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State Bar mourns loss of three Atlanta legal community leaders

February 8, 2017
By Patrick T. O'Connor

Daily Report

To the Editor:

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of three distinguished leaders of the Atlanta legal community on their recent passing.

Frank Love Jr. served as president of the State Bar of Georgia in 1983-84, following 10 years as a member of the Board of Governors. During his term as president, the State Bar enacted mandatory continuing legal education and created the Georgia Bar Foundation. He worked with the law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy for 46 years and was a past president of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Robert L. Foreman Jr. practiced law with Alston & Bird for 42 years and was a past president of the Atlanta Bar Association and member of the State Bar's Board of Governors. He served the community in numerous capacities, including as president of the Community Chest, now known as the United Way.

Gary D. Zweifel was engaged in the private practice of law with a number of Atlanta firms for many years and was also a county guardian and administrator for Fulton County. He served as president of the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar and was a founding member of the International Guardianship Association. He was also a board member of the Stonewall Bar Association and a past president of the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club.

All members of the State Bar of Georgia can be inspired by the examples of professional and community service set by Frank Love, Robert Foreman and Gary Zweifel. We appreciate their 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