Leigh Cummings and Elinor Hitt set to present at 2015 Family Law Institute’s annual conference

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy attorneys Leigh Cummings and Elinor Hitt are scheduled to present to fellow family law attorneys at the Georgia Family Law Institute’s 33rd annual conference. Sponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, this year’s event will be held May 21 – 23, 2015, at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida.

Both will be participating in a panel discussion on custody and child support on Saturday, May 22.  Ms. Cummings will moderate the panel and Ms. Hitt will act as a panelist.

The full agenda of the event can be viewed online at: http://www.iclega.org/programs/8885.html

Nancy Ingram Jordan Named One of Nation’s “Top One Percent” Among Attorneys

Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy is proud to announce Nancy Ingram Jordan has been recognized as a member of the Nation’s “Top One Percent” among attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC). Attorneys awarded membership in this prestigious organization are considered to be “the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation,” according to NADC.

All members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, nominated by a panel of peers from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board. NADC (www.distinguishedcounsel.org) strives to “objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.”

Nancy Ingram Jordan discusses appellate experience at Legal Legends event

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

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

The full agenda for the event can be found online at:
http://www.cobbcountybar.org/events/event_details.asp?id=586077

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 Court 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:

http://www.cobbcountybar.org/events/event_details.asp?id=586077

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.

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