Senior Recognition and Blazer Ceremony 2022

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Bethesda Academy Holds Annual Senior Recognition and Blazer Ceremony for Five Students Entering Their Senior Year.


The historic private day school in Savannah, Georgia, continues a tradition for senior students courtesy of the Women’s Board of Bethesda.

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Bethesda Academy, an independent private day school for boys and young men and the oldest child-care institution in the U.S., held its annual Senior Recognition and Blazer Ceremony and luncheon.

Mike Hughes, 5 seniors, Karleen Brown, Stephanie VanVleck
Mike Hughes, 5 seniors, Karleen Brown, Stephanie VanVleck

In honor of the start of the school year, senior students were given their navy blue blazer, khaki pants, white collared shirt, tie, belt, socks and shoes. The outfits were a gift from the Women’s Board of Bethesda.

Representatives of the Women’s Board of Bethesda, select members of the Board of Governors, senior leaders of the Academy, and faculty attended.

ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is an independent private day school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and cattle program and a college preparatory curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

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Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
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Catie’s Gathering in Bryan County

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Catie’s Gathering Bryan County was back as an in-person event this year. The event was held at the beautiful Palms Plantation. Thanks to a hard-working planning committee and the tremendous way the community supports this event, it was an amazing night.

Prior to dinner and the program, guests checked out the tables, beautifully decorated by our hostesses, and perused auction items. Table themes included The Golden Girls, Yellowstone, the Masters, and more. The planning committee handled the catering, and long-time CURE partners Kaufman-Heinz handled all audio-visual needs for the event. There were fun door prizes and an incredibly exciting live auction that highlighted the generosity of the Bryan County community. This year’s program included Tim Traywick sharing a bit about his daughter Mallory’s battle with cancer. Bev Rousch was also on hand to share how CURE’s support of research is helping kids like her son Seth beat cancer. The program wrapped up with an amazing performance by Cirque Savannah.

The event raised more than any other Catie’s Gathering Bryan County event to date by bringing in $90,500! Thank you, Bryan County, for your generous spirit and for coming out to enjoy a great night!

CURE Childhood Cancer To Hold First Annual ‘Catie’s Gathering’ Fundraiser in Moultrie, Ga.

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(MOULTRIE, Ga.) CURE Childhood Cancer, the only organization providing financial and emotional support to local children and families while raising funds to further critical research specifically for pediatric oncology, is holding a Catie’s Gathering dinner and auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Lily Pond Farm, 271 Dorminey Rd., Moultrie, Ga.

Catie’s Gathering is an inspiring event benefiting Catie’s Fund of CURE Childhood Cancer. The dinner features unique, individually-themed table decorations, a silent auction, a live auction, and a moving program of speakers. Since its inception, Catie’s Gathering has grown from one to five separate events in South Georgia. To date, Catie’s Fund has raised more than $2.8 million. This is the first Catie’s Gathering in Moultrie.

“The annual Catie’s Gathering events reveal just how loving and generous the community is of South Georgia. This started as a single event, and now CURE holds up to five in the region,” said Mandy Garola, vice president of CURE in South Georgia. “Our community wants more opportunities like these to support our mission to end childhood cancer. We’re so grateful to our donors, sponsors and volunteers who work to make these gatherings successful.”

The funds raised are invested in CURE’s research initiatives – specifically the Precision Medicine Program, which focuses on individualized treatments based on each child’s genetic makeup. The funds also offer general support to patients and their families fighting childhood cancer.

Sponsors of Catie’s Gathering Moultrie include Ameris Bank, Procom Sales, Lasseter Motors, Judy and Mark Mobley, South GA Crop Insurance Inc, Stone’s Home Center, Amber and Chip Sumner, and Carolyn and Stan Sumner. In-kind sponsors include Albany Beverage Company, Gay’s Food, Inc. and Lily Pond Farm.

People interested in supporting the event can participate in the online auction and make donations at CGMoultrie2022.givesmart.com.

CURE Childhood Cancer is working for a cure by funding research exclusively for childhood cancer and supporting families affected by the disease. Childhood cancers differ from adult cancers in the way they grow and spread, how they are treated, and how they respond to treatment. Every year, more than 17,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer, and incidence rates are increasing every year. Despite cancer being the leading cause of death by disease in children, only six cancer drugs have been developed and approved specifically for children in the last 25 years.

