Well-known and experienced Atlanta litigators, Steve Sparwath and Burt Satcher, joined OGEJS as partners as of July 1, 2007, when the Sparwath & Satcher firm merged into Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeney, LLP.
Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeney, LLP, is pleased to announce that Melissa P. Reading has joined the firm as an associate. Ms. Reading is a 2004 graduate of Emory University School of Law where she was named to Order of the Coif. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and history from Vanderbilt University in 2001. After graduating from law school, Ms. Reading served as a law clerk to Judge Ernest Tidwell of the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. Ms. Reading joins the firm's professional liability and products liability practice groups.
During the 2006-2007 Board year, Amy Kolzcak served as GAWL's Vice President for Public Affairs. In that position, Ms. Kolczak had oversight responsibility for the formation of GAWL's Judicial Applicants Review Committee (JARC) and the "It's About Time" study. JARC meets with and provides feedback to Georgia's Judicial Nominating Commission on nominees for open judicial positions throughout the state. The Committee also reviews requests for endorsement by judicial applicants running for office in Georgia. The "It's About Time" study is an ongoing evaluation of alternative working arrangements in the legal profession, and the committee expects to publish a follow-up study in the fall of 2007.
Three OGEJS partners were named Georgia Super Lawyers, 2007, in Law & Politics, Inc.'s annual list released this week. Andy Owen and Fred Gleaton were included in the Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice category, and Philippa Ellis was included in the Civil Litigation Defense group. Georgia Super Lawyers seeks to identify lawyers in the top five per cent of the profession in the state through polling and peer evaluation research.