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                         In 1883, thirty-three attorneys formed the
                         first Georgia Bar Association. The purpose
                         of the Association was to “advance the
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                         of law” and establish cordial dealings
                         between members of the profession. When the State Bar of Georgia was


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                         organized in 1883, there was no Section or Division devoted to the interests
                         of young lawyers because there were no young lawyers practicing in the state
                         of Georgia. Prior to 1946, the Constitution of Georgia and the State Bar rules
                         prohibited anyone under the age of 40 from practicing law. After World War II,
                         however, a change in attitude occurred.

      Facebook                    The Younger Lawyers Section (YLS) was created on May 31, 1947, at
                         the State Bar’s Annual Meeting. The basic structure of the Section consisted
                         of 4 officers, an Executive Committee and Executive Council. The YLS was
                         created in order to further the original goals of the charter members of the
                         State Bar of Georgia, along with fostering among the members of the Bar the
                         principles of duty and service to the public, and to encourage the interest and
                         participation of younger members of the State Bar.

                                   When the YLS was first enacted, all members of the State Bar who had
                         not reached their 36th birthday were automatically members of the YLS. It
                         was later added that attorneys, regardless of age, who had been admitted to
                         their first bar less than three years were also considered members of the YLS.
                         The basic structure and purpose of the organization remain the same today,
                         however, in June of 1998 the Section was renamed the Young Lawyers Division
                         (YLD).

                                 The Young Lawyers Division has been strengthened over the years
                         through guidance by the State Bar of Georgia, its Executive Committee and
                         Board of Governors, the Supreme Court, and through dedicated service
                         rendered by its members. In keeping with its motto of “working for the
                         profession and the public,” the YLD has 25 hard-working committees that
                         provide service to the public and the Bar through an array of projects and
                         programs. Through the years, the Division has also gained national recognition
                         by winning several American Bar Association awards for its projects and
                         publications.
                    2008-2009 YLD Officers                             Name: John B. Jackson, co-chair
                                                                       Nickname: John
Joshua C. Bell, President          Amy Viera Howell, President-Elect   Title: Associate
Kirbo Kendrick & Bell LLC          Department of Juvenile Justice      Employer: Smith, Diment, Conerly, LLP
206 West Water St.                 3408 Covington Highway              Address: 412 Adamson Square
P.O. Box 425                       Decatur, GA 30032                   Carrollton, GA 30117
Bainbridge, GA 39818               Phone: 404-508-7284                 Phone: 770-838-0100
Phone: 229-246-3900                Fax: 404-508-7340                   E-mail: jjackson@smithdiment.com
Fax: 229-246-3318                  amyvhowell@gmail.com
joshbell@kirbokendrick.com                                             Law School: Mercer
                                                                       Date Admitted: November 2003
Michael G. Geoffroy, Treasurer     Stephanie Joy Kirijan, Secretary
Telrite Corporation                Georgia Power                       Practice Areas: Civil Litigation
4113 Monticello St.                241 Ralph McGill Blvd. N.E.
P.O. Box 2207                      BIN 10151                           Community Involvement: Carrollton Ser-
Covington, GA 30014                Atlanta, GA 30308-3374              toma Club, State Mock Trial Competition,
Phone: 678-202-0829                Phone: 404-506-4113                 Carrollton Empty Stocking Fund, Leadership
Fax: 770-202-1305                  Fax: 404-506-4724                   Carroll County.
michael.geoffroy@telrite.com       skirijan@southernco.com
Elena Kaplan, Immediate Past       V. Sharon Edenfield, Newsletter     State Bar Involvement: Leadership Academy, Participant-2007; Leadership
President                          Co-Editor                           Academy Co-Chair, 2008-2009
Jones Day                          Edenfield Cox Bruce & Classens
Ste. 800                           115 Savannah Ave.                   Hobbies: running and sports
1420 Peachtree St., NE             P.O. Box 1700
Atlanta, GA 30309-3053             Statesboro, GA 30459                Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: That I can meet
Phone: 404-581-8653                Phone: 912-764-8600                 lawyers throughout the state with diverse backgrounds and practice areas.
Fax: 404-581-8330                  Fax: 912-764-8862
ekaplan@jonesday.com               sharri@ecbcpc.com
Darrell Lee Sutton, Newsletter
Co-Editor
Bailey Davis Brown & Sutton, LLC
506 Roswell St., Ste. 230
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: 678-385-0385
Fax: 770-293-1216
DLSutton@BaileyDavis.com
Name: Carl Varnedoe, co-chair                                                Name: Sharri Edenfield, immediate past
Nickname: Carl                                                               chair
Title: Associate                                                             Nickname: Sharri
Employer: Baker Donelson                                                     Title: Associate
Address: 923 Washington Avenue                                               Employer: Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens
                                                                             Address: 115 Savannah Avenue
P.O. Box 5047
                                                                             P.O. Box 1700
Macon, GA 31208                                                              Statesboro, GA 30459
Phone: 478-750-0777                                                          Phone: 912-764-8600
E-mail: cvarnedoe@bakerdonelson.com                                          E-mail: sharri@ecbcpc.com

Law School: Mercer                                                           Law School: Mercer
Date Admitted: November 2003                                                 Date Admitted: November 2004

                                                                             Practice Areas: General Civil Litigation,
Practice Areas: Eminent domain/
                                                                             Business Litigation, Domestic Relations,
condemnation                                                                 Estate Planning, Mediation
Community Involvement: Chair, annual                                         Community Involvement: Rotary Club
Department of Family and Children Services                                   of Downtown Statesboro, Professional
Holiday Gift Drive                                                           Women of Statesboro, President of Alpha
                                                                             Gamma Delta House Corporation, UGA-Alumni Association, Bulloch County
State Bar Involvement: YLD Board of Directors                                Bar Association, American Bar Association member and Georgia Trial Lawyers
                                                                             Association
Hobbies: running                                                             State Bar Involvement: YLD Newsletter Co-Editor, YLD Executive Committee
                                                                             Board of Directors, Leadership Academy Co-Chair (2006-present), Leadership
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: that I will        Academy mentee (2006)
encourage further involvement of the Bar's young leaders in worthwhile bar
and civic endeavors.                                                         Hobbies: traveling, reading, cooking, going to UGA football games

                                                                             Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: I can meet
                                                                             other young lawyers in the state and introduce them to the numerous
                                                                             opportunities available for personal and professional growth through the YLD
                                                                             and the State Bar of Georgia.
                                   Name: M. Khurram Baig                          Name: Ashley Daniel Bell
                                   Nickname: Khurram                              Nickname: Ashley
                                   Title: Associate Attorney                      Title: Partner
                                   Employer: Kumar Pathak, LLC                    Employer: Bell & Washington, LLP
                                   Address: 1117 Perimeter Center W               Address: 539 Green St.
                                   Ste. W311                                      Gainesville, GA 30501
                                   Atlanta, GA 30338                              Phone: 770-535-8383
                                   Phone: 678-443-2234                            E-mail: ashley@bellwashington.com
                                   E-mail: mkbaig@kumarpathak.com
                                                                                  Law School: LSU
                                   Law School: Howard                             Date Admitted: May 2006
                                   Date Admitted: June 2004
                                                                                  Practice Areas: Civil Litigation & Family Law
                                   Practice Areas: Litigation (70%), Criminal
                                   Defense (10%), Personal Injury (10%), Sports   Community Involvement: Vice Chair of the
                                   & Entertainment (10%)                          Hall County Board of Commissioners, Rotary
                                                                                  Club of Gainesville, Board of Directors -
                                     Community Involvement: I actively            Boys & Girls Club, City of Gainesville Parks
                                     volunteer with youth groups in both the      & Recreation, Hall County Board of Trustees
                                    local South Asian and Muslim communities.     for the Library System, Junior Chamber of
I also actively volunteer in my hometown of Stone Mountain where I speak          Commerce (JC’s), Prevent Child Abuse Gainesville, and Vision 2030 Hall County
to local elementary, middle and high school students several times a year. I
have been a volunteer little league football coach. I participate in a monthly    State Bar Involvement: Family Law Section, Chattahoochee Inn of Court
feed the homeless program that my family began and continues to operate in
Downtown Atlanta. I am actively involved in the Association of Emory Alumni       Hobbies: Golfing, Youth Motivational Speaker, voter awareness initiatives
as well as the local chapter of the Howard School of Law Alumni Association,
                                                                                  Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to be more
where I serve on the Board of Directors.
                                                                                  knowledgeable than when I began the Academy about my profession and my
State Bar Involvement: I am an active member of the YLD Litigation,               obligation to our justice system.
Minorities in the Profession, Legislative Affairs and High School Mock Trial
committees. Additionally, I sit on the Boards of Directors for the IndusBar of
Georgia and the Georgia Association of Muslim Lawyers.

