State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Congratulations to Gainesville law firm for Georgia Legal Food Frenzy success

May 31, 2019
By Rizza P. O'Connor

The Times, Gainesville

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to congratulate the attorneys and staff of Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker LLP in Gainesville for winning the Medium Firm Division in the recently completed eighth annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.

The food and money raised by Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker on behalf of the Georgia Mountain Food Bank contributed to the record-breaking total of 1.7 million meals raised by the legal community across the state. A total of 193 legal organizations, representing more than 13,000 members, participated in this year’s Legal Food Frenzy. We also congratulate the Law Office of Michelle Hall in Gainesville, the regional per capita winner for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

Along with Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, the Georgia YLD is honored to co-sponsor this project to assist the Georgia Food Bank Association and its regional food banks. We have now raised the equivalent of 8.9 million meals in eight years.

Thanks again to each attorney and legal professional who joined us for this important cause. We are proud to help lead an effort that has such a significant impact on communities across Georgia.


Rizza P. O’Connor
President, Young Lawyers Division
State Bar of Georgia