Sally Akins Sworn In

Sally Akins Sworn-in as 50th President; New Officers Installed

During the GDLA’s Golden Anniversary Annual Meeting at The Breakers in West Palm Beach, Sarah B. (Sally) Akins (left) a partner with Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams in Savanah was sworn in as the 50th President of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. Fulton State Court Judge Susan Edlein (right) conducted the swearing-in ceremony, which also installed the new officers: (left-right) President-Elect Hall F. McKinley III of Drew Eckl & Farnham in Atlanta; Treasurer David N. Nelson of Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs in Macon; and Secretary Jeffrey S. Ward of Drew Eckl & Farnham in Brunswick.