Alumni News

    AJMLS Alumna Sworn in as a State Court Judge

    September 17, 2017

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) alumna Margaret Spencer was recently sworn in as a judge in the State Court of the Clayton Judicial Circuit. The State Court is composed of five Judges, all of which are elected by the citizens of Clayton County and serve four year terms. Prior to Spencer’s judgeship, she served as the Senior […]

    AJMLS Alumnus Featured in Forbes

    June 29, 2017

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) alumnus, Brandon E. Campbell, has been recently featured in Forbes. The article, Meet The 29-Year-Old Attorney On A Mission To Redefine Global Citizenship, was digitally published in Forbes Entrepreneurs Under 30. The article is a worthy read that describes Campbell’s background, education, and early career that propelled him to apply […]

    AJMLS Alumna, Holly Waltman, Accepts AIOCLA 2017 10 Best Attorney Award

    April 12, 2017

    The American Institute of Legal Counsel (“AIOCLA”) recently named 2012 AJMLS alumna, Holly Waltman, with the prestigious 10 Best Attorney Award. AIOCLA is an impartial third-party attorney rating organization comprised of 13 divisions. AIOCLA recognizes excellence of fellow practitioners in the field.* During law school, Ms. Waltman earned internships practicing both criminal defense and prosecution. At graduation, she […]

    AJMLS Alumna, Sheronn Harris, Co-Authors Bill

    March 17, 2017

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) alumna and Georgia Women’s Policy Institute Fellow, Sheronn Harris, recently co-authored a bill with a local judge and fellow member of the legal community. Ms. Harris is a Georgia attorney and the owner of The Harris Firm, P.C. The Georgia Women’s Policy Institute is the signature advocacy program of the YWCA of […]

    Alpa Amin Selected as Top 40 Under 40

    October 5, 2016

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Alumnus, Alpa Amin, was recently named one of Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40.The 2016 Georgia Trend 40 Under 40 represent a plethora of professions. The 40 selected were chosen from nominations made by readers of Georgia Trend throughout the state and the final selections were made by the editorial staff. Ms. Amin is […]

    Alumna Janie Parks Varnell Learned How to Practice Law During her Time at AJMLS

    August 30, 2016

    Alumna and 2012 graduate Janie Parks Varnell currently practices as a criminal defense attorney with the firm Davis & Hoss in Chattanooga, TN. Varnell represents individuals charged with crimes in state and federal court. Notably, Varnell was recently featured in an Editorial in the Hamilton County Herald. The article focused on Varnell’s belief that her […]

    Alumnus Adam Malone Receives Honors

    August 18, 2016

    Atlanta’s John Marshall alumnus and 2000 class valedictorian, Adam Malone, was recently made a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. The International Academy of Trial Lawyers is a group of truly elite trial lawyers representing both sides of the Bar. The Academy limits fellowship to only 500 active trial lawyers under the age […]

    AJMLS Alumna Named Co-Editor of Georgia YLD Newsletter

    July 11, 2016

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumna and 2011 graduate, Heather Riggs, was recently named Co-Editor of The YLD Review. The YLD is the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division’s newsletter. Riggs is the owner of MindMeld Marketing in Atlanta. MindMeld Marketing concentrates on providing assistance to clients with website content, blogging and social media. […]

    AJMLS Alumnus Successfully Argues in Front of Supreme Court of Georgia

    July 7, 2016

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumnus and 2008 graduate, David Willingham, successfully argued a reversal in front of the Supreme Court of Georgia. The Georgia Supreme Court recently issued its opinion in Zilke v. Georgia on June 20, 2016. Willingham’s client, Bajrodin Zilke, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and several […]

    AJMLS Alumnus Sworn in as Superior Court Judge

    June 10, 2016

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumnus and 2008 graduate, Dustin Hightower, was recently sworn in to serve as a superior court judge in the Coweta Judicial Circuit. Hightower’s current seat was made vacant when Judge A. Quillian Baldwin, Jr. retired from the court earlier this year. On May 26, 2016, Governor Nathan Deal administered Hightower’s […]

    Alumnus Adam Malone Named Lawyer of the Year

    March 1, 2016

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumnus and 2000 class valedictorian, Adam Malone, has been recognized by his peers and named Georgia’s 2016 Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice Law – Plantiffs by Best Lawyers. Malone, a Partner at Malone Law, was also featured as a cover story, Rising to the Top, for the current […]

    Congratulations to the December Graduates

    December 23, 2015

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School congratulates its December 2015 graduates. Happy holidays!         Jacques Alpacino Barker Chantiel Denise Bell Anthony W Berry Audra Braswell Bleecker Michael Allen Bodiford Shalena Mary Broadbelt Garrett Michael Emmons Carl Von Epps III Robert Mason Frisbie Corey Dwayne Givens Noor Elizabeth Janho Georgia Kasidakis Tom Katusabe Paul […]

