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Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. Later she joined Hollowell, Foster & Gepp as the partner in charge of the Commercial Real Estate Group until she was hired away by her client, the Atlanta BeltLine, as its general counsel. She counts Arrington and Linda Klein, the first female president of the State Bar of Georgia, among her role models.“Marvin Arrington is a committed community servant, dedicated to his neighborhood, his college, his community, and his church, all while being a successful lawyer. Linda Klein was such a trailblazer. She made diversity her platform as president of the bar. I am the fruit of that effort.” In all her endeavors, Perkins-Hooker seeks to mirror and honor those and other role models in her life. She has used her legal and business expertise as a volunteer leader for nonprofit organizations including Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, the Metropolitan Coalition of 100 Black Women of Atlanta, the Juvenile Justice Fund, Bedford Pine Child Development Center, and Jack and Jill of America. Through the legal system, Perkins-Hooker has witnessed some of society’s greatest ills. Determined to protect vulnerable members of the community, Perkins-Hooker established Angela’s House, a safe home for sexually exploited young women. In addition to operating the program for eight years, she advocated for a state law making pimping and pandering of a minor a felony. Although Angela’s House no longer operates, it inspired youthSpark, which continues the mission of protecting young women from sexual exploitation. At Emory Law, Perkins-Hooker was the president of the Joint Degree Association and was awarded the Wall Street Journal Award for Outstanding Student Achievement. She has served on the Dean’s Committee of Twenty and the Emory Public Interest Committee Award Selection Committee, and most recently received the 2013 Eléonore Raoul Greene Trailblazer Award given to an Emory Law alumna who has blazed a trail for others through her own professional and personal endeavors. She also has been an adjunct professor in the law and business schools and chaired the Business School Alumni Association. In 1996, the Georgia Supreme Court presented Perkins-Hooker with its prestigious Amicus Curiae award for outstanding volunteer service and professionalism in the practice of law. “I appreciate the opportunities I have been given to make a difference in the lives of other people. I hope it will matter to somebody,” she says.

Class notes A centennial celebration Randolph Thrower 34C 36L—retired senior partner at the Atlanta law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, and namesake of the Randolph W. Thrower Symposium, an endowed lecture series sponsored by the Thrower family and hosted by the Emory Law Journal and Emory Law—celebrated his 100th birthday in September. His career also included service in the Marines, commissioner of the IRS, chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section, chair of the Atlanta Ethics Committee, and a trustee of Emory University. He was president of Atlanta Legal Aid, chair of Georgia’s Committee on the Involvement of Women in the Profession, and president of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

50s 70s Harry Lamon Jr. 58L has received the Salvation Army’s Order of Distinguished Auxiliary Service honor. Army General George Carpenter established the order in 1941 to recognize distinguished service rendered by non-Salvationists who have helped to fulfill the mission of the Salvation Army. To date, fewer than 100 people have received this honor.

Darton State College in Albany, Georgia, presented its first Lifetime Service Award to Joseph B. Powell Jr. 58L, who has served on the college’s board of trustees since the 1960s.


The Nevada State Bar gave the Outstanding Achievement Award to Bill Turner 66C 69L for contributions to alternative dispute resolution. Turner also was selected for the seventh year by Super Lawyers and his peers as an outstanding mediator and arbitrator.

John Stephen “Steve” Jenkins Sr. 65OX 67C 70L was elected to a four-year term as judge of the State Court of Elbert County, Georgia. 1 Chambers USA has recognized Steven Dunlevie 73L in the 2013 Chambers USA report for distinguished work in banking and finance law. Dunlevie is chair of Womble Carlyle’s financial institutions team and practices in the firm’s Atlanta offices. 2 Frances “Kem” M. Toole 76L was appointed to a threeyear term on the Federal Court Practice Committee of the Florida Bar.


Cozen O’Connor Family Law Practices Group Co-Chair David L. Ladov 78L has joined the Family Law Department of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, one of the larger family law practices in Pennsylvania. Ladov serves as co-chair of the department. Kathy L. Portnoy 78L has joined Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy

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Emory Lawyer | Fall 2013  

News for and about Emory University School of Law alumni

Emory Lawyer | Fall 2013  

News for and about Emory University School of Law alumni