June 9, 2018
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Amelia Island, Fla. – Edward D. Tolley of Cook & Tolley LLP in Athens was re-elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 50,000-member State Bar of Georgia and was installed June 9 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.
Tolley will continue to serve in the Western Judicial Circuit, Post 2 seat on the board, representing Clarke and Oconee counties. He earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1975. His law practice is focused on criminal defense, business litigation, personal injury and wrongful death cases.
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.