Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Selects Inaugural LEAD Program Class

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October 23, 2013
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Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Selects Inaugural LEAD Program Class
ATLANTA, GA – This year, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association launched the Leadership Education & Advanced Direction (LEAD) Program. Designed to identify those with leadership potential from among the Association’s younger lawyers, the LEAD Program will train and equip those members to serve in future leadership roles in both GTLA and in the community. In order to qualify, applicants must have less than 10 years of practice experience or be 35 years of age or younger.
After a rigorous application and selection process, 16 attorneys were chosen to participate in the 2013-2014 GTLA LEAD Program. They are as follows:
 
Powers Law Group, Macon
Tracee Benzo
Hasner Law, Atlanta
N. John Bey
Bey & Associates, Atlanta
Jennifer Coalson
Parks, Chesin & Walbert, Atlanta
Buck Daniel
Howard Nations Firm, Atlanta
Ron Daniels
Burke Lasseter, Warner Robins
Jed Douglas
Adkins & Douglas, Valdosta
Morgan Duncan
Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, Columbus
 
Tedra Hobson
Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer, Atlanta
Jennifer Ivey
Linley Jones, Atlanta
Michael Ruppersburg
Simon Law Firm, Atlanta
Fareesh Sarangi
Sarangi Law, Atlanta
 
Madeleine Simmons
Morgan & Morgan, Atlanta
Kelley Simoneaux
Harris, Penn & Lowry, Atlanta
L. Chris Stewart
Stewart, Seay & Felton, Atlanta
Brian Worstell
Phillips, Branch & Hodges, Columbus
“I would like to congratulate all sixteen attorneys who were selected as a part of our inaugural LEAD Program class. The qualifications of this year’s applicants were truly impressive, and as a result the selection process proved to be an enormous undertaking. With aspiring leaders such as these, I have no doubt that the future of our Association is bright,” stated Buck Rogers, President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
“These participants represent a diverse group of GTLA members from firms, big and small, located all over the state and in a variety of practice areas,” continued LEAD Program Co-Chairmen Ryals Stone and Michael Geoffroy. “The goal of the GTLA LEAD Program is to challenge our participants to think critically about our organization, the practice of law and their personal role as a leader in their communities. Through participation in our program, these young attorneys will be poised for success, both in the courtroom and the community.”
The 2013-2014 LEAD Program consists of five sessions, and will begin on November 22-23 in Athens, Georgia. The program concludes with graduation at the GTLA Annual Convention & Gala in Atlanta on April 24-25, 2014.

Macon Dog Bite Lawyer Jeff Powers Helps Client in Pit Bull Attack

Macon Dog Bite Lawyer

Jack “Sonny” Henderson’s evening jog ended abruptly two years ago when a pair of pit bulls attacked him on Clinton Road.

Monday, Bibb County State Judge William P. Adams awarded the 65-year-old retired postal worker a $350,000 judgment based on his injuries, medical treatment and lingering effects.

Shortly after the attack, Henderson said he would have bled to death in the street if it weren’t for two women who stopped to help.

Macon Dog Bite Lawyer Jeff Powers Helps Client in Pit Bull Attack

Powers Law Firm Wins in Upson County

DUI Lawyer Macon GACongratulations to Jeff Powers and Adam Beecher on their $45,000 ($15k compensatory and $30k Punitive) verdict in Upson County yesterday.  As I understand it was a DUI case with $5k in specials and some difficult facts to overcome.  This is a great job in an extremely conservative venue.  Goes to show that you can get a good verdict in a conservative venue if you are willing to take the case the distance.

D. Chad Nuce
Pasley & Nuce, LLC
103 N. Center St.
P.O. Box 1168
Thomaston, GA  30286

Powers Challenges Alcatraz

Former Prosecutor challenges Alcatraz

Macon, GA – July 31, 2009 –  Attorney and former Bibb County Prosecutor Jeff Powers recently finished fourteenth in his age group and seventy-seventh in his third Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon & Swim on Saturday, July 12 in San Francisco, CA.  The event began with a one and a half mile swim beginning at Alcatraz and concluding at Crissy Beach, near the Presidio.  Following the swim participants tied on their running shoes and ran across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and back for a total of seven miles.  Last year Powers finished in one hour and forty-five minutes and placed 50th overall in the competition.

Jeff Powers Alcatraz SwimmingPowers has been competing in triathlon events since 1988 as a student at Florida State University but fell away from competing in the intervening years.  “I was just glad to finish that first race,” Powers remembers.

Training for events like the Alcatraz Challenge is a year round endeavor.  “I swim at Northside Pool with a group of Masters Swimmers three days a week.  I also bike with a group several days a week.  Right now I am focusing on swimming and running,” says Powers, “In May, I competed in the Coliseum Hospital Rock N Roll ½ Ironman Race finishing third in my division for the swim portion of the race.  That was my warm-up for Alcatraz.”

“Running across the Golden Gate Bridge is exhilarating!  The Bridge literally moves while you are running and the wind and fog are coming in off the San Francisco Bay as you run out towards Sausalito.  This year the water was much more turbulent and the bridge was really windy,” grins Powers.

Powers future competition goals include a ½ Ironman Race and maybe even a Full Ironman at some point in the future.  “It takes a lot of training so I will have to work up to it but I’m looking forward to the challenge,” says Powers.

The Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon & Swim began in 1981 as the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon.  The event has evolved over time dropping the bike event and becoming the Aquathlon it is today.  The venue allows racers to experience two of San Francisco’s pre-eminent landmarks – Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge – up close and personal.  Visit www.alcatrazchallenge.us for more information about the event.

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