Community Involvement Archive

  • Aug 08 2017

    In an article published by Atlanta Citybizlist and Atlanta Patch on August 8, 2017, Eric S. Fisher was recognized for his election to the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Board of Directors. Prior to being named a board member, Mr. Fisher served as president of the Georgia Appleseed Young Professional Council (YPC) and was a member of the council’s Public School Discipline Hearing Representation Committee.

  • Jan 30 2017

    Taylor English is pleased to announce that Jeffrey J. Nix has received an award from the Legal Services Corporation for his commitment to pro bono legal services in Georgia. On January 26, 2017, Mr. Nix and three other Georgia attorneys were presented awards at the Pro Bono Awards Reception. Mr. Nix was nominated by the Atlanta Legal Aid Society where he has volunteered for more than 10 years providing advice, support and legal assistance in drafting estate documents ...

  • Nov 15 2016

    In an article published by StyleBlueprint on November 13, 2016, Michele L. Stumpe was profiled for being one of the most influential women in the Atlanta community. Ms. Stumpe is one of the top hospitality and retail industry lawyers in Atlanta with her personal passion focused on philanthropy.

  • Oct 11 2016

    Deitra Crawley attended a local fundraising event on October 8, 2016, for which former President Clinton was the guest of honor. In addition to having the opportunity to speak with the former president about work she performed during his administration, including the Brownfields Revitalization Initiative, President Clinton personally thanked Ms. Crawley for her hard work and acknowledged her during his speech.

  • Aug 08 2016

    In an article published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on August 7, 2016, Michele L. Stumpe and her work with the Children of Conservation in Africa was featured. Ms. Stumpe shared her story on how she began changing the lives of children and wildlife in Africa, and the article details her inspiration for all that she has accomplished including her love for animals and her first trip to Africa.

  • May 11 2016

    On May 7, 2016, Matthew Robert Rosenkoff was sworn in for the fifth consecutive year as a director of the North Fulton Bar Association (NFBA). The board of directors of the NFBA provides strong leadership to its members and operates as a direct liaison to the community. As a director, Mr. Rosenkoff will be tasked with connecting members with the community, providing referral sources to those seeking information pertaining to legal needs, maintaining the ...

  • Deitra Crawley Organized and Served as Team Lead of Premier Atlanta-Cuba Opportunity Forum
    May 01 2016
  • Nov 06 2015

    On November 5, 2015, Taylor English was featured in an article about the firm’s involvement with the Atlanta Humane Society, particularly with the “Walk for the Animals.” Taylor English intellectual property and litigation attorney Amanda Groover Hyland is a member of the 1873 Society, the Atlanta Humane Society’s Junior Board. Read the full article on the Daily Report website.

  • Oct 21 2015

    On October 19, 2015, the Daily Report published an article about those honored at the Atlanta Bar Association’s Celebrating Service Luncheon during which Taylor English was awarded the S. Philip Heiner Award by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. The firm received the award, named for a tireless defender of volunteer legal service to the poor, for overall service and sponsorship of an awareness-raising film series. The annual event recognizes legal ...

  • Sep 25 2015

    On September 25, 2015, the Daily Report published an article about the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s annual “AVLF at the Movies” event, sponsored by Taylor English. This year’s movie was the HBO documentary, "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert," which chronicles the life of a “working poor” mother of three. The article notes that most of AVLF’s clients are similarly working poor. AVLF, which is the largest ...

  • Sep 22 2015

    On September 20, 2015, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured an article about Taylor English’s and the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s screening of the documentary “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert.” The article notes that the firm and the foundation’s second annual collaboration hosting a film is “intended to spark a dialogue about the daily challenges faced by millions of working poor.” Ms ...

  • Sep 21 2015

    On September 21, 2015, at 6:30 PM the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and Taylor English will host a dialogue about poverty in America, poverty in Atlanta, and the barriers it creates for too many of our neighbors via a one-time screening of the HBO documentary film Paycheck to Paycheck: the Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert.

    This second installment in "AVLF at the Movies" film series offers a deeply personal, unvarnished and moving story of Katrina Gilbert, a ...

  • Nov 20 2014

    On November 4, 2014, Simply Buckhead Radio Show, in partnership with Simply Buckhead magazine, invited Michele Stumpe to speak on its inaugural radio show. As the magazine’s cover story in its recently released November/December issue, Ms. Stumpe provided her unique insight into philanthropy and charity works in Atlanta. In the segment, she provides information about her non-profit, Children of Conservation and their expansion plans into Sierra ...

  • Oct 20 2014

    Taylor English is pleased to announce that Mitzi L. Hill has been selected as a new member of ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation, Atlanta Chapter. Ms. Hill joins nine new members in 2014 to champion for the advancement of science and technology in the U.S. by providing financial awards to academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research. ARCS Foundation Atlanta Chapter ...