Hobbies: I am an avid sports fan and when I am not watching sports on
television, I am playing in recreation leagues and tournaments. I have a
particular love of all things football, college and professional.

Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to learn new
leadership concepts while reinforcing leadership concepts that are already
familiar to me. I hope that I am able to foster the new relationships that I
know I will create and that I am able to take the lessons learned and apply
them to my practice as well as to my life so that I can ultimately benefit the
various communities of which I am a part.
                                  Name: Melody-Anqelique Petrina Bray             Name: Carolyn Cain Burch
                                  Nickname: Melody                                Nickname: Tippi
                                  Title: Junior Associate                         Title: Associate
                                  Employer: Holland & Knight, LLP                 Employer: King & Spalding
                                  Address: 1201 W. Peachtree St, N.E One          Address: 1180 Peachtree St., N.E.
                                  Atlantic Center, Ste. 2000                      Atlanta, GA 30309
                                  Atlanta, GA 30309                               Phone: 404-572-3533
                                  Phone: 352-262-8293                             E-mail: cburch@kslaw.com
                                  E-mail: melody.bray@hklaw.com
                                                                                  Law School: UGA
                                  Law School: Emory                               Date Admitted: Fall 2001
                                  Date Admitted: October 2008
                                                                                  Practice Areas: Business Litigation
                                  Practice Areas: Litigation
                                                                                  Community Involvement: I am involved
                                   Community Involvement: I am very active        in Junior League of Atlanta (co-chair elect
                                   in my church, Trinity Vineyard. I lead my      of Political Affairs Committee), the State
                                   firm’s United Way Campaign for 2008-09.        Public Affairs Committee of Georgia Junior
                                   I have also been involved with building a      Leagues, the Federal Bar Association, the
                                   community network in East Atlanta to meet      Atlanta Bar Association, the Atlanta Lawyers
the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the homeless and working poor.    Division of the Federalist Society, and with several non-profit organizations,
                                                                                  such as Families First, through my work with the Junior League.
State Bar Involvement: Atlanta Bar Association and the Young Lawyers
Division                                                                          State Bar Involvement: I have been involved with the YLD Women in the
                                                                                  Profession Committee and have volunteered as a judge in the High School
Hobbies: avid music fan (finding new artists and attending shows),                Mock Trial Regional and State competitions, the Intrastate Moot Court
photography and travel                                                            competition, and the National Moot Court competition.
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to sharpen my           Hobbies: community service, politics, cooking and gardening
skills as a new lawyer. Even though the classes are for CLE credit, I hope they
are informative and impart information that I can use in a practical way on a     Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to become
daily basis. But more than anything else, I want to get to know other young       more active in the leadership of the YLD and the State Bar, to meet other
lawyers in my community and have fun! It is through this community that I will    leaders from throughout the state, and to obtain training and make contacts
build my practice and hone my craft.                                              that will assist me in future leadership with and service to the YLD and State
                                                                                  Bar of Georgia.
                                  Name: Stephanie D. Burton                 Name: Jessica Cabral
                                  Nickname: Stephanie                       Nickname: Jessica
                                  Title: Assistant Public Defender          Employer: Carlock, Copeland & Stair
                                  Employer:                                 Address: 285 Peachtree Center Ave.
                                  Address: 5309 Anson Ave.                  2600 Marquis Two Tower
                                  Eastman, GA 31023                         Atlanta, GA 30303
                                  Phone: 478-448-1801                       Phone: 404-526-0360
                                  E-mail: sburton@gapublicdefender.org      E-mail: jcabral@carlockcopeland.com

                                  Law School: Mercer                        Law School: Mercer
                                  Date Admitted: November 2001              Date Admitted: October 2004

                                  Practice Areas: Juvenile Defense,         Practice Areas: General Liability,
                                  Deprivation                               Transportation Law, Premises Liability,
                                                                            Products Liability, Medical Malpractice &
                                 Community Involvement: Eastman             Coverage
                                 Regional Youth Detention Center Advisory
                                 Committee; American Cancer Society Relay   Community Involvement: Junior League of
                                 for Life Planning Committee Member;        Atlanta, Hands-on Atlanta Volunteer, ALTA
                                 Eastman First United Methodist Church
Sunday School Teacher, volunteer youth leader, handbell choir member        State Bar Involvement: YLD Litigation Committee, YLD Intrastate Moot Court
                                                                            Committee, volunteer for YLD Signature Fundraiser
State Bar Involvement: Law School Orientation on Professionalism group
leader at Mercer                                                            Hobbies: tennis, reading, yoga, hiking, pilates, cooking

Hobbies: reading, volunteering with kids, knitting                          Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to make lasting
                                                                            friendships with other members and leaders of the Bar and actively serve the
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to become a       community.
better leader in my community.
                                  Name: Ivy N. Cadle                          Name: Leslie L. Cadle
                                  Nickname: Ivy                               Nickname: Leslie
                                  Title: Associate                            Title: Judicial Clerk
                                  Employer: Baker Donelson                    Employer: Superior Courts of the Macon
                                  Address: 923 Washington Ave.                Judicial Circuit
                                  Macon, GA 31204                             Address: 310 Bibb County Courthouse
                                  Phone: 478-750-0777                         Macon, GA 31201
                                  E-mail: icadle@bakerdonelson.com            Phone: 478-621-5805
                                                                              E-mail: lcadle@co.bibb.ga.us
                                  Law School: Mercer
                                  Date Admitted: November 2007                Law School: Mercer
                                                                              Date Admitted: November 2007
                                  Practice Areas: Real Property - Eminent
                                  Domain & Condemnation                       Practice Areas: I am responsible for work
                                                                              concerning the civil calendar, adoptions and
                                 Community Involvement: Uptown                death penalty cases.
                                 Macon Rotary Club - Member, Macon Bar
                                 Association - YLD Secretary, YLD Executive   Community Involvement: Junior League of
                                 Council - Middle District Representative,    Macon - 2008 Provisional Member, 2008
                                Executive Board Member of the Central         Goodwill Gala Board Member & Ticket Chair,
Georgia Counsel of the Boy Scouts of America                                  Macon Bar Association YLD

State Bar Involvement: YLD Middle District Representative; attended 2008      State Bar Involvement: Attended 2008 Annual Meeting at Amelia Island;
Annual Meeting at Amelia Island, Member of Eminent Domain Section             attended 2007 Clerk’s Conference by ICJE

Hobbies: carpentry, walking and gardening                                     Hobbies: tennis, walking my dog and reading

Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to learn            Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to meet and
more about our state and opportunities for service that will both increase    learn more about the experiences of my fellow young attorneys across the
my involvement in the State Bar and local community while enhancing the       state and to become more involved in the YLD at a state level.
reputation of our profession.
                                 Name: Jennifer Ann Campbell                     Name: William E. Cannon, III
                                 Nickname: Jennifer                              Nickname: Ned
                                 Title: Associate                                Title: Staff Attorney
                                 Employer: McLeod & Dowling                      Employer: Forsyth County State Court
                                 Address: 542 Hunterdale Road                    Address: 100 Courthouse Square
                                 Evans, GA 30809                                 Ste. 240
                                 Phone: 912-687-2831                             Cumming, GA 30040
                                 E-mail: jcampbell@mcleoddowling.com             Phone: 770-205-4680
                                                                                 E-mail: wecannon@forsythco.com
                                 Law School: UGA
                                 Date Admitted: November 2007                    Law School: Mercer
                                                                                 Date Admitted: November 2007
                                 Practice Areas: Real Estate, corporate,
                                 estates                                         Practice Areas: Criminal and Civil Litigation

                                 Community Involvement: Augusta Bar,             Community Involvement: Forsyth County
                                 Augusta Young Lawyers, Augusta Bar Event        Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association,
                                 Committee, Social Chaperone, Young              Georgia Committee on Access and Fairness
                                 Professionals of Augusta, Trinity on the Hill   in the Courts (member), Color of Justice
                                 United Methodist Church                         Program volunteer

State Bar Involvement: Leadership Academy                                        State Bar Involvement: YLD mock trial program volunteer

Hobbies: investing, gardening, reading, baking                                   Hobbies: golf, softball, college football, music

Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to become              Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to gain an
involved with the State Bar despite my proximity to Atlanta.                     understanding of how my talents and interests might best serve the Bar.
                                  Name: Jennifer Saffold Collins            Name: Natalie Denise Davis
                                  Nickname: Jennifer                        Nickname: Natalie
                                  Title: Associate                          Title: Law Clerk
                                  Employer: Womble Carlyle Sandridge &      Employer: Carroll County Superior Court
                                  Rice, PLLC                                Address: 843 Stratum Way, SE
                                  Address: 1201 West Peachtree St.          Atlanta, GA 30312
                                  Ste. 3500                                 Phone: 404-457-4666
                                  Atlanta, GA 30309                         E-mail: nddavis1@gmail.com
                                  Phone: 404-879-2472
                                  E-mail: jennifer.collins@wcsr.com         Law School: Emory
                                                                            Date Admitted: October 2007
                                  Law School: UGA
                                  Date Admitted: November 2006              Practice Areas: N/A

                                  Practice Areas Business Litigation        Community Involvement: Hands on Atlanta
                                                                            - volunteer tutor, Beulah Missionary Baptist
                                   Community Involvement: Service Juris     Church
                                   Leadership Committee; Womble Cares
                                   Charter Member (firm community           State Bar Involvement: YLD - Aspiring Youth
                                  improvement and charitable fundraising    Committee, Great Debaters Project
group); Georgia Tech Bar Association Fundraising Committee; Pro Bono work
for Saturday Lawyer’s Program, Veterans When Duty Calls, and Boys & Girls   Hobbies: Reading and attempting to write a novel
Club
                                                                            Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to develop and
State Bar Involvement: Young Lawyers Division, Litigation Committee         enhance my leadership skills while creating lasting professional relationships
                                                                            with mentors and colleagues.
Hobbies: Architecture, jogging/hiking, and following college basketball

Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to prepare
for and commit myself to the challenges of leadership, service, and
professionalism by meeting and observing today’s attorney-leaders.
                                 Name: Jeffery L. Dickerson                    Name: Joshua C. Dickinson
                                 Nickname: Jeff                                Nickname: Josh
                                 Title: Attorney                               Title: Associate
                                 Employer: White, Choate & Watkins, LLC        Employer: Blasingame, Burch, Garrard &
                                 Address: 100 West Cherokee Ave.               Ashley, P.C.
                                 Cartersville, GA 30120                        Address: 1040 Founder’s Row
                                 Phone: 678-535-1162                           Ste. B
                                 E-mail: jdickerson@wcwattorneys.com           Greensboro, GA 30642
                                                                               Phone: 706-453-7139
                                 Law School: Mercer                            E-mail: jcd@bbgbalaw.com
                                 Date Admitted: October 2001
                                                                               Law School: Villanova
                                 Practice Areas: Workers Compensation,         Date Admitted: November 2006
                                 Criminal Defense
                                                                               Practice Areas: Transactional - Residential/
                                 Community Involvement: Former Member          Commercial Real Estate; corporate
                                 of the advisory board to the Cobb County
                                 Salvation Army, active member of Johnson      Community Involvement: Member, Rotary
                                 Ferry Baptist Church, participant in          Club of Greene & Putnam Counties (am
                                 numerous events benefitting SHARE Atlanta     currently helping with legal framework
and the March of Dimes                                                         behind a food rescue initiative); Member, Leadership Greene Class of 2008;
                                                                               Volunteer Board Member, Green County Habitat for Humanity
State Bar Involvement: Leadership Academy
                                                                               State Bar Involvement: Leadership Academy
Hobbies: Spending time with my three children, occasional golfer, occasional
poker player                                                                   Hobbies: Marathons and 1/2 marathons; Atlanta District Amateur Soccer
                                                                               League; creative writing
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to develop a
network of people and a base of knowledge that will help me establish an       Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to gain
active YLD Chapter in the Cherokee Judicial Circuit.                           an awareness of legal issues facing our state and nation, while fostering
                                                                               relationships with my peers around the state.
                                   Name: Jennifer Joy Dickinson                    Name: Shannon L. Drake
                                   Nickname: Jennifer                              Nickname: Shannon
                                   Title:                                          Title: Associate
                                   Employer: Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn,          Employer: Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP
                                   P.C.                                            Address: 171 17th St., NW
                                   Address: 200 East St. Julian St.                Ste. 2100
                                   P.O. Box 9848                                   Atlanta, GA 30363
                                   Savannah, GA 31412                              Phone: 404-873-8616
                                   Phone: 912-236-0261                             E-mail: shannon.drake@agg.com
                                   E-mail: jdickinson@huntermaclean.com
                                                                                   Law School: UGA
                                   Law School: Emory                               Date Admitted: November 2000
                                   Date Admitted: June 2001
                                                                                   Practice Areas: Commercial Real Estate,
                                   Practice Areas: Employment, Real Property       Health Care, Bankruptcy
                                   litigation
                                                                                   Community Involvement: Atlanta Volunteer
                                  Community Involvement: President of the          Lawyers Foundation; Hands on Atlanta -
                                  Board of Trustees, Savannah Children’s           Service Juris Day Project; Georgia Center for
                                  Choir; Board Member, CASA; Board member,         Law and Homelessness - My Sister’s House;
Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc.; Artistic Director for Ensemble Con Spirito   East Cobb Community; Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church

State Bar Involvement: President-Elect, Savannah Bar Association; Committee        State Bar Involvement: Pro Bono for Military Veterans & Service Members
Member, State Bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee                           Committee; YLD Labor & Employment Committee CLE speaker

Hobbies: Singing, writing, travel, reading                                         Hobbies: Sunday School program; church sports; reading; running; UGA
                                                                                   football
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to make strong
contacts with other younger members of the Bar throughout the state, and           Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to gain
to gain a keen appreciation for what I can do as a lawyer to promote the legal     perspective on what it means to be a leader within our legal community and
profession both internally and externally.                                         then implement that knowledge to either improve those areas in which the
                                                                                   State Bar is currently serving its members and the citizens of Georgia or find
                                                                                   those areas where the State Bar is not involved, but needs to be, and develop
                                                                                   a plan of action to bring the State Bar to people and programs who need our
                                                                                   assistance.
                                 Name: Matthew James Duncan                   Name: Barry Clayton Edwards
                                 Nickname: Matt                               Nickname: Barry
                                 Title: Associate                             Title: Director
                                 Employer: Mullins Law Firm, P.C.             Employer: Center for Legal Solutions, Inc.
                                 Address: 1450 Greene St.                     Address: 65 Whitlock Ave.
                                 Ste. 545                                     Marietta, GA 30064
                                 Augusta, GA 30909                            Phone: 770-693-3470
                                 Phone: 706-724-1357                          E-mail: manager@cobbmediation.com
                                 E-mail: mjd@themullinslawfirm.com
                                                                              Law School: NYU
                                 Law School: Mississippi College              Date Admitted: June 2005
                                 Date Admitted: November 2007
                                                                              Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute
                                 Practice Areas: Municipal Liability, Open    Resolution
                                 Records Law, Contracts, Torts
                                                                              Community Involvement: Cobb County Bar
                                 Community Involvement: Member of the         Association; Freedom Club, Inc. - Board of
                                 Augusta Bar Association; Volunteer for the   Directors
                                 Obama Campaign; Certified Poll Watcher
                                for the Augusta-Richmond County Board of      State Bar Involvement: My article on
Elections (November 4, 2008 Election)                                         domestic relations arbitration was published by the Georgia Bar Journal earlier
                                                                              this year. I also had the opportunity to speak at a conference at the Georgia
State Bar Involvement: Leadership Academy                                     Bar Headquarters this year about arbitration rules and procedure.

Hobbies: Politics, the Arts, supporting my local community                    Hobbies: reading, painting, developing web sites, taking care of my newborn
                                                                              son
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to learn how to
more effectively benefit my community, city, state, and nation.               Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to develop
                                                                              practical skills and professional contacts that will help me better serve my
                                                                              community, particularly to use alternative dispute resolution practices to
                                                                              help resolve legal disputes. I believe that my company is already a leader
                                                                              in our field in terms of reducing the cost of services, use of technology and
                                                                              development of new ADR services such as domestic relations arbitration,
                                                                              hybrid mediation-arbitration, specialized mediation training, empirical
                                                                              mediation studies and discovery auditing services, but I need to invest more
                                                                              time and energy to build relationships with fellow lawyers in order to put our
                                                                              good ideas into practice.
                                  Name: Mary Woodson Felker                       Name: Elizabeth L. Fite
                                  Nickname: Mary Woodson                          Nickname: Elizabeth
                                  Title: Sole Practitioner                        Title: Associate
                                  Employer: M.W. Felker, P.C.                     Employer: Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint, LLP
                                  Address: P.O. Box 766                           Address: 1100 Peachtree St., NE
                                  506 South Broad St.                             Ste. 800
                                  Monroe, GA 30655                                Atlanta, GA 30309
                                  Phone: 770-267-8700                             Phone: 404-954-9866
                                  E-mail: mwfelker@felkerlaw.net                  E-mail: efite@swfllp.com

                                  Law School: UGA                                 Law School: Emory
                                  Date Admitted: November 2007                    Date Admitted: November 2005

                                  Practice Areas: Estate Planning, Real Estate,   Practice Areas: General Business Litigation
                                  General Practitioner
                                                                                  Community Involvement: Club Blue (Boys
                                   Community Involvement: President of the        & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta); One Child,
                                   Walton County Boys & Girls Club; Advisor to    One Lawyer Program; S.T.A.N.D. Mentoring
                                   Healing Angels Free Clinic; Court Appointed    Program; GAWL
                                  Guardian ad Litem; Volunteer on a medical
mission to Columbia; coordinated donation of rare documents to the Rare           State Bar Involvement: YLD: Appellate Admissions Committee Chair 2006-
Book Collection of the University of Georgia                                      08, Litigation Committee, Silent Auction Chair for Signature Fundraiser,
                                                                                  Community Service Committee
State Bar Involvement: Attended the 2008 Fall YLD Meeting in St. Augustine
and participated on the panel for a 1 hour CLE regarding the mentoring            Hobbies: Karaoke and developing dishes for Cypress St. Pint & Plate
program; participated on a Panel for UGA’s 1L Orientation on Professionalism.
                                                                                  Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to increase my
Hobbies: Rock Climbing, Hiking, Dressage, Fly Fishing                             leadership roles in the YLD.

Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to gain a
broader understanding of our profession as a whole by cultivating new and
existing relationships with fellow attorneys and finding new opportunities to
give back to a profession for which I am grateful to be a part of.
                                   Name: Robert L. Fortson                         Name: Christopher Michael Foss
                                   Nickname: Rob                                   Nickname: Chris
                                   Title: Associate                                Title: Assistant District Attorney
                                   Employer: Alston & Bird                         Employer: Enotah Judicial Circuit
                                   Address: 1201 W. Peachtree St.                  Address: 59 S. Main St., Box 14
                                   Atlanta, GA 30309                               Cleveland, GA 30528
                                   Phone: 404-881-4649                             Phone: 706-865-3306
                                   E-mail: rob.fortson@alston.com                  E-mail: chrisfoss007@yahoo.com

                                   Law School: UGA                                 Law School: Thomas M. Cooley
                                   Date Admitted: October 2005                     Date Admitted: November 2007

                                   Practice Areas: Real Estate and General         Practice Areas: Criminal Prosecution
                                   Business Litigation
                                                                                   Community Involvement: Board Member
                                 Community Involvement: All Souls                  and Task Force Member for Enotah Anti-
                                 Fellowship - community group leader; Wills        Drug Coalition, White County Domestic
                                 on Wheels - volunteer attorney; Lawyers           Violence Task Force, Volunteer for Senator
                                 for McCain - volunteer attorney; Teach For        Saxby Chambliss’s Campaign
                                 America - school board fellow; Charles S.
Drew Charter School - tutor; Westminister Schools - assistant boys varsity         State Bar Involvement: Leadership Academy
basketball coach
                                                                                   Hobbies: Exercise, home construction, boating, hunting, reading, politics
State Bar Involvement: I co-wrote a paper for a March 2008 Georgia Bar
Real Estate CLE on boundary disputes presented by A. McCampbell Gibson,            Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to improve the
the Chair of Alston & Bird’s Real Estate Litigation team. The paper was titled,    perception of our profession and to build and strengthen leadership abilities
“Resolving Boundary Disputes Inside and Outside of Georgia’s Courts.”              that will last a lifetime.

Hobbies: golf, basketball, running, reading

Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to capitalize on
the experience as an avenue towards greater civic involvement and leadership
on issues affecting this state. I further hope to gain access to new mentors and
role models and to cultivate relationships with younger attorneys from around
the state.
                                  Name: J. Hamilton Garner                         Name: Kamal Ghali
                                  Nickname: Hamilton                               Nickname: Kamal
                                  Title:                                           Title: Law Clerk
                                  Employer: J. Hamilton Garner, PC                 Employer: Honorable Frank M. Hull, U.S.
                                  Address: P.O. Box 1628                           Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
                                  24 1st Ave., S.E.                                Address: 222 14th St., NE, #103
                                  Moultrie, GA 31776                               Atlanta, GA 30309
                                  Phone: 229-985-3858                              Phone: 318-458-7350
                                  E-mail: hamiltongarner@yahoo.com                 E-mail: kamalghali@gmail.com

                                  Law School: Mercer                               Law School: University of Michigan
                                  Date Admitted: November 2001                     Date Admitted: November 2007

                                  Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Real Estate,   Practice Areas: Litigation (upon completion
                                  Probate, Criminal, Domestic                      of my clerkship)

                                  Community Involvement: Co-chairman               Community Involvement: Glenn Pelham
                                  - Moultrie Bar Association; Chairman             Memorial Foundation, Advisory Board;
                                  (Attorney Division) United Way Campaign;         Barkley Forum Steering Committee,
                                  Vice-chairman - Counsel of Stewards, FUMC;       Member; Truman National Security Project,
Director - Children’s Advocacy Center; Chairman - Colquitt County Ducks            Fellow
Unlimited
                                                                                   State Bar Involvement: Leadership Academy
State Bar Involvement: Leadership Academy
                                                                                   Hobbies: Reading, running, trivia, movies, food
Hobbies: Outdoor Activities; duck hunting; college football
                                                                                   Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to become
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to meet other            better acquainted with fellow young lawyers and to learn more about how to
young lawyers throughout the state and become more involved in the Bar.            play a constructive leadership role in the community.
                                   Name: Geremy W. Gregory                        Name: Jessica K. Harris
                                   Nickname: Geremy                               Nickname: Jessica
                                   Title:                                         Title: Assistant District Attorney
                                   Employer: Balch & Bingham LLP                  Employer: DeKalb County DA’s Office
                                   Address: 2681 Arbor Ave.                       Address: 556 North McDonough St.
                                   Atlanta, GA 30317                              Ste. 700
                                   Phone: 404-962-3561                            Decatur, GA 30030
                                   E-mail: ggregory@balch.com                     Phone: 404-371-7070
                                                                                  E-mail: jkharris@co.dekalb.ga.us
                                   Law School: UGA
                                   Date Admitted: 2006                            Law School: Emory
                                                                                  Date Admitted: October 2003
                                   Practice Areas: Business Litigation
                                                                                  Practice Areas: Criminal Prosecution
                                   Community Involvement: I hope that
                                   getting involved in a program like this will   Community Involvement: Community
                                   provide a good start to my community           Outreach for awareness and prevention of
                                   involvement.                                   Animal Cruelty; Special Prosecutor, DeKalb
                                                                                  County District Attorney’s Office Animal
                                  State Bar Involvement: member of the State      Cruelty Unit; Emory Mock Trial Volunteer;
Bar and YLD, Leadership Academy                                                   High School Mock Trial Competition Volunteer; William W. Daniel National
                                                                                  Invitational Mock Trial Competition Volunteer; Pre-trial Diversion Coordinator;
Hobbies: I enjoy fishing and college and professional football.                   Transition Into Law Practice Program Volunteer; Stoneview Elementary Career
                                                                                  Day Speaker; Clifton Elementary School Family Literacy Day Volunteer; Ghost
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to significantly
                                                                                  Out Volunteer
increase my participation in the Bar and the community.
                                                                                  State Bar Involvement: DeKalb Bar YLD President (2008-2009), President-Elect
                                                                                  (2007-2008); Casino Night Volunteer

                                                                                  Hobbies: Tennis, weight lifting, traveling, advocating for the prevention of
                                                                                  cruelty to animals

                                                                                  Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to further
                                                                                  develop leadership skills and develop relationships with others in the legal
                                                                                  profession.
                                 Name: Kimberly K. Haynes                        Name: Eugenia Wooten Iredale
                                 Nickname: Kim                                   Nickname: Genie
                                 Title: Attorney                                 Title: Associate
                                 Employer: Kimberly K. Haynes & Associates,      Employer: Fellows LaBriola LLP
                                 LLC                                             Address: 225 Peachtree St., NE
                                 Address: 2020 Howell Mill Road                  Ste. 2300 South Tower
                                 Ste. C-169                                      Atlanta, GA 30303
                                 Atlanta, GA 30318                               Phone: 404-586-2057
                                 Phone: 404-799-6229                             E-mail: giredale@fellab.com
                                 E-mail: khaynes@khayneslaw.com
                                                                                 Law School: UGA
                                 Law School: Tulane                              Date Admitted: November 2004
                                 Date Admitted: June 2003
                                                                                 Practice Areas: Complex Business
                                 Practice Areas:                                 Litigation, Insurance Coverage
                                 Entertainment, Sports, Non-profit, Small
                                 Business                                        Community Involvement: Habitat for
                                                                                 Humanity; Shallowford Presbyterian
                                   Community Involvement: Outstanding            Church; Atlanta Clemson Club; Empty
                                  Atlanta; Junior League of Atlanta; Grady       Stocking Fund; Atlanta Bar Association (Co-
Hospital Teen Center volunteer; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, nc; Board Member     chair of Associates Campaign, ACYL Board, and Litigation Section)
on Neyo’s Compound Foundation; Advisory Board Member on The AAG
Foundation, Inc.; and Secretary of the Board for the National Football Players   State Bar Involvement: YLD Litigation Committee; Bench & Bar Committee;
Father’s Association                                                             Lamar Inn of Court; Georgia Association of Women Lawyers; Federal Bar
                                                                                 Association
State Bar Involvement: Sports and Entertainment Section; YLD-Community
Service Projects Committee and the Minorities in the Profession Committee        Hobbies: Travel, Clemson University sports, cooking