ABOUT CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER
Founded in 1975, CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families. With cancer as the second leading cause of death in children, CURE has dedicated more than $38MM to specific research projects aimed at curing cancers that affect children. CURE is headquartered in Atlanta and has an active staff operating throughout the greater Savannah area. It is the only organization funding pediatric cancer research and providing this level of financial and emotional support to local children and families across Georgia and parts of South Carolina. For more information, visit www.curechildhoodcancer.org.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Managing Partner, Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912.856.9075

Oliver Maner Recognizes National Homeless Awareness Month with November Donation Drive

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Savannah’s top law firm partners with other local firms to benefit Parker’s House: A Home for Women.

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) In recognition of National Homeless Awareness month in November, Oliver Maner, one of Savannah’s most prestigious law firms, will once again partner with other local law firms to raise funds and collect supplies for Parker’s House at Union Mission. This new program is Savannah and Coastal Georgia’s only facility solely dedicated to providing emergency housing and comprehensive supportive services for unaccompanied women experiencing homelessness.

The donation drive will run throughout November, with a request to the legal community and the public at large to help collect goods for Parker’s House.“Last year, the program was a success and helped to stock Parker’s House in time for their opening,” said Oliver Maner partner Bill Hunter, who also serves on the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors at Union Mission. “Now that the new Emergency Housing Program is in operation, we are enthusiastic about continuing to help them and making a safe and comfortable place for women who find themselves homeless.”

Donations of goods can be dropped off at the Oliver Maner office, 218 W. State St., during business hours. The firm will accept donations through Wednesday, Nov. 30.Oliver Maner also set up an Amazon registry to make it easier to donate.Items needed include:

Personal care items (toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant)
Bedding (pillows, sheets)
Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels)
Cleaning supplies (Swiffer products, Lysol cleaners, disinfectant wipes)
Undergarments (socks, undershirts)
Laundry supplies (detergent, dryer sheets)

Parker’s House is located at 125 Fahm St., Savannah, in the former JC Lewis Healthcare building. The 10,590-square-foot renovated facility offers emergency housing, on-site Case Managers, Resident Assistants, and support services for up to 32 women for 90 days.

Union Mission provides basic human needs for the residents, including food, clothing, transportation, access to mental healthcare, employment support and more. The goal of this program is to help residents maintain stable housing and become independent members of the community.

Savannah-Chatham County has the second-highest rate of homelessness in Georgia. According to the Chatham Savannah Authority for the Homeless 2019 HUD PIT Survey, on any given night, more than 180 women in Chatham County are experiencing homelessness.

ABOUT UNION MISSION
Union Mission has cared for Savannah’s homeless community for 85 years offering emergency, transitional and permanent housing solutions to those in need. Union Mission also collaborates with the community’s network of service providers to make comprehensive, wrap-around supportive services, such as mental health counseling and culinary arts job training available to all homeless persons in the community. The mission of Union Mission is to partner with people to end their homelessness. For more information, call (912) 238-2777 or visit www.unionmission.org.

ABOUT OLIVER MANER
With a history of 125 years of representing clients in Georgia, South Carolina and throughout the United States, Oliver Maner, LLP, is a full-service law firm capable of handling a broad range of civil litigation and business law expertise. With a team of 28 of the highest-rated trial and transactional lawyers across the state, Oliver Maner possesses the resources and abilities to tackle complex legal problems, including personal injury, estate law, medical and legal malpractice, product liability, civil rights litigation, real estate, transportation and logistics litigation and more. The law firm is proud to have long-standing relationships with its clients, including nonprofit organizations, government entities, business owners and entrepreneurs. Oliver Maner’s office is located at 218 W. State St., Savannah, GA 31401. For more information, call (912) 236-3311 or visit www.olivermaner.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@ceciliarussomarketing.com
912-856-9075

GAP joining with SecureRisk

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SecureRisk and Georgia Agency Partners (GAP) Combine to Form the Nation’s Fourth-largest Insurance Agency Partnership
The two Georgia-based associations join resources together.

(GEORGIA, U.S.) SecureRisk, which has over 100 independent insurance agencies working in all 50 states with more than $4 billion in annual premiums, is excited to announce that Georgia Agency Partners (GAP), an agency group with more than 30 member offices across the Southeast, will be joining the Tucker, Ga. agency partnership.