    Alumni Sworn Into U.S. Supreme Court

    December 1, 2015

    On Monday, November 30, 2015, Dean Malcolm L. Morris sponsored eight AJMLS alumni and two guests to be sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court (Court). In order to be sworn into the Court, an attorney must have been sworn into the highest court in the state in which they are licensed for at least three […]

    AJMLS Father Daughter Alumni Team Featured in Daily Report

    September 28, 2015

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Alumni, Michael Puglise (’93) and Brooke Puglise (’14) of Puglise Law Firm, are featured in today’s Daily Report. The article, Suit: UGA Cop Fired for Following ‘Amnesty Law’ for Overdose Calls, details their representation of Jay Park, the former University of Georgia police officer who filed suit in Fulton County […]

    Two Alumni Selected for 2015-2016 GTLA LEAD Program Class

    September 16, 2015

    The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has announced that John Marshall Law School Alumni Thomas Lyman of the Mulholland Law Firm and Kyle Moore with the Lazenby Law Group have been selected for the 2015-2016 Leadership Education & Advanced Direction (LEAD) Program. Now entering its third year, the widely-acclaimed LEAD Program serves to train and equip […]

    Alumnus David Lee Windecher Publishes Book, Credits Law School

    May 15, 2015

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Alumnus, David Lee Windecher (’12), has chronicled his extraordinary life journey of going from defendant to defense attorney in his soon to be released book* “AmerIcan Dream: HisStory in the Making”. He hopes to utilize his personal story to inspire others to overcome challenges and pursue their dreams. “John Marshall gave me […]

    Family of Alumnus Judge G. Alan Blackburn Establish Memorial Scholarship

    May 12, 2015

    As printed by AJC.com on May 11, 2015: Chief Judge Gerald Alan Blackburn, 76, of Marietta, died on May 9, 2015. He was born May 6, 1939 in East Bend, North Carolina. After serving four years on active duty in the United States Air Force, returned to Atlanta and entered John Marshall Law School and […]

    Alumna Sherri Jefferson Awarded FDHA Healthcare Champions Chairman Award & 11Alive CSA

    February 26, 2015

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Alumna, Sherri Jefferson (’95), was recently award the Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority (FDHA) Champions Chairman Award, as well as the 11Alive Community Service Award in 2014. On Sunday, December 7th, the Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority hosted its healthcare champions’ awards ceremony at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. It was the third year for the […]

    Alumna Tiffany Jones Ellenberg Sworn in to the Governor’s Indigent Advisory Panel

    January 30, 2015

    Tiffany Jones Ellenberg, ’98, was recently sworn in to the Governor’s Indigent Advisory Panel by Governor Nathan Deal. This special committee monitors the progress and funding for Georgia’s Public Defender Standards Council and works in conjunction with the Advisory Committee on Legislation, the Executive Committee and the Board of Governors to provide advice, expertise and advocacy on behalf of […]

    LL.M. Alumna Christina Harris Schwinn Published in Northeastern University Law Journal

    December 19, 2014

    LL.M. in Employment Law alumna Christina Harris Schwinn has been published in the Northeastern University Law Journal. The article was adopted from Schwinn’s LL.M. thesis. The article on overtime compensation authored by the Pavese Law Firm partner is titled, “Half-Time or Time and One-Half? Recent Developments Deprive Employees of their Rightful Overtime Compensation Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.” […]

    Mass Swearing In Ceremony on November 5, 2014

    November 19, 2014

    The Alumni Office held a mass swearing in ceremony for the July 2014 bar exam passers and other AJMLS alumni on November 5, 2014. The Alumni were sworn into the Supreme Court of Georgia and Fulton County Superior Court.  They were honored to be sworn in by Justice Carol Hunstein of the Supreme Court and […]

    AJMLS Alumnus and Professor Quoted in AJC on Immigration

    October 2, 2014

    When it comes to the debate on U.S. immigration; neither U.S. Rep Doug Collins (Class of 2008) or Professor Joseph Rosen are strangers to the discussion. In an article recently published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC), both Collins and Rosen, along with several other law professors were given the opportunity to share their views […]

    Almuna Tracee Benzo Receives ‘Top’ Honor from Atlanta Business League

    September 25, 2014

    The law school is pleased to announce that alumna, Tracee Benzo was named one of Atlanta Business League’s Top 100 Women of  Influence for 2014. For years the Atlanta Business League has recognized African-American female business owners, professionals, community and civic leaders in Metropolitan Atlanta. In 1994, the organization began publishing its list of influential African-American women in hopes of educating […]

