Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lawyers for Olens for GA Attorney General Coalition and Website Launches

Three former State Bar Chairs Spearhead Lawyer Coalition Efforts

(3/8/10) Last week Sam Olens was again named one of “Georgia's Super Lawyers.” Today, the campaign launches the Lawyers for Olens coalition with a dedicated website whereby lawyers statewide can endorse the campaign by entering their name on the website.

Three former State Bar Chairs are spearheading Lawyers for Olens: Robert Ingram (State Bar Chair 2005-2006); Jimmy Franklin (State Bar Chair 2001-2002) and David Gambrell (State Bar Chair 1967-68)

"Sam Olens will be an effective and strong Attorney General for our state. He is an experienced, tough litigator and proven leader and administrator—he will serve us well as the state's top lawyer," said Jimmy Franklin, Franklin, Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes & Marsh, LLC, of Statesboro.

Committee Members for Lawyers for Olens include:

Brad Carver, Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover, PC
Robert S. Highsmith Jr., Holland & Knight
Ben Johnson, Alston & Bird, LLP
Steve Labovitz, McKenna, Long & Aldridge, LLP
Benton Mathis, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
Cecil McLendon, Jr., Riley, Rosner & McLendon, LLC
Oscar Persons, Burr & Forman LLP
William F. Riley, Riley, Rosner & McLendon, LLC
Carolyn Roddy, Rosner & McLendon, LLC
Ray Smith III, Joyce, Thrasher, Kaiser & Liss
John Sours, Wasson Sours & Harris
Frank Turner, Greer Stansfield & Turner, LLP
Mark VanderBroek, Troutman Sanders LLP
Joe, Whitley, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

“I am grateful for the support these fine lawyers and their efforts to spread the word to all attorneys statewide that they believe I will serve the state well as the next Attorney General.” said Olens.

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