July 1, 2013
Contact: Sarah I. Coole or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilton Head Island, S.C. – Kenneth B. Hodges III of Rafuse Hill & Hodges LLP in Atlanta was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the 45,000-member State Bar of Georgia and was installed June 22 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.
Hodges focuses his law practice on commercial litigation, civil rights, government investigations and RICO matters. He spent 15 of his 22 years in the legal profession as a prosecutor, including 12 as district attorney of the Dougherty Judicial Circuit. He was the Democratic nominee in the 2010 election for Georgia attorney general.
A past chairman of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia and past president of the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia and the Dougherty Circuit Bar Association, Hodges is a graduate of Emory University and the University of Georgia School of Law.
The Board of Governors of the State Bar 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.
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 45,000 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.