January 27, 2017
By Patrick T. O'Connor
Savannah Morning News
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Savannah attorney Thomas J. "Tom" Mahoney Jr. on his recent passing.
A distinguished member of the State Bar since 1963, Mr. Mahoney became a leader in the practice of business, government, maritime, real estate and customs law. He served his profession as a past president of the Savannah Bar Association and the public as a special assistant attorney general for the Georgia Ports Authority and the Georgia Department of Transportation, as well as attorney for Chatham County, city attorney and judge for Tybee Island and assistant city attorney for Savannah. He began his career as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation before returning to Savannah to practice law.
He was a consummate professional and true gentleman, as well as a mentor for younger members of the legal community. He cared deeply about serving his clients, the betterment of Savannah and, especially, his wonderful family.
All members of the State Bar of Georgia can be inspired by the lifetime of service of Tom Mahoney. We appreciate his many contributions toward strengthening the foundations of our justice system, which protects the rights and liberties of all Americans.
Patrick T. O'Connor
President, State Bar of Georgia