Georgia Super Lawyers Articles

Stan Kaady

The $500 Million Man

Saying “I’ll see you in court” to Pete Law is probably not the best way to start the day

Featuring Peter A. Law

Stan Kaady

Change Agent

Allegra Lawrence-Hardy was mentored by some of the biggest names in Georgia law; she’s paying it forward with the Sutherland Scholars

Featuring Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy

Stan Kaady

Hell Out of Dodge

Jennifer Auer Jordan brings a touch of South Georgia to Atlanta

Featuring Jennifer Auer Jordan

The ‘Criminalization of Immigration’

‘Destined for death’ in Cambodia, Socheat Chea now helps immigrants make new lives in the U.S.

Featuring Socheat Chea

The Benzo Way

From paralegal to partner to president—and now principal at Benzo Law—it’s been a steady climb for Tracee R. Benzo

Featuring Tracee R. Benzo

The Collector

Rupert M. Barkoff is an introvert by nature, but when he’s passionate about something he goes all in

Featuring Rupert M. Barkoff

The Three Lessons of Edward Tolley

The prominent Athens trial lawyer talks about what he’d do to change the justice system

Featuring Edward D. Tolley

Stan Kaady

John Mayoue Declines to Comment

The notoriously tight-lipped celebrity divorce lawyer opens up … but not about Jane, M.J. and Usher

 

Stan Kaady

The Best Lawyer Bobby Lee Cook Has Seen

What criminal defense attorney Steve Sadow knows can acquit you

Featuring Steve Sadow

Stan Kaady

The Muckraker

Linley Jones represents the ultimate “little guy”—someone who wants to sue a lawyer

Featuring Linley Jones

Kathy Portnoy’s Complaint

She brought Updike and Mailer to Atlanta, but couldn’t land Philip Roth

Featuring Kathy L. Portnoy

Eminent in His Domain

Charles N. Pursley is all condemnation, all the time

Featuring Charles N. Pursley, Jr.

Midnight in the Theater of Good Acoustics: A Savannah Story

How T. Mills Fleming gave the Lucas a sequel

Featuring T. Mills Fleming

When a Cemetery is Not a Cemetery

And other tales from Oliver Maner’s Patrick T. O’Connor

Featuring Patrick T. O'Connor

Stan Kaady

Hugging It Out with Teresa Wynn Roseborough

The self-described Brown v. Board of Education baby embraces The Home Depot

Featuring Teresa W. Roseborough

Stan Kaady

The Wave

An oral history of the first group of female attorneys in Georgia in the 1970s

Featuring Jane F. Thorpe, …

Stan Kaady

Two Bobs and a King

How Brinson Askew Berry became the biggest firm in Rome

Featuring Robert M. Brinson, …

Stan Kaady

And the Children’s Lawyer Shall Lead

J.Tom Morgan would like Georgia to rank higher than 49th on everything involving kids

Featuring J. Tom Morgan, III

Major, Esq.

Victims of nursing home abuse, Maj. Michael A. Prieto has got your six

Featuring Michael A. Prieto

Battlefield Norcross

How Rebecca Franklin and Jeff Harris helped close a drug treatment center

Featuring Rebecca Franklin Harris, …

GC of the GA GOP

Republican lawyer Anne W. Lewis talks voter ID laws, the state’s political racial divide, and a few social issues—including same-sex marriage—where her position is evolving

Featuring Anne W. Lewis

Stan Kaady

One of the Last Southern Gentlemen

Philip C. Henry is the very soul of understatement

Featuring Philip C. Henry

The Dealmaker

Don’t misbehave on Aasia Mustakeem’s watch

Featuring Aasia Mustakeem

Stan Kaady

The Greg Maddux of Georgia Law

Tom Carlock isn’t intimidating; he just beats you

Featuring Thomas S. Carlock

Legal Aide

For more than 40 years, David A. Webster has worked to empower those in need

Featuring David A. Webster

Doing the Dozens

Professional liability defense lawyer Christine L. Mast juggles dozens of cases—including, recently, Leibel v. Johnson

Featuring Christine L. Mast

Stan Kaady

Feet on the Ground

Teri Plummer McClure ensures that UPS runs smoothly

 

Stan Kaady

The Master Storyteller

‘Talk to no one except Edward T.M. Garland!’

