Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy partner Leigh Cummings had the opportunity to speak at the 2015 Winter Conference for the Council of Superior Court Judges. Leigh’s presentation provided the Council with an update on alimony laws. The event was held on January 21, 2015, in Athens, Georgia, and was hosted by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy partner Leigh Cummings is scheduled to speak at the 2015 Winter Conference for the Council of Superior Court Judges, where she will be providing an update on current trends in alimony. The event, hosted by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, will be held January 21, 2015, in Athens, Georgia.
Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy attorneys Kathy L. Portnoy and Kynna Duncil Garner have been named top family lawyers in the 2014 edition of Georgia Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite.”
Attorneys included in the 12th annual listing are selected and voted in by their peers, with the top vote recipients listed as “Legal Elite.”
Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy today announced the addition of Janet A. Hardman to the firm.
Ms. Hardman received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Emory University and her law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law. She was named an Atlanta Law School Fellows Program Scholar and received a full-tuition, merit-based scholarship as a result. While at Georgia State, she interned for Superior Court Judge John Goger, Georgia Court of Appeals Judge A. Harris Adams, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“Janet is an outstanding addition to our growing team,” said C. Wilbur Warner, Jr., a founding partner of Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy. “Her past experience, both academic and professional, will be a valuable asset to the firm.”
Her first position after finishing law school was in the chambers of Forsyth County Superior Court Judge Philip C. Smith. During her time there, she worked primarily in family law and assisted in both civil and criminal cases. Before law school, she worked at the American Arbitration Association in Atlanta.
Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy partner Jim McGinnis appeared in the October edition of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation newsletter as part of the non-profit’s board member spotlight series.
“The work of the Volunteer Lawyers Foundation is vitally necessary and, from a personal standpoint, personally gratifying,” said Jim of his board position. “I value every minute of my time here and recommend it to others.”
When asked about Jim’s work as treasurer of the organization, Martin Ellin, Executive Director of AVLF, had this to say:
“We are a significantly stronger Foundation because of Jim’s personal involvement. From taking a number of cases as a deeply effective volunteer, to encouraging his Warner Bates colleagues to lead the community’s support of the AVLF Guardian ad Litem Program to his service as an Officer and a leader of the AVLF Board, we are proud to be working so closely with Jim McGinnis!”
Jim currently serves as treasurer of AVLF.
Jim’s full profile in the AVLF Newsletter can be viewed online at: http://avlf.org/news/avlf-board-member-jim-mcginnis-family-background/