Bench & Bar, 1221 GABJ, GSB Vol. 27, No. 3, Pg. 42

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Bench & Bar

No. Vol. 27 No. 3 Pg. 42

Georgia Bar Journal

December, 2021


The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) announced that Chris Brannon and Kelley Napier, both of Brannon Napier Elder Law, LLC, in Atlanta, earned the designation of Certified Elder Law At-BRANNON NAPIER torneys. NELF is the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer certification in Elder Law.

Moye White LLP announced that it is the first Georgia firm to become a Certified B Corporation. The designation is awarded to companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems and meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. Certified B Corporations meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, legally expand their corporate responsibilities to include consideration of stakeholder interests and build collective voice through the power of the unifying B Corporation brand.

Baker Donelson announced that shareholder Michelle A. Williams was named leader of the firms' Health Care Regulatory Center of Excellence.

The firm also announced that they were recognized by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) as a 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Residential Leadership Award recipient. The firm won in the non-lender category and was recognized for its efforts in creating a robust program to recruit, retain, and promote women and minority attorneys, with a particular emphasis on women. The MBA specifically cited Baker Donelson's Women-to-Equity cohort program that provides opportunities for women to advance within the firm. The MBA also noted the firm's status as a Mansfield Plus Certified firm, a voluntary initiative among law firms to ensure at least 30% of job applicants are women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ or attorneys with disabilities. The annual awards recognize MBA members for their leadership efforts in DEI in three award categories: organizational DEI, market outreach strategies and non-lender.

Arnall Golden Gregory announced that Partner Lori Wright was appointed to the Advisory Board of the international nonprofit organization, Women Who Code (WWCode). WWCode is dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers by building a world where diverse women are better represented as technologists and leaders.

Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP announced the election of Wayne Taylor as president of the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC), the country's leading honorary organization for practicing insurance coverage and bad faith attorneys. The ACCC's mission is to advance the creative, ethical and efficient resolution of insurance coverage and extracontractual disputes; to enhance the civility and quality of the practice of insurance law; to provide peer-reviewed scholarship; and to improve the relationships among the members of our profession.

Ragsdale, Beals, Seigler, Patterson & Gray, LLP, announced the election of Herbert H. "Hal" Gray III to a Fellowship in the American College of Construction Lawyers. Fellowship is extended by invitation to those who are found to have mastered the practice or the teaching of construction law and dispute resolution in the complex technical and legal fields pertaining to the built environment.

Chamberlain Hrdlicka announced that Gina Vi-tiello is the new national chair of the Construction Law Section. Vitiello will lead the 15-attorney section to counsel clients during all phases of the construction litigation process to help them accomplish their goals and objectives.

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Tobin Injury Law announced the addition of Caroline Monsewicz and Campbell Walker as associates. Monsewicz's practice focuses on helping those who have been injured by someone else's negligence. Walker's practice focuses on personal injury cases including automobile collisions, trucking accidents, and insurance coverage issues. The firm is located at 49B Lenox Pointe Atlanta, GA 30324; 404-587-8423;

MendenFreiman LLP announced the addition of Harrison B. "Harry" Alex as an associate. Alex's practice focuses on tax controversy and collection. The firm is located at...

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