UGA School of Law welcomes senior director of development

Friday, February 3, 2012

The University of Georgia School of Law has hired attorney Gregory C. "Greg" Sowell from Tifton as its new senior director of development. A 1983 graduate of Georgia Law, Sowell has served 10 consecutive years on the school's alumni council, in which he assisted with raising funds to support the law school. In addition, he assumed multiple leadership roles on the council, including three years as chairman of the development committee and, most recently, as the 2009-10 president of the law alumni association.

During his time on the council, Sowell became acquainted with the inner workings of the school's development office as well as with the impact that private giving has on the overall health of the law school.

"I am delighted that Greg has decided to join us in Athens as the leader of our development team," Georgia Law Dean Rebecca H. White said. "Greg is well aware of our law school's strengths as well as its needs and aspirations, and I know he will be a passionate advocate for us. We are fortunate to have him."

Prior to joining Georgia Law, Sowell had a successful 29-year law practice that included a wide range of matters, primarily focused on issues related to business and local government. Sowell represented the city of Tifton for more than 20 years and also served as counsel for the Tift County Board of Education and the county's industrial development authority. Additionally, he served as a municipal court judge, handled matters for the state of Georgia as a special assistant attorney general and acted as closing counsel for bond and commercial loan packages worth millions of dollars.

Sowell is a former member of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia. He has served on the Disciplinary Board of the State Bar by appointment from the Georgia Supreme Court. An AV rated attorney, Sowell is experienced in alternative dispute resolution as a mediator and has often served as special master in condemnation proceedings.

Sowell earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from UGA.

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Writer/Contact: Cindy H. Rice, 706/542-5172, cindyh@uga.edu