SecureRisk and GAP, ranked 5 and 14, respectively, on Insurance Journal’s 2022 Top 20 Agency Partnerships list, will consolidate to create the nation’s fourth-largest agency partnership with nearly $600 million in property/casualty revenue.

“We are thrilled that GAP agencies are becoming part of the SecureRisk team,” said SecureRisk CEO Brian Bandrowsky. “This alliance gives us greater strength, buying power, and reach. With these advantages, we can deliver more options and better value to our customers.”

With two of the nation’s top 20 agency partnerships joining forces, member agencies will be working with a dedicated team consisting of former agency, broker, carrier, and consulting experience and will be able to provide greater benefits, a larger marketplace presence, and more robust resources for their clients.

Bandrowsky continued, “Both GAP and SecureRisk have over 25 years each operating as networks, which makes this unification so powerful.”

“We are pleased to have our two Georgia agency partnerships join forces,” said Brad Powell, GAP Chairman. “Through the integration planning process, it has become even more apparent that our associations share common values, goals and a commitment to putting our members and their clients first. This strategic alignment cements our status as a major player in the insurance industry.”

SecureRisk agents provide a range of products for nearly any insurance need, including automobile, homeowners, commercial property & casualty, workers’ compensation, bonds, risk management, loss control, health, life, employee needs, and more. With an excess of $3 billion in combined insurance premiums, each member of SecureRisk is able to offer policies underwritten by some of the most respected and financially stable insurance companies in the world. And because the agencies are still independently owned, customers’ best interests take priority, unlike agencies that are bank-owned or only represent one company.

MORE INFORMATION ON SECURERISK
Based in Tucker, Ga., SecureRisk is a cooperative venture of over 100 exclusive independent insurance agencies and 750 licensed agents collaborating to bring the most comprehensive coverage and best insurance solutions to their clients at the most competitive price. Originally founded as Shared Agency Services, LLC in Georgia and later expanded into Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Shared Agency Services rebranded to “SecureRisk” in 2012 to illustrate its commitment to securing the assets and risks of the communities the agents serve. In 2022, Georgia Agency Partner (GAP) joined SecureRisk to create the nation’s fourth-largest agency partnership with nearly $600 million in property/casualty revenue. Today, SecureRisk maintains more than 130 member offices nationwide and strategic alliances and relationships with hundreds of regional and national carriers, brokers, and vendors. For more information, visit SecureRisk Insurance Solutions on the web at securerisk.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912.856.9075

CURE Childhood Cancer Partners with Sommers Oil Company and Shell Gasoline for ‘The Giving Pump’ Charity Event

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Local gas stations offer consumers the opportunity to fill their tanks while supporting the critical mission of ending childhood cancer

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) CURE Childhood Cancer, the only organization providing financial and emotional support to local children and families while raising funds to further critical research specifically for pediatric oncology, is the charity of choice for Shell gasoline stations across the region during this year’s Giving Pump initiative.

The Giving Pump, a three-month promotion through Oct. 31, is part of Shell Oil Company’s nationwide Force for Good campaign that raises awareness and funds for nonprofit organizations by allocating a portion of sales to their cause. Locally owned and operated Sommers Oil Company was the driving force to bring this promotion to the Lowcountry and South Georgia area and chose CURE Childhood Cancer as the beneficiary.

Cory Sommers, the Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Sommers Oil Company, said, “It is so important to support our friends and neighbors who are going through a crisis. A cancer diagnosis for a little one seems like one of the biggest crises a family could face, and CURE is the organization that is there to help them – with rent, food and even gas. I’m proud we chose CURE Childhood Cancer as the organization to benefit from the Giving Pump and I trust that our customers will want to support their mission too.”

Last year, with only seven pumps participating, the promotion raised nearly $4,000 in the Savannah area. This year, the program has expanded to more than 40 sites in Ga. and South Carolina.

Ga. Giving Pumps can be found at Shell stations in Brunswick, Eatonton, Midway, Metter, Pooler, Riceboro, Rincon, Richmond Hill and Savannah. Participating S.C. Giving Pump Shell stations can be found in Aiken, Beaufort, Bluffton, Columbia, Elgin, Hardeeville, Hilton Head, Johnston, Lexington, Moncks Corner, Ridgeland, Summerville, Swansea and Walterboro.