Hobbies: Traveling, reading, aerobic exercise, and meeting new people            Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to gain a new
                                                                                 perspective on leadership from Bar leaders, legislators, members of the
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to gain a better       judiciary, and fellow participants in the program.
appreciation of the issues that face our state and nation so that I can be a
more informed advocate to help the communities I serve.
                                   Name: Melanie Stofko Jablonski                   Name: Jerbrina L. Johnson
                                   Nickname: Melanie                                Nickname: Jerbrina
                                   Title: Associate                                 Title: Managing Member/Of Counsel
                                   Employer: Balch & Bingham LLP                    Employer: J.L. Johnson & Associates, LLC/
                                   Address: 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., NW             Kaine & Jones, LLC
                                   Ste. 700                                         Address: Kaine & Jones, LLC
                                   Atlanta, GA 30317                                3355 Lenox Road
                                   Phone: 404-962-3563                              Ste. 850
                                   E-mail: mjablonski@balch.com                     Atlanta, GA 30326
                                                                                    Phone: 404-214-2001
                                   Law School: Georgetown                           E-mail: jjohnson@elawpractice.com
                                   Date Admitted: November 2006
                                                                                    Law School: University of Mississippi
                                   Practice Areas: Energy Transactions and          Date Admitted: December 2006
                                   Acquisitions, Energy Litigation, Energy
                                   Regulation                                       Practice Areas: Family Law, Landlord/
                                                                                    Tenant, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy (Ch. 7
                                 Community Involvement: Georgia                     and Ch. 13)
                                 Tech President’s Scholarship Program
                                (recruit students); Georgia Tech Alumni             Community Involvement: Pro Bono legal
Association; Annual Ramblin’ Wreck Mock Trial Invitational; Member of East          work, volunteer judge at Emory University’s ADR competition,
Lake Neighbors Community; Member of the Society for St. Vincent de Paul;
Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse                                                State Bar Involvement: Family Law Division, CLE-sponsored attendance, YLD
                                                                                    High School Mock Trial Competition volunteer
State Bar Involvement: YLD; Administrative Law section member
                                                                                    Hobbies: Traveling, reading, attending sporting events
Hobbies: college football, travel, cooking, trivia and gardening
                                                                                    Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to expand my
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to meet and get           network of Georgia attorneys since I attended law school in Mississippi and
to know my fellow young lawyers in Georgia. I hope to share my experiences          become more involved in and aware of Georgia Bar opportunities.
and learn from the experiences of others. I hope to learn how to become
more involved in the State Bar, specifically in the YLD, and the myriad of
activities and outreach programs the YLD supports. After practicing for 2 years,
I hope to focus not just on work, but to also be involved in the community and
activities within the Atlanta legal community. I hope to develop skills that will
help me become a strong leader in the Georgia legal community, as well as in
the community activities I participate in.
                                  Name: Kurt G. Kastorf                            Name: Moses Kim
                                  Nickname: Kurt                                   Nickname: Mo
                                  Title: Associate                                 Title: Attorney
                                  Employer: King & Spalding LLP                    Employer: Insley & Race, LLC
                                  Address: 1180 Peachtree St., N.E.                Address: 181 14th St., NE, Ste. 200
                                  Atlanta, GA 30309                                Atlanta, GA 30309
                                  Phone: 404-358-4336                              Phone: 404-969-1194
                                  E-mail: kkastorf@kslaw.com                       E-mail: mkim@insleyrace.com

                                  Law School: Emory                                Law School: University of North Carolina
                                  Date Admitted: November 2006                     Date Admitted: November 2007

                                  Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation            Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice
                                                                                   Defense & Products Liability
                                  Community Involvement: Significant pro
                                  bono work, recipient of multiple pro bono        Community Involvement: Big Brother for
                                  service awards, and member of Atlanta            Big Brothers and Sisters of Atlanta
                                  Pro Bono Bar Committee, service on 2008
                                  Vance Forum Board, frequent volunteer and        State Bar Involvement: member of
                                  mentor at Emory, and member of ELJ Board         the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar
of Advisors.                                                                       Association, and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

State Bar Involvement: Other than attendance at litigation section and YLD         Hobbies: golf, tennis, and watching ACC Basketball
events, this will be my first formal participation in a State Bar program.
                                                                                   Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to learn more
Hobbies: cooking, reading, racquetball, watching football and baseball             about government and how I can contribute; get more involved with the YLD;
                                                                                   and get to know fellow young lawyers from all parts of Georgia.
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to foster
relationships with both established and future leaders of the legal practice and
to learn more about the State Bar.
                                   Name: Rachel R. Krause                           Name: Leslie Kulbersh Lipson
                                   Nickname: Rachel                                 Nickname: Leslie
                                   Title: Attorney                                  Title: Staff Attorney
                                   Employer: Ford & Harrison, LLP                   Employer: The Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.
                                   Address: 1275 Peachtree St., NE                  Address: 130 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
                                   Ste. 600                                         Ste. 430
                                   Atlanta, GA 30309                                Decatur, GA 30030
                                   Phone: 404-88-3824                               Phone: 404-885-1234
                                   E-mail: rkrause@fordharrison.com                 E-mail: leslie@thegao.org

                                   Law School: Mercer                               Law School: UGA
                                   Date Admitted: November 2001                     Date Admitted: December 2001

                                   Practice Areas: Labor & Employment               Practice Areas: Disability Civil Rights,
                                   Litigation, ERISA litigation, General Civil      Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
                                   Litigation                                       Federal Rehabilitation Act (FRA), Individuals
                                                                                    with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
                                 Community Involvement: School Reader,
                                 2nd Grade Bruce Elementary; Big Sister for         Community Involvement: Over the past
                                 Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Atlanta; Board         5 years, I have created and coordinated
Member, Disability Connections; Sunday School Teacher, Christ the King              a state-wide grassroots-training project, the Parent Leader Support Project
Catholic Church; Courthouse Accessibility Team, 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida;   (PLSP), for concerned citizens who want to learn how to advocate for their
Shepherd Center Society                                                             children and for other children with disabilities. PLSP has graduated more than
                                                                                    200 concerned citizens in 74 counties throughout Georgia who in turn have
State Bar Involvement: Board Member, Florida/Hillsborough County Young              provided invaluable assistance to thousands of Georgia families. Partnered
Lawyers Division; Member, Florida Student Education and Admission to the            with the Georgia Bar Foundation and the Georgia Governor’s Council on
Bar Committee; Chair, Hillsborough County Student Education & Law Week              Developmental Disabilities to train and increase the knowledge and skill set of
Committee; Chair, Hillsborough County Barrister’s Bash Committee                    existing advocates for children with disabilities.
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my husband and three daughters,                 State Bar Involvement: Recipient of the following: Award of Achievement for
cooking, traveling and reading                                                      Exemplary Service to the Bar Community and the YLD (2003-2004); State Bar
                                                                                    of Georgia YLD Juvenile Law Committee Child Advocate of the Year (2004);
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to meet with              Award of Achievement for Outstanding Commitment and Service to the
and establish contacts with decision makers in Georgia. This increases the          YLD for Best Event (2004-2005); past co-chair and current member of the
profile of individual lawyers, but more importantly, helps bring together           Advocates for Students with Disabilities YLD Committee (2003-2005).
problems with problem solvers, by helping develop a deeper understanding
of the issues affecting our state. I hope that my involvement in the Leadership     Hobbies: Running, reading, and spending time with my family consisting of my
Academy will enable me to work on important issues affecting Georgia                attorney husband (Aaron) and our two girls (Karen, age 2 and Rory, age 7 mo).
lawyers, such as professionalism in the practice, certification, unauthorized
practice of law, and other matters.                                                 Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to work with
                                                                                    and learn from fellow members of the Bar so as to enhance existing ways to
                                                                                    organize, educate and empower those members of the community impacted
                                                                                    by my area legal practice, the most vulnerable of Georgia’s citizens, specifically
                                                                                    children with significant disabilities who are subject to abuse and neglect.
                                  Name: Renee Y. Little                          Name: Zulma Lopez
                                  Nickname: Renee                                Nickname: Zulma
                                  Title: Partner                                 Title:
                                  Employer: Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP        Employer: Federal & Hasson, LLP
                                  Address: 2600 Marquis Two Tower                Address: Two Ravinia Drive,
                                  285 Peachtree Center Ave., NE                  Ste. 1776
                                  Atlanta, GA 30303                              Atlanta, GA 30346
                                  Phone: 404-221-2235                            Phone: 678-443-4044
                                  E-mail: rlittle@carlockcopeland.com            E-mail: zulma@federalhasson.com

