The law firm of Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson is proud and honored to announce that Philip Potter has been selected for the new class of lawyers who will be attending the 2020-2021 LEAD program hosted by the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA).
About Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
The GTLA was founded in 1956 on the belief that lawyers should be equipped with the best tools possible to uphold and strengthen Georgia’s Civil Justice System and to protect Georgians’ constitutional right to trial by jury.
About the Leadership Education & Advanced Direction Program
The Leadership Education & Advanced Direction Program (or “LEAD,” for short) offers 18 lawyers an incredible opportunity to work toward becoming the future leaders of GTLA by honing their talents and sharpening their skills.
Lawyers are chosen from a competitive pool of applicants with less than 10 years of experience and are 35 years of age or younger. The program begins in August and graduation commences at the GTLA Annual Convention & President’s Gala in the spring of the following year. During this time, these 18 lawyers will attend 6 vigorous sessions that will prepare them to become even better leaders in their communities.
LEAD Program Co-Chairs Dustin Davies and Michelle King stated that this year’s class is one of the most geographically diverse in the program’s history, “representing 12 different cities across Georgia and covering a wide range of practice areas. This group will certainly enhance GTLA through their program year and beyond.”
This is the program’s 8th year. Not only will Phillip Potter and the 17 other chosen lawyers be learning from some of the best, but they will also be learning from each other. Ideally, they will form lasting relationships that will continue to guide them during their careers.
Meet Philip Potter
Originally from Warner Robins, Georgia attorney Philip Potter attended and graduated from Valdosta State University, the University of Georgia and Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. He has also served on the Advocacy Counsel as Vice President, competed in Mock Trial and Moot Court and earned CALI Awards in Advanced Legal Writing and Research.
Potter was admitted to the state bar in 2011 and has since partnered with Westmoreland Law, representing clients with personal injuries, auto accidents, wrongful death as well as those suffering from medical malpractice and litigation and appeals.
“I’m very excited for this opportunity to continue expanding my legal knowledge through the LEAD program, and my greatest hope is that the skills I learn and relationships I get to form will allow me to better serve my fellow Georgians,” Potter said.
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