Featuring Edward T.M. Garland

Stan Kaady

First and No Longer Counting

Linda Klein is exemplary; back in the day, she knew she had to be

Featuring Linda A. Klein

Stan Kaady

The Possible Dream

Charles Kuck, lover of both Don Quixote and Atlas Shrugged, has five ways to reform immigration law

Featuring Charles H. Kuck

New Sheriff in Town

Patricia G. Griffith, a Lady Bulldog at UGA, is also a bulldog in court

Featuring Patricia G. Griffith

David’s Song

A college friendship with Brian Piccolo led David Zacks into lifelong pro bono work for the American Cancer Society

Featuring David M. Zacks

Cochran’s Man in Atlanta

Hezekiah Sistrunk Jr. sees lawyering as a service job

Featuring Hezekiah Sistrunk, Jr.

Stan Kaady

Supreme Decision

Leah Ward Sears is off the bench and in the game

Featuring Leah Ward Sears

Stan Kaady

Putting the Puzzle Together

Elder law attorney Ruthann Lacey blends professionalism with compassion

Featuring Ruthann P. Lacey

Stan Kaady

Family Matters

When breaking up is hard to do, Randy Kessler is the man to see

Featuring Randall M. Kessler

The Scout

Jim Matthews uses his ballplayer grading scale for med-mal cases

Featuring James B. Matthews, III

Scott Schulten’s Bucket List

After an epiphany at 57, the business/corporate lawyer hit the road

Featuring Wm. Scott Schulten

Dream Facilitator

What comes after Ph.D.? For Tim Xia, it’s J.D.

Featuring Tim Tingkang Xia, Ph.D.

C. Neal Pope’s Door-to-Door Advocacy

The class action attorney from Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood on the best mentoring in the world, the greatest tool in cross-examination and what juries can’t forgive

Featuring C. Neal Pope

The New King of Torts

Thomas Malone learned from losing; now he rarely does

Featuring Thomas W. Malone

The Path NOT Cleared

B.J. Bernstein fights mandatory minimums and keeps clients prayed up—and that has made all the difference

Featuring B.J. Bernstein

Lawyer in the Mist

Richard Horder represents developers, protects gorillas and searches for common ground

Featuring Richard A. Horder

The Pilot

Andy Scherffius lands planes, and handles plane-crash litigation, safely 

Featuring Andrew M. Scherffius

Baghdad Clarity

Bart Newman grappled with existential questions in Iraq, then published the answers

Featuring Bart Newman

Speed Racer

Catastrophic injury lawyer Michael L. Werner can’t drive 55

Featuring Michael L. Werner

Why Wait?

How a rare disease gave Musa Eubanks perspective

Featuring Musa L. Eubanks

Q&A With Nagendra “Nick” Setty

How Nagendra Setty dropped out (of med school), turned on (to patent law) and set up Fish & Richardson’s Atlanta office

Featuring Nagendra Setty

The Man Who Wouldn’t Wait

Why William B. Hill Jr. talks to Juanita

Featuring William B. Hill, Jr.

Bright Knight

Why Stephen Bright makes sure no one stands alone

Featuring Stephen B. Bright

“The Only Thing That Lasts”

Real estate lawyer Carol Clark deals with everything from taxes to termites ... to ghosts

Featuring Carol V. Clark

The Triple Threat

Mike Egan fits things together

Featuring Michael J. Egan

Exhibio Me Argentum

Clint Richardson shows us the (ancient) money

Featuring Clinton D. Richardson

First-String Attorney

Craig Frankel channels Itzak Perlman for the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra

Featuring Craig M. Frankel

Breaking Away

Ryan Pumpian on teamwork and the joys of finishing 10th

Featuring Ryan T. Pumpian

Dirty Harry Holly

How Holly Hempel trained with the Maryland Police Academy

Featuring Holly A. Hempel

Into Africa

Angela Spivey finds meaning half a world away

Featuring Angela M. Spivey

This is CNN’s Lawyer

Louise Sams wears many hats at Turner Broadcasting System  

Featuring Louise S. Sams

The Squire of Muscogee County

James Butler is as prepared as Winston Churchill and as down-to-earth as Atticus Finch

Featuring James E. Butler, Jr.

