State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Congratulations to Columbus attorney on state appointment

July 13, 2020
By Dawn M. Jones

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

To the Editor:

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to extend congratulations to Joel O. Wooten of Butler Wooten & Peak LLP in Columbus, on his recent election and installation as vice chair of the Georgia Ports Authority.

All Georgians will benefit from Mr. Wooten’s leadership and continued service on the commission, which oversees the operations of Georgia’s deep-water ports in Savannah and Brunswick, along with inland barge operations in Bainbridge and Columbus.

By accepting this appointment, Joel Wooten, a past chairman of the Georgia Board of Regents, demonstrates his ongoing commitment to serving the public. We wish him well in this new capacity of statewide leadership.


Dawn M. Jones
President, State Bar of Georgia