Profiles In Practice

Alumni and other attorneys share brief biographies and advice for students interested in their career paths:


Richard Barid (J.D. 1996)

Estate Planning/Elder Law/Special Needs Planning

Partner at Smith Barid, LLC 

Savannah, GA

M.J. Blakely (J.D. 2004)

Trial Lawyer

Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, LLP 

Atlanta, GA

Salmeh Fodor (J.D. 1998)

Corporate/Securities Law

Partner at Marchman, Kasraie & Fodor

Atlanta, GA

Amitabha Bose (J.D. 2004)

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs

U.S. Department of Transportation 

Washington, D.C.

Michael Caplan (J.D. 2006)

Complex Business Litigation/Appellate/Civil Rights Enforcement Litigation

Associate at Bondurant, Mixson and Elmore LLP. 

Atlanta, GA

Lori Chriss (J.D. 2011)

Law Clerk for the Honorable Joel F. Dubina, Chief Judge

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 

Montgomery, AL

Kira Fonteneau (J.D. 2005)

Public Defender

Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office

Birmingham, AL

Michael Smith (J.D. 1996)

Estate Planning/Elder Law/Special Needs Planning

Partner at Smith Barid, LLC 

Savannah, GA

Clark Wisenbaker (J.D. 2010)

Associate at Davis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed, LLP 

Atlanta, GA

Liz Wheeler (J.D. 2008)

Entertainment Law/Intellectual Property Law

Associate at The Moore Firm, LLC

Atlanta, GA

Sean Ditzel (J.D. 2006)

Family Law

Associate at Kessler & Solomiany, LLC

Atlanta, GA

Velma Tilley (J.D. 1978)

Juvenile Court
Bartow County, GA

Stephen Shi (J.D. 1977)

Environmental Law
Private Practice
Alto, GA

Birney Bull (J.D. 1983)

Adoption Law

Private Practice

Savannah, GA

Wade Herring (J.D. 1983)

Employment Law

Partner at HunterMaclean

Savannah, GA

Anil Foreman (J.D. 2011)

Legal Officer

Department of Community Health

Atlanta, GA
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