Come join the Atlanta Bar Foundation on Saturday, June 8, 2013 for the fourth annual “LawJam: Battle of the Atlanta Lawyers’ Bands”! Watch as your fellow lawyers compete for the top awards in this exciting competition. Come vote for your favorite bands! Tickets can be purchased through the Variety Playhouse. Please contact Sally Hogsette at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 521-0781 if you have any questions.
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Scott Hitch/Burr & Forman
Scott Hitch practices in Burr & Forman’s Environmental group and works with clients in all aspects of environmental law. Scott counsels clients on business strategy, regulatory compliance, permitting, policy, transactions and resolution of disputes. Scott’s services include: land conservation, historic preservation, brownfield redevelopment, environmental remediation, corporate responsibility/sustainability and recycling and regulation of wastes. He also consults with corporations in dealing with resource allocation and regulation such as water quality and its environmental impact, air quality, greenhouse gas, climate changes and energy sources. Scott’s environmental services also include dealing with commercial real estate transactions and the entire sustainable building process.
Prior to joining Burr & Forman, he practiced at national and regional law firms and had his own law practice. Scott’s environmental law background also includes previous law clerk experience at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental & Natural Resource Division, Environmental Enforcement Section and the Georgia Land Trust Service Center. Scott is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional and has been named a “Georgia Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for three consecutive years in environmental law. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Land Conservation Center and Georgia Wetlands and Streams Trust Fund, and has served on the Stakeholder Committee for the City of Atlanta Sustainable Building Ordinance and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Environmental Conference Steering Committee.
Aside from Scott’s professional leadership, he is involved in a variety of community organizations including: Board of Directors for Keep Roswell Beautiful, Vice President on the Board of Trustees for the River Eves Education Foundation, Inc., and President of the International Board of Directors for the Center for Mediation, Peace and the Resolution of Conflict, Inc.
Scott received both his B.S., in ecology, and J.D. from the University of Georgia where he served as President of the Environmental Law Section in law school.
Bert Reeves is an Associate Attorney, practicing in the areas of criminal defense and DUI defense, personal injury, probate law and estate planning, and civil and general litigation. Bert joined the GMHC360 team after serving in the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney for five years. As a prosecutor, Bert handled a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor crimes, including traffic offenses, DUI, drugs, white collar crime and theft, aggravated assault, armed robbery, and homicide. He has extensive courtroom experience as a trial attorney. Bert has tried a number of cases to juries, argued hundreds of motions, and handled all other aspects of criminal law and civil litigation. His experience and training in the courtroom as a prosecutor has enabled Bert to obtain to great results in both the criminal law and civil law arena.
Bert earned his J.D. from Stetson University, graduating Cum Laude in 2005. While there he received the Judge Raphael Steinhardt Award for Leadership, Character and Service (voted on by the law school faculty) and the Stetson Law School Spirit Award (voted on by the law school administration). Bert received his Bachelors of Science in Management from Georgia Tech in 2000 with Dean’s List honors and was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa – the highest leadership honor at Georgia Tech. While at Georgia Tech, Bert served as the school mascot “Buzz” from 1997-2000. Bert has formerly worked with U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and U.S. Representative Phil Gingrey.
Bert is an active member of the Marietta Rotary Club, Leadership Cobb Class of 2010, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Strand Theatre, Reconnecting Families, and The Marietta Visitors Bureau. He is currently Chairman of the Cobb Youth Leadership Class of 2013. Bert is also a member of the Executive Board of the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association. Bert is very active with the Cobb Bar Association, he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cobb Bar, is the social chairman of the Cobb Bar, and was awarded the “Ross Adams Cobb County Young Lawyer of the Year” in 2012 by the Cobb Bar. He is also a member of the Georgia State Bar and the Atlanta Bar Association. He is an alumnus of the Georgia State Bar Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy.
Outside of work, Bert spends his time performing as the lead singer and guitarist for his band, “The Goodbye Machine”, which was named the Best Local Band in Cobb County by Cobb Life Magazine in 2012 and 2013. Bert frequently performs on stage as an actor, having played lead roles in productions of “The Odd Couple” and “The Sunshine Boys”, and each year reprises his role as emcee for the annual Atlanta Bar Association event “Law Jam: the Battle of the Lawyer Bands.” An avid mountaineer, Bert has summited Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania, Africa), Mt. Rainier (WA), Mt. Whitney (CA), Mt. Hood (OR), Middle Teton (WY), and Kesugi Moutain (AK). Bert attends Buckhead Church in Atlanta and is active with his small group men’s Bible study. Bert will serve as the Em-Cee at this year’s LawJam.
Sally Hogsette/Atlanta Bar Foundation
Sally is the Executive Director of the Atlanta Bar Foundation as well as a member of the Atlanta Bar Association.
She has practiced law for 30 years now in Atlanta with the last 20 of these spent as senior international counsel for Delta Air Lines, Inc. She retired from Delta in 2009. Sally was Treasurer of the Atlanta Bar Foundation and the Board invited her to become Executive Director.
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