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Cicely Barber


Cicely Barber

Executive Director, Lawrence & Bundy LLC

Cicely Barber is a collaborative and strategic leader with over a decade of legal operations experience. Cicely is the Executive Director for Lawrence & Bundy, a boutique commercial litigation firm with offices in Atlanta, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. As Executive Director, Cicely applies her organizational management and strategic planning experience to direct the executive and financial functions of the firm. Before joining Lawrence & Bundy, Cicely served as the Court Administrator /Chief Clerk for the largest trial court in Georgia and led a team of over 120 employees, with nine direct reports, and balanced and administered a budget of over $14 million. Cicely began her legal career as the staff attorney to the former Chief Judge of the State Court of Fulton County.

As a former educator with Atlanta Public Schools, Cicely has continued her commitment to education as a paralegal instructor at Emory University since the program’s inception in 2005.

Cicely is a cum laude graduate of Western Michigan Cooley Law School and Spelman College. She also received an American Bar Association-approved Paralegal Certificate from the National Center for Paralegal Training. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, and Advisory Board Member for the Paralegal Program at Atlanta Technical College.





Matthew Cornick


  • BA cum laude, State University of NY at Buffalo
  • JD Emory University school of Law

Mr. Cornick maintained an active law practice with an emphasis on tort litigation, bankruptcy, and family law. He has been teaching Civil Litigation, Legal Research, Family Law and Introduction to Law and Ethics to paralegal students for over thirty years. He frequently speaks to paralegal associations and law firms on the topic of technology in the law office. Mr. Cornick has served on the Approval Commission to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals. He is the author of A Practical Guide to Family Law, West Publishing, 1995 and Using Computers in the Law Office, 8th ed., Cengage, 2018.





Steven Dubner


  • BA John Hopkins University
  • JD Columbia Univeristy School of Law

Steve received his BA from The Johns Hopkins University in 1978 and his JD from Columbia University School of Law in 1979. He began his practice with a Wall Street firm then relocated to Atlanta and joined one of the ten largest firms in the city. In 1984 he left that firm to establish his own firm, Higgins & Dubner. He currently practices in the areas of corporate and business law, entertainment, estate planning and probate, civil litigation and other civil matters. He was an instructor with the Small Business Development Center of Georgia State University for over 15 years. He also taught business law in the MBA program at Georgia State University and taught at Kennesaw State University and Herzing University. He has been an Instructor in the Emory Paralegal Program since its inception. He is married and has three children, two cats and one dog.





Ural Glanville


  • JD UGA School of Law
  • MSS US Army War College
  • BA The University of Georgia
  • AA Brevard College

Judge Ural D. Glanville is a 1987 graduate of the UGA School of Law. After completing his JD, he served on active military duty for several years, returning to Atlanta in 1993. He served as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and civil litigator prior to beginning his judicial service, in 1996, as a Magistrate Judge in Fulton County State Court. In 2004, after eight years behind the magistrate bench, Judge Glanville was elected to serve as a Superior Court Judge in Fulton County. In his seventeen years on the Superior Court bench, Judge Glanville has presided over a wide array of matters ranging from felony offenses, domestic relations to negligence claims to bond validations.

All the while, Judge Glanville pursued a military career with the Army Reserves that began during his undergraduate years at UGA. In 2019 Judge Glanville retired from the military with 35 years of service as a Brigadier General. Married for over 30 years to Lisa B. Glanville, the couple has two adult children.





Stephanie Howells


  • JD Loyola University School of Law
  • BS Nursing, Louisiana State University Medical Center
  • RN

Judge Howells has served as an Administrative Law Judge with the Office of State Administrative Hearings since 2006. As an Administrative Law Judge, she presides over a wide array of matters including driver's license suspensions, public benefit claims and fraud, child support enforcement, professional license applications and sanctions, day care facility sanctions, and environmental permitting, to name a few. Prior to her appointment, Judge Howells practiced law in the areas of products liability, toxic torts, and general litigation, with Jones Day's Atlanta office. Before moving to Georgia, Judge Howells was a litigation associate with the New Orleans law firm of Montgomery Barnett.

Judge Howells graduated from Loyola University School of Law, where she was a member of the Loyola Law Review and Moot Court staff. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Louisiana State University Medical Center. Prior to attending law school, she practiced as a registered nurse, specializing in cardiac care.





Harvey Hutchinson

  

  • JD Estate Planning & Business Planning
  • LLM Taxation

Harvey Hutchinson has served as a wealth strategist and client adviser to high-net-worth clients in large financial institutions and multi-family offices. Prior to serving as a wealth strategist, Harvey practiced law with an emphasis in estate planning, estate and trust administration, business planning, tax planning, and retirement planning.