“We appreciate all the participating Shell stations and everyone who fills up for CURE,” said Mandy Garola, Vice President of CURE in South Ga. “The funds raised will support pediatric oncology patients and their families right here in our community, as well as research that is critical for fighting childhood cancer. We believe a cure can be found in our lifetime, and the awareness and funds raised by The Giving Pump are invaluable to this effort.”

CURE Childhood Cancer is working for a cure by funding research exclusively for childhood cancer and supporting families affected by the disease. Childhood cancers differ from adult cancers in the way they grow and spread, how they are treated, and how they respond to treatment. Every year, more than 17,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer, and incidence rates are increasing every year. Despite cancer being the leading cause of death by disease in children, only six cancer drugs have been developed and approved specifically for children in the last 25 years. CURE is on a mission to change this.

Shell launched The Giving Pump campaign at stations across the U.S. as part of its Force For Good initiative to drive positive change in local communities by giving back. Since launching Force For Good, Shell has highlighted the impact its wholesalers have in the communities in which they operate, going beyond fuel quality and loyalty, to help raise millions of dollars nationwide.

For more information on Sommers Oil Company, visit www.sommersoil.com. For more information on The Giving Pump campaign and to find a participating gas station near you, visit https://www.shell.us/motorist/together-we-are-a-force-for-good/fill-up-for-a-good-cause-at-the-giving-pump.html.

ABOUT CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER
Founded in 1975, CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research while supporting patients and their families. With cancer as the second leading cause of death in children, CURE has dedicated more than $38MM to specific research projects aimed at curing cancers that affect children. CURE is headquartered in Atlanta and has an active staff operating throughout the greater Savannah area. It is the only organization funding pediatric cancer research and providing this level of financial and emotional support to local children and families across Georgia and parts of South Carolina. For more information, visit www.curechildhoodcancer.org.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Managing Partner, Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912.856.9075

YMCA of Coastal Georgia Holds Ceremonial “Golden Sledgehammer Swing” as West Chatham YMCA Renovation Begins

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Pooler Branch to Transform into a Modern Wellness Center

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) As part of a broader effort to update and modernize the YMCA of Coastal Georgia locations, the transformation of current YMCA locations into health and well-being centers are beginning with Pooler’s West Chatham YMCA branch.

YMCA held a ceremonial “Golden Sledgehammer Swing” to commemorate the groundbreaking of the renovation project. During the event, pre-K students from West Chatham’s Child Learning Center gave a short performance.

Felder & Associates, a distinguished and award-winning architecture firm in Savannah specializing in historic preservation, commercial and high-end residential building projects, participated in the ceremony alongside West Construction.

“It’s been 20 years since the West Chatham YMCA was updated. So we found a multitude of opportunities to better use floor space to serve the core constituency better. We’re adding glass walls for openness and transparency; the childcare areas will be expanded into space for both younger and older children, and we’re adding more space for machines, cardio and free weights in the fitness area,” explained Brian Felder, Founder and Principal Architect.

“The YMCA is a pillar of our community, and with all of the growth in the Pooler area, the renovated West Chatham YMCA will have something for all walks of life. It’s a very forward-thinking endeavor for the Y,” said Matt West, West Construction Company.

The $1.6 million investment intends to address challenges faced by the community in the post-pandemic reality. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the average body mass index (BMI) has nearly doubled in children. Additionally, 43% of Americans report having worse exercise habits than before the pandemic, and 31% report that financial hardship prevented them from seeking health care in 2021, according to a Gallup Poll.

As the modern YMCA pivots to an overall wellness focus, proven programs to prevent and control chronic diseases are given the same priority as physical fitness. In addition to expanded and updated exercise areas, the new YMCA will offer space for nutrition education and community peer support.

“We maintained an understanding of the bigger picture goal in making this a modern health and wellness center, so that played into our decisions on everything, from updating all surfaces, floors and ceilings — making them easier to clean and maintain — to ensuring the space we were repurposing was put to better use,” Felder added. “The fitness center is going to be better than many pay gyms in the area.”

