Meredith Hobbs

Groups Call for Closure of Georgia Detention Centers After Immigrant Deaths

Meredith Hobbs

Project South and a coalition of immigrant rights groups are calling for the closure of three ICE facilities in Georgia—Stewart Detention Center, Atlanta City Detention Center and Irwin County Detention Center—after two immigrants died last week at Stewart and ACDC. Jean Carlos Jimenez-Joseph on M

Five Atlanta Firms in Am Law 200 Beat the Average in Revenue Gains

Meredith Hobbs

The Am Law 200 rankings are out—and five Atlanta-based firms are again among the country's Second Hundred highest-grossing law firms.

Vath Takes Over as Atlanta Bar Leader, Stresses Service at Annual Meeting

Meredith Hobbs

Atlanta Bar Association president Jim Blitch passed the gavel to Maggie Vath on Tuesday at the group's annual meeting and awards luncheon at the Piedmont Driving Club.

GAIN Adds Asylum Lawyer Amid Immigration Fears—and Other "On the Move" News

Meredith Hobbs

The Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network has hired a new staff attorney and traded borrowed space at King & Spalding for its own digs at Peachtree Center.

Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism Seeks New Leader

Meredith Hobbs

Avarita Hanson, who has served as the commission's executive director for 11 years, has announced that she'll retire at the end of August.

Atlanta Firm Financials: City's Top 10 Find Growth at the Extremes

Meredith Hobbs

Growth slowed on average for Atlanta's 10 top-grossing law firms last year, especially for firms in the middle of the group. But nearly all weathered flat demand in the legal industry to push revenues ever higher.

Blasingame Burch Lures Plaintiff Pros to Athens—and Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs

Two Atlanta plaintiffs lawyers, Michael Ruppersburg and Evan Jones, have joined Blasingame Burch Garrard Ashley in Athens, lured by the chance to expand their practices and to trade Atlanta's traffic for a more bucolic, college town vibe.

Former Judge Will Arbitrate Family Law Cases for Free

Meredith Hobbs

Longtime Fulton County Superior Court judge Cindy Wright, now a partner at Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle, has found a novel way to help her former colleagues in the court's family division.

Asian Food Fest Looks to Raise Thousands for Legal Nonprofit

Meredith Hobbs

Now in its third year, SouthEATS 2017 raises more than $20K for Asian Americans Advancing Justice from tickets and sponsors, which include local firms such as Morris Manning & Martin, and the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA).

Dennis Corry Refreshes Its Partnership—and Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs

Trucking defense firm Dennis, Corry, Porter & Smith has undergone a bit of a transformation sparked by the departure of founding partner Clay Porter. The firm has updated its name to Dennis, Corry, Smith & Dixon, promoted five longtime lawyers to partner and moved from Buckhead to Cobb County, acros

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