Linley Jones/ Linley Jones, P.C.
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, President Linley Jones has an AV rating, the highest professional rating available from the Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Directory. Linley Jones, P.C. handles serious personal injury and wrongful death cases that involve brain and spinal cord injuries. Linley Jones has over 20 years of experience representing clients in hundreds of serious personal injury cases around the United States in both state and federal court. She was the first woman in the United States to be board-certified in legal malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, the ABA’s certifying body. Linley was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1992 after graduating from Georgia State University Law School where she was Political Editor of the Georgia State University Law Review. In addition to practicing with Linley Jones, P.C., Ms. Jones has served as a legal analyst at CNN Headline News. She is the President of the GTLA and is a member of the Atlanta Trial Lawyers Society, Atlanta Bar Association, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and the American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America). Check out her cover for Attorney At Law Magazines “Attorney of the Month”!
Darren Penn/Harris Penn Lowry, LLP
As a partner at Harris Penn Lowry, LLP, Darren Penn has one goal in mind: to make a difference in the lives of his clients. Over the years, he has attained hundreds of favorable verdicts, influenced critical changes in safety regulations and legislation as well as manufacturing and big business practices in this country, which have positively impacted the lives of countless consumers and business owners. His boutique firm has gained attention from the press, including the AJC! After receiving both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia, Darren began his career in 1994 with the litigation department at State Farm Insurance Companies. Often acting as lead counsel, he gained experience with cases involving automobile wrecks, premises liability, coverage disputes, as well as fire, theft, and homeowner’s claims.
Darren currently serves as Chair of the General Practice and Trial Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He is on the Executive Committee of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association serving as President-Elect and is the Co-Chair of the GTLA Legislative Committee. Darren also served on the GTLA Amicus Committee for several years and in 2008-2009, he was the Chair of the Civil Justice Political Action Committee (PAC) of Georgia.
His memberships include: the State Bar of Georgia, the General Practice and Trial Section of the Georgia Bar, the Atlanta Bar Association, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, AIEG, and Gridiron.
Chris Kelleher/Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Chris Kelleher joined the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association as the Communications Director in December of 2012. Previously, he served as the Director of Communications at the Georgia Republican Party, where he oversaw the Party’s highly-successful media relations and grassroots outreach initiatives during the 2011-2012 Election Cycle. Under his guidance, the organization’s social footprint grew by nearly 200 percent and earned media placement reached an all-time high. Chris was also the Georgia Media Liaison to the Republican National Committee and Governor Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Chris has served as a campaign spokesman for candidates at the local, statewide and federal levels. In addition, he is an Alumnus of the Republican National Committee’s Eisenhower Internship Program in Washington, D.C. and also served as a Legislative Intern to Senator Johnny Isakson. He was born and raised in Roswell, GA and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgia Southern University.
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