                                  Law School: UGA                                Law School: University of Puerto Rico
                                  Date Admitted: November 2001                   Date Admitted: October 2008

                                  Practice Areas: Civil Litigation (Commercial   Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Real Estate
                                  Transportation; Medical malpractice;
                                  Insurance Coverage; Premises Liability)        Community Involvement: Georgia Hispanic
                                                                                 Chamber of Commerce (GHCC); Hispanic
                                   Community Involvement: Youth mentor           Contractors Association of Georgia (HCAG);
                                   through my church and several civic           Georgia Hispanic Bar Association (GHBA);
                                   organizations; annual Santa Elf volunteer;    Georgia Association for Elected Officials
and annual/regular volunteer with Atlanta Urban League, GABWA, Gate City;        (GALEO); I currently serve as the Secretary for the GHBA, and as a member on
annual volunteer with Servis Juris and Habitat for Humanity                      the citizens Advisory Committee to the DeKalb County School Board; I recently
                                                                                 joined the State Bar of Georgia
State Bar Involvement: Annual judge and brief grader for the Intrastate Moot
Court and National Moot Court Competitions; volunteer in community service       State Bar Involvement: Leadership Academy
events.
                                                                                 Hobbies: Arts, photography, travel
Hobbies: tennis, watching SEC football, reading mysteries
                                                                                 Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to become
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to develop a           involved in more organizations and events through the State Bar, and to
mentoring relationship that fosters personal and professional growth as well     strengthen my leadership abilities.
as cooperative approaches for handling various issues facing the legal and
overall community.
                                  Name: Jasmine Collette Lowe                   Name: Quentin Bernard Lynch
                                  Nickname: Jasmine                             Nickname: Que
                                  Title: Associate                              Title: Associate
                                  Employer: Alston & Bird, LLP                  Employer: Holland & Knight LLP
                                  Address: 1201 W. Peachtree St.                Address: 1201 W. Peachtree St.
                                  Atlanta, GA 30309                             Atlanta, GA 30309
                                  Phone: 404-808-9312                           Phone: 404-817-8586
                                  E-mail: jasmine.lowe@alston.com               E-mail: quentin.lynch@hklaw.com

                                  Law School: UGA                               Law School: Mercer
                                  Date Admitted: November 2003                  Date Admitted: November 2008

                                  Practice Areas: Financial Services and        Practice Areas: Business Law,
                                  Transactions and Business Litigation          Entertainment law, M & A

                                  Community Involvement: I am currently         Community Involvement: Served as Mercer
                                  involved or have been involved with the       Black Law Student Association Academic
                                  following organizations and programs:         Chair, Served as mentor in Bibb County
                                  Junior League of Atlanta, Everybody Wins!     Mentor’s Project, Former President of
                                  Program, Truancy Intervention Project,        Middle Georgia Christian Church Board,
Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity Wills Project, and the Atlanta Bar   Participated in monthly feed the homeless program in Macon, GA.
Association Law School Outreach Committee.
                                                                                State Bar Involvement: Leadership Academy
State Bar Involvement: I am a member of the Business law and General
Practice & Trial sections of the State Bar, and have been a member of other     Hobbies: music production, golfing, reading great American Novels
sections in past years.
                                                                                Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to learn how
Hobbies: running, tennis, bowling, book club                                    to effectively serve the Georgia legal community and the community at large
                                                                                with my gifts and vocation.
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to foster new
relationships with fellow Leadership Academy participants and state leaders
and gain an astute understanding of the legal issues facing our state and
nation so that I can act as a leader within my firm and community.
                                   Name: Neera G. Makwana                   Name: Michelle Katherine McDonald
                                   Nickname: Neera                          Nickname: Michelle
                                   Title: Associate                         Title: Assistant General Counsel
                                   Employer: Arnall Golden Gregory LLP      Employer: Primerica
                                   Address: 171 17th St., NW, Ste. 2100     Address: 3120 Breckinridge Blvd.
                                   Atlanta, Georgia 30363                   Duluth, GA 30099
                                   Phone: 404-983-0744                      Phone: 770-564-6227
                                   E-mail: neera.makwana@agg.com            E-mail: michelle.mcdonald@primerica.com

                                   Law School: GSU                          Law School: UGA
                                   Date Admitted: November 2006             Date Admitted: December 2003

                                   Practice Areas: Litigation               Practice Areas: Corporate, Banking,
                                                                            Financial Services
                                   Community Involvement: Volunteer for
                                   the Enchanted Closet in 2007-08; grant   Community Involvement: I helped create
                                   reviewer for Susan G. Komen - Greater    a Pro Bono Program at Primerica and
                                   Atlanta, 2008-09                         have worked on several large-scale Pro
                                                                            Bono projects. Outside of the law, I am
                                 State Bar Involvement: Member of YLD       involved with Team in Training (participants
Litigation Committee; served as Georgia YLD Delegate at 2008 Midyear and    fundraise for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society while training for an
Annual ABA Meetings                                                         endurance event) and other community projects through the Junior League of
                                                                            Atlanta.
Hobbies: kickball league; bowling league; yoga; knitting; art
                                                                            State Bar Involvement: I have not yet had an opportunity to be directly
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to build long-    involved with the State Bar, but look forward to doing more in the months and
lasting relationships & become more involved in the community around me.    years to come.

                                                                            Hobbies: reading and travel

                                                                            Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to meet other
                                                                            young Georgia lawyers and become more knowledgeable about the various
                                                                            ways to become involved with/give back to the State Bar.
                                 Name: James Wrixam McIlvaine                    Name: Kendrick K. McWilliams
                                 Nickname: Wrix                                  Nickname: Kendrick
                                 Title: Supervising Attorney & Assistant         Title:
                                 Circuit Defender                                Employer: Shivers & Associates (Staff
                                 Employer: Atlantic Judicial Circuit Defender;   Counsel for The Travelers Companies)
                                 Georgia Public Defender Standards Council       Address: 1000 Winward Concourse
                                 Address: P.O. Box 667                           Ste. 210
                                 Darien, GA 31305                                Alpharetta, GA 30023
                                 Phone: 912-437-3880                             Phone: 678-317-7148
                                 E-mail: wmcilvaine@gapublicdefender.org         Caller Service No. 1808
                                                                                 E-mail: kmcwilli@travelers.com
                                 Law School: Thomas Jefferson
                                 Date Admitted: March 2006                       Law School: Mercer
                                                                                 Date Admitted: October 2004
                                 Practice Areas: Criminal Defense,
                                 Intellectual Property, Entertainment            Practice Areas: Litigation - Insurance
                                 Contracts & Tansactions, Cross-Border           Defense
                                 Transactions, International Law
                                                                                 Community Involvement: I have been
                                    Community Involvement: I am a member of      involved with Sandy Springs Youth
the Atlantic Circuit Bar Association and actively support The McIntosh County    Sports for the past nine years. I currently serve as the co-president, league
Art Association. I also volunteer for Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.              representative and the athletic director in addition to coaching the 11 year old
                                                                                 football team. I am also actively involved with my church and I have served on
State Bar Involvement: Leadership Academy                                        my church counsel for the past three years.
Hobbies: writing and playing music, growing grapes, brewing beer, hiking,        State Bar Involvement: Leadership Academy
jogging, biking
                                                                                 Hobbies: golf, running and other fitness endeavors
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to expand my
knowledge of the opportunities to improve our community through volunteer        Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to become
service and State Bar leadership.                                                more active within the State Bar and find other ways to use my skills and
                                                                                 talents for the benefit of the community through outreach projects with the
                                                                                 State Bar.
                                  Name: Christopher C. Mingledorff                Name: John Gregory Perry
                                  Nickname: Chris                                 Nickname: John
                                  Title: Attorney                                 Title: Associate
                                  Employer: Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele         Employer: Womble Carlyle Sandridge &
                                  LLP                                             Rice, PLLC
                                  Address: 326 Roswell St.                        Address: 1201 W. Peachtree St.
                                  Marietta, GA 30060                              Ste. 3500
                                  Phone: 770-795-5086                             Atlanta, GA 30309
                                  E-mail: ccmingledorff@mijs.com                  Phone: 404-879-2441
                                                                                  E-mail: joperry@wcsr.com
                                  Law School: Mercer
                                  Date Admitted: November 2005                    Law School: UGA
                                                                                  Date Admitted: November 2004
                                  Practice Areas: Construction, Commercial
                                  and Business Litigation                         Practice Areas: Business Litigation

