The Atlanta Lawyer February 2017 - Page 10

LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON

HONORING HON . HERBERT E . PHIPPS AND CATHERINE M . O ’ NEIL
The Atlanta Bar Association recently honored with Leadership Awards newly retired Court of Appeals Judge Herbert E . Phipps and Bard Show founder Catherine ( Cathy ) M . O ’ Neil of King & Spalding . The luncheon took place on February 16 , 2017 at the Piedmont Driving Club .
Court of Appeals Judge John Ellington , in introducing Judge Phipps , spoke about his role as a civil rights leader in his hometown of Albany , Georgia . During his career on the bench , Judge Phipps served on every level of Georgia ’ s courts , including magistrate , juvenile , state and superior . In his remarks , Judge Phipps recalled stories of racial in-