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Savannah Attorneys Re-Elected to Board of Governors of State Bar of Georgia 

June 18, 2019
Contact: Sarah I. Coole or sarahc@gabar.org

Orlando, Florida – Lester B. Johnson III of Lester B. Johnson III P.C. and John B. Manly of Manly Shipley LLP, both of Savannah, were re-elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 50,000-member State Bar of Georgia. Both were installed June 8 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

Johnson will continue to serve in the Eastern Judicial Circuit, Post 2 seat on the board, representing Chatham County. He earned his law degree from the University of Miami Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1979. He is a member of the State Bar’s sections on Elder Law, Fiduciary Law, Military/Veterans Law, School & College Law and Insurance Law. He is a past president of the Savannah Bar Association.

Manly will continue to serve in the Post 4 seat from the Eastern Circuit. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law and joined the State Bar in 2008. He focuses his law practice on serious personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He previously served on the Executive Council of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia.

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.