ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr announced that law firms and legal organizations across Georgia raised a record breaking 1.34 million pounds of food during the 6th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.
“More than 60 percent of kids in Georgia are eligible for free or reduced meals during the school year,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “During the summer, these children and families count on their regional food banks as a source of food. The Georgia Legal Food Frenzy is designed to ensure the food banks are sufficiently stocked to meet this increased demand. We are extremely proud to work alongside our partners at the Georgia Food Bank Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia on this campaign, and I want to thank the Georgia legal community for demonstrating, once again, their passion and dedication in this most worthy effort.”
A total of 215 law firms and legal organizations, representing more than 14,000 members, competed for the grand prize Attorney General’s Cup.
“Thank you again to the legal community and our leadership for championing the fight against hunger,” said Executive Director of the Georgia Food Bank Association Danah Craft. “This year’s efforts were truly outstanding. We are honored to be working with you and know that, together, we can become a hunger-free Georgia.”
“We are extremely proud of our members and the work of our Young Lawyers Division,” said State Bar of Georgia President Patrick T. O’Connor. “The Georgia Legal Food Frenzy gives us a chance to give back to our communities and help some of the most vulnerable in our state. The money we’ve raised ensures that children will be fed throughout the summer. It doesn’t get much more important than that.”
Since its inception in 2012, the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy has raised the equivalent of 6.34 million pounds of food.
Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele LLP won the Large Firm Pounds Per Person category once again in the Legal Food Frenzy competition with 324 pounds per employee, the most computed pounds (includes bonuses) per employee of any large firm.
In total, MIJS raised $8,101 and 54 pounds for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The Georgia Food Bank Association was able to raise a record breaking 1.34 million pounds statewide! This is an incredible accomplishment that will have a real impact on the children and hardworking families served by the food banks every single day.
Attorney General Carr will be recognizing MIJS and the rest of the winners at the Annual Bar Meeting on Jekyll Island during the plenary session on Friday, June 9th from 9 – 12 AM.
June 2019 – Anna Diaz-Caballero joined Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, LLP in 2019 and is an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Litigation and Employment Departments. Her primary areas of practice are in employment law, HR consulting, and insurance defense.
February 2019 – Perry Greer joined Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele in 2019 as an associate in the firm’s Lexington, Kentucky office. Practicing primarily in Workers’ Compensation Defense and Insurance Defense, Perry is a member of the firm’s Civil Litigation department.
January 2019 – Mason Proffitt joined Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele in 2018 as an associate in the firm’s Lexington, Kentucky office. Practicing primarily in Workers’ Compensation Defense, Mason is a member of the firm’s Civil Litigation department. Learn more about Mason at https://www.mijs.com/attorneys/mhproffitt/
November 2017 – Max Perwich joined Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele in 2017 as a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department. His focus is primarily on the areas of Commercial Litigation, Business Litigation, and Insurance Liability Defense.
May 2017 – Sharee Tumbling practices primarily in the area of workers’ compensation defense. Sharee is a native Atlantan, she received her Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy from Georgia State University in 2006. She later received her Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia in 2013.
Learn more about Sharee at https://www.mijs.com/attorneys/sltumbling/
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At MIJS, we strive to make certain that insured employers understand our mutual goals in defending workers’ compensation claims, so that the employers can participate in the defense by gathering documents, locating witnesses, and developing light duty jobs so as to minimize exposure for workers’ compensation claims. In addition, we are able to advise employers regarding risk management, workers’ compliance and coverage issues.
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