Attorney Emma Paige joins Akin & Tate, P.C.
"What happens if an insurance company makes me a settlement offer?"
This plaque honoring Warren Akin I is near the railroad depot in Downtown Cartersville, and he certainly made headlines in his day. Here, he’s called a “lawyer-minister-politician.” The elder Akin began practicing law in 1836, and argued the first case before the Georgia Supreme Court in 1848. He was an ordained Methodist minister and a Trustee of Emory College. From 1861 to 1863, he served as Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives and as Confederate Congressman from 1864 to the end of the Civil War.
If the walls of our law office could talk, what would they say? They would probably tell you that almost everyone who walks through our doors want's you to know that "they aren't the suing kind." It's uttered as an apology; a way of explaining--as if an explanation were needed--what brings them to a lawyer's office.
Akin & Tate partner and 48th President of the State Bar of Georgia, Lester Tate, will serve as JQC's chairman after Robert Ingram's second term, ending November 1, 2014. Formerly vice chairman of the seven-member JQC, Lester looks forward to leading the commission while continuing to represent Georgia residents in all of their legal needs.
Read more about the Judicial Qualifications Commission's new leadership here.
Lester Tate, Jeff Davis, Robert Ingram, Judge Brenda Weaver, Richard Hyde, Judge John Allen at the 2014 Weltner Dinner. Lester is part of the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission won the Weltner Award from the First Amendment Foundation for its opinion on open courts. Congratulations!
Read more here: http://www.gfaf.org/weltner-award/
“I think that deep down being a small town lawyer with a statewide or national reputation is now and has always been my dream.”
Check out Lester’s full interview with the The Daily Tribune News: