July 1, 2013
Contact: Sarah I. Coole or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilton Head Island, S.C. – Robert J. “Bob” Kauffman of Hartley, Rowe & Fowler in Douglasville was installed as treasurer of the 45,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 22 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.
Kauffman, who served as secretary of the State Bar for the past year, previously served as the elected representative of the Douglas Judicial Circuit on the State Bar Board of Governors and has served as a member of the Bar’s Executive Committee, chair of the Bar’s Cornerstones of Freedom/Communications Committee, and as a member of the Advisory Committee on Legislation. He is also a Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia and a past president of the Douglas County Bar Association.
His law practice is concentrated in the areas of commercial real estate transactions, real estate finance and estate planning. Kauffman is a graduate of Western Illinois University and the Walter F. George Law School at Mercer University. He was admitted to the Bar in 1988.
The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by Georgia’s Supreme Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884. All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the State Bar. Its more than 45,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.