Orlando, Florida – Sam G. Nicholson of Nicholson Revell LLP and Thomas R.
Burnside III of the Burnside Law Firm LLP, both of Augusta, were re-elected to
serve on the Board of Governors of the 50,000-member State Bar of Georgia. Both
were installed June 8 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.
Nicholson will continue to serve in the Augusta Judicial
Circuit, Post 1 seat on the board, representing Burke, Columbia and Richmond
counties. He earned his law degree from the Cumberland Law School at Samford
University and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1978. His law
practice is focused on personal injury and consumer law, and he is a past
president of the Augusta Bar Association.
Burnside will continue to serve in the Post 3 seat from
the Augusta Circuit. He is a graduate of the Mercer University Walter F. George
Law School and joined the State Bar in 1991. He focuses his law practice in the
area of personal injury law. He previously served on the Executive Committee of
the State Bar of Georgia and the State Disciplinary Review Board.
The Board of Governors is the 160-member policy-making authority of the State Bar, with representation from each of Georgia’s judicial circuits. The board holds regular meetings at least four times per year.
The State Bar of Georgia, with offices
in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by Georgia’s Supreme
Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in
1884. All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the State Bar. Its
more than 50,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise
of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among
Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.