  • Sep 02 2014

    In the September/October 2014 issue of Cobb In FocusMichele Stumpe is profiled for her charitable endeavors outside of the office. The article focuses on her work with Children of Conservation, a nonprofit dedicated to the conservation and protection of endangered species in third-world countries through education, habitat preservation and wildlife sanctuary support. Ms. Stumpe began volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary in Limbe, Cameroon before ...

  • May 13 2014

    On May 10, 2014, Matthew Rosenkoff was sworn in for the third consecutive year as a director of the North Fulton Bar Association (NFBA). The board of directors of the NFBA provides strong leadership to its members and operates as a direct liaison to the community. As a director, Rosenkoff will be tasked with connecting members with the community, providing referral sources to those seeking information pertaining to legal needs, maintaining the redevelopment of the ...

  • Apr 10 2014

    Taylor English is pleased to announce that Mitzi L. Hill has been selected to the Board of Directors of HOPE Atlanta, a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of homelessness in Metropolitan Atlanta. Ms. Hill will serve a three-year term and will provide guidance on HOPE Atlanta’s programs, including the oversight of finances, governance, fundraising, and marketing and communications. HOPE Atlanta, the programs of Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta, is ...

  • Jan 24 2014

    Taylor English Duma attorney and author of Karate-do Foundations, Mark R. Moeller Sensei, invites residents of Sandy Springs to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Atlanta’s Traditional Okinawan Karate-do Dojo School at Hammond Park (www.atlantakarateschool.com). The two-day celebration will occur on Feb. 2-3, 2013, and will include special seminars by Mr. Moeller’s teacher, Jay Sandweiss Shinan, a sixth-degree black belt in Shudokan Karate-do and ...

  • Jan 21 2014

    For the Daily Report’s ongoing “Why I…” column, Melissa (Missi) McMorries was interviewed for her collection of contemporary art. In the article, McMorries traces her passion for contemporary art back to a visit to New York’s Museum of Modern Art to see a Jackson Pollack exhibit. It was here that she realized the pieces struck a chord with her emotions and subconscious. Since 1973, she has primarily focused her collection on Georgia contemporary art and ...

  • Jan 03 2014

    For the Daily Report’s ongoing “Why I…” column, Henry M. Quillian III was interviewed for his involvement with the Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, the oldest historically African-American Presbyterian seminary. Quillian joined in 2011 after striking up a friendship with its president and dean, Paul Roberts. The seminary provides rigorous Presbyterian USA theological education to a traditionally African-American audience. However ...

  • Dec 08 2013

    For the Daily Report’s weekly “In Recess” column that explores unique hobbies of local attorneys, Joseph English was profiled for his collection of baseball cards in the article, “Cardboard Memories,” that was published on November 1. Mr. English explains that his passion for collecting cards stems from his years as a young boy, collecting multiple cards of players he liked, trading the cards he didn’t like and always trying to find the last card ...

  • Dec 06 2013

    The Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers, which is part of the Atlanta Bar Association, raised $22,788 for local pro bono organizations in its 2013 associates campaign. More than 140 associates and their firms contributed this year, led by Taylor English, as well as Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore and Alston & Bird. Eight law firms provided matching funds for all or part of associates' contributions. Associates from 31 firms volunteered to exhort their colleagues to ...

  • Nov 08 2013

    For the Daily Report’s weekly “In Recess” column that explores unique hobbies of local attorneys, Vivian Hoard was profiled for her involvement in athletic charity events  and with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Last June, the LLS honored Hoard with a Triple Crown title for having participated in three different sports – biking, hiking, and running – to raise money for the organization. Hoard’s mother was a lung cancer survivor twice which ...

  • Oct 17 2013

    In the Daily Report’s new “Why I…” column, Joe English was profiled for his volunteer work with The Manna Fund. He credits Genie Burnett, Manna Fund’s executive director, for getting him involved with the organization’s board of directors. The Manna Fund exists to provide treatment access and hope to individuals battling eating disorders. As the only attorney on the board, English provides pro bono legal assistance to the Fund as needed. In ...

  • Aug 23 2013

    On August 8, 2013, House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) announced the appointment of Kent Webb to the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) Board of Directors. About the Georgia Technology Authority GTA is guided by a 12-member Board of Directors, including seven members appointed by the Governor, two appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, two appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and one non-voting member appointed by the Chief Justice of ...

  • Jul 09 2013

    The Atlanta Business League (ABL) has selected Michael Johnson as a 2013 ABL Man of Influence, an annual list that recognizes business owners, professionals, community and civic leaders in Atlanta who have reached senior-level positions within their profession; are leading entrepreneurs in their industry; have proven history-making feats; or have attained the ability to influence large public bodies politically and in government. The ABL strives to provide an ...