                                  Community Involvement: Active Member            Community Involvement: Service Juris,
                                  of the Cobb County YLD, Active Member of        Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
                                  the Cobb County Bar Association, Volunteer      (Saturday Morning Lawyers Program),
                                 for the Cobb County Justice Foundation           WCSR’s “When Duty Calls” Pro Bono
(Landlord/Tenant Pro Bono Litigation), Member of Georgia Senate Committee         Initiative (helping disabled veterans obtain benefits)
for revision to Georgia Materialmen’s Lien Law (new laws will become effective
March 2009), Adult Leader/Volunteer for High School Boys Discipleship Group       State Bar Involvement: YLD Litigation Committee (Membership Subcommittee
at First United Methodist Church of Marietta.                                     co-chair)

State Bar Involvement: To date, I have not been very involved in Bar Activities   Hobbies: travel, college football, painting
at the state level. This is one of the things upon which I am determined to
improve through the Leadership Academy.                                           Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to meet and
                                                                                  learn from current Bar leaders, to get to know other future leaders of the
Hobbies: watching and attending college and professional football; any            Georgia Bar, and ultimately make a difference and an impact on the Georgia
outdoor activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, camping, etc.; spending      Bar through my own involvement.
time with my wife and daughter and our two dogs; attending early morning
fitness boot camp; attending concerts

Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to become
more involved in the YLD and the State Bar of Georgia. Additionally, I hope
to learn about and become more involved with legal and social issues facing
attorneys and non-attorneys throughout the state of Georgia. I have seen
what an attorney’s involvement in the community can do for all members of
the community. For example, attorneys organizing and conducting a school
supply drive, attorneys helping fellow attorneys achieve a goal (such as
political election), attorneys participating in pro bono programs and attorneys
mentoring and assisting new attorneys transition from law school into the
practice of law.
                                  Name: J. Anderson Ramay, Jr.                  Name: Albert Thomas Reeves, Jr.
                                  Nickname: Andy                                Nickname: Bert
                                  Title: Attorney                               Title: Assistant District Attorney
                                  Employer: Bush, Crowley, Leverett &           Employer: Cobb County
                                  Leggett, LLP                                  Address: 10 East Park Square
                                  Address: P.O. Box 232                         Marietta, GA 30090
                                  Macon, GA 31202                               Phone: 770-528-3037
                                  Phone: 478-745-7461                           E-mail: albert.reeves@cobbcounty.org
                                  E-mail: aramay@bushlawfirm.com
                                                                                Law School: Stetson
                                  Law School: Mercer                            Date Admitted: April 2006
                                  Date Admitted: October 2004
                                                                                Practice Areas: Criminal Prosecution, Trial
                                  Practice Areas: Real Estate Law, Probate      Division
                                  Law, Education Law, Personal Injury &
                                  various civil litigation                      Community Involvement: Marietta Rotary
                                                                                Club; President- Cobb County Georgia
                                 Community Involvement: Member of the           Tech Club; Executive Committee - Ga. Tech
                                 Macon Bar Association, Committee member        Young Alumni Board; Cobb Bar; Coach -
                                for local CASA (Court Appointed Special         North Cobb High School Mock Trial Team;
Advocate) Duck Derby, Attend Ingleside Baptist Church                           Buckhead Church

State Bar Involvement: Member of State Bar since October 2004                   State Bar Involvement: Attend some YLD lunches in Cobb, looking for more
                                                                                opportunities to be involved in State Bar
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, golf, boating, snow skiing, camping, and other
outdoor activities                                                              Hobbies: guitar/singing/music; climbing mountains; national parks; Georgia
                                                                                Tech Sports
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to improve my
leadership abilities, meet other young lawyers in the state, learn ways I can   Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to build
help better my profession.                                                      a network of attorneys outside of Cobb County; open doors to future
                                                                                involvement opportunities with the State Bar.
                                   Name: Eric W. Roach                        Name: Aundrea L. Roberts
                                   Nickname: Eric                             Nickname: Aundrea
                                   Title: Staff Attorney                      Title:
                                   Employer: Nancy J. Whaley Standing         Employer: A.L. Roberts & Associates P.C.
                                   Chapter 13 Trustee                         Address: P.O. Box 1856
                                   Address: 303 Peachtree Center Ave.         Lawrenceville, GA 30046
                                   Ste. 120                                   Phone: 678-381-6435
                                   Atlanta, GA 30303                          E-mail: aundrearobertslaw@yahoo.com
                                   Phone: 678-992-1213
                                   E-mail: eroach@njwtrustee.com              Law School: Regent University
                                                                              Date Admitted: December 2007
                                   Law School: John Marshall
                                   Date Admitted: May 2006                    Practice Areas: Criminal, Juvenile,
                                                                              Immigration
                                   Practice Areas: Bankruptcy
                                                                              Community Involvement: I have just
                                   Community Involvement: Member of           relocated to Gwinnett County and I am
                                   Atlanta Bar Association (Bankruptcy        looking forward to becoming involved in the
                                   Section), metro Atlanta Consumer           truancy project at local Gwinnett County
                                   Bankruptcy Attorney Group, Bankruptcy      schools.
Attorney Assistance Project
                                                                              State Bar Involvement: As of yet, I have not had the opportunity to be
State Bar Involvement: Member of Bankruptcy and YLD Sections                  involved in the State Bar. However, I am looking forward to finding an area
                                                                              where I can serve.
Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family and playing golf.
                                                                              Hobbies: reading, writing, attending sporting events and concerts, decorating
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to develop
leadership skills that will allow me to contribute and become active in the   Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to challenge
Bar. I also want to learn about opportunities where I can gain leadership     myself to become a positive leader in the legal community and my local
experience that can be used not only within the Bar, but also within my       community as well.
community.
                                  Name: Michael Madison Roberts                   Name: Hillary Ann Shawkat
                                  Nickname: Madison                               Nickname: Hillary
                                  Title: Associate                                Title: Associate
                                  Employer: Troutman Sanders LLP                  Employer: The Lueder Law Firm, LLC
                                  Address: 600 Peachtree St.,                     Address: 5900 Windward Parkway
                                  Bank of America Plaza, Ste. 5200                Ste. 390
                                  Atlanta, GA 30308                               Alpharetta, GA 30005
                                  Phone: 404-885-3140                             Phone: 770-685-7000
                                  E-mail: madison.roberts@                        E-mail: hshawkat@luederlaw.com
                                  troutmansanders.com
                                                                                  Law School: GSU
                                  Law School: Mercer                              Date Admitted: November 2004
                                  Date Admitted: November 2008
                                                                                  Practice Areas: Associate in the General
                                  Practice Areas: Labor & Employment              Litigation Division, focusing on land use,
                                                                                  enforcement of covenants, construction
                                  Community Involvement: Peachtree                law, and creditors’ rights
                                  Presbyterian Church - Member, Junior
                                  Achievemnet for Georgia, Women’s                Community Involvement: Law Day
                                 Economic Development Agency, Georgia             Activities, attending various festivals in
Tech Alumni Association, Rebuild Macon, Committee Member of Young                 Decatur, running local 5k events, volunteering with Boys & Girls Club
Professional Chapter of Ducks Unlimited
                                                                                  State Bar Involvement: Currently the President-Elect of the DeKalb County
State Bar Involvement: I have just gotten involved with the YLD                   YLD, YLD Litigation Committee member, attended several happy hour meetings
Community Service Committee and Intrastate Moot Court Committee.                  in 2008, attended several State Bar meetings in 2008
In addition, I was hoping to use the opportunities provided to me by
participating in the Leadership Academy to get even more involved with            Hobbies: attending UGA football games, running, reading, gardening, cooking,
our Georgia State Bar activities.                                                 traveling

