Georgia State University Law Dean Steven Kaminshine to Address Alumni and Friends at Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy will host a special networking event for Atlanta-area Georgia State University lawyers and friends on Thursday, May 8th, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at the family law firm’s offices in the Riverwood 100 Building.

Dean Steven Kaminshine, a DePaul University School of Law graduate and dean of Georgia State University’s College of Law, is scheduled to speak to attendees with representatives of the college.

Before joining the faculty, Dean Kaminshine was a partner in a labor and employment law practice in New York City. He also spent three years at the National Labor Relations Board in Washington D.C.

Cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. RSVP by May 1 by calling Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy at 770.951.2700.

Nancy Ingram Jordan Joins Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy today announced that Nancy Ingram Jordan has joined the firm of counsel.

“Nancy’s extensive experience in family law as well as appellate matters will immediately bring value to clients of the firm,” said C. Wilbur Warner, Jr., a founding partner at Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy.

Mrs. Jordan was most recently a member of Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers in Marietta, Georgia. While there, she successfully represented families in Cobb County and throughout metro Atlanta in all areas of family law.

“It’s an honor to join this firm,” said Mrs. Jordan. “For more than 30 years, Warner Bates has an enviable reputation for providing effective counsel to families across Georgia.”

At the outset of her career, Mrs. Jordan spent 15 years with the District Attorney’s Office in Cobb County. As a prosecutor, she regularly argued before Georgia appellate courts and authored or co-authored more than 400 appellate briefs. Mrs. Jordan has applied her many years of appellate practice to her family law practice.

A graduate of Emory University School of Law, Mrs. Jordan has lectured at family law seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia, the Cobb County Bar Association, and Kennesaw State University.

She is a registered civil and domestic mediator and arbitrator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.

Super Lawyers magazine features Warner Bates partner Kathy Portnoy

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy partner Kathy Portnoy is featured in a Super Lawyers story chronicling the first group of female attorneys in Georgia. The Emory University School of Law alumna recounts her inspirations to pursue her career and the challenges that she faced when she entered the legal industry as a female during the 1970s. “My dad raised us with the idea there was no distinction between what my brother and my sister and I should be doing, could be doing,” she says. “It never occurred to me that there would be limitations.”

The full text of the article in the March 2014 issue of Super Lawyers magazine can be viewed online at:

Leigh Cummings set to present at 2014 Family Law Institute’s annual conference

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy partner Leigh Cummings is scheduled to present to fellow family law attorneys at the Georgia Family Law Institute’s 32nd annual conference. Sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, this year’s event will be held May 22 – 24, 2014, at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida.

Mrs. Cummings will present Saturday, May 24, at 9:00 a.m. on trends in alimony.

The full agenda of the event can be viewed online at:

Leigh Cummings and Jim McGinnis speak at AVLF seminar

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy partners Leigh Cummings and Jim McGinnis presented to fellow attorneys and peers at a seminar entitled “Advanced Topics for Guardians Ad Litem.” Hosted by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, the event was held on March 18, 2014, at The State Bar of Georgia, and was attended by approximately 60 lawyers. Leigh spoke on “Relocation in Child Custody Actions.” Jim led a discussion on “What Lawyers Love (and Hate) about Guardians Ad Litem.”

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