Bryan M. Cavan of Newnan Installed as State Bar of Georgia President

Thu, 07/02/2009 - 2:57pm
By: The Citizen

Bryan M. Cavan

Bryan M. Cavan of Newnan was sworn in as president of the 40,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 20 during the organization’s annual meeting at Amelia Island, Fla. Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears of the Supreme Court of Georgia administered the oath of office.

Cavan, a member of the firm Miller & Martin, PLLC, in Atlanta, received his bachelor’s degree from Belmont Abbey College in 1964 and his law degree from Emory University School of Law in 1967. He was admitted to practice law in Georgia in 1967.

With more than 40 years of litigation and courtroom experience, he concentrates his practice in business litigation with an emphasis in construction and surety law and employment law. He has written and lectured extensively and has served as an instructor for the Trial Techniques Program at Emory University School of Law.

Cavan moves into his new role with the State Bar having served on the Board of Governors since 1995, the Executive Committee since 1999 and, most recently, in the offices of secretary and president-elect.  He has also served on numerous professional and civic committees, and is a co-founder and president of the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, an organization created to assist low-income persons in need of legal help. He is a past president of the DeKalb Bar Association.

Atlanta magazine named Cavan as one of the Georgia Super Lawyers for 2004-06 and 2009. He was named to the 2009 edition of Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2008 edition.

Cavan and his wife Cheryl met and married in 1967 as she was finishing her studies at Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. They have two sons, a daughter and six grandsons.

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