbey Wood
Laura E. Woodson
Joel O. Wooten
Allen W. Yee
Morris B. Abram
A. Pratt Adams
Raymond J. Adamson
Grace Barnes
Claud B. Barrett
Milton C. Barwick
Harry S. Baxter
Curtis H. Bell
Margaret G. Bode
Jesse G. Bowles, Jr.
Milton F. Brown, Jr.
William Carroll Brown
Benjamin H. Burgess
Harmon W. Caldwell
Nina Rusk Hosch Carson
John D. Cartledge
Verner F. Chaffin, Sr.
Gordon W. Chambers
Newell Edenfield
Jule W. Felton
Thomas F. Green
Freeman R. Hardisty
J. (Jay) Rene' Hawkins, Jr.
Eric M. Holmes
J. Alton Hosch
Edith E. House
Donald P. Gilmore, Jr.
A. Felton Jenkins, Jr.
Inslee M. Johnson
Howard W. Jones
Hamilton Lokey, Sr.
Frank G. Lumpkin, Jr.
H. Marcus Lynch
Luciano A. Marcuz
Mary A. McCravey
Melburne D. McLendon
Henry G. Neal
Richard E. Paulson
Barry Phillips
Carl E. Sanders
Edward S. Sell, Jr.
Alexander W. Smith III
D. Hughes Spalding, Jr.
Gordon L. Sullivan
Fred C. Sweat
Frank M. Swift
Steven J. Thatcher
S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr.
Fred H. Walker
John T. Wasdin
J. Thomas Watson
Richard V. Wellman
James C. Whelchel
Alexander D. Williams
Lucia Smith Wilson
Glenn T. York, Jr.