    Alumnus Sworn in as Circuit Court Judge for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Tennessee

    September 2, 2014

    The law school is proud to announce that alumnus, Justin Angel, was elected and sworn in today as the Circuit Court Judge for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Tennessee making him first circuit court judge to be elected from Bledsoe County, which is the smallest county in the district. At age 33, Angel was one […]

    Alumnus Desmond Humphrey Discusses DUI Charges and Second Chances with Atlanta Legal Experts

    September 2, 2014

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumnus, Desmond Humphrey and a panel of other legal professionals were interviewed by Atlanta Legal Experts Radio this morning to discuss driving under the influence (DUI) and the implications of being found guilty of a DUI. The interview also included an interesting debate discussing if individuals should take field sobriety […]

    AJMLS Alumna Discusses Personal Injury and Opening Her Own Firm in Radio Interview

    August 20, 2014

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumna, Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert was recently interviewed on Atlanta Legal Experts Radio regarding personal injury law. Joined by Carol Allen, Amy Pierson, William Vincent, and Charlotte Merritt, Jennifer talked about making a name for herself fighting for her clients’ rights through her firm, The Gore Law Firm, LLC.; which specializes in […]

    AJMLS Alumna, Tannyka Bent, Tells the Daily Report How She Stays Grounded

    July 16, 2014

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumna, Tannyka Bent says her many activities keep her grounded in a recent interview with the Daily Report. Bent is an artist, who recently donated one of her paintings to be auctioned at the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts gala. She plays softball, kickball and flag football on local club […]

    AJMLS Alumna Wins Unpaid Overtime Case, Featured in Daily Report

    June 4, 2014

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumna, Amanda Farahany was featured in the Daily Report for the recent verdict handed down by an Atlanta judge  who awarded more than $173,000 to Farahany and Severin Roberts who won a $6,097 verdict for their client in an unpaid overtime case. In an order awarding Atlanta law firm Barrett […]

    AJMLS Alumnus Represents Plaintiff for Botched IV Test Injury

    May 21, 2014

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumnus and Alumni Board member, Lawrence Schlachter, M.D., J.D., has garnered headline recognition in the Daily Report for a major trial win for a medical malpractice plaintiff.  According to the Daily Report, a Fulton County jury awarded more than $4.4 million to a man claiming permanent injuries when a bit […]

    Governor Nathan Deal Names AJMLS Alumna Solicitor General of Muscogee County

    March 25, 2014

    Governor Nathan Deal recently named Suzanne Goddard, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumna, the new Solicitor General of Muscogee County. The vacancy was created by the appointment of the Hon. Benjamin Richardson as State Court judge of Muscogee County. Goddard’s appointment is effective upon swearing-in.  Goddard has worked in the Office of the Solicitor-General since […]

    AJLMS Alumni Sworn into U.S. Supreme Court

    December 23, 2013

    On Monday, December 2, 2013, 7 AJMLS alumni and one professor were sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court.  The alumni that were sworn in include:  Alex Brown, Christopher Grubbs, Lisa Skinner, Alicia Mullice, Cameil Reddick, Lisa Guerra, Mark Zukowski, and Professor Renata Turner. On December 1, 2013 an evening reception was held for the participants […]

    AJMLS Alumna to Head Law Office in Lodz, Poland

    December 17, 2013

    The Joseph H. Rosen Immigration Law Group, founded by Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School adjunct professor Joseph Rosen, recently opened an office in Lodz, Poland. The branch will be managed by recent John Marshall alumna and lawyer, Alina Sokol. Sokol graduated from the law school in May 2013 with an LL.M. in American Legal Studies. […]

    Mass Swearing In Ceremony on November 13, 2013

    November 16, 2013

    The Alumni Office held a mass swearing in ceremony for the July 2013 bar exam passers and other AJMLS alumni on November 13, 2013. The Alumni were sworn into the Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Georgia, and Fulton County Superior Court and were honored to be sworn in by Justice Carol Hunstein of the […]

    AJMLS Alumnus Burl Finkelstein Featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle

    October 14, 2013

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Alumnus, Burl Finkelstein (’05), was recently featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle for his work outside the courtroom. Finkelstein is an engineer-turned-lawyer and is the Vice President and General Counsel at Kason Industries. Outside the office, he spends his time building model rockets and the engines and propellant systems powering […]

    Mass Swearing In Ceremony on November 13, 2013 for July 2013 Bar Exam Passers

    October 9, 2013

    The Alumni Office will hold a mass swearing in ceremony for the July 2013 bar exam passers and any other AJMLS alumni who would like to be sworn into the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court of Georgia.  We will be honored by Justice Carol Hunstein of the Supreme Court and Judge T. Jackson Bedford […]

