State Bar of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia

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

June 21, 2022
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Atlanta – Paul W. Hamilton of Hamilton Trust, Estate & Elder Law was elected, and H. Burke Sherwood of Sherwood & Sherwood P.C. was re-elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 52,000-member State Bar of Georgia. Both Valdosta attorneys were installed June 4.

Hamilton will serve in the Southern Judicial Circuit, Post 1 seat on the board, representing Brooks, Colquitt, Echols, Lowndes and Thomas 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 2004. His law practice is focused primarily in the areas of wills, trusts, nursing home/asset protection and elder law. He served as judge of the Nashville Municipal Court from 2005 through 2008.

Sherwood will continue to serve in the Post 3 seat from the Southern Circuit. He is a graduate of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and joined the State Bar in 1999. His firm’s practice areas include personal injury, real estate law, criminal law and probate law. He is a past president of the Valdosta Bar Association, the Valdosta Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Georgia Legal Services Program Board of Directors.

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.