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State Bar of Georgia

Atlanta Attorneys, Judges Elected to Board of Governors of State Bar of Georgia 

June 27, 2019
Contact: Sarah I. Coole or

Orlando, Florida – The following attorneys and judges were elected, re-elected or appointed to represent the Atlanta Judicial Circuit (Fulton County) on the Board of Governors of the 50,000-member State Bar of Georgia and were installed June 8 during the organization’s Annual Meeting:

  • Nicole C. Leet of Gray Rust S. Amand Moffett & Brieske LLP (Post 1)
  • Lisa K. Liang, Fulton County State Court staff attorney (Post 3)
  • Catherine Koura (Post 5)
  • William M. Ragland Jr. of Womble Bond Dickinson LLP (Post 7)
  • Fulton County Solicitor General Keith E. Gammage (Post 9)
  • 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jill Pryor (Post 11)
  • R. Gary Spencer of R. Gary Spencer P.C. (Post 13)
  • Letitia A. McDonald of King & Spalding LLP (Post 15)
  • Atlanta Municipal Court Judge JaDawnya C. Baker (Post 17)
  • State Sen. Zahra S. Karinshak of Krevolin & Horst LLC (Post 19)
  • Patricia A. Gorham of Eversheds Sutherland LLP (Post 21) 
  • Donna G. Barwick of Wilmington Trust (Post 23)
  • Amanda Rourk Clark Palmer of Garland Samuel & Loeb P.C. (Post 25)
  • Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Nancy J. Whaley (Post 27)
  • Tina Shadix Roddenbery of Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery LLC (Post 29)
  • Shiriki Cavitt Jones of Equifax Inc. (Post 30)
  • Seth D. Kirschenbaum of Davis Zipperman Kirschenbaum & Lotito LLP (Post 32)
  • Allegra J. Lawrence of Lawrence & Bundy LLC (Post 34)
  • J. Marcus “Marc” E. Howard of Pope & Howard P.C. (Post 36)
  • Harold E. Franklin Jr. of King & Spalding LLP (Post 37, appointed by Immediate Past President Kennth B. Hodges III)
  • Anita Wallace Thomas of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP (Post 39)

Additionally, Ira L. Foster of the Georgia Legal Services Program in Atlanta was appointed by President-Elect Dawn M. Jones to serve in the Member-At-Large, Post 1 seat on the board.

The Board of Governors is the 160-member policymaking authority of the State Bar, with representation from each of Georgia’s judicial circuits. The board holds regular meetings at least four times per year.