State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

Macon Attorneys Elected to State Bar of Georgia Leadership Posts

July 3, 2019
Contact: Sarah I. Coole or

Orlando, Florida – State Sen. John F. Kennedy of James Bates Brannan Groover LLP and Ivy N. Cadle of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C., both of Macon, 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.

Additionally, Cadle was elected to serve on the State Bar’s Executive Committee. The Board of Governors elects six of its members to serve on the Executive Committee with the organization’s officers. The Executive Committee meets monthly and exercises the power of the Board of Governors when the board is not in session.

Kennedy will continue to serve in the Macon Judicial Circuit, Post 1 seat on the board, representing Bibb, Crawford and Peach counties. He earned his law degree from the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1990. He focuses his law practice in the areas of civil litigation, trial work, business advice and fiduciary law and is a past president of the Macon Bar Association.

Cadle will continue to serve in the Post 3 seat from the Macon Circuit. He is also a Mercer Law graduate and joined the State Bar in 2007. His law practice is focused on real estate, eminent domain, land use, zoning, conservation easements and commercial lending litigation.  He is also a certified public accountant and is a past president of the Macon Bar Association. 

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.