    Alumna Publishes Legal Tech Article

    August 29, 2013

    Alumna Heather Hale (’11) has published another article on the Litig8r Tech community website.  You can read her article here: http://blog.litigatortechnology.com/2013/08/19/apps-for-law-practice-management-part-one/#more-6265

    The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Names AJMLS Alumna as New Policy Fellow

    August 15, 2013

    The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health announces Jemila Lea as their new Policy Fellow. A Texas native, Lea joins the foundation after receiving her Juris Doctor from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in the spring of 2013. Prior to law school, Lea earned her Bachelor’s Degree in general studies with an emphasis in legal studies […]

    AJMLS Alumni Elected to Positions in Young Lawyers Division

    July 24, 2013

    Recently alumni from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School were elected to the Member-at-Large Representative of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Executive Council position. The alumni include Boris Y. Milter (’11), Jackson E. Oliver (’11), and Tiffany M. Simmons (’09). The YLD has been strengthened over the years through guidance by the State Bar of Georgia, […]

    Alumni gather at State Bar Annual Meeting

    June 29, 2013

    Over 40 AJMLS Alumni and their family gathered at the State Bar Annual meeting Alumni reception.  Among the group was Dean Lynn, Alumni Director Ginger Arnold, Director of Admissions Rebecca Stafford, and Alumni Board Chair Boris Milter.

    AJMLS Alumna Appointed to the American Bar Association

    May 28, 2013

    Starting in August, Heather Hale (‘11) will serve as the District 12 Representative for the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division. District 12 covers the states of Georgia and Alabama. Heather was selected for this position by the State Bar of Georgia, and will represent the GA YLD at ABA meetings and assemblies. Her […]

    AJMLS Graduation

    May 18, 2013

    Representative Doug Collins (’07)  of Georgia’s 9th District was the keynote speaker at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School’s Commencement, held Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. During the ceremonies, the law school conferred nine Master of Law degrees and more than 220 Juris Doctor degrees. Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School […]

    AJMLS Graduate Elected Mayor of Forest Park, Georgia

    April 19, 2013

    AJMLS graduate David Lockhart (’11) was recently elected as Mayor of Forest Park on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Carla McMillan, Judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals will swear him in at 7 p.m. on May 6, 2013 at Forest Park City Hall. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

    AJMLS Holds Annual Swearing-In Ceremony for Alumni

    November 19, 2012

    On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, the Alumni Office welcomed AJMLS graduates to the annual group swearing-in ceremonies at the Blackburn Conference Center. Forty-seven alumni were admitted to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, while 34 alumni took their oath for admission into the Fulton County Superior Court. We were honored to have Georgia Supreme Court […]

    Article by AJMLS Alumna is Featured on Litigator Blog

    August 28, 2012

    AJMLS alumna, Heather Hale was recently a guest contributor for litigation blog, Litig8or Tech. Her article titled, “Solo but Not Alone: iPad as Personal Assistant” posted yesterday, August 27, 2012 to the website. Heather’s day-in-the-life article details her experience as a solo practitioner and describes how her iPad plays a major role in the maintenance […]

    AJMLS Alumnus Wins Runoff for Georgia’s 9th District

    August 23, 2012

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School alumnus Doug Collins, who graduated in 2008, recently won the runoff for Georgia’s new 9th District, by defeating Martha Zoller.  Doug will now move on to the November 6th general election.  AJMLS has a large population of alumni who are politically active and involved in public service.  Our school and […]

    AJMLS Hosts Fred Gray Social Justice Seminar

    January 24, 2012

    Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School’s 2011 Commencement

    May 14, 2011

    The Honorable Robert Benham of the Georgia Supreme Court was the keynote speaker at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School’s Commencement, held Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the Atlanta Civic Center. During the ceremonies, the law school conferred more than 130 Juris Doctor degrees. Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School conferred a Degree of Masters of Law […]

    Youth and the Law Summit

    March 2, 2008

    On Saturday, March 1st, a group of students from Atlanta’s Coan Middle School joined John Marshall faculty and students for their inaugural Youth and the Law Summit. The Summit, sponsored by Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in partnership with the Gate City Bar Association, is designed to give minority students the opportunity to think critically […]

    Youth and the Law Summit

    March 2, 2008

    On Saturday, March 1st, a group of students from Atlanta’s Coan Middle School joined John Marshall faculty and students for their inaugural Youth and the Law Summit. The Summit, sponsored by Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in partnership with the Gate City Bar Association, is designed to give minority students the opportunity to think critically […]