  • Apr 19 2013

    On April 10, 2013, attorney Michele Stumpe and her husband, Kerry Stumpe, were profiled in the Northside Neighbor for their work with their nonprofit, Children of Conservation. Founded in 2009, the Buckhead-based organization is dedicated to the preservation and protection of endangered animals in Third World countries through education, habitat protection and wildlife support. The main goal is to provide educational scholarships to children of wildlife ...

  • Apr 15 2013

    On April 11, 2013, The Atlanta Jewish Times got to know The Atlanta Young Jewish Attorneys Network (AYJAN) and its founders in their article, “Getting to Know AYJAN.”  AYJAN founders, Jody Brown, Raanon Gal, Eric Fisher and Jeffrey Fisher, discussed the need in Atlanta for an organization where young Jewish attorneys could network and get to know each other outside of the office and courts. Taylor English attorney Eric Fisher admits that once he came to know his ...

  • Apr 15 2013

    On April 11, 2013, The Atlanta Jewish Times got to know The Atlanta Young Jewish Attorneys Network (AYJAN) and its founders in their article, “Getting to Know AYJAN.”  AYJAN founders, Jody Brown, Raanon Gal, Eric Fisher and Jeffrey Fisher, discussed the need in Atlanta for an organization where young Jewish attorneys could network and get to know each other outside of the office and courts. Taylor English attorney Eric Fisher admits that once he came to ...

  • Apr 12 2013

    Atlanta Young Jewish Attorneys Network (AYJAN) welcomes young Jewish attorneys and accountants to attend the group’s May meeting at Hudson Grille Brookhaven on Thursday, May 9 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. The meeting will include an open bar and food courtesy of lead sponsor Taylor English and supporting sponsor Bernstein Brokers. Membership criteria for AYJAN require that attorneys are a member of the Bar, Jewish and under the age of 40 as of Jan. 1, 2013. All ...

  • Mar 27 2013

    On Saturday, March 9, members of the North Fulton Bar Association participated in a Day of Service at the North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC). Among the participants was Taylor English attorney and director on the Association’s board, Matthew Rosenkoff. The group spent several hours sorting toys and clothes, organizing shelves, and cleaning the thrift shop and back room areas. In addition to loading and unloading furniture, the Bar donated approximately 75 ...

  • Mar 27 2013

    On Saturday, March 9, members of the North Fulton Bar Association participated in a Day of Service at the North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC). Among the participants was Taylor English attorney and director on the Association’s board, Matthew Rosenkoff. The group spent several hours sorting toys and clothes, organizing shelves, and cleaning the thrift shop and back room areas. In addition to loading and unloading furniture, the Bar donated ...

  • Feb 25 2013

    Taylor English Duma attorney Mark R. Moeller was profiled for his involvement in, and the celebration of, The Atlanta Traditional Okinawan Karate-do dojo’s 25th anniversary in the Feb. 20, 2013 issue of the Northside Neighbor. Moeller, a sixth-degree black belt and instructor at the dojo, discusses the dojo’s opening in 1987 with a small following of two students. Today, the dojo now has 40 students in its children’s classes and more than 30 in its adult ...

  • Jul 17 2012

    The Daily Report profile and Q&A shares the fascinating history of litigator Michele L. Stumpe's inspirational, first trip to Africa; the founding of her Children of Conservation nonprofit; and, her recent trip to the continent. To date, Ms. Stumpe's program supports 66 African children in educational scholarship programs, in addition to pro bono legal services and supplies donated to African animal sanctuaries over the years. More information about the ...

  • Jun 04 2012

    The Atlanta INtown article discusses a recent trip to Africa benefiting Children of Conservation, a non-profit founded by litigator Michele L. Stumpe. The organization benefits children and helps wildlife. You may read more about Children of Conservation online. You may read this article online.

  • Marc Taylor was quoted in this article that discussed Atlanta Bar Foundation LawJam 2012, a fundraising effort which brings attorney musicians together to raise money for Atlanta youth programs and free legal services for low-income citizens. "You'll see terrific music produced by bands that play in all different types of venues," said Taylor. "It's for a great cause. It's going to be a great night."

  • May 18 2012

    ATLANTA, May 18, 2012 – Taylor English Duma LLP proudly announces that the firm is the “Hall of Fame Lead Sponsor” for the Atlanta Bar Foundation’s Third Annual LawJam 2012, Battle of the Atlanta Lawyers’ Bands. LawJam 2012 is returning to the Variety Playhouse on Saturday, June 9, and will raise funds through sponsorships, hosts and ticket sales, together with additional donations at the event to support Atlanta youth programs and free legal services ...

  • Jun 23 2009

    Taylor English Duma LLP is proud to sponsor educational scholarships for children in Cameroon, Africa. Litigator Michele Stumpe recently established scholarships for 18 children of the workers at the Limbe Wildlife Centre, a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation project situated in the South West Region of Cameroon. "I first traveled to Africa ten years ago to reconnect with my lifelong passion for great apes,” Stumpe says. “When I volunteered at the Limbe ...

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