Nancy Ingram Jordan to participate in “Legal Legends” event

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy attorney Nancy Ingram Jordan is scheduled to speak at “Legal Legends,” an educational event to raise money for a scholarship fund created in honor of the late Lawyers of Appeals Judge Debra Halpern Bernes. Ms. Jordan will be discussing her appellate experience in a session entitled, “Appellate Practice: A Practical Perspective.”

Many other friends and colleagues of Judge Bernes are expected to participate, including State Supreme Court Justice Harold Melton, former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, and former Cobb County District Attorney Tom Charron.

The event, sponsored by the Cobb County Bar Association, will be held March 6, 2015, in the Superior Courthouse Jury Assembly Room.

The full agenda for the event can be found online at:

Nine Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy attorneys named 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy is proud to announce that nine of the firm’s attorneys have been named 2015 Super Lawyers and/or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers magazine, a publication of Thomson Reuters.

Edward E. Bates, Jr., Leigh F. Cummings, Nancy Ingram Jordan, James J. McGinnis, Barry B. McGough, Kathy L. Portnoy, and C. Wilbur Warner, Jr., were each recognized as Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers are the top five percent of attorneys in the state of Georgia.

Elinor H. Hitt and Traci A. Weiss were named to the Rising Stars list. Rising Star distinctions are awarded to the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who are under 40 years old or who have been practicing law for less than 10 years in the state of Georgia.

Leigh Cummings named one of Georgia’s Top 50 Women Lawyers

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy partner Leigh Cummings was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Georgia in the 2015 edition of Super Lawyers magazine. The Top 50 Women Lawyers are selected as a result of peer recognition and professional achievement. Ms. Cummings was named a Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015, as well as a Rising Star in 2007 and each year from 2009 to 2013.

Kathy Portnoy featured in Super Lawyers 2015 magazine

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy partner Kathy Portnoy was featured in the 2015 edition of Super Lawyers magazine for her continued involvement in Georgia’s arts. Ms. Portnoy was a founding member of the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, which had its last season in 2014, and has been a part of a number of literary groups over the years, including the Community Book Festival and the Atlanta Literary Group.

Ms. Portnoy has always emphasized the importance of reading. “Simply being a reader, that makes you a better writer, a better speaker, more empathetic to the life stories that are being told to you. Reading good books keeps you healthy and onward-thinking,” she says.

Jim McGinnis addresses peers on litigation strategies at seminar on high asset and complex divorces

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy partner Jim McGinnis recently spoke at a seminar on litigation strategies for parents receiving child support in high asset and complex divorces. The second annual event, hosted by The Seminar Group, was held February 4, 2015, at the Buckhead Club and was attended by both lawyers and accountants in the Atlanta area.

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