While the YMCA’s flagship Habersham location is also slated for an upgrade, the volume at the West Chatham location compelled the YMCA board to start the renovations at the West Chatham YMCA. Opened in 2001, it was one of only a few businesses on its stretch of Pooler Parkway at the time. In 2021 it was one of the busiest of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia’s 10 branch locations, serving 6,757 members and 1,638 program participants who registered 121,839 visits over the course of the year.

“With this much-needed renovation, we’re looking ahead to the future and working to ensure that our facilities and services are ready to serve for the next 50 years,” says Joel Smoker, YMCA of Coastal Georgia CEO.

The project is expected to take approximately six months, with completion at the end of winter 2023.

“We’re a community-minded firm, so it’s an honor to work on a project like this. The YMCA is a foundational part of the Savannah area, and a lot of heart went into this. We look forward to seeing it through,” said Felder.

West added, “Our company enjoys projects that improve our community, and the YMCA makes us all better in so many ways. We’re excited to be on the team.”

ABOUT THE YMCA OF COASTAL GEORGIA
The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has been serving the Coastal Georgia community for over 167 years and continues to work every day to advance its cause to strengthen the community through its three areas of focus: youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Today the YMCA of Coastal Georgia operates 11 units in Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties; included is the YMCA’s Before- and After-School Enrichment Program operating in 55 elementary and middle schools throughout the markets served. The YMCA serves men and women, girls and boys of all ages and from all walks of life. All of this and more is accomplished while putting forth the Y mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

ABOUT FELDER & ASSOCIATES
Established in 2012, Felder & Associates specializes in historic preservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building, and neo-traditional building. The firm has a staff of LEED-accredited architects and interior designers who focus on sustainability. Locally, Felder & Associates is a member of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and Historic Savannah Foundation. The firm is also nationally connected in the American Institutes of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers and the United States Green Building Council. Felder & Associates is a member of the International Interior Design Association. In 2014, Felder & Associates received a historic preservation award from the Historic Savannah Foundation and the best architecture firm award from Savannah Magazine. Felder & Associates recently completed the Greyhound bus depot in the Savannah historic district. The firm is located at 2514 Abercorn St. Suite 110, Savannah, GA 31401. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call (912) 777-3979, or visit felderassociates.net.

ABOUT WEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
West Construction Company, established in 2014 and headquartered in Savannah, Georgia, is an award-winning, mid-sized commercial construction company built on a reputation of quality, integrity, and discipline. West Construction Company’s purpose is to build quality projects and quality people through trusting relationships, service to our clients, partners, and our community.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Managing Partner of Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
crussomarketing.com
912-856-9075

Discussion of THE SAVANNAH GONDOLIER by Leigh Ebberwein at the Read, Run & Rant Book Club Meeting

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(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Savannah author Leigh Ebberwein joined the Read, Run and Rant book club for a lively discussion of her latest book, “The Savannah Gondolier.”

The Read, Run and Rant book club members asked Leigh specific questions ranging from her inspiration for comparing the two cities, Savannah, Ga. and Venice, Italy, her inspiration for the characters, and her experience as a writer.

Leigh Ebberwein and Read, Run and Rant Book Club Members
Leigh Ebberwein (center front) with Read, Run and Rant Book Club Members

THE BOOK:The Savannah Gondolier” is the second book in the Savannah-based romance series “The Saints of Savannah,” written by local author Leigh Ebberwein. The series demonstrates the true importance of friendship, the unbreakable bond of family, the impact of reckless choices, and the redeeming power of love.

The Saints of Savannah” series follows the story of a dynamic group of six friends who call themselves “The Tribe.” The main character in the second novel is Maggie, who owns an adventure kayak business and travels to Italy to help a “friend” who was once a gondolier open his business. The novel mentions many familiar scenes on Tybee Island and in Savannah while focusing on Southern values such as faith, family, and friendship.

An alumna of St. Vincent’s Academy, Leigh weaves in Catholic motifs and experiences of growing up in Savannah into her novels which delve into the bond between friends and family. Leigh and her family of nine live in Savannah where she feels inspired by her family, strong faith, the tight-knit community, rich history, and breathtaking views of the city. Her loveable characters have already found a welcoming fan base among Savannah’s fiction lovers.

Leigh’s publisher is Old Fort Press, a company she founded. Her books are available through independent bookstores and online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other outlets in paperback and e-book versions.

For more information, visit www.leighebberwein.com.

