Wade Herring (J.D. 1983)
Partner at HunterMaclean, Employment Law
Mr. Herring is a partner at HunterMaclean. With offices in Savannah and Brunswick, Georgia, HunterMaclean is a full service business firm of 57 lawyers. The firm represents a wide variety of companies and individuals in the Southeast and throughout the United States in their legal and business matters in Georgia.
Mr. Herring focuses his practice on employment problems and issues. He became interested in employment law during law school. He was attracted to the “people” aspect of the practice, and no one else in Savannah was focused on that practice area when he started at HunterMaclean in 1985. Before beginning work at HunterMaclean, Mr. Herring clerked for the Honorable Dudley H. Bowen, Jr., a federal district judge in Augusta, Georgia.
Mr. Herring is involved in many charitable and civic organizations. He is a past president of the Savannah Bar Association, a past president of the Savannah East Rotary, and immediate past chair of the board of trustees of Savannah Country Day School. Mr. Herring served a three year term on the Dartmouth Alumni Council and as Dartmouth Class of 1980 secretary for fifteen years. He is currently an at-large state representative on the University of Georgia Law School Alumni Association Council.
Mr. Herring advices law students and recent graduates to be themselves during interviews. Practice confidence and research the firm carefully before the interview. Cultivate mentors and seek them out. Early mentors will shape the balance of a legal career and how an attorney practices law. Mr. Herring says that networking starts now, with law school classmates and former college classmates. Networking, at its best, is about maintaining friendships and connections, sharing milestones, and expressing thanks. Mr. Herring recommends starting with the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia when looking for resources for practice.