Undefeated

Lori Cohen, backed by her devoted team, takes a 48-0 record into the courtroom

Featuring Lori G. Cohen

The Supreme Thrill

Seven Georgia attorneys talk about arguing before the High Court

Featuring W. Warren Plowden Jr., …

The Two Lives of Bernard Taylor

The successful trial lawyer was once an undercover narcotics cop in Detroit

Featuring Bernard Taylor

It’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll But He Likes It

Workers’ comp attorney Greg Presmanes never let the music die

Featuring Gregory T. Presmanes

Top of the World, Ma!

John Thompson climbs stairs to climb mountains

Featuring John E. Thompson

The Deciders

Phaedra Parks and others talk about being young and hanging a shingle

Featuring Holly L. Geerdes, …

Georgia's Favorite Nephew

Lawton Jordan grew up at Camp David. So why is he disillusioned with politics?

Featuring R. Lawton Jordan III

No Man is an Island

Sea Islander Cal Smith is anything but isolated

Featuring William Calvin Smith

Legal Double Eagle

Josh Kamin’s favorite real estate? 18 holes

Featuring Joshua M. Kamin

The Listener

Entertainment lawyer Stephen Weizenecker on the pitfalls of fame

Featuring Stephen G. Weizenecker

The Bobby Lee Cook Show

Meet the seersuckersuit-wearing, hot-dog-eating, huge-fee-charging Summerville lawyer who may have inspired Matlock

Featuring Bobby Lee Cook

The Storyteller's Story

Atlanta's Ira Genberg isn’t just one of the top lawyers in the country; he’s the next Scott Turow

Featuring Ira Genberg

Unforgettable

Whether representing Fortune 500 companies or mentoring young lawyers, W. Ray Persons has the debonair, confident presence of a Nat King Cole

Featuring W. Ray Persons

Practice Made Perfect

Beth Tanis’ early fear of failure pushed her to become one of the most successful attorneys in Georgia

Featuring Elizabeth V. Tanis

Mr. Ethics

Richard Sinkfield quietly wins the day: in court, at the negotiating table, and in his rather remarkable intersection with history

Featuring Richard H. Sinkfield

Peripheral Vision

Fine-art photographer Robert West focuses on the timeless

Featuring Robert A. West

The Art Collector

Lawrence Ashe has an eye for the whimsical

Featuring R. Lawrence Ashe, Jr.

Have Camera, Will Travel

Jim Monacell knows your county courthouse

Featuring James P. Monacell

The Greatest Lawyer in the World

Emmet Bondurant isn't the lawyer other lawyers want to hire; he's the lawyer other lawyers want to be

Featuring Emmet J. Bondurant

L. Lin Wood Fact-Checks the Media

Why the “attorney for the damned” is not a presidential spokesman

Featuring L. Lin Wood

Mr. Reed Goes to Washington?

Thanks to his parents’ sacrifices, Kasim Reed has opportunities in both law and politics

 

Larry Marcus

The Child Advocate

Antavius Weems and his 1,300 clients

Featuring Antavius M. Weems

Top Gun

Whether he’s asked to broker a tricky negotiation or land a fighter jet in treacherous waters, Andy Scott never shies from a challenge

 

The Consigliere

When you're the lawyer for the Godfather of Soul, you have to be fast on your feet. Among many other things, Joel Katz is just that.

Featuring Joel A. Katz

Shattering Glass Ceilings

When Mary Ann Oakley began her law career, women were still a rarity in the profession

 

The Collector

Whether leather-bound sets of books or vintage port, Bob Tanner knows what he likes

Featuring Robert G. Tanner

Reluctant Hero

Before Richard Deane came along, the Macon school system was segregated and pimps were thriving in Atlanta

Featuring Richard H. Deane, Jr.

Practicing the Law Under the Influence

Robert Chestney and Michael Hawkins take the wheel

Featuring Robert W. Chestney, …

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