August 18, 2020
By Dawn M. Jones
Atlanta Jewish Times
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of Richard M. Shafritz of Shafritz & Dean LLC in Atlanta on his very untimely passing on July 31. As a Georgia State University College of Law classmate of Richard’s, I count myself among those personal friends.
A Sandy Springs resident who was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2001, Richard practiced real estate law throughout metro Atlanta and earned a well-deserved reputation as an attorney with exceptional intellect, unshakable ethics, larger-than-life personality and a legacy of excellent professional service to his clients.
Richard Shafritz will be missed and fondly remembered by his fellow members of the legal community. We appreciate his dedication and the many contributions he made during his career through his exemplary service to the public and justice system.
Dawn M. Jones
President, State Bar of Georgia