Hobbies: running; golf; learning how to be a father!                              Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to meet
                                                                                  attorneys from different areas of the State with different specialties, to
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to further              develop lasting friendships and mentoring relationships, and to enjoy this
expand my legal network and also get the opportunity to get plugged into our      “behind the scenes” look at the State Bar and the practice of law.
State Bar association and to get involved in my community. I feel privileged to
be in the profession of law, and with that privilege comes great responsibility
to give back. I feel becoming more deeply involved in the YLD through the
Leadership Academy will give me a proper outlet to give back.
                                   Name: Robert Alexander Susor                    Name: David Michael Van Sant
                                   Nickname: Alex                                  Nickname: David
                                   Title: Associate Attorney                       Title: Sole Practitioner
                                   Employer: Law Offices of L. David Wolfe,        Employer: David M. Van Sant, P.C.
                                   P.C.                                            Address: P. O. Box 3154
                                   Address: 135 Nassau St., N.W.                   Cumming, GA 30028
                                   Third Floor                                     Phone: 770-886-9199
                                   Atlanta, GA 30303                               E-mail: dmv@dvattorneys.com
                                   Phone: 404-352-5000
                                   E-mail: alex@ldavidwolfe.com                    Law School: GSU
                                                                                   Date Admitted: October 2003
                                   Law School: GSU
                                   Date Admitted: November 2006                    Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation,
                                                                                   Personal Injury, DUI, Construction Law
                                   Practice Areas: State and Federal Criminal
                                   Defense, Appeals and Habeas Petitions;          Community Involvement: Little League
                                   civil and Criminal Forfeiture; Torts/Personal   Coach for the YMCA and Midway Park;
                                   Injury                                          Attorney Coach for West Forsyth Mock Trial
                                                                                   Team
                                  Community Involvement: Member: GA
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; ABA; Volunteer Attorney: Georgia          State Bar Involvement: I am a member of several practice areas but currently
Innocence Project; Sam Nunn School of International Affairs Alumni Board           not involved with any committees.
Member; Red Cross platelet donor; 2006 Pro Bono Award from District Court
Judge Marvin Shoob (Fulton County Jail Project); Eagle Scout: Troop 772            Hobbies: hunting, fishing, golf, little league sports
(Marietta)
                                                                                   Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to meet new
State Bar Involvement: Member: Criminal Law and Appellate Practice                 people and become more involved in the local community and Bar.
Sections; DeKalb County YLD; State YLD Criminal Law Committee; Georgia Tech
Bar Association

Hobbies: home brewing; classic auto restoration; skiing; softball; bowling;
Georgia Tech football; general aviation; reading; history; travel

Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to help raise
participation in the State Bar by leading through a personal example, to make
new professional and personal relationships, and to give something back to
my profession.
                                   Name: Chadwick Rhodes Walker                  Name: James D. Walker III
                                   Nickname: Chad                                Nickname: Tracy
                                   Title: Attorney                               Title: Associate Attorney
                                   Employer: Malone Law Office                   Employer: Moore Ingram Johnson &
                                   Address: 2 Ravinia Drive, Ste. 300            Steele LLP
                                   Atlanta, GA 30346                             Address: 326 Roswell St.
                                   Phone: 770-390-7566                           Marietta, GA 30060
                                   E-mail: chadwickw@malonelaw.com               Phone: 770-429-1499
                                                                                 E-mail: jdwalker@mijs.com
                                   Law School: New England School of Law
                                   Date Admitted: June 2004                      Law School: GSU
                                                                                 Date Admitted: April 2004
                                   Practice Areas: Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
                                   (Medical Malpractice, Aviation, Autowreck,    Practice Areas: Corporate transactions, M
                                   Products)                                     & A, Secured Lending

                                   Community Involvement: Shepherd Center        Community Involvement: I am an active
                                   volunteer, member of Free and Accepted        member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church
                                   Masons, volunteer time with Georgia           and our community YMCA, I participate and
                                   Watch (consumer advocacy) and GTLA            consult with our neighborhood association
Legislative outreach                                                             on development and zoning matters and recently volunteered in a colleagues
                                                                                 campaign for political office.
State Bar Involvement: State Bar of Georgia: General Practice and Trial
Section, Also member of AAJ, GTLA, STLA and Sandy Springs Bar Association        State Bar Involvement: I hope that through this program I can find a place to
(serving on Board of Directors, 2009)                                            focus my involvement as my current involvement is limited to supporting my
                                                                                 colleagues in their Cobb YLD and State Bar leadership roles.
Hobbies: hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, visual art
                                                                                 Hobbies: USTA tennis and exercise
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to develop and
maintain long-term relationships with YLD and state leaders, both current and    Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to meet other
future.                                                                          young attorneys throughout the state with whom I can maintain a working and
                                                                                 personal relationship throughout our careers and to find one or more areas of
                                                                                 interest/need on which I can focus my involvement in the future.
                                  Name: Michelle E. West-Osondu                Name: Temika J. Williams
                                  Nickname: Michelle                           Nickname: Temika
                                  Title: Attorney                              Title: Senior Child Advocate Attorney
                                  Employer: Law Office of West-Osondu &        Employer: DeKalb County Child Advocacy
                                  Associates, LLC                              Center
                                  Address: 1990 Lakeside Parkway               Address: 4309 Memorial Drive
                                  Ste. 160                                     Decatur, GA 30032
                                  Tucker, GA 30084                             Phone: (o) 404-294-2457; (c) 404-664-3655
                                  Phone: 770-817-8777                          E-mail: tjwillia@co.dekalb.ga.us
                                  E-mail: michelle@westosondulaw.com
                                                                               Law School: UGA
                                  Law School: Emory                            Date Admitted: December 2001
                                  Date Admitted: July 2003
                                                                               Practice Areas: Juvenile Law (Child
                                  Practice Areas: Family law, Immigration,     Welfare/Deprivation)
                                  Business Law, Landlord-Tenant, Real Estate
                                                                               Community Involvement: Ray of Hope
                                 Past & Present Community Involvement:         Christian Church - Nursery Coordinator,
                                 Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, Moot Court    GAWL - Girl Scout Project, Pipeline Project
                                 Coach/Judge, St. Law Program, GABWA           Facilitator (Leadership Training for Middle
Legally Speaking TV Broadcast Producer, youth mentor                           School Girls); GABWA - Civil Pro Bono Family Law Project

State Bar Involvement: Member of State Bar since 2003; additional local and    State Bar Involvement: YLD: Juvenile Law Committee, Celebration of
Bar memberships include - Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys,        Excellence, Attorney Coach for HS Mock Trial Program (2002-present)
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Gwinnett County Bar Association,
Atlanta Bar Association                                                        Hobbies: running, traveling, reading

Hobbies: hiking, reading, dancing, and spending time with family and friends   Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to be of greater
                                                                               service to the Bar and the community at large.
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: that my
involvement in the Leadership Academy will serve to enhance my ability
to build lasting relationships with colleagues and leaders, provide me with
opportunities for professional and personal growth, and serve as guidance in
tunneling my yearning to serve the community in a leadership capacity.
                                  Name: Natalie S. Woodward                      Name: Kevin Alan Woolf
                                  Nickname: Natalie                              Nickname: Kevin
                                  Title: Owner/Partner                           Title: Attorney
                                  Employer: Woodward + Stern, LLC                Employer: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
                                  Address: 1131 Canton St.                       Address: 1545 Peachtree St. NE
                                  Roswell, GA 30075                              Ste. 700
                                  Phone: 770-640-7667                            Atlanta, GA 30309
                                  E-mail: natalie@woodwardstern.com              Phone: 404-885-6733
                                                                                 E-mail: kwoolf@seyfarth.com
                                  Law School: UGA
                                  Date Admitted: November 2002                   Law School: UGA
                                                                                 Date Admitted: November 2004
                                  Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Domestic;
                                  Civil Litigation                               Practice Areas: Commercial Real Estate

                                  Community Involvement: Piedmont                Community Involvement: “Buildable
                                  Hospital Transplant Fund Board of Directors,   Hours” (Habitat for Humanity) (2005;
                                  US Transplant Games-Volunteer, Board           led build in 2006 and 2007); Volunteer,
                                  Advisory Member - Kennesaw State               Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta; Chair,
                                  University, Breast Cancer Atlanta 2-day        Seyfarth Shaw LLP Atlanta Charitable Giving
Walk Participant and Volunteer, UGA Intrastate Moot Court Team Alumni            Committee; Participant, Everybody Wins! (2005, 2006); Commissioner - City of
Advisor.                                                                         Avondale Estates Planning & Zoning Board; Board Member - Avondale Swim &
                                                                                 Tennis Club
State Bar Involvement: Young Lawyers Division, Family Law Section
                                                                                 State Bar Involvement: Law School Orientation on Professionalism group
Hobbies: running, reading - Book Club Member, tennis                             leader (2005, 2006)
Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to improve             Hobbies: My two children (Anna Beth, 3 and Leo 6 months)
my leadership skills and enhance my abilities toward active involvement in
community issues and events.                                                     Through My Involvement in the Leadership Academy, I hope: to deepen my
                                                                                 involvement in the Bar in an effort to become a more well-rounded attorney.

				
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