The Atlanta Lawyer March 2015 - Page 7

Feature Article including construction defects in roof trusses in fast food restaurants, Superfund cases, toxic tort cases, and patent and trademark infringement cases, among many others. I became quite successful, but as more years went by, I felt something very important was missing. There had to be more. As my career had progressed, I was spending more and more time representing low-income individuals and nonprofit organizations, and then finding similar opportunities for my law firm colleagues. I had turned outside the firm to collaborate with colleagues in other firms and with public interest organizations to find new, collaborative and creative ways to positively impact more people in need. I also felt drawn to serving our profession and our community through bar leadership, first with the Atlanta Bar Association and now with the State Bar of Georgia. In 2014, I finally acknowledged to