State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Augusta Attorneys Elected to Board of Governors of State Bar of Georgia

June 9, 2018
Contact: Sarah I. Coole or

Amelia Island, Fla. – John R.B. “Jack” Long of John R.B. Long P.C. in Augusta was elected, and William J. “Bill” Keogh III of Hull Barrett P.C. in Augusta was re-elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 50,000-member State Bar of Georgia. All were installed June 9 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

Keogh will continue to serve in the Augusta Judicial Circuit, Post 2 seat on the board, representing Burke, Columbia and Richmond counties. He earned his law degree from Emory University Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1991. His law practice is focused in the areas of business, commercial, contract, construction and private company shareholder disputes, land use and zoning law, environmental law and real estate law. He is a past president of the Augusta Young Lawyers Association and past vice chairperson of the State Bar’s Statewide Judicial Evaluation Committee.

Long will serve in the Post 4 seat from the Augusta Circuit. He is a graduate of the Walter F. George Law School at Mercer University and joined the State Bar in 2006. His law practice is focused in the areas of general civil litigation and family law. He is a past president of the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division and the Young Lawyers of Augusta and previously served on the State Bar’s Executive Committee.

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.


The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by Georgia’s Supreme Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884. All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the State Bar. Its more than 50,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.