GROUP INFO: Facebook.com/ReadRunAndRantBookClub

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Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@ceciliarussomarketing.com
912-856-9075

Best Lawyers List Honors 20 Attorneys From Savannah’s Oliver Maner

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Six attorneys are recognized for the first time on the prestigious legal rating organization.

(SAVANNAH, Ga.)  Oliver Maner, one of Savannah’s oldest and most prominent law firms, bolstered its reputation further as rating service Best Lawyers has named 17 Oliver Maner lawyers to its 2023 Best Lawyers list and three to its 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list.

“We appreciate the recognition from Best Lawyers. To see the hard work and dedication of these talented attorneys is exceptionally gratifying,” said Patrick T. O’Connor, Managing Partner of Oliver Maner. “The recognition is shared with our entire team and reflects the effort we put into serving our clients.”

The Best Lawyers rating system is based entirely on peer review. The process is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Nominees are submitted by anyone except the nominee, the information is peer reviewed and feedback is analyzed. If selected and all eligibility requirements are met, the results are published in print and online.

Highlights for the 2023 list include:

Lawyers renamed to the 2023 Best Lawyers list include:

Lawyers named to the 2023 Best Lawyers list for the first time:

Lawyers named to the 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list include:


ABOUT OLIVER MANER

With a history of 125 years of representing clients in Georgia, South Carolina and throughout the United States, Oliver Maner, LLP, is a full-service law firm capable of handling a broad range of civil litigation and business law expertise. With a team of 28 of the highest-rated trial and transactional lawyers across the state, Oliver Maner possesses the resources and abilities to tackle complex legal problems, including personal injury, estate law, medical and legal malpractice, product liability, civil rights litigation, real estate, transportation and logistics litigation and more. The law firm is proud to have long-standing relationships with its clients, including nonprofit organizations, government entities, business owners and entrepreneurs. Oliver Maner’s office is located at 218 W. State St., Savannah, GA 31401. For more information, call (912) 236-3311 or visit www.olivermaner.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@ceciliarussomarketing.com
912-856-9075

Oliver Maner Celebrates 125 Anniversary of Practicing Law on Thursday, September 2

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Oliver Maner LLP Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary

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Left to right: Sally Akins and Timothy Roberts

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Oliver Maner LLP, one of Savannah’s oldest and most prominent law firms, hosted its 125th Anniversary Celebration at The Chatham Club, 15 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, Ga.

During the 125th anniversary celebration, Mayor Van Johnson presented Oliver Maner with a Proclamation from the City of Savannah, commending the Firm’s achievements and dedication to honest and reputable law practice. The State Bar Association presented Oliver Maner with a Resolution as well. Live entertainment was provided by the Howard Paul Trio, and heavy hors d’oeuvres and libations were served.

Oliver Maner was organized as a firm in 1897 when seasoned military and legal veteran Judge Hansford Dade Duncan Twiggs joined in partnership with recent Vanderbilt University graduate Francis McDonald Oliver in Savannah for the general practice of law. Through the years, various partners have joined the firm, with the current iteration of “Oliver Maner LLP” being established in 2009.

In the past decade, the firm’s partners have tackled some of the most significant legal matters in the State of Georgia and the Southeast, including defense of one of the only death penalty cases the federal court in Savannah has seen in the past 30 years to defending and prosecuting civil cases involving precedent-setting legal issues and tens of millions of dollars to providing counsel and advice on complex tax and business matters.

The firm also prides itself on its ongoing involvement in the community, supporting a wide array of nonprofit organizations through sponsorships, donations and service on boards.

ABOUT OLIVER MANER
With a history of 125 years of representing clients in Georgia, South Carolina and throughout the United States, Oliver Maner, LLP, is a full-service law firm capable of handling a broad range of civil litigation and business law expertise. With a team of 28 of the highest-rated trial and transactional lawyers across the state, Oliver Maner possesses the resources and abilities to tackle complex legal problems, including personal injury, estate law, medical and legal malpractice, product liability, civil rights litigation, real estate, transportation and logistics litigation and more. The law firm is proud to have long-standing relationships with its clients, including nonprofit organizations, government entities, business owners and entrepreneurs. Oliver Maner’s office is located at 218 W. State St., Savannah, GA 31401. For more information, call (912) 236-3311 or visit www.olivermaner.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@ceciliarussomarketing.com
912-856-9075