Port City Bar Association ort City Bar Association
Savannah, Georgia


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  • 01 Jun 2016 4:30 PM | Falen Cox


    Wednesday, June 01, 2016

    Attorneys Christopher K. Middleton and Denise M. Cooper were awarded the Robbie Robinson Award, and the John B. Miller Award, respectively, by the Young Lawyers Division of the Savannah Bar Association.

    The Robbie Robinson Award recognizes a member of the legal profession who has demonstrated dedication to the principles of service to individuals and of advancement of the legal, political, social and civil rights of the Savannah community. The John B. Miller Award recognizes a member of the Savannah Bar who is selflessly dedicated to making the Savannah area a better place to live through volunteer community service.

    Mr. Middleton is Deputy Chief Assistant of the Other Felony Division at the Eastern Judicial Public Defender’s Office. He is also treasurer of the Port City Bar Association-a bar association comprised mostly of minority attorneys who live and practice within the greater Savannah area-; recipient of the State Bar of Georgia’s Justice Benham Award for Community Service; member of the Chatham-Savannah Citizen’s Advocacy Association; and recipient of the 2015 Savannah Youth City Community Leader Award.

    Ms. Cooper is an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Savannah and President of the Port City Bar Association. Ms. Cooper has donated countless hours of service to the community. She is a member of the Gamma Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; Vice President of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys-Savannah Region; and has served on the board of Court-Appointed Special Advocates (C.A.S.A.), and Savannah Care Center, Inc.

    Savannah Herald


  • 03 Apr 2016 2:49 PM | Falen Cox


    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    The Port City Bar Association (PCBA) has partnered with Ben Payne and Savannah Classical Academy (SCA) to launch a new mentorship initiative called “Best Foot Forward” (B.F.F). The program is for 8th grade girls enrolled at Savannah Classical Academy (SCA). Falen Cox, a member of The Port City Bar Association, coordinated the initiative with the intent to create a positive environment where girls would have the opportunity to reflect, talk freely, and empower one another. Cox, along with several women lawyers, discuss issues facing young ladies while incorporating SCA core virtues of compassion, courage, diligence, integrity, perseverance, respect, responsibility, and temperance.

    “This program allows the girls to slow down for just a little bit to reflect about the things going on in their world. It also allows them the forum to see for themselves, by talking to us and talking to each other, how practicing SCAs virtues can help them to cope with the stresses that come with being a young girl in this day and age—a day and age where women still earn less than men for performing the same work,” says Falen Cox, program participant and PCBA secretary. Along with Ms. Cox, dynamic women lawyers Kimberley Price, Felicia Spears, Denise Cooper, Letta Snead, and Latana Anthony work closely with young students to ensure they put their “Best Foot Forward.”

    The Port City Bar Association is comprised primarily of minority attorneys who live and practice in the greater Savannah Area. Savannah Classical Academy is a charter school, founded in 2013, that provides its students with a classical, and academically rigorous education. For more information about the Port City Bar Association or B.F.F. visit portcitybar.org or e-mail pcbasav@gmail.com; for more information about Savannah Classical Academy visit www.savannahclassicalacademy.org

    Savannah Herald



  • 03 Apr 2016 2:47 PM | Falen Cox




    Thirty-nine local attorneys were honored this afternoon for providing free legal services in our area.

    The attorneys volunteered as part of the Georgia Legal Services Program. Combined, the attorneys took on 191 cases in our area in 2015.

    The mission of the Georgia Legal Services Program is to provide free legal services for cases like wrongful evictions, temporary protective services and help putting together a will.

    "Those issues are things that people aren't necessarily entitled constitutionally to an attorney for. These are the people who make it happen. Georgia Legal Services is actually unique in our 11 county area. We are the only free civil legal services agency that can help low income families,” said Regional Operations Manager Heidi Behnke.

    Angelyn Tinsman was honored with the Pro Bono Champion award for taking on the most pro bono cases in 2015. Jerold Murray was awarded the Pro Bono Advocate award.

    Copyright 2016 WTOC. All rights reserved.

  • 03 Nov 2015 12:04 PM | Christopher Middleton

    Chadrick Mance of the Mance Law Group was recently elected as the 2015-2016 PCBA President. Aside from his new role as PCBA President, Mance is also a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association's Leadership Education and Advanced Development Program. For more information regarding Mr. Mance, please click on the link below. http://www.savannahtribune.com/news/2015-10-28/Social_(and)_Community_News/Mance_Elected_Port_City_Bar_Association_President.html

  • 24 Aug 2015 4:06 PM | Christopher Middleton

    Savannah attorney, Civil Rights Pioneer, Leader, Visionary. The Legacy of Sage Brown will be forever remembered. Please see news link below.


  • 14 Jan 2015 1:06 PM | Christopher Middleton

     Attorney Christopher K. Middleton, Savannah State University class of 2002, Vermont Law School class of 2007, and current Other Felony Division (OFD) Chief at the Eastern Judicial Circuit’s Public Defender’s office, was awarded the State Bar of Georgia’s 16th Annual Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service.

    For further information please view the attached link below.


  • 03 Nov 2014 5:11 PM | Christopher Middleton

    Congrats to Lester Johnson on his recent appointment to the Judicial Qualifications Commission. The State Bar of Georgia's Board of Governors made the selection on Saturday. To read more about this local leader, please read the attached news link.


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