Harvey's extensive formal education consists of three business degrees and two law degrees. Furthermore, Harvey holds the following certifications: Certified Financial Planner, Accredited Estate Planner, Certified Employee Benefit Specialist, and Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor. Harvey has held adjunct faculty positions with other universities and has presented several seminars to attorneys, CPAs and financial advisers. Harvey is admitted to practice law in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and New York.





Leonard Medley


  • JD Capital University Law School
  • BA The Air Force Academy, JD Capital University Law School

Leonard received a BA from The Air Force Academy in 1994 and later received a JD from Capital University Law School in 2000. In 2002, Leonard co-founded the law firm of Medley & Kosakoski, LLC. The firm's primary practice areas include real estate, bankruptcy, criminal, civil, corporate, and family law. Leonard is actively involved in the firm's real estate transaction process, bankruptcy practice and DUI practice. Leonard estimates that he has acted as the closing of attorney of record for more than 2,500 real estate transactions and close to 500 bankruptcies in Georgia. In 2012 Leonard formed the company Medley & Associates, LLC with the primary focus being personal and corporate bankruptcies. Additionally, Leonard is an expert on Chapters 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies. The firm currently has over 50 active cases and over the past 10 years has helped clients relieve themselves of debt worth over 65 Million dollars and restructure over $20 Million dollars worth of debt.

Additionally, Leonard is approved as an Instructor by the Georgia Real Estate Commission. He has created a large number Georgia Real Estate Commission approved continuing education courses designed to help licensed real estate professionals improve their level of professionalism and keep pace with the ever-changing real estate business. He regularly teaches these classes and related seminars across the Metro Atlanta area for the Medley & Kosakoski, LLC Real Estate School. Mr. Medley is actively involved with his bike club One For the Road and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.





Dorian Murry


  • JD University of GA School of Law
  • Georgia Super Lawyers magazine
  • Biltmore's Who's Who
  • Memberships include:
    • State Bar of Georgia
    • Georgia Association of Personal Injury Attorneys
    • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • National Criminal Defense College alumnus
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Dekalb Lawyers Association
    • Gate City Bar Association

Dorian Murry is the managing partner of The Murry Law Group. He specializes in civil litigation and criminal defense.  He has represented juveniles, senior citizens, apartment complexes, civil rights leaders, bars, Grammy award winning artists, hotels, TV stars, international dignitaries, and professional athletes. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. Previously, he was a staff attorney at the Public Defender Office in Athens, Georgia, associate at the Georgia Justice Project, and partner with Johnson & Freeman, LLC. He is a former magistrate judge. He has been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine and has been accepted into the Biltmore's Who's Who. His passion is high school mock trial and he has served as an attorney coach since 1998.

His memberships include: State Bar of Georgia; Georgia Association of Personal Injury Attorneys; Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Criminal Defense College alumnus; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Dekalb Lawyers Association; and the Gate City Bar Association.





Ann Pearson


Ann Pearson is the Founder of PRM Education Group and the Director of Training for its Paralegal Boot Camp division where she develops skills-based training programs exclusively for paralegals and legal assistants. Prior to founding the company in 2010, Ms. Pearson had over 17 years in the legal industry, first as a litigation paralegal and later as a paralegal manager at McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP in Atlanta. In addition to her live workshops, she also designs online training programs and provides custom in-house training for law firms and organizations. Ann is a strong advocate for the paralegal profession and is a frequent speaker at national and regional paralegal conferences. Ann is passionate about helping new paralegals get started in a rewarding career.





Erika Santiago


Erika Santiago has experienced the extraordinary evolution of technology and litigation discovery since 1995. While assisting litigation teams in the development of defensible discovery management strategies, she has worked with law firms and corporate legal departments in the design and implementation of their litigation support departments. Erika has worked with Holland & Knight LLP and King & Spalding LLP in various litigation technology roles from project management to trial support.

Today, Erika is primarily focused on teaching litigation support (E-Discovery) project management best practices backed by years of experience and knowledge of understanding project needs, setting & managing expectations, and utilizing available resources. Her previous teaching & training experience includes Miami-Dade Community College, Georgia Perimeter College and DTI LitWorks training program. Through her consulting practice, she trains legal professionals to train themselves through individual custom learning programs, coaching and developing custom training programs for corporate clients. Her approach is strictly vendor, service provider, software, and technology neutral. "The tools are not as important as the process." She encourages and mentors others in our industry to continuously seek more knowledge in best practices towards a defensible process.

Erika has administrator and end-user product expertise in a wide range of litigation support applications and technology. Erika is a frequent speaker at industry educational conferences and events. She and her husband, Broderick, enjoy spending time with their four children.