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Craig Gillen of Gillen Withers & Lake
has represented politicos who have gotten
into hot water. David Worley is at Evangelista Worley and David Moskowitz.
Domestic lawyer Randy Kessler of Kessler
& Solominay is not only sought after for his legal skill,
but also as a lecturer and media commentator. Plaintiff’s
counsel Joe Fried, a founding partner of
Fried Goldberg, has litigated cases in dozens of states and is founder of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys.
Then there’s John G. “Sonny” Morris
and technology practice leader John Yates of Morris,
Manning & Martin, Dennis Cathey of Cathey & Strain
and Paul Weathington of The Weathington Firm. Lance LoRusso, with 30 years
of law enforcement experience, handles
cases ranging from catastrophic personal
injuries to public safety needs— especially
l o russo
law officer-involved shootings. He recently represented two Atlanta police officers
red without due process who were then
reinstated with back pay.
David Hudson of Augusta’s Hull
Barrett rm is an expert in the defamation/libel eld
and has assisted legislators in strengthening open records/meetings laws. He and son Brooks
Hudson are counsel to the Georgia Press
Association. Hudson’s partner J. Chris
Driver is the Columbia County attorney.
Brothers David Bell and John Bell are
well-known Augusta trial attorneys. Other Augusta
Democrats with clout are former state senator Ed
Tarver, his law partner Ed Enoch and
former state Rep. Ben Allen. And Augustan Randy Frails has practice areas
ranging from criminal defense to municipal/government law.
In Perry, former state legislator Larry Walker Jr.
practices law while keeping his nger on the pulse of
Georgia’s political world. In Columbus
Joel Wooten and Jim Butler of Butler,
Wooten & Peak are well-connected in the
business and political world. In Rome
there’s Bob Brinson of Brinson, Askew
& Berry. Steve Scheer represents various Savannah
candidates and officeholders, and past Bar president
Pat O’Connor and Paul Threlkeld represent the
Georgia Ports Authority. In Brunswick/St. Simons,
Jim Bishop represents leading corporate
citizens. Rick Brown Jr. of Macon and
Patrick Cork of Cork & Cork in Valdosta have GOP ties and William “Pope”
Langdale of Valdosta is a former Georgia
Trial Lawyers Association president.
Deserving of mention, too, is the father/son team of
University of Georgia law professor emeritus Ron Carlson and son Mike Carlson,
who is now a Fulton County assistant
district attorney. Proven successes as trial
and appellate attorneys, they taught and
trained countless judges and lawyers in classrooms and
lecture halls across the country. Their books and articles
are quoted authoritatively by high courts.
WellStar Health Systems, Jay Mitchell with
Jackson Healthcare, Timothy Jefferson at
Grady Health System and Thomas Worthy,
Piedmont Healthcare’s vice president of govWorthy
Kimberly Hermann is the general counsel of
the Southeastern Legal Foundation, an Atlanta-based
constitutional law rm and policy center; Georgia’s
American Civil Liberties Union executive
director is liberal activist Andrea Young.
The aforementioned Frank Strickland
is president of the Atlanta chapter of
the constitutionalist Federalist Society.
The incoming president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers
Association is Jonathan Pope, who practices with his
brother Tom Pope at Hasty Pope Davies—
and their father is former Court of Appeals chief judge Marion T. Pope who is
of counsel at the rm.
CORPORATE AT TORNEY S
& L EGAL ORGANIZ ATIONS
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There are countless corporate attorneys who move
easily in Georgia’s corridors of power. Most of these lawyers have appeared in our listing in recent
years, so the following are our select elite:
Delta Air Lines Chief Legal Officer Peter
Carter has been keeping busy after their
CEO attacked the state’s election reform law.
Monica Howard Douglas is Coca-Cola’s general counsel, having just been named. John Tanzine of Columbus
continues to ably represent the Georgia
Crown Distributing Company. Teresa Wynn
Roseborough is with Home Depot. Southern
Company’s general counsel is Jim Kerr and
Meredith Lackey is with Georgia Power.
There’s Tye Darland of Georgia-Pacic, Leo Reichert of
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